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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
Frequency: Weekly.

Title varies:
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.

Editor and proprietor:
Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.

The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.

MUN 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Microfilm
PANL [1928-1930, 1934-1935, 1938, 1953] Microfilm
PRL 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Original and microfilm.

The records  were transcribed by RON ST. CROIX (Jan-Apr 1890 ), BRUCE PENNY May - June 1890), GEORGE WHITE (Aug 2), JANE ANN MCKINNON (Aug to Oct) RON GALE (Nov - Dec 1890).

While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors or have other records to contribute, then please contact the Twillingate Sun transcription project co-ordinator, GEORGE WHITE

July 19, 1890  Fire in Friday’s Bay (Part 1)  During this week, a fire has been raging in Friday’s Bay, and considerable damage has been done in the destruction of valuable timber, a large quantity of which has been consumed in the flames, which extended several miles from Burnt Cove where the fire originated. It was rapidly approaching Herring Neck, which was in danger of being visited by the calamity, which like Friday’s Bay, forms part of New World Island. Fortunately yesterday’s rain subsided the flames, and it is to be hoped that it has had the effect of entirely extinguishing the fire. It appears that its origin is to be attributed to the fact that two or three boys, sons of George BURT, got up about six or seven o’clock on Saturday morning last, went a short distance from the house, and made a fire to roast caplin. It was not properly put out, and subsequently rekindled, and with the scorching sun and the dryness of the surrounding substances, it was not long before the locality was in a state of conflagration. When first it was known to be spreading, every exertion was made on the part of some persons to prevent it, and if the same could be said of all, it is thought that the fire would not have made the headway it did.
July 19, 1890  Fire in Friday’s Bay (Part 2)  It is a great pity an alarm had not been made in time, and help solicited from outside, for if an appeal had been made, we are sure that scores of men would have gone from here to assist in extinguishing an element that was in danger of so quickly devastating the valuable timber forests of New World Island. It is evident that this fire was the result of carelessness or thoughtlessness on the part of the boys who were the instigators of its origin, and of late we have been informed of other actions by thoughtless boys in attempting to make fires in the woods, which if they had not been checked in time, might have resulted far more seriously than this late one. These are matters which certainly demand the intervention of the authorities, and the guilty ones should not be allowed to go unpunished. The law protecting woods against fires is very strict, and it was only during the late session of the legislature that an act was passed empowering Magistrates to impose heavy penalties on persons who were found guilty of this. The seventeenth section of the Act provides that “All offenders against the provisions of the Act may be prosecuted and convicted, and all fines, penalties and punishments imposed, recovered and made in a summary manner before a Stipendiary Magistrate, by any person who shall make complaint and prosecute the offender.”
July 19, 1890  Cricket Match  "An interesting Cricket match was played on Thursday last between the Blue and Red Sections of the “Twillingate Cricket Associations,” resulting in a victory for the former, by eight wickets. The weather was exceedingly fine which contributed greatly to the day’s enjoyment, and as business firms were closed in the afternoon, many availed of the opportunity of witnessing the contest, which was very well sustained. The play on both sides was good, especially the batting by the “Blues,” Messrs. E. HODDER, George HODDER, and C. MAYNE having made good scores. The “Reds” also displayed considerable batting skill, the scores of Messrs. TOBIN, AITKEN and HUGHES being very good. Subjoined are the scores: Red Section - 1st innings - Wm HUGHES, b. G. HODDER 8. A PEYTON, b. RYALL 6. A. ASHBOURNE, b. RYALL, c SCOTT 1. J. AITKEN, b. G. HODDER 10. J. OAKLEY b G. HODDER 3. E. BERTEAU, b. RYALL, c SCOTT 1. W.J. TOBIN, not out 19. J.N. PERCY, b MAYNE 2. W. LETHBRIDGE, not out 12. J. BARRETT, b MAYNE 2. N. GRAY b MAYNE 0. Byes 5 Total 69. - 2nd innings - J. N. PERCY, not out 3. N. GRAY, b RYALL 0. J. OAKLEY b G. HODDER 3. A. PEYTON, run out 0. W. J. TOBIN, run out 10. W. HUGHES b RYALL, c HODDER 1. E. BERTEAU, b. G. HODDER, c SCOTT 0. J. AITKIN, b MAYNE, c HODDER 6. W. LETHBRIDGE, not out 0. J. BARRETT, b MAYNE, c SCOTT 0. A. ASHBOURNE, b MAYNE, c G. HODDER 0. Byes 2. Total 25. 1st Innings 69. 2nd Innings 25. Total 94. Blue Section - 1st Innings - W. ASHBOURNE, b OAKLEY, c HUGHES 2. E. HODDER, b. AITKEN 32. W. HODDER, b OAKLEY, c PERCY 0. C. MAYNE, b AITKEN, l. b.w 6. W. J. SCOTT, b AITKEN 0. Geo. HODDER, b TOBIN 15. R. RYALL, run out 4. G. B. NOTT, b OAKLEY 0. W. BLACKLER, b TOBIN, c HUGHES 0. Wm. BAIRD, b TOBIN 0. J. PRESTON, not out 1. Byes 10. No balls 8. Total 78. 2nd Inning. E. HODDER, by OAKLEY, c OAKLEY 3. R. RYALL, b TOBIN 0. C. MAYNE, not out 11. W. ASHBOURNE, not out 1. Byes 2. No balls 1. Total 18. 1st Innings 78. 2nd Innings 18, with 8 wickets to fall, Total 96. A return match will be played this afternoon, the various mercantile firms having generously again decided to close their establishments, in order to allow the young men connected there with, to participate in the recreation. The match will be played at Ragged Point, on a field owned by Mrs. PRESTON, which is the second time it has been kindly lent for the purpose."
July 19, 1890  Shipping News  The English Schooner Margaret, Capt. DEAR, arrived from Cadiz on Thursday with a cargo of salt for Messrs. W. WATERMAN & CO. The Mary Parker arrived from LaScie on Thursday, bringing back the wrecked gear of the J. W. Roberts, lost in that vicinity two or three weeks since. The Patience, belonging to J. B. TOBIN, Esq., arrived from White Bay Tuesday morning. The cod fishery on the coast was poor, but salmon had been fairly plentiful. The coastal steamer Volunteer leaves St. John’s for Northern ports of call on Thursday next, proceeding as far as Red Bay, and thence to St. John’s, returning by way of West Coast. Port of Twillingate. Entered: July 17 – Margaret, DEAR, Cadiz, Salt – W. Waterman & Co.
July 19, 1890  Farm for Sale at Little Bay  It will be seen by out advertising columns that a farm with all property pertaining thereto, is for sale at Little Bay, which may prove a good speculation for some one having capital to invest.
July 19, 1890  Illegal Salmon Fishing  H.M.S. Forward arrived in port on Saturday evening last for the purpose of coaling, which she did on Monday, and left the next morning for the Northern part of the Coast. While at Sop’s Arm in White Bay, salmon nets were taken out of the water by the Commander’s orders, as these nets were set entirely in the mouth of the river, which was contrary to law, and besides that, the nets used were much smaller than the size required by law. The persons owning them had been repeatedly warned against the practice persisted in, of using these small mesh nets, and of placing them at the mouths of the river, and now being caught in the act, the nets were taken possession of by the Forward, being one of Her Majesty’s ships protecting the fisheries on our coast.
July 19, 1890  Telegraph News  Halifax, July 12. Last night a new ferry steamer arrived at Dartmouth, opposite Halifax. Thousands crowded the wharf and gangway. Chain broke and fifty persons fell in deep water. Four bodies have been recovered. Number lost is uncertain.
July 19, 1890  Death  Died: On June 24th, Abner John WHELLER, eldest son of Joseph and Susan WHELLER, aged 16 years. "Nip't in the bud, Secured from future ill, Should we repine to the Almighty will? Should we repine to lose what God hath given? Oh no, we will with joy resign our child to Heaven."
July 19, 1890  Advertisement  For Sale At Little Bay, by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the 7th of August next, (if not previously disposed of by private sale,) A farm of 6 acres more or less, 4 of which are under cultivation, 2 acres Hay, 1 Oats and Hayseed, 1 Potatoes, Cabbage and Turnips. A Dwelling House, Barn and frost proof Cellar, capable of stowing 150 brls of Potatoes. The House and Barn are insured in the Phoenix. Also 1 Horse, 7 years old, Wheels, Dray and Box carts and Catamaran, all new. The above is a fine property, situated about ¼ mile from the beach, and has the best produce market in the Island. For further particulars apply to Patrick MAHONEY, Little Bay.
July 19, 1890  Advertisement  Wm. CAMPBEL successor to the late Henry DUDER, Butcher. 350 Water Street, St. John’s, One door east of new Post Office. All orders from the Northward will receive prompt attention.
July 19, 1890  Advertisement  Mark CHAPLAIN, Fashionable Tailor and Clothier, Water St., St. John’s. Outport and city orders promptly executed, and Self-Measurement cards sent by post to persons desirous of having a real good suit of clothes. A perfect fit guaranteed.

[There was nothing on my microfilm between July 19, and August 2, 1890. GW.]
August 2, 1890  Fishery News  Two or three fishing craft were seen passing South on Thursday, being very deep in the water and apparently well fished. Bait has been very scarce all the week, but in a few instances where a little was procured, fair fishing was done.
August 2, 1890  Steamer Movements  The coastal steamer Volunteer, Capt. DELANEY, arrived from St. John's last Saturday morning, en route for Red Bay and intermediate ports. She had about eighty passengers leaving St. John's, many of them intending to make a tour round the Island, the steamer intending to return to the City via the West Coast. The Conscript took a quantity of salmon on board, while in port on Thursday, which in addition to what has been taken in other ports North, made a full cargo. The discharging of this will cause a little delay, and as the steamer will not get back to St. John's until sometime today, it is thought that she will not be able to leave on Tuesday for the North.
August 2, 1890  Fishery News  The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, called here on Thursday forenoon, going South, having connected with the Labrador mail at Red Bay. The news of the fishery on the Coast for so early a date, is somewhat encouraging. In the Straits and on the upper part of the shore, fair work was done in many of the harbors, but it was rather early to expect much from the more Northern part of the Coast. It is to be hoped that the next steamer will bring more cheering intelligence from all along the Coast.
August 2, 1890  Flower Service  The Flower Service will be held on the first fine Sunday afternoon in August. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. A.A. BRYANT, (Curate), and the service will begin at three o' clock. A procession will be formed, from the Church to the Cemetery, where a memorial address will be given by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, (Incumbent), and a new Hymn sung, composed for the occasion. Copies of the Hymn will be distributed and afterwards laid on the graves. All who desire to do so, may also decorate the graves in the old Churchyard, but, as there have been no late interments there, the service will be confined to the Cemetery.
August 2, 1890  First Fish to Market  The credit and honor of being the first to send a cargo of new fish to market, belongs this season, to James MURRAY Esq., the popular member for Burgeo and LaPoile. The Consuelo, laden by him with a full cargo of the country's prime cured staple, left this morning for Oporto. We trust she will make a good market. - Evening Telegram, July 10.
August 2, 1890  Shipping News  Port of Twillingate. Entered: July 28, Primrose, TREW, Cadis via St. John's, 160 tons salt, - E. DUDER. July 30, Ternen, INVERSON, Fogo, Salt, ballast. - OWEN & EARLE. Maggie, PERCEY, St. John's, Provisions, - E. DUDER.
    Click here  to view "List of Vessells Cleared From the Customs, Twillingate for the Cod Fishery, 1890.
August 2, 1890  Stag Island Mine  Notice: We are intending to open up the Stag Island Mine, and all Shareholders and Parties interested, are requested to pay up their dues, as I consider I have footed the bills long enough. Thos. Jas. EVERY, Twillingate, July 26.

August 9, 1890  Telegraphy to Botwoodville (Part 1)  It will be remembered that a few months ago, the SUN advocated the extension of the telegraph system to Botwoodville in Exploits Bay, and we again refer to the subject today in order to keep it in agitation, with the hope that steps may soon be taken, to extend the advantages of this great civilizing agency to that part of our district, which is becoming so important because of the lumbering enterprise that are being carried on. At Botwoodville, Messrs. HALL and Co., are engaged in the lumbering business on an extensive scale, and purpose doing a considerable export trade, consequently employment will be given to a good many of our people. It is true that some skilled labourers have had to be brought from other Countries, but there is a goodly number belonging to the Bay, obtaining steady employment there, and no doubt as time rolls on and they acquire the art of lumbering, many others will find lucrative employment. Such enterprises as this should receive all the encouragement possible, from our hands, and every feasible means of communications should be accessible to them. There is no direct mail communication with Botwoodville, and therefore it is the more imperative that a line of telegraphy should be extended there.
August 9, 1890  Telegraphy to Botwoodville (Part 2)  To connect with Beaver Cove, the distance is only some forty miles, and the line running thence would take in localities that are becoming largely populated, such as Boyds’ Harbour, Birchy Bay, Loon Bay, where a shingle mill is working, Indian Arm, where Messrs. CURTIS & Co. are going largely into the lumbering business, and Burnt Bay. In all these places there is fine agricultural land, and they are destined ere long, to become of importance, and would be benefited by being connected by a line of telegraphy. While the legislature was in session a few weeks ago, petitions were presented by Mr. THOMPSON from the inhabitants of Exploits Bay, praying for the extension of Telegraphy to Botwoodville, and subsequently an address to His Excellency the Governor in Council was introduced into the House of Assembly by the same member, which was supported by several of the representatives for other districts. This address, which was adopted by the House, empowered the Government to proceed with the construction of the line, and pledged that the House would make provision for the expenditure incurred. We are not aware that any steps have yet been taken for the carrying out of this project, but we sincerely hope that it will not be lost sight of, and would urge upon the Government the advisability of having the work undertaken before the season is too far advanced.
August 9, 1890  Mr. Le C. BERTEAU  Mr. Le C. BERTEAU, Barrister-at-Law, arrived here per Conscript to spend a short time with his friends. He proposes remaining until the Fall term of the Supreme Court on Circuit, which is to be held at Little Bay from the 18th to 20th of September, and here on the 22nd and 23rd. Mr. B. intends combining business with pleasure, and in the meantime will probably visit Little Bay. Any person having litigation or requiring legal advice, would do well to engage the professional services of our young friend, who has passed to the legal ranks most creditably, and who is most attentive to business.
August 9, 1890  Marriage  Yesterday morning, the wedding of Rev. P. G. SNOW and Miss BURSELL took place in the Church of England Cathedral. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. M. JOHNSON, assisted by the Rev. H. DUNFIELD. The bride looked charming in a cream cashmere dress, and wore a pretty lace toque, trimmed with orange blossoms, on her head. Her sister and Miss Violet MacPHERSON, acted as bridesmaids. They were arrayed in blue nun’s veiling, and looked exceptionally pretty. Mr. John STIRLING occupied the position of best man, and Mr. W. H. BURSELL, father of the bride, gave her away. After the knot had been tied, the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride, where a sumptuous breakfast had been prepared. In the afternoon the happy couple took the train for Whitbourne, where they will spend the honeymoon. The Herald tenders its warmest congratulations. – Herald, July 11.
August 9, 1890  Flower Service (Part 1)  Last week we announced that the second of these Services would be held on the first fine Sunday in August. Last Sunday being a day of glorious weather, proper advantage was taken of it, to secure the day for the intended Festival, and all went off as well as could be desired. The service began at St. Peter’s Church, about 3 pm, to which sacred building the children carried their wreaths - many adults bringing flowers with them also - and a pleasant and (it is to be hoped) profitable service was held. The same hymns and anthems were sung as last year, and a suitable sermon was preached by the Curate (Rev. A. A. BRYANT) on the uses and lessons to be learned from flowers in general, and the Everlasting Flowers (Immortals) in particular. A procession was then formed to the Cemetery, several more hymns being sung on the way, and an Address afterwards given by the Incumbent (Rev. R. TEMPLE) in memory of those who, during the past twelve months, have been laid to rest there; thirty-six in number, many being victims of dreaded diphtheria, some of consumption, others worn out frames of patient sufferers, gathered like corn in its season when fully ripe, old and young resting together till the Great Call to awake.
August 9, 1890  Flower Service (Part 2)  A new hymn, composed for the occasion was then sung, after which the wreaths were laid on the various graves. The cemetery, when all was finished, looked most beautiful. Many had taken exquisite pains to decorate the resting places of their friends, and all did something according to their powers, taste, or skill. Two new Headstones were to be noticed, as having been erected since last Flower Service: one in memory of Lieut. THOMPSON, of H. M. S. Emerald, placed by the Ship’s Company last year, and the other by members of the Sunday School and friends, in loving memory of a young Teacher, cut off in the flower of her youth, by rapid consumption. Altogether, the most satisfactory evidence is to be seen of the usefulness of the service, in causing a greater care to be taken of the Cemetery in the matter of tidiness, and in addition to this, the unanimous approval of the movement shows that it comforts the mourners, pleases and instructs the children, and leads generally to a higher appreciation of the great Christian Truth of Life in Death, and Future Resurrection.
August 9, 1890  Death  It was with truly sincere expressions of regret that the announcement of the death of Dr. DEARIN was received this morning by the public at large. Three times chosen by the electors of St. John’s East as their representative in the popular branch of the legislature, he never failed to vindicate the confidence reposed in him. He always advocated progressive measures which would expand the basis of employment for the people, and make their condition more comfortable. He was enthusiastic in his support of the railway policy initiated by the Premier, and there can be no doubt that the table of calculations of value, of wages to be earned, of its agency in promoting the culture of the soil (the only way out of all difficulties) and in quickening intercommunication between all sections of the colony, which table Dr. DEARIN laid before the Assembly in a public-spirited speech, had the effect of breaking the ground, for the railroad subsequently commenced to Hall’s Bay, and now is about to be finished under the auspices of the Government. His care for the necessities of the country parts of his district was assiduous; he was zealous in opening up new agricultural roads and keeping bridges in good order. He was a thorough Briton at heart, and every measure for the extinction of French pretensions on the West Coast received the heartiest support from him. Indeed, as a veteran fisherman observed this morning: “Doctor DEARIN was the best representative in supplying the local wants of the district that St. John’s ever had. To be sure, he sometimes spoke impulsively and sharply his opinion of men and measures, but which of us is without a fault, and this of his was a minor one, which evoked only a smile, and was soon forgotten and forgiven.” This worthy spokesman of the olden time aptly interpreted the public feeling. In the deceased representative, St. John’s East has lost a worthy citizen and a plain but honest man. – Evening Telegram, July 26.
August 9, 1890  Miss STIRLING in the World of Song  We have much pleasure in transcribing in our columns (says the Evening Telegram of a recent date) the following favourable notices of the debut, in the world of song, of Miss STIRLING, of Twillingate, daughter of the late Dr. STIRLING, of that place. It will be remembered that it was this lady who created so many sanguine hopes of a brilliant future being in store for her as a musical art, when she first sang here at a Bazaar concert in the Star of the Sea Hall, and it is most gratifying to find that the many warm wishes then expressed for her success have been realised. Here is the extract in question: “Il Trovatore, an art Journal of Friday, June 6th, contains an account of a new artist in the world of song whose professional name is G. STIRLING di Terranova. The prima-donna in question has a charming mezzo-soprano voice, and was educated at the celebrated school of M. Vannuccini, Florence. She promises quickly to establish a reputation.” The Artistic World, published at Milan, June 16th, speaks of “Prima Donna STIRLING di Terranova having a lovely mezzo-soprano voice and distinguished presence” and of her debut at Milan having “been most promising, and her repertoire excellent."
August 9, 1890  Local and General News (Part 1)  Squids were plentiful at Back Harbour on Thursday evening. Several cases of measles have lately appeared among children in St. John’s. Little or no improvement has taken place in the fishery around the shores the past week. Mr. Wm EVANS, of Kite Cove, arrived back last week with something over three hundred quintals of fish. The Bonny returned from St. John’s on Sunday evening last, bringing a cargo of provisions and salt for J. B. TOBIN, Esq. The General Gordon, belonging to Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., arrived from White Bay on Monday morning last; with a cargo of salmon. Two or three craft have returned to Change Islands from the North with good trips. Other craft are reported as having had full loads. A steamer, which arrived at St. John’s on Monday last from the Labrador, brought very encouraging fishing news from that Coast. Very little was being done by the fishermen in any of the harbours South as the Conscript came along. The fishery in Bonavista Bay particularly has been very poor indeed.
August 9, 1890  Local and General News (Part 2)  The Methodist Sunday School treats will be held next week. The North Side and Crow Head schools will have theirs on Tuesday, should the weather be suitable, and the South Side and Bluff Head schools on Wednesday. Owing to the departure of Rev. R. W. FREEMAN (one of the Delegates to General Conference to be held in Montreal), being deferred, the children’s Mass Meeting which was to be held on Sunday next will be postponed, to be held subsequent to the treat as in other years. On Wednesday last the whole surrounding country was enveloped in smoke, emanating from forest fires which were said to have been raging in two or three different directions. An accident happened to part of the machinery of Messrs. HALL & Co.’s mill on Friday last. While everything was in full swing, with twenty-seven saws going, the gang broke, which, for the time being, causes operations to be greatly retarded, as it is impossible to get a similar piece of machinery cast in this country. Messrs. WARECKE and BUTTERFIELD, shareholders, came here on Saturday from Botwoodville for the purpose of telegraphing on the subject, which shows the great necessity that exists for telegraphic communication with that important lumbering centre.
August 9, 1890  Passengers  The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived early Thursday afternoon, having been detained a few hours, in consequence of the dense smoke proceeding from the forest fire that was raging in Bonavista Bay. The Conscript goes as far as Battle Harbour, to connect with the Labrador mail, and may be looked for, returning South, about Wednesday or Thursday next. Appended is a list of passengers: Harbour Grace: Mr. KEHOE and Miss KELLY. Old Perlican: Miss A. MARCH, Miss E, MARCH, Miss TARGETT, and Master W. MARCH. Catalina: Dr. MILLIGAN, Messrs. T. STONE, R. BREMMER, F. W. RENNIE. King’s Cove: Miss PENNEY and Miss POPE. Bonavista: Miss AKGAN and Miss A. SKATHIE. Greenspond: Messrs. W. E. OAKELY, and NOEL, and Miss K. KANE. Fogo: Miss B. HARVEY and Miss W. PARSONS. Twillingate: Messrs. L. G. McKAY, T. WATERMAN and A. L. BERTEAU, Miss SMALL. Exploits: Hon. James ANGEL and Mr. HARVEY. Leading Tickles: Mr. J. PHILLIPS. Little Bay: Miss M. SMITH and Mr. J. CONWAY and child. Griquet: Miss SMITH. Blanc Sablon: Mr. G. A. HUTCHINGS, Master HUTCHINGS, and Miss E. BLANDFORD. Red Bay: Rev. J. SIDEY. From Bonavista to Exploits: Rev. Mr. FRAZER, wife and child. From Herring Neck: Miss SALTER and Miss PEYTON to Twillingate. Rev. Mr. REX, wife and child to Little Bay Island. Twillingate to Little Bay: Mrs. STAFFORD.
August 9, 1890  Schooner Wrecked  By Telegraph – Halifax, 2 August. The steamer Oldham struck a French fishing schooner, the Colombo, on the Banks of Newfoundland; the schooner sank. Four were drowned.
August 9, 1890  Marriage  Married On July 10th, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s, by the Rev. G. M. JOHNSON, assisted by the Rev. H. DUNFIELD, Rev. P. G. SNOW, Church of England Clergyman at Exploits, to Jane Sophia, daughter of W. H. BURRELL, Esq., Merchant, Bay Roberts.
August 9, 1890  Marriage  On 31st July, at St. Paul’s Church, Harbour Grace, by the Rev. F. SMITH, William A. OKE, to Sophia L. SNOW, both of Harbour Grace.
August 9, 1890  Death  At Fogo, 5th inst., of convulsions, Mildred, younger and fondly loved daughter of John T. and E. M. CROUCHER, aged one year and 9 months.
August 9, 1890  Commercial Bank of Newfoundland  Notice is hereby given, that a Dividend on the Capital Stock of this Institution at the rate of Nine per cent per annum, has been declared for the half-year ending the 30th of June, 1890. And a Bonus of Two dollars per share, payable at its Banking House, in Duckworth Street, in this City, on and after Wednesday the 16th inst., during the usual hours of business. Transfer Books closed from the 14th to 16th inst., both days inclusive. By order of the Board. Henry COOK, Manager. St. John’s, July 12.

August 16, 1890  The Bishop of Newfoundland  We learn that the Church Ship Lavrock, with his Lordship Bishop JONES on board, was in Little Bay when the Conscript left that place. The Bishop’s movements are not yet quite certain, some reports stating that he will be here before the 24th, and others that he will not arrive until after that date. The probability however, is that if the winds be favourable, we shall have the pleasure and benefit of his Lordship’s presence on Sunday 24th, and at all events very soon after. St. Andrew’s Church will be consecrated during the Bishop’s stay, and a Confirmation held at St. Peter’s. LATER NEWS: The Bishop stays in Little Bay tomorrow, and hopes to be here Sunday, 24th.
August 16, 1890  Cheering News from Labrador  The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived from Battle Harbour on Thursday night, touching at the intermediate ports of call. The steamer was detained some twenty-four hours at Battle Harbour, waiting for the Labrador steamer Lady Glover, whose detention was caused by her running on a rock at Indian Harbour, where she was delayed three days. Nearly everything had to be taken out of the steamer, and after great exertion, they succeeded in getting her off. Fortunate enough, there was little or no sea on at the time, and we understand that no serious damage was sustained. The fishery nearly all along the Coast is reported to be very fair, better in fact than for many years previously for so early a date. The last few years, the stationary fishermen on the Coast have done badly, but this season, both these as well as the floating craft, are said to be doing well. Private letters from a number of our people announced, in a good many instances, that they have been pretty successful in striking the fish, while the steamer brings the pleasing intelligence that Green Bay craft generally, are reported making good voyages. It is hoped that this will prove correct, and that in due time they will be back laden with the treasures of the sea. On the whole, the Labrador fishery this year promises to be a good average one, and the probability is, that the total catch on the coast will exceed that of many years past.
August 16, 1890  Preventive Officer Wanted at Botwoodville  The Svend Foyn, Capt. BERG, laden with 8,604 pieces of deal, from the Exploits Lumber Co., came here from Botwoodville on Wednesday to clear from the Customs. She goes to Liverpool, and takes from Botwoodville the first cargo of sawn timber from that mill. A good many other vessels will be arriving and departing from and to foreign ports, and it will be found very inconvenient for them to have to come here to enter and clear from the customs. The appointment of a Preventive Officer there, will therefore be found necessary, and we would urge upon the Government the advisability of appointing such an Official, and of giving Capitalists all the facilities possible, to expedite their business.
August 16, 1890  Shipping and Fishery News  Several craft have been seen passing Southward this week apparently well fished. The Rose, C. MARSH, arrived at Purcill’s Harbour Thursday night, with 150 quintals. This is a small craft of twenty-two tons and a crew of five men. Three foreign vessels are now in port awaiting cargoes of dry fish. The Maggie is being loaded and may be ready to leave within several days should the weather prove favourable. The Flamingo arrived from St. John’s on Thursday morning. She left in the evening for Nipper’s Harbour to land freight for Messrs. WATERMAN & Co. Thence the Flamingo goes to Mr. PHILLIP’s mill for a load of lumber, and will touch in here on Friday or Saturday next, returning to St. John’s. Mr. LUSCOMBE arrived at Kite Cove on Monday last, with 250 quintals of fish, secured at Mullen’s Cove, Gross Water Bay. He reports Matthew DALTON with 400 qtls; Jonathon MANUEL, 300; John MILLEY, 250; all these craft belong to Exploits. Fish is said to be plentiful from Gross Water Bay to Indian Harbour. Port of Twillingate. Cleared: August 2 – Primrose, TROW, North Sydney, Ballast. – Captain. August 2 – Svend Foyn, BERG, Liverpool, 8604 pieces Deal, - Exploits Lumber Co.
August 16, 1890  Death  Mr. William WELLS, an old and respected inhabitant of this community, passed peacefully to rest at two o’clock on Monday morning last. He was born here and lived to the ripe age of four score and five years. His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was well attended by friends and acquaintances. The service in the North Side Methodist Church on the occasion was solemn and impressive, and a practical and edifying discourse was preached by the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN from the words, “But the end of all things is at hand,” 1st Peter c. iv, v. 7.
August 16, 1890  Forest Fire Nears Cottrell's Cove  An extract from a private letter from Cottles Cove, August 9th says: “We have about sixty miles of fire bearing N.W. and S.E. very near our Arm, but this morning’s rain and sudden change of wind from the East will lighten many hearts.”
August 16, 1890  Notice  Under date of “Little Bay, August 11th,” we have been asked to insert the following: Received from Rev. Father FLYNN on the 15th of May, the sum of Fifteen Dollars. – J. J. BENSON, Little Bay.
August 16, 1890  Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club  In the list of vessels insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club for the present year, printed on the fourth page, the name “Nesula” (no 86) should be Le Ursula. The number of vessels insured in the Club this year is 266 (or 206), being more than for many years past. One hundred and sixty-four of these belong to one firm alone, that of the old and reputable firm of E. DUDER, Esq. The craft covered by insurance in this Club are of an excellent class, and for a good many years the premium has been very low, as there have been but few losses.
    Click here  to view"List of Vessells Insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club from May 1 to December 15, 1890.
August 16, 1890  Day School Reopens  The Church of England day school, under Mr. PEPPER’s care, was reopened, after the Midsummer vacation, on Monday last.
August 16, 1890  Birth  On the 9th inst., the wife of Mr. Frederick House of a son.
August 16, 1890  Death  On the 11th inst., after a tedious illness, Mr. William WELLS, in the 85th year of his age.
August 16, 1890  Favourable view of Newfoundland’s Case (Part 1) Sir William WHITEWAY, Premier of Newfoundland, has landed on these shores. As might have been expected, so great an authority on the affairs relating to the Island from which he comes, has been immediately interviewed. The declarations of the Colonial Minister are particularly worthy of attention, being of a reassuring character in every respect. It is astonishing what sensational and alarming reports have been thrown out, with respect to Newfoundland. Acts had been committed, bringing England and France to the brink of war. Some United States newspapers went so far as to say that war between the two great Nations was inevitable. Sir William WHITEWAY, however, says: When he left home there was a very decided feeling that the privileges which French fishermen enjoyed should not be allowed to continue – and this is but natural. The statements of Sir William WHITEWAY are satisfactory on every point, and will tend to calm the minds of people in this Country who may have been too ready to believe in myths.
August 16, 1890  Favourable view of Newfoundland’s Case (Part 2) The object of the visit of this Statesman to the United Kingdom, is to consult with the Home Government as to the best means of effecting a settlement of the fisheries dispute. Sir William WHITEWAY is accompanied by the Honourable A. W. HARVEY, a member of the Newfoundland Government, and both will, no doubt, be of great assistance to the Marquis of Salisbury and his colleagues at the present moment. That loyalty to which the Newfoundland Premier referred, ought to be an additional incentive to our Government, to do all in their power to come to an arrangement that will prevent the likelihood of any trouble in the future. The existing state of affairs, which gives to Frenchmen certain rights in an Island belonging to the British Crown, could hardly be more absurd. The sooner it is put an end to the better. The Anglo-German agreement has given further proof of the powers of Lord Salisbury in the field of diplomacy. It ought not to be difficult for one who has accomplished so much, to come to a satisfactory understanding with France, respecting the question of the Newfoundland fisheries. – Belfast Newsletter.

August 23, 1890  Narrow Escape from a Terrible Death  We learn from Mr. Maurice GREEN that he and his family had a narrow escape from being suffocated by fire, which broke out in their dwelling at a quarter to one o’clock on Monday night, all the inmates being sound asleep. The outbreak was caused by the bursting of a kerosene lamp, and had ignited the drapery of the Chamber, and was enveloping the room in flames, when the glare was perceived by Officers SQUIRES and GARDINER of the Mounted Forces, who were driving from the country to the lock-up with a prisoner, and knocked at the door and alarmed the sleeping inmates. They were obliged to burst in the door of the room in which Mr. GREEN was sleeping, and when the fire was consuming everything, and had to shake him in order to rouse him to consciousness. There can be no doubt that the timely passing of the Officers, and their prompt action, prevented serious, if not fatal loss. – Evening Telegram, Aug. 6
August 23, 1890  Drowning  A case of drowning occurred at Trouty on Wednesday week last, at 2:30 pm., of which the following are particulars: The schr. Lily, of Catalina, Reuben COURAGE, Master, ran in to Trouty in search of squid bait, but not finding any there, he (the Master) decided on waiting a day or two; and the crew availed of the opportunity for a day’s washing, and went on ashore to a pond in the neighbourhood for that purpose. Two of the said crew went into the water of the pond to bathe, and one of them, James HISCOCK, of Catalina, slipped from the rock into deep water and was drowned. Neither of them could swim. The crew present, having no means available for the recovery of the body, ran to the harbour for assistance and material, which was immediately applied by Mr. F. GOVER, (school teacher) who, with Richard DOOLING, (Millright), accompanied the crew of the vessel to the place of the accident. There was some difficulty in finding the body, but at last Mr. GOVER saw at a certain place the mud had been disturbed, and the water somewhat thick, and there found and recovered the body, placed it onboard the Lily, and that vessel immediately sailed for Catalina. -- H. G. Standard
August 23, 1890  Rev. W.T.D. DUNN  We are pleased to welcome the Rev. W.T.D. DUNN and wife, of Wesleyville circuit, who arrived per Conscript to spend a few days with their friends here. Mr. DUNN had a very prosperous year on his extensive mission, the circuit receipts being over $2000 cash, for different objects, in addition to a large amount of voluntary labour to building of Churches, &c. We learn he has been appointed to preach the Theological sermon at the next session of Conference.
August 23, 1890  The Evening Herald  The Evening Herald comes to us this mail in a new style, having been enlarged to twenty-four columns, appearing in this form for the first time on Saturday last. It is well printed on melon-tinted paper, which seems to be the colour chosen for publication in future. This is an evidence of prosperity, and we are pleased to note the progress which our contemporary is making in the newspaper world. Although we may not be able to see “eye to eye” politically, we are always glad to welcome such improvements, and wish the new venture every success.
August 23, 1890  Passengers  The Coastal Steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived on Thursday going North. Her trip terminates at Battle Harbour to connect with the Labrador mails, and may be looked for here on return about Wednesday. Subjoined is the passenger list: Harbour Grace – Mr. HALL; Old Perlican – Mr. J. PITTMAN; Bay de Verde – Miss BOYD; Catalina – Mrs. FENNEL; Trinity – Miss F. HODDER; King’s Cove – Mrs. DIVINE, Greenspond – Mr. PATTERSON; Twillingate – Mrs. O. POOKE and two children, Rev. Mr. EVANS; Mortons Harbour – Miss FRENCH; Exploits – Mrs. J. MANUEL; Nipper’s Harbour – Mr. S. KNIGHT; Tilt Cove – Messrs. LANDBERG, T. F. PEACH, H. HUGHES; Battle Harbour – Miss CROSSMAN, Messrs. M. HILL, L. GARLAND.
August 23, 1890  Captain George E. STONE (Part 1)  A Newfoundlander Abroad. We have lately been favoured with the perusal of a very interesting letter from the above named gentleman, who is a native of Fogo, and son of Mr. Martin STONE, a greatly respected resident of that community. The writer is now Captain of a large barque, and when the letter was written (July 6th) he was in the North Atlantic, returning to London after a ten months voyage to East India. While at Mauritius, Capt. STONE chartered on his own responsibility, to take part cargo of sugar to Dunedin, which resulted in a good speculation. On arriving there, the Barque Auriga changed owners, negotiations having previously taken place between a syndicate of gentlemen in Dunedin, and the owner in London, Captain STONE being still retained in command, on more favourable conditions than formerly. The ship, which was purchased three years before for 2400 pounds, now fetched 4600 pounds, which was a capital speculation.
August 23, 1890  Captain George E. STONE (Part 2)  In referring to the transaction, the Captain says: “The vessel has been bought for a special trade, viz: wool and general produce from Dunedin to London, thence to Mauritius to load sugar for Dunedin, a similar voyage to the one now near completion, and we are not nine months yet out, roughly speaking may call it ten months voyage, so that we shall be at home just as often as though the ship belonged to London.” On the 17th April the Auriga sailed for London with a full cargo of wool and flax worth over 2000 pounds and arrived there in eight-seven days from New Zealand, making a good start for the new owners, as the ship from the first passage alone, is said to leave a net profit of from 1200 pounds to 1500 pounds. Writing on the date before mentioned, (July 6th) he remarks: “On the whole, we have had favourable winds throughout, and nothing unusual has occurred, with exception of getting a good deal of snow off Cape Horn, reminding me of Newfoundland; but having been so much accustomed to milder climes, I cannot say that I enjoyed it very much. However, as we had strong favourable winds, we soon got into warmer latitudes.”
August 23, 1890  Captain George E. STONE (Part 3)  Capt. STONE, as we are informed, left Fogo as a cabin boy at the early age of twelve years, possessing only the ordinary plain education of reading, writing and arithmetic, and thus without interest of assistance from any one, has worked himself up by degrees to the position he has now held for the past ten or twelve years, viz: Captain of a British East Indian, and usually making a circuit of the Globe, his outward passage by the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, either to Queensland, Australia, or India and returning around Cape Horn, South America. Such has been the successful career of one who left his native land so early in life, and we have much pleasure in giving place to the foregoing particulars concerning him, thinking at the same time that they prove as an incentive to other of our young people, who may be ambitious to go abroad to better their condition in life. It must be gratifying to the venerable sire (whom we congratulate) and the many relatives of Captain STONE, to know that through his industry and perseverance, he has attained to so prominent a position, and we sincerely trust that his career in the future may be even more brilliant than in the past.
August 23, 1890  Captain George E. STONE (Part 4)  The following extract from a paper on arriving in Dunedin, New Zealand, may be interesting to his many relatives and friends in these parts: Arrival of the Auriga. The barque Auriga, from the Mauritius, arrived off Talaroa Heads at 7 am yesterday, having been reported passing the Bluff on Monday afternoon, her advent being rather unexpected owing to the smart passage she has made. No news had been received of her leaving Port Louis. As soon as the tug Plucky had given the ship Taranski a good offing, she tendered the Auriga, bringing her across the bar at 11 am, under the charge of Pilot M’Donald, towing her up against the ebb tide, and on reaching the upper part of the cross channel, the Customs boat ranged along side, and after the crew had been mustered and passed by Dr. DRYSDALE, she was admitted to pratique, boarded and cleared in by Mr. GRAY, Customs Surveyor, and being only of a light draught, she passed the Port direct for Dunedin shortly after noon. The Auriga is a wholesome looking iron vessel of 318 tons register, was built by Messrs. ILIFF, MOUNSEY and CO., of Sunderland, in 1889, and is owned by Mr. J. HARDIE, of London.
August 23, 1890  Captain George E. STONE (Part 5)  Her dimensions are: length, 164 ft 5 in; beam, 28 ft 1 in; and depth of hold, 17 ft 3 in. She is on her first visit to Otago, but is well known in other New Zealand ports as is her commander, Captain G. STONE, who is to be complimented on the passage he has made, only a few hours over 32 days having been occupied from port to port, (6,000 miles). She brings 10,400 pockets of sugar. We are indebted to Captain STONE for the following report: Left Port Louis at 3 pm on February 6; experienced light N. and N.W. winds until the 8th, during which time very little progress was made, the mountains still being in sight, and took the S. E. trade on that day. It was moderate throughout, and carried her to latitude 35 deg S., passing St. Paul in latitude 40 deg S.; thence had moderate N. W. to S. W. winds with fine weather, especially so after passing Tasmania. Passed the Solanders at 8 am on the 10th inst. Signalled off the Bluff at 2:30 pm same day. Had S. W. winds along the coast, and reached the heads at 7 am yesterday, towing to Dunedin as above.
August 23, 1890  Father MATHEW Centennial  The centennial of Father MATHEW the great founder of the Temperance movement, was celebrated in St. John’s on Wednesday last, which was observed as a general holiday throughout the city. Preparations had been made by the Total Abstinence and Benefit Society, for some months past, and the celebration was united in by the various other Temperance societies. The programme for the day was as follows: In the morning, a grand procession consisting of the Total Abstinence and Benefit Society, the various lodges of the Independent Order of Good Templars, the branches of the Church of England Temperance Society, the Royal Templars and Bands of Hope. After parading the city, the societies marched to the New Era Gardens, where we are told a grandstand was erected, and from which the oration of the day was delivered by the Rev. M J. CLARKE, P.P., of Torbay, who discoursed on the life and labours of Father MATHEWS. In the afternoon a banquet was held in St. Patrick’s Hall, to which Clergymen of the various denominations, professional and other gentlemen, were invited. Excellent addresses suited to the occasion, were given by Clergymen present. At night there was a beautiful display of fireworks, and the whole day’s proceedings were conducted in grant style and worthy of the great event commemorated.
August 23, 1890  Shipping News  The Mary Parker left for St. John’s on Wednesday morning last. The Banbury cleared from the firm of W. WATERMAN & Co., for trading North of Cape John, Thursday. The Bianca arrived from St. John’s to W. WATERMAN & Co., with general cargo, yesterday, having left Wednesday, thus making a good run. The schooner Margaret, Capt. DEAR, with a full cargo of prime shore fish, was cleared for market yesterday by Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co. We wish her a quick and profitable voyage, and safe return to Terra Nova. The reports received from the Labrador by the coastal steamer Conscript, appear to be of a very encouraging nature, the fishery all along the Coast being good. We hear that she had the crews of four wrecked schooners on board viz: Harvest Home, Josiah NOEL, Master; Sisters, James PEARCE, Master; William, William COX, Master, belonging to New Bay Head; and a schooner belonging to Trinity, WELLS, Master. She also brought the news of the loss at Point Rich of a barque, Mary Jane, belonging to New Castle on Tyne. Port of Twillingate. Cleared: August 25 – Maggie, PERCY, Lisbon, 3200 qtls. Shore codfish – E. DUDER. August 27 – Margaret, DEAR, Lisbon, 2412 – W. WATERMAN & Co.
August 23, 1890  Fishing Report  The Jewel, Jas. HODDER, Master, arrived this morning with the good trip of between 500 and 600 qtls of fish, having used all their salt. They took their fish at George’s Island, Groais Water Bay. She reports as follows: Five Brothers, R. YOUNG, in Indian Harbour on his way home well fished; Royal Arch, I. FARTHING, and Sea Slipper, E. WOODFORD, of Herring Neck, on their way home well fished; Brilliant Star, H. RIDOUT and Sunbeam, A. JONES, of Western Head; Simon MANUEL, of Exploits, came in company with Jewel with a good fare; Victoria, J. HELLIER, with a fair trip. Most of our craft have gone farther down. The Jewel reports fishery on the whole fair, but not as good as steamer reports, many of the stationed men on shore have done very poorly. Weather generally has been very boisterous.
August 23, 1890  Serious Shooting (Part 1)  A very sad accident occurred at noon today. A boy named William KING was standing in the doorway of H. WHITE’s shop, looking in, and another boy named John COLYER, who was within aiming a revolver, fired, and shot KING in the breast. Dr. MURPHY was immediately called, and subsequently Dr. MacKENZIE and Dr. KEEGAN were summoned, and after examination of the wound, the injured boy was taken to the Hospital. Hopes are entertained by some of the Doctors that the boy’s life will be saved, but recovery is admittedly doubtful, and Judge PROWSE will take the patient’s deposition before any operations is performed. Other Particulars: Careful enquiry reveals the following facts. The revolver was what is called an American bull-dog, of 13 calibre. It belongs to Mr. WHITE, the Proprietor of the shop. He has usually kept it locked in a shop drawer. COLYER has been about the store frequently, and knew where the revolver was kept. Seeing the boy KING looking into the shop, and desiring to frighten him probably, COLYER took the weapon, which he declares he believed to be unloaded, and aiming it at KING, discharged the only shot with which it was charged, serious if not fatal consequences resulting.
August 23, 1890  Serious Shooting (Part 2)  The Parties Concerned: KING’s father is fishing upon the Banks. His mother lives in Young Street. The boy, who was in the employ of F.W. BOWDEN, learning the trade of a printer, is about sixteen years of age, and is a bright intelligent lad. COLYER is about fourteen years old, and is the son of Mr. Frederick COLYER, Superintendent of Mr. James MURRAY’s dry-goods shop. Later Developments: From later information we learn that Dr. MURPHY has succeeded in extracting the ball from the boy’s shoulder, where it had lodged, a portion of the shoulder blade coming with it. The inured youth is now doing as well as can be expected, and has a fair chance of recovery. Dr. MURPHY deserves great praise for the skilful manner in which he handled the case, making everything as comfortable as possible for the wounded lad, and extracting the bullet in as gentle a manner as possible. – Evening Herald, Aug. 12.
August 23, 1890  Passengers  The Coastal steamer Conscript arrived in port on Thursday afternoon about half-past three and remained the usual time. The following is a list of her passengers: Salmon River - Mr. J. WHITLEY, Battle Harbour – Rev. Father LEMOINE, Mr. JARDINE, MR. H. MICHAEL and wife, Blanc Sablon – Mr. G. H. HUTCHINGS, Master E. HUTCHINGS, Tilt Cove – Miss GROVES, Little Bay – Messrs. H. LIND, G. QUINBY, WALKER, H. KNIGHT, and J. [or I. or L.] WEST, Mrs. JOSEPH, Mrs. DONOVEN, Mrs. STUCKLESS, Misses PAYNE, QUINBY, HOWSON, FOX, COLE, PINSENT and DONOVEN. From Morton’s Harbour to Twillingate – Mrs. ROGERSON, Misses OSMOND and DUDER. Twillingate to Greenspond – Rev. W. T. D. DUNN and wife. To St. John’s – Rev. M. NOEL, Mr. A. FINDLATER, wife and 2 children, and Mrs. FREEMAN.
August 23, 1890  Telegraphic News  By Telegraph – Special to the Sun. St. John’s, Aug. 29. The new steamer Cape Briton, from Glasgow to Sydney, laden with railway iron, went ashore at Petty harbour, Tuesday, and is likely to become a total wreck, she belonged to the Black Star line. Allen steamer Caspian arrived Wednesday night bringing nine hundred tons freight - falls goods. Buyers returned by her. She leaves noon today for Halifax. The schooner Glad Tidings arrived Tuesday, and the Flamingo last evening, the latter experienced adverse winds all the distance. Bonny not yet left. Railway operations are likely to commence middle of next month.
August 23, 1890  Death  At Carbonear, on the 12th inst., Mrs. James RORKE aged 38 years, daughter of John WILCOX, Esq., J.P., Brigus.
August 23, 1890  Death  On the 20th ultimo, at the Strand Hotel, Bootle, Liverpool, W. Mina, only child of Rev. S. JENNINGS.

August 26, 1890  New Lumbering Enterprise at Indian Arm (Part 1) Within the past ten or twelve months the lumbering business has made great advances in our district. Two or three new mills have been erected in different directions, which are now in full swing, and turning out millions of feet of lumber per week. Hall and Co., in Exploits Bay, are carrying on in the industry on an extensive scale, and expect to do a large export trade. But our remarks at present are directed more particularly to the Indian Arm Saw Mill, of which Mr. John CURTIS is Manager and shareholder. This mill is now in good working order, and cutting from ten to twelve thousand feet per day. The building of a wharf, which is 300 feet long, was commenced on the first of May. The mill house, we are informed, is a two-story building, and is 93 feet long and 40 feet wide. The engine and boiler house is 30 x 22 feet. They have one of SMALLWOOD’s best shingle machines, which can be fitted for sawing shingles in a few days. Mr. CURTIS has had considerable experience in the lumbering business, having for some years past been engaged in the industry in Hall’s Bay, as the principal owner of a saw mill there, and in speaking of timber in Indian Arm, he says that the pine will be amongst the best in Newfoundland.
August 26, 1890  New Lumbering Enterprise at Indian Arm (Part 2) He further remarks: “I have had a great deal to do with timber, especially pine, and I find the Indian Arm pine to be the best I have ever seen, as it is comparatively free from knots and shakes, and of a very soft nature.” We understand that they are now prepared to suit the public with all kinds of lumber, dressed or undressed; also laths and pailings. It is said that there is quite a change in that Arm since the first of May. At that date there was not a single stick standing towards the erection of a steam saw mill. Now there is a 40 hp. rotary mill in full swing. Our informant writing under date of July 22nd says: “The new schooner, Zero, owned by Mr. J. MANUEL of Exploits, just loaded, (first cargo) and all being well, we expect to ship many more of them ere navigation closes. The crew employed consist of ten men and two boys, and the whole affair is managed by a Twillingate fisherman, which shows the great ability possessed by him, to so successfully incept an enterprise of this kind, and no doubt many more of our fishermen could display like genius, if opportunities were presented to bring into requisition latent talent. We hail with pleasure the inauguration of every new enterprise, and in congratulating the shareholders of Indian Arm Saw Mill on the favourable outlook, apparent from the excellent timber adorning the forests of that locality. We sincerely hope that the new venture will prove a great financial success, and trust that it may long continue to contribute towards the maintenance of numbers of our people.
August 26, 1890  Cricket Match (Part 1)  The return match between the Blue and Red sections of the Twillingate Cricket Association was played on Saturday afternoon last, which was observed as a half-holiday by the various mercantile firms. The wickets were pitched shortly after two o’clock, the “Blues” going to the bat and making the fine score of seventy-five. The “Reds” followed and the last wicket fell with a total of fifty-two. The second innings the Blues made forty-four and the Reds thirty-three, making a total for the former of one hundred and nineteen and for the latter eighty-five, giving a victory of thirty-four for the Blue section. The game was well contested and both sides showed good play, although the fielding on the side of the defeated section lacked proficiency; but the batting was good, and the number of runs there from, ahead of those of the other side, as may be seen from the annexed scores. At the close of the match, votes of thanks were given to the merchants for closing their establishments, and giving a holiday for the occasion; to Mrs. PRESTON for the use of the meadow; and to Mr. F. BERTEAU who acted as umpire for both sides, and for the impartial manner in which he discharged the duties of his position.
August 26, 1890  Cricket Match (Part 2)  Blue Section - 1st Inning - Geo. HODDER, b AITKEN 10. G.B. NOTT, b AITKEN, c TOBIN 1. C. MAYNE, b AITKEN 8. W. ASHBOURNE, b TOBIN, c OAKLEY 0. E. HODDER, b TOBIN, c ROBERTS 2. W.J. SCOTT, b TOBIN, c TOBIN 4. R. RYALL, b AITKIN 2. W. BLACKLER, run out 5. Wm. BAIRD, b AITKEN c TOBIN 0. W. HODDER, not out 14. J. PRESTON, b AITKIN 2. Byes 16. Wides 4. No balls 7. Total 75. - 2nd Inning - W. HODDER, b AITKEN, c OAKLEY 10. J. PRESTON, b AITKEN 0. W. BAIRD, b AITKEN 0. W. BLACKLER, b TOBIN, c ROBERTS 3. E. HODDER, b TOBIN, c OAKLEY 0. W. ASHBOURNE, b AITKEN, c AITKEN 0. G. HODDER, b TOBIN 2. C. MAYNE, b TOBIN, c ROBERTS 9. R. RYALL, not out 10. G. B. NOTT, b AITKEN, c ROBERTS 3. W. J. SCOTT, b AITKEN 0. Byes 5. No balls 2. Total 44. 1st Inning 75. 2nd Inning 44. Total 119. Red Section - 1st Inning - J. AITKEN, b RYALL, c HODDER 10. E. NEWMAN, b HODDER, c HODDER 1. W. J. TOBIN, b MAYNE 16. A. PEYTON, b MAYNE 1. Wm. HUGES, run out 3. J. OAKLEY, run out 7. J. N. PERCY, b HODDER 4. G. ROBERTS, b HODDER, c ASHBOURNE 1. W. PEYTON, b HODDER 0. J. BARRETT, not out 3. A. ASHBOURNE, b MAYNE 2. Byes 2. No balls 2. Total 52. - 2nd Inning - W. J. TOBIN, b HODDER, c RYALL 5. J. BARRETT, b HODDER, c RYALL 3. J. AITKEN, b HODDER, c RYALL 11. J. OAKLEY, b HODDER 0. G. ROBERTS, b HODDER 0. J. N. PERCY, b HODDER 1. E. NEWMAN, b HODDER 2. W. HUGHES, b MAYNE 4. A. PEYTON, run out 0. W. PEYTON, not out 2. A. ASHBOURNE, b HODDER, c ASHBOURNE 1. Wides 1. No balls 3. Total 33. 1st Inning 52. 2nd Inning 33. Total 85. Blue Section won b 34 runs.
August 26, 1890  Shipping News  The English schooner, Lizzie, Capt. STONE, arrived from Cadiz on Wednesday with a cargo of salt for Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co, and left yesterday for Nipper’s Harbour. The Fawn, Albert SPENCER, Master, arrived from the Straits on Saturday night, bringing back 280 quintals of fish, which was obtained in the neighbourhood of Ah, Ah. She left again for the Labrador Wednesday morning. The fine new schooner Gladys, belonging to J. B. TOBIN, Esq., left for Exploits River on Monday with a pleasure party consisting of Mrs. PEYTON, Misses TOBIN, (2), Misses BERTEAU, (2) Miss SCOTT, Messrs. Wm TOBIN, F. BERTEAU, and S. ROBERTS. The vessel was nicely fitted up for the occasion, and as the weather has been delightful all week, there is no doubt but the excursion will prove an enjoyable on to the participants. The schooners Bonny and Jubilee arrived from St. John’s this week, the former Tuesday night and the latter Wednesday night, both bringing cargoes of provisions, &c. for J. B. TOBIN, Esq. The Banbury also returned from St. John’s Wednesday evening to Messrs. W. WATERMAN and Co, with provisions for that firm and supplies for Gull Island Lighthouse. Ship News – Port of Twillingate - Entered July 24 – Lizzie, STONE, Cadiz, salt – W. WATERMAN & Co. Cleared July 24 – Lizzie, STONE, Nipper’s harbour, via Exploits, salt, - W. WATERMAN & Co.
August 26, 1890  Fishing News  This week very little has been done with the fish, being scarcer than for some time previously. It has been difficult to obtain bait. In one or two instances a few squids were procured, but at that time, five or six days since, fish could not be caught with them. Many are hoping that when this kind of bait comes in greater abundance, better catches of fish will be taken all around. About Kettle Cove salmon have been fairly plentiful the past week.
August 26, 1890  The Rev. Wm. HARRIS  The Rev. Wm. HARRIS, of St. Anthony, who has been spending a short time here, preached in the North and South side Methodist Churches alternately, morning and evening, last Sunday and delivered excellent discourses on both occasions. He is one of the four Ministers that were ordained during the recent sitting of Conference and received into full connection. He leaves this steamer for the scene of his pastoral labours and we wish him every success in his arduous toil on that mission.
August 26, 1890  Miss Gertrude TOBIN  At the exercises at Mount St. Vincent, on the 18th inst., says the Halifax Chronicle, Miss Gertrude TOBIN’s recitation of Wallace’s grand description of the chariot race, out of “Ben Hur” was most admirable. The same young lady read a short valedictory after the sacred chorus, and then the prizes were presented to the winners by the Archbishop. (The young lady referred to above is the daughter of J. B. TOBIN, Esq., J.P., of this town, and she is to be congratulated on attaining such proficiency in her studies. – Ed. Sun.)
August 26, 1890  Lobster Factory Burnt  We regret to learn that Mr. MUTCH of Ragged Harbour, had his lobster factory in that locality destroyed by fire last week. Several thousand dollars worth of property were destroyed, and as it was uninsured, the loss is a very serious one for Mr. MUTCH.
August 26, 1890  Telegraphic News  By Telegraph – (Special to the Sun) St. John’s, July 25th. The flagship Bellerophon, with his Excellency Vice-Admiral George W. WATSON and General ROSS, arrived last Friday. A general review of troops, marines and blue jackets, of ships in port, took place in Banner Park Tuesday forenoon. The regatta was held Wednesday; the weather was fine and it was a grand success. The Allan steamer Nova Scotian arrived from Halifax yesterday and left shortly after, for England. The war ships sailed last evening. Conscript left for the West on Tuesday, returning North. The Volunteer yesterday for the North returning West.

September 6, 1890  A Baby Drowned  The Carriage Ran Off The Wharf and The Nurse Sprang in After It. An accident of an unusually sad nature, occurred at the Brock Street wharf yesterday afternoon. It appears that at about 2 o’clock, a young girl named Winnie WOLF came down to the wharf, trundling a baby carriage, containing the year old child of Benjamin NORWICH, 346 Bathurst Street. Several young children walked along by her side. The nurse turned to attend to one of the children with her, at the same time letting go of the carriage. While her attention was distracted, a gust of wind caught the buggy, carrying it suddenly away from them, and before it could be stopped it fell headlong - baby and all - into the water. The girl was frantic, and before she could be prevented, jumped in after the little one. Thomas SQUARD? [Second and last letter of this name is difficult to read], an employee at the Brock Street boathouse, and G. T. R. Constable HODGE, who witnessed the accident, rushed up and caught the hand of the girl as she was sinking for the second time, and pulled her onto the wharf. It required the attention of one of them to prevent her repeating the act. The baby and carriage sank, and as soon as possible, a pike pole was procured and the carriage brought to the surface, but as it was being pulled on the deck, the strap holding the infant in, broke and the child fell back into the water. The body was soon found, and with the pike was recovered, but life was extinct.
September 6, 1890  Death  By private advices from St. John’s we regret to learn of the death of Mr. Charles J. HARVEY, Civil Engineer, son of the Rev. Moses HARVEY, who was drowned in Long Pond on Thursday last.
September 6, 1890  Schooners Return  The schooner Presto, William DAVIS, Master, of Safe Harbour, Bonavista Bay, put into port yesterday loaded, also the J. Brown, John BROWN, Master, of Bonavista, with 500 qtls, and the Blue Bell, Albert SMITH, Master, of Trinity Bay, with 250 qtls. These craft are homeward bound and secured their fish at Long Island, Labrador.
September 6, 1890  Church News  The Rev. W. R. TRATT of Morton’s Harbour circuit, in the absence of Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, occupied the pulpit of the Methodist Churches last Sunday morning and evening, alternately. We understand that very earnest and impressive discourses were delivered on both occasions. Tomorrow the Rev. Mr. JEFFERSON, of Seldom-Come-By, will preach in the North and South Side Churches alternately. The newly appointed Minister for Herring Neck circuit, the Rev. C. LENCH, arrived by the Conscript on Thursday last, having lately returned from England, whither he had gone with his wife and children to spend a few weeks with their friends, after several years of faithful labour in this colony. Since Mr. LENCH’s connection with the Newfoundland Methodist Conference, nearly all his time has been spent on the West Coast, his last circuit having been Channel, where we understand, he laboured with great acceptance to the people under his charge. We welcome him to this part of the Colony, and trust that much success will crown his Ministry in his new sphere of labour.
September 6, 1890  Death  An old and much respected resident of Herring Neck, Mr. John SQUIRES, passed calmly away to rest on the 27th ult., after a short illness. His funeral took place on the following Thursday, attended by brethren of the United Fishermen Society, of which he was a member, and a goodly number of relatives and friends. The Incumbent, the Rev. G. S. CHAMERLAIN, was absent at the time, being in attendance on his Lordship the Bishop, to another part of the Parish, and the funeral ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. EVANS, who delivered an impressive funeral sermon on the occasion, from the words: “And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor, but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day” (Duet. XXXIV, v. 6)
September 6, 1890  The “Cape Breton” Floats Off  The Steamer Cape Breton was towed off the point where she stranded at Sea Cove, at 5:15 o’clock last evening, by the united efforts of H.M.S. Pelican and the steamers Eagle, Captain A. JACKMAN, and D.P. Ingraham, Captain GREENE of this port. The two former, made fast their cables to the stern of the Cape Breton, the latter to her bow, and commenced work at 5:05. Within ten minutes, favoured by the high tide, they had succeeded. The owners and Captain MacDONALD, are to be congratulated at the happy issue, and we trust that the mishap will be the last to their new boat on this Coast. The Cape Breton’s plates are of steel. Her dimensions are: net tonnage, 1,108. Gross, 1,763. Horsepower, 160. Carrying capacity 2,500 tons. She will go on dock and be repaired here. – Telegram
September 6, 1890  Passengers  The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived from St. John’s at noon on Thursday, and left for the other ports of call North, after a short detention. She goes to Battle Harbour and may be looked for on return about Wednesday. Annexed is the passenger list. Harbour Grace: Mrs. MacKINSON, Miss MacKINSON, Mrs. TAYLOR and child, Mr. E. THOMPSON, Mr. R. PROWSE. Old Perlican: Miss GREEN, Mrs. A. McCOUBEY, Mrs. OLSEN, Miss MARCH, Mr. BURT. Trinity: Mr. A. MARTIN. Greenspond: Mr. GALLOP. Bonavista: Mrs. HARRIS. King’s Cove: Mr. J. MOORE. Salvage: Mr. BURDEN, Mr. and Mrs. WICKHAM. Fogo: Mrs. ABRAHAM and child. Herring Neck: Rev. C. LENCH, wife and two children. Twillingate: Mrs. PARSONS, Miss PEYTON, Miss HEAL, Messrs. LETHBRIDGE and THOMPSON. Little Bay: Mr. R. McLEA. Tilt Cove: Miss CASSIDY. 30 in steerage for different ports. Intermediate: Father LYNCH, from Harbour Grace to Salvage. Mr. PERRY, from Greenspond to Fogo. Mrs. PHILPOT from Fogo to Herring Neck. From Fogo to Twillingate, Rev. Mr. JEFFERSON, Mrs. GRAY, Mrs. SWEETLAND, Mrs. T. LINFIELD.
September 6, 1890  Game Law Violations  A large crowd attended at the Police Court today to hear the trial of the persons charged with violating the Game Laws. The defendants pleaded guilty. The only witness called for the plaintiff Society proved the killing of one partridge by one of the defendants, and of two by another. The Judge said that the law as to a close season was, in this country, intended to prevent the extermination of game birds which were everybody’s property, and which should therefore be protected by everybody at the proper time. The conduct of the defendants had been unbecoming gentlemen, and in view of all the facts, he would award the heaviest sentence the law allowed, $100 fine upon the man who had killed one bird, $200 to the man who had killed two, and three months imprisonment in default of payment. Mr. FRASER appeared for the plaintiff, the Game Protection Society, to whom the whole fines go, and Mr. Chas. EMERSON for the defendants. – Evening Herald
September 6, 1890  Address and Reply (Part 1)  It affords us much pleasure to give publicity to the following address, which was presented to Mr. Allan FINDLATER on the eve of his departure from the town, together with his reply thereto. Being connected with the signatories in Church work, they can bear testimony of his devotedness in that capacity, while as a citizen, we believe that few could be more highly esteemed. For nine or ten years he occupied the position of Chief Bookkeeper in the business of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., which duties he discharged with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers, mutually severing his connection therewith to accept an offer of a similar position in the Metropolis, which he considered would be more to his advantage hereafter. Mr. FINDLATER with his wife and children, left for St. John’s by last Conscript, taking with him the best wishes of many friends and acquaintances with whom he had resided so long, and we unite with them in wishing himself and family a prosperous career in their new home.
September 6, 1890  Address and Reply (Part 2)  To Mr. A. FINDLATER, Dear Sir and Brother: We, your brother committee men, regret very much to hear that we are about to lose you from our midst, and feel it would be unpardonable on our part, were we to allow you to depart, without placing on record the assurance of our deep regret at the loss we sustain, both as a Churchman and citizen. Be assured, Dear Sir, that you carry with you our unfeigned affection and esteem, and although our humble circumstances will not permit us to make a more tangible proof of our regard as a monetary presentation, yet we can truly assert, that you leave behind a host of friends, who will deeply regret your absence, and who will ever pray that prosperity and happiness may attend you where ever you go, and that a long and honourable career of usefulness may ever be the position of you and yours in your new sphere of duty. Edwin B. COLBOURNE, William HITCHCOCK, Joshua FRENCH, Robert RYALL, James OAKLEY, Alfred MANUEL, George FIFIELD, Edgar SWEETLAND, Thomas ASHBOURNE, Thomas PURCHASE, Walter PURCHASE. – Twillingate, August 26, 1890.
September 6, 1890  Address and Reply (Part 3)  REPLY: Twillingate, August 27, 1890. Dear Friends, Your very kind but unexpected address has taken me by surprise, and I can assure you I do not feel worthy of the very kind sentiments expressed therein. I shall always look back with pleasure on the many social gatherings we have had in the past, not only as a committee, but in other relationships, and if in the discharge of doing what appeared to me to be right, I may have thought my humble advice incurred the displeasure of any person in our midst, I make no apology, feeling persuaded in my own mind that as a Churchman and citizen, I have only done my duty. I heartily thank you for your very kind wishes in the future both to me and mine, and trust that you also will receive a like share from the hand of Providence. Sincerely yours, Allan FINDLATER, To Mr. Edwin COLBOURNE and other Members of the Committee.
September 6, 1890  Death  At St. John’s on August 29th, after a short illness, Elizabeth, widow of the late Edgar STIRLING, Esq., aged 67 years.
September 6, 1890  Shipping News  "Ship News - Port of Twillingate. Entered: Sept. 2 - Nornen, SVENDSEN, Lisbon, via Exploits, Exploits Lumber Co. Sept. 2 – Pansevity, BECKER, Belfast, Exploits Lumber Co. Sept. 2 – Liv, LARSEN, St. Sabastian, Exploits Lumber Co. Sept. 2 – Wild Daisy, HITCHINS, Cadiz, via St. John’s, salt – E. DUDER. Cleared: Sept. 2 – Nornen, SVENDSON, Glasgow, 442 – 94 feet Pine Deals – Exploits Lumber Co. Sept. 2 – Julia, MABLEY, Fogo, 1200 qtls Shore fish – OWEN and EARLE. " 

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September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 1)  The Supreme Court on Northern Circuit was opened on Saturday evening last, his Honor Sir Justice PINSENT, K.C.M.G., presiding, whom we were pleased to welcome here for the first time, since the distinguished title which he now worthily bears, has been conferred upon him by our Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, some months ago. The honor not being a political one, there is all the more reason for the worthy recipient of it to feel proud of the distinction which his marked ability in the country’s welfare has won for him, and we feel sure that his fellow countrymen cannot but feel proud, that one of Terra Nova’s sons has attained to such eminence in his native land. Shortly after being opened, the Court adjourned until Monday morning. The Court met at ten o’clock, when the Grand Jury were called and sworn, J. W. OWEN, Esq., being chosen Foreman, His Lordship then addressed the Jury, expressing his pleasure on meeting them, and congratulating them on the peaceable state of the community the past year, and the absence of crime, which was a most satisfactory condition of society. He said that there was only one case of a criminal character that required their attention, and that was of a comparatively trifling nature, although the principle involved being a serious one.
September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 2)  It was that of a case for forgery, a girl named Susan SHARP being the unfortunate victim. She had been employed on Messrs. W. WATERMAN’s premises, and forged a labor note, for two or three dollars more than was due her. The Judge laid the facts of the case before the jury, and then gave a brief summary of the enactments made during the last session of the Legislature, after which the Jury retired, and soon after returned to the Court with a true bill in the forgery case, for which offence the Judge sentenced her to three months imprisonment, with hard labor. The other cases that occupied the attention of the court were of a trivial kind, and it is a matter for congratulation indeed, that the records of the Court are not tarnished with events of a serious nature.
September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 3)  Supreme Court on Northern Circuit. The Hon. Sir Robert PINSENT, Presiding Judge. The Government steamship Fiona, left St. John’s at daylight on Monday the 15th inst., and court was opened at 5 o’clock on that day at Trinity. There was no criminal case here, and the main business was the disposal of two appeal cases. The circuit ship left on Tuesday morning and arrived on Wednesday morning at Little Bay. The court opened at 12 o’clock noon. There were over thirty civil cases, most of which had been settled, but several stood for trial and were disposed of. There were three Indictments for the Grand Jury arising upon one transaction, in which parties were charged with Forgery and obtaining money under false pretences. True bills were found in two of the cases, and the parties upon their arraignment, pleased “guilty” of writing and uttering a letter of order, purporting to be addressed by Mr. William BAIRD to Mr. STRONG, for the delivery of goods and provisions, but they added that they did so “Without any intention to defraud.” The Judge ordered these statements to be entered as pleas of “not guilty” and the cases were set down for trial on Friday.
September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 4)  The prisoners subsequently through their Counsel, entered a plea of guilty, and tendered evidence in mitigation of sentence. Mr. BAIRD, Mr. STRONG and others were called as witnesses on the prisoners behalf, and upon hearing their testimony, one prisoner SILK, was permitted to give bail for his appearance when called upon, and sentenced the prisoner ROUSELL to three months imprisonment. Twillingate. The court opened here on Saturday and adjourned until Monday the 22nd inst., when the Grand Jury were in attendance. Only one indictment was presented, which was against Susan SHARP for forging a labor order. The Grand Jury returned a true bill and the prisoner on being arraigned pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. The civil docket was larger than usual. FORWARD vs. FORWARD was an action of trespass involving a right of way, in which the defendant was adjudged entitled to a winter path over the plaintiff’s land. An appeal from the judgement of the Magistrate on the case of LETHBRIDGE vs. YOUNGS and others, was moved for, but was disallowed as the jurisdiction of the Magistrate was absolute, the amounts involved being under the appealable sum. WHEELER, administratrix vs. WHEELER, was for a partnership account. A reference of accounts was made to Samuel BAIRD, Esq., to take evidence and report. The further hearing has been set down for the sitting of the Supreme Court at Brigus on the 28th day of October.
September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 5)  SPENCER vs. MURRAY, Executor, was a claim for an amount of legacy. Witnesses were called and the further hearing adjourned to obtain additional testimony. Upon the petition of Messrs. OWNE and EARLE, Ephraim ONDRE (or OUDRE) was declared insolvent and his estate vested in Mr. J. W. OWEN as trustee. The court closed Tuesday forenoon. Little Bay Presentment. The following is the Presentment of the Grand Jury of Little Bay which was made to the Hon. Sir Robert PINSENT while the Supreme Court was being held there: Presentment To His Lordship Sir Robert J. PINSENT, D.C.L, Presiding Judge on Northern Circuit. We the Grand Jurors of Little Bay at present appointed, most heartily welcome your appearance again amongst us. We would most especially congratulate you on the well-earned honour it has pleased our most Gracious Majesty to confer upon you, one of our most worthy sons of Terra Nova. We listened with pleasure this morning to your highly edifying address, and to the reading of the various enactments of the Legislature during the past year. We regret that your endeavour to have our Court House made more accommodating did not meet with success, and are also sorry to find that your endeavour to benefit the working men of this place, by bringing about the establishment of a branch Savings Bank, has not met the success predicted for it. It is to be hoped that your seasonable remarks will be the means of stimulating others to become depositors, and thus provide for a rainy day when money will have a double value.
September 20, 1890  Supreme Court on Circuit (Part 6)  We would call your Lordship’s attention to the existing Mining Laws. We think that serious attention should be given to the existing laws relative to mineral claims. As matters stand at present there are large areas of mineral country practically locked up, the parties interested, are doing nothing towards either prospecting or developing their claims, and it is therefore evident, that unless such parties are compelled either to develop or give up their claims, no benefit will be forthcoming to the labouring population of the Country, besides deterring outside Capitalists from assisting in developing the mineral and other resources that must needs follow. We would also call your Lordship’s attention to the contemplated law to protect the Lobster. If the act be passed to fish lobster with traps alone, the result would be likely to deprive the poorer class from the power of deriving the benefit from that industry which they stand so much in need of, and only the owners factories would be able to provide such an expensive mode for the prosecution of that fishery. We trust that your lordship will use your valuable influence for the advancement of education. Thanking your Lordship for the zeal always manifested for the welfare of this place and the Country generally. We are Your Lordship’s most obedient servants, For self and fellow jurors, J.B. HOWSON, Foreman.
September 20, 1890  Kangaroo Returns  The Kangaroo, Jacob MOORES, Master, returned from the Labrador Thursday night bringing back 500 quintals.
September 20, 1890  New Sherriff  Among the gentlemen attending the Supreme Court on Circuit this year, we missed the old familiar face of John BEMISTER, Esq., Sheriff of the Northern District, whom we regret to know was unable to accompany the Court through failing health. In consequence of this it will be seen from an advertisement in another column, that James CARTER, Esq., has been appointed acting Sheriff for the Northern District.
September 20, 1890  Mr. WARNECKE  Mr. WARNECKE, one of the shareholders in the Exploits lumbering project, came here from Botwoodville on Thursday evening, and took passage per Conscript for St. John’s, intending to return to Three Rivers, Quebec for the winter. He is a very affable young gentleman, and we wish him a pleasant journey homeward, and hope we shall have the pleasure of seeing him with us again in the early Spring.
September 20, 1890  Northern Circuit Court  The steamer Fiona with the Northern Circuit Court on board, arrived Saturday afternoon. The Court was composed of the Hon. Sir Robert PINSENT, K.C.M.G., Sheriff CARTER, Messrs. A. O. HAYWARD, QC., W. HORWOOD, William CLAPP, D BROWNING, G. HAYWARD and A. Le C. BERTEAU, Mr. Jos. P. CARTY, Clerk, and Mr. BURKE, Crier. The Court business being disposed of early on Tuesday, the Fiona left for Fogo at two o’clock.
September 20, 1890  Leaving Home for Employment  As there is very little scope here for Mechanics, Mr. James LINFIELD lately decided to dispose of his property and go to Canada, so he left per Conscript yesterday with his wife and family for St. John’s, whence they will take passage for Toronto. Mr. LINFIELD is a steady, reliable and excellent tradesman, and it is to be regretted that such a class of our people are compelled to leave the land of their birth, and to make for themselves homes in other climes. He was favourably know in this his native place, and on leaving here he takes with him the well wishes of the community for future success, which we wish him in his new home.
September 20, 1890  Passengers  The coastal steam Conscript arrived early yesterday morning going South. She reports that codfish is still plentiful in some harbours along the Labrador Coast, but that the weather was getting rough. A large number of craft had left for home, but a good many whose crews were making their fish on the shores, were still remaining. Herrings are scarcer. There was a large number of passengers onboard, principally from the mining settlements, some of whom had made up their minds to try their luck in another Country, and were bound to Canada, and other parts. Rev. A. PITTMAN was passenger from Little Bay, Mrs. W. J. SCOTT from Exploits. The following embarked here for St. John’s: Mr. James LINFIEDK, wife and two daughters, Mrs. PARSONS, Miss ANDREWS, Mr. Wm. PEYTON and Mr. WARNECKE.
September 20, 1890  Freemasons Little Bay  Freemasons’ Hall, Little Bay, Sept. 22, 1890. (To the Editor of the Sun) Dear Sir, Please find room in your paper to insert the following and oblige, The Notre Dame Lodge, No. 1907, pro, W. H. LIND, Secy. At the regular monthly communication of Notre Dame Lodge, No 1907, held in their hall September 4th, the following Officers were elected for the ensuing year: Bro. J. C. THOMPSON, W.M. Bro. W. ROLLINGS, S. W. Bro. J. A. HUBLEY, J.W. Bro. J.R. STEWART, Tres. Bro. Wm. H. LIND, Secy. Bro. Wm. JAMES, S. D. Bro. Ed. DUDER, J.D. Bro. B. T. BOYLES, J.G. Bro. Geo. LANGMEAD, Tyler.

September 27, 1890  Birth  On the 17th inst., the wife of Mr. E. COLBOURNE of a son.
September 27, 1890  Death  On the 23rd inst., Mary Juanita, darling child of George and Mary J. FURNEAUX, aged 9 months. “Tender shepherd thou hast stilled Now thy little lamb’s brief weeping; Oh t’was peaceful, pale and mild, In its narrow bed ‘tis sleeping, And no sigh of anguish sore Heaves that little bosom more. Lost awhile our treasured love Gained forever, safe above.”
September 27, 1890  Official Public Notice  Whereas I have been appointed by His Excellency the Governor, by Commission under the Great Seal of this Island, Acting-Sheriff of the Northern District, during pleasure, this is to notify all whom it may concern to govern themselves accordingly. And further to notify that I hereby confirm and continue, during my tenure of office, the appointments of the Deputies and Bailiffs now in office in the Northern District. James CARTER, Acting Sheriff for the Northern District of Newfoundland, Twillingate, September 22, 1890.
September 27, 1890  Advertisement  The Palace of Light. 240 Water Street – North Side, James MURRAY, The name “familiar in our mouths as household words,” as “The Fisherman’s Friend.” Some of our cheap lines: 200 doz. Pinafores and Aprons, 500 dozen Men’s Flannelette Shirts, 20c. Men’s Youths’ and Boys’ Overcoats, in Diagonal, Beaver and Pilot. Men’s Youths’ and Boys’ Suits, in Tweed, Diagonal and Nap. Men’s, Youths’ and Boys’ Pants and Vests in Tweed, Diagonal and Pilot. Juvenile Suites in all sizes. 7000 prs. Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Boots and Shoes. 500 pairs Blankets, $1.60. 6000 pieces Room Paper, 5c. Ladies’ col’d and black Straw Hats. Ladies Felt Hats, all newest shapes. Cloaks, Dolmans and Jackets. 200 Fur-trimmed Jackets, $7.10. Hats and Caps, from 20c up. Boots and Shoes. Men’s and Ladies’ fine Shoes, from $1. per pair, up. Ladies Dress Stuffs – all types newest materials from, per yard, up. 4000 pairs Ladies Corsets, 40c per pair. Calico, white and blay, 5c. Sheeting, single-width, 7c. Sheeting, double-width, 13c. Flannel, white and scarlet, 14c. Flannelette, plain and fancy, 7c. A lot Plain and Fancy Dress Goods, 6c. Lot black and coloured Cashmere, 20c. 200 doz. Honeycomb Towels, 4c. 200 doz. Men’s fancy Ties (newest shapes). Visitors from the Northern Outports are respectfully invited to give us a call when in St. John’s. James MURRAY.

October 4, 1890  Clerical Wedding (Part 1)  It was an understood thing, that immediately on the arrival of the Conscript we were to have a wedding, and that a wedding in which no small number of the community of Twillingate were interested, since we were told that the Reverend Arthur PITTMAN, late Curate of this place, and now Incumbent of Little Bay, was about to unite himself in bonds of Holy wedlock, with the accomplished daughter of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P. Mr. PITTMAN is everyone’s friend, and therefore every one rejoices in his happiness, and wishes him all he can himself desire. His Bride is also well known to us all, but especially to the St. Andrew’s Congregation, to whose service she has for years past, devoted herself with the greatest enthusiasm in many ways, not the least being the Bazaar for completing the Church, in accomplishing which, she was one of the moving spirits, besides being indefatigable as Organist and Leader of the Choir. Miss LETHBRIDGE has been paying a well-earned visit to England, and returned in this Conscript for her marriage. She was met by the Bridegroom at Fogo, and accompanied by him to Twillingate, where everything was in readiness for the wedding. As soon as the steamer appeared insight, the bunting was hoisted, strings of flags crossed the streets, and crowds of well dressed people began to gather round St. Peter’s Church. Presently the carriages came up at a rapid pace.
October 4, 1890  Clerical Wedding (Part 2)  The Church was filled with an orderly congregation, and the words were spoken which made the two one. The officiating Clergyman was the Rev. R. TEMPLE, Incumbent, and the service was enlivened with the Wedding Hymns and other music. The Bride, who on such occasions is the mark for all eyes, looked wonderfully well after her voyage, and (of course) was married in travelling dress. To describe its fashion or material would need a lady’s pen. We must therefore pass it over with the simple remark that it was in every way becoming and tasteful. The circumstances of the case, added to the state of Mrs. LETHBRIDGE’s health, prevented any further celebration of the wedding. But Capt. WALSH kindly delayed the steamer long enough to enable the Bride and Bridegroom to drive round and partake of a collation at Mr. LETHBRIDGE’s house, as well as to make their last farewells. We wish Mr. and Mrs. PITTMAN all the happiness that well assorted marriages can bring; sympathy with each other amid all the varied phases of life, and ever increasing satisfaction in their union year by year, with the Blessing that truly “maketh rich” over all. We trust that both Mr. and Mrs. PITTMAN may yet be seen among us at Twillingate many times and often, and that although the other side of the Bay may be their home, they will not cease to take an interest in our shores as well.
October 4, 1890  Description of the Bride’s Costume  Mrs. PITTMAN, whose wedding took place on Thursday last, was attired in an extremely becoming gown of heliotrope silk with sleeves of satin of a rather darker shade of the same colour. The gown was extremely plain, and had an edging of small pendants round the perfectly fitting bodice, which opened over a vest with a narrow ruffle of satin. She wore a white hat, with a low crown of satin and trimmed with heliotrope plumes. Misses Blanche and Eda LETHBRIDGE attended the bride in the capacity of bridesmaids, and were becomingly attired in cream dresses, with pale blue sashes, white and blue hat.
October 4, 1890  Marriage  On October 2nd, at St. Peter’s Church, Twillingate, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., the Rev. A. PITTMAN, Incumbent of Little Bay, to Clementina, eldest daughter of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., J.P., of Twillingate.
October 4, 1890  Shipping News  The English schooner, Lilla, Capt. SPEIGHT, arrived from Sydney on Saturday night with a cargo of coals for Messrs. WATERMAN & Co. The Minnie, Capt. Thos. DUFF, put in here Tuesday morning on her way to St. John’s. This is a small schooner that has been engaged in the Inspection of Packed Fish business the past few weeks. She left Cape Charles on the 24th ult., and on Saturday evening arrived at Croque, about ten miles from Conche. On that night some ten inches of snow fell in that neighbourhood. The herring fishery on the Coast is said to be one of the worst for many years past. Ship News – Port of Twillingate. Entered. Sept. 27 – Forward, DAVIES, St. John’s via Fogo, provisions, W. WATERMAN & Co. Sept. 29 – Isabella Helen, MANSON, St. John’s, ballast – E. DUDER. Sept. 29 – Lilla, SPEIGHT, Sydney, 157 tons coals – W. WATERMAN & Co. Cleared: Sept. 27 - Liv, LARSEN, London, 257,382 feet deals – Exploits Lumber Co. Sept. 27 – Pansevity, BECKER, London, 312,289 feet deals – Exploits Lumber Co.
October 4, 1890  Collections for Villa Nova Orphans  The Evening Herald of Monday last informs us that the collection in the Roman Catholic Churches on the previous day (Sunday) in aid of the Villa Nova orphans, amounted to over nine hundred and sixty dollars.
October 4, 1890  Fish Prices  The Evening Telegram of Monday last says: We understand that the sum of $3.40 (three dollars and forty cents) has been paid here for West India fish during the past few days, and indications are not wanting of a further advance of 20 cents. There have been two or three days during the week fairly good for drying fish, but so far the weather has been backward for that purpose. It is to be hoped that a continuance of fine weather will soon prevail for a few days so as to enable an early shipment.
October 4, 1890  Passengers  The coastal steamer Conscript with mails and passengers, arrived Thursday afternoon. Subjoined is the list of passengers: Harbour Grace – Mrs. M. GODDEN, Mr. G. MANG. Old Perlican – Mr. M. MARCH. Catalina – Miss A. ALEXANDER. Bonavista – Rev. H. WHITMORE. Fogo – Mr. D. DAWE. Herring Neck - Miss BLANDFORD. Twillingate – Mr. J. N. PERCY, Mr. F. LINFIELD, Miss LETHBRIDGE. Exploits – Mrs. MANUEL, Mr. Josiah MANUEL. Tilt Cove – Miss BRADSHAW, Messrs. M. ROUSELL, W. DANIELS, G. DRINDLE, G. LANGMEAD. Battle Harbour – Mr. S. MESHER. From Harbour Grace to Little Bay – Rev. A. PITTMAN and wife, Capt. STEWART, Mr. SPINNEY.
October 4, 1890  New Light Exhibited on the Penguin  Many will be pleased to observe from an advertisement appearing in another part of this paper, that the light on the Northern Penguin Island was to have been exhibited on Wednesday night last for the first time, so that in future, the Mariner will be greeted with a welcome harbinger when nearing that dangerous part of the Coast at night, to warn him of peril. It is a fourth order dioptric fixed white light. It is said to illuminate the whole horizon to a distance of nine miles, and no doubt will be hailed with joy, by all whose business calls them to frequent that part of the Coast.
October 4, 1890  Interesting Notes From Wesleyville (Part 1)  We are indebted to a friend for the following extracts from a private letter from Wesleyville, under the date of September 29th. The Minister of the circuit, the Rev. W. T. D. DUNN, has been instrumental in greatly enhancing the Church property since he has been labouring there, and it will be seen that one of the Churches of the circuit has lately been re-opened, after being closed a few months, while the interior was undergoing a renovation, which now appears to be in first class style. The spirit of liberality which prevails among the people of that settlement, as manifested from the large collection that was made on the occasion, speaks volumes in favor of their desire to forward Church work, and is worthy of imitation in many other places where such a disposition is sadly lacking. The last of our schooners came a few days since; all have done well – some extra well. The shore fishery has also been fairly well, on the whole it has been the best summer our people have had for many years.
October 4, 1890  Interesting Notes From Wesleyville (Part 2)  Last night we held a thanksgiving service. On the 21st inst., the Church was re-opened after being closed all the summer for painting. The day was not one of the finest, yet this did not prevent the people from coming in large numbers to each of the three services. Brother PARKINS preached morning and evening, myself in the afternoon. We had expected the Chairman to be with us, but his legiosic duties prevented him. The day was quite a success, in every way. The collection amounted to $154.26. The small balance of debt will be cleared off as soon as our people get settled up. All our visitors declare it to be the most beautifully finished Church they have seen outside the city. It is lighted with two patent reflectors with six lights each, the result being a brilliancy which fifty ordinary lamps could not equal. The Church is 32 x 57, yet these twelve lights flood it with illumination. They are from the Bailey Reflector Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.A.
October 4, 1890  Miss ROSS  Fogo: Miss ROSS, who has been teaching in the Church of England School at Fogo for the past three years, has resigned. Before leaving, Miss ROSS was presented with the following testimonial, which bears witness to the appreciation in which her services are held by the people of Fogo. Fogo, September 30, 1890. Dear Miss ROSS, We cannot allow your connection with Fogo School to cease without making some slight acknowledgement of your valuable services. You have now had charge of the School for three years, and during that time you have shown yourself zealous and painstaking in the discharge of your arduous duties. The children who have been under your charge, have made excellent progress, the discipline and order of the School have been perfect, and in every way you have shown yourself a most efficient teacher. We beg your acceptance of the accompanying purse as a small token of our appreciation of your work, and we trust that success will attend your efforts in your new sphere of labour at Little Bay. Chas. SADDINGTON, Chairman Bd. Education. Henry J. EARLE, J.P. William FURZE, Jno. T. CROUCHER, J.P. Edwin EDGAR, Henry J. LIND.
October 4, 1890  Advertisement  How 6 Cents Will Save Your Dollars. Every reader of the Twillingate Sun, living in the outports, can save at least from 7 cents to 20 cents out of every dollar they spend, by sending direct to C. MacPHERSON for what they want. We have a large assortment of every kind of Dry Goods and our prices are always down at the lowest possible figure for each article. Patterns and prices sent to all who enquire. Freight paid on all parcels amounting to 5 dollars. Send your orders to us in a registered letter, and try if it won’t save your money. C. MacPHERSON – 79 Water Street, Sign of the Leopard.

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