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YEAR END EVENTS SEPTEMBER 1907
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| September 2 1907 || CHILD DROWNS IN WELL || Wednesday last, a two year and a half old boy, named Michael, was drowned in a well at Belleoram. The well is situated near the lad’s home and while looking down it, he overbalanced himself and fell in. The splash was heard by the boy’s mother, but she was unable to rescue him. Some residents were soon on the scene, and after a short while, the body of the unfortunate child was brought to the surface. The parents of the little one are heartbroken over the sad affair. |
| September 2 1907 || PROSPERO IN PORT || S.S. Prospero, Capt. Fitzgerald, arrived from the Westward on Saturday, after a very enjoyable passage. Leaving here on the 21st., dense fog was encountered, which continued until after leaving Placentia, the next day. At that port the ship was joined by His Grace Archbishop Howley and suite. Fine weather was met all the way up the Shore. On Sunday morning, Mass was celebrated in the saloon by Revs. Mons. Reardon, Frs. St. John and Walsh, and a most impressive sermon delivered by His Grace. In the forenoon, His Grace, on behalf of the passengers, presented an address to Capt. Fitzpatrick, he making a suitable reply. At St. George’s, the steamer was met by Bishop McNeil in his gasoline launch, and the Archbishop and party left with him. Bonne Bay was reached at 8 p.m. Monday, and left again Tuesday morning. A very enjoyable concert was held on board on Tuesday night last. The Prospero brought about 750 packages of freight and the following passengers in saloon: Bros J Ennis, T. O’Regan, Walsh, two Nuns; Messrs C. O’N. Conroy, Ryall, McArdle, J Thompson, W. Power, R. McDonald. W Comerford, T. Summers, T. Halley, G. Edens, P. Williams, A Greaves, W. Warren, P.T. McEvoy, W. Boyer, W. Cummingham, D. Burke, St. Hill Cook, and 31 in steerage. |
| September 2 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: M. Erdwan, D.O. Roblin, Mrs. J Bennett, Miss A. Noel, Miss E.G. Sterling, Miss K Badcock, Mrs. W. Eugh, A.N. Book, G.B. Charleboys, E.W. Dawson, J.W.N. Johnstone, A.J. and Mrs. Robertson and child, C.F. Pooley, C.B. and Mrs. Hughes, J.E. Paterson, D. Sutherland, J.H. Mailenoix, A.W. Philips. The express is due at noon. |
| September 2 1907 || LOOTING CASES TRIED TODAY || The cases against the eight men who were charged with looting from the wrecked Micmac will come up before Judge Conroy this morning, on board the Cruiser Fiona. By last evening’s train, several lawyers left town, and will be engaged at the trials. Mr. W.R. Warren acts for the Underwriters, Mr. J. Blackwood will be prosecuting attorney, and Mr. P Summers will defend the men. |
| September 2 1907 || BOYS ADRIFT || Just before dark last evening, it was reported that two boys in a boat were drifting from the Narrows. Two Southside fishermen immediately put off, and rescued them about half a mile from the head. The practice of going outside in open boats, by boys of tender years, should be stopped. Last night, had there been any wind, the chances of the two who were adrift, being rescued, would have been poor indeed. |
| September 2 1907 || DAHOME ARRIVES || S.S. Dahome, Capt. Gorst, arrived in port from Liverpool at 6.30 yesterday morning, after an exceptionally quick run, the passage across occupying seven and half days. With the exception of Saturday night, fine weather was experienced during the entire trip. The Dahome brought 300 tons cargo, 5 bags mail matter, and the following passengers in saloon: Messrs J.F. Stewart, H. McCoubrey, J. Jackson, W. Marshall, J. Mathieson, Rev. M. Fenwick, Harrington, C.W. Dodd, E. Mager, C.S. Hall, C Crowdy, T.B. Forman, D. Mccraith, G. Bush-Quense, H. Fawn, Mesdames Fenwick, Harrington and infant. J.W. Dodd, Bush-Quesene; Misses M. Furlong, V. McPherson, and Master Fenwick. In transit for Halifax are 9 saloon and 13 steerage. |
| September 2 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Dahome, Capt. Grost, sails for Halifax this afternoon. Barqt. Aureola, Capt. Turner, reached Gaspe from Cadiz on Thursday. S.S. Rosalind, Capt. Clarke, sailed for Halifax and New York, at 2 p.m. Saturday. S.S. Bonavista, Capt. Fraser, sailed at 6 p.m. Saturday for Montreal and Gulf Ports. S.S. Wasis left Sydney Saturday afternoon for this port. She has a cargo of coal for T. Walsh. Schooner Albatross, Churchill, arrived in port yesterday morning with a cargo of lumber from Green Bay. Schooner Royal Lister, Capt. Griffiths, 10 days from the Azores, in ballast, to A.S. Rendell & Co., reached port Saturday morning. Barque Bonavista arrived in port Saturday morning from Hamburg, after a passage of 38 days. She has a full cargo of sugar. |
| September 2 1907 || COSTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home, is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake reached Battle Harbor Friday. Ethie leaves Clarenville, this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Merasheen route. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning.
Glencoe left Placentia at 7.30 p.m. Saturday.
Bowrings: Portia is North of Baie Verte. Prospero sails West on Wednesday at 10
| September 2 1907 || HOT TIME UP WATER STREET || About 6.15 Saturday evening, Sergt. Sheppard was called to a Water St. boarding house, where he was informed a woman had been killed. When he entered the building, two Domestics were shouting loudly that Mrs. — had been killed, and showed the Sergeant to the room which she occupied. The place was locked, and the Officer had to force the door open. Inside was the Proprietor and his wife, the latter showing evidence of rough treatment, though she was far from being dead. The Sergeant took in the situation at a glance, and saw that it was a family “jar”. Half an hour later, Const. Nugent was called to the same place, but this time it was a child that was being beaten, and a person who interfered in the little one’s behalf was sporting a bruised eyelid. No arrest was made. |
| September 2 1907 || STEAMER BRUCE LATE IN ARRIVING || North Sydney, August 27th. — A delay on the Reid-Newfoundland railway last night, caused the steamer Bruce to arrive at Terminus wharf two hours late this morning, and prevented tourists and others from connecting with the morning express. There were one hundred and twenty-three passengers on board, the majority of whom were Americans returning from fishing excursions to the Ancient Colony. There were also a number of Labourers to take positions in different Cape. Breton coal mines. Among the first class passengers was Mr. J.J. Penny of the big fish house of Penny & Son, with branches all over the West Coast. Mr. Penny is on his way to Halifax on business. Mr. W.H. Moulton of Burgeo, was also on board, accompanied by his wife. Mr. Moulton is the junior member of the large fishing concern of Moulton & Co., and is on his way to Halifax in connection with some fish shipments. |
| September 2 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. P. O’Brien, P.P., Mobile, arrived in town Saturday on a short visit. Mr. W. Marshall returned from a business trip to England by the Dahome.
Mr. C. O’N. Conroy arrived by the Prospero on Saturday, having made the round trip. Mr. J Mathieson, Buyer for Ayre & Sons, returned from England by the Dahome yesterday. Dr. Carpenter and Mrs Carpenter, of Denver, Col., are at present in the City on a visit. Miss V Macpherson, who was visiting friends in England, arrived by the Dahome, yesterday. Mr. Chas. Crowdy who was on a vacation trip to England, returned yesterday by the Dahome. Mr. T. Wallace, of Job Bros Co., left by the express last evening on a visit to friends in Halifax. His Grace Archbishop Howley, returned from his visit to the West Coast by Saturday’s Express. Mr. S. Taylor of Bonne Bay, arrived in town by the Prospero, Saturday, on business, and is at the Crosbie. Mr. John Jackson, who was on a business and pleasure trip to the Old Country, returned by the Dahome, yesterday. Messrs P.J. McEvoy and D. Burke, Jr., of St Jacques, arrived by the Prospero, and are staying at the Crosbie. Miss M Furlong, who was in England purchasing new goods for the fall trade, arrived by the Dahome yesterday morning. Rev. M. Fenwick, Mrs. Fenwick and Master Fenwick, who were on a visit to England, returned by the Dahome yesterday. Messrs W.F. Power, Comerford, R.G. MacDonald, Summers, Halley, and McArdle, who were on the Prospero from the round trip, returned Saturday. RE. Bros Ennis, O’Regan and Walsh, who were making the round trip on the Propero, returned by her Saturday having enjoyed the trip very much.
Mr. Harrington, Head Master Methodist College, accompanied by Mrs. Harrington and child, returned from a visit to England yesterday, by the Dahome. Miss Muriel Samways returned to New York by the Rosalind Saturday; her cousin, Miss Genevieve Howell, who has been spending the summer here, accompanied her. Rev. T. Albert Moores,
who was recently in the city in connection with the Lord’s Day Alliance, has
been appointed from Associate Secretary of the institution, to General
Secretary. Rev. Dr. Ryan, Professor of Rochester College, Rochester, N.Y.,
arrived by this morning’s Bruce from his annual visit to his mother in St.
John’s, Nfld. The Reverend Doctor, who at one time was a schoolmate with the
late lamented Rev. Dr. Chisholm, will spend a few days in town, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. James Desmond, Summer Street — Sydney Records.
| September 2 1907 || TWO MEN! A CONTRAST! || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — A few days ago, I put Sir Robert Bond in contrast with Capt. Charles Dawe, and pointed out that while the former has hoarded up the large fortune left him by his father, Capt. Dawe has put every dollar that he owned into the fisheries and general business of the Colony. This one fact shows the essential difference in the makeup of the two men. Sir Robert Bond works for himself, and himself only, and any person who has followed his public career intelligently, can appreciate how the same characteristic crops out in him in other directions. Capt. Dawe works for others as well as himself. Recognizing that the welfare of Newfoundland depends upon the labours of its hardy sons, he has bent every energy and risked every dollar that he possessed, to build up and extend the fisheries and trade of the Colony.
Look at both men from another point of view. Sir Robert Bond, for the last ten or twelve years, has been trying to arrange what he calls a Reciprocity Treaty with the Americans. To effect this, he was willing to give American fishermen the same right to take bait in every cove and harbor in Newfoundland, as is possessed by our own fishermen. Fortunately for us, the Americans refused the so-called Reciprocity Treaty, and we still have our bait supply intact. If the knowledge of its value now in possession, we barter it away to the Americans, as Sir Robert Bond proposed to do, we will destroy at one blow, the mainstay of our fisheries, and the groundwork of the prosperity which we have enjoyed during recent years.
Finding the Americans averse to the so-called Reciprocity Treaty, Sir Robert Bond conceived the insane idea of compelling the Americans to accept the so-called Treaty, by preventing our fishermen from selling herring to them for food purposes. Nothing more illogical or suicidal than such a policy can be imagined, and it speaks volumes for the autocratic control of Sir Robert Bond over his party, that he was able to force such a measure down their throats. The result we have seen. Two Newfoundland fishermen have been fined and threatened with jail, for presuming to earn a living for their families by catching and selling herring. Fortunately for our fishermen, the British Government stepped in, and refused to allow our fishermen to be prevented from catching and selling herring, or to be sent to jail for so long. In spite of Sir Robert Bond, the fishermen on the West Coast will, in a few weeks, be catching and selling herring as usual, and making their usual provision for the long hard winter ahead of them.
Contrast this with Capt. Dawe’s fishery policy — as exhibited day by day, from one year’s end to another. Sir Robert Bond wants to stop our fishermen by force, from catching herring and selling them to our best customers. If they refuse to stop, he threatens to put them in jail. Capt. Dawe encourages every fisherman in the Colony to catch as much fish as possible, and to sell it to the best advantage. Whose policy is the right policy for the fisherman and for the Colony? Who is doing best for the fishermen and their families? Sir Robert Bond, by hoarding his money, or Capt. Dawe, by investing every dollar that he can lay hold of, in schooners and fishing gear, to help the fishermen to make a living? Sir Robert Bond, by preventing our fishermen from selling their herring for the highest price obtainable, or Capt. Dawe, by putting them afloat, and giving them a chance to become independent men?
The answer is so obvious that the question almost answers itself. The autocratic reign of Sir Robert Bond is fast nearing its end. The resignation of Sir E.P. Morris has opened the eyes of the people. They begin to see Sir Robert Bond in his true colours. An election in St. John’s East, if Sir Bond gives the electors of that district an opportunity to express their opinion, will open their eyes still further, and will prepare them for the greater changes, which everybody admits, will be brought about by the General Election next year.
Yours truly, DEEDS NOT WORDS, St. John’s, August 31, 1907.
| September 2 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Bait is scarce along the whole South West Coast, though fish is plentiful.
Mr. Thomas LAWLOR, a native of Renews, and father of Const Lawlor, died at his son’s residence, Feild Street, Saturday afternoon. The funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m today.
There were three arrests made Saturday night, one for theft, one for alleged assault, and the other for being drunk and disorderly. They will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Mr. P.T. McGrath has secured the building lot opposite the Athenaeum, and will erect a newspaper office. The building will likely be finished enough to begin operations, about the end of October.
Rev. H. Uphill occupied the pulpit at St. Thomas’s Church yesterday morning, and delivered a very forceable and impressive sermon. The reverend gentleman leaves shortly for Grand Falls, to take up his duties there.
Similar weather conditions to those experienced in the city, existed along the line yesterday. Last night the reports were: Port aux Basque — N.E.; strong, raining, 60 above. Bay of Islands — W., light, dull, 60 above. Quarry — N.E., light, dull, 47 above. Bishop’sFalls — calm, raining, 52 above. Clarenville — W., light, dull, 58 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 52 above.
Friday evening last, Mr. Patrick O’Neill's house Torbay, was completely destroyed by fire. The fire was caused by a tar pot boiling over on the kitchen stove. The flames quickly spread, and in less than 10 minutes, the house was levelled with the ground. Mrs. O’Neil had a narrow escape, barely managing to get outside with her two young children. The place was uninsured and the loss is a big one. At present, Mr. O’Neil is absent from the city.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday and yesterday: F.R. Carptener and wife, Denver; C.T. Wilson, Philadelphia, N.W. Hoyles, Toronto, R.J. McEvoy, St. Jacques, D.J. Burke, St. Jacques, S. Taylor, Bonne Bay; Miss M. Butt, Bay Roberts, Mrs. W.S. Goodwin, Harbor Grace, J.J. Millor, Wabana, J.F. Stewart, Paigton, Eng.; D. McGrath, G.B. Forman, Nottingham; Geo. M. Quesne, wife and servant, Switzerland, John Jackson.
The harvest of the land, and the harvest of the sea, are both suffering from the want of sunny weather; farmers and fishermen are both complaining of the difficulty of curing hay and fish.
The Messrs Manuel of Exploits, have a large schooner on the stocks at Northern Arm, Green Bay, ready to be launched. It is expected that at about the end of this, or beginning of next week, the tides will be high enough to permit the launching to take place.
Mr. M.F. Abbott arrived from St. George’s by Saturday’s express. Mrs. Abbott accompanied him.
Rev. E.P. Roache occupied the pulpit at the R.C. Cathedral last night, and delivered an excellent sermon from the gospel of the day.
A gold brooch, picked up at the foot of King’s Road, Saturday afternoon, can be had by the owner applying to Mr. E. Berrigan, Theatre Hill.
The banking schooner Mariam May, Capt. E. Inkpen, arrived from Burin Saturday. The schooner has eight dories and has landed 1,200 quintals of fish for the season. After taking supplies, she sails for Labrador, to finish up the voyage.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including: W.R. Warren, J.P. Blackwood, T. Wallace, H.A. Lovett, Mrs. Clandon, Mrs. McPherson, W. Lloyd, A Fisher, Mrs. T.A. Moore, Mrs. H Pippy, W. Taylor, J. Reid, Miss Whelan, M. Kehoe, Mrs. F.J. Morris, Mr. Fordman, D. McCourt, F.J. Ryan, R. Horwood.
| September 2 1907 || DEATHS || PEARCE — At Twillingate, on the 24th of August, in his 74th year, Henry Taylor Pearce, eldest son of the late J.J. Pearce, Sub-Collector of this part.
FORSEY — On Sunday, August 31st., after a long and tedious illness, Herbert Ronald, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Forsey, 106 Casey Street. Aged 16 years. Funeral today (Monday) at 9 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the only intimation. No Crepe. — “Gone to be with Jesus, which is far better”.
LAWLOR — On Saturday afternoon, Thomas Lawlor, aged 70 years, a native of
Renews, leaving three sons and three daughters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral
today, at 2.30 p.m., from his son’s residence, 9 Field Street. Friends and
acquaintances will please attend without further notice.—R.I.P.
| September 3 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Capt. H.W. Thomey is now busily engaged in inducing 100 men to proceed to Sydney, to engage in work there.
Boats at Job’s Cove and Gull Island, North Shore, are now doing well with the fish. They are getting 2 to 3 qtls per day.
Miss Ellen Lahey, daughter of Mr. Patrick Lahey, who was on a three week visit to friends in St. John’s, returned home by Friday night’s train.
Mrs. Dorcas Maddcock, Miss Gear and Miss Molly Gear, who were on a two month visit to the Humber, returned here on Thursday.
Mrs. Dugald Whiteway and 2 children, went to Carbonear this afternoon, to take the S.S. Ethie for Catalina where they will remain a fortnight, the guests of the former’s sister, Mrs. Charles F. Snelgrove.
A cricket match between a team from Harbor Grace and one from Carbonear, was played at Pike’s field at Carbonear, on Friday. The results of the games of one inning each, gave Harbor Grace 27 runs, Carbonear 22.
Mrs. Terence Collins and Mrs. D. Flynn of St. John’s, who came with the excursion on Thursday, were the guests of the former’s sister, Mrs. Leyton, at the residence of Mr. John Thomey, H.M. Customs.
The two-year-old daughter of Mr. Thomas Tucker, Merchant at Burnt Point, North Shore, had a narrow escape from drowning recently. The little girl fell into a well, where she would have drowned, but for the timely warning by her three year old brother.
The I.O.G.T. picnic, which was postponed on Monday, took place at O’Donnel’s farm on Friday afternoon. A very pleasant time was spent, although a very heavy shower interrupted the amusements for a time. The party took shelter in a house.
The Shamrock excursion dance held in the Academy Hall on Thursday night, was extra well attended, many townspeople taking part with the visitors in the different dances. A most enjoyable time was realized, and all were delighted with the pleasant time spent. The excursionists boarded the train, and at 3 a.m. were on their way home. It is a pity the weather was so disagreeable, but taking everything into consideration, the occasion was not without its compensations. The Shamrocks are always welcome to Harbor Grace, and it is to be hoped more favourable weather will prevail when they come this way another year.
Messrs J.T. Lawton, J. Hunt, and James Luffman, wife and 5 children, en route to Montreal; E. Seanon, and several others for St. John’s, went out by Friday evening’s train. Mrs. Stevenson and Miss Dawley, en route to Boston, Mrs. (Dr.) Goodwin, Miss Butt, Lawyer W. Kelly and wife for St. John’s, and Dr. E. Thompson, for Hermitage, left by this morning’s train. Master Jack Crocker, who has been on a visit to Catalina, and came to Carbonear by the S.S. Ethie, returned by this evening’s train. Rev. W.P. Finn, Messrs Fred Martin, T. Davis, Miss Flynn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Emerson for St. John’s; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Neill, for Holyrood, and Miss Jessie Gordon, for Spaniard’s Bay, went out by this evening’s train.
An interesting case was heard at the Court here, on Friday, before Judge Penney of Carbonear. Judge Seymour, as Chairman of the Board of Health, proceeded against Dr. Strapp, for failure to report a case of scarlatina, which he attended. The Doctor pleaded not guilty, and when he made his defence, said that he reported the case to the Colonial Secretary, giving as his reason for not reporting to Mr. Seymour, that he had previously reported two other cases of supposed scarlatina to him, and after the house where the scarlatina was ocated had been placarded, the Judge sent Dr. Allan, the Health Officer, to investigate. Dr. Allan pronounced the disease not scarlatina, and the Judge had the placards removed. This, Dr. Strapp considered a breach of professional etiquette, and a wrong done him by the Board of Health, against which he protested, by not reporting to the Chairman the case, for which he had been summoned to Court. Judge Seymour said that he sent Dr. Allan to investigate, because Dr. Strapp had not visited the patients when the cases were reported to him. Dr. Strapp declared that he had given the Judge verbal notification of the cases he had visited, and wanted Head Constable Freeman to be called to verify his statement too. Dr. Strapp made a large and fearless stand in justification of his course of action, but his effort was of no avail, for Judge Penney, not considering that the causes which led up to the Doctor taking the course he did, justified him in not reporting to the Board of Health, was obliged to carry out the provisions of the law, and so he imposed a fine of $10, which is the minimum.
The musical entertainment, given at St. Paul’s Hall on Thursday night, was well patronized, the building being almost filled, and had the weather that day been fine, the capacity of the hall would have been taxed to its utmost to contain all who would be present, for many visitors from adjacent towns would be there. Shortly after 8 p.m., the entertainment was opened with an instrumental duet by Mrs Jones and Miss Hanraham. The rendering of this piece displayed the excellent capabilities of the performers, and was applauded by the audience in a manner worthy of its execution. The next was a song “Fleeting Years “ by Miss Jones, who, in her usual presentation of delightful songs, captivated the house, and called forth the merited approval, which gained an acknowledgment in the form of another song, “So Long Mary”, which was equality well received. Then followed a recitation, “Not Understood”, (with piano accompaniment) by Miss Jordan. The delivery of this high class contribution, was an exhibition of elocution which is rarely presented to an audience, and marked the proficiency attained by the reciter. So enthralled was the audience, that it had scarcely recovered from the spell cast upon it, when the song, “My Juliet”, by Mr. Lynon, recalled attention. Mr. Lynch’s reputation as a comic singer is such, that his presence on the stage instantly aroused the assemblage, who, entering into the peculiar moods and tenses of the singer, was amused, gratified and delighted, with his performance. He was vociferously applauded, and he again gratified his listeners by singing, “It was Beautiful”. A musical sketch, “Very Suspicious”, by Mrs. Jones and Dr. Strapp, won the recognition which their effort elicited. Next came a song, “Death of Nelson”, by Mr. T. Hanrahan, which was beautifully sung and thoroughly appreciated by the gathering, who marked their approval by enthusiastically clamoring for his return. Mr. Hanraham responded with, “Off to Philadelphia”, which was gratefully accepted. Then came a recitation, “Morning on the Irish Coast”, by Miss Jordan, and the effects of the former recitation were to some degree reproduced. In response to the acclamation which followed, she made a silent recognition. Then followed a skirt dance by Miss Phine O’Neil, which was pleasingly and gracefully executed, and the pleasure with which the display was received, was increased, when a Highland Fling was added. Miss Thomey then charmed the company by singing, “The Old Green Isle”, and her effort showed plainly how this favourite singer can influence those who hear her. In answer to the desire for more, she gave, “I’m Lonesome”. Last was a song, “If There Weren’t Any Women in the World”, by Dr. Strapp, in which the Doctor seemed to excel himself, and the hearty commendation of the house, called forth, “My name is Morgan, but it ain’t J.P.” “God Save The King” brought the entertainment to a close. Throughout, the entertainment was an immense success, financially and otherwise, and the audience was fully satisfied with the night’s enjoyment, not even the most critical, expressing a note of dissatisfaction.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Aug. 31, 1907.
| September 3 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Five arrests were made by the Police last night; all drunk.
The resident of Carter’s Hill who was charged with assault, was released yesterday. The woman who made the charge, failed to appear.
The engagement has been announced of Miss Pauline Furlong, eldest daughter of Hon. L. O’B. Furlong, to Lieut. Cowper-key, R.N., H.M.S. Brilliant.
Mr. George Hunt, who had been enjoying a holiday in Conception Bay, returned by yesterday morning’s train.
It was reported last evening, the C.C.C. had won Earl Grey’s Cup. The News interviewed Lieut. Col. Green of the C.C.C. but he was unable to confirm the report.
It is untrue that the Reid Co.’s automobile stable was broken into Saturday night. The Company know nothing of it, and as reported, there are no Detectives working on the matter.
Mr. Frederick Rowe has resigned his position with the Smith Co., Ltd., and has gone to Tessier & Co.. Mr. Rowe was for many years Master Cooper in the employ of P & L Tessier. Fred’s genial disposition and smiling face, has won him hosts of friends among the fishermen of the Island, and we hope to see the firm of Tessier & Co., in full swing under his supervision.
In the match between the city and H.M.S. Brilliant last night, the city won 2 goals to 1 goal. There was a fairly large attendance and the game was well divided, except that the Brilliant’s team played the men too much, a feature unknown in St. John’s. The receipts were for the gatemen, and all considered, the Brilliant team are worthy of praise in coming forward to play.
About 7.30 last night, a city tramp, unfortunately unknown to the young woman he intended to assault, visited a house on Water Street. He had been at the rear of the building, and made his way to the kitchen, the only one present being a girl of about 17 years. She ran to the street and tripping over the pavement, sprained her right arm. The affair was reported to Head Constable Collins and Constable Savage, who last night, were trying to find the miscreant.
His Excellency the Governor, received yesterday, the following reply to his telegram of Friday to Earl Grey, expressing sympathy in the recent Quebec Bridge Disaster: Ottawa, Sir William MacGregor, K.C.M.G. Governor of Newfoundland. “Kind sympathy of Newfoundland greatly appreciated” GREY, Governor-General.
S.S. Halifax City sails for Liverpool tomorrow. The S.S. Corean left Liverpool for St. John’s on Saturday.
Bishop Feild College resumes work today after midsummer holidays.
The investigation into the death of Hubert Parsons will be continued before Mr. Flannery this afternoon.
The result of the Micmac looting trials will be made known today, and the legal men engaged, will return tonight.
The French warship Kleber, which was to arrive here Saturday, called in at St. Pierre, and is not due until this afternoon.
Four sailors from the French warship D’Estrees, drank too deeply of the cup that cheers while ashore last night, and wanted to paint the town red. They became too noisy and were arrested, and will go before the Magistrate this morning.
According to information received from the S.S. Prospero, practically all the Burin Bankers and Fortune Bay bankers will finish up their voyage on the Labrador grounds this season.
A young man names Fink, an employee of the Newfoundland Clothing Factory, while skating at the Roller Rink last night, was seized with a cramp in one of his legs, and the services of Dr. Chaplin were required to put him right. He was afterwards driven home in a cab.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hughes, Jersey City; A. Gowans Jr., W.A. Mathieson, Hueville; D.A. Roblin, E.W. Dawson, Toronto; A.W. Philips, C.F. Pooley, Halifax; Mrs. H.L. Carnochan, Bell Island.
From passengers who arrived by yesterday’s express, we learn that a number of
deer have passed Howley within the last few days. Experts say that the weather
has been bad up North, or the caribou would not be passing so early.
| September 3 1907 || DEATHS || LARNER — On Monday, Sept. 1st, 3 p.m., at his late residence, Bond Street, George Larner, aged 83 years. Deceased was a native of Pictou, Nova Scotia, and up to within a year of his death was in the employ of the Anglo-Newfoundland Telegraph Co. Funeral takes place from his late residence at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends will please accept this, the only intimation.
CARTER — At Sea View House, Ferryland, on Tuesday, 27th August, Mary Louise, beloved wife of W.T.S. Carter, Esq., and daughter of the late Edmund Hanraham Esq., formerly Sheriff and Magistrate at Ferryland.
| September 4 1907 || CARBONEAR || Rev. T.B. Darby, B.A., went out Tuesday morning for Grand Bank, to attend the Sunday School Convention to be held there. The Rev. Gentleman will be absent about ten days.
Mr. James Hippisley returned to Trenton, N.J. by Tuesday’s express, after spending a month’s holidays with friends and relatives.
J.P. Powell , Esq., C.E. of the Reid N.F. Co., arrived here Thursday night.
The Rose of Torridge, Capt. Evans, sailed on the 27th August for Merchantman’s Harbor, to load fish for Wm. Duff & Sons, Ltd.
Mr. Jas. Ayre & Sons, Ltd., paid a brief visit this week Mr. Ayre combined business with pleasure and waited on the Merchants with samples of the firm’s stock.
Prof. Nicholls of the Art school, St. John’s, may be seen in our town, enjoying the life of an outport citizen.
The Southside picnic in connection with the Methodist Sunday School, came off on Wednesday. Flags flew to the breeze at 10.45 when the procession started out to the scene of enjoyment at Thistle’s field. Supt. Frazer and his staff of helpers, did all in their power to make the outing one of happiness to the scholars.
Owing to the lack of foresight on the part of concert promoters, there was no public entertainment in any of the halls Thursday night, consequently, a number of excursionists went to Harbor Grace, to take in the concert at St. Paul’s Hall.
Miss Katie M. Penney, Teacher at Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde, returned by the S.S. Ethie last week. The Archer-Forester Comedy Co., performed in the Orange Hall Monday night. An audience, largely composed of young folks, assembled for a night’s entertainment from the well known entertainers.
Mr. Jno. Mackey has been selected by the R.C. Board of Education to teach in the superior department of the Academy, in place of Mr. Ronald Kennedy, who succeeds Mr. J.T. Lawton at Hr. Grace. Mr. Mackey is the son of the veteran ex-teacher Mr. Laurence Mackey, J.P., who for over half a century, made his influence felt amongst the youth of our town. His son, we believe, has inherited the teaching tact of his father, and that combined with his former experience, short through it is, will easily convince the Board that they have made no mistake in the appointment.
The corpse of a young man named William LAMBERT of Victoria Village, was conveyed here by the S.S. Progress Saturday afternoon. From what we can learn, the young man received severe injuries a little while ago, while working in the mines on Bell Island, from which he succumbed Sunday, and was attended by the L.O.A. of which he was a member.
The D.P. Ingraham steamed into port on Thursday at noon, having on board a party of city excursionists, under the auspices of the Cochrane Athletic Association. From early morn, all through the day, rain fell in copious quantities, watering the earth and all thereon, so much so, that the last holiday of the season was looked upon as a chastening, rather than a blessing. The bulk of excursionists, as soon as their feet were planted on terra firma, made their way to the McCarthy Hotel, and there reflected on the “what might have been” whilst others were escorted to the home of friends, to participate in the sweet taste of hospitality under roof. Great disappointment was felt, owing to the lads not being permitted to indulge in any of the outside sports. An effort was made in the afternoon, between showers, to try conclusions in football, but before the game was scarcely started, an accident happened to the ball, which necessarily wound up the game. We trust the Association will be more fortunate next year, if another similar excursion is contemplated, and not run amuck with Jupiter Pluvins,
as on Thursday last.
| September 4 1907 || IN MEMORIAM || Mrs. Mary Louise Carter: There passed peacefully away at her late residence, Sea View, Ferryland, on Tuesday afternoon, 27th August, Mrs. Mary Louise Carter, beloved wife of W.T.S. Carter Esq., in the 60th year of her age. Mrs. Carter was a daughter of the late Edmund Hanraham Esq., formerly of Carbonear, and representative for the District of Harbor Grace, also for may years, Sheriff and Magistrate at Ferryland. Mrs. Carter came to Ferryland with her father when quite young, and it was here she met her husband, who at that time was Collector of Customs, which position he continued to hold up to within the last few months, when advancing years compelled him to resign his position.
Of a most refined and loveable disposition, Mrs. Carter shed a ray of gentleness and kindness upon the community in which she lived so long. Her home has been renowned far and near, for the splendid hospitality, which a character such as Mrs. Carter possessed, alone can exercise.
She attracted to her, hosts of friends, who learned to value her goodness of heart and beauty of disposition. To all who had the priviledge of her acquaintance, and they are many, the news of her death will come with deep regret. Mrs. Carter was a mother of a large family, six sons and six daughters, of whom eight survive her. Two sons, William, of Montreal, James, H.A. Customs Collector at Ferryland, and six daughters – Harriet, wife of F.C. Alderdice, Esq., Ada, Mrs. W.M. Clapp, Maud, married Rev. J.J. White of New Harbor, and Misses Kay, Katherine and Blanche. All that was mortal of Mrs. Carter was laid to rest in the General Cemetery at Ferryland on Friday afternoon last. The large number of people of every class, that followed her to the grave, is an evidence of the esteem in which she was held. and to say that Ferryland
mourns for the loss of a true friend and charitable lady, is to indicate the
depth of attachment to the place and people, and their sympathy with the
bereaved husband and children is correspondingly deep and real. — COM
| September 4 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. N. Snow leaves by the Prospero this morning, on the round trip. Mr. S. Taylor of Bonne Bay, who had been in town for the past few days on business, returned home by last evening’s express. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, wife of the Captain of the Prospero, leaves by that ship this morning, and will make the round trip. Rev. J. Brinton, Curate of the C. of E. Cathedral, leaves by this morning’s Prospero for Belleoram, on a visit to relatives. Mr. James Jardine, Examining Officer of H.M. Customs, accompanied by Mrs. Jardine, leaves by the Prospero this morning, and will make the round trip. His Lordship, Judge Johnson, Messrs D. Kent, W.J. Carroll and R. Alsop, of the Supreme Court, leave by the Prosper this morning for Ferryland, to hold Court on Circuit. |
| September 4 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Rosalind arrived at Halifax at noon on Monday. S.S. Silvia left Halifax for this port at 1 p.m. yesterday. She is due Thursday afternoon. S.S. Halifax City sailed for Liverpool at midnight taking a quantity of fish, oil and lobsters, and one passenger. |
| September 4 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is due at Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove. Argyle is due at Placentia today. Ethie is due at Clarenville this afternoon. Clyde is due at Lewisporte, this p.m. Dundee is due at Port Blandford tonight. Glencoe leaves Port aux Basques this morning.
Bowrings: Portia is still North of Baie Verte. Prospero sails West at 10 a.m.
| September 4 1907 || ATLANTIC TRIP || New York, August 29 — Loed Strathcona, High Commissioner of Canada, who has just started for England on the steamer Oceanic, is completing his 151st round trip across the Atlantic. This means that when he has finishes his present trip, he will have made 302 voyages across the ocean.
Lord Strathcona is 80 years old and made his first ocean voyage when a child. |
| September 4 1907 || SLIGHT FIRE || James King, while passing Duckworth St. yesterday afternoon, noticed the roof of Mr. Thomas Clouston’s house, No. 48, on fire. He ran to the East End Fire Station and reported the matter to the Firemen, who responded at once, and extinguished the blaze with a few buckets of water. The fire was caused by a spark from the chimney. Very little damage was done. |
| September 4 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || A large steamer arrived at Bell Island yesterday, to load ore for Sydney.
The Fiona reports that the recent arrivals from Cape St. Mary’s bank had good trips.
Rev. Henry Uphill left by the express last evening for Grand Falls, where he will be stationed in future.
Rev. J. Roe, P.P. Harbor Main, was in town yesterday, and returned home by the evening’s train.
The wrecked steamer Micmac is still in the same position, and without a very heavy sea heaves in, it will take some time before she breaks up.
Mr and Mrs. A.E. Perkins, who were spending a few days in Conception Bay, returned to town Monday, having enjoyed their trip exceptionally well.
The local fishermen did well again yesterday; all the coves being stocked with large cod. At Bowring Bros’ West End Premises, big catches have landed.
The Brilliant's football team will likely play another match with the City before the ship leaves port. They are a gentlemanly crowd and play the game well.
In September next, His Lordship Bishop March, will visit Gambo and the settlements nearby, where he will administer Confirmation and inspect the parishes.
The three French sailors who were arrested Monday night, were allowed to go yesterday. Supt. Sullivan interfered in their behalf, and his pleadings were listened to by Judge Flannery.
A Cable from Oporto yesterday, gave the following: Stocks (Nfld) 16,000 quintals, consumption (Nfld) 8,900 qtls, stocks (Norg) 250 qtls, Consumption (Norg) 600 qtls; Stocks at Vianna 300 qtls.
Several schooners arrived yesterday from the Westward, with cargoes of fish. They left before the price dropped, and the Captains are now awaiting the advise of the suppliers, before they will sell.
When His Lordship Bishop March was up North, he administered Confirmation at Black Tickle and Indian Tickle, Labrador. Bishop March was the first Bishop to visit these settlements in more than 30 years.
The weather up country yesterday, was fairly fine. Last night’s reports were: Port aux Basque — calm, dull, 55 above. Bay of Islands — W, light, fine, 60 above. Quarry — W., dull, 52 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 52 above. Clarenville — W., light. fine. 60 above. Whitbourne — calm, fine, 48 above.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers including: Miss Goodridge, Mr. Winter, Mrs. W.A. Adams, T. Lawrence, R. Shaw, Miss Fleet, Miss Noseworthy, Miss Foran, Miss Rogerson, Mrs. M. Thompson, Miss Driscoll, A. Roe, A. March, Mrs. Wilson, M. Hayes, Rev. H. Uphill, A.C. Bruce, T. Hillier, P. Stanley, W. Henderson.
Dr. Leslie imported a horse by the S.S. Bonavista. It is one of the best looking animals that has been brought to St. John’s for some years, and horse dealers are particularly taken up with the features of the importation.
Two arrests were made by the Police last night, one drunk, and one drunk in charge of a horse.
Mr. F.H. Kneeland of Bell Island, arrived in town yesterday on business, and is at the Crosbie.
Baine Johnstone & Co. premises was a busy scene yesterday afternoon, five schooners, several carts, and a number of boats, were all landing new fish there.
Mr. H.B. Saunders, who has been in town for the past two weeks representing the Underwriters of the ill fated Micmac, went out by last evening’s express.
A Fireman who was recently dismissed from one of the coastal steamers, sought
to make trouble with the Chief Engineer yesterday afternoon, but met more than
his match, and in a short time was down and out, having to be carried away by
| September 5 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Rev. Canon Smith of Portugal Cove, preached at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday evening.
Messrs W. Savin and J.W. Murphy are spending a time here, guests at Cochrane House.
The R.C. Academy and the Convent school, reopens on Monday after the summer holidays.
Messrs Hennebury and O’Neill of Bay de Verde, spent Sunday here, and returned home Monday morning.
Miss J. Hopkins of St. John’s is on a visit to Miss Iisa Whiteman and will remain a few days.
Miss KittyFlynn of St. John’s, who was on a visit to Miss Madelain Coady, returned home by Monday evening’s train.
His Lordship Bishop March officiated at both Masses at the Cathedral on Sunday, for the first time since his return from his episcopal visit North.
Mr. F.L. Gratham of the Bank of Nova Scotia at St. John’s, has arrived to relieve Mr. J.A. Templeton, Manager of the bank here, while he takes a holiday, during the month of September.
Mrs. H.F. Fitzgerald of St. John’s arrived on Saturday on a short visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Martin. She returns home with her son John Cabot by Monday evening’s train.
September 2nd is the anniversary of the destruction by fire of the R.C. Cathedral, here in 1889. This year, the anniversary fell on the same day of the week as that of the burning of the beautiful Cathedral
Ensign Trickey, S.A., and wife, left Amherst N.S., today, and expects to arrive here by Thursday’s express. Mrs. Trickey is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Whiteman.
Sister Gertrude of Conception Harbor Mercy Convent, is now on a visit to the Sisters here. Mrs. W. Kennedy, mother of Sister Gertrude, left for Conception Harbor by Monday morning’s train.
Misses Molly Canning and Nan McGrath , Mrs. W Lampen, Mrs. Mahoney, Mr. Fred Brazil, Mr. A. Munn and 2 children for St. John’s, and Mr. John Oke for Spaniard’s Bay, went out by Monday evening’s train.
Mr. George Heath of Messrs Bowring Bros’ employ, St. John’s, is taking a fortnight’s holiday just now, and will spend it with relatives here. Messrs Dempsey and Maguire of St. John’s are also on a visit to friends here.
Mr. R. Tobin, Anglo Telegraph Operator at Heart’s Content, is spending a few days with his parents here. He goes to St. John’s the latter part of this week, to take return trip North on the S.S. Portia next week.
Miss Gertrude O’Rourke of Holyrood, Miss Annie Flemming of South River, and Miss Maggie Ryan of Riverhead, who takes charge of Emerald Vale School at South River Parish of North River, went out by Monday morning’s train.
Miss Mamie Kehoe, who was on a visit to Mr. and Mrs Jno. Foley, has left for King’s Cove, via Bell Island. She takes the school here, which Mr. John Mackey resigned, to succeed Mr. R.K. Kennedy at Carbonear, Mr. Kennedy having come to the Academy here.
Rev. John M. Allan, who has been doing duty for a couple of weeks at the Presbyterian Church here, will occupy the pulpit of St. Andrerw’s Church St. John’s, next Sunday, while the pastor of that Church, Rev. Dr. Robertson, comes here to take that day’s service. Rev. J. MacNeil, of Hampton, N.B., who was expected here some time ago, is now looked for about the middle of this month.
St. Paul’s Sunday School picnic took place at Shannon Park today. The weather was fine, though a shower or two occurred during the day.
Mrs. Jane Bennett and Miss Noel, returned from their visit to Glace Bay by Monday’s Express. The C. of E. school reopened today after the summer holidays.
Mrs. (Dr.) Malcolm of Fogo, is now here spending a few days with Mrs. Seymour. Rev. Edgar Jones, Rector of Bay Roberts parish, and wife, were guests of the Judge and Mrs. Seymour, yesterday. Mrs. Jones is a daughter of Mrs. Malcolm.
A message was received from Bell Island this morning, telling of the instant death at the mine, of Mr. Peter BRAY, son of Mr. Henry Bray, of Pipe Track Road. The particulars of the occurrence are not at hand. Peter is a young man, and was married less than a month ago to a daughter of Mr. John Bray. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hunt of St. John’s are at present in town, guests at
| September 5 1907 || DROWNED AT INDIAN HARBOR || A telegram was received by Rev. Father Power, P.P., Harbor Breton, on Monday, from Capt. John Lewis, of the banking schooner Excelda from Indian Harbor., Labrador, saying that one of the crew, Nicholas Furlong, had been drowned from the vessel at Indian Harbor. No particulars of the fatality were received. Furlong was a bright young man of 22 years, and belonged to Point Mall, Placentia Bay. Father Power sent a message of the happing to Rev. Dr. Kitchen, who was at Placentia, and he broke the sad news to the parents of the deceased. The body of the young man was recovered and brought home for burial in his native place. |
| September 5 1907 || HELD UP BY A TRAMP || Monday night about 9.30, a lad maned Chafe, who is Operator at the Reid Co’s Station at Donovan’s, was “held up” by a tramp, and asked to hand over any money that was in his possession. Chafe told him he would, and when released from the grasp of the ruffian, he used a lighted lantern he was carrying, with good effect, driving the fellow off. The Operator had only a quarter in his possession, but the tramp did not secure it. Tuesday morning, the Station Office was found broken open and the place ransacked, which was likely the work of the one who held up Chafe. Detective Byrnn was working on the case yesterday, but failed to make an arrest. It is suspected that the thief is the same man who has been frightening the people about Kelligrew’s for some days. |
| September 5 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home left Bay of Islands last night, going North. Argyle left Placentia at 6 p.m. yesterday, going West. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte at 4.30 p.m. yesterday. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 6.20 p.m. yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford last night. Glencoe left Burgeo at 6.40 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove.
Bowrings: Prospero passed Cape Race at 7.30 last evening, Westward bound. Portia left Baie Verte
at 12.30 p.m. yesterday, coming this way.
| September 5 1907 || NAUTICAL || French warship Kleber, coaled from A. Harvey & Co., yesterday. S.S. Shenandoah left London for this port at 5. p.m yesterday. Bella Rosan, Coward, passed Cape Race yesterday morning from Harbor Breton, bound for Europe. S.S. Dageid, Steensen, is due on Saturday to Shea & Co., from Montreal and Gulf ports. Schooner Crystal Stream, sails shortly for Exploits, taking inward, cargo of salt, and when discharged, will load fish for Europe. |
| September 5 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || No new cases of scarlet fever were reported to the Board of Health yesterday. A house on George Street was released from quarantine during the day. The inspection of dairies and cowsheds in the East End was continued, those on the Middle Cove and Outer Cove Roads being visited. |
| September 5 1907 || PERSONAL || Dr. and Mrs. Pritchard arrived from Bay Roberts by last night’s train. Dr. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson, who had been visiting Heart’s Content, returned to town, last night. |
| September 5 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.45 a.m. yesterday, with 43 passengers, including A.R. and Mrs. Peters, Dr. H.M. Stevenson, Mrs. E. Rielly, Miss F. Rielly, Mrs. A.R. Morris, Mrs. A. Forsey, Mrs. A M. Kennedy, Mrs. L Shearing, Mrs. H. Howse, Mrs. A.R. Taylor, Mrs. Geo. Becks, Mrs. H.D. Rae, W.F. Whitehouse, L.H. Whiteroll, T. L. Smith, H.D. Kavanagh, C.C. Heldedram, J.S. Powell, Ensign and Mrs. Tuckey, Miss H. Young, H.A. Dwyer, D. McCoush. The express is due at 2.30 this afternoon. |
| September 5 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There was only one arrest by the Police last night, a drunk.
Admiral and Mme Thierry, are guests of His Excelency the Governor at Government House.
Mr. Ernest Simons of Harbor Grace, arrived in town yesterday on business, and it at the Crosbie.
The brigt. Clementine, Tucker, arrived at Gaultois Tuesday, where she loads fish from G.M. Barr for Europe.
Partridge shooting opens October 1st. They have been reported plentiful on the local grounds, and there will be good sport when the season opens.
A cow being driven up Water St., yesterday afternoon, made its way through the open door of a Tailor’s store, but was got out without doing any damage.
The S.S. Mary, Capt. Nickerson, sailed for Bell Island at 1.15 p.m. yesterday. She took a full load of freight, principally machinery and fittings for the Nova Scotia and Dominion companies.
The enquiry into the death of Hubert Parsons was continued before Mr. Flannery yesterday. Conductor Tremblett and Mrs Cook, a witness to the sad affair, were examined. Motorman Fitzgerald was ill and unable to attend.
The Home reports fine weather in the Straits the last week, and that a large quantity of the season’s catch of fish has been cured. At Battle Harbor, big catches of fish have been taken during the last ten days, and about 50 “floaters” are there, all loaded.
The weather was fine along the line yesterday, and continued so last night. The following are the latest reports: Port aux Basques — S.W.; light; fine, 50 above. Bay of Islands — Calm, fine, 60 above. Quarry — N.E.; light, dull, 52 above. Bishop’s Falls — N.W., light, fine, 57 above.
Clarenville — S.E., light, dull, 60 above. Whitbourne — S.E., light, dull, 60 above.
Some big catches of fish were taken on the local grounds yesterday. The fish was of a large size and sold in the market at good prices.
The body of Mrs. John MORGAN came in from Bay of Islands by yesterday’s freight train, and was taken to her sister’s residence, Mrs. Fry, Flowers Hill, from whence the funeral takes place this afternoon. Deceased was 75 years old and formerly resided in St. John’s.
Messrs Butler and Macdonald, Architects, have completed plans for Editor McGrath’s new newspaper office, and work will proceed without delay. Mr. McGrath intends to have a thoroughly up-to-date and well equipped building, and the site which he has been fortunate enough to secure will lend itself to continuous extension. In another month or two the new daily will be in active operation.
An inebriate, residing in the West End, was given in charge by his wife last night, and taken to the Station. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
An “At Home” was held aboard H.M.S. Brilliant yesterday afternoon. It was attended by the Officers of the French Warship in port, and by a number of people from the city.
The “entente cordiale” was in evidence on Military Road last night, when two British and two French Tars, arm in arm, were seen wending their way to the roller Rink, where they had plenty of fun trying to skate.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: Dr. W.W. Goodwin, Geo. Badcock, W.J. James, Harbor Grace; J.Q. Gulnac, Norris Arm; J Powell, Birmingham, Eng; W.H. Christian, Wabana; J.C. Jones, Halifax; R.J. Rooney, New York, H. Brunt, Jas. Andrews, Baltimore; L Clarke, F.J. Clarke, Brigus; Mr. and Mrs A.E. Perkins, Glasgow.
Messages were received in town yesterday, that Samuel FOSTER of S.W. Arm, White Bay, has been drowned Tuesday last, near Cape John. While returning from the fishing grounds, his boat was capsized by a heavy sea, and he was thrown into the water with his companion. The latter was rescued by other fishermen who were returning.
One case of scarlet fever was reported yesterday, it being located in a house near the head of Winsor Lake. A house on Hamilton Avenue was disinfected yesterday, and will be released from quarantine today. The private premises of two residents, one each on Water St. and George St., were visited by Inspector O’Brien during the day, and found in a very unsanitary condition. The owners were given the usual notice to clean up; failing to do this, proceedings will be taken against them.
The Council holds its regular weekly session at 7.30 this evening.
About 3,000 quintals of new fish arrived by schooners yesterday, from Western outports. From nearby settlements, a considerable quantity was also brought in.
The S.S. Bruce left Bay of Islands yesterday at 10 a.m. for Sydney. She will return to Port aux Basques this morning, where passengers from the city will connect as usual.
The Hon. Treasurer of the Church of England Orphanage, begs to acknowledge with thanks, the receipt of $27.27, being one third of the balance of unclaimed funds, collected for the relief of the families of the wrecked vessel “Camellia” some years ago.
The Sec-Treas. of the Methodist Orphanage, gratefully acknowledges the receipt of one hundred and twenty-six dollars and eighty-one cents from Charles Ellis, Esq., Treasurer of the Newfoundland Football League, being one third of the net proceeds of the Charity Cup Football matches for the past season.
There were two steamers at Bell Island yesterday loading ore for Sydney.
At present there are four parties at Terra Nova deer-stalking. Some excellent trout were caught there during the last few days.
The express that went out last evening, will go through to Port aux Basques. Repairs to the damaged road will be completed this morning.
Four Italians, who have been peddling plaster of paris ornaments without proper licence, have been summoned to appear before the Magistrate on Saturday.
About twenty of the city Truckmen have not yet paid their licences for the current year, and failing to do so by Saturday, will be summoned for recovery of same.
During the last two weeks, a number of workmen have left grand Falls, returning to their homes in Conception Bay, to take in their crops. There was an agent of the same company in town yesterday, looking for men to fill their place.
The weather along the line yesterday was inclement at almost all stations. Last night, there was but little change to report being: Port aux Basques — N.W.; raining, foggy, 60 above. Bay of Islands — calm, misty, 67 above. Quarry — S., light, fine, 55 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, Dull, 50 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 50 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 50 above.
Word was received in town yesterday, that Capt. William Winsor, Sr., was in a precarious condition at his home, Wesleyville. Fears for his recovery are entertained.
Mr. Jesse Whiteway received a telegram from Wesleyville yesterday, that the schooner Active, Capt. Dan Winsor, had returned from Labrador with a full load of fish. Capt. Winsor brought no reports of the other schooners from Wesleyville.
The attention of the Council is call to Monroe St. where pools of putrid
water are lying on both sides of the street. Children very often fall into them,
and besides spoiling their clothing, run the risk of contracting disease. The
Council should grade and drain the street at once, as already, there is enough
of disease in the city.
| September 5 1907 || DEATHS || MORRISSEY — On the 5th Sept., Mary Frances, (Fanny) beloved wife of T.J. Morrissey, and daughter of the late John and Mary Murphy of Carbonear, leaving a husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a loving mother and wife; funeral today at 2.30 from her late residence, 20 Gilbert Street. Friends will please attend without further notice. |
| September 6 1907 || FORTUNE NEWS || Aug.1st — We are sorry to report the death of one of our respected citizens, Mr. George COLLIER. Mr Collier was loading fish in the schooner Julia, at Belleoram. He was taken ill suddenly, too ill to be removed from the schooner to the steamer, to be brought home. On Friday, his friends wired for news on his condition, and received the reply, that the Doctor had hopes for his recovery. On Saturday the schooner started to bring him home, but before she reached here, he had passed away to the Great Beyond. Mr. Collier’s religion was not a mere profession; he was a good man, and the change to him was a glorious one. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Captain Clyde Lake is in from the banks with a good trip of fish, in a short time; also Capt. Noseworthy was in a short time ago.
The boats (fishing) are coming from Labrador, loaded. Some have arrived, others are on the way.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Swann, Miss Nellie Spencer, and Miss Janie Hillier, went to Burin by Thursday’s Glencoe, to attend the Sunday School Convention held there. Miss Valetta Spencer returned to her school by the same boat.
Mrs. T.A. Bennett, Miss Elinor Bennett, of St. John’s, and Miss Annie Caines, of Boston, are visiting friends here.
Mr. J. Norman returned to us by Sunday’s Glencoe, to begin school. We were
very glad indeed to see his pleasant face again. We wish him a successful year.
| September 6 1907 || WEST COAST NOTES || (From the Star) It is stated that Mr. Ed. Halbot’s store at Bank Head, was broken into one night last week, and a quantity of goods taken therefrom.
Sea trout and grilse are very plentiful in River Brook Pond. Last week one party had sufficient sport in two hours the trout caught weighing from 1/2 to 4 pounds.
Operator Dwyer at South Branch, has had unrivalled luck this year. He has landed about 20 salmon, 60 grilse and over 400 trout. Nearly all these fish were taken with bait.
The Lower Humber is now filled with salmon and trout. The former cannot be taken on fly, but we believe they could be captured by using baited hooks.
Sportsmen on Kitty’s Brook are very busy these days, as grilse and salmon are very plentiful there.
Capt. S. Shaw’s vessel, commanded by Capt. S. Butt, arrived Sunday at St. George’s with 625 qtls codfish, taken on the Labrador. She reported Capt. N Butt on the way home, poorly fished.
Mr. Walter LeRoux, of St. George’s, has taken over the small store of Mr. Wells, at Crabb's Station and fitted it up as a shop. Mr. Ed. Halbot, also of St. George’s, is putting up a new shop close by, and there will be keen rivalry between them.
Fred Martin of Port aux Basques, Brakeman on the R.N. Co.’s accommodation train, met with an accident last Wednesday, at Crabb's. While coupling cars at that station, his right hand got caught between a link and knuckle of the draw bar, lacerating the flesh on the back of the hand, and dislocating the wrist. He was attended by Dr. Grant upon arrival at Port aux Basques, and he will be alright again, within another week or two.
An official visit was paid Port au Port last week, by Magistrate McDonnell, when some thirty cases for violations of the lobster fishery regulations, were tried by him. There were numerous convictions, but the offenders were all dealt leniently with, the fines imposed, ranging from $1 to $10. Several other cases are pending.
The schooner Manila, Captain E. Barry, arrived last Tuesday from Labrador, with about 300 qtls of codfish.
There is an abundance of codfish at the mouth of the Bay, but very few people are engaged at the fishery just now, excepting the residents of Lark Harbor and Wood’s Island.
Last Thursday, over thirty employees in the Crow Gulch Slate Quarry went on strike. They are getting $1.10 per day, but demanded $1.25, and because this was not granted, they went out. They were all Newfoundlanders, and claimed that they were as much entitled to $1.25 as the Welshmen.
The schooner Swan, Capt. A. Power, went out from here yesterday with a cargo of lumber, and a crews of men for Middle Arm. Flett
& Co., of Scotland, who intend going into the herring packing business on a
small scale, intend erecting a dwelling house 20x30, and a stage 40x80, on the
premises owned by Mr. Samuel Park. The building contract has been given to
Parsons Brothers, from whom the lumber was bought.
| September 6 1907 || HOME’S REPORT || The S.S. Home returned yesterday afternoon from North. She had 100 cases of lobsters, 22 second class and 20 first class passengers, among the latter were: Miss White, of Nardini’s, who made the round trip, Miss (Dr) A.H. Withington, Miss Richarson, of Pittsfiled, Mass., and Mr. D.A. Ryan, of King’s Cove. The fishery still continues good in the Straits, and everybody seems busily engaged, curing and shipping the voyage to market. Mr. Clapp, M.H.A. for St. Barbe, met with a poor reception from his constituents, and is shouting to keep his courage up: “He may fool all the people some of the time; but he can’t fool all the people all the time”. — Western Star |
| September 6 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || REID NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY: Glencoe left Harbor Breton at 2.20 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Home left Lark Harbor at 8 a.m. yesterday, going North. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Argyle left Burin at 1 p.m. yesterday, going West. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove.
BOWRINGS: S.S. Prospero left Placentia at 3 p.m. yesterday, going Westward.
S.S. Portia left Twillingate at 4.10 p.m. yesterday, coming this way. She is due
here Saturday morning.
| September 6 1907 || LATE RAP FISHING || On Wednesday at Bauline, one of the LeGrows who had a cod trap out, secured twenty quintals of fish in it. This is a most extraordinary occurrence at this late season, as traps are usually in by August 15th of each year. Such a happening has never been known in the history of trap fishing in the Country. |
| September 6 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Corean is due from Liverpool on Saturday. S.S. Regulus, Wakeham, is due from Philadelphia Sunday. Schooner Wm. Moreton, arrived yesterday from Bay of Islands, in ballast, to A.S. Rendall. Olinda, Capt. Randell, 4 days from Sydney with coal for Thorburn & Lawrence, arrived in port yesterday morning. Barqt. Devonia, Snow, five days from Sydney, arrived yesterday morning with coal to A Goodridge & Sons. S.S. Numidian leaves Boston for this port today, and will replace the S.S. City of Bombay, which goes to Bermuda with troops. S.S. Ely, finishing discharging at Baine Johnston’s Southside premises Wednesday, and yesterday, hauled over to the North Side to load supplies for Battle Harbor. She sails for there today. S.S. Adventure left Lewisporte Wednesday afternoon for New York, taking 1,300,000 feet of lumber. She also took 300 tons of iron ore from Twillingate. She passed Cape Race at 12.30 p.m. yesterday. S.S. Cacouna left Montreal at 2 p.m. Wednesday for this port, via Charlottetown and the Sydneys. She has a cargo of 10,000 barrels, mostly flour. |
| September 6 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Two arrests were made by the Police last night - a drunk, and a drunk and disorderly.
There are fifteen round trippers on the Silvia this trip, all of whom are making their first visit to St. John’s.
News from the Northern Labrador fleet is now anxiously awaited, and some arrivals are expected daily.
An inebriate, residing in the West End, was given in charge by his wife last night and taken to the Station. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
About 3,000 quintals of new fish arrived by schooners yesterday from Western outports. From nearby settlements, a considerable quantity was also brought in.
There were two steamers at Bell Island yesterday, loading ore for Sydney.
| September 7 1907 || GLENCOE BACK A FINE TRIP || The S.S. Glencoe, Drake, returned to Placentia yesterday forenoon, having made an excellent round trip, and passengers enjoyed themselves exceptionally well, particularly the round trippers. Capt. Drake has been making good runs between Placentia and Port aux Basques, this season, despite the poor weather, and the boat is one of the most popular on the Reid Company route. The Glencoe brought 53 passengers to Placentia yesterday, those first class being: Sister Mary John, Sister Mary Margaret, A. Le Gentil, E. Le Gentil, Dr. and Mrs. Joachim, Rev. G.H. Bolt, Rev. T.B. Darby, Dr. Fitzgerald, G.B. Tuff, T.R. Wright, R. Bell, J. Caine, T. McCarthy, J. Grimes, E. Peters, M Worrall, J.H. Tucker, J.P. Tucker, J. Longman, J. Bishop, R. Mcknight, J. McShave, Capt. W. Davis, J. Butt, W. Wells, Miss Huett, Miss Peel, Misses King (2), Miss Darby, Mrs. Learning, Miss Vigus, Mrs. Avery, Miss Bell, Mrs.Houseman and 2 children, Mrs. Willet, Misses Butler (2), Miss W. Alcock, Miss Parsons. |
| September 7 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basque at 4 p.m. yesterday with the following passengers: A. Diamond, T.M. Peters, W.R. Peters, Jr., Dr. Michael, MacDonald, A. Nicholl, C. Hill, Mrs. C.T. Pointer, Miss A. Angell, B. Howlet, S. and Mrs. Salter, C.B. Miller, W. Bates.Jr., Jno. Dix, A.D.B. Pratt, G. Prince, H.H. Johnstone, H. Ford, J O’Brien, J.J. Bigelow. The express is due at 8 tomorrow morning. |
| September 7 1907 || FRENCH WARSHIPS || The French warships D’Estrees and Kleber, are now taking supplies, and will leave port on Tuesday next. The Kleber goes direct to the Canary Islands, and will then cruise along the coast of Africa. The D’Estrees goes to St. Pierre. Both ships are taking a quantity of live cattle, in addition to other supplies. They will not return to this port again this season. |
| September 7 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. A.E. Perkins, representing Sunlight Soap, was in town on Wednesday, having come from Carbonear that day.
Mr. Maurice Colbert of Jackman’s Tailoring Establishment, St. John’s, arrived by Wednesday afternoon’s train, and will spend a short time with friends at Riverhead.
Mrs. W. Bailey and her 5 children, who had been spending a few weeks at Whitbourne with her parents, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Craig, returned home by Tuesday night’s train.
The (Juvenile) I.O.G. T. picnic took place at O’Connell farm on Wednesday afternoon. The day was a beautiful one and all enjoyed themselves to the fullest extent.
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Walsh of Brigus, was in town this week. Rev. Mr. James Donnelly arrived by Tuesday night’s train, and Rev. John Lynch, P.P. Northern Bay, came in that day.
The schooner Hettie, Joseph Morrie, Master, arrived on Tuesday from Gander Bay, with a load of lumber to R. Rutherford & Co. The schooner when discharged, will load cod oil for St. John’s, and then go North for another cargo of lumber for the same firm.
Miss Minnie Noseworthy and Mr. K Bussey, who had been spending a very pleasant time with friends at St. John’s, returned by Tuesday night’s train.
Dr. Goodwin, Messrs G.H. Badcock, W.J. Janes, John Hunt, Stephen Martin, Duncan Hunt, for St. John’s, and John Trapp for Bay Roberts, left by this morning’s train. Rev. Llewellyn Godden for Exploits, Mr. Timothy Hogan for Bishop’s Falls, Mr. Albert Wells and wife for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. George PETERS, a well known Carpenter of this town, died this morning after a lingering illness of ten months duration. He was about 72 years of age, unmarried, and resided on Cochrane Street with his sister Miss Belle Peters. He was a Carpenter of the old school, which means that work done by him could bear inspection, and win admiration, of any one who happened to view it. Of this class, very few Carpenters remain, but their work does not die with them, and often stands as a memorial of the workmen. So it may be said of qualities, and many will regret to learn of his demise. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon.
The S.S. Progress arrived on Tuesday evening, bringing the remains of the late Peter BRAY, who was accidentally killed on the D.I. & S. Company’s plant at Bell Island that morning. The remains were taken to the residence of Mr. John Bray, Devonshire Road, whence the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the S.O.E. Society attending. Interment was made at the C. of E. Cemetery.
Some citizens were highly amused one evening lately, when a young gentleman, who is always polite, was passing a public building. Seeing some ladies who he recognized, he instinctively raised his hat, and later, coming up to other ladies who were well acquainted with him, he neglected to disclose his nicely parted hair. Considering this a slight, these ladies soundly berated him for his lack of courtesy to them, and gave him to understand, that they were quite as ready as were those who had been previously saluted. The bystanders were quite mirthful over the incident, although the young gentleman was painfully made aware of his short comings.
Mr. H.F. Shortis and his daughters, Misses Lilian and Marie, returned to St. John’s by Wednesday evening’s train, after spending a fortnight here, guests at Mr. James Sheehan’s. Mr. Shortis and his daughter, thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant time spent among friends who are always delighted to have them with them. So pleased were our citizens with a lecture given here by Mr. Shortis last evening, that it is again contemplated to request him to favour this town with another lecture this fall, in aid of Shannon Park funds. If Mr. Shortis does come, and no doubt he will readily consent, it is quite certain the lecture will be just as popular and successful as was the previous one given by him.
Miss Phine Jordan of St. John’s, who has recently returned from a visit to Miss Florrie McKenna at Pictou, N.S., is well known in this town. While in Pictou, Miss Jordan took part in a concert in Advocate Hall, on the night of August 15th, in aid of the Cottage Hospital. Under the caption, “Miss Jordan’s Vocal Recital”, the Pictou, Advocate of August 20th, comments on Miss Jordan’s performance in the words: “Miss Jordan’s rich contralto voice was heard to advantage in all her numbers, in which she was accompanied by Mrs. Arch, McKenna, Jr., but we think she was her best in the (b) of her group of songs, namely, “The Minor Chord”. It is always pleasing to note the success of Newfoundlandrers when abroad, and Miss Jordan deserves congratulations.
Another old citizen passed peacefully away at noon on Wednesday, in the person of Mr. Richard MADIGAN, a well known Tailor of this town. Mr. Madigan, although not feeling well for some time past, was not considered dangerously ill, and the announcement of his death that day, came unexpected to a great many. Many regrets for the demise of this old gentleman have been expressed, for he was known far and wide, and greatly liked by all who knew him, and kindly remembrances of him were called forth. He is about the last of the Irishmen who came to live in this town many years ago. Born in Mooncoyn, County Kelkenny, Ireland, about 75 years ago, he came to this Country on the transport steamship Antelope, making the run across the Atlantic in the remarkable quick time of days in 1858. He worked at his trade in St. John’s for two years and then came to reside in Harbor Grace, remaining here ever since. He married Miss Margaret Brett, daughter of Mr. Richard Brett, an old time prosperous Planter of this town, who predeceased her husband some 12 to 15 years ago. He leaves three sons, Messrs, James, William and Patrick, and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas O’Brien and Miss Minnie Madigan, now of Boston, to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father. Mr. Madigan was a man of splendid physique and agility. As a Tailor he had few equals, and the business which he built up is now being conducted by his sons. During his illness, Mr. Madigan was attended by His Lordship Bishop March and Rev. Fr. Finn. The funeral takes place from his late residence, Water Street, on Friday morning.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbor Grace, Sept 5th 1907.
| September 7 1907 || CAPTAIN WINSOR PASSES AWAY || This morning, we chronicle the death of Capt. William Winsor, Sr., which occurred at his home, Wesleyville, early yesterday morning. Capt. Winsor was taken ill early in March last, and was unable to proceed to the seal fishery, in which he played a prominent part in the last forty years, and was successful almost each year. He is one of our best class of Vikings, being honoured by his employers, crews and Newfoundlanders, in general. Capt. Winsor had only attained his 61st year, and though his illness was protracted, his demise was not expected. He leaves to mourn him, five children — Capt. William, M.H.A., Sam, and Jesse; Mrs. (Rev) S. Bennett and Mrs. Capt. Hann, to whom with others of the family, the News tenders sympathy. Following is Capt. Winsor sealing record in steamers as taken from Chafe’s History: –
‘81, Vanguard, 300. ‘82, Commodore, 8,000. ‘83, Commodore, 18,888. ‘84,
Greenland, 16050. ‘85, Iceland, 25256. ‘86, Iceland, 9501. ‘87, Iceland, 7,868.
‘88, Iceland, 16,380. ‘89, Iceland, 15,843. ‘90, Iceland, 13,835. ‘91, Iceland,
17,746. ‘92, Iceland, 25,388. ’93, Iceland, 2.308. ‘94, Iceland, 4,929. ‘95,
Iceland, 5,819. ‘96, Panther, 4240. ‘98, Walrus, 14,702. ‘99, Panther, 14,230.
1900, Panther, 12,656. ‘01, Iceland, 20,150. ‘02, Iceland, 20,170. ‘03, Iceland,
16,337. ‘04, Vanguard, 20,640. ‘05, Vanguard, 2,728. ‘06, Vanguard, 21,000.
| September 7 1907 || MR. W, TIBBO DROWNED || A message was received in town yesterday afternoon, conveying the sad intelligence of the drowning while bathing, of Mr. Wilson Tibbo, of Grand Bank, in Garnish River. No further particulars were received. Mr. Tibbo is a son of Mr. Simon Tibbo, of Grand Bank, and managed the business of S. Tibbo & Son at that place. Mr. Tibbo was not married. |
| September 7 1907 || TO ATTEND FUNERAL || Mr. Jesse Whiteway has hired the steamer Mary to proceed to Wesleyville, to take those who intend to attend the funeral of the late Captain William Winsor, which takes place tomorrow, Sunday. Captain Winsor was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and brethren and others, who would like to attend the obsequies, will get all the information as to sailing, etc., by telephoning Mr. Whiteway this morning. |
| September 7 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were four arrests by the Police last night, all drunks, one of these, a East End Cabman, is on the black list.
There will be an “At Home” at Government House this afternoon. The band from the French warship Kleber, will furnish the music.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; A. Moulton, Halifax; P.F. O’Reilly, Placentia, E.B. Joachim and wife, Athens, Pa.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Terrance Morrissey took place last evening, and was largely attended. Interment was at Belvedere.
The Bruce did not arrive at Port aux Basques until 4 p.m. yesterday, and in consequence, the express is not due till 8 a.m tomorrow.
Diphtheria has broken out at Argentia, and one death has occurred in the house of Mr. Patrick Houlahan. Dr. McKendrick is doing his utmost to prevent the disease from spreading.
The new pipes to be put down, in place of those which gave dissatisfaction last fall, have arrived. They will be tested by Govt. Engineer, Hall, before they are laid.
A street car, going up Holloway St. yesterday afternoon, got off the track, and slid back down the grade, striking a horse and cart owned by Harvey & Co. One of the shafts of the vehicle was broken; otherwise no damage was done.
A man named Moist, of Hoylestown, was before the Magistrate yesterday, on a charge of criminally assaulting a lad named Burt on Monday last, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.
On recovering from severe illness, Mr. Garland Bates, who has been Crier of Macon, Missouri, was handed a local paper containing the news of his death, and an elaborate sketch of his life. He was so pleased with his obituary that he got out of bed to call on the Editor, and caught a chill, from which he died the same day.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday, were unfavourable. The following reports were received last night: Port aux Basques — S.W.; calm, dull, 60 above. Bay of Islands — calm, dull, 60 above. Quarry — calm, dull, 62 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., light, raining, 56 above. Clarenville — calm, raining, 60 above. Whitbourne — calm, fine, 60 above.
The Rev. Mother Superior of Belvedere Orphanage, acknowledged with sincere thanks, the receipt of one hundred and twenty-six dollars and eighty two cents, ($126.82) being one third of the net proceeds of Charity Cup Football matches for the season 1907, per Chas Ellis, Esq., Treasurer of the Nfld. Football League.
Complaint is made of parties on the Torbay Road, who have repeatedly hauled down fences of residents there, and this cowardly act has not alone been done on premises where men reside, but also at a farm occupied by ladies, and the Police should seek out the perpetrators and bring them to justice. This is usually done on Saturday nights, and at daylight in the early morning.
The whaler Opthar, owned by a Ellefsen, Aquaforte, arrived in port Thursday night with a 65 foot Fin-Back whale in tow. The whale was killed near Baccalieu, and as there was a heavy sea on, the Captain deemed it advisable to put in here, until it became smoother.
The S.S. Portia is due from the Northward this afternoon.
The S.S. Terra Nova, and schooner Electra, went on Dock yesterday for repairs.
Repairs to the track near Howard’s, were completed yesterday afternoon.
It was reported last night, that a serious accident had occurred during the day at Grand Falls. No particulars of the happening were learned up to midnight.
The F.B. Wood Co. have erected a fire escape to their factory on Hamilton St. There are some other factories that require a similar improvement.
A post card was received in town, Thursday, from Mr. J. Murphy, one of our shooters at Ottawa. He says that he enjoyed the trip very much and managed to pull off a few prizes. Blackmore beat a number of the Palma contestants in the Governor General’s competition, in the first stage, while Morris, Green and Blackmore,
were above the 92's, which are counted out in the second day’s shooting.
| September 9 1907 || GLENCOE PASSENGERS || S.S. Glencoe, Capt. Drake, left Placentia for Westward at 1 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: R.B. Somerville, F. Canning, P.J. McEvoy, J. Kessop, Mrs. S. Parsons, Miss Drake, Miss Curtis, Miss Green, G. Oates, A. Newhook, G. Smith, M. Andrews, Misses Andrews (2) and six in steerage. |
| September 9 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || S.S. Bruce, Capt. Delaney, arrived at Port aux Basques at eight o’clock yesterday morning with the following passengers; Miss Caldwell, Miss A Pennell, M.B. Vail, H.B Smith, W.R. Leslie, H. Boutller, J.R. Dinn, F.W. Horwan, J. Scott, C.B. Platt, A.T. Miner, Mrs, Miner, R.T. Clement, W.G. Hodge, C.S. Carpenter, A. McNamara, T.A. Lawrence, W.S. King, J. Wallace, J.P. Ryan, J. Anderson, J.L. Slattery, T. Slattery, J.F. Murphy, Miss M Pearce, J.A. Messorvey, H.B. Williams, O.W. Farin, and 20 in steerage. The express is due at noon. |
| September 9 1907 || DAGEID IN PORT || The S.S. Dageid, Capt. Steensen, reached port from Montreal via Charlottetown and Sydney, yesterday afternoon. She left Montreal nine days ago and had it foggy during the entire passage. The Dageid brought two passengers, Messrs T.W. Davis and N.H. Assilin, and about 200 tons of cargo including, 70 head of cattle and 52 sheep. Owing to the Corean being expected, the Dageid anchored in the stream. |
| September 9 1907 || CAPTAIN WINSOR’S FUNERAL || The S.S. Mary, Capt. Nickerson, sailed for Wesleyville at 5.30 p.m. Saturday, taking down a number of citizens to attend the funeral of the late Capt. William Winsor Sr., which took place there yesterday. She also took down a handsome casket, supplied by Undertaker Collier, who went along to conduct the funeral arrangements. Among those who went by her were, Mayor Gibbs, Hon. John Ayre, Jesse Whiteway, S.D. Blandford, P.H. Cowan, J.W. Winsor, F.C. Winsor, D.A. Whiteway, E.W. Lyon, A. Peters, W. Bartlett, J Sellars, A.K. Lumsden, S.G. Collier, Mrs. J. Winsor, and Miss Atwill. The party returns this morning. |
| September 9 1907 || PORTIA ARRIVES || The S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, arrived in port from Northward at eight o’clock Saturday night, bringing a full cargo of freight and a large number of passengers. Since leaving here, the weather experienced, has been very disagreeable, being cold and foggy nearly all through the trip, although the water was smooth. Following is the list of passengers in saloon: Messrs Starr, Williams, Dr. Procunier, H.Y. Mott, W.B. Payne, Butler, Lynch, Connolly, Lemme (2), Pynn, Bartlett, Newhook, Earle, Osmond, Rev. C.H. Keslake, Ashbourne (2), Leveridge, Scott, Churchill, Grimes, Norris, Robins, Whiteway (3), Mifflen, White, McKnight, Long, Brown, Frazer, Templeman, Snow (2), Forbes (2), Guy, Croucher (3), Laite, Hiscock, Saunders, Miles, Burk, Matthews (2), Mesdames Starr, Lemme, Fennessey, Howson, Bartlett, Chancey, Ashbourne, Phillpott, Gabril, Grimes, Barbour, Hann, Whiteway, Godden, White, Forbes, Laite, Sinnott, Targett, Yabsley, Pynn(2), Cunningham, Short, Colbourne, Clarke, Curtis, Chancey, Ashbourn, Pike, Thomas, Downer, Tulk, Barbour, Kean (3), Whiteway, Templeman, Croucher, Abbott, Young, March (2), Diamond, Reid, Ysbsley and sixty-two in steerage. |
| September 9 1907 || PLACENTIA || Capt. James Hayden, schooner Laura May, arrived here today from Cape St. Mary’s with 40 quintals fish, results of one week work on the grounds. This places Capt. Hayden high liner of the Petit Forte fleet, he having landed 400 quintals to date. He reports Capt. Pat, his brother, for 350, Capt. Flynn 300, and others with good voyages. He also reported a silver find, in which the Heffern brothers secured $2,000 in coin, dug up at Rockey Cove, outside Peti-Forte headlands, during the last week, probably left there by the Spaniards many years ago, when they frequented this part of the Coast.
We are pleased to learn from reliable authority, that Dr. McCulloch is to be appointed Resident Magistrate at Oderin, the present incumbent, Mr. Richard McGrath, being retired owing to failing health. Mr. McGrath has held the office of Collector of Customs, and later the Magistracy at Oderin,
the former position for over 50 years, being today the oldest public servant in
the Colony. His retirement has been expected for some time and it has come as a
result of infirmity, owing to his great age, being now in his 84th year. During
his tenure of office, Mr. McCarthy has made and retrained many friend’s, his
house has always been a hospitable one, and his name was always synonymous with
generous treatment, which he accorded to all who came in touch with him. That
his years may still be many and peaceful, and that in the sear yellow leaf he
may fine a return of the bread which he has cast upon the waters, is the wish of
all the people of his jurisdiction, with whom he has dealt in an official and
social capacity of such a long time. COM. Petit Forte, Sept. 6th , 1907
| September 9 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || REID NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY: Argyle leaves Placentia this afternoon, on the Red Island route. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove.
Glencoe left Placentia at 1 a.m. yesterday, going West.
BOWRINGS: Portia sails of Northward at 10 a.,m. on Wednesday. Prosper left
Grand Bank at 8.25 p.m. Saturday, going West. She was due at Burgeo early this
| September 9 1907 || ALONG THE LINE || Saturday’s express arrived at 3.30 p.m. yesterday, bringing Const. Long, A. Nardini, A. Gowans, P.K. McLeod, W. Canning, G.E. Blackmore, J.M. Breen and about forty others. The express last night, took out a large number of passengers, including Mrs. Blackie, G.H. Massy, A.B. Spence, J.T. Murphy, J.F. Stewart, Mrs. A. McCoubrey, J. Davis and wife, Mrs. R. Cook, Const. T. Lynch, Miss E Fredrickson, Mrs.Dahl, E.L. Mitchell, F.P. Morris, Capt. F. Windsor, Mrs. A. Fraser, Mrs. L Jewer, Miss. N. Connelly, H. Lidstone, A.L. Mitchell, Miss V.G. Harvey, V.P. Burke, Capt.Fraser, P.T. McGrath. |
| September 9 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. G.H. Massey left by last evening’s express for Montreal. Mr. M.P. Cashin arrived in town from Cape Broyle Saturday. Miss E. Carbery returned from England by the Corean this morning. Rev. W.T. Dunn returned from a trip to England, by the Corean this morning. Mr. J.T. Murphy left by last evening’s express, for Montreal on a visit. Capt. Fraser of the ill fated Micmac, left for home by last evening’s express. Mr. Geo. Skinner, of the N.S. Steel Co., Bell Island, arrived in town Saturday. Mr. A. Nardini, of Main River, arrived in town by yesterday’s express, on business. Mr. H.Y.Mott, who has been North on business, returned by the Portia Saturday night. Dr. Scully who has been enjoying a holiday in the Old Country, returned by the Corean this morning. Sir Edward Morris is at New York on business, in connection with some mining areas in Newfoundland. Mrs. Blackie, who has been visiting her brother, Mr. P.T. McGrath, here, returned to Sydney by last evening’s express. Hon. S. Milley and Mr. F.J. Jackman, who has been purchasing goods for the fall trade, returned by the Corean this morning. Mr. W.B. Payne, Deputy Minister Marine and Fisheries, who was making the round trip by the Portia, returned by her Saturday night, having enjoyed the trip very much. Mr. A.B. Spence, Dispatcher, R.N. Co., left by last evening’s express for Port Blandford, and will make the round trip by the Dundee, accompanied by Mrs. Spence. Mr. W.J. Scott, of Twillingate, arrived by the Portia on business. Mr. W.J. Ashbourne of Twillingate, arrived in town by the Portia on business, accompanied by Mrs. Ashbourne. Messrs N.H. Assillyn, Head Agent for Canada, and T.W. Davis, Auditor, of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., arrived in town by the Degeid yesterday, on a visit of insepction of the branch of that company here. Mr. and Mrs. J Starr of New York arrived in town by the Portia, Saturday night, having made the round trip which they enjoyed immensely. Mr. and Mrs. Starr had hoped to connect with the Silvia, but having missed her, will probably remain here till next trip. Mr. G.E. Blackmore of H.M.S. Calypso, who was one of the shooting team representing Newfoundland at Ottawa, returned yesterday. Mr. Blackmore speaks enthusiastically of the trip, and stated that all had a splendid time. Tomorrow, we hope to give an account of the shooting at Rackliff Range. |
| September 9 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Silvia sailed at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The barque Charlotte, Young, went on the Dock on Saturday.
The five Italian Peddlers were before the Magistrate on Saturday for peddling without licence, and were fined $20 each.
There were five arrests by the Police Saturday night, all drunks. Four of them were released yesterday morning.
Capt. Dunlop of the Corean, was here last, about eighteen years ago. At that time he was Chief Officer of the Manitobian.
The Jewish New Year began at 12 o’clock last night. Appropriate services will be held by the members of the community in this city, today and tomorrow.
The Portia on Saturday, made the run from Old Perlican to St. John’s, a distance of 55 miles, in four hours and twenty-five minutes. This is an unusually quick run.
Mr. K.S. Mitchell, Operator of the Postal Telegraph at Grand Lake, has resigned his position, and leaves shortly for Montreal, to take a position with the Western Union Telegraph Co.
A young man from the Methodist College walked over Bowring’s wharf, while the Portia was coming in, Saturday night. He was fished out by Checker, T. Clare, none the worse for his wetting.
The schooner Geisha Enon, sails today for Little Bay Islands, to load fish for Bishop & Monroe, from here. She was ready to leave on Saturday but her anchor became tangled, causing the windlass to break.
A woman named Jennette Bartlett, of Moreton’s Harbor, arrived by the Portia Saturday night, to enter the Hospital to under go an operation. She was suffering from cancer. The ambulance was at the ship to meet her.
Whilst engaged with some other men, in pushing over the boom of a schooner at Baine Johnston & Co. Southside premises on Saturday, Jimmie Morrissey was accidentally knocked over the wharf. He was fished out by some of the labourers, none the worse for his wetting.
A French sailor, very drunk, returning from the celebration at Smithville Saturday evening, took off his boots on the street near the Waverley Hotel, and using them as hammers, beat in the window of the Hotel. Mr. Dooley, the Proprietor, was quickly on the scene, and gave him in charge to a Policeman, who took him to the Station. Yesterday morning, he was released, some of the Officers from the ship depositing the amount of the cost of the glass.
The Hon. Treasurer of the Church of England, begs to acknowledge with thanks, the sum of $120.82, being one third of the net proceeds “Charity Cup Fund” football matches, per Chas. Ellis, Esq., Treasurer.
A serious accident happened at Bowring’s South Side Premises on Thursday last. Patrick O’Mara was engaged handing iron into a lighter, when he missed his footing and fell from the wharf to the bottom, carrying a piece of the iron with him. His arm was broken and he was injured internally. He was placed in the launch, brought over to the North Side, and taken to Dr. Gill’s surgery, that Medico ordering him to Hospital. Yesterday, his condition was not improved any.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday and yesterday: R.D. McArthur and wife, Wabana; Capt. T. Mickelsen, Fortune; T.A. MacNab, Geo. Skinner, Wabana; M.P. Cashin, Cape Broyle; Mr. and Mrs. James Starr, New York, Mr and Mrs. W. Ashbourne, Violet Ashbourne, Thomas G. Ashbourne, Twillingate; Dr. W.E. Procunier, Clarke’s Beach; E.C. French, Bay Roberts; N.H. Assilin, Montreal; F.W. Davis, New York; Jas. M. Breen, Boston; A. Gowans, Jr., Hueville; A Nardini, Main River.
S.S. Fiona sailed at 11.30 last night, taking the Northern Court on Circuit.
The weather conditions along the line yesterday were as follows: Port aux Basques — N.W.; light, fine, 50 above. Bay of Islands — calm, fine, 54 above. Quarry — N.W.; light, dull, 47 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, dull, 50 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 60 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 48 above.
On Saturday afternoon, a company of British and French sailors to the number of 250, drove to Smithville, where the French were entertained by the British tars. During the afternoon, games, dancing, singing, etc., were indulged in, and the best of good feelings prevailed among all, some of the tars exchanging cap bands, scarfs,
etc. The party was in return for one given the British lads, while at St.
| September 10 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mr. John Payne of Whitbourne is in town on a visit.
Messrs Thorburn McNab, Hugh Ross and James McKay were in town this week, and put up at Gordon Lodge.
The schooner Cyprus, Lemuel Simmonds, Master, arrived from St. John’s on Friday morning, with freight to Messrs Munn & Co.
Mrs. Patrick Walsh and her son James, of Otterbury, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train. James will study at St. Bonaventure College.
Mr. A E. Chown, representing the Nfld. Clothing Co., who was in town this week, left by this morning’s train for Bay Roberts.
Mr. A.D. Dawe is still quite unwell, and he has been unable to attend business lately. His many friends hope to see him out again shortly.
Mr. T.F. Butt of St. John’s, as well as his son, Mr. W.H. Butt, Druggist of Carbonear, was in town on Friday. They went to Carbonear that evening.
Miss Phine O’Neill, who has been for several weeks a guest of Mrs. P. Farrel at Cochrane House, left by this evening’s train to spend a fortnight with friends at Holyrood.
Visitors W. Savin, R. Tobin, J W. Murphy, Leonard Hennessey, and four ladies, drove to Brigus on Friday and returned to town in the evening, after visiting friends there.
Lawyer R.A. Squires of St. John’s, was in town on Friday on legal business. Mr. Squires’ visits here are frequent, and he is always busy during his stay.
The Anglo American Telegraph Office here, is being re painted and generally renovated, and when the work is finished, its appearance will be greatly improved.
As the result of the holiday stay of a number of visitors to this town during the past summer, so rumour says, some of our fair daughters will change their names and avocations within the year..
Constable Fardy came in by this evening’s train from Carbonear. Mr. and Mrs. John Davey and son, Mr. Frank Pumphrey of Daniel, Master Murphy, and Miss Sus’e Snow for St. John’s, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. John Gordon went to Carbonear by Friday afternoon’s train, en route to Broad Cove, North Shore. Mr and Mrs. John Hunt came from Carbonear by the evening train. Rev. John M Allan for St. John’s, and Hon. Eli Dawe and Mrs. A Barnes, went out by the same train.
Ensign Trickey, wife and infant, arrived by the express on Thursday night, from Amherst, N.S., on a few week’s visit to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Whitman. Mr. Lothrop Whitman, who was on a four week’s vacation at Greenspond, the guest of Rev. J and Mrs. Pincock, returned the same night.
Two funerals took place here on Friday, that of the late Richard MADIGAN at 9.30 a.m., and that of the late George PETERS at 4 p.m. Both were largely attended by our citizens, which testified by their presence, the esteem in which the deceased men were held. Interment of the former was at the R.C. cemetery, the latter being laid to rest in the C of E cemetery.
Our citizens no doubt, will pardon another reference to the desirableness of
constructing a large size floating dock or marine slip in this harbor. When this
matter comes up for discussion among the thoughtful portion of our townsmen,
they are ready to admit the desirableness and practicability of the project; but
it seems nobody cares to move in the matter, and bring about the realization of
such a boom to our harbor. Everybody concedes the point that a dock could not
fail to pay investors, were the project engineered properly; that there would be
no lack of work for it throughout the year; that one to take up large sized
vessels would be advantageous, that the harbor possesses all the required
facilities for operations; that no other place on the North East Coast can offer
such advantages; and that in the event of the establishment of the proposed dock
here, a great factor in the up-building of this town would appear. The docks at
St. John’s, at times during the year, cannot take all the vessels needing
repairs, and especially is this the case in the spring and fall. If a dock,
suited to the requirements of vessel - owners, were located here, loss of time
and money would be saved, for vessels from the various bays on the North East
Coast could come here and undergo repairs, instead of being forced, as it is
now, to go to St. John’s, where they may be kept waiting their turn for a month
or more. Ventures of different kinds have been gone into in Harbor Grace, and
the returns in some instances, have not been fortunate, for the prospects at the
outset did not give such promise of success, as does this project of a floating
dock. Many persons are quite certain that if the capital, say $30,000, were
subscribed, and the enterprise undertaken in a businesslike manner, there need
be no misgivings as to the realization of dividends. It should not be difficult
to raise such a small amount, and it only requires somebody who quite believes
in his ability to promote the scheme, to make the attempt, and the truth of the
old saying: “Where there’s a will there’s a way,” will be made plain.
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Sept 7th., 1907.
| September 10 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Numidian is due to Shea & Co., from Boston, today. S.S. Rosalind left New York last night, for this port, via Halifax. S.S. Bonavista left Montreal last night, for St. John’s, via Charlottetown and the Sydneys. S.S. Usk, Capt. Drake, sails today for Europe with a full load of fish and oil from Job Brothers & Co. S.S. Coban, two days from Louisburg with coal for Reid N.F. Co., reached port at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. S.S. Dageid, Capt. Steensen, discharged at Pitt’s lower premises yesterday, and sails for Montreal and Gulf ports tonight. Schooner Madeline, Dorman, sails this morning from the Anglo-Nfld Fish Co., for Europe. Brigt. Grace, Capt. Giles, sailed yesterday afternoon, for Bahia, taking 2,639 quintals of fish from A Goodridge & Sons. Schooner Bonavista has been discharged by Messrs Bishop & Monroe, and will proceed to Englee to load fish for Europe. Barqt. Minnie, Capt. Jackman, arrived at Sydney, Saturday afternoon, 33 days from Parahyba, Brazil. She will load coal for Alan Goodridge & Sons for Ferryland and St. John’s. S.S. Corean, Capt. Dunlop, sailed at daylight. taking the following passengers: for Halifax — Mrs. P Cleary, Mr. Wynansm Mr. Cashman. For Philadelphia — P. Henley and wife, and Miss G. Hayward. |
| September 10 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Argyle left Placentia at midnight on the Red Island Route. Clyde left Bootwoodville at 5.15 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Port Blandford at 11.55 a.m. yesterday. Ethie left Hant’s Harbor at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Hermitage at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. Home is North of Bonne Bay. Virginia Lake is North of Tilt Cove.
Bowrings: Portia sails North at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prospero left Channel at 1.30
p.m. yesterday going West. |
| September 10 1907 || PERSONAL || Rev. A.E. Butler was in town yesterday. Rev. Dr. Robertson returned to town yesterday. Mr. Arthur Mews arrived in town by last night’s train. Rev. Fr. Coady of Manuels came in by last night’s train. Mr. R. Von Stein arrived in town yesterday’s express. Mr. A .Munn came in from Harbor Grace by last night’s train. Rev. Dr. A Howley arrived in town from Salmonier, by train, last night. Mr. W.H. Franklin leaves for England by the Numindian on business and pleasure. Rev. Canon Dunfield, Mrs. Dunfield and family, arrived in town from Topsail by last night’s train. Mr. G.C. Goodwin, who has been spending a holiday at Topsail, returned by last night’s train. Mr. A McLachlan and Miss McLachlan, who had been in Brigus, arrived by last night’s train. Rev. T.G. Willey of Topsail, was in town yesterday, and left for home by last night’s train. Capt. C. Dawe, M.H.A., arrived in town by yesterday’s train from Bay Roberts, for a few days, on business. Mr. P Hanley accompanied by Mrs. Hanley, left by the Corean this morning, on a five week tour of the States and Canada. |
| September 10 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Fish was scarce on the local grounds yesterday.
The whaler Hawk, secured three whales near Cape Charles last week.
The golden Hind is now 18 days out from Pernambuco, bound for this port.
The S.S. Regulus has been chartered, to proceed to the wreck of the Micmac and bring down a cargo of deal.
Messrs Bowring Bros. have chartered the Nellie M. to take fish to Perambuco; Capt Olsen, late of Bell Isle of the Exe, goes in command.
Mr. Emmanuel Pike of Channel, yesterday launched at Port aux Basques, a fine new schooner which he has built the past summer; he has named her the Mildred.
The S.S. Mary, which took down a number of gentlemen to Wesleyville to attend the funeral of the late Capt. Winsor, broke down yesterday at that place. The passengers are returning by the Dundee.
The property, situated at the corner of Patrick St. and Hamilton Avenue, was sold by auction yesterday, being knocked down by Mr. P.C. O’Driscoll, to Mr. McPherson of the Consolidated Foundry.
The weather conditions along the line last night were as follows: -- Port aux basques — N.W., fine,52 above. Bay of Islands — S.W. light, dull, 52 above. Quarry — N.W., light, dull, 58 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 58 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 60 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 48 above.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday — B. Symons, London; Miss M.J. Allan, Hr. Grace; W.H. Rainford, and wife, Philadelphia; A. Moulton, Halifax; A.T. Miner and wife, New London; F.G. Hodges, Montreal; J.A. Messervey, H.V. Smythe, New York, F.C. Archibald, Harbor Grace.
Yesterday afternoon, Kam Lung, Cochrane St., hired a young fellow to put in a ton of cold, and when the job was completed, went up the stairs to get some small change, leaving the youth in the shop. When Kam came down, the youth had vanished, as had also a ten dollar bill, which he had left in the cash box. Kam now mourns his tenner, and as he does not know the fellow, and cannot give any description of him, there is not much chance of his getting it back.
Mr. J.T. Lamb of Water St., has just added to his staff of workmen, a first class Watchmaker from London.
The Chinamen who were recently smuggled from Newfoundland into Cape Breton Island, are being detained at the Police Station in Sydney, at the expense of the Dominion Government. Mayor Kimber of Sydney, placed the cost at $2.00 per man per day. It will be some time before a decision is arrived at, and it may be, that Newfoundland will have to take back her Oriental runways.
His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Lady and Miss MacGregor and Inspector-General J.R. McCowen, A.D.C.I.S.O, visited the French warship Kleber yesterday afternoon, and on leaving, was given the usual salute.
Mrs. A.J. Ryan, of Placentia, who has been in Montreal for medical treatment, has undergone an operation successfully, and her friends will be pleased to learn that she is well on the way to recovery, and should be able to leave the Hospital about the last of October.
There were two arrests by the Police last night, one drunk and disorderly, and one drunk and fighting.
Fifteen boys, who have been destroying gardens in the West End, have been summoned, and will have to answer to the Magistrate for their conduct.
An Assyrian girl passenger by the S.S. Corean, was taken suddenly ill while out walking near the battery yesterday afternoon. She was brought aboard the ship.
A Freman of the Corean, filled up on “fire water” last night, and becoming in a fighting mood, assaulted a peaceable citizen. He was arrested and brought to the Police Station, and this morning, will have to answer to the Magistrate for his conduct.
S.S. Usk, Capt. Drake, arrived in port yesterday morning from Blanc Sablon to
Job Bros & Co., having made the run in 40 hours. She has 8,000 quintals of fish
and 94 casks of oil, and will finish loading here, sailing for Europe today.
Capt. Joy came up in her, as passenger.
| September 10 1907 || MARRIAGE || HUDSON – HIERLHY — On September 5th., at the residence of the bride’s parents, 92 Circular Road, by the Rev. F.R. Matthews, George W. Hierlhy to Emma M., daughter of George C. Hudson, both of this city. |
| September 11 1907 || CARBONEAR || Mr. Bret Chown, representing the N.F. Clothing Co., St. John’s, has been here the past week displaying samples of the Co.’s output.
Mrs. Jos. Udell and Miss Udell went out by Tuesday’s express on an extended trip to the United States.
Schooner Mary B., Kelloway, Master, arrived to J & J Maddock on Saturday, with something like 300 quintals of fish for four men. She sailed to Battle Harbor direct. Kelloway and crew will cure their fish in Trinity.
Mr. A.E. Perkins of Port Sunlight, England, visited here Wednesday, looking up business for the great soap concern of Lever Bros. Ltd. He is accompanied by Mrs. Perkins.
The Lena, Capt. John Bransfield, sailed from Francis Harbor, Labrador, on the 4th September, with freight for Toke & Sons’ station there.
Mr. William Moulton, of the C.L. March Co., Ltd., returned to the city Friday, having spent a brief holiday with his parents residing in this town.
The fishery at Freshwater with traps, is about over, and the fishermen have laid away the twine for another season. The catch varies from 140 qtls to 280 per crew.
Mr. Chas. Taylor, formerly of Carbonear, but now of Bell Island, and his bride, are spending their honeymoon in the peaceful atmosphere of this town and are guests at Foote’s Hotel.
On Sunday, an old resident of the “Valley” in the person of Mrs. Charlotte THOMAS , was laid to rest in the C. of E. cemetery. She reached the mature age of 78 years. On the same day, death came and ended the suffering of Mrs. Samuel TAYLOR, of the South Side, after a protracted illness. Her husband, who is a Labrador Planter, returned home by the last steamer, to be present when the end came.
Mrs. N Currie, and Mrs. J. Alex Robinson, returned to their home in the city on Thursday afternoon, after spending a lengthened and very pleasant time in our mist.
At the monthly Missionary Meeting, held in the Temperance Hall on Friday evening last, Miss Florrie Guy, in company with several other vocalists, favoured the congregation with appropriate solos and duets.
Miss H. Badcock, Teacher of the Primary in the Methodist Day School here, returned from Boston by last Monday’s express. Miss Badcock spent the whole of the summer vacation with friends, in Uncle Sam’s dominions.
Mr. John M Brown, of the Harmsworth Co., Grand Falls, came in a few days ago on a short holiday.
The coaster Northern Light, Capt. Simmons, takes a load of cod oil from Messrs Duff & Sons, for St. John’s market.
A three weeks holiday has been granted our local Chief of Police, Sergeant A.S. Newhook, which he will spend in visiting friends at Fortune and Harbor Breton. Const. Benson performs the duties of his office during his absences.
| September 11 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were two arrests by the Police last night, both drunks.
Capt. Moor and Purser Creig, of the Numidian, are making their first visit to St. John’s.
Mr. R. Bassett, Wellsley, Man., and Mr. N.R. Foster, Toronto, registered at the Crosbie Hotel yesterday.
Scaffolding was yesterday erected around a portion of the Athenaeum ruins, preparatory to their being knocked down.
The D.P. Ingraham, with Dr. Carpenter and Mr. D. Morrison, who were on a prospecting trip, is due to arrive here today.
The Council employees were engaged last night, effecting repairs to the water main opposite Bowring Bros., where the pipe has bust.
The stores of the different Hebrew Merchants doing business in the city, which has been closed during the celebration of the Jewish New Year, will re open today.
The wedding of Miss Blanche COOK, daughter of Mr. William Cook, and Mr. George SNOW, of Bowring’s Grocery, took place at St. Mary’s Church, yesterday. Rev. C.V. Cogan performed the ceremony.
The Sailor of the Corean, who assaulted W. Maher Monday night, and afterwards broke nine pains of glass in the windows at the Police Station, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and was sentences to $25 or 30 days.
Sea trout and salmon are still plentiful at Terra Nova and Little River, respectively, and good catches have been made at both places during the past few days. The weather at these resorts has been fine, and sportsmen have all had a good time.
Masters H.M. Winter, J.B. Thackeray, R.C. Harvey, Bruce Reid, Howard Reid, G.M. Emerson and L.E. Emerson, who were spending their vacation with their parents here, left by the Numidian yesterday for England, to re-enter their respective schools.
The Supreme Court on Northern Circuit opened at Tilt Cove yesterday morning, a case in connection with the possession of some land at Little Bay being partly heard. The Court proceeded to Little Bay in the afternoon, where the hearing will be continued.
The funeral of the late Capt. Winsor took place at Wesleyville at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of people, including gentlemen from the city, Brookfield, Newtown, and Greenspond. The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Holmes, and the remains were laid to rest in a vault, especially prepared, in the Methodist cemetery.
S.S. Bruce is due at Port aux Basques this morning.
The S.S. Rosalind was due to leave Halifax, for here, yesterday.
S.S. Home arrived at Bay of Islands from the Straits, at 6.15 p.m. yesterday. She reports experiencing very bad weather from one o’clock Friday until Sunday morning. Capt. Blandford brought no fishery reports.
A large steamer from Bell Island, with ore, passed the Narrows at 3.30 yesterday afternoon.
H.M.S. Brilliant, Capt. Anstruther, C.M.C. leaves for Halifax this morning. She will return here again the first week of October.
Mr. F .Pike, Conductor Street Railway, who has been confined to his home for the past month with a bad arm, resumed work yesterday.
Residents of Prescott St. complain of a number of dogs which prowl around that street during the small hours of the morning, making the air hideous with their cries. These dogs have also killed several cats belonging to people in that locality. The owners of the animals should keep them penned up during the night.
Fishermen at Red Cove have done well the past season, although their earning have been offset by the loss and damage to traps, caused by the numerous heavy gales experienced there during the summer.
It was reported in the city yesterday, that a young man who recently left the city with an amusement company, had been badly beaten in a fight with a member of the troupe, and was in Hospital at New York, as a result of the fracas.
Friends of Mr. Michael Tobin will be sorry to learn that he has been taken seriously ill at St. Mary’s, where he went a few days ago on business. Mr. Tobin is coming to town by the morning’s train, accompanied by Dr. Hogan of St. Mary’s.
The weather conditions along the line last night were as follows: Port aux Basques — calm, fine, 40 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, dull, 74 above. Quarry — N.W., light, dull, 52 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 60 above. Clarenville — calm, fine, 58 above. Whitbourne — calm, dull, 50 above.
The Halifax Herald of Sept. 7th has the following, “The Hon John Anderson, of
St. John’s, Newfoundland, who is in Sydney, says that the proposal to bringing
into existence what is known as the National Bank of Newfoundland, has now taken
definite shape, and that the institution will be capitalized at $3,000,000,
divided into thirty thousand shares, at $100 each. It is proposed to place ten
thousand shares on the market at par, for distribution among the people of the
| September 11 1907 || DEATHS || GAMBERG — Last evening, Charles, only son of Catherine and the late John Gamberg, aged 16 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 3 Cook’s Town Road; friends will please accept this the only intimation. |
| September 12 1907 || HARBOR GRACE || The Chimney of the Methodist Parsonage here, caught on fire on Sunday, but no damage was done.
Miss Lilian Spracklin, who had been absent four weeks visiting friends in Bonavista, and Notre Dame Bays, returned on Saturday.
Mr. George Gordon of the General Post Office, St. John’s, arrived by Monday afternoon’s train on a fortnight’s holiday, which he will spend at his parental home.
Rev. F.W. Colley, of Carbonear, conducted the morning service at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday. Rev. Dr. Robertson, of St. John’s, occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church here, that day.
Capt. William Morrissey, of New York, who is now on a visit to Carbonear, came to this, his native town, on Monday. Mr. Louis Williams, of Carbonear, Superintendent of the United Towns Electrical Co., and Mr. James Young, of Spaniard’s Bay, were also here today.
A drowning fatality was narrowly averted at the wharf of Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. on Monday afternoon, when Clarence, the six-year-old son of Mr. Willis Davis, fell overboard. He was in a boat at the wharf, when his uncle, Mr. Orestes Davis, passed outward on the wharf, and the little chap must have accidentally slipped into the water. On his return, Mr. Davis did not see the boy in the boat, but observed the agitation of the water near by. Jumping into the boat, he tried to reach the drowning child, but could not do so, so he jumped into the water, grasped the almost exhausted boy, and thus saved his life. Clarence’s father was upon the premises at the time and met his son as he was brought ashore. A carriage conveyed father and son home.
Mr. J.R. Bennett and daughter, Mrs. Mary Angel, and Miss Warren, who were staying a few days at Gordon Lodge, returned to St. John’s by this morning’s train.
Miss Jackson, of the Millinery Department of Mr. John G. Munn’s dry goods store, left by this evening’s train for St. John’s, where she will spend a few days with friends. She intends to return by the end of this week.
Poor Commissioner, Alexander Squires, is having his residence generally repaired. The roof will be re shingled, the front altered, and bay windows put in, and other improvements made. Messrs R. Rutherford & Co. have secured the contract. Mr. and Mrs. Squires will occupy the dwelling known as Hall’s, while repairs are going on.
The houses which were quarantined at Martin’s Brook, for Typhoid fever, were disinfected and released from quarantine on Monday. There are no known cases of contagious disease now in town, typhoid, etc., has been made to disappear. As Frenchman John Murray, who was a messenger and attendant at the infected houses, would say, how could high tide (typhoid) and sarcastic (gastrie) fever remain while a French Doctor was in attendance.
R. Thomas Hanrahan, who was inspecting the R.C. Schools at Gambo, returned by Monday’s express.
Messrs J.A. and Lothrop Whitman, Miss Whitman, Ensign and Mrs. Trickey, S.A., and Miss Taylor, for Broad Cove, and Mr. Beaton, for Holyrood, left by this morning’s train. Mrs. E. Wells, for Carbonear, and Mrs. James Sheehan, for Lewisporte, and Miss Butt, for Port aux Basques, went out by the evening’s train.
A party of ladies held a picnic at Green Hill Farm this afternoon, and the weather being delightfully cool, with bright sunshine, a most pleasant outing was enjoyed. Tonight, these ladies and guests are engaged in a dance at St. Patrick’s Hall, and some assents to the enquiries, “Tread we a measure?” may deepen acquaintances, which may eventually bring about co-partnership.
Miss Ethel Morris, daughter of the late Mr. George Morris, Sailmaker, left by this evening’s train for Chelsea, Mass., where she intends to pass a year or so at School. It may interest some, to know that less than fourteen years ago, this young person was selected as the “flower of the flock” and took first prize at the baby show held in Bath, Me, and was awarded a silver cup, which she has now in her possession. While here, she attended the Methodist Superior School where she secured distinction in her studies, coming out well in the C.H.E. examinations, and no doubt she will do well in her studies at Chelsea.
It must give great satisfaction to the friends of the pupils who were successful in the C.H.E. examinations this year. All deserve congratulations on the distinctions won. So far as published, we find in the Intermediate Grades subject prize list, the name of Mary G. Brown and Gladys Oke, of the C. of E. High School of this town. These have been awarded a prize of $4 each, the former in Scripture, and the latter in Domestic Economy. Their names have appeared in the honour Division, in order of merit as written above. In the Distinction list, Mary G. Brown takes 6th place in Geography. In algebra, Kathleen Casey of the Convent School here, has secured a place. Well done bright girls.
CORRESPONDENT. Harbour Grace, Sept. 10th, 1907.
| September 12 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were only one arrest last night, a drunk.
H.M.S. Brilliant sailed for Halifax yesterday forenoon.
Fish was plentiful on the local grounds yesterday, being of a very large size.
The Terra Nova, Electra, and Charlotte Young, came off Dock yesterday.
Passengers arriving by last night’s train, state that the Labrador fishery is not as bad as it is now reported to be.
The S.S. Shenandoah is now due to J & W Pitts from London. She brings principally, new goods for the fall trade.
A Torbay man was arrested yesterday afternoon, while drunk, in charge of a horse, and will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: Alphaeus Barbour, Newtown, T.T. Cartwright, Mrs. T.T. Cartwright, Miss R.M. Cartwright.
Large numbers of berry pickers go out around the neighbouring country every fine day. The berries are not very plentiful due no doubt, to the backward weather.
Two young sailors were misconducting themselves at the Railway Station last night, and had to be cautioned by the Policeman on duty there.
A case against three city Publicans, yesterday, for selling liquor to a “black lister,” was dismissed, owing to an error in the issuing of the summons.
The D.P. Ingraham, with Dr. Carpenter, M.D. Morison, and Mr. F.W. Knight, who were North visiting some mining localities, returned yesterday. While absent, the party visited Croce and Goose Cove, on the French Shore.
When the Nellie M. was ready to sail yesterday, one of the crew was absent, so Capt. Olsen shipped another man in his place. Shortly before the ship left, the absentee turned up, but the Captain refused to take him, and he was left ashore.
The fishery at Logy Bay for the past season, has been good one and all have done well. The heavy gales experienced during the summer did a lot of damage to twine, and several men lost anchors, moorings, etc.
Miss Isabella Caldwell, daughter of Mr. J.W. Caldwell, who for the past three years and a half years has been training in Philadelphia’s Polyclinic Hospital, arrived by Monday’s express on a visit to her parents.
S. S. Bonavista left Montreal at a.m. on Tuesday for this port, via Charlottetown and the Sydneys.
We understand that the title plate of the Illustrated song, “A Picnic for two, sung at the Nickle theatre on Monday and Tuesday last, was designed by Mr. Leo C. Murphy, a well known amateur actor of this city, and it reflects great credit on his skill as an artist.
The employees of the Royal Gazette were given an outing at the Octagon yesterday, by Mr. J.W. Withers, in honour of the Centenary of the paper. The party drove out by wagon, and spent a most enjoyable day.
The marriage of Mr. Will Canning, Surveyor with the Anglo Nfld Dev. Co., to Miss Florrie Knight, daughter of Mr. James R. Knight, takes place at the latter’s residence this afternoon. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, who came over from Harbor Grace last night for the purpose.
Capt. Alphaeus Barbour arrived in town from Newtown yesterday, in his vessel the Souris Belle. The Belle brings a full load of fish and lobsters to Messrs Job Bros & Co. Capt. Barbour states that the shore fishery has been very good, but reports from the Labrador, bad. One of his vessels, the Stella, arrived home on Tuesday, with only 130 quintals. The lobster fishery in Bonavista Bay has been very poor.
The Nellia M., which sailed for Bahia yesterday, took over the first cargo of new fish for this season. It was shipped by Messrs Bowring Bros.
The young man who stole the ten dollar bill from Kam Lung, Cochrane Street, as reported in the News, was before the Magistrate yesterday, and sentenced to six month’s imprisonment.
A Clerk in a central dry goods store, and a young lady of the East End, was quietly married at a nearby outport in June last, and are only now receiving the congratulations from their friends.
Residents of Monroe Street are complaining of the terrible condition of the roadway, it being almost impassable, owing to the numerous holes and ruts. The Council should have repairs effected at once.
A fisherman from the Battery, reported to the Police yesterday, that a sum of money and some clothing has been taken from his residence during the morning. He had his suspicions of a certain man, and a warrant was sworn out for his arrest. Sergt.
Cox and Detective Byrne were put on the case, and last night, located their man
on Waterford Bridge Road. He will appear before Judge Conroy this morning.
| September 12 1907 || THE MILK PROBLEM || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — I am sending you clippings from the Boston Evening Transcript and the Weekly Mil and Empire, of Toronto, on the cost of milk, a matter of importance to the general public. The high price and scarcity was mentioned in our public despatches a few days ago, as the price in New York had advanced fully ten cents per quart. Now, in justice to the public, the St. John’s Dairymen will have to advance the price of milk in order to give their customers good honest “Shingled Cow” milk, as they cannot afford to furnish such milk and pay the high prices for grain feeds, consequent upon the scarcity and damage to wheat and corn. Coupled with this scarcity is the dearness of hay. Canada and the United States are short in crops, and we all know what had to be paid last fall, winter and spring - hay, $30 and $40 per ton, and in many cases, the farmers had to pay this price themselves. Therefore, the public will have to prepare themselves for higher prices for this article, which cannot be done without. The minimum price will no doubt, be 40 cents per gallon, with extra prices as to smaller quantities. The cost of living is becoming greater every decade in St. John’s, in every position of life, and we have to bow our heads and submit. The hired man’s wages has increased in proportion to the daily labourer, who formerly received 80 cents per diem, and now receives $1.20 or 12 cents per hour, fully 50 per cent increase. This tells on the dairyman, lessening his net earnings. The duty on hay should be abolished, which is now equal to $3.88 per 2,240 lbs. This duty is no longer necessary, as a means of helping the revenue, as the revenue is ample without it. Neither is it an encouragement to the farmer in the production of hay, as the farmer has had to purchase the imported article, and pay duty which was imposed for his benefit. The additional expense necessitated to comply with the Act, as to the position and condition of dairies, stables etc., increases the dairyman’s expenses, and as it is for the public good, the public must pay for it. Requesting publication of the before-mentioned clippings and those few remarks. Yours truly, Dairyman. St. John’s, Sept 10.
(We regret that demands on our space prevent the publication of the
clippings, which are very lengthy. Our correspondent makes a strong case, but
what about the little ones? Dearer milk will mean much suffering for the
children of the poor. All rejoice in the increase in pay, but the increase in
the cost of living, almost, and in many instances, more than neutralizes it;
while others find expenses increase with no increase in revenue. — Ed.)
| September 13 1907 || BANKER IN PORT CAPTAIN DEAD || The American banking schooner, Hiram Lowell, entered port shortly before one o’clock yesterday, with her flag at half mast. On Monday last, while the vessel was fishing on the Southern edge of the Grand Bank, the Captain, John Petersen, died suddenly, he being on deck at the time. Heart failure was the cause of death. The Mate at once took charge of the vessel, and decided to bear up for St. John’s. Dr. Fraser visited the vessel yesterday, examined the body, and gave the ship a clean bill of health. Shortly afterwards, the Mate came ashore, and reported the matter to Mr. George O Cornelius, the American Consul, who wired the owners of the vessel, informing them of the facts, and requesting instructions as to the disposition of the remains. Up to eleven o’clock last night, he had no reply. The body was brought ashore at seven o’clock last evening and taken to Undertaker J.C. Oke’s establishment, where it will today be enclosed in a handsome casket. The vessel left Bucksport, Maine, in May last, and has been fishing on the banks ever since, and as she has nearly a full load, it is likely the owners will order her home, from here, taking the Captain's body along. |
| September 13 1907 || WEDDING BELLS || CANNING — KNIGHT: A very pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. J R. Knight, Queens Road, at 3.30 yesterday afternoon, when his daughter, Florrie, and Mr. Will Canning of the Anglo-Nfld Dev. Co., were made man and wife. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, of Harbor Grace, in the presence of a number of friends of the bride and groom. The bride, who was attired in white silk, with veil and orange blossoms, was attended by Miss Millicent Woods, Mr. J. St. P. Knight, brother of the bride, assisted the groom. Mr. J R. Knight gave the bride away. After the ceremony, a reception was held, the happy couple receiving the congratulations of a large number of friends. Numerous handsome and useful presents were received, evincing the popularity of the parties. Mr. and Mrs. Canning left by the 6 p.m. train last evening, for Holyrood and Salmonier, where the honeymoon will be spent. After remaining there for a short time, return to St. John’s will be made, preparatory to leaving for Grand Falls, where they will reside. To Mr. and Mrs. Canning, the News extends congratulations, and hope that they may be spared many years of connubial bliss. |
| September 13 1907 || LATEST FISHERY NEWS || A message was received in town, yesterday afternoon, to the effect that the schooner, Portia, Capt. Bishop, owned by Baxter Barbour, was on her way home from Watch Islands, Northern Labrador, with 950 quintals of fish. Capt. Bishop has never failed yet. Capt. Barbour’s other schooner Ethel, has 250 quintals. Mr. W.J. Ashbourne, who is now in town from Twillingate, received a message from there yesterday, stating that his schooner Amanda, had arrived home from Labrador with 200 quintals. She reports several other of his vessels with 100 each, one with 140, and others practically clean. |
| September 13 1907 || THE PRICE OF FISH || The drop in the price of fish in the city, has not affected the Northern outports, nor many of the Western ports. This week at Bonavista and Catalina, the price being offered is $6.50 and $5.50 a quintal, for large and small merchantable, respectively. On the West Coast, there are several Canadians buying all the fish they can get at the same figure. |
| September 13 1907 || TEXT OF THE MODUS VIVENDI || The text of the modus vivendi is as follows: — It is agreed that the fisheries shall be carried on during the present year, substantially as they were actually carried on for most of the time, by mutual agreement under the modus vivendi of 1906. One — It is understood the His Majesty’s Government will not bring into force the Newfoundland Foreign Fishing Vessels Act of 1906, which imposes on American fishing vessels, certain restrictions, in addition to those imposed by the Act of 1905, and also, that the provisions of the first part of section 3 of the Act of 1905, as to boarding and bringing into port, as applying to American fishing vessels. Two — In consideration of the fact that the shipment of Newfoundlanders by Americans fishermen, outside the three mile limit, is not to be made the basis of interference, or to be penalized. My Government waives the use of purse seines by the American fishermen, during the terms governed by this agreement, and also waives the right to fish on Sunday. Three — It is understood that American fishing vessels will make their shipment of Newfoundlanders as fishermen, sufficiently far from the exact three-mile limit, to avoid reasonable doubt. Four — It is further understood that American fishermen will pay light dues, when not deprived of their rights to fish, and will comply with the provisions of the Colonial Custom Laws as to reporting at a Custom House, when physically possible to do so. |
| September 13 1907 || CRUEL ACT OF MOTHER || It was reported last night, that a woman of the West End, who is evidently suffering from mental aberration, broke her three-year-old daughter’s leg a few days ago. It is alleged that while in one of these fits, she grabbed the little one up and threw her with force to the floor, with the result above noted. A Doctor was called soon after, and set the broken member. |
| September 13 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Virginia Lake is still North of Tilt Cove. Home left Bay of Islands at 4.30 p.m. yesterday. Glencoe left Fortune at 9.50 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Argyle left Burin at 6.40 p.m. yesterday, going West.
Bowrings: Portia left Wesleyville at 2 p.m. yesterday. Prospero left North
Sydney yesterday, for Port aux Basques.
| September 13 1907 || WEST COAST NEWS || (From the Western Star) Four residents of Corner Brook, were before Magistrate March on Saturday, charged with a breach of the Inland Fishery Rules. They were each fined $2 each.
The schooners Energy, and Minnie Burke, owned by Mr. James H. Baggs, returned Monday from Labrador, the former with only 50 quintals, and the latter with but 30 quintals.
The S.S. Harlaw arrived Sunday night from Halifax, bringing a large freight for various dealers. When leaving Halifax she was filled to the hatches, and a large quantity of freight had to be shut out.
Last week, thirty-seven persons registered at the “Humberview” and the Proprietor was kept pretty busy. On Wednesday and Thursday, there were twenty-two persons there, sixteen of whom were passengers from the wrecked express.
The marriage of Mr. Thomas Perrott and Miss Nellie Murphy, was solemnized yesterday afternoon in St. Mary’s Church, where the ceremony was performed by Rev. Hy Petley, and witness by a number of friends of the contracting parties.
Parsons Brothers have lately secured the service of Mr. John Keating of Sandy Point, to work in their forge. Mr. Keating does not look such a “Mighty” man as the Smith who plied his vocation under the “Chestnut Tree”, yet his name is guarantee for the excellence of his work
The remains of the late Michael EZEKIEL, who died from injuries sustained in the late train accident, were laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Corner Brook. The deceased was married two years ago to Jane, daughter of John McInnis, of Highlands, Bay St. George. Widespread sympathy is expressed for the bereaved ones in their terrible affliction.
Mr. K Mitchell has tendered his resignation, and retired from the position of Government Telegraph Operator at Grand Lake. He has secured a lucrative position in Montreal, and leaves for there next week.
Mr. Paul Rainey and party, who were hunting along the Upper Humber, returned Wednesday from an unsuccessful trip. They left that evening in the Wakiva, for a cruise as far as Hawk’s Bay, and intend coming here again on Saturday, when they will hunt in another section of the country, with guide J.A. Pennell.
Mrs. S.O. Bulksley, and daughter, Miss Gladys of New York, spent several weeks in the country, and last week returned from a trip to Labrador. They went on board Wednesday’s train, which came to grief at Beaver’s Pond, and had to come back to Bay of Islands, where they remained until Monday, when they left for Stephenville Crossing. Today, they leave for home. Mrs. Bulksley is taking to New York with her, Ronald Romain, the 15 year old son of Mr. John Romain,
residing near Port au Port, and will send him to school. It is her intention to
visit us again next year.
| September 13 1907 || ST. PIERRE FISHERIES BEST IN YEARS || North Sydney, Sept. 9th. — Things are indeed looking bright for the French Colony of St. Pierre. Never for many years had the fishery been so good as during the past season, and if anything, it is improving. Even the fondest hopes of the humblest fisher folk have been more than realized, and what in the early spring looked ominous for the prosperity of the Colony, has been changed into a state of activity and progressiveness, that has not been equalled for years.
Daily arrivals from Grand Banks, Quero, and St. Pierre Banks, report unlimited quantities of fish and plenty of bait on the grounds. All the craft are coming in with catches from one thousand quintals and onwards, and these are being quickly bought by Dealers at $4.20. As with the above fishery, so also with the coast fishery. In many cases, catches of three hundred quintals have been taken by two men, and to complete the phenomenal success of the once declining industry, unprecedented fine weather prevailed, giving the fishermen favourable opportunity for drying purposes. The Government issued a report that the Bank fishery is more than 50 per cent better than last year, and the coast fishery nearly 100 per cent.
There is fear held out by fishermen there, who believe next year, the banks
will be scoured by large additions to the already large fleet of trawlers, who
have in the past made such phenomenal catches, especially during the present
season. The general belief among fishermen at St. Pierre, is that if the present
trawling fleet is enlarged, it will be a matter of a very short time when the
bank fishery will be depleted.
| September 13 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Corean arrived at Halifax at 6.30 yesterday morning. Schooner Bonavista sails for Englee this week, to load fish for Bishop & Monroe for Europe. S.S. Cacuna left Sydney for this port at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and is due this morning. Schooners Vesta, Katy, and Brilliant, arrived in port from Burin yesterday afternoon, bringing new fish to Bishop & Monroe. Barqt. Lavinia, Capt Wilson, sailed for Pernambuco last evening, taking 5,208 quintals of fish from Baine Johnstone & Co. S.S. Adventure arrived at New York from Lewisporte yesterday, and leaves again on Wednesday for Sydney, to load coal for this port. S.S. Progress, Capt. W. Crocker, arrived in port to Job Bros & Co., from Pouch Cove, Wednesday night, with 700 quintals of fish. After discharging, she will go on Dock to be cleaned and painted. |
| September 13 1907 || PERSONAL || Magistrate Roper, of Bonavista, arrived in this city yesterday. Mr. D.A. Frazer and Mrs. Frazer, arrived from New Glasgow yesterday. Mr. J.B. St. John, Conception Harbor, came in town yesterday on business. Mr. D. Stott, Supt. Gov. Telegraphs, returned from the Northward yesterday. Mr. A.E. Chambers, who was visiting New Glasgow, returned by yesterday’s express. Rev. J. Coady, who was spending a short vacation at Gambo, returned to town by yesterday’s train. Sir E.P. Morris, who was visiting New York on business, returned by yesterday’s train. Mr. Hugh LeMessurier, who had been on a vacation trip to New York, returned by the Rosalind yesterday. Capt. Darius Blandford was in the city yesterday on business. He returned to Port Blandford by the evening’s train. Mr. W. Savin of the Anglo Staff, who was spending his vacation at Harbor Grace, returned to the city by yesterday’s train.
Rev. H. Earle arrived by the express yesterday. He will be married to Miss Shears at the C of E Cathedral on the 18th September. Mr. S.C. Thompson, Asst. Supt. of Anglican Schools, and Mrs. Thompson, who were visiting friends up North, arrived in the city yesterday. Mr. A Moulton, Manager of the Halifax Branch of the Martime Paint and Varnish Co., who has been here on business, returns home by the Rosalind tomorrow. Mr. H.J. Earle, M.H.A., J. Winsor, W. Edgar, P.H. Cowan, T. Pippy and S.G. Collier, who were at Wesleyville attending the funeral obsequies of the late Capt. Winsor, returned to town by yesterday’s express. Mr. Otto Charles, who has been with the Robb Engineering Co. at Amherst N.S. for the past few years, returned yesterday. Mr. Charles has accepted a position as Third Engineer on one of Pickford
& Black’s steamers, running between Halifax and the West Indies, and will take
up his duties in about six weeks time.
| September 13 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The trouting season closes Sunday the 15th September.
Two steamers left Bell Island yesterday, ore laden for Sydney.
The Brigentine Edward Grover is now here from Sydney with a cargo of coal.
There were several arrivals from the Westward yesterday, with full cargoes of fish.
The local fishermen did fairly well again yesterday. Some of them secured full fares.
At present, there are a number of tourists at Grand Lake, caribou hunting. Several good heads have been secured.
The steamers, Southern Cross and Iceland, went on dry dock yesterday, to receive a general overhaul, and be painted up.
Mr. Trites, Manager of the Nickle show at St. Patrick’s Hall, was at Hr. Grace Wednesday, endeavouring to secure a hall there in which to open another Nickle show.
Mr. James Donnelly, son of Mr. J Donnelly, H.M. C., Bell Island, will be ordained for the Priesthood by His Lordship, Bishop March, at Hr. Grace, during the month.
Messrs Greene, Morris and Winter, who were shooting at Ottawa, are now at Montreal, and will not leave for here for another few days.
The Reid Co. at present, have several gangs of men at different places along the line, repairing snow fences, and otherwise putting the road in condition to withstand the storms of the coming winter.
William Cooper, of Exploits, arrived by yesterday’s express to enter Hospital. He is suffering from spinal trouble, and was very weak when the train arrived. Sergt Sparrow looked after him at the Station.
The Stonecutter who stole several articles, and $5.00 in cash from Mr. Wentzell, Battery Road, Tuesday, was before the Magistrate yesterday. The case being proven, he was sent down for six months with hard labour.
Mr. J Foots, Employment Agent for the N.S. Company, Bell Island, joins the Ethie this morning for Trinity Bay, where he hopes to engage some men to work on the Island. As a result of the poor Labrador fishery, he expects to get all the men his Company requires, to work during the winter.
There have been no new cases of scarlet fever since last report. Some clothing belonging to two girls, living upstairs in a house on Pennywell Road, which has been on quarantine, was disinfected yesterday, as also was a house on the Old Cove Road. The latter house will be released from quarantine today. Inspector O’Brien, yesterday finished the inspection of cowsheds and dairies on the Bay Bulls Road.
Two arrest were made by the Police last night, a drunk, and a drunk and disorderly.
Mr. Prince of Nova Scotia, is still cruising the timber limits in the vicinity of St. George’s, and upon his report, it will be decided whether the Company owing the property, will erect a stationary saw mill, or a pulp manufacturing plant.
The conditions along the line yesterday, were not as favourable as those that existed in the city, it being raining in several places. Last night’s reports were: Port aux Basques — S., strong, raining, 60 above. Bay of Islands — calm, dull, 74 above. Quarry — S.W., strong, raining, 56 above.
Bishop’s Falls — W., calm, fine, 65 above. Clarenville — S.W., light, dull, 65 above. Whitbourne — W., light, dull, 4 above.
When S.S. Mary was going to Wesleyville, Saturday night last, some expert nautical ability was displayed. When orders were given to “rig” and put up the light, the Mate made a bold attempt to place the starboard light where the port light formerly did duty, but fortunately it would not fit in position. There were some other equally amusing misadventures during the trip.
The Reid Nfld. Co. have over two hundred feet of the public wharf at St. George’s, piled and ready for being covered. It is intended to have the railway track laid out on this wharf, and it will form the tail of a Y, which will connect with the main line on both sides of the station. When completed, there will be water enough at the head of the wharf to allow vessels to berth there at all tides.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: A.R. Chambers, Wabana; W.G. Ashbrock, Philadelphia; C.L. Carpenter, New York; Rev. H. Earle, Greenspond; A. Earle, Twillingate; D.A. Fraser and wife, New Glasgow; H.J. Earle and wife, W. Meyer, St. John; F.J.G. Knowlton, St. John; Thomas C. Temple, Harford; F.L. Gould, Boston; F.L. Bowman, Montreal; S.L. Gibson, Toronto; DR. J. Noll and wife, New York.
The S.S. Progress arrived from Bell Island Wednesday night, to be docked, painted, and put in first class condition. Before leaving again, she will be surveyed by Surveyors, English and Alcock, which is required under the shipping Act every six months, by all steamers carrying passengers.
Mr. A.J Cox, President of the Prussian Oil Medicine Co., has again arrived in St. John’s, accompanied by his son Arthur, who has been with him on previous visits, and also by his daughter, Mabel. He will be followed shortly by his son Louis, who is now on his way East from Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Cox and family, have decided to take up their residence in the city, and will devote their time and talents to advertising and pushing the Prussian Oil. Medicine Business throughout St. John’s and the outports. Mr Cox has just returned from an extended trip throughout the United States and Canada, and has secured many of the most up-to-date advertising novelties, to push to still greater success, his already popular preparation.
P Kennedy’s schooner, which has been fishing on the French Shore the last two months, returned home Wednesday with only a few quintals of fish.
William HANN, an old resident of Port aux Basques, was found dead in his boat at that place on Monday. He had gone up the river shooting, when he expired.
Charlie, the four old son of Mr. A. W. Snano of the Newfoundland Mail Sorting Office at the Terminus Wharf, North Sydney, had his collar bone broken as a result of a fall, while playing with several other children on Saturday. His injuries were attended to by Dr. Smith. This is the second time within two years, that the boy has had his collar bone broken.
Skipper Michael Keough of Caplain Bay, was in town this week, and reports the trap Catch of his Western boat for four hundred quintals. He has sent the boat to the banks for fall fishing, instead of operating off the headlands, as mostly all the others do, and as bait continues in good supply, the craft sailing with a full quantity, and likely to receive renewals for future trips. Mr. Keough contemplates a voyage from this quarter of three hundred quintals additional, which would bring his season’s catch up to seven hundred. The Western boat is the only one on the Southern Shore which thus takes a turn out of the bank fishery, and we shall keep her doings in memory and see how her experience works out.
Wednesday afternoon, the S.S. Dundee passed the schooner Nellie M. Moloney, bound for Bonavista from Labrador. The schooner looked poorly fished.
The S.S. Home, on her last trip, reports having met bad weather, and that conditions in the Straits are not favourable for fish curing purposes.
The woman who attempted suicide, Wednesday night, was considerably improved in mind and body yesterday, and will be around again in a few days.
Constable White arrested a West Ender last evening, who indulged too freely in Winsor Lake mixture. The prisoner will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Fennell’s schooner arrived at Plate Cove from Northern Labrador Tuesday, with a good trip of fish. Her reports of the other schooners up North are about the same as brought by previous arrivals.
The Terra Nova River and Lake, at present afford some splendid wild bird shooting. Geese, Loons, and ducks abound, and a number of the former were shot during the week. Spruce partridge are also plentiful in the vicinity.
At present, there are three parties up Terra Nova Lake, Caribou hunting — Mr. La Bouissie and wife, Mr. J Timmins, and Mr. S. Timmins.
They have not been successful to date, but have enjoyed some splendid salmon and
| September 14 1907 || SHORT OF COAL || Ship Meets Bad Weather. The S.S. Ada, Capt. G. Weibust, arrived in port at 8.30 last evening, short of coal. The steamer is fourteen and one half days out from Antwerp, bound for Montreal, with a cargo of silver sand, used in china and glass work. The ship has met bad weather since leaving Antwerp, heavy S.W. and N.W. gales being experienced. The Ada arrived during a thick fog, and had a very narrow escape from going ashore, just this side of Cape Race. After sighting the Cape yesterday morning, the Captain realizing that his coal was getting short, and would not last to Sydney, decided to bear up for here, to replenish her bunker. The Ada is a steel screw steamer, 1111 tons gross, 689 tons net, and was built at Bergen, Norway, in 1905. She is 228 feet long, 36 feet beam and 15 feet deep, and is owned by H. Waage. Messrs Bowring Bros will supply her while here. |
| September 14 1907 || THE IMPOUNDER AND THE DOG || Impounder Dessert, sent an extensive report to the Council last night, regarding the goat problem, and estimated that 500 Angoras were wandering about the city. He asked that an Assistant be given him — a dog. Mr. Dessert did not state if he wanted a Poodle, Setter, Bloodhound, St. Bernard, Labrador Dog, or a thorough bred Newfoundland Dog. He simply wanted a dog. What for, he did not state, and the Council was at a loss to understand. One of the Councilors suggested, and every citizen will second the motion, that Dessert get out of bed at the proper hour and attend to his duty. If the dog be required to wake him, the Council should get him one forthwith; if he wants a Setter for shooting purposes, he should be made purchase or borrow one. |
| September 14 1907 || POOR FISHERY IN PLACENTIA BAY || The fishery in Placentia Bay this season, will be as short as any on record. It is true that some of the fishermen have done fairly well, but the majority secured but poor catches. Trap fishing has been almost a complete failure, the average for each trap being less than 60 qtls. Hook and liners have also done poorly, and the only hope, is making a good fall voyage. The Cape St. Mary’s fleet are also behind an average voyage, the primary cause being lack of bait. Present weather conditions however, are favourable, and the catches may recover somewhat, during the next two weeks, if the weather continues fine. |
| September 14 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE AT TILT COVE || The S.S. Virginia Lake, Parsons, arrived at Tilt Cove at 2 p.m. yesterday, from Labrador, and reports bad weather almost the entire trip. Capt. Parsons forwarded the following report to the Reid-Newfoundland Co: “Arrived at Nain the 7th Sept. Experienced strong North East and Easterly winds with dense fog and heavy seas, until the 4th Sept. Since that date, the wind has been Westerly with fine weather. The fishery is practically over; there is no improvement from Holton North, since last report. The “floaters” are all coming South, poorly fished, and will not average 150 quintals a schooner. The weather at present is all that can be desired for making fish.” |
| September 14 1907 || HOP BEER VENDORS SUMMONED || Some time ago, the Police visited some hop beer shops in different parts of the city, and secured samples of the stuff that was offered for sale. Since, it has been sent to the Public Analysis to be tested. Several of the samples were found to comply with the requirements of the Licence Act; two samples however, taken from Charles Pomroy, New Gower St., and Walter Hart, Harvey Road, were found to contain an overproof of alcohol. Both have been summoned to appear before the Magistrate this morning, on the report of Sergt. Peat. |
| September 14 1907 || BIG CATCHES BY AMERICANS || During last Saturday night’s storm, the Gloucester schooner, Esses, Capt. Cliff Van Ambery, was towed into North Sydney by the tug Zaidee. The Essex was direct from Labrador, and has a catch of 250,000 lbs of fish, or more than 2,000 qtls. Capt. Van Amberg reports fish and squid plentiful along Labrador, and good prospects for trawlers. On the way up, the Essex spoke with the only American schooner at present on the Labrador coast, the George Parker, Capt. Rod McNeil. The latter reported having met with all kinds of success, and having aboard about 300,000 lbs of fish, and expected to load within a few days. There are a number of Newfoundland bankers now on the Coast, and according to these reports, they have an excellent chance of getting good catches. |
| September 14 1907 || REGULUS BACK FROM WRECK || The S.S. Regulus, Capt. Wakeham, arrived from the wrecked Micmac at Broad Cove, yesterday afternoon, after an unsuccessful trip. The Regulus arrived at the wreck at 2 p.m. Thursday, and at once proceeded to load some of the deals composing the deck load of the steamer, but had only secured about five hundred, when a tremendous sea with heavy undertow, arose, making it impossible to do anything more. The seas swept right over the after decks of the Micmac, and Capt. Wakeham states that it is doubtful if any of the deal cargo aft, is now left aboard. Owing to the heavy sea, Diver Taylor’s men, who went up to endeavour to save the propellor, which is a valuable one, were unable to do anything, and returned by the Regulus yesterday. The Regulus left the scene about four o’clock Thursday afternoon. She sails at daylight for Sydney, and will load coal for this port. |
| September 14 1907 || ROSALIND PASSENGERS || The S.S. Rosalind, Captain Clarke, sails at 1 p.m. for Halifax and New York, taking the following passengers from here: Messrs J.H. Browning, F. Crane, A. Moulton, H. Brunt, Jas. Andrews, Dr. F.R. Carpenter, W.C. Hazen, Jas. Byrne, S. Marks, G.W. Frecker, J. Starr; Mesdames Howson, Angel, Carpenter, R. Barsett, Hyde, German, Starr; Misses K. Blondon, Keating, Winter, B. Foots, J. Dill, Davis, and thirty six in steerage. |
| September 14 1907 || GLENCOE BACK A FINE TRIP || S.S. Glencoe, Drake, arrived at Placentia yesterday at 2 p.m., from Port aux Basques. Since leaving Placentia Saturday last, excellent weather was experienced, and every port of call was made on time. There were a number of round trippers on board who enjoyed the trip immensely, and speak in the best of terms of Capt. Drake, Officers and crew. The Glencoe brought the following passengers to Placentia: J. Baxter, J. Sommerville, C. Forward, G.W, Mews, T. Lockyer, C. Courtneay, Miss Collett, Mrs. Ferguson, Misses Rawlins (2), Misses Kenney (2), Mr. Horwood, Master Horwood, Miss Hardy. The passengers arrived by last night train. |
| September 14 1907 || ANOTHER LARCENY. THIEF ARRESTED || Wednesday night, the schooner Gertrude, lying at Marshall Bros. wharf, was boarded by some unknown thief, and a cash box that was in a trunk in the forecastle, owned by Joseph Tucker, was stolen. It contained $32.00. The Police were notified by Mr. George Marshall, and Detective Byrne was put on the case. Yesterday morning, Sergt. Cox and Byrne visited the house of Charles Prowse in the East End, and found there a quantity of goods, which was recently purchased. Later they visited the store where the articles had been bought, and learned that Prowse had tendered notes for the payment of same, in the denominations that were reported as stolen. About 11 a.m., District Inspector Grimes and Head Collins, visited Vinnicombes. [ ----REST MISSING.] |
| September 14 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Mrs. Herbert Pasher and daughter, left by this morning’s train for St. John’s, en route to Montreal.
Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons have received a Marconigram from Grady, Labrador, via Domino, saying that their schooner Clara, Capt. Fale, had left Grady on Sept. 5th, fish laden, to Gibraltar for orders.
Wednesday being a fine day, Messrs Munn & Co.’s wharf presented a busy scene. Numerous carts and boats from adjacent settlements were there, and quite a large bulk of the staple found its way into the stores.
The schooner Madeleine, Capt. Dorman, arrived from St. John’s on Wednesday morning, with salt to Messrs Murray & Crawford. After discharging, she will ballast and proceed to St. Julines, to load fish for the European Market.
Mr. R.D. McRae, Agent for Higgin’s Estate, is having the range of houses on Water Street generally repaired. A new sill is being put under Thompson’s Drug Store, and the whole range will be re-shingled and put in good order. Messrs Leo & Tefford have the contract. Mr. McRae has also had a new paling fence placed around the old grave yard, on the side of Academy Lane.
Mr. W.J.S. Donnelly, Inspector of H.M. Customs, was in town yesterday and today, and left by this evening’s train for Bay Roberts, on inspection duty.
Mr. Charles Cron, who spent five weeks at his vacation home, returned to Montreal by this evening’s express, to resume his medical studies at McGill University.
Capt. Morrissey, who has been spending a time with friends at Carbonear, leaves by train tomorrow morning for St. John’s, to join the S.S. Silvia for New York. When at New York, Capt. Morrissey has charge of a steamer.
Mr. Henry JENKINS, of Ship Head, died at 1 o’clock this morning. He was sick for some time and suffered considerably from asthma, later being attacked by pneumonia. He was about 53 years of age. The funeral takes place tomorrow.
Mr. J.T. Lynch, Schoolmaster at Conche, arrived here this week to spend his holidays at his old home.
Mr. R.M. Duff and family, went for an outing to Mosquito today. His son Maxse leaves for St. John’s next Sunday, to attend St. Bonaventure’s College.
Messrs Munn & Co’s schooner Nellie Louise, Capt. Mark Burke, from Brazil via Sydney, arrived in port this afternoon with a cargo of North Sydney coal, to R. Rutherford & Co.
Report says that an accident occurred one day this week on Spaniard’s Bay Ridge. It seems two carts were going along the road, when the hindmost horse took fright. A woman sitting on the foremost cart, thought herself in danger, got down from her seat, the frightened horse coming upon her, and breaking her leg.
Rev. Fr. Finn, of the Cathedral here, arrived from St. John’s by last night’s train. Mr. Savin to St. John’s this morning, Dr. McDonald inward this afternoon to hold a consultation with Dr. Allan concerning Mr. A.D. Davis’ condition; Mr. John Gordon inward from Broad Cove this evening; Mr. P. Northcott, Misses Flynn and Maguire, for St. John’s; Dr. MacDonald and Miss F. Parsons, outward for Brigus, by the evening train.
Judge Seymour, Messrs W. Tetford, George Gordon, Theo. Webber, J.C. Ash and son, for Grove Siding, on a trouting expedition; Ernest Gordon for St. John’s, and Eugene Noel for Blaketown, left by Wednesday morning’s train. Mr. Trites, connected with the Nickle show at St. John’s, arrived by that afternoon’s train, to arrange for the hire of St. Paul’s Hall for a show here, and returned to the city by that evening’s train. Miss Beatrice Noel and Miss LeMessurier also came from St. John’s that afternoon, and Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite and wife, went to St. John’s by that evening’s train.
There was a time, when the whistles of the two boot and shoe factories here, sang together in discord, but for the past week or so, an interval of nearly or quite a quarter of an hour has intervened, between the shrill blast of the one and the bass tone of the other. What seems strange about the matter is not that the factories in question should sound their whistles at any desirable time they choose, but the confusion caused in the difference of time. Workmen in all parts of the town, go to, and leave, at the sound of these whistles, and employers complain that some of them began work when the late whistle blows, and quit when the first one is heard. Can not a standard time be fixed and both factories be guided by it?
CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Sept. 12th ‘07
| September 14 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. B.J McGrath returned to town yesterday. Miss Southcott, Matron of the Hospital, is at present visiting Bell Island. Mr. W. O’neill, who was at Bell Island on business, returned to town last night. Dr. Carpenter, who was here examining some mining claims, leaves for Denver, Col., by the Rosalind. Rev. J.J. McGrath, upon his return from his trip to Labrador, was enthusiastically received by his parishoners at Bell Island, the entire village being decorated with bunting. |
| September 14 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Carthaginian leaves Liverpool today, for this port. S.S. Cacouna will not leave for Montreal and Gulf ports until Monday. Schooner Royal Lister, Capt. William Griffith, sails this morning for Isle-au-Bois, in the Straits, to load fish for Europe. |
| September 14 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Glencoe leaves Placentia, this p.m. Clyde left Pilley’s Island at 7 p.m. yesterday. Dundee left Bonavista at 7 p.m. yesterday. Ethie left Catalina at 7 p.m. yesterday. Home left Bonne Bay at 3.20 p.m. yesterday, outward. Virginia Lake is due tomorrow at noon.
Bowrings: Portia left Twillingate at 2.30 p.m. yesterday, going North.
Prospero left Channel at 2.30 a.m. yesterday coming East. She is due here on
| September 14 1907 || COUNCIL MEETING WEEKLY SESSION || The regular weekly meeting of the Council took place last night at the usual hour, the full board being present. The following matters were discussed: A letter from the Colonial Secretary was read, in reference to the additional loan of $25,000 for new water works. A note was read from Thomas Cornick, for a light in Golf Avenue. The request was noted. A report was ordered on the letter of Messrs Snow and Ewing, Church Wardens, in reference to a sewer on Casey St. The same order was made respecting the applications of Andrew Pitman and Elias Driscoll.
Particulars were ordered to be given the Gas Co. respecting the second hand pipes in stock, and the Engineer is to arrange with the company, about fixing of the road surface, after excavations for the laying of gas mains. Enquiry was ordered respecting the claim of Ellen Connors, for damage to express wagon, by the sanitary carts. A letter was read from Kalleem Noah, respecting the erection of a small temporary structure in rear of his premises, which he has the right to occupy for only three years. It was agreed to have an agreement drawn, to have the place removed at the end of three years, or any time within that period, and if Mr. Noah gets possession at the end of three years, the temporary structure is to go.
Plan of newspaper office for P.T. McGrath, Duckworth St., and plan of house for Michael Mansfield, Merry Meeting Road, were approved. The Engineer reported against granting permission to James Brien to build houses off Alexander St. Approved. It was decided to proceed and have entry made on Garett’s property, off Hunt’s Lane, for sewer purposes. The Road Committee are to visit Livingstone St. respecting a gully. A fountain will be placed West of the bridge, Hamilton St. The contemplated erection near the dam, Hamilton St., will not interfere with water for flushing purposes.
Tenders are to be called for the backfilling near the piling at the stream, Riverhead. A committee of the Council will visit the place tomorrow.
The cost of extending water from Le Marchant Road to Charlton St. would be $670. Referred to finance Committee. Repairs to sewer, Rennie’s Hill, culvert near Hayes, Portugal Cove Road, and laying of pipe, Angel Place, were ordered. The re laying of paving on Military Road was ordered.
The Engineer is to enquire about a well on Merry Meeting Road. Tenders are to be called for a supply of oats and hay for the Sanitary Department.
Repairs were ordered at Leo’s Lane and steps. A lengthy report was read from Impounder Dessert, on the number of goats — 500 —kept in or around the city. The Impounder asked for a dog to assist in his work. Councillor Martin gave notice for the reduction of the Pedlars’
Tax. The meeting adjourned at 11.
| September 14 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Nereus is now in first class condition, and is making good trips between Bell Island and the Cove. Yesterday, she brought over a large number of passengers, and made the run in less then 40 minutes.
Fire at Oderin — We acknowledge with many thanks, the receipt of $2.00 from “A Friend”, towards the relief of the Oderin fire suffers. This and other sums, which may be received, will be forwarded in due course, to the responsible parties.
William Mackay, licenced Publican, will appear before the Magistrate today, charged with a breach of the 28th section of the Licence Act., viz, selling liquor to minors. The case was to be heard on the 11th September, but was postponed.
The first of the new fish to leave here for Brazil, was on Monday last, by Goodridge’s brig. Grace, and not by the Nellie M. on Tuesday, as otherwise stated.
There has been no decision arrived at yet, as to the request of the Coopers for an increase of 50 cents per day to their wages. A reply from the Merchants is expected Monday.
Passengers who arrived by last night’s train via the Glencoe, say that the S.S. Mary was off Lamaline yesterday, watching vessels going to and coming from, St. Pierre.
The weather along the West Coast the last week, has been excellent for curing fish, and several vessels, scattered along the Coast, are now loaded and ready to sail for markets.
Vandals are again at work in different parts of the city, and also on the suburban roads. Almost nightly, gardens have been entered and trees and plants destroyed. During the week, several lads were before Court for such offences, and those who are now committing themselves had better beware.
The weather along the line yesterday, was fairly fine and continued so last night. The latest reports were: Port aux Basques — N.E., strong, 40 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 58 above.
The Virginia Lake sails again for Labrador Tuesday next. A big cargo of freight awaits her.
Caribou meat is now selling in the city for 30 cents a pound. Its “deer” at that price.
The Brigantine Galatea Connrose, is loading fish at Baird Gordon’s for Europe, and will sail early next week.
Miss Kitty Keating leaves today by the S.S. Rosalind, to resume her studies at Mount St. Vincent, Halifax.
Dr, McC??? the newly appointed Magistrate of Oderin, leaves Ferryland for that place on Monday, to take up his new duties.
Snipe are scarce on the local grounds, and several of the good shots, who were out every morning the week, did not secure a single bird.
Squid was fairly plentiful at Sound Island a few days ago, but they have since started off. While procurable, the hook and liners did well.
The whaler Hump, operating in Trinity Bay, killed a fine sperm whale a few days ago. The Hump has done remarkably well since going to Trinity Bay.
Repairs are now being made to the railway cars that went off track recently, and within a short time, they will be fit for service again.
Constable White arrested an inebriate last evening, who was taking up too much of the Water St. sidewalk. He will appear before the Magistrate this morning.
Two “blacklisters” could be seen, drunk on Water Street, last night. They evidently got some one to purchase the liquor, as the Publicans are keeping a strict watch on those registered.
Mr. James GOSSE, of New Gower St., a former Conductor on the Street Car Service, died at his residence yesterday, after a short illness. Deceased was in his 38th year, and was well known in the city. A widow and two children survive him.
It is estimated that at present, there are about 30,000 quintals of new fish on the way to Oporto. Most of the vessels sailed about the same time, and should they all arrive within a week, the market will be overstocked.
Visitors to town by the S.S. Rosalind, complained to the high charges made by Cabmen. One party drove a short distance country-ward, about an hour, and was charged $3.00. It looks as if the Council should regulate a proper tariff.
The employees of the Council in the flushing and sweeping business, are apparently lacking in duty. New Gower St., Job’s St., Murphy’s Square, and Alexander St., are in a terrible condition at present, and require immediate attention. When those men do visit these streets, they simply bid them “good day” and walk off.
There was four arrests by the Police yesterday, one for larceny, two drunks, and one drunk and violently resisting arrest.
Mr. W.H. Taylor is now at the head of Terra Nova Lake, surveying some timber limits for an English gentlemen named Rust. It will be some time before he returns to the city.
It is estimated that there are about 900 schooners at Northern Labrador, which have poor voyages, and that shortage of the catch for “floaters” will be about 50,000 quintals.
It was current around town last night, that a steamer went ashore yesterday afternoon, near Cape Race. The News enquired of the Anglo Tel. Co., but Cape Race knew nothing of the matter.
The remains of the Captain of the American banker Hiram Lowell, will be sent to his late home by the S.S. Rosalind today. The vessel will likely proceed to the banks to complete her season trip.
Foxes are plentiful at Terra Nova, and later in the season, the furriers anticipate doing a good business. One — a patch fox — is almost domesticated, and visits the Station and the Section Man’s house, to be fed nightly.
Water St. people complain of the dullness of trade at present, which is worse that at this season for many years. The cause however, is mostly due to the backward weather, and should the fine spurt continue, an increase in trade is sure to follow.
The hook and liners at Petty Harbor have done poorly last week due to the absent of bait. Since the trapping voyage was over, however, they have done fairly well, and almost without exception, every fisherman in the Harbor has a remunerative catch landed.
Rev. Dr. Kitchen, who has been at the St. Patrick’s Parish for several years, is now at the Cathedral Palace.
Fish has struck off from the local grounds, and yesterday the fishermen has poor results. Those who were fortunate to get good catches sold their fares at remunerative prices in the coves.
Crocker’s trained horses, donkeys and mules, came over to Port aux Basque by yesterday's Bruce. They were put aboard the freight train and will arrive in town tomorrow morning.
The plans of Mr. McGrath’s newspaper building were approved at last night’s meeting of the Council, and the work of erection will begin next week. Councillor W.J. Ellis has the contract to put up the building.
Head Constable Dawe is still at Bell Island looking after shebeens, who are still said to be carrying on business on the Island. The Head has done exceptionally good work since he has been on the Island.
Parties who arrived from Bell Island yesterday evening, complain that the Post Office there is working unsatisfactorily, and that it is almost impossible to get letters delivered as they should be. The P.M.G. should look into the matter.
Dr. Jones’ Pharmacy at Bell Island is now almost completed and when finished, will surpass any of such outside St. John’s. Dr. Jones is sparing no expense, and no doubt his energy and business ability will be rewarded.
Quarry — N.W., strong, dull, 56 above. Bishop’s Falls — W., light, 62 above, Clarenville — Calm, fine, 52 above. Whitbourne — calm,fine,
| September 14 1907 || DEATHS || GOSSE — Last evening, after a short illness, James J., son of the late Mary and David Gosse, age 38 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 74 New Gower Street. Friends and relatives will please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P. |
| September 15 1907 || VIRGINIA LAKE FROM LABRADOR || Floaters Poorly Fished. The S.S. Virginia Lake, Capt. W. Parsons, arrived from Labrador ports at 6.45 a.m. yesterday, bringing anything but good news from the Northern “floaters”. From Grady to Battle Harbor, the Shore men are doing a little with hook and line, but on the rest of the Coast, scarcely anything is being done. The Northern voyage is almost a complete failure, and the total catch will be less than half an average one. The Virginia passed about 600 sail of “Floaters” returning from the Northward, practically all of which are poorly fished. The highest catch among the fleet is 400 quintals, and over 100 of them have only from 10 to 40 barrels.
There were 80 schooners at Hopedale, all with poor voyages, when the steamer was going North; 60 at Nain; 40 at Turnavic, and 60 at Long Island, with small fares. A number of schooners in the early part of the season, got as far North as Watch islands, below Ramah, and did well, getting from 500 to 950 quintals each. There is still one schooner there, which is supposed to be getting fish, or she would be South by this time. During the season, ice prevented operations, and seriously injured most of the traps, and when the fish struck in, which was only for a few days, the gear was in no condition to put in the water. The latest arrivals from Watch Islands are Capt. J. Blackwood, with 700 quintals, Capt Edwin Kean, with 700 quintals, and Edward Murphy, of Battle Harbor, with 650 quintals. The S.S. Kite and S.S. Euphrates are at Lady Job’s Harbor, with no fish. The voyage is now practically over, and the “floaters” not being fitted with other appliances than traps, are all returning home. The Virginia experienced fine weather the later part of the voyage. She brought 200 packages of whale oil, 200 packages of cod oil, considerable other freight, and the following passengers to this port: Messrs Knap, Mitcheling (2), O’Neil, Dutching,
J. Norman, Capt. H. Bartlett, J. Noonan, Miss Morrissey in saloon and six in
| September 15 1907 || TRINITY BAY LABRADOR FLEET || The Trinity Bay Labrador Feet have not been too successful this season, and the total catch will be the poorest for years. During last week, the following schooners arrived: The Annie M, K.A. Pitcher, at New Bonaventure, from Cut throat, with 500 quintals; Ligwellyn, John King, 250 quintals; Edith Mary, E. Miller, 250 quintals; Sarah M., J. Miller, 250 quintals. Smith Sound — Schooner H.M. Stone, H. Stone, 40 barrels, and two other schooners, with 40 barrels each. British Harbor — Schooner J.S. Munn, R. Howse, 150 Quintals. Trinity — schooner Pearl, Chas. Morris, 150 quintals; Eugen, John Fowlow, 150 quintals; Bessie R., A. Fowlow, 500 quintals; Ezra Cooke, and Henretta, 350 quintals each. These arrivals reports the others of the fleet poorly fished. |
| September 15 1907 || SUFFERS BROUGHT HOME || This trip, the S.S. Virginia Lake brought ten men and two women from Labrador, all of whom were more or less dangerously ill. They were landed at Harbor Grace Saturday night, as mostly all of them belong to that district. John CARAVAN, of Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts, was taken on board at Iron Bound Islands, on the 10th September, in a very weak condition, and died the next night, despite the constant attendance of Dr. Boyle. His body was prepared for burial, and coffined by Mr. N Peddle, and kept on the ship’s deck until Harbor Grace was reached. Deceased was about 75 years old, and suffered from an internal complaint. |
| September 15 1907 || TWO FISHERMEN CAPSIZE DORY || And, Lose their Lives. The News, some time ago, referred to the drowning of one of the crew of the banking schooner, Excelda, at Labrador. Yesterday, full particulars of the happening came to hand, and unfortunately, it is a double tragedy. August 27th., all the dories of the Excelda, which was anchored in Cut Throat, left for the fishing grounds, the weather conditions being fine, to overhaul their trawls. There was plenty of fish, and each boat loaded. In the dory were Nicholas Furlong and Patrick Lancy. These two men hauled their trawls in company with the others, but were the last to leave the grounds for their vessel. They were seen to row round a point at the entrance to the harbor, their boat being very deep, and no further attention was given them until about an hour later, when not having returned, search was made for them. The dory was discovered bottom up, but nothing was seen of the men. Next day, when the trawls were again being hauled, the body of Furlong was brought to the surface, his clothing having caught in a hook; the body of Lancy was not recovered. The remains were brought aboard the Excelda and put in salt, and went home by the Virginia Lake. Furlong belongs to Point Mall, P.B., and was 22 years of age. The cause of the accident is said to be due to overloading their dory, which swamped at the entrance of the harbor. Capt. Lewis and crew feel the loss of the two men deeply. |
| September 15 1907 || HARMONY BACK SHAFT BROKEN || Goes on Dock Today. The Moravian Mission ship Harmony, Capt. Jackson, was towed into port at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, with her tail shaft broken, the accident having occurred on the 2nd Sept., a few miles from Hebron. The Harmony left here for the Northern Moravian settlements, August 23rd, and arrived at Okak on the 27th, where supplies were landed for the Missionaries. On August 30th., Hebron was reached, and September 2nd., the ship left for Ramah. A few miles outside Hebron, the tail end shaft broke from the stern tube, making it impossible for the steamer to continue to her destination. Capt. Jackman decided to run for St. John’s, for repairs; and putting on sail, took the outside cut, clear of the rocks and shoals. Favourable light winds were met until the 7th. September, when a heavy gale from the Southwest was experienced. The remainder of the passage fine weather was had. Capt. Jackman reports the fishery with the Esquimaux, at the stations visited, is a blank, and as the season is getting late, the prospects for even half a voyage are poor. The Harmony will go on dock today, and will have repairs effected as quickly as possible. |
| September 15 1907 || BELL ISLAND ORE || In a recent issue, appeared a cable despatch from Sydney, to the effect that the Dominion, Iron & Steel Co. proposed a new policy, viz., the exportation of large quantities of ore. As the adoption such a policy would probably imply a revision of the attitude of Newfoundland in its dealings with the Companies doing business on Bell Island, the cable deal of interest and surmise. Communications were promptly entered into with the Head Office and the D. I. and S. Co., and on Saturday, the Manager at Bell Island received the following authoritative expression of policy. “The President authorizes the statement, that for the present, there is no intention of exporting ore as announced by some Canadian papers. The production of Wabana Mines is not likely to exceed the Company’s own requirements. Shipments may be made which will help to keep mines running full and provide for winter work.” Occasional shipments have been made in the past. What Newfoundland objected to, was the foreshadowed whole sale exportation of Wabana ore, with no sufficient compensating advantage to our people. |
| September 15 1907 || THE BAIT ACT || The Telegram continues its efforts to prove the Bait Act was anything and everything but an Act to preserve our bait.
It is rather late in the day for this sort of talk. Even Mr. Bond (now Sir Robert) who was the bitterest opponent the Bait Act had, and who promised his unfortunate Fortune Bay constituents to have it repealed, repeatedly referred to is as such, whilst the official title of the Act is “An Act to Regulate the Exportation and Sale of Herring, Caplin,
Squid and other Bait Fishes”, to argue that the Bait Act had any other purpose
than the Preservation of our BAIT, because the power of granting licenses was
reserved, is just as logical as to argue that the object of the Temperance Act
was to encourage the sale of intoxicants, because a licenses system was arranged
for. Neither the verbiage of those Acts, nor the intentions of those who fought
so manfully for its passage — and whose every effort was impended by then Mr.
Robert Bond — contemplated interference with the Food Fisheries. We do not say
the Telegram Editor is aware of this; but he certainly ought to be. His
designation of our reply as, “A dialectical boomerang,” is delicious and quite a
change from the choice terms generally employed. It reminds us of the dear old
lady who was so delighted with the sermon because of the inspiration and comfort
derived from, “That blessed work Mesopotamia”.
| September 15 1907 || SHENANDOAH HERE || The S.S. Shenandoah, Capt. Heeley, reached port from London, on Saturday morning, after a disagreeable passage, heavy rain and thick fog being experienced. She brought 1.200 tons cargo for this port, and no passengers. Miss Heeley, daughter of the Captain, is making the trip with him. |
| September 15 1907 || DEATH OF MRS. ROPER || Last night, there passed away a lady well known in the city, Mrs. Annie Dicks Roper, widow of the late Capt. Henry Roper, and mother of the late Capt. William Roper, Magistrate Roper of Bonavista; Mr. Henry Roper, of Brookfield & Co. Ltd., Halifax, and Mr. Joseph Roper, Mrs. Theodore Parsons, and Miss Roper, of this city. Mrs. Roper had reached the advanced age of 85, and had survived her husband for 38 years. She is the last of a large family; the late Mrs Gushue, mother of the Minister of Public Works, was a sister, and her brothers were Messrs William, Joseph, John, Robert, George and Thomas Dicks. Up to the end, she retained the kindly cheerful manner, which had endeared her to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed, not only by her devoted family, but by a large circle of friends. The funeral takes place tomorrow. |
| September 15 1907 || SCHOONER SINKS OFF CAPE ST. FRANCIS || Saturday morning, the schooner Maria Jane, Capt. Fred Moore, left port for Northern Bay, taking a full cargo of provisions and supplies from Baird Gordon & Co. There was a stiff breeze outside at the time. All went well until the vessel was about four miles North East of Cape St. Francis, when the “butt head” of one of the planks below the water line, came out. The water poured into the vessel in streams, and the crew endeavoured to stop the flow by forcing bags, etc., into the opening, but to no purpose, and the vessel began to settle down into the water. Seizing their clothes bags, the Captain and crew jumped into their punt, and immediately pulled away from the ship, only just in time, the vessel going down shortly after. The men rowed to Cape St. Francis and had quite a difficult time getting there, owing of the heavy breeze blowing, and several times were in danger of being swamped. Arriving at the Cape they were taken in by the Lighthouse Keepers, and remained there till yesterday morning, when they rowed to St. John’s. The loss to Mr. Moore will be a very severe one. |
| September 15 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 8.40 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers; H. Butler, F.J. Carter, G. Porter, D. McKinnon, E.A. Long, C.G. Brown, J.A. Petrie, J.D. Montrose, C.R. Thompson, Miss A Thompson, Miss L Thompson, W. Campbell, Mrs. M. Jackman, J.S. Benedict and Mrs. Benedict, J.H.G. Rielly, T.R. Ravett, G.T. Masters, Dr. J. Scott, W.H. Green, R.G. Shirley, F.M. Dearton, J.R. Spears, G.M. Loughlan, Jr., J.R. Pitman. The express is due at 12.40. |
| September 15 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is North of Bonne Bay. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford. Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Virginia Lake sails tomorrow for Labrador. Glencoe left Placentia midnight Saturday, going West. Argyle leaves Placentia this morning on the Merasheen route.
Bowrings: S.S. Prospero left Fortune at 4.20 p.m. on Saturday, and is due here
at noon today. S.S. Portia arrived from Tilt Cove at 1.30 p.m. Saturday, on her
way North. |
| September 15 1907 || CRUISER ARRIVED || The United States Revenue steamer, Gresham, Capt. Perry, arrived in port from Boston, via St. Pierre, on Saturday. The Gresham is on fishery protection service, and after a stay of five days here, will proceed to Bay of Islands, to look after the interest of the American Fishermen during the herring fishery. She will remain in the Bay of Islands until after the close of season. Miss Dunphy, of this city, who was visiting her sister at St. Pierre, was a passenger by the Gresham from there. |
| September 15 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Bonavista left Sydney about noon yesterday for this port. S.S. Shenandoah, Capt. Healey, sails for Halifax and St. John’s today. S.S. Cacuna, Capt. MacDonald, sails for Montreal, via Sydney and Charlottetown, today. S.S. Silvia is now off her regular schedule, and will not leave New York for here until tomorrow. Schooner Carl E. Richard, Capt. Hilton, sailed for Bayfield, N.S. from J. &. W. Pitts, on Saturday, in ballast. |
| September 15 1907 || PERSONAL || Mr. W.H. Greene returns from Ottawa by today’s express. Mr. B.J. St. John returned to Conception Harbor by Saturday evening’s train. Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Ryan of King’s Cove, are in town and staying at the Crosbie. Mr. H.W. King, New Bonaventure, is at present in the city on business. Capt. H. Bartlett, who piloted an American yacht to Nain, returned by the S.S. Virginia Lake. Mr. J.T. Currie, of Britannia Cove, T.B. arrived in town Saturday and is at the Crosbie. Mr. and Ms. Drover, arrived in town from Green’s Harbor, Saturday night. Inspector O’Reilly left by last evening’s express for St. George’s, on special Customs duty. Mr. M.F. O’Toole, Conception Harbor, returned from Labrador by the Virginia Lake. R. Von Stein left by last evening’s express for Port aux Basques, and will be absent about a week. Mr. R.M. Duff, of Harbor Grace, arrived in town Saturday on business, and is staying at the Crosbie. Mr. Chafe, Murray & Crawford’s Manager, Harbor Grace, returned from the Labrador by the Virginia Lake. Mr. C.R. Thompson and Misses Thompson (2) who were visiting Nova Scotia, returned by today express. Mr. James Nooman, of the R.N. Co., made the round trip on the Virginia Lake and enjoyed it exceptionally well. Mr. H.A. Padden, son of Manager Passed, of the Bank of Montreal, left for Lennoxville, U.S.A. by yesterday’s express. Miss E. Morrissey, sister of Purser Morrissey, made the last round trip on the Virginia Lake and pleasantly enjoyed the passage. Mr. W.J. Scott, J.P., Twillingate, who was in town on business during the last week, left for home by yesterday’s express. His Lordship Bishop Jones, who had been on his annual visitation around the diocese, in the Church ship Lavrock, returned to the city by Saturday night’s train, having left the yacht in Trinity Bay. His Lordship looks remarkably well after his trip. |
| September 15 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Saturday, about 30 schooners arrived in port, all laden with new fish.
At Tilt Cove and vicinity, good fares of fish were taken last week. Squid is also fairly plentiful.
One steamer laden with new fish has sailed from Battle Harbor. Another was loading there when the Virginia Lake passed South.
A case of scarlet fever developed on Alexander Street Saturday, the sufferer was removed to the Hospital in the afternoon.
The funeral of the late James Gosse took place yesterday, and was very largely attended. Interment was at Belvedere.
Saturday was a busy day at the waterside premises of the different mercantile establishments, numerous carts and boats being in town with new fish.
The banking schooner Hispanola, Capt. Walter Kennedy, fishing at Domino, is doing well, getting from 30 to 50 quintals a day. If fine weather continues, Capt. Kennedy hopes to secure a full trip before leaving for home.
Messrs Huett Bros., who are working the gold claims at Paradise, Sandwich Bay, are getting a little gold out daily, but we learn that the find is not the Klondyke it was suppose to be.
There were three arrests by the Police Saturday night. Two were drunks and one drunk and disorderly. The former were released, yesterday morning, the latter will appear before His Honour today.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday and yesterday: J.T. Currie, Britannia Cove; D.A. and Mrs. Ryan, R.M. Duff and son, Harbor Grace; W.W. Dutcher, Hopedale Mass; D.M. Smith, Rigolett, Lab.
Mrs. Butler, wife of John Butler of Brigus, arrived by the Prospero from Labrador, to go into Hospital. She is suffering from a cancerous growth and was so weak upon arrival, that she had to be lifted into a carriage. She will enter Hospital today.
There has been a good sign of herring at Labrador, this season, and some of the shoremen have done well. One Canadian schooner has been home with a load, and is now almost filled again. They are of a very large quantity.
The S.S. Ada, Capt. Weibust, which arrived in here from Antwerp, on Friday, short of coal, took twenty-five tons of that commodity from Bowring Bros., on Saturday. She sailed again at 6 p.m. Saturday, continuing her voyage to Montreal.
About 120 passengers — fishermen — were landed from the Virginia Lake at Harbor Grace. The Reid Co. had a special train in attendance when the ship arrived, to convoy the men to their homes at different points in Conception Bay.
It is stated that a quantity of liquor brought from St. Pierre, was landed in Blackhead Bay, from the schooner that smuggled the Chinese from here to Sydney. The story it is said, was told by one of the crew of the vessel, who left her here, after the Chinese had been put aboard.
Robert Clare, of the Reid Nfld Co. Freight Shed, met with a painful accident yesterday while lifting a trunk aboard the express. A piece of tin projected from the side of the trunk, which caught in Clare’s hand, tearing the palm for several inches. He got it dressed at a Pharmacy and will be able to resume work today.
There was a large number of passengers left by last evening express, including: Inspector O’Reilly, E. Carter, G. Berry, Mrs. Richards, Miss A. Barry, Miss B. Stead, H.A. Paddon, Miss Newhook, Miss A. Arnold, Miss J Ross, Miss Manuel, J.C. Roxford, T. Clancy, Mrs. Hensley, Miss Poole, W.J. Scott, T K. Pellard, Miss Murphy, Mrs. S. Snow, T.W. Manuel, R. Von Stein.
Edmund Nosweorthy and a party of five others, left Webber’s Cove , Labrador, a few days ago, to hunt for a deer for food. When a few miles inland, they were attacked by a pack of wolves, seven being in the pack. The men had only one gun with them, which Noseworthy carried, and he soon picked off two of the wolves. The remainder of the pack started to devour these, which gave the men an opportunity to escape.
The Stanley Adams’ Concert and Dramatic Company are expected to arrive this week, and to appear at the Methodist College Hall on next Monday. The members of the company are Miss Mabel Gregory from Daly’s theatre: Miss Muriel Dawbain, Miss Cassie Fraser, Mr. Stanley Adams. Further particulars will appear in due course.
We regret to learn that the Hon. J.J. Rogerson is seriously ill, and his friends are very anxious, as his advanced age makes successive attacks of illness difficult to overcome. He was very weak last night.
The contract for the newspaper office on Duckworth Street, about to be built for Editor McGrath, has been given to Messrs Thomas Bros. and not Contractor Ellis, as stated in Saturday’s issue. There were three tenders, Messrs Ellis, Searle and Thomas Bros.
Curlews are numerous on the Blackhead grounds and during last week, good bags were secured by some West End sportsmen.
Ryan’s schooner, Virginia, sailed from Batteau, Labrador, the 2nd September, with first cargo of new fish to leave the Coast.
The schooner Peerless, A. Gardiner, Master, arrived from British Harbor, T.B., Saturday night, with a full load of fish to Bowring Bros.
At Witless Bay and Bay Bulls, hook and liners did well lat week. Squid is plentiful and if fine weather continues, a good fall voyage will be secured.
About 120 persons took advantage of the 2.30 excursion train, yesterday, and went to points as far as Kelligrews. The weather, country ward was ideal.
The tourist traffic for the season now being over, the Rosalind will lay up for a month after arrival at New York, to undergo a general overhauling.
Mr. T. Ryan, the champion T.A. billiard player, made a break of 99 Saturday night. This we understand, is the largest break ever made in St. John’s by a local player, the record being previously held by Mr. M McLoughlan, who scored 96 at the City Club.
The banking schooner Excelda, Capt. J Lewis, M.H.A., fishing at Cut Throat, Labrador, is trawling about 50 quintals of fish a day. The fish is exceptionally large, and it is expected that Capt. Lewis will load his vessel before leaving for home.
The following passengers left Placentia by the Glencoe, Saturday night: J. Vinnicomber, W. Taff, W. Webb, R. Knight, J. McShave, M. Michael, P. Haddon, M. Roberts, Mrs. Webb, Miss Webb, Mrs. Gabriel and child, W. Bartlett, J. Parsons, Miss Gard, Miss Gallopp.
Constable Hann was called to a house on George Street, Saturday night, to
arrest a wayward son, who was breaking up the furniture and ill treating his
aged father. The old man had been badly served, and when the Officer arrived,
the son was wild with liquor. He “kicked” when he saw the Policeman but to no
purpose, and this morning he will answer to the Magistrate for his ruffian
| September 15 1907 || DEATHS || ROPER — Died on Saturday, Annie Dicks Roper, widow of the late Capt. Henry Roper, aged 85 years. Funeral from her late residence, 24 Dick’s Street.
CONWAY — On Sunday morning, after a severe illness, Thomas Conway,
(Plasterer), a native of Cole Harbor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the 62nd year of
his age. His funeral takes place Tuesday at 2.30, from his late residence,
King’s Bridge. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
| September 20 1907 || TERRIBLE DEATH — WILLIAM BAILEY KILLED || BY STRIKING LIVE WIRE. John Osbourne Had Narrow Escape. Wire Lying On Street Twelve Hours.
One of the most serious accidents to happen in the city since the opening of the year, occurred last night; one death resulted and another victim at a late hour last night, was on the border of the grave. The cause was a live electrical wire, which had been carelessly on the street for about twelve hours. A few minutes before seven, William Bailey, living on Scott St., left his house to procure a bucket of water from the fountain at the foot of the street. Passing along in almost darkness, his foot became entangled in a wire, that lay in the street, and he attempted to clear the entanglement. In doing so, he took hold of the charged wire, with the result that he received a terrible shock. He was unable to drop it, and a current of several thousand volts passed throught his body. He cried loudly for help, which attracted John Osbourne, who lived on the corner of Scott and Cook Streets, who ran to the rescue, and attempted to extricate Baily from his terrible predicament. Osbourne took hold of him by the coat; but in doing so, the wire touched his arm, burning him to the bone, and throwing him to the other side of the street, a distance of ten feet; this fortunately saving his life. A Mrs Houlihan, living close by, witnessed the happening, and taking a small axe, courageously attempted to cut the wire. Mrs. Moulihan;s husband also saw the proceedings, and following his wife, took the hatchet from her, and unconscious of the danger, chopped the wire clear from Bailey. Houlihan and some others took the body of Bailey away, which was at that time showed signs of life, and took it to his house. The face and hands were of a deep blue colour, and thinking that life was not extinct, a Doctor was called.
Dr. McPherson responded quickly, but upon arrival, pronounced life extinct. Death was due to a violent infliction of an electrical shock upon the nervous centres governing respiration, resulting in a suspension of the latter, just as in extreme cerebal concussion. In the case of Osbourne, he was rendered unconscious, and remained so for almost two hours. He was attended by Dr. Anderson, who administered stimulants to keep the heart in action; he was later attened by Dr. Patterson, and his chances of recovery are favourable.
In the case of Bailey, it is one of the saddest that has been recored for some time. His wife was indisposed when he reached home after his day’s work, and he left to get a pail of water with which to cook supper. As It was raining, he endeavoured to get the tank as quickly as possible, and in doing so, got mixed up in the wire. The shock received was terrible, and it is supposed that he died instantaneously when he made the connection, through his body was warm for almost and hour after the accident. Osbourne who attempted to rescue him, when he heard Bailey’s death cry, narrowly escaped a similar fate, and at present has only a fighting change for his life. Mr. Houlihan, who cut the wire, also ran a big risk, and his escape can only be attributed to “good luck”. Mrs. Bailey, who is left with a young child, is almost heart broken; and no wonder, when her husband, who was full of life and vigour a few minutes previously, was brought home still in death.
Inspector General Mccowen and several of the Police were on the scene, Soon after the accident and prevented those who had assembled from getting within the danger zone. An unfortunate part of the happening was, that when Inspector General McCowen telephoned the Sub-Station to cut off the current, the person in charge refused to do so, and not until Mr. W.D.
Reid interfered, was the order of the Inspector General acquiesced in. We learn
that the wire was down since 8 a.m., and during the day, children were using it
as a skipping rope, while numerous persons walked and many carriages drove over
it. During the day it was harmless, as no current was on, but the significant
part is that the Inspector of the lines did not know the conditions, as he
should after such a storm as Wednesday night’s. General and sincere sympathy is
felt for the family of Mr. Bailey, in which the News joins.
| September 20 1907 || SNOW STORM DOWN WEST || The storm being experienced in the city, has taken a turn for the West Coast, and rain gives place to snow. From Terra Nova, West, it snowed all yesterday afternoon, and there is a white mantle to a level depth of three inches, from Terra Nova, West. This is unusual at this season, and is unknown in the history of the railway. The atmosphere was intensely cold on the Western end of the road yesterday. |
| September 20 1907 || WASH-OUT AT LANCE COVE || Yesterday afternoon, a tremendous sea hove in at Lance Cove, which went over the railway track and washed it away for almost a hundred feet. The result was that the incoming express was held up ay Holyrood, and also the shore train. The express that left here at six o’clock, was held at Kelligrews. The only train to arrive last night was a special from Kelligrews. Last midnight, a working train with timber and construction appliances, left to repair the washout, and should the sea abate this morning, the work will be finished within a few hours. |
| September 20 1907 || HEALTH MATTERS || No new cases of scarlet fever have been reported since Saturday last, and it is hoped the disease is well on the decline. The premises complained of near C.L.B. Armoury, the owners of which were given notice to clean up a few days ago, were re inspected yesterday. The parties have complied with the instructions of the Board of Health, and the place is now in a sanitary condition. The complaint of a resident of the South-Side re the insanitary condition of property near the Long Bridge and Fish Market, was also attended to yesterday. |
| September 20 1907 || THE OPPOSITION LEADER || In Wednesday night’s Telegram appeared an item referring to the health of Capt. Charles Dawe, M.H.A., which has caused much anxiety. We are glad to be in a position to say, that instead of being worse, as the Telegram implied, his health is much better than at any time since his return from London. Capt. Dawe came to town on business, by Wednesday evening’s express train, and returned last night. The train was unfortunately help up at Kelligrews owing to the washout, and whilst the unpleasant experience will not be a welcome one, the state of the Captain’s health is not much as to afford, any reason for grave anxiety. |
| September 20 1907 || AWFUL EXPERIENCE OF FISHERMEN || The crew of the schooner Duchess, which is now anchored in Freshwater Bay, and at dusk last evening was successfully riding out the storm, had a terrible experience Wednesday night. The schooner was from Lady Cove, T.B.; had a cargo of 400 quintals of dry fish aboard, and made the Narrows at 3 p.m. Wednesday. She was unable to enter however, and anchored off Fort Amerst. At 9.30 o’clock Wednesday night, she began to “drag”, and to save the schooner, the Captain cut the cable and ran to sea. Outside, the sea was mountainous, and each wave threatened to engulf her. Under short sail, the schooner was run up Freshwater Bay, and two anchors were put in six fathoms of water. The craft held well; but being too dangerous to be on board, it was decided to leave her, and the Captain and his two men landed in a dory, after a terrible experience. They remained at Blackhead during the night, and yesterday forenoon, one of the men walked to town to secure the service of a tug. This latter could not be procured, as it was too dangerous to get a line aboard the schooner. Under present conditions, if the chains hold, the schooner will be safe, but should the wind come round to the Eastward, she will likely become a total wreck. |
| September 20 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Reid Newfoundland Company: Home is at Bay of Islands. Ethie arrived at Clarenville harbor yesterday. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford harbor, yesterday. Glencoe left Harbor Breton at 6 p.m. yesterday, coming East. Argyle left Marystown at 6 p.m. yesterday, going West. Clyde arrived at Lewisporte, last evening. Virginia Lake is at Harbor Grace.
Bowrings: S.S. Portia arrived at Nipper’s Harbor Wednesday evening, and remained there all night. S.S. Propero
reached Trepassey at 11 o’clock Wednesday night. The mail and passengers had not
been landed up to yesterday morning, owing to a heavy N.E. gale raging there.
| September 20 1907 || LINES STILL DOWN || The Reid Co.’s and Government wires were down yesterday, West from Whitbourne. The former managed to make temporary repairs during the day, and were able to get messages through to Port aux Basques last night, though only a short time. The Government lines are still out of order, but it is hoped that repairs will be completed today. |
| September 20 1907 || WORK OF STORM TWO LIVES LOST || SEVERAL SCHOONERS GONE DOWN. Further News Anxiously Awaited.
The storm of Wednesday night and yesterday, was the worst in recent years. Two drowning accidents are reported, and about 20 schooners are missing, which, however, may have harbored, or are successfully riding out the storm. If the gale reached Labrador, it is more than likely that great damage has been caused, as numerous schooners are now on their way home, and great anxiety will be felt until definite news is at hand. Last year, early in September, there was a similar gale, and a number of schooners came to grief at Bell Isle, at the mouth of the Straits, but in violence, it is not to be compared with the present storm. There were a number of boats also fishing on Cape St. Mary’s grounds, which are hoped to have successfully rode out the gale. Following is some reports received to date: —
DECK BOAT SAFE. The deck boat of Flat Rock, in which were the two Mahar Bros. that left here Wednesday afternoon, and reported missing, has, we learn, reached a harbor on the Southern Shore. The two men must have had a terrible experience during the storm of Wednesday night.
SCHOONER HETTIE LOST. The Schooner Hettie, which left here for Harbor Grace Wednesday morning, was lost at Feather Point, Harbor Grace, Wednesday night. She miss - stayed and went ashore at Rolling Cove, and her crew had a difficult time getting to land. She had a full cargo of provisions, which were mostly uninsured. The schooner is a total wreck.
SCHOONER L. FANNY LOST. The schooner L. Fanny, William Bursey, which left here Wednesday morning for Old Perlican, was lost at Grate's Cove yesterday — the crew having a narrow escape. She had a full load of supplies, mostly freight; and some of the losers are ill able to afford their loss. James Adams, who fished here all summer, had his winter’s provisions aboard, which are all lost. Levi Tizzard, Edgar Brooking and Thomas Cull, all poor fishermen, had their winter supplies aboard. None of these were insured. The schooner and the master outfit, we learn, were insured.
SCHOONER FLORIN MISSING. The schooner Florin, Hadden, left here for Musgrave
Harbor on Monday afternoon, but no news of her arrival was received up to last
night, though telegrams regarding her, were sent to Musgrave. She is a staunch
schooner however, and if not harbored, is well able to ride out the storm.
| September 20 1907 || IN THE CITY || James Kerivan and J Pierce lost their boat in Blackhead Bay, and in trying to save her, were almost swamped in the surf. They stayed at Blackhead during the night and walked to town yesterday. The steamers Algerine and Neptune, and the Brig. Olinda, broke from their moorings and suffered damage. Several vessels also suffered and trees and fences were blown down in every direction. |
| September 20 1907 || AT FLAT ROCK || At Flat Rock, the storm was the heaviest for many years, and a tremendous sea hove in. A stage owned by Mr. Martin, and four fishing boats, were destroyed. A number of fences were also blown down, and considerable damage was done window glass, etc. |
| September 20 1907 || BONAVISTA || The Assistant-Collector of Customs, Mr. H.W. LeMessurier, received the following message from the Sub-Collector of Customs in Bonavista, yesterday morning: Norwegian schooner Snome, Capt. Alsen, total loss, and whole cargo for J Ryan. Two of her seamen, A. Monsen and P. Sivertsen were drowned at nidnight. Schooners Plant, Olive Branch, Harold B., belonging to P. Templeman, ashore, containing in all, 700 qtls of green fish. Wonderful destruction of property. If gale continues, everything will be swept.
Messages received in town from Bonavista last night, give further particulars of the storm. P. Templeman’s schooner, Evelyn, is a total wreck at Tickle Harbor. Most of the gear was saved. The schooners Harold T. Planet, and Olive Branch, also owned by P. Templeman,
went ashore at Bonavista, and are total losses. These vessels had between them,
about 700 quintals of fish aboard. There was nothing saved. The Reliance, and
Raleigh, are still riding out the gale in Bonavista Harbor, but are in collision
with each other. The Grace, Sweetbriar, Mary Bell, Pioneer, and Daisy, belonging
to James Ryan & Co., are also riding out the gale in the harbor.
| September 20 1907 || OLD PERLICAN || Messrs Job Brothers & Co., received a message from Mr. J.B. Bartlett, of Old Perlican yesterday, to the effect that his schooner Ella Jane, was ashore there, badly damaged; and that he was doing his best to save her. She had no cargo aboard at the time. The vessel is insured in the Bonavista Bay Insurance Club. |
| September 20 1907 || KING’S COVE || A Northern gale raged at King’s Cove Wednesday night and yesterday, and the sea being the heaviest for many years. Several stages and most of the wharves were swept. The addition to the Government wharf was also carried away. The schooner Helen Rendell, was riding out the storm O.K. when the message was received, but Harty’s schooner, at Broad Cove, was in great danger of going ashore. |
| September 20 1907 || WRECK AND DISASTER || (Exclusive to Daily News) Bonavista, Last night. — The storm now raging, is the worst that has ever been experienced here. Casualties are many and serious. The Norwegian schooner Snorre, Capt Alsen, flour laden for Ryan’s, dragged her anchors and became a total wreck in the early morning. The Capt., Mate, and two seamen were saved through the heroic efforts of the men at Canaille, and others who aided them. Not with standing every exertion by the landsmen, the Cook Peter Sivertzen, and seaman Anders Monsen, were drowned in the surf. Their bodies have not yet been recovered. For conspicuous bravery, James Ford and Louise Little richly deserve the medals of the Royal Humane Society. The schooners Harold, Planet, Jubilee, and Olive, all with fish aboard, are total loss. Ryan’s schooners, Grace, Sweetbrier, Pioneer, Mary Bell and Daisy, fish laden, with others are riding out the storm. |
| September 20 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Regelus, Capt. Wakeham, was due to leave Sydney last night for this port, with coal for A Harvey’s & Co. S.S. Adventure, Capt. Couch, is due to leave New York on Saturday for Sydney, where she will load coal for St. John’s. The Mary Lloyd is now due from Glasgow to Baine Johnston & Co., with full cargo. She left that port three days after the Coerdelia, which arrived here Wednesday. |
| September 20 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Municipal Council holds its regular weekly meeting at 7.30 this evening.
The body of the infant found in the cemetery Wednesday, was interred at Belvedere yesterday.
The Silvia is not due to leave Halifax until this morning, she having been two days late in leaving New York.
The schooner William Morton, has finished loading fish at Crosbie & Co.,’s and sails for market when weather permits.
It was very stormy in Trepassey during yesterday, so much so that the S.S. Prospero could land neither passengers nor mail.
Quite a number of passengers left town by last evening’s express. Most of them put up at boarding houses last night at Kelligrews.
There are several vessels now due here from foreign parts, and if they have been on the Coast the last few days, they must have got a good drubbing.
By Sunday’s express, a number of labourers leave for Port Hood to work in the mines, where at present good wages are being given.
The whaler Cabot, operating at Snooks Arm, has 30 whales landed to date. Mr. Cecil Pitts left for there by yesterday’s express to superintend operations.
A number of employees of the Hon. G. Knowling’s store, held a dinner at Wood’s West End Restaurant last night. The catering by the Manageress, Mrs. Leicester, was up to date, and an enjoyable evening was spent.
The band concert of the Church Lads’ Brigade takes place tonight in the Methodist College Hall. Several of our best local artists are assisting, and, no doubt the attendance will be as large as at previous concerts given by the C.L.B.
The steamer Progress, has undergone extensive repairs within the last week, and has also been surveyed for passenger traffic. She is now in first class condition and sails when the opportunity offers, to take up her service on the Bell Island route.
An out harbor man, who was somewhat under the influence of liquor, was held up by a gang of hooligans near Queen St. last night, and had to hand over 40 cents before he could get free. Such conduct should not be tolerated, and the Police should investigate and arrest the offenders.
It is reported last evening, that the schooner, United Brothers, had gone ashore at Old Perlican during the day, and was a total loss. The story is evidently untrue, as at 5 o’clock last evening, Mr. Jesse Whiteway had a message from there, saying all the schooners were successfully riding out the storm.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the gale of 1840, in which the Native Hall, near the Colonial Building, was blown down. King’s Bridge was also swept away and Job’s Bridge badly damaged. When the Native Hall collapsed, two persons were killed and several injured. During the storm, a schooner with all hands, was lost at Cape. St. Mary’s, and another with all hands, at Cape Ballard.
Several fences along Bond Street were blown down during the storm yesterday.
Constable Thomas Lynch, who was on leave last two weeks, resumed duty yesterday.
It is the intention of the Inspector-General to have a full investigation into last night’s accident.
Capt. Otterson, of the schooner Empire, reports that Wednesday night’s wind was the heaviest he ever experienced.
Last night, Cape Spear reported a very high tide with tremendous sea, which almost went to the top of the lighthouse.
The children of the four city orphanages visited the Nickle yesterday forenoon, and were delighted with the pictures shown.
The Trinity Bay Labrador fleet will only average about 140 quintals of fish this season. Last year, their catches ranged from 400 to 700 quintals.
The Virginia Lake was detained at Harbor Grace all yesterday, owing to the storm. She will continue her voyage this morning should weather conditions permit.
The S.S. Harmony is now on the Dry Dock, having a new tail shaft placed in position. The work will be completed by the end of the week, when she will resume her voyage.
Ex Constable Gosse, who left here for British Columbia in ‘98, is now in the city on a visit, and is looking well. Mrs. Gosse accompanied him.
During the last two days, the Police suffered considerable in the storm. Yesterday they were given relief at intervals of an hour, during which time they were able to dry their clothing.
There was a terrible sea heaving into Conception Bay yesterday afternoon, the worst seen there for years. The entire bay was a mass of seething foam, and was such as no schooner would keep afloat in.
Last night a live wire became entangled in the trees at Mr. Kaleem Noah’s premises, Water Street West, and set them on fire. The matter was made known to the Sub Station employees, who remedied the defect.
Last evening, a woman named Adams, living on Cook St., became prostrated when she learned of the Baily accident. Dr. Leslie was called to attend her, and after administering stimulants, she revived within a short time.
The coastal steamers Ethie, Clyde, and Dundee were unable to get to their piers yesterday, owing to the high sea, and had to remain well out in their respective harbors.
Mr. W. Bailey, the victim of yesterday’s accident, was a member of the C.L.B. for about thirteen years, being one of the first to join the battalion here. He only left the brigade last year, shortly after being married.
The tide was unusually high yesterday, and almost reached the tops of the different wharves. Several schooners were in danger of being thrown on the pier if an undertow set in, and in order to be safe, moved out into the stream and anchored.
Mr. F.W. Wadden, of McMurdo’s Drug Store, leaves for Bay of Islands by Saturday’s express, to take charge of Dr. Webber’s Pharmacy.
A racy fashion letter from E.C. will appear in tomorrow’s issue. These letters from our esteemed correspondent are alway eagerly looked forward to by our lady readers, and — tell if not in Gath — they interest the sterner sex as well.
Yesterday, a firm of solicitors, acting on behalf of a widow residing on the South Side of Carbonear, issued a writ against a prominent official of the house of Assembly for a large sum of money, some hundreds of dollars, said to have been misappropriated. Criminal proceedings will also be instituted forthwith.
There was only one arrest by the Police last night, a Russian sailor, drunk.
The schooner Evelyn, Capt. Horwood, left Oporto yesterday for here, in sand ballast.
The schooner Bessie Fowlow has arrived at Trinity, from Labrador, with 450 quintals of fish.
Teams were yesterday engaged, carting the new pipes for the water service from Shea & Co.’s premises to the works.
The man O’Donahoe, to whom the News referred last issue, was yesterday remanded for eight days. He was taken to the Penitentiary during the afternoon.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday afternoon: — A.L. Miller, W.H. Christian, Wabana; Thomas Cantley, New Glagow; S.L. Gibson, Toronto.
During the storm yesterday, a considerable portion of the fences around St. George’s Field was blown down.
A chimney in a house on the Southside, was on fire yesterday afternoon. The blaze was extinguished in a few minutes, no damage being done.
Messrs Ayre & Sons makes their final removal of grocery stock to their new quartes, in Pitts Building on Monday, and on Tuesday morning will open for business there.
The Public Health Department has to re-placarded six quarantined houses yesterday; the previous placards being blown off by the wind, Wednesday night.
P. Templeman schooner, Duchess of Fife, which left here Monday morning with a load of provisions bound for Bonavista; and the Transvaal, which left Tuesday night for the same place, had not arrived there up to last night.
Gardens and trees throughout the city, suffered severely in Wednesday and
yesterday’s storm, valuable plants and shrubs being torn out of the ground by
the force of the wind. Near St. Thomas’s Church, huge limbs were broken from the
trees and scattered around the streets.
| September 20 1907 || BIRTHS || O’TOOLE — On the 17th September, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J O’Toole. |
| September 20 1907 || DR. GRENFELL’S LOG || S.S. STRATHCONA AT SEA, LATITUDE 60 DEG. NORTH; 60 DEG. WEST.
We had with us the annual mail of this most Northern of Moravian stations, and wished naturally, to anchor close in; but though it was the 23rd of August, the Bay was a solid jam of ice, and we had to land through some, and over the rest, as best we could. The great rise and fall of the tide, about 36 feet that night, afforded us a most delightful spectacle, for the ice drove in on the high tide and grounded. At low water, masses that seemed quite insignificant when afloat, assumed most lordly proportions, while the cutting out, which always takes place below the water line, afforded us beautiful examples of mushrooms, caves, tents, arches, and every variety of weird ice architecture.
We were the first white men the brethren has seen since last October, and they made us proportionately welcome, more especially as we brought their letters. They had just had visits from two families of Eskimos from Fort Chimo, a couple of hundred miles away across Ungava Bay. One man, a well known rowing Eskimo named Anarnak, had his two wives and both families, they had their skin tents, Kvaks and all their wordily possessions. Their mode of travel is simple and free from many of those dangers incurred in modern express travelling. You simply row off to a large pan of ice with all your “stuff” — haul up on to the top, spread your tent, and sail away. True, you drift here and there, and occasionally go backward for a day; but in the end, the ice has to pass out of the Straits, and so, then you walk ashore. The pan of ice may split and turn over, then you find another one. On the way you hunt seals, birds and bears; collisions are not dangerous, running off the tracks impossible; nerves are not even known; there is no expense. These families had half a dozen fresh seal carcasses when they arrived, and all looked as fat as butter. They are off on the Butter Islands now, hunting “Ice Bears”.
At the Mission Station, the seal fishing had been very good, and the rocks were so greasy from the recent oil blubber chopping, that the sea could scarcely be rough if it wanted. They have 750 old seals, and 60 white whales, for the Fall fishing alone. There was little illness — indeed this Northern settlement is healthier far than all the rest. None of the families have yet been to “Exhibitions”. We were delighted to find the general harmony of Cape Chidley desolation maintained also, in respect to the Tubercle Bacillus. We purchased a good supply of oguik or square-flipper seal skins, and 50 pounds weight of harp seal skin lines, or traces for our dogs in winter. These last far better than the best rope line. To prevent the dogs eating them, we have them well soaked in tar and kerosene before using them. The “Oguik” is our largest seal, nearly hairless, and with a wondrous tough hide. The Fall skins, stretched on frames through the winter, with no preservatives, are the very best for water tight boot bottoms, for the fat remains ingrained in the dried skins. The spring skins are thinner. As for the salted ones, a process only used when the workers cannot keep pace with the work, they are too hard for even the women to drive a needle through. The women of course, do all the boot making, chewing the skins along the edges to thicken and soften them, so that the needle only perforated half the thickness each time, thus there is no hole to leak through. A further safeguard is, that thread is never used to sew with — only the tendons from the back of the reindeer, and this swells up when wet. No other sinew seems as good as the deer sinew. Many have been tried but have not stood the test. The association of deer and seal meat to be complemental in many ways.
We purchased here also, a supply of winter reindeer skins. The hair in them is thickness and warmest. But it comes off too much to make into rugs for civilization. They serve however, admirably, to make mattresses, insulating from the cold ground, even in snow houses, and are used into the woods and timber. The Brethern exports them to Germany where they are sold. With true Tectonic frugality, they are first used as mats in Stations, and places where many feet tread. This makes a great show, and at the same time takes all that hair off the skins at no cost. The velum or parchment is then used to make white skin gloves for His Imperial Majesty’s magnificent Officers.
The surface of the sea was frozen where calm, when we at last came to get aboard for the night. A new August experience indeed for many of us, and all night long, angry ice was “troubling” the steamer’s sides, as she moved with the current, playing a surly music within an inch or two of our inappreciative ears.
(To be continued)
| September 20 1907 || TO S.S. ARGYLE’S CHIEF STEWARD || Editor Daily News: Dear Sir, — On the evening of Sept. 6th, our much respected Captain summoned the following Officers to the smoking room: — Chief Officer O’Reily, Chief Engineer Gilltely, Purser Miles, and Mail Officer Coady, to consider the matter of presenting Chief Steward, Keefe with a suitable present on the eve of his marriage. A very brief discussion resulted in unanimous decision. A collection was immediately taken up by Purser Miles and the handsome sum of $25.00 was realized. The next consideration was the value of the present, and after a few well chosen remarks from Mail Officer Coady, it was decided that a clock be purchased, to the value of $20.00, and that the remaining $45.00 be put towards a suitable and handsomely mounted inscription. The work was entrusted to Mr. McNamara, of St. John’s, and executed by him in a masterly and artistic manner. Being a Junior Steward, it affords me great pleasure to offer my congratulations to our Chief, who is held in high esteem by the whole ship’s crew.
Yours truly, P.F. COADY, S.S. Argyle, Placentia, Sept. 17th, ‘07
| September 21 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Anna Bell, Hogan, Master, arrived from the North Shore with a load of fish to Messrs Munn & Co., Wednesday forenoon.
Several ladies held a picnic on Tuesday, at Walker’s farm. The afternoon was wet, but in spite of this discomfort, the party managed to find enjoyment in the outing.
Mr. Thomas Hanrahan, R.C. School Inspector, will go by the S.S. Virginia Lake on an inspection tour North. He has not decided whether he will get off at Catalina, or proceed by the boat to Tilt Cove. He will be absent from home several weeks.
Mr. James Reid, of Heart’s Delight, T.B., was in town today.
Messrs Munn & Co. received a cable message today, saying that their brigt., Amy Louise, Capt. Sheppard, has left Pernambuco for Philadelphia, to load anthracite coal for this port.
The S.S. Virginai Lake, en route to Labrador, arrived from St. John’s at 6.30 p.m. yesterday. Owing to the storm, she did not leave last night, and now lies in the stream waiting for the wind to moderate. Messrs Thomas Hanrahan and B. Basha go North by her.
Messrs. Rutherford & Co.’s schooner, Hettie, Joseph Morris, Master, while entering the harbor about 6 last evening, miss-stayed, and went ashore at Rolling Cove, Feather Point, where she has since become a total wreck. The schooner was loaded with freight from St. John’s, to several parties here, and it is said all the freight is uninsured. One firm is said to have lost goods to the amount of $800, another $600, while others have smaller amounts to record as lost. It is not likely much of the cargo, or anything else, will be salved, as a heavy sea is making, and will smash everything before it can be secured.
Mr. Edgar Mortimer, wife and two children, for Sydney, and Mrs. Hurley, for Glenwood, left by this evening’s train.
Messrs R. Rutherford & Co., are having seven carloads of logs come in by rail this week, from Whitbourne, to be converted into lumber for the fall’s trade. This firm shipped a large lot of building material to Labrador by the S.S. Virginia Lake, this trip.
The Directors of the Water Co.,and their wives, drove to Bannerman Lake on Tuesday afternoon and had an indoor picnic at the company’s house there. Among the Directors were Rev. Thomas Godden, Messrs W.A. Oke, W. Ward, George Parsons, H.C. Watts, John G. Munn, Secretary John L Oke, and Superintendent John Tapp. After the repast was partaken of, Mr. Tapp addressed the company in a few words, speaking in a happy strain, and expressed the hope that next year, all would have the opportunity of assembling there again, and that the one and only bachelor among them, would in the meanwhile, fill the vacant place occasioned by the absence of Mrs. “What’s her name”. He afterwards took the ladies and directors to the embankment, and showed them the improvements made to the main valve by lifting the screens from the supply box. A very pleasant afternoon was spent, and all returned to town quite pleased, although the drive homeward was not all that could be desired.
A unusually heavy storm of wind and rain has been raging since yesterday afternoon. The wind veered from W.N.W., further North, and during the night, shifted to N.N.E. The wind reached its height early this morning. Much damage was done to fences and some trees were uprooted, and numerous branches of trees may be seen in the streets; whither they were blown down by the force of the gale. Two barns at Courage’s Beach and one at Bear’s Cove, were blown down, part of the paling fence in front of the R.C. Cathedral was levelled. The electric wires in some parts of the town were broken, and workmen were busy repairing the damage today. The vessels at some of the wharves had to be hauled into the stream to prevent damage being done.
CORRESPONDANT, Harbor Grace, Sept. 19th, 1907.
| September 21 1907 || SIR GRENFELL ‘S LOG || S.S. STRATHCONA AT SEA. LATITUDE 60 DEG. NORTH, 60 DEG WEST. Continued from yesterday)
There are a number of reefs and islands on the Atlantic side of North Labrador; some lie several miles from the cliffs. On a group of these called the Mettek, or Eider Duck Islands, we landed, on the chance of game. In the spring, the birds nest here in the thousands. An Eskimo, who went there in his Kayak in June, told me he could have loaded his boat in an hour or so. As it was, to make sure that he only took fresh eggs — and not knowing the spinning or floating tests — wherever he found four eggs, he took some out and threw them away, and in the morning gathered all the newly laid ones. He said that the Eider ducks will continue to lay thus, at least eight or ten eggs each. The people gather the eggs to eat them — but I should dearly love to see the birds preserved. In the North they do not collect the eider down for commercial purposes, or the industry might easily be an additional source of income to our barren country. Numerous gulls, nest in some of the islands, and appear to maintain a friendly relationship with their neighbours, judging from the proximity of the nests to one another.
Darkness took us on a section of the Coast unknown even to myself, and we had to feel our way in — which we did successfully, into a most delightful harbor. This not only gave us a quite night of much needed sleep, but also a fine bag of young ducks, before we had steam up at daylight.
Sunday, among our fishermen, is always kept as a day of rest, whether at sea or ashore — and indeed, it comes no oftener than it is needed, for the men are worn out after six days and nights work — odd, though it seems in a season like this, when fish are hard to find, the work is even more arduous – so till midday on Sunday, there is hardly a move on board, when the schooners are at anchor, and it would be quite a breach of the day’s rest, to rouse out a congregation for morning prayers. To us however, rest comes in a chance to get off the Mission steamer for an hour, and get a walk ashore. The mere reaction of being on terra firma, when one is cooped up on board so long, seems to us an absolute rest. Especially when in those Northern regions, one is in some wild natural harbor where there are no human habitations, and not trace of man’s work. On the other hand, the problems that nature here present, afford as striking a change of experience to the mind, and are therefore proportionately restful.
There being a high cliff, last Sunday, over where we anchored, we started off early for a walk, expecting to be at the top, get an observation or two, and be back by dinner time. We soon found however, that we had entirely misjudged the height of the cliffs, simply for lack of some object of familiar height to compare at with. At 1,000 feet we seemed to scarcely have began, and at 2000, though we had all we needed, we were still climbing. Thinking we must be near our goal, we decided to go on again. This involved crossing astride like a horse, a sharp ridge, with a thousand feet of almost precipitous rock on either side. To our immense surprise, a huge chasm yawned in front of us, and then another peak, the top of the mountain, of which we had so arduously climbed a spur, towed up into the heavens, probably another 1,000 feet above us, and that did not appear consistent with the day of rest.
It had been freezing the night before at Capt Chidley. Here, only one hundred miles South, it was so hot we not only had abandoned all spare clothing at the start, but found it necessary to bathe in the first lake on the way down. This being simply the tarn from some huge snow deposits above us, most successfully reduced the temperature in a short time. My London friend being inexperienced in mountaineering, had been somewhat tardy in his descent, and somewhat overcome by heat, took his bath in a shallow and warmer rock basin alone. In the delicious reaction that set in, he however, forgot the mosquitoes that were following him. They were so far rewarded for their undesirable pertinacity, that he spent sections of the following night anointing his numerous wounds, from a bottle labelled, “Strong Ammonia”, as old Whitburn naively said, “God did certainly make them (mosquitoes) to stimulate the idle to work.”
We have now picked up again, the sick we deposited on our way North, and are bound South with a full cargo. It is blowing a heavy N.E. Breeze, and the dark fog banks are whirling along behind us, as we push along to the South. On our starboard are the lofty Kiglapeit cliffs, the dog tooth Sierras of our North. At their feet, are countless bergs and fragments of ice, which borne on these long sweeping seas from the Atlantic, are thundering into them with the force of battering rams that no human erection could withstand. We have just passed a small fishing schooner with a heavy freight, bound South. She was “hove-to” under double reef mainsail and staysail only, and it seemed as if she wished to speak us, but made no sign as we closed on her.
There is however, an intricate maze of absolutely uncharted, unmarked, and unlighted islands to the South of us, and even now, we are threading our way through them under steam and canvas, at a pace that would leave little of our bones, if the Helmsman mistook one passage for another. The little schooner, evidently not knowing her way, was waiting for a lead, and now is following in our wake. It is thus ever so, though we do not always notice it, and do not therefore realize our responsibility. Others are surely following us — will it be our fault if they strike a reef ?
Bah—the Engineer has just reported the scum cock has given out. After all, there seems to be some risk of nervous prostration even in Labrador. The fishery has been very slack as far as the schooners are concerned. At Bear’s Gut, all got a little, 2,300. At Saglek, on two vessels, got over 500; at Maidmant’s Island, two vessels did well; at the Watchman, all got some, one 900; at Mugford Tickle one had 750, others up to 450 and 500; at Cutthroat and thereabout, 200 and 300 was the average at best. WIFFRED
| September 21 1907 || ST. PIERRE DUEL IS NOW OFF || North Sydney, Sept. 6th. — The Duel which was expected to take place between M. Mazier, Editor of Le Reveile St Pierrais, of St. Pierre, and Dr. Dupuy Fromy, of the local Hospital there, has been called off. Friends of both parties interceded. In the meantime, the followers of the Legasse Party have instituted legal proceedings against the Editor, for discharging firearms with intent to do grievous bodily harm, they claiming that Mazier fired at his antagonist, while the latter was alleged to be assailing him. This is a counter action, brought by the Dupuy Fromy faction, to offset the charge brought by the Editor, against his assailants. M. Mazier, although moving about, carries a disfigured face as a result of the assault committed on his person about two weeks ago, on his own premises. |
| September 21 1907 || MATRIMONIAL || LUND — PEACH: Balmoral, Man., Sept. 13 — A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday evening, at Balmoral, when the Rev. T.C. Bethall, B.D., assisted by the Rev. D.M. Kennedy, united in marriage, Miss J Peach, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Peach, of Balmoral, and Rev. Edward Lund, of Emo, Ont.
The bride, who was borne on the arm of her father to the marriage altar, amid the strains of the Wedding March, rendered by Miss Mustard, wore a handsome wedding gown of white organdie, daintly trimmed with lace. The regulation veil and orange blossoms were also worn, and she carried a bouquet of white carnations. Miss D. Peach, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid for the occasion. She was prettily attired in a beautiful embroidered muslin gown, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. T. Lund, brother of the groom, was groomsman.
After the ceremony, which was brief and impressive, the young couple received the hearty congratulations of the large number of guests, many of whom had come from the city. An unusually large number of valuable wedding presents indicated the high esteem in which the bride was held by her many friends, especially those of the teaching profession, in which she is so widly and favourably know. A pleasant evening was spent after the wedding supper, which took the form of a social hour with music, instrumental, and vocal.
The wedded couple took the early morning train for a short honeymoon trip, and after a week or ten days, will settle in their new home at Emo, where Mr. Lund is stationed as the Methodist Clergyman of the town. — Manitoba Free Press.
[The bride, a native of Carbonear, is a granddaughter of the late Rev. John S. Peach, who, for over half a century, occupied a foremost place in Newfoundland Methodism, and was esteemed and honoured
by Newfoundlanders everywhere. ED]
| September 21 1907 || WORK OF STORM. LATEST NEWS || Several messages, giving further losses as a result of the storm Wednesday and Thursday, were received in town yesterday, and it is feared the end is not yet. The telegraph lines North of King’s Cove are, we understand, still down, so that no reports from that part of the Island have yet been received.
Schooner Duchess of Fife: The following message was received by the Marine and Fisheries Department yesterday afternoon, from E. Button, New Melbourne: “Schooner Duchess of Fife went ashore, yesterday, at Lance Cove; total wreck; loaded with provisions for P. Templeman, Bonavista; goods practically intact. Const. Dwyer watching wreck; Captain and two of crew with legs broken; in a very precarious condition. Drs Macdonald and Pickard will do all possible for them. Today, another wreck near Lead Cove; twine, spars, fish, etc., floating about; particulars unknown; disaster feared. I shall be leaving for scene of wreck soon.”
Last night, Inspector-General McCown also received a message from the Old Perlican Constable , saying that the Dutchess of Fife was a total wreck at Lance Cove.
Late last night, Messrs Baine Johnstone & Co. received the following message from Mr. Barrett, of Old Perlican, “Unknown schooner lost here, points to the Effie of Trinity. Nothing human to be seen.”
In The Straits: Messrs Bain Johnston & Co. received a message from Battle Harbor, yesterday afternoon, as follows, “North East gale blowing; great quantity of rain falling. Damage North expected to be serious; no damage occurred here; prospect further fishing, poor.”
A message was received from Blanc Sablon yesterday, by Messrs Job Bros’ & Co., stating that a heavy gale was raging there yesterday, but no damage done.
Trepassey: A message from Trepassey, to a gentleman in town yesterday, gives the following account of vessels damaged in the storm there, Wednesday and Thursday. Schooner Industry, of Tack’s Beach, ashore, not much damage; part of keel gone. Schooner J.J. Nowlan, belonging to Salmonier, badly damaged. The schooners Catherine Agnes, Mary Katie Bloomer, and Golden Hope, all belonging to Trepassey, are all badly damaged, but can be repaired. The schooner Minnie, also owned in Trepassey, ashore, and broken into matchwood.
Bonavista: A message from the Light-House Keeper at Squarry Head, Bonavista, to the Marine and Fisheries Department yesterday afternoon, stated as follows: “Light out; Long bridge and North side gone; wood and glass, impossible to land.”
Schooner Bret Lost: Messrs Job Bros’ & Co., received a message from Mr. John Lane at King’s Cove, yesterday afternoon, to the effect that his schooner, “Bret,” was a total loss at Tckle Cove. The Bret was insured in the Bonavista Bay Insurance Club.
Schooner Maxwell B. Ashore: Messrs Baine Johnstone & Co., and Baird Gordon & Co., received word yesterday, that the schooner Maxwell B. was ashore in Bacaloeiu Tickle.
Grates Cove: The following message was received from Grates Cove, by Messrs Baine Johnston & Co. yesterday afternoon; Thirty punts and all stages swept away. Hatch’s craft lost at Red Head Cove. Bursey’s craft lost at Grate’s Cove.
At Greens Harbor: Mr. M. Drover received word from Green’s Harbor yesterday, telling of the havoc wrought by the recent gale, at that place and vicinity. At New Harbor, F. Woodman’s schooner, The Gordon W., went ashore, but is not badly damaged. She had only arrived home from the Labrador the day previous. She had about 150 quintals of fish aboard. At Green’s Harbor, Cramm’s schooner, Phoenix, is ashore, a total loss. Mr. Drover’s vessel, Gladys May, is ashore at Cavendish, but not much damaged. She had no cargo aboard. The sea which hove in at Green’s Harbor, was the worst ever seen there. It rose up over the wharves and washed off everything on them. Mr. Cramm’s wharf was carried away completely, and 300,000 shingles, which were piled on Mr. Drover’s wharf, ready for shipment, were swept off, and scattered all around the Bay. About a quarter of a mile of the road along by the beacon, was also washed away by the sea, and damage to houses, gardens, etc., was general.
At Witless Bay, the planks of a new wharf, owned by Mr. L Drover, were torn off by the force of the waves, and 30,000 shingles , piled on the wharf, swept away.
Men Safe: As reported in yesterday’s News, the two men, Mahers, successfully rode out the gale under Bay Bulls Island, and yesterday, were towed back to town by the D.P. Ingraham. During the two days they were at sea, the men had a terrible experience in the open boat, and only they managed to lay to under Bay Bulls Island, their chances of escape would indeed have been small.
From New Melbourne: The following message was received from M. Button & Sons, “Schooner Hobson is a total wreck at Seal Cove. The Duchess of Fife has been wrecked at Lance Cove, and three of her crew had limbs broken while getting to the shore. A vessel has been lost near Lead Cove, but particulars are unknown; it is feared a disaster has occurred.”
At Bell Island: Not for many years was there such a storm at Bell Island. The sea on the Southern side of the Island was the heaviest for years, and came almost up to the residential part of the Island. The wind was terrific, and several fences were blown down. A number of visitors who were on the Island, had to remain over Thursday, and did not leave until yesterday morning.
Catalina: About 40 schooners were sheltering at Catalina from the storm, all
of which rode out the gale without damage. There was a big sea on there, but all
the schooners were in good anchorage, and came through without damage. Several
of the vessels arrived at Catalina during Wednesday afternoon.
| September 21 1907 || HEALTH MATTERS || Bessie Crocker, the six-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Crocker, College Square, who was taken with scarlet fever on August 25th, succumbed to the disease, at her home, yesterday morning. A case of scarlet fever at Murphy’s Square was reported to the Health authorities yesterday. Bride Henry, was discharged from the Hospital yesterday morning, having completely recovered from the disease. During the day, Inspector O’Brien visited some of the slaughter houses and milk farms in the East End of the city, and made a rigid examination of each. The complaint in reference to a pile of fish manure in the vicinity of Quidi Vidi Lake, was investigated, and the parties responsible for having the pile there, given orders to have the same covered with earth. The owners of two private premises in the same neighbourhood, which were found in an unsanitary condition, were given 24 hours notice to clean up. One of these places was in a filthy condition, a regular cess pool being formed there. |
| September 21 1907 || LAST NIGHT’S FIRE || At 10.01 last night, an alarm of fire was sent in from box 118, Rennie’s Mill Road. The East End and Central men responded, the fire being at the house of Mr. A.F. Goodridge. It was caused by a spark from the chimney, falling on the roof, and burning a small hole. No further damage was done. The fire-out signal was sent in at 10.10. |
| September 21 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || S.S. Portia arrived in port from Sydney yesterday, to J. & W. Pitts, with coal for M. Morey & Co.
Schooner Maggie Sullivan, Capt. G. Downer, sails this morning with general cargo for J.W. Hodge, Fogo.
Schooner M. Lloyd Morris, Capt. Williams, sails this morning for Fogo, to load fish from J.W. Hodge, for Europe.
The Minister of Justice, Hon. Mr. Kent, has ordered a full investigation into the accident of Thursday night.
Several of the local fishermen have given up the voyage. Without exception, the fishermen out of this port did well.
The S.S. Bonavista put into Trepassey Thursday, out of the storm. Being light in ballast, she must have had a hard time in the big gale.
Mr. A. Spence of the Reid Co.’s Despatching Office, and Mrs. Spence, who were visiting friends in Bonavista Bay, returned to town last night.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: J.E. Williams, Bay of Islands; T.E. Bullard, city; Mrs. M. Pike, Sophie Pike, Port aux Basques.
Mr. Osbourne, who was injured in an electrical accident Thursday night, was considerably improved last night, and the Doctors now think that he will recover.
There were three arrests by the Police yesterday, one drunk, one drunk and disorderly, and conveyed to the Station in a cab, and one drunk in charge of a horse.
A horse owned by Dr. Cowperthwaite, while being unhitched from the carriage near Feaver’s Forge on Gower St., yesterday afternoon, took fright, and dashed at a mad pace over Gower St., dragging the shafts of the vehicle behind. It ran down Church Hill and over Duckworth St., bringing up near Bowden’s, where it fell. In falling, it struck one of the shafts, the top of which entered the side of the animal, inflicting a gaping wound. The hose was taken to Dr. Frasor’s stable nearby, and Dr. J.F. Donnelly summoned, who did what was necessary to relieve the suffering of the poor brute. Last night it was not know whether the animal would live or not.
Work on the building for Mr. McGrath’s new paper is being pushed ahead. The new daily will be called “The Chronicle.”
At Petty Harbor, Labrador, M E. Eagle & Sons took up their traps on August 20th, after having landed from them a good voyage of 1,600 quintals.
The family of Richard Caines, Plank Road, affords the charitably disposed an opportunity of doing God’s work on this earth; the husband is bed ridden with acute kidney trouble. There is a mother and four small children, one of whom is suffering from bronchitis. In the house there is neither fire, food, nor light, save what the neighbours give. One can scarcely imagine that in a city which has its nickle shows, bridge parties, and the Government paying $6,000 for a $4,000 farm, that such destitution can exist, but it is true nevertheless.
As a result of the storm of the last two days, no fish was offered for sale on the market yesterday.
The Reid Co.’s wires were still out of order last night, but repairs are expected to be completed today.
The lad Murphy, who was injured at school Wednesday, was removed to the Hospital yesterday afternoon.
Mr. P. Stewart went as Chief Engineer of the Virginia Lake this trip, Mr. R. Pike having resigned from the position.
Capt. J.T. Bonia arrived at Port aux Basques by yesterday’s Bruce, and will remain at Bay of Islands to look after his interests, during the herring fishery.
The schooner Clair, reached Carbonear Wednesday night during the storm. She was bound for Trinity but had to run before the gale, and both Captain and crew were delighted when port was reached.
The washout at Lance Cove was repaired early yesterday morning, and the express arrived at 7.30 a.m. The out going express left Kelligrews at 6 a.m. yesterday, and up to last midnight, was making good time.
The Council employees were engaged last night, repairing the water pipes at the foot of Alexander Street, which they finished just before midnight. The opening of the cut was made, to give a water and sewer service on Murphy’s Street.
The barqt. Devonia, Snow, is loading fish at A. Goodridge & Sons, for Brazil.
The brigt. Icn Dien, Kennedy, was to leave Pornambuco, yesterday afternoon, for this port.
Crosbie & Company’s schooners Jessie L. Smith, and Dictator, left Oporto
Tuesday afternoon for this port, in ballast.
| September 21 1907 || DEATHS || DOYLE — On Friday the 20th. Sept. at Torbay, Margaret, beloved wife of Peter Doyle, leaving 5 sons and 11 daughters. Funeral tomorrow Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. R.I.P. |
| September 23 1907 || PROMPT TO ACT || The item in Saturday’s Daily News referring to a case of destitution on Plank Road, immediately enlisted the practical sympathy of the Salvation Army Officers, and before the paper had been two hours on the street, enquiries were being made. The great need of the case is attested by the following letter.
“Editor Daily News, St. John’s. Dear Sir, — I visited the family on Plank Road and found them as the Reporter stated in your paper. I relieved them for the time being, getting them some coal and groceries. I used the dollar so kindly given from your office, and another two dollars given by a gentleman who does not wish his name published, to help these people, and will interest myself and others in their behalf. I am, Yours sincerely, (Sgn) GEO. SMITH, Adjt., S.A.
Citadel, St. John’s, Sept. 21st, 1907.”
| September 23 1907 || PORTIA BACK. STORMY TRIP || S.S. Portia, Capt. A. Kean, reached port at 3.30 yesterday afternoon, after the worst experience that Capt. Kean has ever had. After leaving here, fine weather was held till after the ship was off Cape Charles, on the following Wednesday, and a very quick run was made, the ship arriving at Griguet, Monday evening, twelve hours ahead of the time of last trip, and in addition to this, she had made the run to Cape Charles.
The Portia met the storm at 11 o’clock Wednesday, at Pacquet. After leaving La Scie, she rounded Cape John, and had a terrible experience; and if she had not been a good seaboat, would certainly have met disaster. She arrived at Tilt Cove at 6 o’clock Wednesday, and in addition to his own lines, Capt. Kean procurred several from the Copper Company there to secure the ship to the wharf. Notwithstanding these, so strong was the gale, that steam had to be kept up to keep the ship at the wharf. Leaving Tilt cove, the ship went to Nipper’s Harbor the same night, and arriving there, both anchors were put out. These held till 4 a.m. Thursday, when she began to drag, so the Captain decided to get under way, and then proceeded to Little Bay.
Owing to the heavy sea, Little Bay Islands could not be reached. From Little Bay, the steamer continued on the route as far as Leading Tickles; with the exception of calling at Pilley’s Island, no attempt was made to enter any other port, owing to the heavy sea. She reached Leading Tickles Thursday evening, remaining there all night, and the next morning proceeded on the course, meeting no more delays, excepting to take freight.
From that time till reaching this port, fine weather was met. The Portia brought about two-thirds cargo and the following passengers: — Messrs Wheatley, Clapp, Martin, Butt, Mallan, Symmonds, Cornick, Pearce, Bussey, Lockyer, Rev. Edwards, M. Roberts, Robertson, Rev. J Ashley, Doyle, Devine, Aronauff, Maidment, Alcock, Keough, Burnell, Jackman, Tuff, Mesdames Pearce, Hamlyn, Miller, Maidment, House, Tobin, Burnell, Maddcock, Hilliard, Jackman, Misses Buckingham, Hussey, Elms, Doyle, Pickford, Robertson, Atwell, Crockwell, Tobin, Noseworthy, Snelgrove,
Porter, and 62 in steerage.
| September 23 1907 || NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING || About 5 o’clock last evening, a lad of ten years, while playing on the floating bridge in Steer’s Cove, accidentally put his foot into a hole where formerly a post was, and was precipitated in the water. He went head first. His foot being caught, he remained in the water head downward, and was unable to extricate himself or cry for help; fFortunately, the accident was seen by Watchman Wall of Steer Bros., and a citizen to whom he was speaking, ran to the rescue, and was just in time to save the lad’s life. The cove, in its present condition, is a regular trap, and if the Council do not engage a Watchman, at least for Sundays, an accident is sure to follow. |
| September 23 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || REID NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY: Ethie leaves Clarenville this morning. Clyde leaves Lewisporte this morning. Dundee leaves Port Blandford this morning. Glencoe left Placentia at 6.30 p.m. Saturday night.
Virginia Lake arrived at Tilt Cove at 7 p.m. Saturday. Argyle leaves Placentia this afternoon on the Red Island route. Home is North of Bonne Bay.
BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia sails North at 10 a.m. Wednesday. S.S. Prospero left
Grand Bank at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday, going West.
| September 23 1907 || GRAND FALLS || Grand Falls has been especially favoured this season with visits from the leading representatives of Church life. Some time ago, His Grace Archbishop Howley, had a short stay with us, and on Wednesday, Sept. 18th., the Rev. Samnuel Snowden, President of the Methodist Conference, also visited us. Having never before visited the place, he was struck by the thoroughness with which the work is being carried out. When we consider, that this place, two years ago, was a track of barren land, we come to realize what can be done by money and skilful minds. This is especially seen in the dam, which is now nearing completion. The Paper Storage Building, which is in course of erection, the Log Cabin, which has been the wonder to many, and also the splendid house, which do credit both to the workmen and place, to say nothing of the “Falls” which have proved a surprise, even to the born Newfoundlander.
Rev. Mr. Snowden was very much interested by the sights he saw, also very grateful to the officials of the Company for the kindness manifested toward him. One feature he was evidently pleased with, was the desire of the Company to promote the interest of education. It is hoped that their efforts in this direction will be a standard to which all the places of the Colony will aspire, that Newfoundland may take a place among England’s foremost colonies. X.Y.Z.
| September 23 1907 || TWENTIETH CENTURY ARK || A short time ago, Mr. Noah Berge, the Tidewaiter of Bonavista, was the victim of a rather laughable joke. It appears he built a boat-house on the beach, and when it was finished, some jokers painted in large Roman capitals, the following advertisement on the end of the building, facing the street, which caused quite a ripple of laughter to flow from churchgoers, on their way to service the next morning; “Noah’s Ark! All animals wishing to seek admittance, please call early to avoid the rush.” Mr. Berge was very indignant over the matter for some time, and it would not have been good for the culprits’ health, had Mr. B. been able to locate them. — COM. |
| September 23 1907 || DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED AT MINE || About 11.30 o’clock Thursday morning last, a fatal accident occurred in the harbor seam of Dominion No.2 Colliery, Glace Bay, which resulted in the death of Wallace Burridge, Trip Driver, who died from injuries received at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The particulars, in connection with the accident, are as follows; Burridge was coming up on the trip, and when about half way up, was in the act of throwing off some couplings which were in the empty trip, when he accidentaly slipped and fell off the trip, which passed over his body. He had his leg and arm broken, and was terribly crushed about the head and back. The injured man was removed to his home from where, after his injuries were dressed by the Physician, he was then removed in the ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital. He suffered greatly from his wounds, and had only been in the Hospital about an hour when he expired, as a result of his severe injuries. The deceased was in his 23rd year, and was a son of George Burridge, who is at present residing in New Aberdeen. He is a native of Newfoundland. Burridge was an industrious, sober young man, and was a general favourite with the workmen and among his friends, of whom he had a large number. |
| September 23 1907 || TRAGEDIES OF THE STORM || A TALE OF DEATH AND DISASTER! THE “EFFIE M.” LOST WITH ALL HANDS! MAN DASHED TO DEATH AT ARNOLD’S COVE:
“We have fed our sea for a thousand years, And she hails us still unfed; There’s never a wave of all her waves, But marks our British dead. We have strewn our best to the weed’s unrest, To the shark and the sheering gull; If blood be the price of Admiralty, Good God, we have paid in full.
We must feed our sea for a thousand years, For that is our doom and pride, As it was when they sailed with the Golden Hind, Or the wreck that struck last tide, Or the wreck that lies on the spouting reef, Where the ghastly blue lights flare; If blood be the price of Admiralty, Good god, we have paid it fair.
Surly the price of admiralty has been paid by British blood, and yet the Moloch of the deep remains unsatisfied. Newfoundland’s contributions to the sacrifice of blood and tears, have been recorded in the homes and hearts of succeeding generations, but it seems as though only part of the price has yet been paid, and “We must feed our seas for a thousand years, for that is our doom and pride.” The storm of Wednesday and Thursday last, will rank with those of 1840 and 1885, in the history of our Island home. Day after day brings its tales of woe — and it is to be feared, that the end is not yet. Until news reaches us from the Northern coasts and distant Labrador, no anxiety is more poignant than the anxiety suspense.
The “Effie M”: On Friday night, Messrs Baine Johnstone & Co. received a brief message from Old Perlican, saying that a wreck there pointed to the Effie M., of Trinity. This message appeared in our columns, and was the first intimation of the awful tragedy that reached the owner’s son, O.J. Morris, who was paying a brief business trip to the city, and staying at the Waverley Hotel. He at once telegraphed his father, Mr. Joseph Morris, who replied, that his son Stephen, had gone to Old Perlican to investigate, and later came a message from Mr. Stephen Morris, saying “Effie M, lost with all hands. Here making arrangements.” Meanwhile, the following message had been received by Acting Minister of Justice, Kent, from Magistrate Lilly, of Trinity; “Hon J.M Kent. St. John’s. “The schooner, reported lost with all hands at Lead Cove, is undoubtedly the ‘Effie M.’ Fred Morris, Master, and owned by Joseph Morris, Trinity. She was recognized off Bonaventure Head on Wednesday. Number on board uncertain, having freighters. Likely to be 16 or 18 persons, who all belong to Trinity and nearby places. Terrible disaster. Many suffers.
(Sgd) MAGISTRATE LILLY”
In an interview with Mr. O.J Morris, we ascertained the following facts; The Effie M. was on her way home from Labrador. She had a crew of about ten men. On her way South, she called at Crouse, where some planters were taken aboard. All of them, planters and crew, belonged to Trinity, Trouty, or a small settlement in the vicinity, called Spaniard’s Bay. The ill fated vessel was in company with several other vessels, when the gale burst in its fury, last Wednesday. They put into Catalina and rode out the gale in safety. Capt Morris kept on his way, evidently hoping to reach Lance Cove. It is thought by experienced navigators in Trinity Bay, that he either lost his canvas, or missed Lance Cove, and got into Lead Cove.
So far as can be ascertained, the names of those aboard were: – Fred Morris, Master, married, 3 children. James Robert Morris, son of above, unmarried, aged about 18. James Woolridge, married. William Miller, who leaves a large family. Two sons of William Miller, unmarried. James Fleet, unmarried, aged 21. Robert Fleet, unmarried, age 26. John Ash, married, 3 children. James Janes, unmarried. It is said that Walter Brown, unmarried, was also aboard, but this appears to be uncertain. The freighters known are: -- Arthur Sexton, married, 6 children. Stephen Sexton, son of Arthur. John Pinhorn, unmarried, who with his brother, has supported a widowed mother. George Hiscock, married, 1 child. There were possibly other freighters aboard, whose names are unknown at present.
The Effie M. was a staunch vessel of some 72 tons. She was insured in the Trinity Mutual Club, and her outfit was covered at Lloyds. What quantity of fish was aboard is unknown, beyond 300 quintals belonging to the owner, Mr. Joseph Morris. The freighters no doubt, had the bulk, and possibly all their’s seasons catch, aboard at the time. Not since the loss of the ill fated Lion in 1882, has there been such a disaster happen to the people of Trinity. The scenes there, on Saturday, were heartrending; the wives of the ill fated crew were distraught, some silent in an agony of grief, others wailing, and finding vent for their awful misery in shrieks and sobs. It is said that the people of Trouty, where most of the men came from, saw her from there on Wednesday, and thought she was beating down for Trinity. One little boy, whose father was on board, walked to Trinity to meet him.
On Saturday, three of the bodies were recovered at Lead Cove, and conveyed to Trinity in the Ethie. The names so far as we can ascertain, were: James Fleet, Arthur Sexton and one of the Millers. It is hoped that by this time, others have been recovered.
Drowned and Killed at Arnold’s Cove: Thursday morning during the storm, a very sad happing occurred at Arnold’s Cove. A small schooner, owned by two men named Hollett, brothers, which rode out the storm of Wednesday night, started to part from her moorings, and the two brothers decided to row out to her in a dory and try and save the craft. After a desperate struggle, they reached the schooner, but no sooner had they done so when she sank. The suction caused by the sinking craft, overturned the dory, and the two Holletts were thrown into the water. Both were powerful swimmers, and struck out for the shore. After an awful experience, which was witnessed by several of the residents, one of the men reached the wharf and was rescued. The other, soon after, reached the beach, and climbed up a jagged rock. As he was about to stand up, a heavy “comber” struck him and threw him face downwards with heavy force. The receding surf took him out, and he was seen no more. The following day the body was found, and it was easy to account for poor Hollett not coming to the surface, after being taken out by the receding wave. His forehead was beaten in, also the top of his head and face, which had been caused by his being thrown face downward on the rock. His case is indeed sad, particularly because he had made such an effort to save himself. Much sympathy is express his family, and the fatality has cast a gloom over the little hamlet.
Schooner Purple Marksman: The schooner Purple Marksman, William Mesh, of Keels, owner and Master, has been lost. Mr. Mesh has his summer’s catch aboard, and has lost it all. A message to this effect, reached Messrs C.F. Bennett & Co. on Saturday.
The Duchess: The Duchess, owned by Edgar March of Old Perlican, which was abandoned in Freshwater Bay, is now in the gut of Freshwater Pond, Freshwater Bay. When she drifted ashore, one of the Ennis of Blackhead, boarded her, and with the assistance of some others from that place, manage to secure her from breaking up, hoping it would be possible to save her, and if not the craft, at least the fish. There was a lot of water in the hold, when her Captain boarded her Thursday, and he called a survey, and she was condemned. The schooner had about 140 quintals of fish aboard, which, we learn is insured. The men who kept her from breaking up, will look for salvage from the Underwriters.
Lost at La Scie: Saturday afternoon last, the Minister of Finance and Customs had a wire from La Scie, saying that the schooners Lena, of Bonavista; Mary Jane, of Nipper’s Harbor, and the Robert, of North West Arm, were driven ashore during Wednesday night’s storm, and it is feared that the three vessels will likely becomes total wrecks. The crews all safely landed.
Schooner Poppy’s Experience: The schooner Poppy, S. White, Master, of Trinity, was towed to port yesterday by the tug John Green, in a disabled condition, having suffered terribly during Wednesday and Thursday. The Poppy left Port Wednesday forenoon, for Dog Bay, to load lumber, and struck the full force of the storm, Wednesday night. She was light in ballast, and her Captain decided to run before the storm. At midnight the gale was terrific, blowing at about 80 miles and hour, and the Poppy was almost blown out of the water. The sea was a mass of seething foam. Thursday at daylight, there was no abatement, and during all Thursday, the schooner’s decks were continuously inundated, making it dangerous for the crew to get around. Thursday night, the gale increased, and the vessel’s foresail was blown to pieces and the foreboom smashed to matchwood. Two heavy seas also came aboard and smashed out the bulwarks on either side; and all on board, thought she would not live through the night. Friday at noon, the storm subsided sufficiently to allow the schooner to be given a course towards the land, and at noon Saturday , the first sight of it was seen, Yesterday, she made Cape St. Francis, and signalled for the assistance of a tug. All the crew are well, though they were short of water the last day out.
Schooner Wm. H. Crocker: Capt. Wes. Kean, son of Capt. A. Kean, in his schooner, the Wm. H. Crocker, had a narrow escape from sharing the fate of the schooners at Twillingate. He reached the latter place on Tuesday night, and left again for Seldom, Wednesday morning. The gale overtook the vessel on the way, and carried away her main sail, blowing it to ribbons. He beat, under his foresail, to Stag Harbor, and getting his lines ashore and both anchors out, rode out the gale there, safely. Had he remained at Twillingate, the chances are that his vessel would have shared the same fate as the others.
Capt. Kean’s Report: From Capt. Kean, of the S.S Portia, which arrived in port from Northward yesterday afternoon, we obtained the following report of the work of the recent storm on that part of the Coast, from Wesleyville, North to Moreton’s Harbor, where the Captain first heard of the damage caused by the gale.
Moreton’s Harbor: The schooner Pauline, owned by D. & L Osmond, with 700 quintals fish aboard, dragged her anchors and went ashore, but is not much damaged. Several houses were blown down, and nearly all the stages and wharves are gone.
Twillingate: The gale here on Wednesday, plunged Twillingate into a terrible scene of wreckage, and caused the worst disaster in its history. Capt. Kean stated that on arrival here, it was the most dismal and desolate scene he ever witnessed. Twenty nine schooners were dashed upon the rocks before night. Most of them were just home from the Labrador, and had their summer catch on board. The greater part of the fish spoiled. The coastal wharf rolled over and drove up the harbor. Hodge’s wharf, Scott’s stage and flakes, are all down. A large quantity of shore fish, which was in the stages, blown down, is spoiled. Many of the fishermen lost their whole summer's catch. Flett’s two :drifters” are both ashore, and only two schooners successfully rode out the gale. The loss to the place and people is paralyzing. Seventeen of the schooners are insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club, at a total valuation of $420,000. Most of them are badly damaged, and several past repairs. The sea was the worst, and wind the strongest ever experienced here. Several new and unoccupied dwellings and a number of out houses, were blown down level with the ground, and the roof of the New Orange Hall blown off and smashed in pieces. Nine of the schooners ashore are not insured. The schooner Thistle, Capt. Winsor, ashore; total loss. Hodge’s Swallow, smashed in bits, and broke in the end of his office. Schooner Victoria came ashore at the end of Payne’s shop, and smashed it. The schooners lost are owned by Messrs, Scott, Earle, Ashbourn, Flett, Jas. Phillips, Jas Young, G.J. Carter, Hodge and others.
Herring Neck: One vessel went ashore, not badly damaged. Orange Lodge and Fishermen’s Hall, and a number of houses, blown down.
Salt Harbor: Everything swept clean, not a stage or wharf being left standing.
Change Islands: One vessel, Chaffey’s, lost. Very little damage done here. At the Southern end of Change Islands, Snows Schooner, Leslie L., with a load of provisions aboard, drove from her anchorage and went ashore, and is a total wreck, being broken into matchwood. At the time she was lost, the Lighthouse Keeper was aboard. He, with the crew, were on the rocks for over twenty hours, without food or shelter of any kind, and suffered intensely from cold and hunger. They were rescued after the storm had abated, being taken off in boats, by the people from the neighbouring settlements.
Fogo: Earle’s two foreign vessels went ashore, and are badly damaged but not total losses. Schooner Osprey, ashore, badly damaged; schooner Nonpareil, total wreck; and eight fishing boats ashore, several stages blown down, and great destruction of property generally, but no lives lost.
Seldom-Come-By: One vessel, J. Anthony’s, lost here. Not much other damage done.
Musgrave Harbor: Everything swept clean; eight vessels went ashore, and seven of them are total losses.
Cat Harbor: Stages and wharves swept clean, and six fishing boats lost.
Eastern Tickle: Four boats lost, and nearly all stores and stages blown down.
Newtown: Four vessels, the C.A. Ernest, Nimrod, Ethel, and Eva, went ashore here. It is not known whether they will be got off or not. (Capt. A. Barbour, now in town, informed us yesterday, that he thought all were total losses.)
Wesleyville: One schooner, Capt. Jesse Bishop, lost with all of her summer’s catch, 400 quintals of fish on board. She had only arrived from the Labrador the day previous to the storm. A large number of houses, from Newtown to Pool’s Island, blown down, but no loss of life.
Gone to Bonavista: The Ingraham, on Saturday left for Bonavista, taking Messrs J.C. Crosbie, Samuel Bell, and John Taylor, the well known Ship’s Carpenter. They have gone in connection with insurance matters. Mr. Donald Morison, K.C.,
has accompanied them, in the interest of his constituents, many of whom have
suffered greatly through the recent terrible storm.
| September 23 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The S.S. Carthaginian arrived just as we were going to press.
Mr. A.E. Parkins re-opened his store at the corner of Prescott St., Saturday night.
A man named Clements, of Harbor Deep, arrived by the Portia yesterday, to enter the Hospital. He was looked after by Mr. Clapp, M.H.A.
The Revenue Cruiser Fiona, Captain English, arrived in port from Northward, with the Court on Circuit.
Mr. J. Dunn, of Reid’s Despatching Office, left by the express last evening, for Bishop’s Falls, to relieve the present Operator, Mr. G. Cobb.
Richard Roost, a sanitary employee, fell off the car he was driving Saturday, and badly sprained his ankle. The injured member was dressed by Dr Leslie.
The brigt. Hind, Capt. Herald, entered port at 3.45 yesterday afternoon, 38 days from Pernambuco, in ballast to Bishop & Monroe.
The body of the young man Bailey, who was killed Thursday night, was taken to the morgue Saturday afternoon, and a post mortem held by Dr. Rendell and Macpherson.
The schooner, Little Secret, Capt. Couch, arrived in port yesterday. The Secret is 29 days from Cadiz via Trepassey, where she put in, out of the recent gale. She has a full cargo of salt to S.A. Rendell & Co.
Yesterday morning, a respectable woman, who is evidently suffering from mental aberration, was found wandering about the Gould's Road. She was driven to the Station by some friends, and was later called for, and taken home, by her niece.
The schooner Perseverance, Capt. Crapp, reached port yesterday afternoon, after a terrible rough passage of 31 days from Cadiz; Capt. Clapp stating it to be one of the worst he has experienced. She has salt to A.S. Rendell & Co.
The banking schooner, America, belonging to Provincetown, arrived in port from the Virgins, yesterday afternoon. The America is a hand liner and has nearly a full load of fish aboard. During the recent gale, she was struck by a heavy sea, some of her planks started, and she commenced to leak badly, so the Captain decided to come on here for repairs. She will go on the floating dock as soon as possible. During the gale, the American passed a Portuguese banker, with all her dories swept away. From the direction she was taking, the American’s Captain thinks she was bound home for Portugal.
There are quite a number of men employed at Grand Falls at present, and work is expected to continue throughout the winter.
The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.45 a. m. yesterday, having been delayed by the late arrival of the I.C.R. express. She brought the following passengers: – William Little, W. Williamson, Robert D. Porter, F.W. Andrews, H. Berry, E.J. Giles, Capt. A. and Mrs. Jordan, S.A., M.M. Beeton, A.N. Wood, G. Walsh, G.M. and A. Leihr, S.H. Lever, A M. Rogers, D. McIsaac, Mrs. A. Forse, Mrs. M. McDow, Miss B. Manuel, Miss J. Greenland, Miss Ormmier, Miss E. Ormmier, Miss M Power, W.A. Harpp, W.W. Simmonds, G.H. Pebles. The express is due at 2.30
Mr. Beeton is expected to arrive at Grand Falls today from Montreal.
Revs Fathers Ashley and Badcock were in the city yesterday. The latter celebrated last mass at St. Patrick’s.
The S.S. Cacouna, which left here Monday, did not reach Sydney until Thursday evening, and must have had a hard time out in the gale.
Two miles above Grand Falls, Mr. B. Tulk killed two stags last week, one of them being the best that has ever been shot in that part of the country. It is a forty point head and perfect in every particular. It was brought by Mr. J.G. Bethune, Storekeeper, and is now at Mr. Ewing’s, Taxidermist, where it will be mounted. Mr. Bethune has has several offers for it already, and will likely sell it when it is mounted.
There were five arrests by the Police Saturday night, all drunks. They were all released yesterday morning.
S.S. Regulus, Capt. Wakeham, reached port from Sydney, Saturday afternoon, after a fine passage. She brought 1900 tons coal for Harvey's.
It was reported yesterday, that the schooner Pansy, Capt. Connolly, belonging to Trinity, which left Labrador the same time as the Ill fated Effie M., has not yet reached home, and great anxiety is felt as to her whereabouts.
A man named Philip Morris, Robinson’s Head, St. George’s, arrived by the Portia yesterday, a patient for the Insane Asylum. He had been herring fishing at Griquet with an American vessel owned by G.J. Doggett of Gloucester, Mass. and became insane while there.
The funeral of the late William Bailey took place yesterday, and was one of the most largely attended in the city for some time. A guard of honour from the C.L.B. was present. Interment took place at the General Protestant Cemetery, the prayers at the grave side being recited by Rev. Mr. Hackett.
John Coady of Cape Broyle, who has been working all summer in the whale factory at Cape Charles, arrived by the Portia Saturday morning. During the passage up, he became insane, and was very violent at times. He was taken to the Police Station yesterday, and will be examined by a Doctor today.
The express took out a large number of passengers last evening, including: M.F. Abbott, Mrs. J McPherson, J Frost, J Dunn, N Cooper, W.D. Seroggie, Mrs. J Robinson, M.F. Wadden, J Diamond, W.B. Grieve, T. Hanrahan, L.C. Outerbridge, J.V.
O’Dea, Miss E. Huntley.
| September 24 1907 || THE STORM AT BONAVISTA || A TALE OF HEROISM. Letter from Mr. Donald Morison, M.H.A. For The District. Editor Daily News: Dear Sir,
— On Saturday, I went to Bonavista, to see for myself, the damage done by the recent gale. Leaving the city at 4 p.m. in the Ingraham, we reached Catalina about midnight, and drove from there to Bonavista. We returned this forenoon.
Yesterday morning, there was no difficulty about finding traces of the storm, which, as some of the old men of the place told me, was the worst experienced at Bonavista for the past forty years. Many of them classed it as the worst storm in their experience. I was at Bonavista shortly after the big gale of June 7th, 1885, but the damage done then was not to be compared, in its extent, with what I saw yesterday.
The gale commenced about 9 o’clock on Wednesday evening, and continued throughout Thursday. It was at its worst about midnight of Wednesday, and was accompanied by a high tide. About 1 a.m. on Thursday, the Norwegan schooner Snorre, which was lying at anchor in the harbor, drove on shore near Canaille Rocks. Fortunately, where she struck there was a deep gulch, which enabled men from the shore to render assistance. Had it not been for this, every man on board must have perished. In fact, it looked at first as it there was no hope of saving any of the crew. One of the crew jumped from the vessel and was drowned. His body was recovered. Another was drowned, but the body had not been recovered up to the time I left. The Captain and three others were saved by the heroic efforts of the men on shore, who at the risk of their lives, succeeded in getting a small line on board of the vessel. The four men were saved, but that is all they can say about it. How it was done in the wild darkness of the storm, when it was impossible for a man to stand upright in the teeth of the gale, they know not.
To Newfoundlanders, it is an old story. A few fishermen gathered in the height of the storm and did the work at the risk of their lives. Two of them deserve honourable recognition for their daring. By common consent, Lewis Little and James Ford are the heroes, who stood the brunt of the battle for the lives of the four men of the Snorre. These two men went down into the gulch and faced death a dozen times, before they succeeded in plucking from the jaws of death, the four strangers. Other willing hands were ready to help. I name a few of them: Robert Brown (of William), was there from the start. Also William Ford, Robert Brown (of Robert) and Eli Paul. Others were there, whose names I did not get, all animated with the one resolve, to save life if possible, even at the risk of their own. When I hear of a deed of this kind it makes me proud of my fellow countrymen. They are only fishermen, it is true they have not much of the worlds goods, their name are hardly known outside of Bonavista, but on Wednesday night, they showed themselves true “sons of the blood”, worthy descendants of the men who established Britian’s sovereignty on the Seven Seas.
Two years ago, the fishermen of Bonavista were maligned in connection with the loss of the schooner Fortuna, which had been driven on shore in a gale of wind. By the ill advised officiousness of the local Police Constable, several of them, including, if I remember rightly, one of the men who risked his life on Wednesday night last, were brought before the Local Magistrate, and sentenced to pay fines or serve terms in gaol. The fines were promply paid by the people of Bonavista, and after further enquiry, were remitted and returned. It was found that these men, instead of being criminals as they had been branded by the Magistrate, were actually engaged, at the risk of their lives, in saving the Fortuna’s cargo and gear, when they were interfered with by the Constable. Not so much as a rope yarn had gone astray, of the goods salved by them. Can it be wondered at, after being treated in this fashion, it the fishermen of Bonavista are not anxious to risk their lives in saving other people’s goods? They are always ready and willing to save life, but since the Fortuna case, they have not hesitated to say that they want nothing to do with salving goods. Some of them told me that if it had not been for this feeling, a few barrels of flour might have been saved from the Snoore, on Wednesday night last.
I may finish my reference to the Snoore, with a few words concerning the funeral of the sailor whose body had been recovered. The remains were enclosed in a handsome coffin and deposited in the Court House. The funeral took place at 2.30 yesterday. Followed by his shipmates and a large concourse of people, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Church of England, where the solemn burial service was read by Rev. A.G. Bayly; thence to the cemetery, where the body of our stranger friend was committed to Mother Earth, in the sure and certain hope of a glorious resurrection. Onlookers said the it was the largest funeral procession ever seen in Bonavista, and in the stress of their loss, it may be some satisfaction to the friends of the deceased, living perhaps in some far off village in Norway, to know that their boy was given a Christian burial, with every mark of respect, by the people of Bonavista.
As I say above, there was no difficulty in finding traces of the work of the storm. Sometimes we read about a vessel being driven on the rocks and beaten into matchwood, and regard it as a figure of speech. In the case of the Snoore, that is what actually happened. I saw her wreckage, and the largest piece that came ashore would not measure four feet square. The rest were single pieces of timber, from the size of a match, upwards. What had been a well built vessel, a few months old, is now represented by two or three horse-loads of firewood. I have seen a good many wrecks in my time, but if I had not seen the wreckage of the Snoore with my own eyes, I would not have believed that it was possible for a staunch, well built vessel, to be beaten into matchwood in that fashion.
In front of James Ryan & Co.’s premises, might be seen Templeman’s schooner, Fiona, dismasted and looking as if she had been laid up for the winter. The sea had put her right in front of Ryan’s breastwork, and by so doing, had probably saved a pile of lumber from being washed away. The Fiona is a total loss. A few yards further along, the Olive Branch, belonging to Lewis Little, lies a total wreck. While this schooner was coming ashore, Little, as I have already remarked, was risking his life to save the crew of the Snoore.
Father along, the Victory, belonging to Hugh Mowland, is high and dry ashore, with tackles keeping her on an even keel.
A little distance away, the Harold T., Capt. Roger Abbott, lies bottom up, with her spars lying under her, as if they had been stored there. Next we come to the Planet, William Ford, Master, a total loss, and the Jubilee, in splinters. These are all on the Canaille shore.
At Mockbeggar, Silas Mowland’s boat is a total loss. Alexander Shirran’s boat is damaged likewise, Alexander Mifflin’s boat, Fleetwing, and Mowland Brother’s boat, Minerva. The Reliance, belonging to Templeman, has about 12 or 15 feet of her stern carried away. We towed her to St. John’s with the Ingraham, for repairs. The Raleigh, also belonging to Templeman, is badly damaged. Dozens of skiffs and boats are beaten to pieces. At Canaille, the sea carried away flakes which had been standing for over forty years. From one flake, it took 60 quintals of fish, and from others smaller quantities. The Cape Shore was swept from end to end. Boats, skiffs, stages, all went.
At Birchy Cove, flakes were carried away, which had stood the test of 30 years, and a lot of fish lost. Newman’s Cove escaped better. At Lower Amherst Cove, stages gone, and Henry Bartlett lost 60 quintals of fish. At Middle Amherst Cove, the big bridge which forms part of the main road was carried away and swept into the pond. At Upper Amherst Cove, everything was swept, and a lot of fish carried away. Flakes, stages, skiffs, all went. The result of years of toil were swept away in a few hours, and the former owners left without a boat to catch fish in, or a stage on which to cure it.
This of course, does not represent all the damage done, but is merely an
outline gathered during my few hours’ stay at Bonavista. Tomorrow if I have
time, I will show you how some of the loss and damage might have been provided
against, and avoided. Yours truly, DONALD MORISON. St. John’s, Sept. 23. 1907.
| September 24 1907 || METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS || Again the fishermen of the Colony are suffers from the Storm-King. Again wives and little ones weep because of the loss of the bread winner. Each generation has for the last three-quarters of a century, witnessed the most awful tragedies by wind and sea at our very doors. Crafts, laden with our people and produce of the fisheries, returning to their homes, have been engulfed in the seas, or dashed on the cruel rocks — whole families in some instances, blotted out of existence. At each happening, a wave of sympathy, very naturally, sweeps over the Island, but ere another season comes. the awful holocausts are forgotten, except by those who mourn the loss of a husband, father, or brother.
We do not, as a people, ask ourselves the question: “Has the onward march of science placed within our reach anything which can foretell the coming of storms, and warn those whose vocation, calls them on the water “? If we stop to think, we ought to know, that today, in all countries possessing the elements of civilization, meteroligical stations are establishedby their respective Governments, and these herald the approach of storms, and warning is sent forth by means of signal stations. The result of the establishing of these observatories and stations is that the lives of Mariners, and those who have money invested in ships and cargo, are safe-guarded.
We sometimes read of ocean liners being held in port because of the warning given by the observations referred to. In this Country where the principal harvest is from the deep, the powers that be, seem to be either too indifferent to the lives and property of our people, or else we are so engrossed in our little parish politics, as to have no time to learn what other Countries are doing in this respect. The storm which broke on our fishing craft and rendered such destruction, was heralded for days by the Barometer. If we had a Meteorological Observatory established with stations in different parts of the Island, the fishermen would be warned of the approaching storm, and instead of being at the mercy of wind and sea, would be in harbors, riding safely at their anchors.
I understand that this season, a gentleman was here from the Meteorological Department of Canada, and interview the Govt. with a view of establishing stations of the kind, but the Government did not seriously entertained the idea. Why, it passes the bound of understanding. The cost of erecting and equipping an Observatory would not exceed $3,000, and with telegraph stations dotting the Island which could be used to warn our people, the lives and property of people would have been safe-guarded; but because of apathy and indifference, homes are bereft of bread-winners, orphans and widows are thrown upon the charity of a cold world, and tens of thousands of dollars worth of valuable property destroyed. With the expenditure of a few thousands dollars, valuable lives and property would have been saved.
Public moneys can be found from exploiting the wild-cat schemes of every adventurer who comes to our shores, and also to suite the whim and caprices of politicians. The lives and property of our people are apparently but a secondary consideration. When are we going to shake off this apathy and indifference? When are we going to awaken from our lethargy to combat suffering and misery? Are not the lives and property of our people worth safe-guarding ? Of all the parts of the world, Newfoundland is more interested in the establishment of Meteorological Station than any other. Reform in our present methods of protecting the lives and property of the fishermen, like all reforms which make for good, must come from below. The fishermen should act, and act quickly. Let them not delay until another terrible lesson be taught us, act now, and force the Government to allocate sufficient money to establish stations of the kind referred to, in the Country. M.P.
GIBBS. St. John’s, Sept. 3rd.
| September 24 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The schooner Nelson, Theo. Hart, Master, which harbored here from the storm, being unable to enter Trinity Bay on her way home from Labrador, sailed for Lady Cove on Friday.
Mr. W.A. Munn, who remains till Monday; Mr. H. Saunders, Inspector of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co.’s Office; Mr. L.T. Chancey and wife, were in town on Saturday.
Mr. John Donnelly, Miss Donnelly, Miss Margaret Donnelly, Mr. P. Kent and Miss Kent, who came to be present at the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. J.M. Donnelly, were guest at the Cochrane House, Friday and today.
Mr. Patrick Lahey, has grown some very large cabbage in his garden this summer. He recently sent one weighing 22 lbs, to his son, now living at Sydney. This is not a bad showing considering the un-summer like condition of the past season.
Not much of the cargo of the schooner Hattie, recently lost at Feather Point, has been salved. A few casks of kerosene oil, one half barrel of beef, some bags of nails and a small tombstone, the property of schoolmaster John Davis, have been brought in. It is not likely much more will be secured.
There will be no service in the Presbyterian Church here tomorrow, there being no Clergyman of that domination at present in town. Rev. Joseph McNeil, now in Nova Scotia, will come here for the month of October and November. Mr. McNeil is a brother of the famous Evangelist, Rev. John McNeil.
The S.S. Progress brought about 69 passengers from Bell Island and arrived here at 8.15 tonight. She leaves again for the Island tomorrow evening, taking her complement of passengers, among whom are the families of Messrs Evean Noseworthy and James Davis, who intend settling at Bell Island.
Because of the bad weather in the early part of the week, the picnic which the teachers of St. Paul’s Sunday School intends to hold at Ross’s farm, did not take place there. A sociable was held at St. Paul’s Hall, on Thursday night, when the teachers and their friends enjoyed a cup of “beautiful two shilling tea” with the usual collection of nice things provided for such occasions, and engaged in that, a very pleasant evening was spent.
At 9 o’clock this morning, a fairly large congregation assembled at the R.C. Cathedral to witness the very impressive ceremony of an ordination, when Rev. James M Donnelly was ordained Priest. The Cclergy present were, His Lordship Bishop March, Rt. Rev. Monsignors Walsh of Brigus, and Veitch of Conception Harbor, Revs. J. Donnelly, P.P., of Bay de Verde; J. Roe, P.P. Harbor Main; Dr. Whalen, P.P. North River; F.D. McCarthy, P.P. Carbonear; John Lynch, P.P. Northen Bay; and W. Finn, of Harbor Grace.
Mr. Thomas Hanrahan, who did not go North by the Virginia Lake as he had at first intended, and Mr. Joseph Ross, went to St. John’s by this morning’s train. Mrs. J.D. Dunn and Mrs. Jane Bennett went to Hueville. Monsignor Walsh, for Brigus, Monsignor Veitch and Rev. J. Roe for Avondale; Mr. W. Tetford, wife and three children, for Clarke’s Beach, went out by this evening’s train. Rev. J Donnelly went to Carbonear by this afternoon’s train, to take the S.S. Ethie for Bay de Verde.
Mr. A.B. Spence, wife and infant, arrived by Thursday night’s train, the former from Sydney, and the latter from Port Blandford. Messrs Thomas Freeman, George Davis for St. John’s, W. Carson, W. Newhook, for Whitbourne, left by Friday morning’s train. Mr A.B. Spence, wife and child, Mrs Mallam, Misses Louie Paraon and Alice Heath, Messrs Eugene Noel and Eleazer Noseworthy for St. John’s, and Captain Marshall, for Bay Roberts, went out by that evening’s train.
For some time past, our citizens have been complaining of the insufficiency and inefficiency of the service in our public departments here, not that the officials are any way to blame for the cause of the dissatisfaction. Many times have the papers advocated the erection of a public building in this town, one to contain most if not all, of the departments. Our Post Office does not meet the requirements of the times and is a disreputable looking building, needing a coat of paint, and the broken glass of the windows replaced. Our Police Station is, without doubt, a disgrace to the community. Our Postal Telegraph Office and the Relieving Office are placed in rented buildings, or rather rooms.
From an economic point of view, these expenses need not go on as now exist, as it is claimed that the rent paid for these hired places, would pay the interest on an amount sufficient to build a creditable public building, which may include Post Office, Postal Telegraph, Police Station, Commissioner’s Office, etc. The harbor Grace Standard and your Correspondent, have brought the matter before the public notice several times, and the former some time ago, intimated its intention of keeping it there; but what use is there in doing so, if no steps are taken to convince the Government that our needs in this respect, are real and urgent, that we must have what we require, and that our request cannot safely be ignored.
If we would have a public building, let the Ggovernment be memorialized, let
our representatives press for a compliance with our request, and it will be
found that the site for said building will be sought and secured before next
fall, and even the foundation may be laid before polling day, so that the New
Government will not hesitate to complete the work. CORRESPONDENT, Hr. Grace,
Sept, 21, 1907.
| September 24 1907 || ECHOES OF THE STORM ! || ANOTHER SCHOONER MISSING WITH ALL HANDS! Wreckage Picked Up, Indicates That The Schooner Is the Mandamus!
Schooner Mandamus Reported Lost: A message was received in town yesterday, from La Scie via Tilt Cove, saying that some wreckage has been picked up at La Scie which pointed to another disaster. The message was received by Mr. James Ryan, of Bonavista, the sender having walked from La Scie. The message stated that a box, an ensign, a ladder, and some dry goods, marked “P.T”, have been picked up on the shore, and it was feared that the schooner Mandamus had been lost with all hands. The Mandamus was owned by Mr. P. Templeman, of Bonavista, and was on a cruising voyage up White Bay. When the Portia was coming South, the crew of the latter, report seeing her go into Cat Arm. If the articles picked up came from the Mandamus, it is evident that the schooner was running for La Scie, where her owner carries on a business, and struck near the entrance. The schooner, we learn, had a cew of 7 men; also, two Cullers, and two Shop Hands, including Mr. Edger Templeman, son of the owner, on board. She was a vessel of 80 tons, was well found in gear, and it is possible that the articles washed ashore, came from one of the three schooners that went ashore in La Scie, Wednesday night. The Mandamus had about 1,000 quintals of dry fish aboard when last reported.
Nine schooners Ashore at Mugrave: The storm was severely felt at Musgrave Harbor, and the damage done, the worst ever remembered. Out of thirteen schooners anchored in the harbor, nine were driven ashore. The wind blew with hurricane force, with tremendous heavy seas, and no attempt could be made to save the vessels. Four craft were anchored in the Tickle and came through without damage. It is possible that several of the schooners ashore, will be got off and repaired. From eighty to two hundred quintals of fish was aboard each schooner, most of which will be unfit for market. There is a fairly good amount of insurance effected on the stranded vessels.
Florin Missing: The schooner Florin, Hoddinott, left for Cat Bay and Musgrave Harbor Monday last, and nothing has been heard from her since. It is possible that she is anchored in some harbor along the Coast, and awaiting a chance to continue on her voyage. The friends of these on board however, are getting anxious.
Trunk Identified: Saturday, a trunk and a Salvation Army Officer’s coat, was picked up on the beach at Amherst Cove, and the conclusion arrived at, was that another vessel had gone to the bottom. The trunk and clothing have since been identified, and drifted ashore from one of the schooners already reported wrecked.
How The Effie M. Was Lost: The Effie M. left Seldom Come By at daylight Wednesday morning, in company with the schooners Nelson, Theophilus Hart Master, Mistletoe, John Lodger, Master, and Pretoria, Roberts, Master. The weather was threatening, and the Effie was first to leave the harbor. Capt. Hart, of the Nelson, remarked to his crew when the anchors were weighed, “It’s almost too bad to leave, but if the Effie can manage it, we’re sure to.” About sixty other vessels remained behind in Seldom.
The Nelson and Effie were close together until Copper Island was reached. When dark came on, both ships were still in company. The Nelson made Grates Cove Point about 10 p.m. Shortly before that, the Effie was sighted on the Nelson’s quarter. The Nelson was making terrible weather, being almost continuously under water, and her Captain was lashed to the wheel. She was running along under a “skirt” of a double-reefed foresail, and just barely rounded Grates Cove Point, sighted Bacalieu light, and successfully navigated the Tickle, and ran up Conception Bay.
The Effie was about three miles astern, and was running to get through Bacalieu Tickle, but in the darkness, the distance was misjudged, and she struck on Red Head, which is almost a perpendicular cliff. Judging from the time the Nelson passed Bacalieu, the Effie struck about ten Wednesday night. Where she went ashore is such a bald spot, that even in daylight, the crew would scarcely have a fighting change for their lives.
Reported Missing: It was reported last evening, that the schooner owned by one of the Fowlows, of Trinity, which was on her way home from Labrador, is missing.
Royal Lister: The schooner Royal Lister, left here the Sunday previous to the storm, for the Northward, and nothing has been heard from her since.
Mistletoe: The schooner Mistletoe, Capt. Loder, which left Seldom Come By the morning of the storm, had a terrible experience during Wednesday night. All her canvas blew away, and Thursday morning, she reached Colliers, C.B., under bare poles.
More Clothing Washed Ashore: A message was received in town last evening, saying that some women’s and children clothing had been washed ashore near the scene of the wrecked Effie. It is believed that some women and children were aboard the ill fated craft, they being brought home as freighters.
Bodies Found: During Sunday and yesterday, search was continued at Red Head Cove for the victims of the Effie disaster. Sunday, Ethie bodies were jigged up from the bottom. They were taken to Old Perlican and decently coffined. Yesterday, two other corpses were brought to the surface, which were also taken to Perlican and coffined. Yesterday, the Colonial Secretary arranged with the Reid Co., and the S.S. Ethie called at Perlican last night, and took the bodies to Trinity. Some of the corpses were badly served by the sea. Thirteen of the missing men have been taken from the water.
Leslie L: The Leslie L ., which was chartered by Bowring Bros to go to the
Straits to load fish, and was lost on her way to Twillingate, had a cargo of
supplies aboard valued at $8,000. None of the goods was saved, and the vessel
has been broken into matchwood.
| September 24 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || Bowrings: S.S. Portia sails North at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. S.S. Prospero left Hermitage at 10.45 Sunday going West.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Dundee left Bonavista at 3 p.m. yesterday. Virginia Lake left Tilt Cove at 8.30 p.m. Saturday. Ethie left Clarenville at 9 a.m. yesterday. Clyde left Lewisporte
at 9.30 p.m. yesterday. Argyle left Placentia on the Red Island route, at 7.30
last evening. Glencoe left Harbor Breton at 1 p.m. yesterday, going West. Home
is North of Bonne Bay.
| September 24 1907 || NAUTICAL || S.S. Corean left Philadelphia Sunday evening for this port. S.S. Dageid is now due to Shea & Co. from Montreal, via Charlotetown and Sydney. S.S. Silvia, Capt. Farrel, will sail for Halifax and New York on Wednesday evening. The S.S. Clyde had a severe time in the recent storm, according to passengers who have reached town, and it was feared that she would not live it out. She came through however, without accident. |
| September 24 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || The Chinese case is still being fought in the Sydney Court, before Magistrate McLean. Some of the best legal talent is employed by both sides.
The Harmsworths are said to negotiating for the purchase of Mr. W.A. Mckay’s Colliery at North Sydney. Mr. Beeton, Manager at Grand Falls, in company with S.H. Lever, of London, and J Johnston, of the N.S. Steel Co. visited the mines Friday last.
A boy named Fred Parsons, who is a deaf mute, arrived by last night’s train from Carbonear, and as there was nobody at the Station to meet him, and he could not make known where he wanted to go, he was taken to the Police Station by Const. Dawe. There he wrote his name on the slate as given above, and on searching him, a letter was found pinned in his coat pocket addressed to Mr. I.C. Morris, Adelaide St. Sergt. Noseworthy took the lad to Mr. Morris’ residence at 11.30 last night, where he was kindly received by that gentleman, who had been expecting him.
The inspection of cowsheds and dairies at Outer Cove, by Inspector O’Brien, took place yesterday.
Mr. H.S. Cove arrived in town from Lewisporte yesterday, on business, and is staying at the Crosbie.
Mr. F.W. Andrews of St. Stephen, N.B. came in by yesterday’s express on business, and is at the Crosbie.
Three places at Quidi Vidi, complained of on account of their unsanitary condition, were re-inspected by the public Health Inspector yesterday, and found to have been cleaned up satisfactorily.
The whaler Hump, owned by the Phoenix Whaling Co., has given up the voyage for this season. During the past three weeks, she has seen no whales. The crew will be paid off and the ship will lie up for the winter.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie: Hunt, Philadelphia; H.S. Crowe, Ger. Col., H. Sawyer, London; F.W. Andrews, St. Stephen N.B; R.P. Porter, London; D.M. Smith and wife, Flordia; G.M. Alin and wife, Wellsville, O; T.M. Block, New York, J.J. Nicholson, Newark; J.B. Dayford, Boston.
Mr. R. Rendell of Televille was in town yesterday on business. He returned home in the afternoon.
The members for Trinity were out yesterday afternoon collecting for the Trinity Bay suffers. They met with ready response at the Water St. Business offices.
MR. W.H. Jackman and Mrs. Jackman, who were visiting Three Arms, N.D.B. arrived back Sunday by the Portia. Mr. Jackman had been North on a health trip.
Mr. J.C. Crosbie received a message from Conception Harbor yesterday, from one of his dealers, to the effect that the schooner Swan was at Smokey with 300 quintals of fish. She had no report of the storm.
A fisherman of the South Side, reported to the Police Station yesterday, that $30.00 had been stolen from him. He had his suspicion of a certain party, but would not consent to have him arrested.
We have no cases of scarlet fever reported since Friday.
Mr. D. O’Callaghan arrived from Ireland by the S.S. Carthaginian. He will be
ordained for the Priesthood by His Grace Archbishop Howley, at an early date,
for the diocese of St. John’s.
| September 24 1907 || DEATHS || EARLE — Yesterday, Sarah, relic of the late Thomas Earle, aged 80 years. Funeral on Wednesday, 2.30 p.m., from the residence of James Weir, Newtown Road; friends and acquaintances please attend with out further notice. |
| September 25 1907 || SERGEANT-AT-ARMS PUT UNDER ARREST || Monday last, Mr. Monoah Hawker of Carbonear, and Sergt. at Arms in the House of Assembly, was arrested at Carbonear, on the charge of obtaining money under false pretences. A deposition was made by Mrs. Solomon Penney, South Side, Carbonear, before Judge Penney, who issued a warrant for Hawker’s arrest. A preliminary examination was held, after which Hawker was admitted to bail, Messrs Leander Pike and G.A. Moulton pledging themselves as Bondsmen. By last evening’s train, Supt. Sullivan left for Harbor Grace, to conduct the prosecution. The case will come up for hearing this morning before Judge Seymour. Reference was made to this matter in Saturday’s News. |
| September 25 1907 || FROM LABRADOR LITTLE DAMAGE || Inspector General McCowen, acting under instructions from the Government, wired Sergeant Sheppard, who is a passenger on the Virginia Lake, for particulars as to any loss at Labrador during the recent storm. Sergeant Sheppard sent a marconigram to the Inspector General from American Tickle, via Cape Ray, that three vessels had gone ashore at that place, but have been refloated, and that there was no loss of life North to there; also, that the North East gale, North from La Scie, was as heavy as ever experienced in Newfoundland. Sergeant Sheppard will send a further message from Indian Harbor, which should be received today. |
| September 25 1907 || MANDAMUS LOST CREW SAFE || Great relief was felt yesterday, when it was known that the crew of the schooner Mandamus were safe. In the afternoon, a message was received by Messrs Job Bros & Co., saying that the Mandamus was lost, but that her crew had safely landed at Cat Cove. It is believed that the vessel drifted out of Cat Cove and went ashore at Partridge Point, and that the wreckage at La Scie was taken in with the tide. |
| September 25 1907 || S.S. PORTIA || S.S. Portia, Capt. Kean, sails for Northward at 10 a.m., taking a large freight and the following passengers in saloon: — Revs. G.H. Bolt, H. Earle, A.B. Stirling, Bryant, Messrs J. Bussey, D. Ryan, T. Cook, Roberts, A Butler, Miller, Mesdames Ryan, Kearney, Roberts, Hann, Bryant, Miller, Fennessey, H.J. Earle, H. Earle, Malcolm, Stirling A White, Misses Templeton, Chronic, Moore, Roberts, Clouter, Earle and 18 in steerage. |
| September 25 1907 || DAGEID IN PORT || S.S. Dagied, Capt. Steensen, arrived in port from Montreal direct, at 4 p.m. yesterday. The thick fog was experienced during the entire passage. The Dageid has a full general cargo for here, being filled to the hatches. She sails again for Montreal on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. |
| September 25 1907 || MONSTER MASS MEETING AT BAY OF ISLANDS || FISHERMEN AND BUSINESS URGE THE REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS. Dispassionate Appeal of the “Power That Be.”
Birchy Cove, Bay of Islands, Last Night. — A monster mass meeting was held last night in the Court House, Mr. Barrett acted as Chairman and Mr. James H. Baggs, as Secretary. The object of the meeting was to consider the advisability of presenting a memorial to the Government, asking for the removal, for the present season, of all restrictions referring to the sale of herring. The meeting was a very representative one.
Mr. Angwin proposed the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted. “Whereas owing to conditions which were the outcome of the Modus Vivendi, entered into last year between His Majesty’s Government and the Government of the United States, whereby our fishermen were forced to proceed outside the three-mile limit in order to ship on board of American vessels, and the remainder of our fishermen who did not so do, were very considerably handicapped, and the whole fishery operations were exceedingly unsatisfactory, both as regards those who shipped with the Americans and those who did not;
and whereas it has been brought to our notice that His Majesty’s Government and the Government of the United States have entered into a Modue Vivendi for the present season; which in point of fact, will place our fishermen in the same position as last year, with all its concomitant disadvantages; and whereas, we believe that the herring fishery, conducted under such conditions and restrictions, is prejudicial to the interest of all concerned, as well as to the American Merchants who outfit the vessels, the fishermen of the Bay of Islands and the Government of this Colony; that is to say, that the herring procured under such conditions cost the Americans more than they otherwise would; our fishermen, at great risk and inconvenience, are forced to ship on board of American vessels, and thereafter are prevented from selling to any other customer, even at an increased price; and the Government is at a loss in duty, on nets and other supplies which are brought in; and whereas we understand that it is proposed to submit the whole question at issue, between the Government of Newfoundland and that of the United States, to The Hague Tribunal, for arbitration and final settlement; and whereas, we are disposed strongly to support our Government, as voiced by the Premier, the Right Honourable
Sir Robert Bond, in claiming the sole right to the inshore fisheries of this
Colony; yet, until some final decision has been reached, we would pray. — that
the Government would remove for the present season, all restrictions referring
to the sale of herring, so that all our fishermen may be enabled to sell their
herring without hindrance, to any purchaser, and so obviate the unpleasant
necessity which has been forced upon them, of shipping on board American vessels
outside the three mile limit, in order to dispose of the catch.”
| September 25 1907 || CARBONEAR || A case of scarlet fever developed recently, the victim being a daughter of Mr. Fred Howell.
The wife of Nicholas THOMAS, residing on Saddle Hill, died on Monday after a lingering illness. An old landmark of the Valley Road, of the name of Martin GRIFFIN, also passed away, and was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
A dancing assembly was held at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday night. Heedless of the raging elements outside, quite a number enjoyed them selves to the full, in tripping the light fantastic until midnight. “That tired feeling”, so much spoken of by patent medicine vendors, was invariable experienced by those participating. Opheus was ably represented by Mr. Paul Mackey.
Messrs Jos. Murphy, and M. Hynes, of St. John’s, were guests of honour at a social gathering presided over by several young ladies of the West End, on Thursday night.
A lawsuit of unusual interest, making a red-letter day for the inhabitants of Broad Cove, Blackhead and Western Bay, was that tried before His Honour, Judge Penney, in a temporary Court of Justice, laid out in the Orange Hall, at the former settlement. As far as we can ascertain, the action was lodged by Dr. C.A. Ames, of Broad Cove, against Dr. Ferguson of Western Bay, for alleged neglect in failing to report and quarantine a supposed case of scarlet fever, and by said negligence, it was further alleged, that a case of diphtheria was developed by contact with the inmates. The action was immediately taken over by the Crown, and Constable Wells appointed by Judge Penney to lead the prosecution. A detailed account of conflicting testimony was heard, but the learned Judge found nothing whatever in the evidence, of anything criminal against the defendant.
Not for many years, did such a fierce storm sweep over this place, as that of Wednesday night, and all day Thursday. As a result, a vast wreckage of fences and trees may be seen scattered in all directions, likewise, may be seen many condemned outhouses and old-fashioned workshops, which played their part in the Colony of our fathers, in days of the musty past. Great destruction was wrought round about the grounds of the Missis Rorke, Capt. James Pike, Misses McCarthy and Mr. Arthur Taylor, by the tremendous upheaval of the debris and forked roots of fallen poplars. Coupled with the fall of one of these large trees in Mr. Taylor's garden, might be recorded an accident, more serious that what actually happened.
The ponderous timber, fell across the street, and in its descent, came in contact with the electric wires, snapping them asunder, and severely testing the resisting power of the high pole upon which they were supported. While the live wire was thus down on the ground, and before Manager Williams had time to repair the damage, a young lad, son of George Forward, of Burnt Head, happened along, and although being repeatedly warned so it is said, by an old man named Bransfiled, not to meddle with the wire, could not resist his impelling curiosity, with the result the flesh on one of his hands was burnt, necessitating the service of a Doctor. Fortunately, the full current was not completed, or else instant death would have occurred.
On the same morning at 6 a.m., the little schooner St. Clair, Bursey, Master, ploughed her way in port under shortened sail, having spent a terrific night in Conception Bay. Those who saw the little ship in the foaming sea wondered how it survived.
The S.S. Progress arrived from Bell Island Saturday night with several passengers. She returned to Bell Island on Sunday at 5.30 p.m.
Rev. Jas. Donnelly, another of Carbonear’s gifted sons, was raised to the office of the priesthood in the R.C. Cathedral, His Lordship Bishop March, officiating. Many friends of the young Priest went up from here in the morning train to be present at the ceremony.
Jas Rorke, Esq., partner in the firm of Messrs Rorke & Sons, and Miss Rorke,
arrived from England by Monday afternoon’s train. CORRESPONDENT.
| September 25 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There was plenty of fish on the local grounds yesterday. The fishermen sold their catches in the coves at remunerative prices.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including Mrs. J Duff, Mrs F. Reid, H. Taylor, Miss Cooper, J.C. Oldford, Supt. Sullivan, M. Tiffird, Dr. and Mrs J.C. March, Mrs. A Simmonds, P.J. Summers, Mrs. J Sweetland, B. Neville, J. Foote, W. and Mrs. Williamson, D. Downton, Col. Sawyer, Mrs. John Corbett.
Messrs Browing Bros received a Marconigram from Battle Harbor yesterday, informing them that the schooner Wynoah was a total wreck at Cape Charles, having gone ashore in the recent storm. The schooner was about 100 tons register, and yearly has been used as a freighter.
A youngster named Woodley was run down on New Gower St. last evening, by one of Horwood Lumber Company teams, Constable Nugent came along soon after the accident, and seeing that the child was injured, took her to her home on George St. The driver of the horse was not to blame in the matter.
There has been no new cases of scarlet fever since last reported,
Mr. G.C. Snow, Cabinet Maker, of Colonial Street, requests us to say with reference to the robbery that occurred on Saturday night, that it was none of his family or connections, who were in any way implicated in that affair.
The S.S. Regulus moved up to Franklin & Co.’s premises last night, to discharge the balance of her cargo, and the Silvia to A. Harvey & Co.’s to load a quantity of fish oil etc,
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday: R.E. Black, Manchester; A.R. Chambers, R.E. Chambers, Wabana; M. Kennedy, K. Kennedy, Avondale.
A labourer of the West End, who was released from the Penitentiary yesterday, had returned to him upon his discharge from the institution, a part bottle of rum, which he had in his possession when he was put in some time ago. He departed with the bottle, for his place of abode on Waterford bridge Road, but on the way, took liberal portions of the liquid in the bottle, and only reached the cross roads, where he fell into the hands of a Policeman, and was conveyed to the Police Station in a cab. He will appear before His Honour this morning
There were four arrests by the Police last night; three drunks and one drunk and disorderly.
The inspection of milk farms on Cockpit Road, and several slaughter houses in the West End, took place.
Messrs Harvey & Co. announced the following sailings of the Red Cross steamers for October; from New York Oct. 1st, Rosalind; Oct. 8th Silvia; Oct. 18th Rosalind; Oct. 25th Silvia.
John Osbourne, who was injured in the electrical accident last week, is now
considerably improved and will soon be able to be around again. He has lost the
use of his left hand, the sinews being burnt away by contact with the wire.
| September 25 1907 || AT BELL ISLAND BIG OPERATIONS || The two Companies operating at Bell Island are rushing business at present. The N.S. Co., has about 1,000 men employed and are still looking for further help. This Company has purchased the property at the East End of the Island, until recently owned by Rev. J.J. McGrath, which will be working during the Fall. The ore has now to be tunnelled, and is more difficult to mine than previously, which of necessity, requires a big increase of labour to supply the present big demands. The D.I. & S. Co. have also a big staff engaged, and the output of this season, notwithstanding the burning of the pier some time ago, will be the largest on record. |
| September 26 1907 || NO STORM AT LABRADOR || As reported in yesterday’s News, the recent storm did not have any great effect on the Labrador, and the damage caused will certainly be small. Messrs Job Bros. & Company received the following message from Mr. W.R. Mosdell, Bay Roberts, Tuesday afternoon: “Arrived this evening with 600 quintals. Left American Tickle the twentieth. Did not feel late storm on the Labrador Coast only a fresh breeze.” This news will be gladly received by all, as it was feared that much havoc had been caused along the Labrador Coast. |
| September 26 1907 || LEFT BY SPECIAL TRAIN || At 9.30 last night, Sir Robert Reid, Lady Reid, Miss Reid and servants, left by special train for Port aux Basques, where they join the S.S. Bruce tomorrow for Montreal. Sir Robert was accompanied by Mr. Reeve, C.M.G., and Mr. Porter of the London times, who was visiting the city. Mr. Porter, with Mr. Reeve and Sir Robert, will stay off at Grand Falls, where they will inspect the Harmsworth establishment, and will also visit Bay of Islands. Mr. Porter will accompany Sir Robert to Montreal. |
| September 26 1907 || LAST NIGHT'S WEDDING || Last night, a pretty wedding took place at the Cochrane Street Methodist Parsonage, when Miss Mabel Martin, one of Newfoundland’s sweet singers, was married to Mr. James Miller. Miss Martin, who is the Cashier at the Post Office, is well known to the lovers of music, whom she has delighted on many occasions by her voice. She was attended by Miss Coultas, as bridesmaid, whilst the groom, who is Accountant for the D.I. & S. Co. at Bell Island, found support in Mr. J Guy Taylor. The party left by the S.S. Silvia last night for Canada and the States, and will visit the Halifax Exhibition. The News extends congratulations and best wishes for a long, prosperous and happy union. |
| September 26 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.30 a.m. yesterday, having been delayed by the arrival of the I.C.R. express. The Bruce brought the following passengers: George Sherias, Mrs. M Spencer and child, J.E. Spencer and child, Mrs. J.E. Lake, Miss M.A. Lake, Miss H. O’Reilly, Miss L Henderson, Miss J Turney, H. Russell, R.T. Hirsty, J O’Reilly. The express is due at 4 p.m. |
| September 26 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || Messrs Richard Andrioli, to revisit the scenes of his childhood, W. Ebsary and H. Crossman, arrived by Saturday night’s train.
The schooner Cyprus, Samuel Simmonds, Master, arrived from St. John’s on Saturday, with a general freight to Messrs Murray & Crawford and others.
Messrs John Casey and Thomas Smith for St. John’s, W.H. Kennedy, Miss Maud Butt for Bay Roberts, and W. Beaton for Avondale, Messrs Smith, the Anglo-American Telgraph Co.’s Superintendent, H. Saunders, the Inspector of the same Co.’s office, W. Ebsary, H. Crossman, who was the guest of Mr. John Thomey while here, for St. John’s, and Dr. Allan for Bay Roberts, went out by the evening’s train.
On Sunday morning, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Simmonds.
Mrs. Wm. Tapp, who has been suffering from an attack of la grippe for the past ten days, was slightly improved yesterday.
Miss Belle Martin, who has been on a two months visit to her sister, Mrs. John Lockyer at Bonavista, returned home on Saturday, coming to Carbonear by the S.S. Ethie.
The Caretaker of the Harbor Grace Whale Factory, had a young man before the Court today, for using abusive and threatening language to him. From the evidence, it was plain that a case for trespass might have been entered. It seems that much annoyance has been given, by boys breaking windows and playing cricket on the Company’s premises. The defendant had been warned not to play cricket on said grounds again, and was subsequently ordered off, whereupon the abuse complained of, was given. Defendant was convicted and fined $1.00 and costs, or 14 days imprisonment.
Master Chesley Mifflin, son of ex-Constable Mifflin, began work today in Mr. James Cron’s dry goods store. Chesley has just left school.
Mr. A.D. Davis has passed several good days of late, and it is now hoped that he will pull through all right. His condition has been critical, but a turn for the better seems to have set in. He now takes some nourishment.
About 30 brls. of flour salved from the wreck of the schooner Hettie, were landed at Messrs Munn & Co.’s wharf yesterday. Mr. Joseph Ross has taken possession of this flour, and hopes to sell it at the reduced price of $4.50 per barrel.
Messrs J.A. Whiteman and Hopkins, Ensign Trickey, S.A., and Miss J. Hopkins, left for St. John’s by this morning train. Messrs W.A. Munn and John Donnelly, Mrs. W.A. Munn for St. John’s, Mrs. Wm. Davis and Miss Kearney, for Boston, went out by this evening’s train.
The Anglo-American Telegraph Office here, has lately undergone a complete renovation at the hands of Mr. Paul Higgins. The ceiling, and other parts of the office, have been nicely painted and walls hung with sanitas cloth, and many improvements made. The appearance of the office is now pleasing, effect is due to the finishing touches of Mr. Higgins. The floor has been covered with linoleum, and when the room is completely finished, the office will have a semi-parlour like appearance.
It is rumoured that a non-resident of this town intends to start a mussel-preserving plant on a large scale, in this town in the near future. A year or so ago, Capt. Daniel Pumphrey put up some mussels, which were eagerly sought after, when it became known that such shell-fish were on sale. Whether there was much profit to the packer in the venture, one cannot say, but evidently, someone seems to think there must be. There was a time when whale fishing in Newfoundland was profitable to those who first engaged in the industry, but when so many factories were started, the profits rapidly declined and eventually vanished. If many get at the mussel business, the chances are that mussels will soon be as scarce on the Coast, as whales are now.
What about that petition praying for the widening of Kerry Lane? Is it
correct that it was placed in the hands of those who are disposed to grant its
request? Have the alleged promises of the Government been really made, and have
the members of the district given their support to the contents of the petition?
Some people have gone as far as to say that the request of the petitioners has
been granted, and that the widening of the Lane is about to begun. If the work
it to be done this year, it is about time a commencement were made. Soon the
frost will have set in, and the work of road making will be seriously handicap.
How is it Harbor Grace can scarcely get anything it asks for? Other districts
seem to get their share. Who is to blame? We are too easy going, too
self-satisfied. We should look for our needs in a way that would carry
conviction to the minds of those whose business it is to look after the public
interest. CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Sept. 24th, 1907.
| September 26 1907 || THE FISHERMEN WIN AT LAST || BOND COMPLETELY ROUTED. IGNOMINIOUS BACK DOWN.
There is an old saying, “Magna est veritas et prevalebit.” In plain Anglo-Saxon, this means, “Truth is mighty and will prevail.” The results of the West Coast fishery embroglio, add another confirmation to the many already existing, that go to show that this proverb is not only a familiar one, but also a true one. Three years ago, the right Honourable Sir Robert Bond, baulked in his pet project of a Reciprocity Treaty with the United States, started in to retaliate on those who had interfered with him. The object to be gained was the discomfiture of his American opponents, the subject matter of his course of action was our West Coast Herring Fishery, and the victims were the hardy Newfoundlanders who dwelt upon the Coast, their wives and children.
In 1905, the Foreign Fishing Vessel Act was provided as the instrument whereby the Premier’s ends would be accomplished, but alas, the brains of the Government were defective. Horses and wagons, nay, herring seine boats innumerable, were driven through the right Honourable gentleman’s legislation, and the people of Bay of Islands and vicinity were able to carry on their avocation unmolested.
The year 1906 however, was destined to mend all the defects of 1905, defects that were explained and pointed out by the experience of the insufficient enactment of the preceding year. This time, it was starvation or jail. The Americans must be thwarted no matter what the consequences. What matter that hundreds of Newfoundlanders were waiting for the herring fishery to earn their subsistence; what matter that dire poverty stared them in the face unless they could market their herring as theretofore; what matter the little children that had to be clothed and fed; what matter that all that humanity and natural justice dictates Bond’s policy must be carried out, and many fisherman that dared to earn a dollar, must pay the penalty.
But a kind Providence, in the shape of the Imperial Government, intervened. The legislation which Sir Robert enacted in 1906, was not assented to, and once more, the fishermen could ply their avocation with impunity. Stubborn to the death, Bond revived the Bait Act — that same old Bait Act that he loved so well and supported so nobly at the time of this enactment. Two fishermen were cited before the Magistrate at Bay of Islands, charged with the shocking offence of, “Having put bait fishes on board an American schooner without a licence. The evidence was enough to make one’s blood curdle. The heinousness of the offence was appalling. Outraged justice shrieked to Heavens for punishment of these evil doers, and shrieked not in vain. They were convicted, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500 each, or go to jail for three months. In the meantime, every possible means to intimidate and cow the other fishermen, was adopted by Government Officials, whose duties seemed to consist principally, of efforts to prevent the people of the Coast from engaging in the fishery. So much for 1905 and 1906.
The 1907 season is approaching, and Premier Bond still persists in his iniquitous policy. Superhuman efforts are made at home and abroad, to prevent a repetition of the 1906 arrangements. They do not avail however. The Modus Vivendi of 1906 is practically renewed, and in addition, as a safeguard against any attempt to work, in the prohibitions of the Bait Act, comes the Order-in-Council, made by His Majesty on September 9th., last. Bond is completely disarmed. Despite his bluster, his fretting and his fuming, he stands beaten — utterly routed. The fishermen win. No interference can take place with their fishery this year. No tyrannous or hard hearted Premier can deprive them of their living in 1907. They are free to catch herring, to sell them, to turn the God-given products of the ocean into bread and butter for their families, and themselves. Then, and not till, then does the magnanimity of Sir Robert Bond show itself. Then, as an old woman that we once knew used to say, “The devil thank him,” he telegraphs the people that they will be permitted to sell their herring to the highest bidder during the coming season.
Looking at it squarly in the face, what is there in this permission of Bond’s that the fishermen should be grateful for? Is it not giving them their own, that for three years past he has tried and unjustly tried to deprive them of. Or again, supposing that he had been able to carry out any of his policy, suppose he had a weapon left to fight with, would he have granted this permission? From a third point of view he had not granted this permission, how was he going to prevent the people from catching, selling or otherwise handling their herring this season, in view of the order of His Majesty in Council? Of the resolutions from the various settlements, that Sir Robert would like us to believe emanated from the people, and precede his gracious permission to live, there is no necessity to say anything. They are too palpably the work of wine pullers in the Government, who were anxious to provide a soft spot for their leader to fall upon, to deceive the smallest child.
Thus endeth the lesson. Before we close this article, we would like to remind Sir Robert, that in the words of the legal light who is supposed to edit the Telegram, it is ultra vires for him to grant permission to violate the Bait Act. Once more, as the permission practically brings us back to the status qo ante, what became of all the rights and advantages that he has fought so ardently to maintain during the past few years? Are they all sacrificed and abandoned to the exigencies of the moment, or did they ever exist, except in the fertile imagination of the right honourable
| September 26 1907 || COASTAL STEAMERS || BOWRINGS: S.S. Portia left Bay de Verde at 2.50 p.m yesterday, going North. S.S. Prospero left Birchy Cove at 3 p.m. yesterday, coming this way.
Reid Newfoundland Company: Home left Bonne Bay at 9 p.m. yesterday, for Bay of Islands. Ethie arrived at Clarenville at 7.30 p.m. yesterday. Clyde was due at Lewisporte last night. Dundee arrived at Port Blandford at 7.40 yesterday. Argyle left Sound Island at 9.15 a.m. yesterday. Glenco
left Port aux Basques at 3 p.m. yesterday coming East. Virginia Lake is North of
| September 26 1907 || ARRESTED FOR LARCENY || Last evening, a lad named Snow was arrested by Detective Byrne, on the charge of having stolen monies at divers times, from Mrs. Channing's, New Gower Street. The boy had been spending more money than the ordinary lad, for some time, and suspicion was aroused and the Police acquainted. This morning, Snow will appear before the Magistrate. The total amount stolen from Mrs. Channings is a fairly large sum. |
| September 26 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Inspector O’Brien, yesterday visited the milk farms within the city limits, putting all through a rigid examination,
Another habitual drunkard was added to the “Black list “ yesterday. At present there are about eighty registered on the list.
The Police made four arrests yesterday and last night — one for larceny, as reported elsewhere in this issue, and three drunks.
The country woman who lost a seal jacket a few days ago, can obtain it by calling at Mr. J. Summers’s Butcher Shop, Water Street.
It is conservatively estimated that at least $120,000 worth of damage was done in the recent storm. In Twillingate alone, the losses amount to about $30,000.
The rain in the last few days has been a great disadvantage to farmers. Many of them have crops of oats cut and lying in the fields, and without a change soon follows, there will be big losses.
Mr. W.B. Grives received a message from Battle Harbor yesterday, informing him of the arrival there from Northern Labrador, of the S.S. Euphrates, with 1,000 quintals fish for the season’s work.
A few of the fishermen ventured on the grounds yesterday and were rewarded with good catches. Fish is plentiful on the grounds and good work would be done if fine weather prevailed.
During last night, a number of horses were engaged carting fish to the S.S. Silvia. Each cart had four packages of 450 lbs of fish each, besides the weight of the casks, but without exception, the drivers occupied seats on the carts. Surely the poor beasts had enough weight without the drivers, and the action of the latter was generally commented upon with disfavour.
We chronicle with regret this morning, the death of Mr. Thomas C Hawkins, which occurred at his residence, New Gower St., last evening. Deceased had been ill for some time, and death was not unexpected. Interment will be at Harbor Grace, the body going out by train tomorrow. To the sorrowing family and relatives, the News extends sincerest sympathy.
There were no cases of scarlet fever reported yesterday.
A large steamer passed the Narrows at 2 p.m. yesterday, bound for Bell Island, to load ore.
The S.S. Silvia, while pulling into A. Harvey & Co’s premises Tuesday night, struck one of the coal platforms, and caused considerable damage thereto.
The weather of the past week has seriously interfered with trade, and business on Water Street is almost paralysed. There are a number of schooners in port waiting a chance to discharge fish, but are unable to do so, while some hundred are ready to leave from West and North. With fine weather, there will be a big increase of trade.
A deaf mute is now in town, making a living by selling lead pencils, which he retails for three for ten cents.
The weather along the railway line yesterday was similar to that experienced in the city, bing
showery all day. Last night, the following reports were received; Port aux
Basques — S.W.; light, dull, 48 above. Bay of Islands — calm, dull, 64 above.
Quarry — N.W., light, dull, 44 above. Bishop’s Falls — S.W., calm, dull, 53
above. Clarenville — S W., calm, dull, 54 above. Whitbourne — S.W., calm, dull,
| September 26 1907 || MARRIAGE || MILLER — MARTIN. — At the parsonage, Cochrane Street, last night, by the Rev. F.R. Matthews, B.A., James J. Miller to Miss Mabel Martin, daughter of A.W. Martin, Esq. all of this city. |
| September 26 1907 || DEATHS || HAWKINS — Passed peacefully away last evening, at his late residence, 4 New Gower Street, Thomas Charles, son of Emily and the late Stephen Hawkins, of Harbor Grace, aged 25 years. Interment will take place from Harbor Grace Railway Station on arrival of train, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.
HARRIS — On Monday night, after a short illness, Anna Belle, widow of the
late John Harris, aged 73 years. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. today, (Thursday) from her
late residence, 66 McFarlane St. Friends and acquaintances will please accept
this the only intimation.
| September 27 1907 || CONGRATULATION FROM M.P. CASHIN, M.H.A. || Cape Broyle, Sept. 26th. — Congratulation to the West Coast fishermen on their victory, after three years’ loss. When will the Government consider the fishermen’s petition from Ferryland, which was presented last session to rescind the Foreign Fishing Vessels Act.? |
| September 27 1907 || DEATH OF MRS McCARTHY || With deep regret, we chronicle this morning, the death of Mrs. John McCarthy, which occurred at her residence, Leslie St., yesterday morning, after a protracted illness. Deceased’s death was not unexpected, but it never the less came as a severe blow to her devoted family. A husband, three daughters and five sons survive, to whom, with others of the family, the News extends sympathy. Interment takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow. |
| September 27 1907 || FATAL ACCIDENT AT BELL ISLAND || East Wabana, Sept. 26th. — A fatal accident occurred on the D.I. & S. Co.’s tramway here, at 6.15 this morning, when Edward Halleran, aged 19, lost his life. Halleran was riding on a car to the pier, to begin work at 7 o’clock, when a loaded car, coming behind, slipped on the cable and crashed into the car on which he was riding, killing him instantly. The poor fellow was a native of Holyrood, St. Mary’s, where the remains will be forwarded this afternoon, for burial. |
| September 27 1907 || H.M.S. BRILLIANT TO TWILLINGATE || Twillingate, Sept. 26th.— H.M.S. Brilliant arrived here today, in company with Messrs Roberts, M.H.A, and Scott, J.P., visited all round the harbor to arrange to render all possible assistance to stranded schooners. The brilliant may remain several day. This kind action is greatly appreciated. The harbor is gradually assuming a normal condition, greatly helped by the fine weather now prevailing. W.J. Scott. |
| September 27 1907 || SCILLY COVE || I can hardly make a report on the fishery since last writing. The weather of late has hindered the people from doing much in that line.
I am sorry to state that the grim reaper, Death, has again visited this place and taken as its’ victim, Mrs. George COATES, at the age of 37 years, Miss Adelia PINHORNE, aged 18 years, and Mrs. Ernest PARROTT, at the age of 24 years. Mrs. Coates leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss, and Mrs. Parrott, a husband and three children. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the whole community.
Since writing the above, comes the sad news of Mr. George DOWNEY’S death by drowning. Full details of the accident are not yet to hand, but as far as can be learnt, he with some others, was trying to save some of their property on Bacalieu Island, when he was overpowered by the sea. It happened about 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, and it was impossible to see where to throw a rope to him. We learn that most everything of the fishermen on the Island of Bacalieu was swept away, except of those who had it secured before the storm got to its height..
The little yacht Excelsior, owned by Mr. James Piercy, broke from its moorings and became a total wreck. The loss to the owner is a very heavy one. The schooner Laurel, Capt. R. Hindy, rode out the gale here, without sustaining the least damage .
The planters who were fishing at Greenly Island and vicinity, from here this summer, have all returned, after having secured pretty good voyages.
The Church of England school children held their annual picnic a short time ago. The weather was very suitable for the occasion and all sorts of games were played, and all declared at the wind up, that is was the best. Great praise is due to the teacher, Mr. Russel, also Rev. W.C. White, to make it a success.
CORRESPONDENT, Scilly Cove, Sept. 23, 1907
| September 27 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || There were six arrests by the Police last night, all drunks.
Mr. J. Tapp, of Harbor Grace, arrived in town by last night’s train, on business.
Miss Watts, who has been visiting friends in Harbor Grace the past two months, returned by last night’s train.
Anglo Sarto, brother of the Pope, died Thursday last, at Azolo near Mantua, where he was employed in the subordinate capacity in the Post Office. He previously kept a small grocery at Asolo.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie yesterday; J.J. Smith, Botwoodville, M. Kogane-Maru, Japan; J.E. Riley, Montreal; E.P. Carter, London, L March, Bay of Islands.
Some of the crew of the brig. Galatea, absented themselves from the ship yesterday, and delayed her from sailing for several hours. The assistance of the Police had to be secured to find the seamen.
The body of the late Mr. Thomas Hawkins goes out by the train this morning for Harbor Grace, where interment will take place on arrival of the train there this afternoon. Undertaker J.C. Oke has charge of the funeral arrangements.
The schooner Maggie Sullivan, which arrived late from Fogo yesterday afternoon, has done some quick work the past few days. She left here on Saturday with a full cargo for Fogo; discharged there and took in a full load of oil, and arrived here as stated. This is remarkably quick work and reflects great credit on the abilities of Capt. Downer and his crew.
The S.S. Jamaica, Capt. Meyer, reached port from Blanc Sablon yesterday morning. Thick fog with rain and Southerly gales were experienced during the passage up. The Jamaica brought 7,400 qtls of fish in bulk, and yesterday, loaded about 800 casks at Job’s Bros. & Co’s premises. She sailed at 11 o’clock last night for Spain, calling at Gibraltar for orders.
A message was received in town yesterday, to the effect that two French fishermen in a dory, astray from their vessel, the Bordelaise, of St. Malo, had put into Clam Cove, near Cape Race. They walked to the Lighthouse about a mile distant, and shortly after, the vessel hove in sight near the Cape and put up a signal, asking if the men were seen. They then rowed off to her, and being taken on board, the vessel sailed again for the Banks.
The weather conditions along the line were fine yesterday, the temperature being 70 above in places. Last night’s reports were: — Port aux Basques — calm, fine, 48 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 54 above. Quarry — S.W., fine, 56 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 39 above. Clarenville — West, light, fine, 54 above. Whitbourne — W., light, fine, 54 above.
The Norwegian brig. Rask, while being towed in by the John Green yesterday afternoon, had a narrow escape from striking Chain Rock. When in the Narrows, the tow rope parted, and a strong breeze blowing and the sails not being furled, the ship began to drift rapidly towards the rock. The vessel was anchored in time to prevent her striking. The tow rope was made fast again, and the anchor was just hoisted, when something gave out in the tug’s engine, and both anchors of the vessels had to be dropped. When everything was again ready, and the crew attempted to raise the anchors, it was found that they had become locked, and it was some time before they could be cleared, this being done by the crew of the pilot boat. It was nearly six o’clock when the vessel anchored in the stream.
A significant commentary upon the Premier’s unpatriotic attacks upon the Motherland, is the fact that the H.M.S. Brilliant has gone promptly to the relief of the Premier’s constituents. Newfoundland has never been in trouble but Britain has come to her aid. Her promptitude and generosity at the time of the Fire is not forgotten.
Inspection of milk farms at Logy Bay and Outer Cove took place yesterday.
A fairly large number of passengers went out by last evening’s express, including: Mrs. J W. Roberts, Mrs. B. Crane, Rev. H.J. Read, J. English, Miss. B. Curran, Mrs. Dunn, Miss F. Ivany, Miss Smith, Mrs. C. Andrews, J. Mifflin, J. Hicks, H.B. Williams, J. Rowsell, A. Duffett, A.H. Plimsoll, Mrs. Coillon, Mrs. S. Eddy, B.F. Power, Mrs. Ring.
John Forrestal of Catalina, to whom the News referred last week as being astray in the woods, has not yet been found, and fears are entertained that he has met his death.
A case of scarlet fever was reported to the Health Authorities yesterday, the patient being a three year old boy at No 16 ½ Duckworth Street. He was removed to the Fever Hospital. The house will be disinfected today.
The investigation into the accident on Scott Street last week, where by William Bailey lost his life, opened before His Honour Judge Conroy yesterday afternoon. Six witness were examined, their names being, Mrs. Bailey, wife of the deceased; Mrs. Hanes, Frederick Lucas, Mary Walsh, Edward Hollahan, and Mary Hollanhan. The Attorney-General conducted the case for the Crown; Mr. M W. Furlong, K.C. represented the Reid-Nfld Co., and Mr. J McGrath, B.L.,
was present in the interest of the Bailey family. A large number of witnesses
remain to be examined. Further hearing was adjourned until Monday afternoon
| September 27 1907 || DEATHS || MULLINS — At the Lunatic Asylum, on the 25th, Kate Mullins. Funeral on Saturday, from the Asylum at 2.30; friends will please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P. McCARTHY — Yesterday morning, after a protracted illness, Anastasia, wife of John McCarthy, aged 65 years. Deceased was a native of Timerath,
County Wexford, Ireland; funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her late
residence, Leslie Street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this the
only intimation. |
| September 28 1907 || THE INJURED SEAMEN ARRIVES || The Ingraham returned about 2 o’clock yesterday, from Lance Cove with three injured men, belonging to the wrecked schooner Duchess of Fife. On arrival, the steamer was met by Messrs Morison and Blandford, members of Bonavista District, and the ambulance being in attendance, the men were removed to Hospital, where they will spend the next few weeks. The names of the men are; Thomas Pye, Master, belonging to Brooklyn; John Pardy, second hand, belonging to Bonavista, and Joseph Reader, seaman, belonging to Musgrave Town. Capt. Pye has his leg broken in two places, and each of the others have a leg broken. Fortunately, the sea was quite smooth when the Ingraham reached Lance Cove, which enabled the men to be taken aboard with a minimum of suffering. The men are grateful to the people of Lance Cove for their assistance and attention, since the wreck of the schooner. Accidentally, the schooner was driven on Lance Cove beach, which was the only place in the vicinity where it was possible for the crew to be saved. We are glad to learn that the men are all doing well, and within a few weeks will be all right again. |
| September 28 1907 || HARBOR GRACE NEWS || The Stanley Adams Concert Company, now in St. John’s, have engaged St. Paul’s Hall, and will likely give their first concert here next Tuesday.
A return dance, given by some gentlemen to their lady friends, is in progress at St. Patrick’s Hall tonight, and doubtless another pleasant evening is being spent.
The schooner Kingfisher, Capt. Huelin, arrived this week from Springdale, N.D.B., with a cargo of assorted lumber. Messrs Thomas Ross and John G. Munn take about 50 M. feet each.
The Misses Donnelly left for St. John’s by Wednesday morning’s train. Messrs Scanlon, for St. John’s, George Makinson, Sr., for Hueville, and a young woman for Tilton, went out by that evening’s train.
Const. Spracklin had a woman from the Southside before the Court on Wednesday, charged with a breach of the 15th section of the Temperance Act. A witness for the prosecution was unable to appear in Court, so a postponement was asked by the Police. The Court granted a postponement until such time the woman could be present.
The lumber bought by the schooner Kingfisher for Mr. John G. Munn, has been taken over by Messrs Rutherford & Co.
Rev. Frank Severne, wife, child and maid, will arrive by tonight’s express from Brooklyn, B.B. Mr. Severne has resigned his Mission and, with his family, will be the guest of Judge and Mrs. Seymour, for a time.
Dr. Paterson arrived here by last night’s train, and left again this morning. Mr. Donald Morison and wife, Miss Lizzie Watts, Mrs. W. Cooke, Messrs Thorburn, McNab and John Tapp, for St. John’s, H.W. Thomey, for Spaniard’s Bay, and Nathaniel Parsons, for Bay Roberts, went out by this evening’s train.
Mr. Joseph Ross has informed your correspondent, that he was incorrect in stating that he, Mr. Ross, had taken possession of the flour salved from the wreck of the Hettie. Mr. Ross declared he did not take over this flour, that it was landed at Messrs Munn & Co.’s wharf, whence he presumed, it was sold, and that not a single barrel of this flour has been, or will be, upon his premises. When the statement referred to was made in a former note, it was believed to be correct, and would in no way be injurious to Mr. Ross.
A writer in the Standard, last week, expressed the wish to have a street light placed in one of the cross streets, and recommended that either of the lights opposite Thompson’s or Jones’s, on Water Street, be taken and placed where he desired. It may be all right to have a light at the place indicated, but it would be all wrong to remove the light at Jones’s, for on dark nights, people coming from the Railway Station through the lane opposite this light, would be put to great disadvantage. What we want is more light, not the absence of it, in frequented places. A light should be placed at the head of that much travelled road known as Martin’s Lane, and another towards Bear’s Cove, upon the last electric pole down.
Messrs R.D. McRae & Sons’ schooner Primrose, John Stapleton, Master, was lost near Partridge Harbor, North of Grady, Labrador, on Sept. 10th. The schooner was leaving Partridge Harbor after the wind had moderated, that day, to go to Grady, to make her fish, about 400 quintals, where she struck the East point of Partridge Island. Half an hour after the vessel struck, she went down, the crew losing almost all their belongings. The schooner Bessie, George Parsons, Master, of Greenspond, brought the wrecked crew to Seldom-Come-By, leaving Grady on Sept 11th. At Seldom, the crew got on board the schooner J.K.F. William Kelly, Master, of Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts, and were landed at Bryant’s Cove at noon on Tuesday last. Captain Stapleton is very unfortunate, having lost his schooner last year as well as this. His many friends sympathize with him in his misfortune.
The subject of the following notice, taken from an American paper of recent date, is Mr. John F. Kennedy, of this town. Mr. John Kennedy, now of Dorchester, Mass., has been for 16 years residing in the United States, and like many another Newfoundlander abroad, has worked his way to the front. It is always a pleasure to hear of the advancement of a fellow-townsman. Here is the clipping: “John F. Kennedy, of 6 Capen St., Dorchester, yesterday was appointed as the fourth member of Mayor Fitzgerald’s Finance Committee, his name having been submitted by the Central Labour Union as its representative. He is a sheet metal worker and one of the trustees of the Central Labour Union. Mr. Kennedy is now in Atlantic City, attending the convention of the Sheet Metal Workers, and will not return for several days. He is the Business Agent of the Tin, Sheet Iron, and Cornice Workers’ Union, Local 17, and has been the representative of the Central Labour Unions on several occasions, dealing with important matters. The four members thus far chosen on the committee, are John Mason Little, representing the Associated Boards of Trade; George A.O. Ernst, the Improvement Association, Nathan Matthews, ex-Mayor, representing the Real Estate Exchange, and Mr. Kennedy, the Central Labour
Union. The bodies whose representatives have not yet been chosen, are the
Merchants’ Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Clearing House
Exchange. CORRESPONDENT, Harbor Grace, Sept. 26th 1907.
| September 28 1907 || THE FISHERMEN OF THE WEST COAST || DUPED AND DECEIVED. Premier Bond and His Colleagues Guilty, of Conduct Unworthy of Honourable Gentlemen. The Dignity of His Majesty’s Colonial Advisers Scandalised.
The latest episode in the American fishery dispute, must present itself to the public in a most unfavourable light, whether we view it as Newfoundlanders, who hitherto have believed in the honour of our public men, or as subjects of His Gracious Majesty, King Edward VII. The action of Sir Robert Bond and his colleagues, in the Executive of this Colony, in formulating the resolutions lately put upon the fishermen of the West Coast, cannot, in view of the circumstances, be viewed in any other light, than as a low trick, unworthy of men who aspire to the confidence of the people.
At the moment of writing, we have before us, strong proof that the various resolutions purporting to come from Bonne Bay, Bay of Islands, and Bay St. George, were inspired from St. John’s, with the knowledge and approval of some of His Excellency's Cabinet, and transmitted to the West Coast, and presented to the meetings, at which they were adopted.
The composition of the resolutions took place after the Government were aware that the Order-in Council of His Majesty had been passed, giving the fishermen full protection in the prosecution of the herring fishery, after the Government had been forced to realise that this Order-in-Council would be promulgated here, whether they approve of it or not, and before the fishermen of the Coast had any knowledge of this new enactment, that removed from their path, all the obstacles so industriously placed there by the Bond Government.
The misrepresentation that induced the fishermen, who were glad to have their means of livelihood assured at any cost, may not have been the deliberate express misrepresentation which a lawyer would call suggestion falsi, or a suggestion of falsehood, but it was just as culpable a suppression veri, or a suppression of the truth. In fact, it may be said to be a combination of the two forms of misrepresentation, in so much as, the implication that this course alone would secure to the fishermen the right to handle their herring as they wished, was a sample of the former, while the knowledge that all this time an Imperial Order had been issued, granting all that was required, was certainly an illustration of the latter.
To put it in plain words, Sir Robert Bond and his Executive colleagues, have been parties to a deliberate deception of a section of the people of this Colony. We repeat, their conduct cannot be characterized as anything but a low, dirty trick, unworthy of honorable gentlemen, unworthy of men who assume to possess the confidence of the people, and from several points of view, unworthy the trusted and honoured advisers of his Majesty’s representative in a British Colony. It might have commended itself to some ward politician in a Tammany district, but it cannot fail to merit the severest condemnation of the humblest amongst us. Deception, especially such deception as we have here, is not the weapon that an be wielded with impunity amongst honourable men, even though their station in life be lowly.
We must also remember, that Sir Robert Bond, by virtue of his position as Premier of this Colony, has been our representative at gatherings of the Empire’s best and noblest minds. The Prime Ministers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Colonies, statesmen of the highest integrity and repute, will have to pronounce upon this conduct. What will they think of the man who could stoop to it, and what will they think of the Country that singles out such a man to guide its affairs? It is not a matter of much moment to us generally, how the citizen Robert Bond conducts himself and his private affairs, but it is lamentable, deplorable, that the Right Honourable Sir Robert Bond, the Premier of this Island, should trail the honour of the Colony in the mud.
By this section, we stand condemned in the eyes of the world, not only as devoid of national honour, but as lacking in that loyalty, which is the proud boast of the average British subject the world over. The pity of it is, our people are both loyal and honest, yet the stigma must rest upon them, because of the lack of patriotism, and the absence of principle amongst those in authority.
As long as the Government fought for what they termed our constitutional liberties along constitutional lines, they merited the respect of all classes, irrespective of political opinions. Many, though differing in their views from the Government, silently admired the fight they were putting up, for what they thought was the right. But who can applaud the chicanery and fraud of this latest move? It is discreditable to the Colony and doubly discreditable to the men who perpetrated it. All the dictates of conscience, inherent in every right thinking man, condemn it, and it is safe to say, in the sterotyped
language of the parliamentary motion so well known, that the Government who are
responsible for it, “do not possess the confidence of the people”. This latter
fact, coupled with the action of His Excellency in publishing the Order in
Council, not only without the assent and advise of his Ministry, but in direct
conflict with their suggestions, leaves only one course open to Premier Bond,
and that is resignation. Will he adopt it?
| September 28 1907 || GREENSPOND WELCOMES PASTOR AND BRIDE || Greenspond, Sept. 27th. — On the arrival of the Portia in this harbor, it was noticed as she entered port, flags were flying on about 75 schooners, and all the houses. Joy guns were firing, and the wharves were crowded with people, in honour of the arrival of Rev. Mr. Earle and his bride. The Portia passed several schooners going North, poorly fished, and passed a schooner with main boom broken, also poorly fished, off Cape Bonavista. [The above message was delayed in transmission. Ed] |
| September 28 1907 || BRUCE PASSENGERS || The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 10.30 a.m. yesterday, having been delayed at North Sydney owing to the late arrival of the I.C.R. Express. The following is her passenger list: F. Morris, Miss M Morris, D and Mrs. Martin, W and Mrs. Drover, L.A. Deau, W.E. Laycock, A Bryden, J.J. Murphy, O.L. Russum, L.G. Hudson, Miss S.A. Green, Mrs. R.H. Trapnell, L McLeany, E.K. Carrington, in saloon, and a number in steerage. The express is due at 2 o’clock. |
| September 28 1907 || BRIG. MINNIE HAD ROUGH TRIP || The brig. Minnie, J Jackson, arrived in port yesterday from Sydney, after a rough passage of seven days. Sunday last, the Minnie was off Cape Race, and struck a gale with dense fog, and had to run off the land. For two days following, the ship was kept under short canvas, the Captain trying to hold as near the Coast as possible. Thursday, there was a change, and Cape Race was again sighted, to the delight of all on board. No damage resulted. |
| September 28 1907 || COMMITTED TO TRIAL || The preliminary hearing of the charge against Mr. Manoah Hawker, of Carbonear, for obtaining money under false pretences, took place before Magistrate Penny at that place on Thursday. Supt. Sullivan was also present. Five witnesses were examined, and Hawker was committed for trial, before the Supreme Court. The date of the hearing was not fixed, and the accused was admitted to bail. |
| September 28 1907 || HEALTH NOTES || Two more cases of scarlet fever has been reported since last issue, being located in houses at 40 Duckworth St. and 9 Pennywell Road. In the former case, the patient has been sent to the Hospital, the other is being nursed at home. House at 16 ½ Duckworth St. was yesterday disinfected, and will be released from quarantine today. Two premises reported to the Health Authorities as being unsanitary conditions, were visited by Inspector O’Brien, yesterday. Inspection of milk farms and slaughter houses in the West End was continued yesterday. House on Circular Rd. where a child has been suffering from scarlet fever for the past five weeks, will undergo disinfection today; the patient having fully recovered from the disease. |
| September 28 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Schooner Spinway, Capt. Rundle, arrived in port yesterday morning, 36 days from Fowey, in ballast to A. S. Rendell & Co. The Spinway had a very stormy passage out, strong Westerly gales; heavy seas, and thick fog being experienced.
The amount collected for the Effie M Disaster Fund up to last evening, was about $1,800.
There were four arrests by the Police yesterday, all being drunks, one of them being also disorderly.
The farmers union meets this morning at the Seamen’s home, to regulate the price of milk for the coming winter. A large attendance is desired.
Yesterday afternoon, a labour of New Gower Street was placed on the “black list” by order of his mother. Today, three others will be added to the list.
There is an abundance of fish on the local grounds at present, which is of a very large quality. Yesterday, several boats were outside, and secured good fares.
The barqt. Gratia, Giles, left Sydney with a cargo of coal for A. Goodridge & Sons yesterday. She will call at Ferryland on her way here, to discharge part of her cargo.
A number of schooners arrived from the Western and Northern ports yesterday, with cargoes of new fish, and should next week be fine, there will be plenty of business along the water front.
Stipendiary Magistrate March, of Bay of Islands, is visiting the city, and will be returning probably by next Tuesday’s express. Mr. March intends spending a day or two at Carbonear, during his visit.
The S.S. Bruce arrived at Port aux Basques at 7.30 a.m. yesterday, with the following passengers: – J.M. and Mrs. Rogers, M.E. Blackie, J. Gillis, Lieut. Col., Rees, S.A. The express is due at noon .
Capt. Rundle of the Spinway, had his hand injured during the passage out; it being struck by the fall of the boom while the mainsail was being reefed. The member was badly bruised, and the Captain suffered much pain at the time. It is now getting better and will soon be all right again.
A boy named Dawe, while opening a lemonade bottle yesterday, badly injured himself. The bottle bursted and inflicted a cut of several inches on the right hand, severing an artery. The lad was taken to Dr. Leslie’s Surgery where the wound was stitched by the Doctor.
A labourer of the East End, indulged too freely of the cup that cheers, yesterday, and while performing some antics near the Nfld Clothing Factory, fell against the plate glass window, smashing it in fragments. He was taken to the Police Station, and this morning, will go before the Magistrate to explain his conduct. He is a member of the Black List Club.
Residents in the vicinity of Convent Square, are loud in their complaint of noise, caused by dogs which make their habitation in the neighbourhood, and make nights hideous with their noise.
Mr. Tasker Cook, who has been to Old Perlican on business, returned by the Ingraham yesterday.
The Rev. Simon Edwards of New Town, B.B., is spending a brief holiday in the
city. Mr. Edwards arrived here in August of last year, and has been continuously
engaged in the Wesleyville and New town circuit.
| September 28 1907 || DEATHS || FLYNN — Yesterday morning, after a short illness, Molly, darling child of Edward and Lizzie Flynn, aged 8 ½ years.
MURPHY — At 11.40 a.m. yesterday, Mrs. Thomas Murphy, aged 33 years, leaving
husband, 3 sons and four daughter to mourn their loss. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. on
tomorrow, Sunday, from her late residence, Signal Hill.
| September 30 1907 || MORE WRECKAGE PICKED UP || Parties arriving in schooners from Trinity, report that the hulls of two schooners, bottom up, were seen in Bonavista Bay last week, and that two cabin doors, and a parcel marked “Cooper” were picked up. This, if true, would point to another marine tragedy during the late storm, as none of the vessels that went ashore at any of the harbors drifted out to sea. The schooners bottom up, are also said to have been seen by the Trinity Bay whaler, soon after the storm. |
| September 30 1907 || BANKER IN PORT WITH SICK MAN || The American Banker, Lottie Burns, which put into Bay Bulls a few days ago, with one of her crew ill with typhoid, arrived in port from that place at 1.30 p.m. yesterday, with the patient on board. She left Bay Bulls at 9 o’clock yesterday morning, and made the run in four and one half hours. Dr. Brehm visited the vessel upon her arrival, and examined the sick man, who is now on the road to recovery. He will be removed to the Fever Hospital today. The Burns is a “hand liner” and has been fishing all over the banks, and is nearly loaded. After undergoing disinfection by the Health Department here, she leaves again for the banks to finish the trip. |
| September 30 1907 || BACK FROM THE STRAITS || The schooner Louisa, Capt. G. Whitley, arrived from the Straits yesterday morning, with a full cargo of fish, 1,600 quintals. The Louisa left Bonne Esperance Friday morning, and made an excellent run up, fine weather and fair winds being had the whole trip. The recent storm did not strike the Straits as relentlessly as here, though a strong breeze was felt however. The season has been successful in the Straits with mostly all, but particularly the Whiteleys, they getting all the fish they could handle. During the last two weeks, the weather has been fairly fine, and practically all the fish caught is made. Mr. Whiteley’s voyage is all cured, and Wednesday last, a full cargo was shipped to Europe. The other fishermen in the Straits are expected to return within the next ten days. |
| September 30 1907 || ERIK BACK FROM HUDSON BAY || The S.S. Erik, Capt. Cross, arrived in port at 4.30 p.m. Saturday, after a cruise in Hudson Bay. The Erik was chartered to Revillion Bros. to take supplies to their stations in Hudson Bay, and left here July 8th for Montreal, via Sydney. Montreal was left July 29th, and Quebec reached on the 30th. August 6th., the Erik left Quebec and arrived at Battle Harbor the 11th., where a delay of 7 days was caused, owing to an accident to the S.S Stord in the Straits. August 18th, accompanied by the S.S. Strod and S.S. Violet, she left for Hudson Bay, and reached Fort George Sept 2nd. Part of the passage, dense fog was experienced, and the ships had to keep up continuous blowing of whistles to keep in company. Several times at night, it was deemed desirable to make harbor, the weather being threatening. Stratton Island was arrived at Sept. 4th, where the Erik discharged her supplies, and also the Violet; the Stord continued on to Fort Chimo, Ungava Bay. Owing to the difficulties attached to discharging, a delay of 11 days was had at Stratton Island, and the home journey was not commenced until the 15th Sept. The first part of the return passage was disagreeable, thick fog and heavy wind, with high seas prevailing, but from Cape Chidley South, splendid weather was experienced. When the Erik left Hudson Bay it was a bit cold, and the hills wore a mantle of white. Capt. Cross and crew are all well, but the ship has every appearance of having had a hard time since leaving here. |
| September 30 1907 || PROSPERO BACK FROM WESTWARD || S.S. Prospero, Capt. T. Fitzpatrick, arrived in port from the Westward at 2 this morning, after a very disagreeable passage: rough weather, with plenty of fog and rain being experienced. The ship was only at sea for a short time during the recent storm, having put into Trepassey about four hours after it commenced. There she anchored, and rode out the gale for over thirty hours, not being able to land either passengers or mails until the storm was passed. Capt. Fitzpatrick reports plenty of fish at Cape St. Mary’s, but men not able to do anything, owing to the generally poor weather. The same weather conditions have prevailed all along the Coast, and very little has been done with the fish. The N.E. gale which wrought so much havoc to the Northward, was not felt on the West Coast beyond Placentia Bay; blowing from there up to Bonne Bay. The Prospero brought about 600 packages of freight and the following passengers: Rev. Fr. McNamaram, Dr. McCulloch; Messrs F. Miller, J. Vigus, King, Hewitt; Mesdames King, Colton, Stranger, Prowse, Costello, Cleary, O’Brien; Misses Curtis, Savage (2), Hewitt, Kearney, Morris, Prowse, Jackman, Hickey, Carey, Connelly, Master P Coady, and 26 in second cabin. |
| September 30 1907 || RECORD NIGHT FOR POLICE || Drunkenness was much in evidence in the city Saturday, and the Police were kept busy; no fewer than fifteen arrests being made. This is the largest number for one day, for some time. Const, Walters had seven of the total for his hand, and Consts. Dawe and Coady had four between them. Yesterday morning, Const. White found another inebriate on the street and brought him to the Station. He is an old offender and a member of the “black list”. Two of the number arrested Saturday afternoon, were released later in the evening; and seven were let out yesterday. The others, who were disorderly, will appear before the Magistrate this morning. |
| September 30 1907 || HEALTH MATTERS || House at 16 ½ Duckworth St. was released from quarantine on Saturday, and house at No. 40 Duckworth St., and one on Circular Road, were disinfected that day, and released yesterday. The house in College Square, where a death from scarlet fever occurred last week, was also disinfected. Inspection of mill farms, dairies and cowsheds, at Outer Cove, Logy Bay Road, and Torbay Road, took place Saturday. |
| September 30 1907 || ULUNDA ARRIVES || S.S. Ulunda, Capt. Chambers, reached port from Halifax at 7.30 a.m. yesterday. She left there Friday morning and had fine weather during the entire passage, making the run in 54 hours. The steamer brought about two hundred tons cargo for here, and the following passengers in saloon: Miss Morey; Messrs F. Crane, J.L. Macgregor and Hendershott, in transit for Liverpool and nine in saloon.
The schooner Veronica, John Downey, of Scilly Cove, T.B., arrived in port Saturday, and is now at Baird Gordon & Co.’s wharf. The Veronica was driven ashore at New Perlican, in the recent storm, and had aboard 550 quintals of dry fish. By taking out about 50 quintals, the schooner was lightened forward, and consequently refloated. Very little damage was sustained as the bottom was sandy where she went ashore. Capt. Downey secured his voyage in the Straits, and made it at Scilly Cove, being on his way to St. John’s when overtaken by the storm.
The S.S. Violet will remain at Stratton Island all winter, the crew that left here standing by her. The Stord
will likely reach here in about 3 weeks.
| September 30 1907 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || Partridge shooting opens tomorrow.
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. McCarthy took place Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended. Interment was at Beledere.
The S.S. Erik brought up a quantity of furs from Revillon Bros. which will be shipped direct to the head establishment of the firm at Paris.
The S.S. Stord was due to leave Fort Chimo a week after the Erik left, and will call at Ungava. The Violet remains in Hudson Bay all winter.
Mr. F. Crane of Job Bros & Co., who had been spending a vacation at Halifax, returned by the Ulunda yesterday, having had a very enjoyable time.
Miss Mabel Gregory, of the Stanley Adams Company, sang at the morning service in Gower St. Church yesterday, and delighted all her hearers with her beautiful voice.
Passengers, who arrived by Saturday’s express, say that caribou are now passing near Howley and several were seen on the railway track during the week.
The following guests registered at the Crosbie Saturday and yesterday: J.M. Rogers and wife Savannah; B. Houlett, Alaska; A. Angle, Boston; W. Kennedy, Western Bay; J.L. Macgregor, Montreal.
The express last evening, took out a large number of passengers, including, Mrs. James Nannigan, G. Temple, Jacob Rogers, A Angle, Miss A Angle, J Jeffries, Mrs. J.B. Bellingham, J Hannigan, J.C. Strang, W. Jocilyn, A. Osmond, C. Smith, J Ryan, M. Ryan, R.E. Chambers, Mrs J.B. Bellingham, L March, Mrs W. Ryan.
Mr. T. Henderson, of the Reid Co.’s despatching office, has been appointed to the passenger office, his place being filled by Mr. G. Cobb, who was at Bishop’s Falls. Mr. Cobb, who was in the despatching office here, and the latter’s position, has been taken by Mr. T.E. Tipple, late Agent at Placentia Junction
The weather up country yesterday, was fine and continued so last night, though the temperature was low in places. The following are last night’s reports: Port aux Basques — calm, fine, 38 above. Bay of Islands — N.W., light, fine, 38 above. Quarry — calm, fine, 35 above. Bishop’s Falls — calm, fine, 40 above. Clarenville — N.W., light, fine, 35 above. Whitbourne — Missing.
The Glencoe took the following outward passengers from Placentia, Saturday night: Sister Mary Joseph, Sister Mary A Ryan, J. Thompson, G. Moore, R. Moore, Mrs. Haddon, Mrs. C Way, E.J. Knapp, Mrs. Colins, Mrs Duckson, E.J. Burgess, C. Benson, W. Grandy, J Hennebury, Mr and Mrs. A Archer, Mrs H. Dawe, Miss Snow.
The S.S. Ulunda sails for Liverpool tomorrow.
The S.S. Fiona arrived in port from Twillingate Saturday night.
There have been no banking arrivals on the West Coast, for the past few weeks
The rail shaft will be fitted on the S.S. Harmony today, and she will be ready to sail for Labrador during the week.
His Excellency the Governor and party, were in Millertown yesterday. They will likely return to the city by today’s express.
Saturday night there was a heavy frost, and farmers think that the potato crop thus suffered in consequence.
Yesterday was the sixtieth anniversary of the laying of the corner stone of the C of E Cathedral, that event having taken place on Sept. 29th, 1847.
The fishery around Gander Bay has been better the past summer than for many years. At Wadam Islands the fishermen also did exceptionally well.
A drunk was knocked down by a passing team, near Becks Cove, Saturday afternoon, the wheel of the vehicle striking his face and cutting it severely. He was taken by friends to a Doctor who dressed the wound.
Of the ten schooners that were driven ashore at Musgrave Harbor during the recent gale, only two are in a condition to be repaired. The others were so much injured that it would be cheaper to replace them with new craft, than to attempt to make repairs.
The schooner, Springdale, of Twillingate, Capt. Roberts, is discharging a cargo of 2.200 quintals of dry fish, and 2 casks of oil, shipped by D.P. Osmond, Moreton’s Harbor, at Bishop & Monroe. This is the largest cargo of dry fish to arrive here this season.
By the Prospero this morning, there arrived a Mrs Green of Burgeo, a patient for the Luntic Asylum. She was accompanied by the local Constable, Mr. Peters. There also arrived, a Mrs. King of Lamaline, who is here to enter the Hospital. Her husband came with her.
Saturday night, Const, Coady arrested two hooligans for being disorderly on Water Street. Both obstructed the sidewalk by dancing to the tune of the blind’s man’s organ, and refused to quit when the Officer remonstrated with them. Yesterday morning however, when they woke up in the Police Station, they were not very much inclined to trip the light fantastic. They will waltz before His Honour this morning.
The Soap war has broken out once more in England. It is not necessary to say that this time the Harmsworth papers will not be levers in the matter. They are saying nothing now.
The foundation stone of a new Methodist Church for the Alexander Street congregation, is to be laid tomorrow. We understand that the ceremony will be performed by the Hon. J.S. Pitts.
The S.S. Erik passed three bankers of Domino on her way home. They were not anchored, but all three had their boats out fishing.
The twenty-five traps in Northern Bay, C.B., all done well with the fish this year, having secured from 150 to 300 quintals each. As the fishing grounds is near their stages, it requires only two or three men for a trap crew, each man of the crew being a part owner. Consequently, they will make better wages than for many years, the shares being so few.
When coming up Labrador, the Erik passed a number of schooners, coming South. They had a fair wind, and by this, most of them have reached home. Some appeared well fished.
The schooner Charles, Capt. Benson, arrived Saturday, from Grates Cove. Capt. Benson reports much damage done by the storm of Wednesday week last; the wind being the heaviest felt for years. At times, the Capt. gave up every hope of saving his schooner, but she managed to ride out the storm in safety.
Four passengers arrived from Hudson Bay by the S.S. Erik, J.M. Rogers and wife, B. Houlett,
A. Angle. They are Americans tourists, having gone up North by the Canadian
route, some months ago.
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