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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.

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The records were transcribed by RON ST. CROIX and GEORGE WHITE
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


January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) About 600 bales of carpet, salved from the wrecked steamer “Cervona”, arrived per “Portia” last week. The Capt. and crew of the ill fated steamer arrived by same conveyance, and left for their homes per S.S. “Mongolia.”
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A new clothing factory is about to be launched by the merging of three factories now operating in this City, into one. A large number of girls will receive employment at this new organization.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) The “Portia” brought an enormous cargo from the West Coast on her last trip. She was not only full to the hatches, but was filled on deck in every available space. Those who know, say it was the largest inward freight since she has been on the Coastal Service.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Another Broker and Commission Merchant has recently hung out his shingle. Mr. P. E. OUTERBRIDGE has a thorough grip of the various phases of the trade, and being popular, should have a successful business career.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) The dredge “Priestman” is doing a little work around the harbor docks. A few days ago she was testing off Tessier’s premises, and took a few hundred tons of sand and dirt from the bottom.. While operating, the odour coming from this stuff was anything but pleasant.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) Mr. Fred BURNHAM died after a few hours illness on Sunday evening. He has been a trusted employee of the firm of P. Hutchins and afterwards, of the Hon. G. Knowling for many years.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) The Botwood liner “Parthenia” was towed into port on Monday evening by the S.S. “Wagama” with her rudder gone. After leaving Botwood on the 7th, stormy weather was met, and two days later the accident happened. The ship will be detained in port some time, waiting for a new rudder.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) The first mails for the Southern Shore by the Trepassey branch, was dispatched over the new line by the Clerk, Mr. W. ATWELL, on Monday.
January 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 9) The R.N. Co. and the Municipal Council have recently held a pow-wow, in connection with the suggestion of extending the street car service further West. Mr. R.G. REID represented the Co. and received the deputation most courteously.
January 3, 1914 Shipping News The “Clyde” arrived Monday on her final trip, and took a load of fish from Wm. Ashbourne. The “Home” went North once more Monday, and after returning to Lewisporte, she comes South, calling here. She will probably take a load of herring from Redman Bros. at Harry’s Harbor. Mr. Joseph KNIGHT’S motorboat left for Lewisporte with a crowd of men on Monday, for the lumber woods. D.P. & L. Osmond have sold their motorboat, and will build this winter, a new boat of about 58 feet long by 12 beam, and probably equip her with a 36 h.p. Gideon engine. Capt. Robert YOUNG arrived from Exploits by “Clyde” on Monday. His schooner the “Minnie J. Hickman” is being repaired there by Mr. Wm. WINSOR. The chief repairs consist of new decking. Manuel’s “Eye-Opener” arrived last Saturday morning from Exploits with Capt. Jas. GILLETT and some others, returning from St. John’s. S.S. “Earl of Devon” left St. John’s Saturday. She will take freight from the schr. “Royal Huntress” which is overdue, D.P. & L. Osmond, and goes thence to Harry’s Hr. to load herring from Redman Bros. The “Ethel B. Clarke,” Capt. P. WELLS, left for St. John’s. She arrived here Saturday evening from Nipper’s Harbor. The Schooner “Violet Carrie,” left Monday morning for St. John’s. Manuel’s “Eye-Opener” arrived at Back Harbor again Tuesday morning, and took Messrs W.W. BAIRD, W. MANUEL, K. MANUEL and a number of others, to Campbellton and Lewisporte. The “Labrador”, a three masted foreigner, sailed Tuesday morning, taking a load of fish from Wm. Ashbourne for European markets. Tenders for repairs of Mr. Jos. A. YOUNG’S schr. “Carrie Annie”, which was damaged on Labrador, are asked for.
January 3, 1914 Found Dead In Engine Room Christmas morning, a Stoker named Joseph SARGEANT, of Glasgow, was found dead on the floor of the engine room of the [Dundee ?] at Port Blandford… [remainder unreadable].
January 3, 1914 Good Bye “Clyde” The Clyde’s farewell toot has been sounded, and the waters of this bay will know her no more till next May, but we can’t let her go without a word of appreciation. The Clyde, we admit, has had an easy schedule this season, as compared with other boats; but she has also made several extra trips, and the demands on her from the standpoint of passenger traffic, has been very heavy. Capt. KNEE has been so long with us now that he is an old friend, and if he is occasionally a bit gruff when things go wrong, his bark is far worse than his bite, and he never means to hurt anyone. Every member of the Clyde’s crew we have found most obliging and kind, and of course, of those members who are Twillingaters, we cannot speak too highly, but must especially mention chief officer John BUTCHER. We hope to see Jack with a ship of his own before long, and he well deserves it.
January 3, 1914 Advertisement A St. John’s built Side Sleigh, upholstered in crimson plush, nearly new. Apply at Sun Office.
January 3, 1914 Advertisement Tenders will be received by the Notre Dame Mutual Insurance Club, Ltd., before Tuesday, the 6th day of January, not later than 4 p.m., for repairs to schr. “Carrie Annie,” viz: 1 piece keel about 24 ft, more or less to scarf. 1 shoe, whole length of keel, 3 inches thick. 1 piece Keel, placed on the corner aft, about 3 or 4 feet long, where spawled off. New Stem, about 17 feet, more or less. New Stem plate ¾ inch thick. 3 new Planks on each side to be governed by butts. Caulking new work, and all other necessary caulking below water line. Copper painted new work only. A few tre…ails, which are wanted to be shifted. Cut water, and other material removed to put new Stem, will have to be replaces. Tenderer to find all material (galvanized nails to be used where wanted) include all labor, blocks and rope for heaving down, in connection with this contract. To be marked ‘tenders and addressed to Secretary, N.D.M. Insurance Club, Ltd., c/o Joseph A. YOUNG, South Side. Chas. D. MAYNE.
January 3, 1914 Advertisement For Sale. Motorboat, 26 feet long, fitted with six hp engine, Detroit, Burns Kerosene. All in good condition. Also Horse 3 ½ years old, with Harness and Carts. For further particulars apply to S. FACEY, North Side.
January 3, 1914 Strong Breeze The New Year was ushered in with a very cold, windy day, and people kept themselves indoors. One of the chimney’s on the new St. Peter’s Parish building, blew down on the roof, in the breeze on New Year’s Eve.
January 3, 1914 St. John's Notes December 31st. On Monday afternoon, a man named DUFFETT was seriously injured, by the lift in Goodrige’s fish store descending on him, while he was standing under it. He was severely (injured) and was hurried to the hospital. The citizens of St. John’s are much worked up over their local Council there, which does not seem to have given entire satisfaction so far. A very large meeting was held on Monday night in the Board of Trade rooms, and after much discussion, a committee of citizens, consisting of Messrs. GOSLING, Hon. J. HARRIS, G. SHEA, C.P. AYRE and C. O.N. CONROY were appointed, to see what could be done to improve matters. The chief grievances seem to be that the present Council has not enough funds to work on, that many ill-built and dirty houses exist, which are not fit for residences, and that the City’s sanitary system is, generally speaking – “bum.” The Harkins Company has arrived in the city again, and has opened with a play called “Bought and Paid For.” The business of Mr. P.F. COLLINS is to be wound up. Assets $24,000 and liabilities $29,000. His Grace Archbishop HOWLEY, will likely go to Rome early in the spring, to pay an official visit to the Pope, which every Catholic Bishop is required to do, once (every ?) ten years. The wooden trestle over Leeche’s Brook, which replaced the steel bridge carried away last winter, has been washed out, but is since repaired again. A freight train ran into a passenger train on the Topsails last week, damaging the sleeper. The passenger train had stopped to get up steam, and in the thick weather, the other rammed her from the rear.
January 3, 1914 Personals It is probable that Miss Rose STIRLING will go to St. John’s next “Prospero” and spend the winter there. Osmond’s motorboat was down Tuesday for the Doctor for a Mrs. BRETT of Morton’s Harbor. Our thanks to W.A. Munn of St. John’s, for a calendar of Verbena Flour for 1914. Mr. Adolph STRONG of Little Bay Islands was passenger to St. John’s by last “Home.” The C. of E. School at Morton’s Harbor is being repaired; Mr. BATTEN is in charge there. Miss BAYLEY now fills the position of Post-mistress and Operator at Morton’s Harbor. Father NOLAN at Fortune Hr. now has a fox ranch, and Mr. STRONG at Little Bay Islands is getting ready to start one. Reports from Dr. WOOD at Boston, say he is getting treatment from specialists who say he has passed the worst stage, and is improving. Quite a number of young men went South by “Prospero” bound for St. John’s, and thence to Canada. Among them were a son of Mr. Jas. NORRIS’ at Three Arms, and Mr. Don MANUEL, son of the late Jabez MANUEL at Exploits. Mr. John MANUEL, who was here recently, returned to Jackson’s Cove last week. Mr. and Mrs. D.P. OSMOND of Morton’s Harbor, return from St. John’s this week. Mr. J.B. OSMOND returned from the city last week. Capt. A. YATES went to St. John’s by “Prospero” this week. We wish to thank Mr. Arthur MANUEL, Mr. F. LINDFIELD and Mr. George GILLETT for calendars for 1914 received. Mr. Titus MANUEL is getting along nicely and is now able to walk several steps without his stick.
January 3, 1914 Marriage Our hearty congratulations to Mr. Fred J. BRADY, our estimable friend, the Publisher of the Trinity Enterprise, who has recently taken to himself a wife. There are [……?] magnificent returns from Journalism in the country, but we guess brother BRADY has figured it all out. The ceremony took place on Christmas Eve at St. May’s Church, St. John’s, before Rev. UPHILL, the bride being Miss GOVER of Trinity. The Sun extends to our brother of the Enterprise, very hearty wishes for a full subscription list, lots of good paying advertising, plenty of job work, and best of all, a very happy married life.
January 3, 1914 Christmas Eve Accident Christmas Eve was marred by a sad accident which happened to Stephen WHITE, a brakesman who had only been in the Reid employ for four months. As the train was leaving Brine’s stand near Topsail, the young man went to jump aboard, missed his hold on the railing, and fell between the cars, which passed over his left arm, severing it from his body, and injuring his head. The accident was witnessed by the Conductor, who did all possible to stop the flow of blood, but he expired shortly after reaching Manuels. He was married and had 3 children.
January 3, 1914 Slipped On Ice Mr. Robert GUY sustained a severe fall on Tuesday. He was coming down over the hill by Earle Sons & Co.’s store when he slipped on the ice, and fell backwards, his head coming heavily into contact with the frozen ground. He was knocked senseless for the moment, and bled freely from a severe cut on the back of his head. Friends helped him to his feet and bandaged the cut, and he feels little of it today.
January 3, 1914 Telegraphic News "By Telegraph. Dec. 27th – On Christmas Eve, James DAVIS of Petite Forte, Placentia Bay, was drowned at Brule; his body was recovered. Salvation Army, which provides Christmas dinner for poor families in St. John’s, states only 350 applied this year against nearly 500 last year, and Officers say prosperity in City much greater than previous seasons. Deputy Minister of Customs had message from Bay of Islands, that herring were plentiful there, and several vessels will complete loading after next frost. Dec. 29th – Wash out up country, washed away part of trestle over Leech’s Brook near Grand Falls, and temporarily delayed trains, but trestle is now replaced, and regular service resumed. Inspector O’REILLY wired Deputy Minister of Customs today, that all vessels seeking herring, are laden in North Arm. Bay of Islands, and herring still abundant but no sale, and fishery is virtually over. Jan. 2nd – Wednesday evening petitions against the election of Messrs. CROSBIE, GOODISON, PICCOTT, PARSONS, YOUNG, WOODFORD, and KENNEDY, were filed by Solicitor Fred MEWS. Yesterday, George RIDEOUT and William OLIVES were accidentally shot, by their guns discharging in suburbs of St. John’s; though seriously wounded, they will recover."
January 3, 1914 Meanest Man On Earth Located inSydney (Sydney Post) The meanest man on earth has been uncovered in this city, at least so it would appear. This morning, at Magistrate HEARN’S Court, a man named James SAUNDERS, a native of Newfoundland, but resident of Sydney, was indicted for breaking open the bank of his child, and stealing $225 on Christmas Day. SAUNDERS pleaded guilty to the charge, but stated that the sum he took did not amount to $225, but only $7 or $8. Magistrate HEARN sentenced him to serve five months in the county jail, and in addition, gave him a severe reprimand.
January 10, 1914 Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A. Election of Officers. At a regular meeting of Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A., No. 5, held in Alexandra Hall on December 23rd, the following officers were duly elected for ensuing year. Bro. H.J. PRESTON, W.M. re-el.; Bro. Frederick HOUSE, D.M. re-el.: Bro. Edgar YOUNG, Chaplain, elect.; Bro. A. WHITE, Rec. Sec., re-elected; Wm. WATERMAN, Fin. Sec. re-elected; Joseph WHITE, Treas. re-elected; F. NEWMAN, D. of C. re-elected; Wm. RIDEOUT, 1st Lec. elected; George ROBERTS, 2nd Lec. elected; Andrew YOUNG, O.T. elected; Robert SIMMS, I.T. elected. Trustees: Joseph A. YOUNG, John MINTY re-elected; Investigating Committee: Henry SPENCER, re-elected; Pearce POND, Archibald WHITE, Adolphus VERGE, Thomas SMITH – elected. Abraham WHITE, Sec.
January 10, 1914 Advertisement For Sale. Two Cod traps, One Herring Seine, Three Herring Nets, One Caplin Seine, Two Salmon Nets, One Motorboat. Write for information or come and see. Robert SMALL, Tizzard’s Hr.
January 10, 1914 Mr. EARLE’S Club Mr. EARLE’S billiard table arrived last “Prospero” and we understand, he now has it up and ready for play. He has received a large quantity of books which will be placed in the reading room, and should prove very entertaining to the public. We have not yet been informed when the club will be opened, and what are the terms, but advertisement of that will likely appear shortly.
January 10, 1914 The “Beulah.” The Beulah, which had recently returned from Herring Neck, whither she had gone with a quantity of fish from Geo. BLANDFORD to finish loading a vessel from J.D. Lochyer’s, went ashore in the breeze Monday, by Mr. BLANDFORD’S wharf, but was got off, as far as we can learn, undamaged.
January 10, 1914 Politicians A yarn was going the rounds of the South Side last week that Mr. COAKER had been shot at in St. John’s. It is needless to say that both Sammy DAWE and Mr. COAKER have escaped immune so far, and under our tolerant British laws, probably will continue.
January 10, 1914 Death John MAIDMENT. A telegram was received by Rev. STIRLING on Saturday night acquainting him of the death of John MAIDMENT of Fort William, Ont. The late John MAIDMENT was a son of the late Samuel MAIDMENT, and there now only remains two living members of the family, Edith – Mrs. RICE of the Arm, and Anne – Mrs. FLYNN. John MAIDMENT has been ailing for some time, but his demise was not expected so suddenly. He leaves a widow, formerly Jane FOX, of Back Hr.
January 10, 1914 Rough Weather Monday was the first rough day for the season. Fortunately, there was no great lot of shipping in the Harbor, as there was little slob to protect it, and that all soon packed up in the Tickle. The wind blew with considerable violence from the N.E. and the glitter of early morning, turned to snow before dinner time, making the weather quite rough.
January 10, 1914 Couriers Delayed The couriers, Messrs. LUTHER, arrived from Comfort Cove on their first trip last Friday. They reported no slob, but were compelled to wait until Thursday night for the Lewisport courier, who had to come all around shore.
January 10, 1914 Telegraphic News By Telegraph. St. John’s, Jan. 3rd – Schooner “Metamora,” Capt. John LEWIS, will be fitted with motor engine shortly for coming seasons fishing on the Grand Banks and along Labrador; first of our Banking fleet to have this equipment. Jan. 7th – St. John’s newspapers bitterly protest against recent advance of 40 cents in price of coal, and call for inquiry to be made whether it is justified or not. Pulp and paper shipments from Colony for half year ended December, amounted in value to nearly $20,000,000, where as similar shipment, for whole of previous fiscal year, totaled less than 2 ½ million. Reid Company states, freight and passenger traffic along railway lines is much better this winter, though daily trains are running, than in previous year. Newspaper reports say lumber companies are securing ample supplies of men for their many needs since the new year opened. Daily news publishes message from Conception Harbor, that man named Matthew HAWCO, attempted to hold public meeting there Tuesday night, to form Fishermen’s Union, but was forced by a large gathering, to leave the place.
January 10, 1914 Mr. Will HOWLETT Mr. Will HOWLETT, who for some time carried on the business at the Arm, jointly with his brother, is doing well in the cabinet making business at St. John’s. He and partner ARMSTRONG are about to erect a new three story building, having outgrown their present site. They recently turned out a full set of pews for the Catholic Church at Fogo and Tilting.
January 10, 1914 Ordained. Mr. G.H. LLOYD, son of G.B. LLOYD, of the General Post Office, St. John’s, formerly resident of Back Hr., Twillingate, was ordained deacon on Dec. 21st, at Brockville, Ontario. He is a nephew of the late Rev. T.R. NURSE, and grandson of the late J.M. NURSE, who formerly lived at Back Hr. and died here.
January 10, 1914 Shipping News "The “Springdale” burst one of her chains on Tuesday, but rode out the breeze successfully. The “Clyde’s” crew arrived over land on Thursday. Mr. Harry COLBOURNE arrived from Herring Neck by “Prospero.” "
January 10, 1914 Child's Sudden Death Gertrude, little daughter of Mr. J.A.S. PEYTON, died rather suddenly last night about eight o’clock. The child was subject to attacks previously. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents.
January 10, 1914 Ice Report The Operator at Griquet sent the following ice report on Friday evening: “Jan. 9th – Not much slob North, moving off from the land today. Griquet.”
January 10, 1914 Horrible Fire The Department of Justice received the following message from Magistrate BURT of Botwood today: “Fire this morning about 6:30 destroyed the dwelling house occupied by Edward DEAN. His son aged 5 years, and Ella KNEE aged 9, were burnt to death. Mrs. DEAN narrowly escaped, being taken through a window to safety with her baby." Deputy Minister of Customs had a similar message. – Herald, January 6th.
January 10, 1914 Advertisement For Sale. A horse at Gillard’s Cove. For particulars apply to: Mrs. John GILLARD, Sr.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) (Special to the Sun). New Years day passed off quietly. The annual callers were early on the move, paying their respects to the representatives of Church and State.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) The meanest man on earth is discovered at Sydney, C.B. At that town recently, he was before the Court on a charge of breaking open his child’s bank on Xmas day, and taking a sum of money there from.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Mr. Tasker COOK, a popular Newfoundlander, has been decorated by the French Government, as an expression of their appreciation of his services rendered French sailors and fishermen visiting this port, and have made him an Officer of the Academy, a very high honor, being one of the oldest orders in France.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Scarcely was 1914 ushered in, than a second fire alarm was sounded from Adelaide St. where COHEN’S store was found to be in a blaze. The fire Co.’s were quickly on the spot, and in 10 minutes had the fire under control, but not before considerable damage was done.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) The Schr. “Banshee” is now overdue from Cadiz and fears are entertained for her safety.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) A mystery of thirteen years standing has at last been solved. On Oct. 30th, 1900, Hannah MILLEY and her niece Fannie MILLER of Burnt Point, Bay de Verde district, left their homes for the woods, berry picking. A snow storm came on, and nothing more was heard or seen of the missing women although a search was made for many weeks, until the past Xmas ever, whilst a man passing Ochre Pit Cove, discovered the remains of two persons, which proved to be the missing women.
January 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) Dr. MCPHERSON has been honored by being appointed a Knight of Grace of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in England.
January 10, 1914 Two Houses Burnt At Fogo Word was received by the “Prospero” of the burning of two houses owned by Mr. George PAYNE, at Back Cove, Fogo. The house he was living in caught fire, and it and his new house alongside, were completely destroyed. Nothing was saved though a number of men were on the scene. He had a considerable sum of money in the house, which was also consumed. The story which the Prospero brings, is that he had $2400 which he had recently drawn from the Savings Bank, but we have no confirmation of this.
January 10, 1914 Personals Mrs. L. EARLE has been suffering from a severe cold recently. All the slob, which had made in the Harbor, drove out with the Southerly wind of Thursday. PURCHASE’S schooner, which went ashore in Back Hr., was refloated Wednesday undamaged. Capt. E. VATCHER and crew, returned from St. John’s by “Prospero”. This is his third trip to the city since his return from Labrador. Capt. John Phillips, who left here at the same time, had not arrived at St. John’s at this writing. The schooners, which left here nearly a fortnight ago, the “Gryfalcon”, “Ethel B. Clarke”, “Violet Carrie” and “Maggie Sullivan”, were all in Seldom when the “Prospero” came up on Thursday. Mr. John RICE, who has been in St. John’s, returned home by “Prospero.” A son Reg, of Mr. BUGDEN, arrived form St. John’s by “Prospero” and will spend the winter with his parents. Rev. STIRLING’S servant, Maggie KEAN, who has become very ill, will be placed at Mrs. Priscilla NEWMAN’S to be nursed.
January 10, 1914 The Increased Price Of Coal Our St. John’s contemporaries, according to the public news of Wednesday, are raising a rumpus because the price of coal has been advanced 40 cents in the City. We don’t know what is the prevailing price in St. John’s, but we do know that it is high enough, and scarce enough here. Still, it is a difficult matter – in our case at least – to lay one’s finger on the spot and say, “Here is the reason for the high price of coal.” We cannot see that our Merchants are making any great profit off coal, or they would surely be in a greater hurry to import more. Earle Sons and Co. have not brought in a cargo at all this season. Wm. Ashbourne only one; G.J. Carter one, while J.W. Hodge has been the mainstay in the coal trade. Surely if these men were making anything enormous off coal, they would import more cargoes? Apparently then, the Merchant is not making any great rake off on our coal. Where then is the trouble? Apparently freight plays a considerable part, and even now, freighters are not satisfied. One well known steamship man said this summer, that it paid him better to keep his steamer tied up to the wharf, with a caretaker aboard, than to send her into the coal carrying trade. Judging by this then, the end of the advance in coal freight rates is not yet, and we may look for even higher prices. However, if our contemporaries in St. John’s, by their outcry, can succeed in locating the exact spot where the increased cost of coal comes in, they will have achieved something, and it may then be possible to point to a remedy.
January 10, 1914 Two Men Shot On South Side Hill Last evening, George RIDEOUT and his son in law, William OLIVER, both residing on Atlantic Avenue, who had been rabbit shooting on the South Side Hill for the day, were returning, when coming down Black Head Road, each carrying a double barrel gun, OLIVER slipped, and to prevent himself from falling, knocked it against the ground with such force that it exploded, the charge entering RIDEOUT’S right hip, and it is supposed that as he fell, his gun also went off, the charge entering OLIVER’S leg and left ankle. As this occurred at dark, very few people were about, and it was some time before Ben SQUIRES, residing on the Road and returning home, heard the cries of the men as he was entering his gate. He went to their aid, and finding himself unable to carry them bodily to his home, he got a ladder and placed them on it, and dragged them along over the icy surface to his home. Then he went to advise the Police Authorities, who sent several Constables, and they brought along Dr. PRITCHARD and Mr. Eli WHITEWAY. Then the men were taken to town by the ambulance, and Dr. ROBERTS being called in the meantime. RIDEOUT was ordered to the Hospital, and OLIVER to his home, as his injuries were not thought so serious, but Dr. ROBERTS after examining him, sent him to the Hospital also. Their injuries are not likely to prove fatal. The men will be incapacitated for some time, and have narrowly escaped death.
January 10, 1914 Employees Change. There have been some changes in Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE’S staff recently. Mr. Harry COLBOURNE has resigned his position with Mr. ASHBOURNE and goes to Botwood shortly. Mr. Stewart ROBERTS has accepted a position with Mr. ASHBOURNE. Miss MITCHARD has been transferred from the N. Side branch to the main business on South Side, and Miss Jessie STUCKLESS has taken up her duties at the N. Side branch in Miss MITCHARD’S place. Master Jack PEARCE, who was working with Mr. Arthur MANUEL, has also joined Mr. LOVERIDGE’S staff, in place of Master George YOUNG, who leaves there for a winter at school.
January 10, 1914 Chimney Falls Some little damage was done to the roof of the new St. Peter’s Parish building last week, when the chimney top blew down. Two couples were broken, and other damage to the roof. It is thought that the chimney broke at the roof, and that when it fell on the roof, the top was broken from the rest, as the former was found on the ground, and the damage occurred just where it would have struck. Tenders for the completion of the interior of this building were asked recently, and Mr. Benjamin ROBERTS, who constructed the outside, had his tender accepted.
January 17, 1914 Telegraphic News "St. John’s Jan. 10th. – Fisherman’s Advocate in today’s issue, announces that Sir Robert BOND has resigned the leadership of the Opposition Party, and will also resign his seat for Twillingate District. It further states that his letter of resignation is a bitter attack upon President COAKER and the fisherman’s Protective Union, and will probably appear in today’s Telegram. It is reported from Long Harbor, Fortune Bay, that a deer hunting party who went in the interior, met serious misfortune: Charles PERMAN died of exhaustion, and two others, an elderly man named William John HERRIDGE, and a hardy boy named Henry PAULS, are missing. At a stormy meeting of St. John’s Municipal Council last night, Deputy Mayor MARTIN who presided, refused to put a motion to increase salary of prominent officials of the Council. Jan. 12th - Though a severe storm raged Saturday night, the train service was not seriously affected, and trains are running practically on time. Jan. 13th - There is no word yet of the two men from Fortune Bay missing in interior, where they went deer hunting. Largest sealing fleet on record will be in the Gulf this spring. Viking, Terra Nova, Neptune, Southern Cross, Erik, and probably Lloydsen from St. John’s, with Seal, and possibly Farquhar's new steamer, now building on Clyde. "
January 17, 1914 Birth Born. On January 11th to Mr. and Mrs. Martin LUTHER, Back Hr., of a daughter.
January 17, 1914 Marriage A wedding took place at the S. A. Barracks on Thursday last week, when Mr. BAGGS and Miss PIPPY, daughter of Mr. John PIPPY, North Side, were united in matrimony.
January 17, 1914 Dog Problem (Part 1) What Friday’s Bay Thinks of the Dog Question. 168 Dollars Worth of Sheep Killed in 1913. We have been shown by the Secretary of the Agricultural Society, a report from Friday’s Bay, showing the damage done by dogs in the section between Seal Cove and Virgin Arm, during the past year. The following is a statement of losses: Thos. ADAMS, 4 sheep valued at $32; Wm. GIDGE, 3 sheep valued at $24; Isaac EARLE, 2 sheep valued at $16; Chas. BURT, 2 sheep valued at $16; Obadiah BURT, 2 sheep valued at $16; Arthur BURT, 1 sheep valued at $8; Geo. INGS, 1 sheep valued at $8; T. GIDGE, of A. 1 sheep valued at $8; T. GIDGE of J. 1 sheep valued at $8; Messrs. SAMSON, 4 sheep valued at $32. Total: $168. The correspondent says: “My reasons for valuing each sheep at eight dollars, is because they were all old breeding sheep, and it is this kind the dogs prey upon most. Besides this, dogs destroy our crops as well. I am one ton of hay short of last year, owing to putting some fish manure on part of my land, and the dogs – half a dozen at a time – got in, and destroyed the grass while growing.” The correspondent adds: “I have had conversation with many of the people of this section, and 95% of them are for dogs to be kept in yards, made for that purpose, from June 1st to November 30th every year.
January 17, 1914 Dog Problem (Part 2) Some people, for the last two years, have done this, and they find it a very east task, a good majority of the people are for destroying the dogs entirely.”Personally, we think the yard system, which this correspondent advocates, would be a most efficacious plan for destroying them completely, because under general conditions, most dogs would starve to death. However, it is a good thing to find Friday’s Bay moving ahead, even if Twillingate is content to lay indifferently behind, and this completely cuts the ground from under the feet of those who argue for the absolute necessity of dogs for wood hauling. Surely, if anyone should argue that way, it would be the people of Friday’s Bay, and yet we find that a good majority are for destroying the dogs altogether. This is an effectual silencer for those on these islands, who argue the necessity of dogs for wood hauling. Anyhow, the dog has got to go, sooner or later, and it is merely a question of time, till the sentiment of by far the big majority of people, swings that way. Personally we believe we shall live to see it, but if we don’t, it is coming none the less, and the dogs days are numbered. It is not coming by any force. No one is going to be forced to do away with their dogs. People are awakening to the idea that no sort of agriculture, no matter on how small a scale, can be successfully carried on with the contaminant of dogs, and the public is already showing signs of getting tired of raising poultry, sheep and goats for dog food.
January 17, 1914 The Storm Damage Sunday’s storm did considerable damage, chiefly owing to the seas and very high tide, which prevailed. At Sleepy Cove, the breast work and pier were very much damaged, and the greater part washed out, while part was carried out with the slob, and was picked up in this harbor. One of the boilers is said to be lying partly submerged, which shows how extensive the damage there is. A large number of the big sticks lying at the premises, formerly TOBIN’S, were washed out, and drifted around the harbor. About 100 were picked up by Messrs. STUCKLESS, some 50 by Capt. Robert YOUNG, while all around the harbor, men could be seen collecting them. One big stick washed up on Mr. Titus MANUEL’S wharf during the height of the tide, and there it remained. The “Emblem of Hope” and “Ariel” had some little disagreement while lying at their anchors, with the result that the former lost her jibboom and her foretopmast, which broke at the cross-trees and fell to the deck.
January 17, 1914 Advertisement Notice. Those interested in the formation of a Twillingate Club, will please meet in the Congregational School South Side, Tuesday, January 20th, at 8 p.m.
January 17, 1914 S.U.F. Election of Officers At a meeting of St. Peter’s Lodge, No. 12, S.U.F., held on Monday, Jan. 12, the following Officers were elected for the ensuing year, and were installed by Past Master, Bro. Matthew COOK: Bro. Frederick WHITE, W.M.; Bro. Harry COLBOURNE, 1st O.; Bro. A. PURCHASE, 2nd O.; Bro. Geo. JANES, Q.M.; Bro. Geo. RIDEOUT, L.O.; Bro. M. COOK, Purser; Bro. A. YOUNG, Sec.; Bro. R. GUY, Chaplain. Relief Com. - Bros. S. ANSTEY, John WHITE, Jas, ANSTEY, Amos ROSSITER, Walter YOUNG, Herbert YOUNG, Jas. GILLETT, Roland GILLETT. Auditing Com. – Bros. Jacob MOORES, Wm. HOUSE. Trustees: - Bros. William NOTT, Arthur MANUEL. Hall Man. Com. – Bros. Jacob MOORS, Wm. HOUSE, M. COOK. Investigating Com. – Bros. F. NEWMAN, Herbert YOUNG, Jacob MOORES, Samuel ANSTEY, George JANES.
January 17, 1914 Death Another of Twillingate’s old standards in the person of Mrs. John LOCKE, passed away at half past eight on Wednesday night, at the age of 82. The late Mrs. LOCKE was a step sister of the late John CURTIS, and was well known to many for her kindness. The Sun extends its sympathy to Mr. LOCKE.
January 17, 1914 Goodison; Speaker Jan. 15th – Mr. GOODISON, member for Carbonear, was unanimously elected Speaker of Assembly yesterday afternoon.
January 17, 1914 Advertisement Wanted. Boy to carry papers around the Arm and Jenkin’s Cove, on Saturday. Apply Sun Office.
January 17, 1914 Passengers The Prospero passed South on Wednesday morning, some little distance off. She evidently met no slob North, as she went to Conche or beyond. A report said she was going to Cape Norman. Several passengers were here to go on the “Prospero” Wednesday when she passed outside. They will probably go overland now. Among them were Messrs. Wm. and A.G. ASHBOURNE, Mr. Wm. HUGHES (who we learn will spend the winter in St. John’s), Mr. Fred PIKE, who goes West, and Miss Rose STIRLING for St. John’s.
January 17, 1914 Mrs. POND Breaks Wrist We regret to learn that Mrs. Adam POND had the misfortune to break the small bone of her wrist on Tuesday. She was descending the hill from her house to the shop, when she fell, and in attempting to catch herself, broke her wrist. Doctor SMITH was called and set the bone.
January 17, 1914 Death The funeral of Mr. J.A.S. PEYTON’S little girl, which died so suddenly last week, took place on Wednesday.
January 17, 1914 Installation of Officers, S.T. At a meeting of the North Star division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, held on January 15th, election of Officers for ensuing quarter were as follows: Bro. Bennett YOUNG, W.P.; Sis. N. MORGAN, Worty Assiciate; Bro. C. ROBERTS, Recording Scribe; Sis. M. SCOTT, Asst. Recording Scribe; Bro. T. MOTT, Treasurer; Sis. M. ROBERTS, Chaplin; Bro. Fred HARBIN, Conductor; Bro. S. PEARCE, Asst. Conductor; Bro. E. SWEETLAND, Inside Sentinal; Bro. W. STUCKLESS, Outside Sentinal. Investigating Committee: Bros. S. PEARCE; F. LINFIELD and C. LUNNEN. Visiting Committee: Bros. S. LOVERIDGE, E. SWEETLAND, G. ROBERTS, W.J. SCOTT and Sister Minnie ROBERTS. Chesley ROBERTS, Recording Scribe.
January 17, 1914 The Fishery A considerable quantity of fish and herring yet remains here for shipment. The coastal wharf is lined with barrels from Mr. ASHBOURNE, and Mr. HODGE has also a quantity of fish awaiting shipment.
January 24, 1914 The Dog Problem (Part 1) We reprint below part of an article from the Sun of Aug 28, 1909, written by the then Editor Mr. George ROBERTS. Evidently the incumbent of the Editorial chair, then realized the nature of this curse: “Destruction of Cattle by Unclogged Dogs.” “The loss of sheep and other animals recently, in this community, dictates this appeal to the manliness, civil, and moral duty, of those who allow their dogs to prowl the streets, by day and night, seeking whom and what they may devour. One man had a number of sheep destroyed by those unclogged dogs, which in the market, would realize over $40. Others have lost sheep, goats and poultry. Cows and horses have been attacked, and yet men look on with an apathetic eye of indifference, as if it were the natural way for dogs to get their livelihood. People seem to have become so accustomed to the unclogged, un-muzzled prowler policy, that their sensibilities have become ossified, for they pay no attention to the wanton destruction of cattle.
January 24, 1914 The Dog Problem (Part 2) Those ferocious, hungry dogs - ferocious because they are hungry, are at large in defiance of law, and not only with a criminal disregard of the damage they might do, and are doing, to neighbour’s cattle and crops, but it often happens that when some are told of the damage done by their dogs, instead of expressing regret and attempting to make amends, they actually show their “monkey” to those who dare complain. The dogs, like the poor, we have always with us.” Mr. ROBERTS says in his closing remarks: “The first step in the direction of sheep raising, is to do away with dogs. A petition containing one third of the names of the residents would test the matter at the polls. A majority vote would prohibit the keeping of dogs. It is, we believe, possible to get a majority for their prohibition. Who will start a petition? Clogging has been tried; it does not prevent dogs doing damage. What are we going to do about it?”
January 24, 1914 That Botwood Tragedy Letters from Botwood tell of the terrible tragedy when DEAN’S house was burnt, and two children lost their lives. Our informant says that DEAN got up in the morning and made in a good fire in the kitchen. He set his little boy of five years in front of the fire, and went off to work. The girl who was burnt, was staying there for the Christmas Holidays. The mother was taken through the bedroom window, considerably burnt, and cut with the glass. For three days after, she was distracted, screaming to her little boy to run. The shock to her must have been very great.
January 24, 1914 Personals Several visitors from Herring Neck and Friday’s Bay were in town last week, among them being Mr. BLANDFORD of Herring Neck, and Mr. Alex SAMSON from Friday’s Bay. Mr. MALCOLM of Herring Neck, visited here Sunday, returning home on Tuesday. He was guest of Dr. SMITH. Our mail carriers, Messrs. LUTHER, arrived Saturday, having experienced their worse time yet. Mr. Harry PEYTON was very sick on Thursday. Several people got involuntary baths last week. Mrs. A. COLBOURNE fell in, landing near Dr. STIRLING’S and Mr. Gus HOUSE also took a plunge, where Earle Sons & Co.’s men had been cutting out the “Undine.” Mr. George HANN had to dig his horse out several times, and Mr. BOONE had about the same experience. We hear that Mr. BOONE was kicked by his horse last week. Mrs. Thomas PEYTON celebrated her 71st birthday on Wednesday, and we extend wishes for “many happy returns of the day.” Mrs. PEYTON is well and hearty, in spite of passing three score and ten.
January 24, 1914 Shipping News The S.S. “Sagona” was at Nipper’s Harbor on Wednesday, so we are informed. The “Prospero” was at Catalina on Wednesday morning, but at this writing it looks as though she will not get here. Capt. Jas. JANES’ crew, with the exception of Capt. JANES and his second hand, arrived on Wednesday via Lewisporte. Part of Capt. OAKE’S crew and Capt. PHILLIP’S crew also came. They experienced very bad traveling, having left Lewisporte on Sunday.
January 24, 1914 Telegraphic News By Telegraph. Meth. Church Burnt. Jan. 19th – Cochrane Street Meth. Church totally destroyed by fire Sunday night; loss about $70,000, including a new organ recently installed, and gift of Hon. Jas. PITTS, worth $12,000. But for heavy snow fall Sunday afternoon, and rain while fire was in progress, large section of town would have been burnt. Jan. 20th -- Board Trustees Cochrane St. Church, met yesterday to arrange for congregation, and next week will probably deal with matter of rebuilding. Another small fire St. John’s this morning destroyed house in College Square. Jan. 22nd – Schr. “Catherine,” FOLLETT, Master, went ashore at Branch yesterday, but crew were saved. Sunday’s West bound express had two cars derailed at Millertown, but nobody hurt. Jan. 23rd – Three American schooners with cargoes of herring, are frozen in ice near Woods’ Island, in mouth of Bay of Islands. Two Newfoundlanders, WHELAN and BRONSON are adrift form American schooner on Canadian Coast, and feared have perished.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) Sunday was ushered in with another gale and snow fell, which continued all day Monday. Many huge banks are a result, and residents of Back Harbor say they have not seen more snow for some time.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A young lad named James MOAKLER, visited Mr. EAGAN’S stable on Sunday afternoon to see a sick horse, and while standing viewing the animal, a few feet away, it kicked him over the left eye, knocking him unconscious. Blood flowed freely from the gaping wound, and Dr. O’CONNELL was called, who inserted several stitches. It is said that if it had been the bottom instead of the side of the hoof, he would in all probability have been killed.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) The Shoemakers strike is still on, and although out almost fifteen weeks, there is no sign of a settlement. At the quarterly meeting of the Association held recently, a determination was exhibited to stand together, until what they sought for was granted. It is probable that the Shoemakers strike, which has now reached its 4th month, will be settled by the end of the week, and the strikers resume work.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Revd’s PINCOCK and HOLMES are now enroute to the Holy Lands, having left on the “Almariana.” They will spend a couple of months in touring Palestine and other cities of Biblical note.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Housekeepers are now up against a stubborn fact – the recent advance in coal, for on Monday last, coal dealers were notified that coal had jumped 40 cents per ton. All will hope that the prevailing mild weather may continue, for the sake of the poor creatures who find it so difficult a matter to find sufficient fuel to keep them warm. Quite a stir is being made over the recent advance in the price of coal; it being stated that there is no increase made at North Sydney. The local dealers should be asked to explain why this increase is demanded.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) A few days ago, a drunken man named RYAN, was seen crawling out on the jibboom of Baird’s “Gaspi,” and as it was surmised he was on mischief bent, Const. POWER was sent for, and took him to the station until he sobered up.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) The last trip of the “Stephano” was a very stormy one. From the time of leaving Halifax until St. John’s was reached, it was one incessant gale, with mountainous seas. She left Halifax on Friday morning, entering port on Monday morning, making her longest and stormiest trip since taking up the service.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) The New Year appears to be equal to others of its predecessors as regards fires. During the storm of Tuesday morning, Mr. SNOW’S dwelling of Freshwater Road was totally destroyed by fire, with all its contents. It was anything but pleasant for the inmates, trying to escape half clad in the teeth of a strong gale and blinding snow storm. Nothing was saved.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 9) The Hawkins Theatrical Co. successfully opened their season to a full audience on Monday night, and from the encomiums past, is a sure indication that everyone was pleased.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 10) A chapter of accidents have happened during the week. One man working on the “Stephano” had his toe badly crushed by the windlass. Another on the same ship received injuries to his right hand. Another workman on the “Manchester Commerce” was seriously injured about the chest, by a plank out of the scaffolding falling on him.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 11) Garland’s bookstore was broken into the other night, and a small sum of money and some goods stolen.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 12) A truckman named GUZWELL was seriously injured at Harvey’s premises a few days ago. As he was placing a motor engine on his truck, a piece of the machinery fell on him. Dr. CAMPBELL was quickly called, and found the breast bone injured. He was temporarily relieved and afterwards conveyed to Hospital.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 13) There seems to be no let up in the freight traffic. The “Portia” on her last trip West, took an enormous freight, and the R.N. Co.’s sheds are filled to overflowing.
January 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 14) During the “Mongolian”s trip from Liverpool, the Marconi Operator was in communication with Land's End station, then 1250 miles distant, and also with Cape Race. This is remarkable for such an apparatus as the Mongolian carries.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) The SS Manchester Commerce, which has been on the dock for two months, was tested a few days ago, and everything found in first class order. It was a big undertaking, but the R.N. Co. grappled with it successfully.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) The resignation of Sir Robert BOND has caused some heavy cannonading between the Coakerite wing of the Opposition and the daily papers.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) The few remaining wooden steamers are now being put in readiness for the seal fishery, and an army of workmen are busily employed every day. This year’s fleet will comprise of: the Neptune, Erik [could be ENK?], Kite, Ranger, Terra Nova, Viking, Eagle, Newfoundland, The Southern Cross and Diana. Ten years ago, the wooden fleet numbered 24 steamers. On Friday afternoon, a man working at the dry dock, engaged melting pitch, allowed it to boil over. The flame set his clothing afire, burning him badly about the legs and feet. He was sent to the hospital for treatment.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) A man named FOWLER of Broad Cove, met with a big loss a few days ago, by dogs getting into his barn and killing a silver hair fox, which was valued at several thousand dollars.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) News comes to Job Bros. to the effect that their motor boat Tasker, which was at Lamaline, caught fire in the engine room and was completely destroyed. She was on her way Westward to engage in the Herring fishery.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) A little three year old child of Walsh’s Lane, fell into a pot of boiling water and was badly scalded. The little one was ordered to the hospital by her Physician.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) The long overdue vessels, Checkers and Banshee, from Cadiz to this port, are almost given up for lost. The former is out 87 days and the latter 70 days. Since commencing this weeks Budget, news has been received of the safety of the Banshee’s crew, but the loss of their vessel.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) The strike at the Boot and Shoe factory is at last settled, and the Union’s terms agreed on. The Lasters and Cutters resumed work on Monday morning, and the remaining strikers will return as soon as sufficient work is ready.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9) Several small fires have been in evidence during the week. On Sunday evening, one of the most disastrous fires for many years, resulted in the total destruction of Cochrane Street Methodist Church. The fire was discovered about half an hour after the officials had left the church, and being fanned by the terrific North Easter, was soon into a big blaze, which all the united efforts of firemen, naval reserve men, and citizens, could not stop. The most inspiring scene was when the spire caught, and the flames ran up to the top, as if for the last time pointing upwards in sheets of flame, the way to Heaven, and then, as if its work was completed, it toppled over and went down with the noble edifice it had so many years stood on, as a beacon to the weary traveller!
January 31, 1914 Cochrane St. Fire (Part 1) Particulars of the Cochrane St. Church fire in St. John’s last week: A fire of disastrous character, and of doubtful origin, broke out in Cochrane Street Methodist Church, situated on the West side of Cochrane Street, last night, and left not a stick standing of that fine and beautiful structure which ornamented the city. The entire community was alarmed when first the outbreak was heard of, as in the height of the North East gale and snow storm that prevailed, much more disastrous results must have followed. However, as if through a kind act of Providence, shortly after the blaze was in progress, the blizzard was followed by a downpour of rain, and the wind moderated. About twenty minutes after the people had left the Church, smoke was first seen issuing from the basement at the South West corner of the Church, by Mr. Henry Bartlett, who lives in the nearest building to the Church. He at once telephoned to central that there was a fire in Cochrane Street Church.
January 31, 1914 Cochrane St. Fire (Part 2) The central and Eastern companies were quickly on the scene. At first, there was only a slight blaze to be seen in that part of the building, but before the water was on, fire broke out in the new wing of the edifice, where the organ was located. At the outset the firefighters were badly handicapped. They could not get into the building as the Sexton, who had the keys, could not be found, also the pressure of water from the hoses was poor. Twelve streams were put on the building and had but little effect. The blaze began to reach larger proportions. Everybody thought that the adjacent buildings would catch, especially BARRETT’s on the South side and A.S. RENDELL’s on the North side. Meanwhile the Western fire company arrived and gave those dwellings their attention, and saved them from catching. All the firemen, under the direction of I.G. SULLIVAN, worked like Trojans, assisted by a squad of Naval Reservists from HMS Calypso. When the fire was about an hour in progress, the roof of the building fell in.
January 31, 1914 Cochrane St. Fire (Part 3) The heat from it was terrific! The snow from the nearby houses began to melt quickly. With such a heavy breeze, it appeared as if the whole neighbourhood, West of the flames, would also catch, but the untiring efforts of the fire brigades and their assistants, aided by the work of the day’s storm which dampened all the woodwork, averted such a calamity. Citizens from all parts of the town, were attracted to the scene by the reflection of the fire, and those living West, fought their way through sparks and smoke, to witness the destruction. Curiosity was quickly followed by anxiety, as the terrified occupants in the adjacent houses began to remove their furniture and valuables to places of safety. Indications pointed to a disastrous fire similar to that of ’92, which would certainly have resulted, but for the snow which preceded the blaze. Flankers from the fire were carried Westward for nearly a mile. In the residences of P.F. MOORE and H. BARTLETT, considerable damage was caused by water and the hurried removal of furniture, of which a great deal was broken.
January 31, 1914 Cochrane St. Fire (Part 4) Three autos valued at around$17,000. were saved from the garage of A.S. RENDELL by volunteers. The Church was one of the finest buildings of its kind in the city and was valued at about $65,000, on which, only a partial insurance was carried, amounting in all to $41,500. The organ was one of the finest instruments in the city, and was worth, $15,009., being completed only about a year ago, and was the gift of the Hon. J.S. PITTS. Just an hour and three quarters after the fire started, the tower fell into the center of the building, sending up a cloud of flame, sparks, and smoke. Had the spire fallen outwards toward the street, fatalities would have to be recorded, as the police were unable to keep back the throng of anxious spectators. Fortunately, as far as we can ascertain, no serious accident resulted, beyond the burns received by many of the workers.
January 31, 1914 Cochrane St. Fire (Part 5) Among the many spectators were His Excellency the Governor and Mrs. DAVIDSON, who immediately placed the Government House at the disposal of those who might need shelter through the loss of their homes. Shortly before midnight, the fire was practically extinguished. There are various theories advanced as to the origin of the fire. Some say that the heat from the furnace in the basement ignited the woodwork, while the officials of the Church hold the opinion that the crossing of the elect wires is responsible. At 6:30 last evening, an official of the Church was in the basement, looked at the furnace, and saw a very small amount of fire. Consequently, this casts doubt on the opinion that the fire was caused by the furnace. Cochrane Street Church was dedicated and opened in the year of 1782. Its present Pastor is Rev. C.A. WHITEMARSH, MA., BD,
January 31, 1914 Home for Christmas Master Artie SNOW, son of Captain William SNOW, who has been home from school for his Christmas Holidays, returned to St. John’s on Monday via Lewisporte.
January 31, 1914 Travellers out of Town Messrs. Wm. and A.G. ASHBOURNE left on Wednesday for the USA, via Lewisporte. Masters Elmo and Earnest ASHBOURNE left with them for St. John’s, they having been home from School for Christmas. We learn that Messrs. Wm. and A.G. ASHBOURNE have gone to St. John’s first. From there Mr. W. ASHBOURNE goes to USA., and Mr. AG., if time permits, will go to USA., and to England. Messrs Fred PIKE and Stewart YOUNG left here Wednesday morning for Lewisporte, enroute to Toronto. Messrs Wm. HUGHES and H. BAIRD left Tuesday for St. John’s via Lewisporte. The latter, however, received instructions to return at Lewisporte. Miss Minnie BURKE, daughter of Mr. P. BURKE, Little Bay, left St. John’s for Boston by Sunday’s train with her mother, to re-enter the maternity hospital there, where she is a nurse.
January 31, 1914 Scared by a Dog Mrs J.M. COOK got a nasty fright with a dog on Sunday while people were in Church. She went down to feed her hens. When she attempted to come out of the hen’s house, a dog barred her way and refused to let her pass, growling and showing his teeth. She called for a long time, until finally heard by Mrs. Peter COOK. The dog was last driven away, but Mrs COOK got quite a fright! [In another column] – The dog which “held up” Aunt Jane was ordered by the Magistrate to be shot.
January 31, 1914 Passengers The Prospero, much to everyone’s surprise, was at Sleepy Cove about 6 pm, on Sunday. She landed Mr. George HODDER and the mail, and left with the intention of going to Nipper’s Harbor, and returning next day. She however, met the snow dwigh of Sunday night, somewhere in the bay, and put back to Seldom, going South from there. Mr. Jas. STRONG, Little Bay Islands, was passenger on her, and some men from Nipper’s Harbor and La Scie.
January 31, 1914 Lost Schooner Sighted Last week, the operator at Wesleyville wired Marine and Fisheries Department, that a dismasted and partly submerged schooner had been seen in the slob ice, driving Southward past Edward’s Reef, by men from Musgrave Harbor.
January 31, 1914 Statement of Expenses Statement of Expenses including total and partial losses, with other expenses, of the Notre Dame Mutual Insurance Club Ltd, for the year ending 1913. To registration of Directors and amended rules, $2. Printing amended rules, Surveyor Certificates, policies, notices, advertisements, etc., $16. Postage and Telegraphs, $16.15. Stationery: 2 Manifold copying books, envelopes, etc., $1.60. Treasurer’s Salary, $50. Rent, fuel, oil, storage & wharfage for 1913, $25. Directors meetings: 32 meetings, 225 attendance, $112.50. Misc. Expenses: Hire of boat for freight of wrecked gear re Nellie Burns and other expense, $51.15. Total loss, schooner Reunion, lost at Mugford Creek, $680. Partial loss, Schooner Edna awarded $150. Partial loss, schooner Loyalty, awarded $350. Total $1454.40. Credit, amount rec’d for hull and gear – schooner Reunion, Labrador, $3.40. 170 vessels insured, valued at $241,835 @3-5 of 1% or .60 cents to $100., $1451.01 Total $1454.41. Note: There have been seven applications for claims, made to the club this season, four of which have been rejected by the directors, viz. Schooner Nellie Burns stranded at Seldom - Come – By, becoming a total loss. The following partial loss: Schooners Lizzie May, Exotic, and Carrie Annie. Should any of the underwriters of these claims take any legal proceedings to recover these claims, the directors of this club will be compelled to issue another call to pay the same. This notice is given so that underwriters shall be prepared to pay to this club if said call is made. Charles D. MAYNE, Secretary. Audited and found correct, William SNOW, Roland GILLETT, Auditors. Twillingate, Jan'y 28th., 1914.
January 31, 1914 Vandalism on Hatchet Neck The mailmen report that already, damage is being done to their camp on Hatchet Neck. Someone had been cleaving wood inside, and split the floor, while they found a home full of smoke on their arrival Wednesday, but no one in sight. The hunter’s rule always was, that any one was welcome to their camp, but you were expected to leave it as you found it, and a stock of dry wood in the bargain. Surely, outsiders who use this camp, have common sense enough to treat it decently, out of respect for Mr. LUTHER, if not for themselves. We hope no one will use this camp unfairly, and that they will behave like men and not act like savages. Newfoundlanders should be the last people in the world to damage a house of refuge of this sort. Everyone of us knows what travelling the run in winter means, and when you have a load behind, as the mailmen, conditions are ten times harder. The ordinary man, if he has a load, can lie up, if he feels tired, but the mailmen are expected to get along on time, and the least every member of the public can do is to see that their camps are not damaged, when the public has occasion to use them. We cannot believe that any man in Twillingate would let any damage befall this camp, and it is their duty to see that no one else does, or to report it immediately, if found, so that the culprit would be severely punished.
January 31, 1914 New Minister Rev. Wilfred D. STENLAKE, the Methodist assistant for this circuit, arrived yesterday. He preaches at the South Side in the morning and North Side at night.
January 31, 1914 War of Words A wordy war occurred on Monday morning in the Court Room, between The Magistrate and Dr. LeDREW. The angry voices raised one against the other, re-echoed even down in the telegraph office vestibule. Each told the other what he thought of him, and we gathered that neither Dr. LeDREW’s opinion of Mr. SCOTT, nor Mr. SCOTT’s opinion of Dr. LeDREW was particularly flattering! Judgement in the case against I.S. LeDREW, MB., was delivered on Monday. Dr. LeDREW was fined $10.
January 31, 1914 New Bay News (Part 1) Correspondence from New Bay: New Bay, Jan. 17th., 1914. Dear Sir: Since we last dropped you a line, many changes have taken place. Summer and Autumn have passed, with all their varying beauties. The election campaign has been gone through, resulting in a return to power of Sir Edward MORRIS’s Government. A great many say the country is safe for another four years, and a great many think the opposite. Well! How we vary. But we shall see – no one is perfect, and we should not find too much fault, but try to help out one another. On the whole, the fishery around here has not been very good, but as there is plenty of employment to be had, we hear no complaints around our neighbourhood. The most of our men have gone away to the lumberwoods for a few months. The Sunday preceding Christmas Day, the Rev. Mr. RIDEOLUT held an anniversary service in the Church in the afternoon. It consisted of singing, recitations, and an address by the Rev. gentleman, and was very enjoyable.
January 31, 1914 New Bay News (Part 2) On Christmas Eve, a very interesting and profitable service was held in the school room. It was very nicely decorated and a Christmas tree well filled with nice things, helped to beautify the scenery, and after the entertainment was gone through, consisting of recitations, dialogues, solos, etc., in which all did remarkably well, the stripping of the tree took place, and the presents handed around to owners. Then all joined in the singing of the Doxology and Mr. RIDEOUT pronounced the Benediction. We miss the coming of the SS Home. She has gone for the season. She has done good work, and great praise is due Captain HARBIN and his officers and crew. All were most obliging and we are safe in saying they were always ready to do all in their power for the good of the people. We were glad to see your note in the last Sun, and we cannot say too much in favor of our esteemed friends.
January 31, 1914 New Bay News (Part 3) During the season we have had the pleasure of meeting many old friends, among them our highly esteemed friend, Mr. Geo. CLARKE of Springdale, Mr. P. BURKE of Little Bay, and Mr. John PHILLIPS of Twillingate, and lots of others. The old year has gone and we have entered upon the new year. What it will bring forth remains to be unveiled as the days pass by. We were very sorry to hear that our highly esteemed friend, Mr. BULL of Exploits, was forced, through ill health, to leave his work for the winter. We sincerely trust he may recuperate, and come back in the spring to take up his noble work with renewed vigor and health. The weather, on the whole, has been remarkably mild all through the fall, and up until now, the bay remains pretty clear of ice, but for the last two days and nights, we have had a very heavy fall of snow. Pardon me sir, if I am trespassing. Wishing you, and all your many readers, a happy and prosperous New Year. I am, yours sincerely, P. MOORS
January 31, 1914 Sydney Steel Mill Closed For the first time since its installation, the Dominion Iron and Steel Company’s plant at Sydney is closed, not through depression in trade. The heavy wear and tear on the machinery and plant generally, has necessitated repairs which are now being made, and will take some considerable time. About 1400 men are unemployed in consequence. In view of this, it would be inadvisable for any of our local people to leave for Sydney at the present time, in quest of labor, as hundreds of Cape Bretoners, who no doubt have the preference, are unable to find employment at the steelworks – News.
January 31, 1914 Banshee Lost The schooner Banshee, Captain WILLIS, was abandoned in mid ocean, and her crew was rescued by the British steamer Cornishman, which was passing at the time, bound to Liverpool from Portland, Maine. The Banshee was 74 days out, from Cadiz to St. John’s, with a cargo of salt. The Banshee was a vessel of 100 tons, was ten years old, and carried a crew of seven hands. However, the news of the safety of the crew, who are all Newfoundlanders, except the Captain, will be received with genuine gladness. The Banshee was known at Twillingate, having been here for fish cargoes.
January 31, 1914 Annie E. Banks Lost Herald, Jan. 22nd. This forenoon, Jas. Baird Ltd., had a wire from London, that the schooner Annie E. Banks, from Herring Neck to Gibraltar, fish laden, had been abandoned in mid ocean, and the crew saved, and brought to London. Her cargo was shipped by George CARTER, but she was owned by the BAIRD’s. Both were insured. She was thirteen days out and was a fine schooner of 174 tons, built in 1908 at LaHave, NS., and was commanded by Captain DEAN and had a crew of seven men.
January 31, 1914 Mayflower Lost Daily News, Jan. 21st.: Goodridge’s brig Mayflower, Captain HALFYARD, was abandoned in mid ocean on Jan. 16th., and as will be seen elsewhere, her crew were rescued by the SS. Lusitanian, and brought to Fishguard. On the passage, $1700. was subscribed to be divided between the rescuing party, and the Mayflower’s crew. The ill-fated vessel carried eight all told. The Mayflower was bound from Bahia to this port, and had evidently reached the coast, else she would not be in the track covered by the Lusitanian. She was 40 years old, and in the Newfoundland trade during that time, being owned by E. DUDER before being purchased by her late owner, A. Goodridge & Sons.
January 31, 1914 Tobeatic Lost. Daily News, Jan. 26th: Word was received Saturday morning by Mr. A.S. RENDELL from London, that the schooner, Tobeatic, had been abandoned at sea and the crew saved. A message from Hamburg later, stated the crew had been rescued by the oil tanker Leda, bound to New Orleans, where she is due in about a fortnight. No further particulars were received. The ill-fated vessel left Santa Polo on Dec. 24th., for this port, with a cargo of salt to Job Bros and Co., and evidently met with disaster during the recent stormy weather in which the Banshee, Annie B. Banks, and Mayflower were lost. The Tobeatic was a fine vessel of 99 tons, built in 1908 at Liverpool, NS., and owned and commanded up to the last voyage, by Captain PETITIES of Mose Ambrose, when the Mate, J. WHITE took charge for the trip. She was partly covered by insurance.
January 31, 1914 Married At the house of the Groom at Durrell’s Arm, on Jan 29th., by Rev. S. BENNETT, Mr. Harry MINTY, to Miss Clementine RICE of Little Harbor.
January 31, 1914 Advertisement GOSSAGES are the best, the sweetest, and the cheapest household soaps. For perfect satisfaction, use them. Price on request. Geo. M. BARR, Agent, St. John’s.
January 31, 1914 Advertisement Rabbits! Rabbits! For sale at Newstead, Notre Dame Bay, 5000 rabbits, selling cheap in order to clear before close of season. Also will deliver from one pair to a hundred to those sending orders. Solomon EVELEIGH.
January 31, 1914 Advertisement Wanted immediately, a girl as general servant. Apply to Mrs. L. EARLE, South Side.
January 31, 1914 Bad Fall Mrs. Wm. HARBIN sustained a nasty fall last Sunday night. She was leaving her own house to go to her next door neighbours, when she slipped and fell. She managed to reach Mrs. PATTEN’s, but was much shaken as a result.
January 31, 1914 House Hauling: The usual winter occupation of moving houses around has begun. On Thursday, the house belonging to Mr. LINDFIELD, formerly owned by the late Stephen NEWMAN, was hauled across the harbor to Jenkin’s Cove. The porch was taken first, and a second trip was made for the house, which was taken down the harbor at a good rate.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) Scarcely had Sunday night’s fire been extinguished, than another of much smaller proportions broke out, and although, not to be compared with the big blaze of Sunday night, yet the loss to two families would be heavy, for savings of years was rendered useless, while a third family lost considerably. The fire broke out in a house on College Square, and was caused by a defective chimney.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) During the past few days, the rain and wind storms have been very severe, in fact, the worse for years. On the higher levels, pedestrians found great difficulty in moving along. Coming across Garrison Hill, two bread cars and a medico’s brougham were blown over, but luckily, no one was injured.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) Great sympathy has been given Cochrane Street Methodist congregation in the loss of their beautiful church and organ, by all classes and Creeds. The Venerable Bishop of Newfoundland called upon Rev. WHITEMARSH and personally sympathized with him, while the Rector of St. Thomas, offered the use of Canon Wood Hall for their weekly day services.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) St. Andrew’s Society opened their new club room on Monday night and sons of Scotland had a jolly time until the wee small hours of the morning.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) Although the Allen liners will cease running at the end of the present month, the splendid steamer, Digby of the Furness line, will be kept on the route during the winter, and already, about twenty passengers are booked to go by her on Thursday next.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) Another of the older Clergy of the C. of E., Rev. Canon BISHOP, passed away a few days ago at his home in Hermitage, after a brief illness.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) The SS. Parthenia is discharging her pulp cargo at Harvey’s wharf, after which she will be docked for repairs.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) Edward BREMNER of the Methodist College was recently skylarking with some playmates, and in attempting to push one of them to the floor, accidentally drove his left hand through a pane of glass, severing an artery. Dr. FRASER was called, and had to chloroform the boy, while he inserted several stitches.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9) All hope is now given up of ever hearing from the schooner Checkers, or her crew. The vessel is now over 100 days from Cadiz to this port.
January 31, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10) A little girl named GALWAY was seriously injured at the Prince’s Rink on Saturday afternoon. As she was skating around, she fell, and her head striking the skate of a companion, inflicted a nasty cut. She was taken up in an unconscious condition and conveyed to her home on Prescott Street.

February 7, 1914 Whales and Caplin (Part 1) Since the House opened, that much vexed question as to whether whales do or do not destroy caplin, or aid in driving them to land, has again been raised. Personally, we have always scouted the notion of whales having anything to do with caplin, and we have been more convinced than ever, since discussing the matter with Mr. Andrew ELLIOTT, who has spent some time in charge of the whale factory at Snook’s Arm, and is in every way competent to give the stamp of authority to his statements. Mr. ELLIOTT says decidedly, that whales do not eat caplin. That he has never found caplin inside one. What he has frequently found in some species, were Seal Fish – a fish which at first glance might be taken for caplin, but which are really something quite different.
February 7, 1914 Whales and Caplin (Part 2) It is possible that outsiders may have seen these fish and, thinking they are caplin, without going into the matter, have immediately decided that whales ate caplin. It is interesting therefore to have the opinion of one who has had the opportunity of seeing the insides of hundreds of whales, to know that whales don’t eat caplin. Knowing then that whales don’t eat caplin, it is difficult to believe that whales have anything whatever to do with those little fellows piscatorial. The fishing season of 1913 certainly did its best to disprove this idea. Caplin had not been so plentiful for years, and yet, whalers had to go miles outside the Funks for their prey. Old notions like this however, once they take root, certainly die very hard, and it is about as easy to convince many men that whales and caplin have nothing in common, as it was to convince the cannibal Esquimaux that the traders canned meat tins, which had George Washington’s picture on the cover, did not contain canned man!
February 7, 1914 Death [A fairly lengthy poem is followed by the signature] Lloyd. [A note says:] The above verses were written by the late Lloyd HODDER, just an evening or two before the unfortunate accident which caused his death. [This is followed by the following:] Goodbye dear Lloyd, thy work is done. And thou art laid to rest. We feel it hard to say goodbye, But God knew what was best. We lay you aside with your parent’s love. On Earth to see you no more. Our love’s but a drop from that ocean of God’s, An ocean without a shore. Goodbye dear boy, we leave you there. Mother and Father.
February 7, 1914 Death John W. McKENGIL, assistant underground manager Nova Scotia Steel Company, was killed Saturday at Bell Island, being struck by loaded ore car in mine. Was native of Springhill, NS., aged 47, married with large family.
February 7, 1914 Death Patrick RAYMOND, single, aged 29 died of exhaustion on Gould’s Road yesterday, while proceeding from Petty Harbor to his home, in snow storm.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Three Specialities. Stafford’s Liniment, cures Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, and all aches and pains. Over ten thousand bottles sold this year. Call at our drug store, Theatre Hill, and see for yourself. Stafford’s Prescription “A” a cure for Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Catarrh, Gastritis, and Nerve Dyspepsia. For sale by 300 Out port merchants. Price, small size, 25 cents, post 5 cents extra. Large size, 50 cents, post, 10 cents extra. Stafford Phoratone Cough Cure, a fine remedy for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, and various lung troubles. For sale by 300 Out port merchants. Price 25 cents, postage 5 cents extra. These prescriptions are prepared only by Dr. F. STAFFORD & Son, St. John’s, Nfld.
February 7, 1914 Fire at Badger: Herald, February 3rd. Yesterday, messages in town, reported that the store and residence of Mr. J.C. TOBIN of Badger, had been destroyed by fire Sunday night, with all the contents, supposedly from a hot stovepipe igniting the wood works. All were in bed at the time, and narrowly escaped, having to fly from the building just as they left their beds. The loss, about $1500., is partly covered by insurance.
February 7, 1914 Fraud at the Hospital In the Assembly last night, Mr. COAKER, in discussing the hospital vote, said he had received an anonymous letter charging defalcations from that institution, and that vegetables, milk and meat were being taken and used by the Doctor, and charged to the hospital. The Premier replied that this was the first the Government had heard of it, and he did not believe the charge was correct. Doctor KEEGAN was a most capable official, and was doing good work, and had greatly improved the institution. Of course, in this department with 90 people on the staff, trivial incidents causing friction, would occur from time to time, but nothing had ever come to the Government’s knowledge warranting an enquiry. He asked Mr. COAKER to put his charge in writing, so that he might forward it to Doctor KEEGAN and get his reply. – Herald.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) The Clutha arrived on Thursday morning after a passage of 54 days, which Captain JOYCE declares to be the worst in his experience. The wind was from all points of the compass, blowing with hurricane force, accompanied with mountainous seas. The Captain and crew were glad when port was made. “Safe home, safe home to port.” The SS Mongolian and the Digby left on Thursday for the home land, taking with them our buyers. The old salts are wondering which of them will reach the other side first.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) A lad named HACKETT lost four of his fingers, while working a machine at Campbell and McKay’s store a few days ago. It is said the accident was due to carelessness, as the boy had been warned not to put his hand into the machine.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) And still another accident has to be reported: Levi CHURCHILL, of the Battery, while working on the Neptune, fell into the hold of the ship, sustaining some internal injuries, and a fractured jaw.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) Mr. Richard WALSH of the Cove Road, was knocked down by a horse, and had a leg broken. The old gentleman is over 90, and no doubt the accident will go hard with him.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) The Rev. John LINE, so well known in Twillingate, has accepted a call to Wesley Church, this city.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) Captain Giles FOOTE, well and favourably know, reached the 81st milestone yesterday, Feb. 2nd. The old gentleman is still hale and hearty, and the Budget joins with his host of friends in wishing him many happy returns on his birthday.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) Captain Sam WILCOX of Brigus, goes in command of the Neptune to the ice fields next spring. The Budget wishes Captain Sam a bumper trip.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) A fatal accident occurred at the Bell Island Mines on Saturday morning. Mr. John McKENGIL the Supt., as was his custom, visited the mines on Saturday morning on a tour of inspection, being accompanied by Mr. George DICKSON the electrician, and he was the only one who saw the accident. Hearing an empty car coming behind him, he at once realized that a loaded one was on the other track. The only way to save his life was to step on the track for the loaded car, and as soon as the empty car passed, to jump back again. This he did and saved his life, but poor McKENGIL was in a narrow part of the mine, and the only thing for him to do was to stand up straight, and thus he met his death. The employees say it was a heart rending and terrible scene, and much sympathy goes forth to the widow and seven children, in their terrible bereavement.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9) During Saturday’s gale, the Bgt. Callidors dragged her anchors, and drifted out the harbor. The tug John Green quickly had her in tow and brought her to her former anchorage.
February 7, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10) The SS Tritonia leaves London today for this port, and will bring out a new rudder for the SS Parthenia, which has been in Port since Dec. last. An agent for the Underwriters is a passenger by the Tritonia.
February 7, 1914 Birthday Captain Giles FOOTE, for some years the Representative of Twillingate District in the local Legislature, today reached the 81st anniversary of his birthday, and will be receiving congratulations on the splendid vitality and health which he enjoys. Not even the slippery weather which has frightened many a man half his age, has prevented Captain FOOTE from his customary out of doors exercise. But after all he is comparatively a young man in his own family circle, for out yonder in far off New Zealand, is a brother still active at 94. That the brothers may be spared to round the century, will be the wish of a host of friends and compatriots in Newfoundland. – News, Feb. 2nd.
February 7, 1914 Rabbits Several rabbit hunters on the South Side, returned this week with good catches. Mr. Elias YOUNG had over 100 rabbits. Rabbits are very plentiful throughout the country this winter. Some Crow Head men arrived this week with a big load.
February 7, 1914 Sickness Mr. HOWLETT’s horse went to Lewisporte for Mr. W. EARLE on Sunday. Mr. W. EARLE arrived from Lewisporte on Tuesday. Mr. Harvey HODGE, who arrived this week, in company with F. LOCKYEAR, was taken with pneumonia the day following.
February 7, 1914 Travellers Mr. Martin PHILLIP’s who has been on the Kintail all the summer, arrived here last week. The Kintail’s crew is now paid off and she is lying up in St. John’s. Captain Jas. JANES and Robert BRETT arrived on Sunday from St. John’s by way of Lewisporte. Mr. Frank LOCKYER from Herring Neck visited here this week. Mr. Harold BAIRD arrived this week, from St. John’s. Messrs. KNIGHT from Moreton’s Harbor, were here on Saturday and returned on Sunday.
February 7, 1914 Lost their Horse Some men named MILLS had the misfortune to get their horse in the water at Loon Bay last week, and although the animal was got out, it perished, as it was in the water nearly an hour. The ice up there is not good even yet. Thursday night was the coldest experienced so far this winter, the mercury dropping to nine below zero. [Fahrenheit.]
February 7, 1914 Furniture Sold A sale of some furniture belonging to Mr. W. NEWMAN took place in BAIRD’s forge on Tuesday. The store on NEWMAN’s premises was also put up, but as only $35 was bid, it was declined, and no sale was made.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Wolverine – the motor with the bore and stroke, 5 to 100 horse power, kerosene, built for work - hard work and lots of it. Our 5 hp. Makes the ideal fisherman’s engine for trapskiffs. New style gear driven igniter, does away with batteries. W.B. TEMPLE, agent.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Did this paper cost you 2 cents? We mean, is the person reading this a subscriber, or is he or she getting the benefit of someone else’s paper for nothing? Of course we are not referring to the “occasional reader.” We are thinking of the persons who weekly borrow their neighbours Sun. They are the sort of people who, if their sons asked bread would offer a stone. We don’t ask their charity, we ask that they be white enough men and women, to pay for what they read. We don’t ask you to read the Sun if you don’t like it. But if you find it is worth reading, then it is worth paying for.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement R. BUGDEN carpenter and builder, (Late of Davey Bros, St. John’s), begs to intimate that he has opened a workshop in the building lately occupied by The Sun, and that he is prepared to undertake all work offering in his line. Jan. 17, 4i.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement For sale, matched lumber and rough clapboard, framing and pine plank, at O.H. Manuel’s. T. MANUEL, & Co., Loon Bay.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement For sale, two cod traps, one herring seine, three herring nets, one caplin seine, two salmon nets, one motor boat. Write for information or come and see. Robert SMALL, Tizzard’s Harbor.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Stoves, Stoves. A big assortment to choose from: King George, Crystal Crown, Victoria, Ideal Cook, Alexandra, Ensign. Various kinds of Parlor and hall stoves, and others too numerous to mention. We also carry a large stock of stove fittings, such as grates, backs, covers, etc. We buy direct from the foundry, which enables us to sell at a very low figure. We also manufacture tinware, and are open for offers, either wholesale or retail. Business men would do well to get our prices before buying elsewhere. We keep a general line of hardware, iron boilers, and kettles, enamelled ware, carpenter’s tools, crockery, and glass ware. Good stock of groceries always on hand. S. FACEY, North Side, Twillingate.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement The undersigned begs to inform the public that he has an up to date Jewellery Store at Botwood, where he keeps in stock a large assortment of watches, clocks, gramophones, silverware, and all kinds of jewellery. Repairing done at shortest notice. Personal attention given to same. J.E. PIKE.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Bank of Nova Scotia. The cheapest and safest way of remitting money is by bank draft. Money payments can also be made by telegraph, through the bank, at less expense than by any other means. Savings Bank Department: It is of special interest to depositors to note that, the banks books are audited by chartered accountants, who verify the annual statements. Office hours 10 to 3, Saturdays 10 to 12. J.A. TEMPLETON, Manager Twillingate Branch.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Knox motors run on gasoline or kerosene. Wm. WINSOR, Exploits, Agent.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Reid Newfld. Co. Bargains for Lumbermen, peaveys and peavey handles. We have purchased at a bargain, a large stock of peaveys and peavey handles. These are made of “Air Seasoned Hickory,” standard length, and guaranteed # 1 quality. We have also a large supply of sole and heel caulks for river driver’s boots. Order now while bargain prices are in effect. Water Street Stores Dept., Reid Newfoundland Coy.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Why not light your boat with Electricity? Any boat motor, no matter what the engine, (Gideon or any other), can be cheaply lighted by electricity. I have installed a small plant carrying four lamps, costing very little, in Mr. OSMOND’s motor boat, which they report gives entire satisfaction. Write or see for particulars. W.B. TEMPLE.
February 7, 1914 Advertisement Warning: As some persons have broken in the shop formerly occupied by Mr. COLE, the public is warned that prosecution will follow should this reoccur. John ELLIOTT, Wild Cove.
February 7, 1914 News From Badger Mr. Ob. BRIDGER and a number of others, arrived from Badger last week, where they had been lumbering. They report that the cut is in at Badger, as owing to entire absence of snow, everyone has been chopping, and no logs are hauled yet. Peculiarly enough, there has been snow at Millertown and Norris Arm, but absolutely none at Badger. Men who arrived this week from Badger say, there is now too much snow to work there, and teams are having great difficulty keeping roads open and moving logs.
February 7, 1914 United Fishermen's Anniversary Tuesday, Feb 3rd. the members of the United Fishermen observed as their anniversary, owing to Candlemas Day being stormy. [There follows a descriptions of proceedings.] … they were addressed by Rev. A.B.S. STERLING….. In the evening a concert, which was given recently in St. Peter’s school by the pupils of Mr. BUGDEN and Miss BATSTONE, was repeated. ….. The Worthy Master Mr. F. WHITE, who was introduced by Brother M.W. COOK, occupied the chair. …. enjoyed a merry dance to the strains of Mr. Isaac CHURCHILL’s concertina, while Mesdams HOUSE (2) served supper on the stage. …..
February 7, 1914 Doctor WOOD Word was received from Doctor WOOD at Boston this week, and he seems to be rapidly improving. He has been out to Church and also attended the theatre.
February 7, 1914 Hodder Supply Company Writs, (five in all), were served against the property of the HODDER Supply Co. this week.
February 7, 1914 Happy Birthday Mrs. R. TEMPLE celebrated her 62nd. birthday on Sunday. Congratulations.
February 7, 1914 Rev. STENLAKE Rev. STENLAKE, who preached with great acceptance to congregations here last Sunday, has already experienced the rigors of our Newfoundland winter. At Nipper’s Harbor he got his fingers badly frostbitten, and still suffers somewhat from the experience.
February 7, 1914 New Motor Boat We learn that Messrs. D.P and L. OSMOND are having a fine new motor boat built by Mr. TAYLOR. She is now getting in shape, and will be 62 feet long.
February 7, 1914 Gladly, the Cross - Eyed Bear There was a little girl who had a cross eyed teddy bear which she called “Gladly”. One day a man asked her why she called her teddy bear “Gladly” and she said “Because they sang ‘Gladly my cross I’d bear’ at Church!”

February 14, 1914 Grand Falls Letter Grand Falls, Feb. 1st. 1914. Dear Sir: It is a long time since I saw anything in your pages from the “paper city” and hope a few lines will be appreciated at this, I may say really or practically, shut up season, as far as navigation is concerned. I am glad to inform you that everything is as much alive here as when you visited it in October. In fact, the output of paper the past month was a record one. I cannot furnish you with the full details at present but will endeavour to do so at an early date. However I may say that we have been in communications with the outside world pretty regular, very little delay of trains, and in fact a summer like experience as far as weather – either frost or snow – is concerned. The past week has been one of special comment. It has been an ideal one in every way. The weather was exceptionally good, and the Town Hall every night, has been a scene of activity and enjoyment. ….. We also had a special selection of motion pictures by UNDERWOOD and UNDERWOOD, together with the charming English vocalist and humorist, Arthur Priestman CAMERON, whose splendid comic and humorous songs held the audience spellbound ….. I am, yours truly, Finisher.
February 14, 1914 Weather The past week has been a very cold and stormy one and the coal bins have had a hard time of it.
February 14, 1914 Death The funeral of a little girl RODGERS of eleven years, took place at St. Andrews on Monday. The weather was so stormy that at the top of the hill, a sudden gust actually upset the hearse and coffin. The child had been living with her grandparents, her father being dead and her mother married again elsewhere. The Sun extends its sympathy to the relatives.
February 14, 1914 Illness We regret to learn that both Mrs Wm. HARBIN and Mr. Wm. TIZZARD are still suffering from the results of falls sustained this winter. Mr. Alfred MANUEL has had a slight cold and reoccurrence of his former trouble the past week. He paraded with the S.U.F. and possibly overtaxed his strength. He will likely be all right again in a day or two. Mr. Harvey HODGE, whose attack of pneumonia we chronicled last week, is now convalescent, and able to get downstairs.
February 14, 1914 Visitors Mr. Clarence FACEY who left here this Fall, is now at New York, working with an ironmaster, a brother of Mr. Silas FACEY. Messrs. Albert and George ROBERTS, sons of Mr. George ROBERTS Wild Cove, arrived last Friday via Lewisporte from Toronto. Mr. Albert ROBERTS who is married in Toronto, visits home for the first time in thirteen years.
February 14, 1914 Rabbit Hunting Some Crow Head men and two carts left here yesterday morning for the Bay, rabbit catching. Quite a number of Arm folks were in the Bay last week, rabbit hunting and all of them did well. Among them were Messrs. Isaac YOUNG, Fred CLARKE, and James HORWOOD. They report rabbits very numerous.
February 14, 1914 A sprat to catch a mackerel. We are informed on good authority that Dr. LeDREW recently presented the F.P.U. here, a donation of $10.
February 14, 1914 Taxi Mr. Sam WELLS left with horse yesterday morning for Lewisporte, to bring down four men for the L.O.A. anniversary next week.
February 14, 1914 Fox Hunters Two sons of Mr. Thomas ROBERTS at Wild Cove had the good luck to kill a valuable fox on Saturday. The fox is said to have come through Shoal Tickle, and was seen by them off Wild Cove in the morning. They took chase and the fox made for Burnt Island. After hunting him all day, they were successful in dispatching Mr. Fox on Burnt Island. We learn that the fox killed by Mr. ROBERTS last week, was a good silver with only two very small yellow patches on the sides. Judging from the description of the pelt, it should be worth a couple of hundred.
February 14, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) While cleaning a revolver on Saturday, Mr. SULLIVAN of the telephone office was accidentally shot in the leg, inflicting a bad wound. He was not aware that the revolver was charged with a bullet, and unfortunately pulled the trigger, the bullet passing through his leg just above the knee. Doctor TAIT was in attendance and dressed the wound.
February 14, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) John PENDER of Harvey’s Bakery lost four fingers of his right hand a few days ago, by being caught in the cutting machine. He was attended by Doctor MITCHELL.
February 14, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) Eli LILLY, street car conductor, came near loosing his left leg on Saturday night, having it caught in machinery of sweeper used in clearing car tracks. He is now in hospital and Doctors are unable to decide yet if his foot will need amputation.
February 14, 1914 Mr. EARLE is Moving We learn that Mr. H.J. EARLE has purchased a house on Circular Road, St. John’s and will live there in future. Mrs. W. EARLE and children, will also remove there in the spring, in order to let their children attend school.
February 14, 1914 Fire at Manuel's Store On Monday, Mr. O.H. MANUEL received a wire from Loon Bay apprising him that the store of the T. Manuel Lumber Co. had been burnt on Saturday morning. All the heavy provisions in the lower flat were saved, but the shop goods in the top flat were destroyed and a considerable quantity of cash as well. No particulars of how the fire originated were given.
February 14, 1914 Mr. HUGHES Mr. W. HUGHES was due here this week from St. John’s having arrived at Campbellton Monday.
February 14, 1914 Twillingate Club The adjourned meeting of the Twillingate Club was held on Wednesday night, when the election of officers was taken up. L. EARLE was unanimously elected President, C.L. HODGE, Vice President, Augustus HOUSE, Secretary, M.W. COOK Treasurer. Other committees were also elected. The membership stands now at 24, and it is hoped that each member will work on the “Catch your pal” basis and bring along another.
February 14, 1914 Visiting Mr. Thomas JACOBS left for Loon Bay on Thursday, to visit his sister, Mrs. O. MANUEL there.

February 21, 1914 Captain YATES Captain A. YATES of New Bay, who went to St. John’s by the last Prospero, returned home on Jan. 27th. By way of Norris Arm. He experienced very snowy travelling. While in St. John’s, Captain YATES got paid for the $250. shares in the Union Trading Co. which he held at face value.
February 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s. (Part 1) The Rev. John LINE, whose acceptance to the Wesley Church was announced last week, has cancelled his acceptance of the call on account of unforeseen circumstances. The young lad who pleaded guilty of stealing cash, cigarettes and other articles from WADDEN’s store, was sentenced to three months imprisonment. The A.N.D. Company’s steamer, Parthenia, which has been in port since December, was docked on Friday for repairs. Captain HALFYARD and his shipwrecked crew, arrived per Almarianna from Liverpool, a few days ago. They gave a harrowing account of their experience before being rescued by the big Cunarder Lusitania.
February 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s. (Part 2) Saturday afternoon a fearful S.E. storm, the worst for years, commenced and raged furiously all the afternoon and night. The street car service was put out of commission during the night, and several houses were damaged during the storm. At the height of the storm, Conductor LILLY of the street car service, was seriously injured. He, with others, was engaged on one of the sweepers endeavouring to keep the track clear, and while forcing along Water Street, he was passing through the revolving machinery. [Exactly as written!] He was dragged so close before the current was shut off, that his leg got nipped in the wheels, which was badly injured. After some time, the man was extracted, and Doctor ROBERT’s services availed of, who upon examination, found the leg dislocated at the hip, the ankle out of socket, and injuries. He was at once taken to the Hospital, and it is hoped his leg will be saved. LILLY has been rather unfortunate in meeting accidents during the last year or two, but this one beats all the others.
February 21, 1914 USA Navy Tug Potomac By Telegraph: American Navy tug Potomac, [which had been adrift in ice on West Coast] was abandoned by her officers and crew Saturday evening, and they landed safely at Bonne Bay. She drove seaward in yesterday’s gale.
February 21, 1914 Two Men Drowned off Rose Blanche On Feb. 10th, two men, Wm. HANDCOCK and Joseph BAMBRAY belonging to the schooner Acorn of Belloram, was drowned off Rose Blanche. Thirty schooners fishing there, had to put to sea. Two small schooners are unaccounted for and are feared to be lost.
February 21, 1914 Another Fire at St. John's On last Tuesday there was another serious fire in St. John’s, when POPE’s furniture factory was gutted, and damage estimated at $9000. done. The fire started in the upholstering room and as the weather was bitterly cold, the fire fighters suffered severely.
February 21, 1914 Mrs. COLBOURNE Falls We regret to learn that Mrs. A. COLBOURNE had the misfortune to fall partly downstairs on Wednesday night, and sprained her ankle. Doctor SMITH was called and attended to the injury.
February 21, 1914 New Minister The Methodist Monthly Greeting states that Rev. N.W. GUY, M.A., at Grand Falls, has received a call to George Street Church in the city. We congratulate our fellow townsman and assure him that Twillingate is pleased at his success.
February 21, 1914 Death St. John’s papers of the 7th. Inst., contain the notice of the death of Mrs. HERBERT, second wife of H. M. HERBERT of Millertown. Mrs. HERBERT leaves one little daughter. There are also three step children – Mrs. Roy FERGUSON (formerly Netta HERBERT), and Sydney and Harry, the former of whom was the first Newfoundland Rhodes Scholar. The Sun extends sympathy to Mr. HERBERT and family.
February 21, 1914 Clementine’s Eventful Trip: Daily News, Feb. 6th. The brigantine Clementine, Captain KENDRICK, 53 days from Barbados, arrived yesterday to A. GOODRIDGE and Sons, in ballast. The Clemintine left Bahia October 28th. last, and made a good run to the Coast, but then ran into a series of storms in which she was badly disabled. Her mainmast was sprung and other damages caused, and Captain KENDRICK decided to run for Barbados for repairs, which port was reached Dec. 12th. January 3rd, the Clementine left for here, and experienced terrific weather the whole passage, particularly Sunday last, when the vessel came near springing her foremast. Captain and crew are well. The brigantine Clementine was well known here, being a regular caller in Duder’s and Lethbridge’s time. The editor of the Sun, at the age of 14 made a passage to Figuera and back in her, being then like most boys, bitten with the desire to go to sea.
February 21, 1914 Bad Storm Wednesday’s storm was very severe with high winds and flying snow. Not much snow fell in St, John’s – street cars are running – but all over the railway the storm was very severe. No trains left St. John’s Tuesday or Wednesday, but an express left on Thursday evening. Our mail men left Friday morning, and it is not probable we shall get the mail till Monday. Some tremendous snow banks are in evidence, especially on Tickle Point, and one huge drift completely blocks the entrance to the Court House, rising several feet above the top of the door.
February 21, 1914 Former BLACKLER Property Mr. Fred WHITE, who recently purchased the premises formerly belonging to W. BLACKLER, is building a new house there. Some little dispute has arisen over the property, but it will probably be settled satisfactorily.
February 21, 1914 Passengers Mr. Sam WELLS returned from Lewisporte on Saturday with Messrs. Lewis CLARKE and E. WHITEFIELD and son.
February 21, 1914 Local Nurse Makes Good Miss BERTEAU was recently operated on at the General Hospital for tumor. She is doing well. Miss Floss SHORT is doing well in her profession at St. John’s. She was nursing late Hon. Jas. PITTS and is now nursing Miss BERTEAU.
February 21, 1914 Serious Frost Burn Mr. John WELLS so seriously frost burned his face on Goshen’s Arm one day this week, that he will probably be laid up for some time on that account, as it was burnt very deep and will take a long time to heal.
February 21, 1914 Death Rev. STERLING received a telegram yesterday, conveying the intelligence of the death of Bartholomew STUCKLESS of Wild Cove, the oldest resident of that place, and asking him to attend the funeral. As the weather was too cold, the School Master at Morton’s Harbor, Mr. BATT, probably performed the service.
February 21, 1914 Vessels built in Nova Scotia A Halifax paper of recent date says that the Joseph McGUIL Shipwright at Shelborne, constructed last year, five [???] vessels, three of them for Newfoundland – The Chesley Raymond of 108 tons for Saml. HARRIS of Grand Bank, The Dila C. Hollett of 97 tons for Hollett Bros. of Burin, and the Susan E. Inkpen of 113 tons for Ephriam, another vessel of 105 tons for Thos SHAVE of Burin, while several others have been booked for the present year also. – Herald.
February 21, 1914 Annie E. Banks (Part 1) The Daily News: Captain A. DEAN, Mate George BURTON, Bosun C. OSMOND, Cook J. FORWARD, and Seamen George PENNY, and Albert PILGRIM, of the ill fated schooner Annie E. Banks, arrived yesterday by the Florizel from New York. The story of the loss of the vessel as related by the Captain is as follows: The schooner left Herring Neck on January 8th for Gibralter for orders with 4200 qtls. of codfish, shipped by Geo. J. CARTER. Right at the outset, stormy weather was met with, and continued until the 14th, when it became even worse than before. On that day she was struck by a heavy sea which carried away the rudder, the two boats, and everything else movable on deck. She was then in about 47.30 N. 45.20 W. and as she began to leak, the work of jettisoning the cargo was commenced. About 500 quintals were thrown overboard, the task being continued next day, and the pumps kept going all the time.
February 21, 1914 Annie E. Banks (Part 2) That day, the storm increased in fury, but the next day, the conditions improved a little, and an effort was made to bring the vessel, which it was now seen was doomed, in the track of shipping. At 9 o’clock that night, a steamer was sighted, but though flare ups were shown and tar barrels burned in order to attract attention, the steamer, bound West, continued on her course, taking no notice. The signals of distress must have been seen, as the steamer was only about three miles off. Next morning the 18th, another steamer, which proved to be the Indrani, hove in sight and bore down on the sinking craft. A life boat in charge of Chief Officer WHITE was lowered, but as the weather was still stormy with a terrific sea running, the work of transferring the crew occupied four hours. The conditions were such that the steamer had to stand off about a quarter of a mile. By careful management, the boat was brought to leeward of the schooner, and the crew taken off one at a time.
February 21, 1914 Annie E. Banks (Part 3) As the vessel was rolling heavily, the boat could get alongside only once in about every ten minutes, and then at great risk of being dashed to pieces. In boarding the boat, one of the crew, George PENNY, fell into the sea, but was grasped and drawn to safety by Captain DEAN as the vessel heeled over. Finally the work of transfer was accomplished. Captain DEAN was the last to leave the schooner and before doing so, set fire to her, so that she would not prove a menace to navigation. She was abandoned in about Lat. 45.12 N. Long. 41.35 W. at 2 pm on the 18th. The row back to the steamer was a difficult one, but was at last accomplished and the crew taken safely aboard, though the boat was badly damaged against the steamer’s side. On the 28th, New York was reached, and there the shipwrecked men received every attention from the British Consul, until leaving for home. They speak in highest terms of the treatment accorded them by the Captain and Officers of the Indrai. Captain DEAN was making his second trip in the Annie E. Banks, having made the round trip from Marystown to Oporto and return in 43 days, once before.
February 21, 1914 Fire at Loon Bay Particulars of the fire at Loon Bay: We have been able to gather some particulars of the fire at Loon Bay. Mr. Ernest MANUEL went in the shop that morning, as was his custom. He lit the fire and swept up and then, pushing in the damper, went out for a few minutes. He was gone about ten minutes when his attention was called to smoke issuing from the roof. He caught a bucket of water as he ran, and opening the door, he threw the water in. It didn’t make any impression and he attempted to get inside for the books and cash box, but was driven back by flames and smoke. The Methodist Clergyman there came along, and he also attempted to get in, but was unable. When they saw that it was impossible, they confined their attention to rolling out the provisions in the underpart of the store. The women lent their assistance, and all worked at high pressure, as all the men were in the woods. Most of the heavy provisions were saved, but a considerable quantity of shop goods were destroyed, as well as the books, and nearly $600. in five and ten dollar bills. Only by hard work was the fire kept from communicating with other buildings, and it is fortunate there was little or no wind. The cashbox was rescued, after the flames had subsided, and about $60. in silver and gold was found to be intact, but the notes were burnt to a crisp. The loss to the Company at this season is serious, as they were fairly heavily stocked in dry goods, and had a number of people depending on them for supplies. With courage however, they have already fixed up another place for a shop, and are doing their best under the circumstances.
February 21, 1914 Repairs to the Minnie J. Hickman. Writing from Exploits a friend says that Mr. WINSOR is getting ahead with the repairs to the Minnie J. Hickman. The main deck is now in and all the stanchions up. She was a little soft aft of the transom, but in good condition forward except for the stanchions. Mr. WINSOR is also building a 25 foot motor boat for Mr. Alan GOODRIDGE, which will be powered with a 10 hp. gasoline engine.
February 21, 1914 Quick Storm Tuesday morning, a storm which was very severe while it lasted, came on very suddenly. Doctor SMITH was on his way to Herring Neck, with C. L. HODGE just behind, and the storm broke on them about half way across Main Tickle, and they were compelled to retreat. Several slides were coming from Goshen’s Arm with herring. One slide making for Brases Harbor, made the houses on Black Island first. Messrs. Edgar and Oliver [WASR is clearly written but is likely a misprint for WARR?], who left with horses for Lewisporte that morning, must have met it somewhere on the Run.
February 21, 1914 Visitors Messrs Earnest and Ob. MANUEL, arrived from Loon Bay on Monday evening, to obtain some few necessary articles, to replace those lost when their store was burnt. They were detained here until Friday owing to the stormy weather. Messrs. Lou. OSMOND, J.B. OSMOND and E. WOLFREY of Morton’s Harbor, were in town Saturday to get some ironwork for OSMOND’s new motor boat. Mr. W. HUGHES arrived from Morton’s Harbor, with Mr. Lewis OSMOND on Saturday.
February 21, 1914 New Bank of Nova Scotia The new Bank of N.S. building is complete and the Bank will move in as soon as they are ready. Mr. MOTT, Accountant at the bank, will probably remain here all winter.
February 21, 1914 New House Mr. Lewis PURCHASE is building a new house on the green at Back Harbor, near where the old school used to stand. He has it in frame and rough boarded.
February 21, 1914 Bad Winter Storm By Telegraph: Feb 18th. Today is general holiday in St. John’s. Worse storm for the winter now in progress. Incoming trains are delayed and no express left the city last night nor leaves tonight. Today’s foreign messages tell of similar weather conditions on the Atlantic and many ocean steamers are ashore or crippled.
February 21, 1914 Loss of the Banshee. (Part 1) (The following account taken from an English paper was sent to Mr. William GUY of Wild Cove, by the Mate of the ill-fated Banshee. The account will be read with interest, as the Banshee was well known here. Editor Sun.) There were landed at Liverpool early this morning, Captain R. WILLIS, Mate SEARLE, Cook Anderson, and able seamen TRITON, and MILLIKEN, the crew of the BARNSTABLE schooner, Banshee, who were taken off their sinking vessel in mid Atlantic, during a heavy gale, by the Dominion liner Cornishman, on Saturday last, in Lat. 50.29 N, Long. 25.44 W. During the course of an interview with our Liverpool correspondent, Captain WILLIS stated that the Banshee was a wooden schooner of 124 tons gross register, built in 1904. Captain WILLIS said that they sailed from Cadiz on Nov. 7th. for St. John’s, Newfoundland, with a cargo of salt, and on Dec. 27th, when 360 miles from St. John’s, “I decided to put back to Plymouth, as it was impossible to get to the Westward, owing to the severe weather. On Saturday last, having experienced a succession of heavy gales, when hove to, we found our standing fore rigging carried away on both sides, and we were compelled to cut away the foremast for our safety.
February 21, 1914 Loss of the Banshee. (Part 2) When in Lat. 50.33 N., Long. 26.57 W., at 7:15 the same night, we sighted a steamer’s masthead lights bearing North, about nine miles off. We exhibited a signal of distress, and when the steamer turned towards us, we had fired our last red flag. The steamer, which proved to be the Dominion liner Cornishman, commanded by Captain CHRISTIE, and bound from Portland Maine, for Liverpool. Coming alongside we asked to be taken off. It was a pitch dark night, with a tremendous sea running from the South East, the barometer falling fast. A lifeboat was launched from the steamer, in charge of Chief Officer HUGHES, but owing to the high sea and heavy rolling of the Banshee, it could not get alongside, and the five men had to be hauled through the water with lifelines, to the lifeboat. The derelict was fired in the forecastle and cabin, before being abandoned, in order to prevent her being a menace to navigation. We lost all our effects and nothing was saved only the ship’s papers. Our thanks are due to Captain CHRISTIE, Chief Officer HUGHES, and his gallant crew, for the prompt and able manner in which we were taken off the vessel, and I cannot speak too highly of them, for the way they got us from the ship to the life boat. Before our rescue, we passed through some terrible experiences, as owing to the seas sweeping over the vessel, we were unable to get as much as a cup of hot tea, as the galley was flooded and the fires were put out.”
February 21, 1914 Local Travellers Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE was to leave St. John’s for New York yesterday. Messrs. A. COLBOURNE, M.W. COOK, and NOTT, were to leave this morning for Loon Bay, rabbit hunting. Messrs. Edgar and Oliver WARR who went to Lewisporte, returned yesterday. Messrs. Lewis CLARKE, and WHITFIELD were to leave again this morning for Botwood.

February 28, 1914 Lady Gravely Ill Mrs. A. GRAY was very ill on Wednesday, and her son, Mr. Norman GRAY at Botwood, was telegraphed for.
February 28, 1914 Happy Birthday Mrs. J.M. COOK (so well known through out this district as Aunt Jane), celebrated her 83rd. birthday on Monday, and entertained a party of young folks.
February 28, 1914 Rabbit Hunting Messrs Lewis and Gus PURCHASE, and R. HYNES and Stanley WARR, have gone up near Indian Cove Neck, wood cutting and rabbit catching. Captain Frank, and Mr. Fred ROBERTS left for the Bay, rabbit hunting, on Monday. Messrs. A. ROBERTS Jr., and S. FACEY, left here Wednesday for Birchy Bay, rabbit hunting. Messrs. C.D. MAYNE and P. GRIMES went as far as Farmer’s Arm Wednesday. They purchased 200 rabbits there, before returning, which they brought with them.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s. (Part 1) The Western Banking fleet is being augmented this season by several very fine vessels. The latest additions are the Nova Scotian schooner, Rostand of 95 tons, by the Messrs. LAKE of Fortune, and the Cecil L. Shave, just launched from McGILLS shipyard for the Burin fleet. The Blanch Curry, which reported a week ago as having passes Cape Race, must have been driven to sea by the recent storms, as nothing has been heard from her since. Many are of the opinion that she will next be heard from on the other side of the Atlantic. An accident happened to a young lad named BRUSHETT a few days ago, near the Long Bridge. He was run down by a horse, and had a nasty wound inflicted in his forehead. He was picked up and conveyed to Doctor Robert’s Surgery, where the Doctor was obliged to insert several stitches in the wound.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s. (Part 2) During the week, death has entered the home of the venerable Doctor SKELTON, and taken from him his partner. Mrs. Lucy SKELTON was only sick a short time and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to the Doctor in his sad bereavement. Captain John GREEN has also been called Home, after a well spent life of 90 years. He was a prominent member of Wesley Church. Conductor LILLY of the street car service, reported in last weeks Budget as having been seriously injured, is improving, and the Doctors say it will not be necessary to amputate his leg.
February 28, 1914 Broken Arm Mrs. Thomas SKINNER of Hart’s Cove, had the misfortune on Monday morning, to fall and break her arm.
February 28, 1914 New Schooner Being Built Mr. HOWLETT visited Farmer’s Arm recently, where he is having a schooner built for Mr. George TROKE. Mr. Elijah BOYDE is the builder. The vessel will be about 25 tons, and is now well under weigh, having top sides and stanchions up, and deck frame in.
February 28, 1914 News By Telegram (Part 1) Schooner Eleanor of Pushthrough, total wreck at Patrick’s Cove, Placentia Bay, but crew safe. Another schooner is in the ice in Saint Mary’s Bay showing distress signals. Prospero has been ordered to her aid.
February 28, 1914 News By Telegram (Part 2) Charles NICHOLLS of Postal Department, was yesterday sentenced to two years imprisonment for thefts from that Dept., and Mrs. EZEKIEL, former Post Mistress at Hr. Main, for similar offence, got the same sentence.
February 28, 1914 American Vessel in the Seal Hunt We learn from reliable sources that when the Gloucester schooner Jno. R. Bradley has discharged her cargo at St. Pierre, she will proceed to Channel, and will be there outfitted for the seal fishery in the Gulf, by Emmanuel PIKE. This will possibly be the first instance of an American vessel prosecuting our great annual seal hunt.
February 28, 1914 Vicious Dogs When Mr. Walter ANSTEY of Back Harbor, was going home on Thursday evening, about tea time, he met two young men and a team of three dogs. As the dogs passed him they sprang at him, and before he could get them beaten off, his overalls were stripped off him by the dog’s teeth. Had it been a child, it would doubtless have been killed. We do not entirely blame the dogs. Boys and young men are always ready to “sis” their dogs on to anything in order to get them to go fast, and the dog is only obeying his natural impulse when it attacks what it has been set after. If we must have the dogs, drivers must be more careful. The public is getting pretty well antagonized to the dogs now, and every little incident like this, brings the day when dogs will be no more, nearer.
February 28, 1914 Visitor Miss Gertie BLANDFORD who has been visiting Herring Neck, returned home this week.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) A Centenarian, Michael O’BRIEN passed away at his grand daughter’s residence on Monday’s Pond Road, on Saturday, at the advanced age of 104. He enjoyed a smoke till the last, and the worthy Editor of the Sun will be tickled to hear this.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) Advices have been received of the arrival at Buenos Ayres of two ships, lumber laden from your district. They are the Harsford which left Botwood on November 12th., and the Hawthorne Bank which left Point Leamington on Nov. 28th.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) The Prospero picked up the schooner John R. Bradley off Saint Mary’s Bay on Saturday. This schooner is the vessel in which the famous Doctor COOK went to Polar waters in some time ago. She had been 15 days in the ice when picked up.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) Another of the older generation passed away on Thursday in the person of Mrs. Catherine LAWLOR, aged 73. Her son is with the Reid Company, and was I think, an engineer on your Lewisporte Branch at one time.
February 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) A young lad named FINNEY was run over on Prince’s Street on Friday afternoon by a horse. The animal was standing on the sidewalk when the boy on a slide, struck it. The animal plunged forward, trampling the boy badly, and injuring his head and shoulders. He was taken home and Doctor ROBERTS found several bones broken and held out little hope for the boy’s recovery.
February 28, 1914 Loss of the Ellinor (Part 1) Ellinor’s Crew Barely Escapes with Their Lives: Captain EVANS of the lost schooner Ellinor, and the eight men of his crew, arrived here Saturday by train from Placentia, after leaving the wreck of their vessel, a schooner of 40 tons, at Patrick’s Cove. The vessel had been in the slip at St. Pierre, where she underwent repairs, and left for Rose Blanch to prosecute the fishery there, early last week. From the outset, she had hurricanes of N.W. wind with snow and occasionally iced up about the rigging so that some of the gear could not be worked. It was the worst weather ever the men experienced. The seas were especially high Wednesday last, and that evening in laying to, sea after sea went over the vessel, washing everything moveable off the deck, which it was dangerous for the crew to hold, while part of the bulwarks were beaten away, most of her canvas was torn off her, and one sea carried the wheel away. To add to the danger of the situation, the vessel began making water at an alarming rate, and the men had to take turns at the pumps to keep her on the surface.
February 28, 1914 Loss of the Ellinor (Part 1) She had to run before the gale, almost under bare poles, and fetched up in the Cape Shore Thursday evening. The whole place was covered with slob, and a heavy swell running though this dragged her nearer and nearer the land. Several of the crew essayed to try and reach the land over the slob, but could not do so as they sank repeatedly in it, often going down to the armpits. Captain EVANS himself, now took some planks and a line, and after great risk and repeated immersions, managed to reach the shore and made fast the rope which served as a lifeline for the crew. The men took boards and planks with them, each in his turn, and guided by the line, and after much difficulty, hardship and danger, reached the shore and were looked after by the people about, who showed them much kindness. They managed to save their belongings from the vessel, before she went to pieces, which she did next day. They then travelled to Placentia, and came by train to the city, and will be sent home by the authorities here. Some of the men were frostbitten about the hands and face.
February 28, 1914 Broken Leg We regret to learn that Master Gus CHURCHILL broke his leg at the A.L.B. Armory on Monday evening, while drilling. [Then, in another column, the following:] The young man CHURCHILL, who broke his leg at the A.L.B. Armory, received a bad smash. Drill was over, so we are informed, and the game of “Out Scout” was being played, when he fell and a companion on top of him, breaking the bone at the ankle.
February 28, 1914 Bringing Coal Messrs. LUTHER went to Morton’s Harbor Tuesday for coal, and returned with a load.
February 28, 1914 Society Fishermen The Society Fishermen, have again started to raise a sum of money to help the work of The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. Committee: Fredk WHITE, Martin LUTHER, John LUTHER, Edward RIDEOUT, Harlan RIDEOUT, Augustus PURCHASE, Louis YOUNG, Chesley YOUNG, Fredk LUNNEN, Harry COLBOURNE.
February 28, 1914 Illness Mrs. Wm. HARBIN, who sustained such a bad fall this winter, is now better and able to get about. We learn that Doctor STAFFORD is taking Mrs. STAFFORD to Montreal for Medical treatment shortly.
February 28, 1914 Death The death occurred on Sunday last at Crow Head, of Michael DOVE, the oldest resident of these islands, at the age of 97. The late Mr. DOVE, for whom the end was only a question of time, had been for the past while, in a semi conscious state. Saturday morning it was feared he was dying, and was at last thought to succumb, but on the return of his son, who had gone out for some neighbours, the aged veteran was found sitting up. This was however, but the last flare up of a dying lamp, and that evening he passed peacefully away. He will be well remembered by all Twillingate folk, as a most familiar figure, and his death removes still another of those links with the past.
February 28, 1914 Fire Mr. Arthur MANUEL’s house was near being afire on Saturday last. The girl went out to the shed to get some coal, leaving the little boy in the kitchen. She was gone about five minutes and when she returned, the child met her at the door crying, “Moke, Moke!” and the kitchen was filled with smoke. The girl had put some bread to rise on the stove, which was covered with a newspaper, and it is thought this paper ignited and caught a towel and other things, hanging on the back behind the stove. The woodwork at the sides was just beginning to catch when she returned. It was fortunate that she was gone no longer or worse might have happened.
February 28, 1914 Rough trip Mr. Fred PIKE, who left here recently for Nelson, BC, experienced a hard time getting through. He was seven days from Lewisporte to Toronto, and had a very rough passage across the Gulf. In one dive which the steamer took, he was thrown from one end of the smoking room to the other, and sustained a large bump on the head, which was still rather painful when he wrote.

March 7, 1914   No paper available for March 7

March 14, 1914 Missionary Meetings The Methodist deputation, consisting of Rev. SCOTT (Morton’s Harbor), Rev. W.J. MORRIS (Exploits), Rev. ANTHONY (Herring Neck), arrived here rather unexpectedly on Tuesday and a meeting was held on the North Side that night. ….. Mr. C. WHITE occupied the Chair, Rev. BENNETT read the financial statement showing $218.31 as collections for the North Side, with a total of $607.56 for the whole Circuit. …. He announced they were asked to aim at a $700. mark….. Mr. ANTHONY was the next speaker …. He was followed by Rev. MORRIS who ….. Rev. SCOTT followed with a …… The meeting on the South Side was held on Wednesday night.
March 14, 1914 Hens Killed by Dogs Mr. MAYNE had the misfortune to have ten hens and a rooster killed by dogs on Sunday night past. A turkey, which was in the same house, fortunately escaped.
March 14, 1914 Advertisement For Sale, Large House containing ten rooms, situated near the bridge. Excellent residence for anyone wishing to live near the sea. Land enough attached to grow vegetables for family, also small garden planted with black currant trees. Two stores, 20 and 30 feet long. Terms reasonable, apply to Mrs. H.J. PIKE, Twillingate South Side.
March 14, 1914 Travellers Messrs Harold BAIRD and A. ?RISTON returned on Saturday. Mr. Reg BUGDEN goes to Fogo about the first of April, to begin work on the new C of E. Parsonage there. Mr. Harold EARLE arrived Sunday, and he and his brother, Mr. L. EARLE, left for Fogo Wednesday morning. Messrs WHITE, sons of the Post Master, returned from the Bay this week.
March 14, 1914 Buys a House We learn that Mr. George HODDER Jr. has purchased the house owned by Mrs. Harry JEWER, formerly Mrs. Albert STUCKLESS, on Young’s Point. Mr. HODDER is now getting ready for hauling, and the house will be removed to the South Side on his father’s land.
March 14, 1914 Death Flags were flying at half-mast on the Alexandra Hall on Tuesday, out of respect for the late John PHILPOTT of Herring Neck, whose funeral took place that day at Herring Neck.
March 14, 1914 Saved by a Dream Mr. John RICE’s house was saved from burning last Sunday, when he awoke after dreaming about matches, and came downstairs to find a mat afire and the floor burnt through. He went early to bed on Sunday night, as it was his intention to go out Monday morning in punt, for seals. His wife and stepson retired later. About midnight, he woke from a vivid dream of matches and fire, and announced to his wife that he would get up and get ready to go out sealing. The former remonstrated with him that Sunday was not out, but he persisted, and it is probably well for them that he did so. When he came downstairs and entered the living room, he was met by a cloud of smoke, while a stream of flame was rising from a mat in front of the stove. He groped his way through the thick smoke to the porch door, and a jug full or two of water soon put the fire out. Examination showed that the double floor had been so badly charred, that it was possible with a slight blow, to put the fist right through it. No doubt, had it gone on unchecked a few minutes longer, the house would have been in flames, as there was a quantity of clothes hanging on a chair close by. Mr. RICE is at a loss to know how the fire occurred, but supposes that a spark must have jumped out of the stove, as they were burning wood that evening.
March 14, 1914 Advertisement At Earle Sons & Co’s, Bakeapples 14 cents per tin, Salmon 13 cents per tin, Codfish 12 cents per tin, 2 lb. tins Fra Bento’s Corn’d Beef 30 cents, 50 lb. sacks granulated sugar, $2. Our stock of groceries is complete including apples, grapes, and onions. Our prices are right.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The many friends of Mrs. Doctor STAFFORD will be pleased to learn that she is on the high road to recovery, after the very delicate and serious operation so recently performed upon her.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A sad case of drowning occurred a few days ago. A young lad named Patrick O’NEIL, with several of his chums, were copying on the loose ice near TESSIER’s dock, when he went down through some slob ice which he thought would bear him. The poor young fellow made a fierce struggle for life, and although a rope was thrown him, he could not catch it, and was lost to view in a few moments. The dock was at once dragged by Captain BARTLETT of the Priestman, and about an hour after the accident, the body was brought to the surface and conveyed to the parent’s home. Much genuine sympathy goes forth to the grief stricken parents. This accident should be a warning to the boys as to the danger of “copying”.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) A seaman of the SS Ethie had his fingers so badly crushed by the donkey engine, while the ship was at Placentia a few days ago, had to be brought to the hospital for treatment.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) The rudder and sternpost for the Parthenia is now being put into position, having been brought out by the SS Digby.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) The SS Riverdale, which steamer arrived last week in a damaged condition, will probably be delayed in port for two or three weeks, undergoing repairs. The R.N. Co. have the work in hand, which means an abundance of work for our tradesmen and others.
March 14, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) Conductor LILLY of the street car service, who was injured some weeks ago, and chronicled in the Budget, had his leg amputated on Sunday. It was hoped at one time that the leg would be saved.
March 14, 1914 Our Grand Falls Letter Please allow me space in your esteemed pages to acquaint you of a few items from this interior city. Since our last writing, we have emerged from the wintry spell of cold and stormy weather of February, into the extremely warm and mild, first week of March. …. It is going to be a record season in every way for the A.N.D. company … We were also pleased to see our old friend, Mr. W.F. HORWOOD, manager of the Horwood Lumber Co.’s operation at Dog Bay and at Cambellton, and rumour has it that he intends purchasing some five or six hand barkers from the A.N.D. Co.’s woodroom, to be used at the latter place. We are also pleased to see Mr. Edward SMALL of Tizzard’s Harbor, back from his winter work at and around Millertown, where he has been employed at carpenter and construction work for the A.N.D. Company. The work there was practically over, and he decided to come on here, as his family are here for the winter. He secured a job in the paper storage. ….. During the past week, a young man by the name of COLBOURNE, resident of Pilley’s Island, was brought here to the hospital from Badger, but despite all that medical assistance could do, he passed peacefully away on Wednesday. …… Trusting I have not trespassed too long on your valuable space. Finisher.
March 14, 1914 House Blown Over Bonne Bay Notes in Western Star: During one of the gales of last week, a Mr. REID of Norris Point had his house blown down and the family barely escaped in time from being crushed under the falling walls. A barn was blown down by the same storm and other damage was done.
March 14, 1914 Seals on the Treaty Shore Mr. John GILLITT received a message on Thursday from Reuben SIMMS of St. Anthony, stating that there were seals from Cape Norman to Conche, and that the wind was N. to N.E. all the time. He farther said that the seals were going in White Bay, and that the ice was loose, and he (SIMMS) had taken 15 seals the previous day.
March 14, 1914 Letter re Compulsory Education Elsewhere in this edition will be found an interesting and well thought out letter from Mr. Ben ROBERTS, formerly of Twillingate and son of the late Mr. Edward ROBERTS.
March 14, 1914 Mail Problems A good deal of annoyance was felt by most people when it was learned that the mail which arrived before eight, Thursday evening, was not opened, and that the Post Master had gone home. We said nothing about the Post Master’s closing the mail at six pm., as people had plenty of time to answer letters, without keeping the office open longer, and we know the Post Master must have time to complete closing his mail, without keeping him there until nine or ten during the winter months. But - is it not unreasonable to go off and lock up the Post Office, when a mail that people have been patiently waiting a whole week for, arrives at eight pm. We think a general, dignified protest should be signed by the public, and sent to the Post Master General and the Government.
March 14, 1914 Death Hon. W.J.S. DONNELY, for many years Receiver General of this Colony, died yesterday, aged 70.
March 14, 1914 Death Some men from Sacred Islands near Griquet, went seal hunting Tuesday, and one Lorenzo BARTLETT perished on the ice, others reached land safely.
March 14, 1914 Sons of Temperance Anniversary The 50th Anniversary of the Sons of Temperance, North Star Division, was celebrated on Thursday, under propitious weather conditions. ….. Mr. Clarence LUNNEN and Miss PRESTON acted as accompanists, and the singing and acting were good ….. Speeches were made by Mr. LOVERIDGE and Mr. SCOTT, and both extended their congratulations to the Chairman, Mr. Ben YOUNG, and hoped to see him soon treading his own quarter deck, to which we echo Amen!
March 14, 1914 Salvation Army Special visit of Brigadier MOREHEN, Divisional Commander on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, March 21st, 22nd, 23rd. And in connection with same, will give a lantern service entitled “Two Golden Lillies” on Saturday at 8 pm. A lecture on the rise and progress of the Salvation Army, on Sunday at 3 pm. A lecture, The First Chapter of my Life, on Monday at 8 pm. Admission adults 10 cents; Children 5 cents.
March 14, 1914 Sealing Mr. William DALLEY of The Arm, secured two seals on Thursday. A number of men had some difficulty getting in, and had to be finally taken off in punt. Mr. Arthur YOUNG received a message from Cape Bauld on Wednesday saying that old and young seals were plentiful there.
March 14, 1914 Death Not often does sorrow come in the way it came to Mr. Andrew ELLIOTT’s household on Monday. He received a Telegram telling of the death of his brother at Merrit’s Harbor and within two hours his wife received one, acquainting her of the death of her father.
March 14, 1914 Eclipse of the Moon There was an eclipse of the moon on Thursday night.
March 14, 1914 Death There passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, March 8th at Merrit’s Harbor, deeply regretted by his relatives and friends, Richard ELLIOTT, aged 62 years. He had been enjoying good health up to about two weeks ago, when he was stricken with La Grippe and Pneumonia, and although everything that could possibly be done, yet God saw fit to take him from this world and bring him to his Heavenly home on high. He leaves behind him, two sons and one grandchild, two brothers and four sisters. The bereaved ones “sigh for the touch of the vanished hand, the sound of the voice that is still”, but there is a hope that lives and blooms with immortality and eternal life. It is the hope, the glorious hope, that Jesus’ Grace has given. The hope when days and years are past, We all shall meet in Heaven.

March 21, 1914 He Buys the Ariel We are informed that Mr. Arthur HOLWELL of Herring Neck, has purchased the Ariel from Earle & Sons Co. here.
March 21, 1914 Horse falls through the Ice Mr. L. EARLE who was at Fogo, returned home Monday. Mr. HOWLETT, who went for him, got his horse in the water somewhere at Herring Neck, and it was in 20 minutes before they got it out again.
March 21, 1914 Travellers Doctor SMITH was at Chance Harbor Monday, to visit a Mr. JENNINGS of that place. Mr. W. EARLE of Change Islands, was in town on a visit last week. He returned home Monday. Mr. Harry MANUEL and companion from Loon Bay, arrived here last Saturday and returned home Sunday. Messrs L. and H. EARLE visited Tizzard’s Harbor on Wednesday, and we learn from them that quite a number of motor boats are being built there.
March 21, 1914 Advertisement Schooner for Sale: Schooner Coronation, 23 tons, well found in all sails and gear. Price $650. For particulars apply to Stephen JANES, Sampson’s Island.
March 21, 1914 Advertisement For Sale: Schooner M.G.B. Tonnage 41, five summers running to Labrador, sails and running gear in perfect condition. Terms reasonable. Josiah MANUEL, Exploits.
March 21, 1914 Beaters on the Pacific Coast “Beaters” annoy Pacific Fishermen, as much as Dogfish do ours. (From Canadian Fishermen) We, on the Pacific, have our troubles just the same as the Atlantic fishermen have with their dogfish. Only ours is the common or garden hair seal, or “Bay Beater”, as it is termed East. Nets are broken and gear smashed by these animals to such an extent, that the Department of Marine and Fisheries now pays a bonus of $3.50 for evidence shown of each seal killed. As the usual market price of the seal is about $1.50, one would think that there is a business alone to be done in catching these depredators. But, it is a case of “Show me how”. It is easy enough to shoot this seal, but getting it, after it is shot, is a different proposition. This animal sinks immediately after it is killed. Outside of nets, there seems to be no way of getting the seal. Rumor has it that certain individuals are inventing a species of harpoon gun, but success along the lines looks pretty slim. We trust that this item will not encourage some of the old sealers, who still speak about the year the “Patch was struck N.N.E. of the Funks,” to try their luck here!
March 21, 1914 Anticosti, No Desert Isle (Part 1) The Chocolate King’s Property a scene of Industry. Here on an island we imagined was desolate, and but sparsely inhabited, were locomotives hauling dump cars loaded with short lengths of pulpwood. Gangs of men were stowing the blocks in the holds of steamer, and all the harbor noises of a busy port predominated – engine whistles, escaping steam, the roar of the wood sliding down the chutes, and the shouts of the Stevedores. Walking ashore, along the long breakwater, the town opened itself to view - and real model town at that! Macadamized roads, electric light, squares, water works, and sewerage. All the buildings nicely painted and galvanized iron roofed – everything up to date and modern. A first class pulpwood mill was running overtime, and one could see the unbarked logs coming down the mill stream, entering the grab way at the far end of the plant, and being discharged from an overhead conveyor, barked and trimmed into 3 foot lengths, on to a mighty pile at the end of the wharf.
March 21, 1914 Anticosti, No Desert Isle (Part 2) Back of the mill was a machine shop, fully equipped with lathes, punches, drills and foundry gear. Four locomotives operate upon the 15 or 20 miles of track which runs into the woods, and as there is no stream large enough for driving the timber down from the camps, the railroad is used for hauling out the cut. Eight hundred men form the population of Ellis Bay, and all are in the employ of Monsieur Henri MENIER. The large store, where anything imaginable can be purchased, is run by MENIER for the good of his citizens, and not for profit. Goods can be purchased there at city prices. The bakery, hotel, boarding houses, telephone, railroad, post office, police and municipal departments, all first class institutions, are run by the French Croesus. A steamer, the Savoy, maintains a weekly service with Quebec, and is operated by the proprietor of Anticosti. The very lighthouses which aid in the navigation of the port, were brought from France, and erected by MENIER at his own expense.
March 21, 1914 Anticosti, No Desert Isle (Part 3) It is hard to believe that this bustling town is private property and owned by one man, but here and there, posted upon the buildings, are enamelled plates with the caption “Reglements de I’ile d’Anticosti proprietor.” The laws are not harsh by any means, but all the residents of the town are expected to confirm to them. The use, or sale of intoxicants is prohibited. Guns are not allowed to be kept by any employee, and the game must not be touched. Only the trappers in MENIER’s employ are allowed to kill any animals. Considering that the place is literally swarming with game – deer, black bear, geese martin, duck, seals, etc., it must be a hard check on the man with sporting instincts. Though Mr. MENIER has a palatial bungalow built on the Island at Ellis Bay, he does not live there. Two years ago, he paid a visit to his little kingdom, but his authority is invested in the Governor he send out from France. In the fall of the year, the majority of the Anticostians return to their homes on the main land, and the two or three hundred who remain to look after the buildings, cut out pulp, timber, and trap furs, are shut in for the winter by the Gulf ice, which effectively deters navigation of any kind for at least three months. – Canadian Fisherman.
March 21, 1914 Our Grand Falls Letter : ….. Very little of importance is available at this present writing, with the exception of the city pleasures, viz. the hockey games nightly in the spacious skating rink, and pictures and songs at the Town Hall …… The Exploits Royal Stores for the past fortnight, has been visited by numbers of enthusiastic purchasers both day and night, having a special annual sale on …. The A.N.D. Co’s plant is also going with the swing in every department, beater rooms, grinder rooms and paper machine room, is kept rushing on double shift, and is doing excellent work. The storages are practically full here now, and daily train service has been put on to keep the rooms clear. Such a splendid state of affairs, Mr. Editor, must necessarily tend to raise the capabilities of this land of snows, in the estimation of the outside world. I am sorry to say that owing to scant remuneration I am anticipating leaving here not later than the 15th of April, as I have an offer of a season’s work with a large lumbering concern situated at Carbonear, and as I possess the bettering nature, whenever occasion offers, I have decided to accept the offer. …… With many thanks …… Sincerely yours, Finisher.
March 21, 1914 Death Mr. HODGE received a telegram Thursday morning, acquainting him with the death of Mrs. LUCAS of Fogo, mother of Mr. W. LUCAS. Mr. LUCAS had himself gone off that morning with the visiting C of E Clergymen. We extend our sympathy to Mr. LUCAS.
March 21, 1914 Pollution Study Next week we intend to publish an article by Doctor G.H. PARKER, Professor of Harvard University, who has made a number of experiments on fish, on the effects of motor boat exhaust noises on fish. We advise every fisherman to read it.
March 21, 1914 News By Telegram Chas. GRANT, second engineer SS Eagle, who disappeared mysteriously Monday week, was found last Monday near Black Head, with feet badly frozen, having been 7 days without food or shelter.
March 21, 1914 Marriage Flags were flying here on Wednesday to celebrate the wedding of Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE, which took place in Toronto on that day, to Miss HILL, daughter of Rev. Jabez HILL, formerly Methodist Pastor at Twillingate.
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) The Barque Attila arrived on Wednesday to Baine Johnston & Co. after a splendid run of 26 days from Pernam. On the passage down, one of the crew - William BURSEY - fell off the jib boom and was lost, although every effort was made to save him
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) At R.N. Co’s Round House a stabbing affray took place on Wednesday night when Henry TAPPER, an employee, was stabbed in the shoulder by one PARMITER. PARMITER was arrested and placed behind the bars awaiting developments.
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) It is now over a month since the Blanche Curry was reported and fears are entertained that the vessel has been overtaken with disaster.
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) The Hon. W.J.S. DONNELLY, Inspector of Customs, died on Tuesday after a short illness. Although his health had not been well for several years, yet he never gave up, and practically died in harness. He was taken seriously ill the day previous to his death.
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) A very serious accident occurred at the Prince’s Rink on Wednesday night during a hockey match, when Arthur ANDREWS of Knowling’s establishment, had his eye knocked out by coming in contact with the back point of an opponent’s skate. Blood flowed in streams from the wound. First aid was rendered and upon Doctor KNIGHT’s arrival he was hurried to the Hospital.
March 21, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) The schooner Grand Falls is now practically given up for lost, as she is out over 70 days from Marystown to Oporto.
March 21, 1914 Earle’s to Close Business Here (Part 1) The sensation of this week has been the announcement that Earle Sons & Co have decided to close out their business on the South Side, and gradually realize on the whole property there. The decision has been arrived at partly on account of the unsatisfactory nature of the premises, from a standpoint of shipping facilities, inaccessible as it is to our coastal steamers and making it necessary to transport all goods, but more especially cask fish, by schooner or lighter, to some more convenient place for shipping. This added expense, together with the fact that the company has already a plant at Fogo which is adequate to handle all the fish they need, are the chief reasons which have caused them to take this step. The property will not be immediately closed down, but will still run on for a year or more while the stock is gradually disposed of, and some of the hands will continue on yet for a while. This is the heaviest blow that Twillingate has sustained since the close up of Lethbridges premises and is another answer to Mr. COACKER when he claims that the merchants are robbing the fishermen and making enormous profits.
March 21, 1914 Earle’s to Close Business Here (Part 2) Let us hope that another business may take its place, or that Earle Sons & Co, may still carry on in some other part of the Harbor. The Arm and Herring Neck trades will be continued and run as branches of Fogo. In all probability a considerable portion of the Twillingate trade will be transferred to these branches. Quite a number of men have, as it were, grown up with the business and formed an integral part. The surprise to them must have been great and somewhat disconcerting, as it will seem to them like pulling up the roots, to move elsewhere after so long. Mr. George NOTT and his son William, Mr. A. COLBOURNE, Mr. W. HUGHES, Mr. George GARDE, are all part and parcel of the firm almost, and other employees, though not so long in the service, will miss the employment which this firm has afforded so long. Some 20 regular employees besides a host of others, will miss the chance to earn their living that this firm has afforded them. But we hope that almost before the business finally closes up here, that Earle Sons & Co, or someone else, may decide to open at this or some other stand. While the blow to Twillingate is staggering, we hope that after all things may work out all right.
March 21, 1914 Travelers Mr. W. LUCAS left for Fogo yesterday morning to attend the funeral of his mother. Constable CRAMM brought a couple of prisoners here from Lewisporte last Saturday to serve a term. Mr. Robert BOYDE of Tizzard’s Harbor was in town Monday. Mr. BOYDE informs us that he will probably visit Boston and other USA cities shortly.
March 21, 1914 Advertisement: For Sale, Matched lumber and rough clapboard, framing and pine plank at O.H. MANUEL’s. T Manuel & Co, Loon Bay.

March 28, 1914 Plain Talks - Low Neck Lines (Part 1) A Corner for Women. Low Necks. The present fashion by ladies of wearing dresses without collars, and cut rather low in the neck, has caused some of our male friends to exclaim and prophesy colds, coughs, and perhaps coffins, for the unfortunate females. But the reverse is really true, that instead of laying the ladies who dress thus, open to the attack of colds, sore throats, and bronchitis, it actually deters such a state of affairs. A little thought will show you how this is. Is your face usually cold unless you go out in some biting North wind? You suffer not at all because your face is exposed, and yet, just as delicate organisms are located in your face as in your neck. Find out from your friends those who wear chest protectors and those who do not, then watch who have the most sore throats, coughs, and bronchitis. You will find that in spite of the extra protection afforded by comforters, chest protectors, and mufflers, that these are the very people who are subject most frequently to throat ailments.
March 28, 1914 Plain Talks - Low Neck Lines (Part 2) In the early days of settlement in Canada, an Englishman, newly from the old country, met an Indian near the settlement, on a cold autumn day, naked from the waist up. “Aren’t you cold?” he asked the Redman. The latter pointed to the Englishman’s uncovered face and asked, “You face cold?” “Oh no,” said he, “My face is not cold – it’s used to it.” “Umph” grunted the Indian, “Me all face!” I knew a young Englishman who spent a winter in the Northern part of your country. His companion told me that even during the severest days of winter, he travelled about with his shirt collar turned back, and half of his great chest exposed to the wind and snow. He was not troubled with the slightest cold for the winter! Now I do not argue that we all should go with bare necks – although I believe the move would be a good one – but I think that in this case, fashion has made a good move, and that those who argue against low necked dresses do so in ignorance of their real value. Throw chest protectors, mufflers, and comforters, with physic, to the dogs! (Our lady correspondent has evidently not experienced the pleasure of crossing the hills to Back Harbor in the teeth of a North West wind, with the thermometer below zero, or she would not speak so disparagingly of mufflers! – Editor.)
March 28, 1914 Travellers Messrs. Harry and Cecil ANSTEY of Back Harbor, who have been in the lumber woods at Millertown, returned home last week. Mr. W.W. BAIRD of Campbellton arrived Wednesday and returned Friday. Miss Nellie SCOTT was to accompany him on the return trip to Campbellton. Mr. Samuel BUTLER of Sampson’s Island was in town yesterday. By last mail we received a letter from Mr. Edward REDMAN of Redmond Bros, Harry’s Harbor, written onboard the White Star Liner Olympic. He was then enroute for Ireland to visit his parents whom he had not seen for eight years. Mr. W.B. JENNINGS, MHA., was to be here and lecture to the F.P.U. last night.
March 28, 1914 Salvation Army News We are informed that Ensign EARLE will accompany Brigadier MOREHEN to London about the first week in May, to attend the International Congress of the Salvation Army, which will be held there that month, and at which some 6000 delegates from all over the world, of practically every nation and color, will be represented. Brigadier MOREHEN lectured in the S.A. Barracks on Sunday to a large audience, on the Rise and Progress of the Salvation Army. The lecture was very interesting and instructive. The lecturer attempted to show that the late General, before he founded the Army, had offered his services first to the Methodist, and after to the Church of England, but both had declined to further his schemes, regarding him as too much of a firebrand. The lecturer told interestingly of the origin of the name, which was given at the time the volunteer movement was in progress in England, as well as the foundation of the Army in Australia by a milkman and a builder, and in India by a judge named TUCKER. Doctor LeDREW acted as Chairman and a vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. C. WHITE and seconded by Mr. SCOTT.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) Engineer Grant, the man reported in last week’s Budget as being missing, found his way into W. HEALEY’s house at Blackhead on Monday, and with just strength enough to utter his name, fell to the floor. It appears that after leaving his boarding house, to go as he said, “aboard the Eagle” his mind became a blank, and he wandered around the country for a week suffering from aphasia, or loss of memory, and eventually brought up in HEALEY’s house, where he was looked after until he was removed to the Hospital, St. John’s where he is now.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) The loss of the City of Sydney, off Halifax harbor last week, has caused many of our merchants considerable inconvenience for they had large consignments on the steamer, most of which had to be duplicated.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) The funeral of the late W. MARSHALL took place from his late residence on Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) Mr. James CHALKER’s 18 months old baby boy met with a serious accident last week. The little chap picked up his mother’s hat pin and drove the point in his eye, seriously injuring the optic. The Doctors hope to save the sight.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) A branch of the Royal Bank of Canada with Mr. A. MARSHALL as Manager, has recently been opened in the West end of the city.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) The Brakeman TAPPER who was wounded by PARMITER as recorded in last week’s Budget, is doing well. PARMITER was sentenced to one month imprisonment and afterwards find securities for his future good conduct.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) The schooner Grand Falls, now out from Marystown to Oporto over 70 days, is given up for lost and all hope of the Blanche Curry has been abandoned. After passing Ferryland on Feb. 7th some of the worst storms of the season prevailed, and it is surmised that in one of the hurricanes, the vessel foundered.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) Mr. James NASH, well known farmer of the West End, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon of heart failure. The deceased was in town on Saturday afternoon, attending to his business, and on reaching his home was stricken with pains around the heart, and before spiritual or medical aid reached the house, the spirit of James NASH had winged its flight to the other shore. A brother only passed away ten weeks ago and this makes it all the sadder for his bereaved family, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9) Another of the Sanitary men, Samuel DIAMOND, was conveyed to the hospital yesterday, suffering from Diphtheria. Several of the employees have recently been attacked with the disease.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10) News comes from the SS Bonaventure that one of her crew, Henry PRIDHAM of Petty Harbor, had died during the week. No particulars of the cause of his death are given.
March 28, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 11) Several accidents have recently occurred at the Iron Island in which two or three men have been killed, and others seriously injured.
March 28, 1914 An Apology Editor Twillingate Sun: Dear Sir: To whom it may Concern. Kindly allow me space in the columns of your paper, to offer my humble apology to Miss Gertie MAIDMENT of Grand Falls, for wilfully and wantonly saying slanderous things of her character before some of my train mates, without any reason or cause, and these slanderous remarks were absolutely false and untrue. I hereby certify that I have only a passing acquaintance with Miss MAIDMENT and know nothing of or about her, and wish to offer my sincerest apology for saying those slanderous things, and trust that she will forgive my wicked and misleading remarks made about her. I humbly beg she will accept this apology as an atonement for my wrongdoing, and I hereby state that in future I shall be careful not to say anything misleading or libellous against Miss MAIDMENT. Kindly send 2 copies to Mr. F.J. DOVE, Bishop’s Falls, and a copy to Miss Gertie MAIDMENT, Millertown Junction. Yours humbly, J. BLACKMORE, Fireman Engine # 113, R.N. Co., Bishop’s Falls, March 10, 1914.
March 28, 1914 Appointment We notice the appointment of Mr. Chas. WHITE as Commissioner of Wrecked Property to succeed the late W.T. BAIRD. We extend congratulations.
March 28, 1914 By Telegram: Death John FOOTE of schooner Gordon Hollett of Burin, drowned on fishing grounds at Lapoile Thursday, by dory up setting. Body recovered.
March 28, 1914 By Telegram: Death George BROWN of Red Brook near St. Georges, was found dead there yesterday with shot in breast and empty gun near body. Suicide is supposed.
March 28, 1914 By Telegram: Death Edward DWYER of Bell Island was found dead there yesterday, supposed suffocated owing intoxication.
March 28, 1914 By Telegram: Death By fall of material in Scotia Mine at Bell Island Saturday, Ambrose CLARKE of Harbor Grace was killed and Wm. PYE of same place seriously injured, having one leg amputated, but his recovery is expected.
March 28, 1914 Missing Man Found (Part 1) Charles Grant, Marine Engineer Wanders Mysteriously for Over a Week Without Shelter or Food. Charles GRANT, a 42 year old Engineer of Shields, England, who had been missing for a week, reached Wm. HEALEY’s house at Blackhead, about noon on Monday, in an exhausted condition. An hour later the Police were informed of the occurrence, by telephone from Cape Spear Lighthouse, and the tug John Green was sent to Blackhead with Detective TOBIN and another officer, who took a stretcher with them. They returned just before night and upon arriving, GRANT was taken to the Hospital by ambulance. The story of GRANT’s wanderings is of a mysterious nature, as he had no recollection whatever of anything that happened since he left his boarding house at 2am, Monday March 9th. When leaving that morning, he told his room mate he was going aboard the Eagle to get up steam.
March 28, 1914 Missing Man Found (Part 2) He appeared quite rational and perfectly sober at the time, but from then until he staggered into HEALY’s house and uttered his name before falling to the floor, his mind is total blank. He told the Police that he could not in any way explain what had happened, as he had not the faintest idea of where he had been or what had happened. When he reached HEALEY’s it dawned on him that something was amiss, and in some mysterious manner he was prompted to state his name. After a little at Healey’s, his mind came back to him but think as he would, he could not recall anything concerning his wanderings. GRANT is of splendid physique and came through the ordeal well, though his face and lower parts of the body were badly swollen, and frostbitten. Without doubt, he must have spent the seven and a half days without food or shelter of any kind, and but for his robust constitution, would have succumbed. The unfortunate man is married and has a wife and two children in England. He was an Engineer on the ill fated Glace Bay, but had been employed here ever since she was abandoned. He is now at the Hospital and is doing as well as can be expected. It is thought that the lower limbs may have to be amputated. – Evening Telegram.
March 28, 1914 Loss of the City of Sydney On the Red Cross Liner City of Sydney, which was wrecked outside Halifax on Monday night March 16th were six automobiles. Four of them were insured. The Editor of the Sun also had two packages of Wolverines on board but these were insured and the order duplicated by telegram. Two men were drowned during attempts at salvage of goods.
March 28, 1914 Exploits Notes March 20th – Mr. Robert YOUNG was here this week inspecting the work on his schooner the Minnie J. Hickman, which is being done by Mr. WINSOR. They are now putting on the rails and bulwarks. Mr. Jack PARNELL has been at work with the Fulton Mfg. Co. at Erie, USA, but is now at work at a boat-building yard at the same place. Mr. Ches MANUEL went to St. John’s on Tuesday. The funeral of Mrs WHITEWAY took place here today. Horses from Campbellton were here yesterday and took the Gideon engine which was in the Arrow, and which has been sold to the Horwood Lumber Co. It will be replaced with a 14 hp. of the same. Rev. A.B. STIRLING arrived from the Missionary Meeting Tour on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Mr. John KINGSBURY of Back Harbor.
March 28, 1914 House Moved Mr. Gerald HULL of Bluff Head Cove who recently purchased a house in Tizzard’s Harbor, hauled it from there on Tuesday to Bluff Head Cove.
March 28, 1914 Fire at Botwood Saturday night the Dept of Justice had a wire that the Salvation Army School at Botwood had been burnt to the ground, but no particulars were given and nothing said as to the origin of the fire.
March 28, 1914 Sick Horse Doctor SMITH’s mare was out of condition on Thursday and was pretty sick. He feared he would loose her.

April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 1) Halifax, March 19th. Death was temporarily cheated of its prey when the City of Sydney stranded on Shag Rocks on Tuesday, but it took toll from this wreck yesterday to the extent of two lives, in as stirring a drama as recent years have seen staged on these coasts. High courage and utter cowardice, supreme self sacrifice and craven fear – all were mingled in the tragedy that took place among the deadly Sambro Ledges late yesterday afternoon, a tragedy that had seven outstanding heroes, several score other participants, and over one hundred spectators. Captain Dan BURNS, for years a well known figure along the Halifax waterfront, and Robert SNOW, a Seaman on the steamer Dufferin, were the victims eventually secured by the sea. William SNOW, another Dufferin seaman, and cousin of Robert, who went to the struggling pairs rescue when their dory upset alongside the wreck, nearly shared their fate. He brought them nearly to safety when his dory too upset, and his life was saved only by the heroic action of Captain Wm. MURDOCK of the Dufferin, and Hubert EVANS, a young Newfoundland seaman of the steamer Cabot, who both nearly perished also.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 2) A score or more dories were within 100 to 150 yards of the drowning man, but none would venture to their aid until MURDOCK and EVANS jumped into a craft, which its craven hearted owners promptly abandoned, and dashing into the boiling surf, saved the youngest SNOW, at the imminent risk of their own lives. BURNS and the other SNOW sank, just as rescue reached them. All might have been saved had any of the two score fishermen obeyed the common instincts of humanity. A giant comer, sweeping along the wrecked ship’s side, had filled the dory in which were BURNS and Robert SNOW, and drove it on the breakers. Young William SNOW, who was alone in a dory near the scene, gallantly started to the rescue, and got the men into his craft amid the smother of the breaking waves. A moment later and another huge sea upset the rescuing dory, and although there were fully a score of similar craft along the wreck, within 100 and 150 yards of the drowning men, not one would attempt to go to the rescue. Half a dozen rescue steamers were lying around the wreck.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 3) On the City of Sydney over a hundred stevedores, among whom was the brother of Dan BURNS, were watching the gradually lessening struggles of the sinking men, unable to render aid. Of the 40 or 50 men who were in the dories alongside the hulk, no one made the slightest attempt to save the three lives. While the men’s cries grew gradually fainter, those fishermen blotted the Nova Scotia dory man’s general reputation for courage, by apathetically lying on their oars. From the steamer Cabot, lying a quarter of a mile away, a lifeboat came hurrying to the scene, when Captain MURDOCK, despairing of his men staying afloat until this boat reached them, jumped into a dory and started single handedly to their aid. “I’ll come too!” shouted a man from the crowd on the Sydney, and leaping into the dory, the two braved the boiling surf. It was a ticklish few minutes, and several times it seemed to the watchers that MURDOCK and EVANS would also be upset, but by good seamanship they kept afloat, and returned in safety, with the single survivor. Robert SNOW sank before rescue arrived, and a few minutes earlier would have meant safety to BURNS, who slipped off the bow as William Snow was taken off his overturned craft.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 4) The scene was worthy of a great marine painter. Around the wrecked liner were half a dozen salving steamers and tugs, unable to approach because of the heavy seas. Alongside the wreck, a fleet of lifeboats and fishermen’s dories were being loaded with freight under very risky conditions. Heavy seas were running, and as they struck the ledge on which the steamer rested, from her engine room forward, they frequently broke with a thundering crash. One hundred yards or so ahead, Shag Rock thrust its head some ten or fifteen feet above the level of the waves, but as big swells surged shoreward, the rest of the rock was frequently covered in foam. Time and again, the dories taking cargo from the forward hatches, broke their painters and were carried towards the rock by the breaking sea, and it required very careful management to lie near the wreck at all. Some of the salvage craft had given up the quest in view of the South Easterly gale that was coming on, and the remainder were making every effort to get what they could from the wreck before the storm broke in earnest. The sea was gradually rising, and as there was only 15 or 20 feet of water under the steamer’s bow, the water from that point in to the rock, a distance of about 75 yards, was frequently broken by great masses of foam.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 5) It was just about 5 o’clock that tragedy occurred. All told, the scene lasted about twenty minutes, and to the spectators on the wreck and the rescuing steamers, those twenty minutes will ever be remembered. BURNS and SNOW were receiving cargo from # 2 hatch. BURNS was holding the dory off from the side while SNOW took the bales lowered down, when a huge comber swept in from the sea. The dory’s bow rose to it, but when just on the top of the wave, there came an angry roar, the wave curled, crested and broke with a crash all around the little craft, swamping it on the instant. Both men were thrown out but managed to cling to the dories sides, and a succession of waves carried them rapidly onto the ledges. William SNOW was alone in a dory some distance away, and started at once to aid his shipmates. Keeping bow on to the running seas, he backed down to the struggling men, and so manoeuvred his craft, that both the upset men were able to climb onboard. They started back to safety with the surf foaming all around them, and were nearly out of the broken water, when a cross swell struck the little craft, and the three were thrown into the yeasty waves. BURNS and Robert SNOW were tangled in some way under the dory.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 6) William Snow climbed on the dory’s bottom, and after great exertions, managed to release his cousin and BURNS, who clung to the sides, by this time well exhausted. Then came the shameful part of the day. All around were men in dories, but not one could be induced to venture to their aid. Frantically the struggling trio implored assistance. Men on the City of Sydney and the wrecking steamers nearby, added their voices to the drowning men’s entreaties, but not a dory man would venture in. They said nothing, but calmly kept their craft in safety and watched the three struggling. The first move came from the Black Diamond Liner Cabot, about a quarter of a mile away. One of this ship’s lifeboats was lying alongside, laden with salvage, and on deck the whole crew had gathered, breathlessly watching the tragedy. “By God, I can’t see those men drown.” Said Chief Officer MOONEY.” Who’ll come with me?” and he jumped into the boat alongside. Chief Engineer FREEMAN, Second Engineer BONNER, and a seaman , followed on the instant, and the lifeboat, quickly cleared of its cargo, was soon heading for the dory tossing in the surf.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 7) Captain MURDOCK of the Dufferin, was on the City of Sydney, and had been vainly endeavouring to get some of the dory men to go in. He jumped into the nearest craft and offered to go in with its occupants himself. “You can take her,” grudgingly said the owner, “We won’t go.” Nothing daunted, Captain MURDOCK prepared to undertake the rescue single handed, when from the crowd along the wrecked steamer’s rail, a young lad who was up too late last night, and was unknown to Captain MURDOCK, but was Herbert EVANS, a deckhand on the Cabot, climbed down the side, and jumped into the dory’s stern. Then the years spent in coasting craft and fishing boats came to Captain MURDOCK’s assistance, and cool courage and splendid boatmanship won the highest praise from the on looking seamen. EVANS stood in the stern, while Captain MURDOCK backed down to the overturned dory, now almost against the rock. Keeping his dory’s bow to the swift running seas, Captain MURDOCK manoeuvred right on top of SNOW’s dory. In the meantime, men on the Sydney were smashing in the heads of oil casks, and pouring the contents overboard as fast as they could.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 8) This soon had some effect on the waves, but the little rescuing dory was soon surrounded by boiling surf. Reaching the overturned boat, Wm. SNOW was quickly hauled onboard. Robert SNOW, exhausted by his immersion had sunk, but BURNS was clinging to the bow. Young EVANS grasped his collar, and started to lift the longshoreman in, when a sea tore the dories apart. BURNS was wrenched from the young Newfoundlander’s grasp and sank for the last time. The dories were within a few feet of the rock now and seizing a pair of oars, EVANS added his efforts to the fight for safety. Twice the dory was almost submerged by great seas, and each time the harrowed watchers saw the frail craft standing almost on its stern. The Cabot’s lifeboat was now on the scene, and gallantly stood by to aid Captain MURDOCK, but after a hard fight the dory eventually reached safety, and the Dufferin soon after, started back to Halifax. Captain BURNS resided in Black Court, off Lockman Street.
April 4, 1914 The City of Sydney Wreck (Part 9) He was a man of about 45 years and leaves a widow and family. Robert SNOW was about the same age and also leaves a widow and family. He and William SNOW, who is a younger man, were natives of Ecum Secum. A brother of Captain BURNS is Stewart on the Dufferin, and was on the wreck as his brother upset, and saw the whole tragedy. Captain BURNS was particularly familiar with the Sambro Ledges and came on the Dufferin yesterday as a Pilot. Stewart BURNS was recently presented with the Humane Society Medal for saving a life at the Magdalene Islands. Captain MURDOCK modestly described his part in the affair to the Herald last night, by saying he got a dory and got one man off. Others who witnessed his gallant effort were loud in his praise. Captain HARRISON, Marine Superintendent of the Furness Withy Co., stated that Captain MURDOCK’s feat was the bravest thing he had ever seen, and steps will likely be taken to recommend Captain MURDOCK, EVANS, and SNOW, for the Carnegie Medal.
April 4, 1914 Sealing By Telegraph: 30th. Steamer Southern Cross under sail and steam, with flags flying, passed Channel yesterday evening from the Gulf. Steamers on front report weather stormy Saturday and little done. Stephano says fleet have about 94,000 and landsmen 8,000 seals. JOBS expect Beothic home within few days.
April 4, 1914 Had to Shoot The Horse Doctor SMITH was compelled to shoot his horse last Friday. It was suffering from blood poison occasioned by a rusty nail in the foot.
April 4, 1914 Wedding Announcement The wedding of Mr. George NEWMAN and Miss Harriett GUY of South Side, takes place shortly.
April 4, 1914 Schooner Repairs Men are at work on the Lizzie May, repairing her.
April 4, 1914 Visitors Mr. Albert Spencer of New Bay was in town on Monday.
April 4, 1914 Heavy Seas A heavy sea raged on Monday, Old Harry showing up heavily. The Bight broke as far as Gillard’s Cove, and the harbor is smashed up to Harbor Rock. Mr. John ROBERTS of Change Islands arrived here last Friday, and is staying at the Light House. He received a telegram Monday, saying the Runs were all broken up by the sea. Mr. Reg. BUGDEN intended to leave this week for Fogo, but has been hindered by the Runs breaking up.
April 4, 1914 Magesterial Investigation Magistrate SCOTT goes to Exploits shortly to investigate a complaint against a man being made by residents of Swan Island.
April 4, 1914 Inefficient Road Board Nominations for an elective Road Board took place at the Court House, 11am, last Saturday. Eleven electors were nominated, and then came a stop. WM. CHURCHILL’s nomination was there all right, but Mr. CHURCHILL himself was not there, and no one had authority to sign his paper for him. It was too late to go to look for him, so after some consultation, the Union men – for there was no one else present – decided to take one of their numbers in his place, and Captain John PHILLIPS was chosen to step into the breach. Then it was found that there was not the necessary 23 signatories present, so while some started signing, some others went out into “the highways and hedges and compelled them to come in.” Anyhow, enough and to spare was gleaned, and at one minute to twelve the papers were signed and the “country was saved.” Some of the F.P.U. men lost some sweat, what with the running to and fro, and the fear that the election would be annulled. Those nominated were: George HAMLYN – Crow Head. George ROBERTS – Wild Cove. Henry SPENCER – Davis Cove. Thomas WELLS – Back Harbor. Philip PIPPY, Joseph STUCKLESS – North Side. Stephen GUY – South Side. Edward ROBERTS – Bluff Head Cove. Charles MARSH – Purcels Harbor. Robert STOCKLEY – Hart’s Cove. John WATERMAN, John PHILLIPS – Arms. Of this great and glorious concourse who were elected by acclamation, being unopposed, four were unable to sign their own names. What better commentary can we offer of their inefficiency than this?
April 4, 1914 Southern Cross Missing With the Sealing Fleet. The news of the fleet this week at this writing has been meagre. We know they must have felt the storm on Wednesday severely. How fared the Southern Cross? If nothing has happened to her, she will be the first arrival. She passed Channel Monday and was sighted off Cape Pine by the Prospero on Tuesday morning. There she met the storm and was thought to have either taken shelter in St. Mary’s Bay, or run before it. As tele - communication was interrupted on Wednesday, it was not then known where she was.
April 4, 1914 Sealing Disaster Feared Paying The Price. “For if blood be the price of Admiralty, Lord God, we have paid it in full.” If an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth be the reckoning between man and the Creator, for the blood of thousands of baby seals spilt on Artic floes, certainly the debt has been paid to the uttermost. If money got from the slaughter of seals is a thing accursed as superstition says, surely it is a dearly bought accumulation this winter. Thursday morning’s news of a feared disaster, passed from lip to lip, as bad news always does, but most hoped that the first report was exaggerated, and that there would not be the loss of life that was at first feared. But the night showed the first fears only too well grounded, and a catastrophe, the worst in the history of this country, has happened. Tuesday night saw men by the dozen go down to sleep on the ice floes, to the sleep that knows no waking. How came the Newfoundland’s crew out all night in such weather? Apparently, none of the other ships had their men out, and it seems strange that the crew from one ship alone could be caught out this way. Enquiry will not bring back to life, those who have died, but enquiry will perhaps prevent a recurrence of such event, and it is hoped that a thorough probe will be made on the arrival of the Newfoundland.
April 4, 1914 Miss SCOTT - Nurse We have been furnished with some further particulars of the appointment of Miss Floss SCOTT, which we have already chronicled elsewhere. The appointment of Assistant Superintendent carries a salary of $400. per annum and board, with private reception and bedrooms. Miss SCOTT has been doing some private practice since she left the Hospital a year ago, having been engaged as nurse with J.W. GRANT, the late Hon. J.A.S. PITTS, Miss BERTEAU, and lately Mrs. STAFFORD, all critical cases and needing skilled attention. That she has been selected as second nurse in charge, at the General Hospital, at such an early age, is evidence of appreciation and good work, and we feel glad that another Twillingater has made good!
April 4, 1914 Earle & Sons Co. Employees Mr. W. NOTT severs his connection with EARLE Sons and Co. at the end of three months. Mr. HUGHES has been offered a position at Fogo. Mr. Robert GUY may go to Barr’d Island as agent for the concern. Mr. George GARDE has, we hear, been offered a position with another firm here. Mr. William EARLE from Change Islands, and Mr. Arthur HOLWELL from Herring Neck branch, were in this week selecting goods from Earle Sons & Co. for their branch businesses.
April 4, 1914 Terrible Storm By Telegraph. St. John’s, April 1. Worse blizzard for winter swept city yesterday and last night, and similar conditions prevailed over the whole Island Eastward from Topsails. Trains and steamers are delayed, some wires are down and much discomfort caused, as snowfall is unusually heavy.
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 1) Worse Disaster Than Greenland. Newfoundland’s Crew out in Tuesday Night’s Storm. Bellaventure has 50 Dead and Dying on Board. St. John’s, April 2nd – Wireless message from the Florizel this morning, reports that the crew of the sealing steamer Newfoundland were caught out in the blizzard, which raged Tuesday night, and it is feared that a dreadful disaster has happened. The Stephano and the Bellaventure have men out searching, and the Belleaventure has 50 dead and dying, of the Newfoundland’s crew on board. The Florizel is nipped tight in the ice at present, but will rush to the scene as soon as possible. No other particulars are to hand, and it is not known how many men were on the ice. The Newfoundland carried a crew of 150 men, although the largest of the wooden fleet, and is commanded by Captain Wesley KEAN. This is the first serious disaster that has happened since the Greenland Disaster in 1898, when 48 perished. It is said many of her crew come from Fogo and the Straight Shore.
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 2) Thursday night: - The worst fears have been realized, and a disaster which it was at first feared would almost equal the famous Greenland Disaster, has now eclipsed it, and up to the present, no less than 64 lives have paid toll to the price of our admiralty of the ice floes. Many visited the telegraph office Thursday night, and just before closing the following report was handed out: Florizel has five dead of Newfoundland crew on board. Stefano has 2 alive and one dead. Belleaventure has 58 dead and 35 alive. There are therefore, 100 men accounted for to date, only 37 of which are alive. The Newfoundland’s crew was given by some St. John’s papers as 150, but by others as 203, but as she is the largest of the wood fleet, the latter is more likely correct. Less than half of the crew has been accounted for therefore, and it seems only too likely that the total loss of life will be upwards of 100. ……
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 3) Friday morning: There is no report from the fleet this morning. Fogo wireless station reports that the ships with wireless are out of range, and it is apparent they must have drifted South and Eastward considerably. They are probably within touch with Cape Race wireless, but the landlines, connecting the city with Cape Race, are down as a result of the storm, and therefore no word. No word has been received from the Southern Cross up to noon today, and very grave fears are entertained for her safety. As far as can be ascertained, there were no men from Twillingate on the Newfoundlander, although there were some on the Bellaventure. Dead now Number 77. Latest on the Disaster. St. John’s, Friday afternoon: Sixty four dead of the Newfoundland’s crew are accounted for up to the morning, and thirty seven were rescued but all badly frostbitten. Steamer Bellaventure has 58 dead and there are 35 survivors aboard, the rest are onboard the Florizel and Stephano. All the steamers are now coming home. Captain RANDELL of the Bellaventure recons they will not arrive until tomorrow owing to ice conditions.
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 4) The crew numbered 151 and of these, 80 belonged to Bonavista Bay, and the rest belonged to St. John’s and suburbs of the city. King George V Seaman’s Institute has been fitted up as a mortuary for laying out the dead, and rooms have been prepared for the sick. All surgical work, of which it is estimated there will be a great amount, will be done at the General Hospital, and all preparations are now completed awaiting the arrival of the ships. The powerful wireless apparatus of the steamer Eagle Point, lent valuable aid in transmitting wireless messages from the sealing steamers. Captain Abram KANE, father of Captain Wesley of the Newfoundland, says his son and survivors are frantic with grief. Captain RANDELL of the Bellaventure did noble work, and many lives were saved by the exertions of him and his men. Captain Abram KEAN says the Barometer gave no warning of the approaching storm which caught them unawares. Great anxiety exists as to the fate of the Southern Cross Captain George CLARKE, from whom nothing has been heard since Tuesday morning previous to the storm. It is hoped she will be heard from today. Most of her crew are from Brigus, the rest from the city.
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 5) W.G. HARVEY of Vancouver has just cabled $500 towards a relief fund, and public sympathy is stirred as it has not been, since the dreadful Greenland disaster. The general consternation is great, and to this is added the agony of apprehension as to what may be the fate of the Southern Cross and her crew. ROBINSON. Later: St. John’s, April 3rd. Later message respecting sealers from the Newfoundland say dead expected to number about 70 and 50 are alive. Bellaventure with 58 dead and 34 alive, is trying to reach the Newfoundland, 10 miles away. Stephano and Florizel are aiming to reach her if possible. Bellaventure says impossible to say now, when likely to reach St. John’s. Government has made all arrangements for caring for living and dead. ….. Grenfell Institute also secured for preparing dead for burial. City Undertakers have provided enough coffins, and ambulances and other work arranged for.
April 4, 1914 Newfoundland Disaster (Part 6) Nothing yet from Southern Cross and Government have chartered Kyle to search for the missing sealer. …. Kyle has wireless and will keep in touch with Cape Race….. King and Queen send sympathy. Administrator Sir William HORWOOD received early this afternoon from King George and Queen Mary, a telegram expressing their deepest sympathy over the Newfoundland disaster. The following is a message from the Stephano to A.J. HARVEY and Co. last night: Alongside the Newfoundland in company with the Bellaventure. Have just compared notes with Captain RANDELL. Out of 189 men, - three of which belong to the Bloodhound, 112 are alive and 77 dead, 69 of which have so far been got. Names of saved follow. At 4pm yesterday, Bellaventure was 31 miles S.E. of Baccalieu. Saturday morning: At 8am Bellaventure was 20 miles off Cape Spear, making slow progress as ice very heavy. No report of Southern Cross at press hour.
April 4, 1914 Boy Shot at Loon Bay Ralph MANUEL accidentally gets 22-calibre bullet through foot. A shooting accident, which fortunately did not end very seriously, occurred at Loon Bay last Friday when Sid MANUEL accidentally discharged a 22 calibre rifle, the bullet passing through the foot of his companion, Ralph MANUEL, eldest son of Mr. Ned MANUEL, a boy of about 11 years. The two boys had gone in over the ridge hunting, and were about to return. Sid MANUEL was emptying the chamber of the gun, which was a 22-calibre repeater, when their dog, which they had left at home, and which had afterwards followed them, bounded through the bushes. The start, which he caused them, made Sid unconsciously pull the trigger and discharged the weapon. The boys were standing opposite each other, and at first thought the bullet had gone in the snow, but a few drops of blood were seen, and Ralph declared that he believed the bullet was in his foot. Then hastily took off his boot, and found the bullet had gone completely through the thick part of his foot, and was found flattened on the inside of the boot. Sid took the younger boy on his back and carried him as far as he could, and then the other would limp along for a while. By this manner they got out at about 5 o’clock, when the wound was dressed. The elder boy was so upset by the accident, and perhaps the strain of helping the other home, that he became quite ill after reaching home and had to go to bed, but was all right the next day. The wound in the foot swelled a little at first, but when Mr. Job ELLIOTT who came down Monday, left, it was doing nicely.
April 4, 1914 Sealing Report The Erik arrived at Channel Thursday morning with 20,000 seals. She will remain there until tomorrow as a South Westerly gale is predicted. She reports the Terra Nova with at least 20,000, Viking 15,000, Neptune 9,000, and Seal 500 on the 20th inst.
April 4, 1914 MANUELS Cut Completed MANUELS at Loon Bay finished their cut last Thursday, and are now ready for the spring to drive.
April 4, 1914 Fell Through the Ice Mr. Willis BRIDGER while crossing the Harbor Tuesday night, fell in between two pans of ice and was in the water several minutes.
April 4, 1914 Delayed by the Storm Mr. HILLIER left here last Friday for Millertown, for the body of his brother Simon, who died at the Hospital there. His train was stalled at Millertown Junction by the snow storm, but they expected to get clear and will be here probably today.

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April 25, 1914 Body of Maggie POWER Found (Part 1) Girl’s Corpse Found on Little Harbor Hill. Body of Maggie Power, Former Servant With Mr. Edgar WARR, Found Dead After Eight Days, 100 yds. From the Road, Minus Cap, Belt, Gloves and Boots. Twillingate was shocked Tuesday, when it was learned that the body of Maggie POWER of Triton, and niece of Mrs. BULGIN at the Arm, and lately servant with Mr. Edgar WARR at Purcell’s Harbor, had been found about 100 yards from the road near Little Harbor Hill on Tuesday morning, minus her cap, boots, gloves, and belt, which were found about 20 yards from her. Mr. Edgar WARR, with whom the girl had servant, seen by the Sun Tuesday afternoon, told the following story. The girl Maggie POWER came to live with him on November last. She was looking for a place and her sister at Herring Neck, having heard that Mr. WARR wanted a servant, wrote to him, with the result that Maggie was engaged. On the day before Good Friday, Maggie left Mr. WARR’s and went to her Aunt’s – Mrs. John BULGIN – in the Arm, having terminated her engagement with Mr. WARR, but left her clothes there, intending to come back later for them. She had an offer of a place at Merrit’s Harbor, but had not decided when she would go there.
April 25, 1914 Body of Maggie POWER Found (Part 1) Mr. WARR knew nothing more until on Monday evening, he heard that Maggie had been seen on the way to Little Harbor, on the previous Tuesday, April 145th. This rather alarmed him as he had heard nothing of Maggie being there, and knew that it was to his place that she would most likely have gone, had she been there. Tuesday morning, first thing, he drove to the Arm to see Mrs. BULGIN, who informed him that her niece had left for Little Harbor on the previous Tuesday, and she had not heard from her since, presuming her to be either there, or gone on to Merrit’s Harbor. Now, thoroughly alarmed, Mr. WARR got a search party going, and during the morning, the unfortunate girl’s body was found, about 100 yards from the road. There was no trace of footsteps, as it had snowed since then, but her belt, boots, cap and gloves, were found some 20 yards away from where the body was lying. Whether there was any assault, or whether the girl, who was rather delicate, lost herself, or lost her reason suddenly, remains yet to be discovered. Doctor SMITH left immediately for Little Harbor and holds a post mortem, and a Magisterial enquiry will be held, probably before this reaches our readers, and of which we shall give full particulars. Great sympathy is expressed for the unfortunate girl – whatever the cause of her death – and the tragedy has stirred everyone in our quiet little neighbourhood.
April 25, 1914 Accidents on Bad Ice Mr. HAYWARD’s horse fell in the water on the Belanders on Saturday, but was soon rescued. Dick POND also had a bath crossing Too Good Arm, at Herring Neck, the same day. Mr. Philip FREEMAN had an involuntary bath one day this week when he fell through the ice while getting a punt ashore. Mr. George JANES, who went to Lewisporte with his father, returned Wednesday. He got his horse in the water a couple of times, owing to rents being covered with the light snow which fell the previous evening.
April 25, 1914 Visitors Messrs. Ernest, Willis and Obediah MANUEL arrived from Loon Bay last week. The two latter returned, but the former will remain here for a few weeks. Miss Maria TIZZARD arrived from Boston last Sunday. We understand she returns again shortly, and her sister Louie accompanies her. Mr. J.C. ANDREWS arrived last week from Grand Falls.
April 25, 1914 Advertisement For Sale: Good second hand screw steering wheel, suitable for vessel from 70 to 100 tons. For particulars apply to Adolphus YATES, New Bay.
April 25, 1914 Question That Should be Answered. The Magistrate informed us that there would be an official inquiry into the death of the unfortunate girl, Maggie POWER, but so far, it seems to have hung fire, and the corpse of the poor girl was interred by Rev, STENLAKE on Thursday. Why was the evidence of Mr. Wm. SMITH, (who was apparently the last person to see the unfortunate girl alive), not taken? It is now reported that some boys saw the unfortunate girl alive on Wednesday. Is there any truth in this? Was any attempt made to locate them and get their evidence? The girl left Mrs. BULGIN in the morning and was seen alive that evening, so it is said. Where was she during this time? What attempt was made to find out? The girl had a lover, a young man named LEGG, who she is said to have jilted. While we do not attach the slightest suspicion to him, why was he not called and asked if he had any reason to believe the poor girl mentally sound? A most important oversight was made in not examining the footmarks of the girl. Where did she leave the road? Was she alone or were there other footmarks? How far did she walk from the road before she took off her boots? These are questions that cannot now be answered but they should have been investigated, and they place our law officials in a very unfortunate predicament. The authorities here seem to have been very negligent in their business, and if what was held at Little Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, constitutes an inquiry, it was a very poor apology for such. Perhaps a chance to make a speech or celebrate Empire Day, would have given the Magistrate more scope, but we regret, and the public generally does, that this unfortunate affair was passed over as lightly as it was.
April 25, 1914 Death It is with sincere regret that we chronicle the close of a bright young life, that of Fred PIKE, which occurred at Toronto on Monday. Fred had been working at W. ASHBOURNE’s, and after the father moved to Nelson, B.C. he decided to follow, but was to remain a short while at Toronto. On the way across the Gulf, they experienced a very rough passage, and Fred was thrown across the smoking room, injuring himself somewhat, the effects of which he was still feeling after landing at Toronto. The immediate cause of his death however, was kidney disease and grips. To die alone in a great city is hard indeed and everyone’s sympathy will go out to the grief stricken family with the width of the American continent between them. Fred was staying with his uncle, Mr. Robert HAYWARD, and although he had been in the hospital, did not die there. His sister Jessie came from Nelson to see him and arrived there on Saturday, two days before his death. Fred was a bright, straight young man of very great promise, and it is very hard that death should so untimely claim him, so far away from father and mother.
April 25, 1914 Death We regret also the death of Lucy, daughter of Mr. Robert LINDFIELD, a young girl of 18, at the threshold of womanhood. Lucy had been more or less delicate for some time, but last fall, an attack of mumps settled heavily on her, and she gradually weakened, being attacked by the dread white Plague, and for the last fortnight its advances were very rapid. There were only three children, of which one daughter (younger) and one son, Mr. Frank LINDFIELD, survive. To the stricken family, the Sun extends its sympathy.
April 25, 1914 Death Death came unexpectedly and suddenly to Harry POWELL of Herring Neck on Saturday, and he dropped back in his chair and expired, after having just taken a draught of medicine. Harry was well known all around the neighborhood, as a smart carpenter, and a pleasant, intelligent, honorable man to deal with, and his services have been in very great demand since his return from the States a few years ago. We understand that he had recently acquired a contract for the new Orange Lodge at Change Islands. Harry POWELL was a man of about 40 and was generally reckoned to be a remarkably strong, healthy man, though he had suffered somewhat by a fall from a scaffold, while working in the States. Lately he had been ailing somewhat, but nothing serious was anticipated and death came most unexpectedly.
April 25, 1914 Cost of Wireless on Steamers In answer to an out port correspondent we beg to say: The cost of a wireless outfit on a steamer varies, of course, with the power, or in other words with the size of the area it can cover. The ordinary wireless on Newfoundland sealing steamers, cost about $1100. and the annual upkeep would be about from $600 to $900, making $2000 in all for the first year. This upkeep represents the salary of the operator. This of course, a comparatively small outfit, and only calculated to cover an area of about 250 miles in ordinary weather.
April 25, 1914 By Telegraph: St. John’s, April 20th (Part 1) John KEELS of Bonavista, one of the survivors of ice floe tragedy, died at General Hospital Saturday afternoon.
April 25, 1914 By Telegraph: St. John’s, April 20th (Part 2) Kyle returned yesterday from search for Southern Cross. Found nothing belonging to her. Wreckage seen was old wharf shores and similar material and cracker box.
April 25, 1914 By Telegraph: St. John’s, April 20th (Part 3) Captain Abram KEAN today also took action against the Daily Mail for $10,000 damages for charges about substitution of provisions on sealing steamer Wolf.
April 25, 1914 New High School Teacher for Fogo We understand that Mr. BUGDEN will take charge of the High School at Fogo after the holidays, and take his family thither, having secured a house in the neighborhood of the Parsonage there.
April 25, 1914 No Sign of The Southern Cross Sailing Schooner Passes Through Oil. Some of the crew of Captain W. CARROL’s schooner, which arrived from Placentia yesterday, report that while off Cape Ballard yesterday morning, the water was covered with what appeared to be seal oil, and which looked as if it came from the bottom. Many to whom the story was told, are of opinion that perhaps the missing Southern Cross sank in that vicinity, but that is practically improbable. Another opinion is that the oil on the surface was pumped from the Sagona and Fogota, on their way to port, and was floating along on the surface. Kyle Back – Futile Search. SS Kyle, Captain PARSONS, returned to Port yesterday morning after another week’s futile search for the missing steamer, Southern Cross. After leaving here Monday afternoon last, The Kyle experienced rough weather and was forced to shelter in Bay Bulls, Wednesday, out of the storm. Sailing again Thursday morning, the steamer ran to the edge of the ice, near the vicinity where the Bloodhound reported having passed wreckage the week previous, and made an extensive search. Thursday night, the steamer sheltered in the ice and continued the search Friday and Saturday. No wreckage that could have come from a sealing steamer was found. Some refuse, including three large logs, which evidently were washed from a schooner, a biscuit box, and a few other pieces of wood that evidently came from land, were the only articles seen.
April 25, 1914 Death Sealer Dead at Hospital. Another has been added to the list of the Newfoundland’s victims, in the person of John KEELS, who passed away at the General Hospital at 2 pm on Saturday. Deceased was only 22 years of age and is survived by a young wife who came to the city about a week ago, and since, was almost constantly at his bedside. When rescued by the Bellaventure and landed here, his condition was pitiable in the extreme, his feet below the ankles having been terribly frostbitten and also his hands, during the storm in which so many of his comrades perished. From the first, his case was considered almost hopeless, but every effort possible was made to save his life. For some time after entering hospital, he suffered severely, and latterly was delirious with occasional spells of unconsciousness, so that he could not be operated on. Death came easily. He was visited several times by Captain Wes KEAN, while Rev. J. BRINTON was in daily attendance to give him the spiritual comfort of his Church, and was at the bedside only a short time before the end came. To the sorrowing widow and relatives the deepest sympathy of all will be extended. The remains will be forwarded to his late home, Bonavista, for interment.
April 25, 1914 Results of the Seal Fishery Turnouts: The Bloodhound’s turnout is as follows: 8323 seals, net weight 192 tons, 8 cwt, 7 lbs. Net value $18,062.37. The crew of 170 men shared $35.42. The Ranger landed 1585 seals weighing 33 tons, 2 cwt, 13 lbs. Net value $3125.02. Her crew of 144 men shared $7.18. The SS Seal finished discharging Wednesday, her turnout being 5951 young harps, 35 old harps, 1 old hood, a total of 5987 seals. Gross weight 133 tons, 11 cwt, 27 lbs. Net weight 129 tons 7 cwt, 2 qrs, 13 lbs. Gross value $12, 247.01, net value $12,097.01. The crew of 144 men shared $27.80 each, and the average weight of the young harps was 46 3/8 lbs. The turnout of the Nascopie was 17,937 young harps, 5 bedlamers, 209 old harps, 3 old hoods, a total of 18,151 seals. The gross weight was 419 tons, 6 cwt, 2 qrs, 24 lbs, net weight 406 tons, 3 cwt, 1 pr, 9 lbs. Gross value $38,388.48, net value $38,248.48. The crew of 271 men shared $46.87 each. The young harps averaged 51 lbs.
April 25, 1914 Sale at Earle & Sons Twillingate The sale at Earle & Sons Co premises begins on Monday, and judging from what we have seen, the price cutting is remarkable and genuine bargains are offered.
April 25, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) On the ever to be remembered night of the 31st of March, Henry GARDNER of the SS Diana was at the wheel when a piece of ice struck the steamer’s stern, and with a fearful revolution, struck his arm, breaking it in two places and also injuring his hand. The Nascopie’s Doctor attended to the injured limb.
April 25, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) The late Lorenzo BARTLETT of the French Shore, who died on the ice floe and was picked up by the crew of the Bloodhound and brought into port, was laid to rest in the C. of E. Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. J. BRINTON officiating at the graveside.
April 25, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Mr. W.I. EDGAR, for many years in the employ of the Gas Co, has been appointed Manager of the North American Life Assoc. Co. of Toronto, Canada. We wish him every success in his new sphere of labor.
April 25, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) A domestic in a Water Street house was recently arrested for the larceny of wearing articles belonging to her mistress, appeared before the Magistrate and was allowed to go, on Suspended Sentence.
April 25, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Bowring Brothers have libeled the Daily Mail for an article in that paper, referring to some of their sealing steamers as floating coffins. In connection with the libel case, an injunction has been granted by Mr. Justice EMERSON, restraining the Mail from publishing any correspondence that would prejudice the present action.
April 25, 1914 Maggie POWER’s Tragic End. From Doctor SMITH who held a post mortem, we learnt on Tuesday night, after his return from Little Harbor, some farther facts about the unfortunate girl, POWER. It seems that the Doctor is inclined to believe that all the evidence points to suicide. He found half the girl’s bootlace tied tightly around her neck in a double knot, and with the knot in front under the chin. Also a handkerchief with a single knot, and is inclined to believe that the girl first tied bootlace, and then to be sure of her work, added the handkerchief, but gave out before she had the second knot tied. Asked by the Sun whether he considered that the bootlace could be tied tight enough by the girl herself, to strangle her, the Doctor replied that he thought so, but that death also might be due to impeded circulation, as there was considerable congestion of blood in the head. The lace tied was about half a bootlace, and that much was missing from one of her boots. Her belt was of metal and was found near the boots. The body was wedged between two trees, as if the poor girl had crawled there, and was face down, with the legs drawn up, one half over the other. The hands were scratched or bitten, which the Doctor thinks was possibly done by the poor half demented creature herself.
April 25, 1914 Injured in a Fall Mrs. BUGDEN had the misfortune to fall downstairs one day this week, and skinned her arm badly, It was fortunate she came off no worse, as she fell from the top to the bottom, with a lamp in her hand. Mrs. Jas. PURCHASE sustained a severe fall on Monday night. She was leaving the house of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. COOK, when she slipped on the ice and fell heavily on her side. Tho’ no bones were broken, she was much shaken up, and still suffers from the effects.
April 25, 1914 Travelers Captain James JANES and his crew, went to Lewisporte Tuesday, enroute for St. John’s, to fit out his schooner there, for the summer. Chief Officer John BUTCHER and some of the crew of the Clyde, left on Monday overland for St. John’s to join their ship. Captain HARBIN and his son Stan, left this week for St. John’s to join the Home. Mr. Arthur EARLE went to Fogo last week with Mr. Robert GUY. He has secured a position there.
April 25, 1914 Moving House Mr. Harry ANSTEY hauled his house off PRIDE’s land on Wednesday, and moved it nearer his father’s.
April 25, 1914 New Charge Mr. John HULL will go in one of J.W. HODGE’s schooners this summer.
April 25, 1914 Shipping The SS Sagona leaves today and comes as far as this bringing freight, and will take fish from J.W. HODGE here.
April 25, 1914 Advertisement For Sale: Motor boat, 31 feet long, 9 feet wide. House on her 17 feet long, 6 feet wide. Everything suitable for trading. Equipped with Gideon engine. Apply to F.G. STUCKLESS, Twillingate.
April 25, 1914 Community Name Changes Public Notice: Under provisions of the Chapter 3, 22 Edward VII, entitled “An act to Amend the Post Office Act, 1891,” and upon the recommendation of the Board appointed Section 1 thereof, notice is hereby given that, 3 months after this date, a Proclamation will issue for the alteration of name, or re naming of places as under, that is to say: - 1. That Scissors Cove, Notre Dame Bay be renamed Stanhope. 2. That New Harbor, Saint Barbe District, be re named Norton. 3. That Ha Ha Bay, District of Saint Barbe, be re named Raleigh. 4, That Limeville, Port Au Port, District of St. George’s, be re named Agguathuna. A.W. PICCOTT, Minister of Marine & Fisheries, Dept Marine & Fisheries, St. John’s, Newfoundland, March 24th, 1914.
April 25, 1914 Men Not Dressed to Survive Winter In the evidence of Captain GREEN, Navigator of the Newfoundland, he says that he noticed one of the men who died wore an ordinary tweed cap, with no protection for face and ears. For his part, he always wore leather “whaler” or “elsmore” cap for the seal fishery. Arthur MOULAND who came through with only the tips of his fingers slightly frost burnt, wore flannel underclothing and flannel vamps, and his mitts were flannel lined.
April 25, 1914 No Death Certificate Illegal. We have learned that the corpse of the unfortunate girl, Maggie POWER, was interred without any certificate of death, as distinctly provided by law. This was done with the knowledge and consent of the Magistrate. Taken all round, this unfortunate affair seems to have been handled pretty badly.
April 25, 1914 Advertisement Wanted: A teacher with A.A. for Methodist Central Superior School Twillingate, Salary $375. Apply to Chairman, Methodist Board of Education, Twillingate.
April 25, 1914 Court Case A case of George SIMMS against the T. Manuel Co, claiming a balance of wages of $9.50, was heard before “Judge” SCOTT on Tuesday. Verdict was given in favor of the plaintiff.
April 25, 1914 First to Try Motorized Trap Skiff Captain Frank ROBERTS will be the first of our coastwise schooners to try out the motor boat as a help. He has a small engine installed in his schooner’s boat.

May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 1) Evidence Heard before Magistrate Scott at Little Harbor School. Saturday, April 25th. Willis George SMITH of Little Harbor, aged 27 years, sworn. I was not acquainted with the girl, Maggie POWER. I saw her once in Church. I should not have known her to meet her in any shape or form. On Tuesday, April 14th, at between 10 and 11am, I went in by the new road to North of the Lookout, for a load of wood. I loaded up my slide by the side of the road. I then left the slide and went up through the woods by Mr. WARR’s garden, where I had another bulk of wood. I turned to come down again to the main road. Before getting to the road, I saw a track heading up from the road, towards the woods. I looked at the track and followed it for a few steps. Then I saw a girl coming towards me; should call her a young woman. At that time she was up near me. She said, “Good morning sir.” I answered her back, “Good morning.” She passed on along by me and took the main road again.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 2) To the Magistrate – That was all that was said. She took the road headed for Little Harbor. I looked at her a time or two. I walked up towards my wood and stopped. I watched her go about 80 or 100 yards along the road from there. She then left the road and that is the last I saw of her. The woods are close to the road and she disappeared from my sight. I did not know who the girl was. To the Magistrate: - As far as I know, she spoke quite reasonably, and she seemed quite like any one you might meet on the road. I remained there just long enough to go down for my slide. It was about 4 or 5 minutes from the time I lost sight of her ‘till I reached my slide. Within half an hour I was home. I went around shore to Mr. Mark WARR’s about half an hour after I got home. I said nothing to my wife about meeting the girl. Joseph WARR and Ernest PARDY were in the workshop. I asked them if they had seen any girl pass out. They said no, they had not seen anyone. I said that I saw a girl in there off the road, and she took the road and it again. They made no remark that I remember. It would be nothing strange to meet a woman at that time of day there.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 3) I thought nothing more about it until the outcry was made. To H.C. PATTEN: - I took notice that she was wearing a light color coat – a long coat. I did not notice her head wear. I noticed she had a pair of kid gloves. Question by H.C. PATTEN: - “When you met this girl did you know Mr. WARR’s servant had left?” Answer: “No, I did not know. I heard on the 21st that Edgar WARR’s girl was gone to the Arm. I heard she had not come back to Purcell’s Harbor I said that I had seen a girl in there that day. On Wednesday evening Mr. WARR was in my house about 7 o’clock and I about his servant girl not being back. I told him about meeting the girl near the “Lookout”, He seemed to think that it might be the girl that I had met. The day the body was found, when Mr. WARR came from Twillingate with instruction from the Magistrate to search for the girl, about 12 o’clock, I said I would go in with the men and show where I saw the girl leave the road. About 12 of us went to search. We went to the place where I saw her leave the road and we searched around. We saw no sign of anything in the place where I saw her. Mr. Robert KEEFE was searching at another spot of woods, across a little marsh. Robert KEEFE came up where we were and said he fancied he saw a track in the snow.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 4) Five or six went there, and took the track and followed it. Mr. KEEFE, I think, first saw one of the boots lying on the snow. The alarm was then made to all the men. Close by the first boot was the other boot, belt, cap and a pair of gloves, within a circle of 6 feet I should say, one of the boots was bottom up. We followed on, searching for the body. About 20 yards I should say, further on, the body was found. I saw her. She was lying between two trees, face down on the snow. The body was “crumped up.” The head was lower than the feet on a little slope. I should imagine she fell between those trees. There was a light coat on the body. One of the trees was cut away by one of the men to free the body, and we took it out and laid it in a sheet, and put it on a slide and hauled it to Mr. HALLETT’s store. Mr. Edgar WARR arrived before the body was removed, and said that it was the body of the servant girl.” To H.C. PATTEN: - “I thought by the coat that it was the young woman I had met a week previously. Body was covered and remained untouched until Doctor SMITH, Mr. PATTEN, and the Magistrate arrived. The day I met the woman, it was a cold windy day, not enough to cause trouble. It was fine, not rough.”
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 5) To H.C. PATTEN: - “Would not consider she was lost. When I saw her take the road again, I felt she was in no trouble or danger.” Uriah HALLETT, aged 32, married. Sworn. On day girl was reported missing, Mr. Edgar WARR came back from Twillingate, brought report that the girl had left the Arm and was not back to his place. We then got a crowd of men and made a search for the body. He said he was to the Magistrate who instructed him what to do. Will SMITH told us where he saw her last, a week previous. He saw her in by the road by Mr. WARR’s ground. First we saw was her footing. We followed that and first came on one boot, then cap, gloves and other boot. Picked up that, about 20 or 30 yards farther, found the body lying between two little trees, face down to ground, bent down, frozen. Dead long enough to be frozen. I went and got a slide, when I got back the body was out on the snow, and took it to my store. About 2 hours after, Head Constable PATTEN arrived. Girl had light coat on. Boots off, stockings were on. We used hot cloths to thaw clothes and straighten body.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 6) Noticed no sign of bruises or damages on lower part of body. Hands appeared bitten with teeth or scratched against the trees. Face was turned dark quite a bit. There were two strings around the girl’s neck. One was a boot lace and other looked to be piece of a pocket handkerchief. The boot lace was tied tight, but the other was not tied so tight. I took off the handkerchief and Doctor cut off boot lace. The store was locked until the body was taken to the Church next day. Don’t think I should know the girl to see her. Never heard anything unfavorable to the girl. Question by H. C. PATTEN: - When you saw the tracks, were they fresh? Was job to see the tracks, they were old. There had been snow since the tracks. Saw no other track except hers. Was a job to find hers there then. Judging by appearances, she had been dead some time.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 7) Bessie COOPER, aged 18. Sworn. – Belong to Triton. Been living at Purcell’s Harbor since December, 1912. Live with David STUCKLESS as servant. I knew Maggie POWER. She was born at Triton, daughter of James and Edith POWER. Three sisters and one brother beside Maggie. Maggie POWER was 18 in September past. Had one sister older, about 21. Sisters were all healthy girls. Don’t know religion. Father was Roman Catholic, mother was Protestant. Children all went to Methodist Schools and Church. Comfortable off. Maggie was tired staying home. Came here last fall to live with Mr. Edgar WARR. Have not seen Maggie since 5th January. I lived about a mile away from her. I don’t know if Maggie liked her place or not. She liked living in the Arm. Maggie was not a healthy girl. Never knew her low spirited or weak minded. Maggie attended Salvation Army at home, was not a Soldier. Was converted last time I saw her in December. I know of no reason why Maggie should be tired of life. Never heard her speak of dying. Don’t know if she had a young man. Heard there was a young man, Kenneth LEGG going with her last fall. About first December I saw her walking with him, coming from Little Harbor Church. He had been going with her before that she told me. (LEGG, man of about 25.) Don’t know if they were keeping company up to lately.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 8) Mrs. Edgar WARR, aged 34, Sworn: - I live at Purcell’s Harbor, have four children, eldest boy 12 years. Maggie POWER came with me November 4th past, as servant. Engaged monthly, wages $2.50, was with me five months. Her time was up after 5 months. She stayed with me four days after her time was up. Left me on 9th. of April to go to her aunt’s house at the Arm. She left my home in the evening between 4 and 5 o’clock. Her Aunt’s name is Mrs. John BULGIN, Farmer’s Arm. She left my house alone, as far as I know. She only came with me for a month first. Had promised her Aunt she would come down when the 5 months were over, to live with her. She had been to the Arm once or twice before, as far as I remember, in Christmas time she was down there once. She went by the Harbor Road to Twillingate at Christmas. Don’t know how she went last time. Know she reached the Arm all right. Kate WARR told her she had met her on the road with a Miss LEGG, Easter Sunday. Heard Maggie say that LEGG used to keep company with her when she was down the Arm, 2 weeks before she came to live with me. Was living at her Aunt’s then. He came to the house to see Maggie twice sometime ago, and Maggie was out both times, once in the fall and once latter part of the winter. He did not come in the house at all. Once on Sunday and once on weeknight. Was never in the house spending an evening.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 9) Stanley CHAPPEL, about 20 years, came home with her a couple of nights. He lives at Brasse’s Harbor. She had visited Mrs. CHAPPEL and he saw her home. CHAPPEL was never in the house with Maggie. Maggie was very good girl, good servant, kind to children. Was religiously inclined, supposed to belong to the S. Army. Did not go to Church often when she might have. She had religious mania. Used to tell me she was outcast from God. Told me once there was no forgiveness for her. Wouldn’t tell me why. That was about a month ago. She was better and brighter when she went to the Arm. She was low-spirited for nearly a month. Before she had been long with me recognized she was of melancholy disposition. Did not consider it my duty to question her too far. I asked her what made her like it and she said she had done nothing wrong. She was singing hymns the day she went away. Consider girl’s character spotless. Have reason to know. She had promised man at Merritt’s Harbor that she would go with him, a Mr. POWELL, and I thought she might be down there. Did not see the body. Maggie had pair of Gaiters in her trunk but did not wear them when she went to the Arm.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 10) Edgar WARR, Sworn, aged 40. – Maggie POWER lived with us as servant for five months. Time was up April 4th. Never had any disagreement with her, Was nice girl, quiet, kind, and truthful. Left of her own free will, could have stayed had she wished. Left between 4 and 5 pm on beautiful fine day, to go to her Aunt’s, Mrs. BULGIN. Did not know how long she would stay. Had been intending to go in service with her Aunt after leaving us. We had an idea she was coming back or sending for her clothes at her own time. After not coming for a few days, my wife inquired from someone and heard that she was seen in company with the girl LEGG. We had no further reason to have any doubts about her, as she was out of our service and had no set time for her returning. About dusk of the evening Monday the 20th, my wife told me that someone came and informed her that William SMITH had seen a woman the Tuesday before, on the road near the lookout. Description tallied somewhat with Maggie. Judging by this description we believed it to be Maggie, so as soon as I had my tea, I started to William SMITH’s to see what I could learn. Wm. SMITH told me he had seen a woman by the Big Hill, wearing a light coat and brown kid gloves. I thought to make sure, I had better go to the Arm, so I left for there next morning.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 11) When I got there I said, “Mrs. BULGIN, is Maggie at your home now?” She said, “No, she left here last Tuesday Morning to go to Purcel’s Harbor.” I told her we had seen no sign of her, and that I had heard a hint of a girl corresponding to her, had been seen. And I feared Maggie might be astray. I told her what I had heard Wm. SMITH say. Mrs. BULGIN told me she was sure Maggie was not in the Arm. From there I went to the Magistrate’s about 9 o’clock. Returned to Little Harbor and got two men to go to Merritt’s Harbor, and got men that were home to start a search with the assistance of SMITH. As soon as body was found, I drove over to Twillingate again. Were searching about an hour, maybe more. Body lay in Church porch one night. Have not least reason to believe that girl was tired of her life. Couldn’t say when she met her death. Concerning the cuts on the hand I consider the hand was frozen before cut. My opinion is that she was there a night before she died. Have no reason to suspect foul play in any trace or form. Saw no trace of anything that would lead me to suspect such. Don’t think the bootlace could stand to be tied tight enough to strangle her. Thought she was swelled all over, and think the mark around the string was caused altogether by its being tied so tight. Do not believe bootlace caused strangulation. I sent the following telegram to her father: James Power, Maggie dead. Particulars by letter. Bury here or not.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 12) Edgar WARR. Marsh WARR, aged 33, married, sworn: - I was going to Twillingate with dogs and slide on Tuesday 14th. Met a young woman by end of new road about 10 am. She was walking along by side of road. I knew her to be Edgar WARR’s servant girl named Maggie POWER. She was coming towards Little Harbor. We did not speak. She stopped a bit off the road to give my dogs room to go along, did not look around after I passed. Apparently nothing matter with the girl. Weather was a little drifty in the morning. I left Twillingate to return before dinner. Eight days after that, I heard Mr. WARR’s girl missing. Know nothing further ‘till outcry was made. Met girl on top of the hill. Stephen ROSE (14) – Was going to Twillingate. Met this girl POWER. Knew her, seen her at Mrs. WARR’s, met her half way up the hill. She was coming towards Little Harbor. I had dogs. She moved off the path to make room for the dogs. was half an hour ahead of Marsh WARR. Robert KEEFE, sworn: - Came from Goshen’s Arm, spoke to Willie SMITH, he was just going away to look for a girl supposed to be lost. He said Edgar WARR had been down to Arm and reported she was missing.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 13) So I went back to Little Harbor and gathered up about 5 men and walked to where I was first informed. All then – about 11 – started to search. When we got on the supposed spot, divided in sections. After walking 2 or 3 minutes, I discovered a footprint. I went on farther to search if we could find more. We got out of that track and decided to come back again to original ground. We found the track and traced it out. We found one boot and about 4 or 6 feet further, found other boot, cap, belt and gloves. Then traced the steps again, about 20 yards further we found the body. Decided to let it lay there ‘till we got cart to put it on. Laid body on cart wrapped in sheet and sail, took it to HALLETT’s store. Left it there ’till authorities arrived. Under instructions from the Doctor, we cut off the clothes, thawed the body and straightened it. In doing so, we discovered a string around her neck, and part of what was apparently pocket-handkerchief. The string was a bootlace tied in reef knot. Pocket-handkerchief had one half knot. Saw no trace of any but the one track, nor any signs of a struggle. We would have seen it had it been there. Consider track was old several days. Judging from the drawn up right leg and the clenched fist, she must have struggled before death. Both boots were soles up.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 14) John SMITH of Blackhead Cove, age 49, married. – Saw body first in Mr. HALLETT’s store. It was frozen. Doctor SMITH gave orders to take off the clothes and we did so. Straightened corpse. Could not remove clothes without cutting it. Were about an hour working at corpse. Saw the string tied around her neck. Doctor took knife and cut the string. Found pocket-handkerchief tied around too. Dorman RICE: - Aged 20, single, sworn: - Was first man to find body. Found body about half way to Lookout Hill, just beyond the marsh. Body was between two trees. Seemed to me as if body had got jammed trying to get through. Hair was full of twigs and sprinkle. Helped to haul body out to HALLETT’s store, where it was taken charge of by authorities. Saw nothing that would lead me to believe there was any foul play.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 15) We were shown the place where the unfortunate girl’s body was found, and it is in a line with the bottom of Lookout Hill and not over 60 yards from the road. In fact, the spot is in full view of the road. Mr. Dorman RICE who found the body, walked along the face of the bush and noticed her lying there. The footmarks were very indistinct owing to snow having fallen since they were made, and it was only with difficulty that they could be followed. The socks on the feet were worn out through traveling through the snow, and the feet protruded through them. Her clothes were also worn through at the knee, as if she had been crawling some little distance. Where the body was found was at the end of a little lead through the bushes, much like a rabbit path. There was snow on the body when found. Most of the men insist that her hands and feet were frozen before being scratched, as there was no trace of any blood from them. The body was drawn up, as though in the act of crawling, and it looked as if the poor creature died while still crawling.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 16) Inquiry Continued, Farmer’s Arm, April 29th. Joseph DAWE aged 19, sworn. – On Friday after Good Friday, after wood near Manuel’s, saw a woman about ¼ mile away near White Hills. She had on light coat, but have heard since, she was a Mrs. GLEESON looking for her cow. I met Mr. George STOCKLEY who was speaking to the woman the same morning. Mrs. John BULGIN, aged 58, sworn. – I am Maggie POWER’s Aunt. She lived at Brighton, came to Purcell’s Harbor about 6 months ago, lived as servant at Edgar WARR’s. Has been to see me three or four times during past winter. Has stayed overnight more than once by consent of her mistress. Last visit she made, she arrived alone. Did not ask if anyone came with her. On Thursday before Good Friday, she seemed quiet but not sick. Quiet girl, not given to going around much. Wore light coat, blue dress and cap. Had boots, but no rubbers. While with me, I saw nothing unusual about her conduct. Remarked she did not like Purcel’s Harbor, it was lonely. Had promised to come with me after she left WARR’s, but later agreed to go with Mr. POWELL at Merrit’s Harbor, but when she left me she was undecided whether she would come with me or go to Merrit’s Harbor – said she would call in 3 or 4 days and tell me. Left our house on Tuesday 14th, about 10am for Purcell’s Harbor, went alone. Fine morning but low drift which cleared.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 17) Wanted her to stay but she seemed eager to go and said she promised to meet Mr. POWELL at Warr’s house on Wednesday. Seemed like a good girl and was rather religious. I heard nothing further, and as she was not back at end of the week, thought she had gone to POWELL’s. When Mr. WARR called on Tuesday and reported her missing, I was surprised and shocked. Kenneth LEGG wanted to keep company with her, but she didn’t want him. He was not in our house while she was there. She was at LEGG’s house matt hooking on Monday, only a few steps away. Kenneth LEGG, aged 26, sworn. – Knew Maggie POWER. Met her first last Fall. Walked with her a few times as friend. Nothing about being married between us. Was good girl as far as I know. Saw her home from S.A. Barracks one night early in Fall. Saw her about six times at Purcel’s Harbor, four times at the Arm. One night after coming from rabbit hunting, I met her after service at Little Harbor. She seemed distant. Asked her what was the matter and she said words like, “I don’t want your company.” On Monday, she was at our house. I was cutting wood by the door. She remarked as she passed, “I have a mind to go to Purcel’s Harbor today.” I said that it was dirty to go today. She made remark which I did not hear. That was the very last time I spoke to her or was in her company anywhere.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 18) Lavenia LEGG, aged 21, sister of Kenneth LEGG, sworn. – Knew Maggie POWER, visited our house several times last fall. Good Friday she was there and she and I went to the Barracks in the afternoon. After tea she came to our house and we went for a walk. I went to her Aunt’s door with her about 9, saw her go in. Sunday afternoon she called for me. We walked together to Club Room and parted, as she intended going on to Purcel’s Cove. I went to the Barracks. Heard when I got home she was back to the Arm again. I called for her to go to Church Sunday night, but she wasn’t going. She was at our house Monday, matt hooking for an hour. Went back to her Aunt’s and came again after dinner. Stayed ‘till about 3. After tea she came again and passed the evening, went home about 10. On Tuesday she called again about 9:30am, on her way to Purcel’s Harbor.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 19) I went as far as BULGIN’s with her. She went from there alone. She wished me good – bye. I asked her when she was coming again and she said. “I suppose tomorrow.” That was the last time I saw her. Offered her my cloud but would not take it. As we were hooking the mat I said to her. “I think you are sorry you ran away from Kenneth, my brother.” She replied, “I am not a bit sorry.” She seemed down – hearted and not as bright as she was last fall when she came to Twillingate. The evidence of the two women who placed the body in the coffin is of a private nature, but confirms the other statements. Several messages have been from the start of search, exchanged between the Minister of Justice and Inspector General and Magistrate SCOTT and PATTEN, and enquiry is held open pending the mailed reports sent to St. John’s. The Doctor’s certificates are also private at present.
May 2, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 20) Twillingate, April 30th, 1914. Statement made on oath by Head Constable PATTEN, before the undersigned. On Tuesday the 21st of April, 1914, at the holding of Court in the Court House at Twillingate, his Worship the Magistrate, informed me that about 9:20 that morning, Mr. Edgar WARR, Planter of Purcel’s Harbor and called at his office to report that a girl, Maggie POWER, who had been in his service for several months, and had concluded her service with him on April 9th, being Thursday between 4 and 5 o’clock, left to pay a visit to her Aunt BULGIN at Farmer’s Arm, Twillingate, and to return in 2 or 3 days, but that not returning for several days, he concluded she was still at her Aunt’s. But hearing a report that a woman had been seen near Little Harbor some days ago, he became uneasy and on the morning he came to the Magistrate, he had driven to Farmer’s Arm to Mrs. BULGIN’s, the Aunt referred to, and was informed that the girl had left the Arm for home on Tuesday the 14th, about half past nine am., and that they had not heard nothing about her, only thought she had arrived at Mrs. WARR’s, as was her intention, and he (WARR), at once drove to the Magistrate’s Office to report the matter.
May 2, 1914 Travelers Mr. Stephen LOVERIDGE left Tuesday morning for St. John’s, overland. He will attend to spring buying for the firm of William ASHBOURNE. A number of schooner Skippers left Thursday morning for St. John’s via Lewisporte, to get their schooners ready for the summer’s fishery. Among them was Captain John PHILLIPS, Captain Thos. VATCHER and their crews.
May 2, 1914 Advertisement For Sale: Large House containing ten rooms, situated near the bridge. Excellent residence for anyone wishing to live near the sea. Land enough attached, to grow vegetables for family, also small garden planted with black currant trees. Two stores, 20 and 30 feet long, one with wharf attached, and stable 25 feet long. Terms reasonable. Apply to Mrs. H.J. PIKE, Twillingate South Side.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) The Florizel sailed on Wednesday evening to take up her summer work between St. John’s, Halifax, and New York, and the Stephano will follow in about ten days time.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) The first iron cargo from the Iron Island was dispatched on Tuesday by the SS Wasconia for Philadelphia, 7500 tons.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) A Butcher of Mussels Harbor, Placentia Bay, was brought to the Hospital on Thursday last in a very sad state. While attending a wedding festivities he overcharged a large sealing gun with powder, which exploded and nearly cost him his life. His face and right hand were badly injured, two fingers being blown off. It is feared he will loose the greater part of the injured hand.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) Another fatal accident occurred at the home of Mr. EDDY, 1 New Gower Street, on Thursday afternoon, when his little 14 month old baby girl was burned to death. It appears the child was left a moment or two by the mother, who had reason to go to another room. On her return she found her darling enveloped in flames, and her head and neck burned fearfully. Doctor FRASER was quickly on the scene and ordered the little one to the Hospital, where everything possible was done for the little sufferer. She lived only a few hours after the accident. The parents are distracted with grief and have the sympathy of the community.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) After the departure of the Florizel for Halifax, a wireless was received by Harvey & Co from Captain SMITH stating that seven stowaways were onboard, their ages ranging from 14 to 17 years of age.
May 2, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) Gideon TUCKER, a young fisherman of Laurencetown, Exploits, was being hoisted in a boson’s chair, to reeve the staysail halyards when the gear broke, and he fell to the deck. He only lived about 20 minutes. His body was sent home by Sunday’s Express.
May 2, 1914 Expression of Sympathy Fogo, April 17th, 1914. We the officers and members of St. Andrew’s Lodge Society of United Fishermen, desire to convey to the friends and relatives of those who lost their lives at the ice fields this Spring, our sincere and heartfelt sorrow, occasioned by the sudden and unexpected death of so many of our people. At such times as this we feel that mere words fail to express our sympathy and sorrow, but we assure you that every member of our Lodge grieves with you all in your bereavement. And trust that our Divine Master may in his boundless mercy, lighten your burden and cause His shining light to fall across your pathway in your sore affliction, and after the sorrows of this life are over, that you and your loved ones may be reunited in that blessed abode, where the separations of this present life will be forgotten. … Signed on behalf of Fogo St. Andrew’s Lodge, S.U.F. Walter LUDLOW, W.M. Horatio LAYMAN, Sec.
May 2, 1914 Marriage The Marriage of Mr. Henry NEWMAN and Miss Priscilla SHEPPARD took place in Saint Peters Church on Saturday about 7pm. The bride was dressed in gray with hat to match, and was given away by Mr. Lewis ANSTEY. The reception was held at Mr. Lewis ANSTEY’s house. The Sun extends best wishes to bride and groom.
May 2, 1914 Sickness Mr. Isaac CHURCHILL’s daughter Winnie, and Mrs. TIZZARD of Back Harbor, are both very low at this writing.
May 2, 1914 By Telegram (Part 1) Five year old boy POWER was instantly killed yesterday afternoon in City, being run over by horse.
May 2, 1914 By Telegram (Part 2) Sydney blockaded with ice delaying Bruce and Lintrose. Coal shortage threatened in City.
May 2, 1914 By Telegram (Part 3) Captain A. KEAN has took another libel suit against the Daily Mail yesterday, claiming $10,000 for charging he gave deceptive evidence in recent enquiry.
May 2, 1914 Mr. BUGDEN to Stay We are informed that Mr. W. BUDGEN has now decided to stay here, and will not go to Fogo as we announced last week. He had practically decided to go there, having had the offer of Fogo School, but certain considerations decided him in remaining here.
May 2, 1914 Sick Cow Magistrate SCOTT’s cow had the misfortune to get bogged in the snow near Mr. SWEETLAND’s last week, and strained herself so in her struggles, that she will probably not recover.

May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 21) WARR also said the girl had some intention of going in service at Merrit’s Harbor, and might have gone there. Whereupon the Magistrate instructed him to send at once to Merrit’s Harbor and find out if the girl was, or had been there, and as well, to turn out a search party of men in the neighborhood of Little Harbor, and especially in the vicinity where it was reported a woman had been seen, and WARR departed to carry out these instructions and report progress. At the conclusion of the case in the Courthouse, about 1 pm, the Magistrate requested me to take a conveyance as soon as I had dinner, and proceed to the scene of the search, and to take charge and do all possible to trace the matter, which I did at once, starting from Twillingate with a man and horse about quarter to 2pm. On my way to Little Harbor, about ½ way over, say 1-½ miles, I met Mr. Mark WARR, mailman, and father of Edgar WARR, the man in question, and I asked him what news about the missing girl and he said, “The body is found and placed in Uriah HOLLETT’s store at Little Harbor, and Edgar WARR is gone to report the finding to the Magistrate. Did you not meet him?”
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 22) I said, “No, I will go on to Little Harbor, and no doubt the Magistrate with a Doctor, will come at once.” I proceeded to the store and found a number of men, about half a dozen of the search party, who had the body in a sheet and a sail over it, on a temporary table. They had brought the body from the woods on a slide, and placed it as it was, and had not disturbed it since, but they were waiting for the Police to arrive. I then took charge and waited the arrival of the Magistrate, who with Doctor SMITH, arrived with Edgar WARR, within three quarters of an hour, or about 3pm. The Magistrate then selected three married men to assist us in handling the body, and requested the rest to retire, as there was a number of boys there, and the store was small. At the Doctor’s request, we proceeded to strip the clothes off the body, but before this was possible, and an hour was spent by applying hot water, blankets, &c. to thaw the clothes and frozen limbs. The latter was very much out of shape and bent, indicating a severe struggle before death. The features were also much swollen and distorted.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 23) The hair had some twigs of boughs mixed with it, also some twigs frozen in the clothes, showing a passage had been forced through the woods where the body had been found lying face down, pinned between two small trees, one of which was cut down by one of the party, to extricate the body. The position of the body was on a downgrade, and the head about a foot lower than the feet, and the nose was flattened where it had rested on the snow. We found the body clothed with light grey coat, blue skirt, with no cap, boots or gloves, but these had been found by the men at the first search, lying about 5 or 6 yards from the body in the woods, and were in evidence in the store. Black stockings were on the feet, and the usual underclothing, fairly good in appearance, but no rubbers, gaiters, “cloud”, or fur. The whole being frozen, it was necessary to cut the articles from the body, which was done as decently as possible under the conditions, and the limbs were brought as near as possible to normal position. The Doctor now examined the body and limbs, and found no marks of violence, but around the neck was tied a small handkerchief and a piece of mohair bootlace, with one tag. This lace was tightly tied in a perfect knot, and made a distinct furrow around the neck, which was considerably swollen.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 24) The Doctor removed the lace by cutting it with a knife, but he made no remark. All the articles are now in my possession, also the girl’s trunk and effects, delivered me by Mrs. WARR, the girl’s late Mistress. The Doctor, at the conclusion of his work, left for Twillingate. The Magistrate and myself remained to arrange for the disposal of the body. We found the neighbors were disinclined to take the body to their houses, so I arranged by the order of the Magistrate with Mr. Mark WARR, the local undertaker, to coffin the body and get women to do the necessary preparation for the funeral. The body for the first night, to remain well secured by two sails, where it was, and when coffined, to be by consent of two trustees (present) of the Methodist Church, (of which deceased was an adherent), removed to the Church, to lie for the second night, and the funeral to be the next day. All of which was carried out, and I attended the funeral on Thursday, at which a good number attended, Rev. STENLAKE officiating, but no address was given.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 25) I then, in order to facilitate the matter of inquiry, the locality being several miles from the Courthouse, and in order to save expense, arranged to hold the further Magisterial Inquiry the 25th, and on that day, the Court was opened at 11 am, in the presence of several people, amongst whom was the editor of the Twillingate Sun. Several witnesses were fully examined by the Magistrate, also the two old ladies who attended the body at the end, these being seen at their homes, and in the evening the Court returned to Twillingate, and on April 29th, the Magistrate and I proceeded to Farmer’s Arm to the residence of Mrs. BULGIN, the girl’s Aunt, and there examined several witnesses, the full record of all the statements being taken down verbatim by the Magistrate. The proceedings had been wired to the Department of Justice by the Magistrate, and on receipt of an order by wire from the Inspector General on Saturday last, I forwarded by next mail on Tuesday, my report of our proceedings, and I am informed by the Magistrate, the inquiry stands open by order of the Minister of Justice, pending further orders from that Department. N. PATTEN, Head Constable. Sworn before me at Twillingate this 30th day of April, 1914. W.J. SCOTT, J.P.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 26) Inquiry Re Maggie Power, May 6th, 1914. Stanley CHAPPEL, 22, single, fisherman, Main Tickle, Sworn. – I knew Maggie POWER, saw her for first time at funeral of Charles HOPKINS at Little Harbor about Dec. Did not speak to her. I was told she was Maggie POWER of Triton. I met her in my father’s house in March, don’t know what part of March, in the presence of our family and not us two alone. She came to borrow a book for Mrs. WARR, her mistress. She got a book and left at 5 o’clock pm, with another girl – Tot SMITH of John. About three weeks after, she came again and returned the book, and went home 9pm. I went with her, and only us two, went directly from house to house and no delay anywhere. Arrived at her house in about 25 minutes. She went in after wishing me good night. I saw her in April going to Burnt Cove, F.B., to Church. Tot SMITH was with her. She was in the house a few minutes and went on. I didn’t go. Later in April, I saw her at our house. She came alone about 5 pm, Sunday and stayed until about 8 o’clock. I did not see her alone, all the family were there.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 27) I went home with her without stopping anywhere until we reached her (WARR’s) house, and we sat on the platform about 20 minutes. She went in and I went home. That was the last time I ever saw her. It was on Palm Sunday. I may have followed her company had she lived, but we never had any conversation on courting, only once I asked her if she liked me, and she said she wouldn’t say yet. I swear I never heard her say a word out of the way. I think she was a decent girl. I never heard a word against her character. She had no young man. I heard her say she didn’t have much love for a man called Kenneth LEGG, but she never made any complaint of his words or actions to her. The last night I saw her, I heard her say she might spend a month with her Aunt BULGIN in the Arm, and come back to Mrs. WARR’s to spend the summer, as Mrs. WARR asked her to come. At this time, the matter of going to POWELL’s, Merrits Harbor, had not been spoken of; it came on the program the next week. I cannot give an opinion as to why she may have been tired of life. I never heard her say anything about the matter. She was much as other young women.
May 9, 1914 The Case of Maggie POWER (Part 28) Magistrate SCOTT Writes. Twillingate, May 7th, 1914. Editor Twillingate Sun, Sir – The last mail carried a full report to the Department of Justice of the Inquiry re. The death of the late Maggie POWER. The document makes up about 20 pages of closely typewritten foolscap, which contain all the facts, a few of which, for proper reasons, did not appear in your report. Before posting the documents, I handed it to one of the leading men of the community for reading, and in returning it, he wrote among other things, “Surely the most exacting critic must be satisfied that all that could be done, was done, and that expeditiously.” To correct one or two impressions that have been current, allow me to say there is no such procedure as a “Coroner’s Jury Inquest”; it was abolished many years ago to save the large expense it involved. The duties of both matters are now in the Magistrate’s and Police hands, and duly reported to the proper authorities, who decide if anything more is required. Important – re the poor unfortunate girl, I wish most strongly to say, all we found was in her favor, and there is no evidence whatever of any immoral conduct, in fact, the contrary is conclusively affirmed, and what led to the final acts of her life, will be one of the matters we cannot fully pronounce on, and must leave to a higher tribunal. Yours faithfully, W.J. SCOTT, J.P.
May 9, 1914 Travelers Mr. C.L. HODGE left overland last Saturday for St. John’s via Lewisporte. Mr. C.L. HODGE is now in St. John’s looking after spring orders for the firm of J.W. HODGE. Mr. HODGE wired that the Exotic went on dock yesterday, and the Fogota was to leave that day. Messrs. Harry PEYTON and A. PEARCE may go to Lascie later to build a house there for J.M. JACKMAN, as they have the offer. Captain Jas. ANSTEY and crew, left Tuesday for St. John’s to get their schooner ready for the fishery. Mr. Ned LINFIELD was to leave St. John’s Thursday for Lewisporte to return overland. Mr. J.C. ANDREWS returned to Grand Falls this week.
May 9, 1914 S.A. Entertainment An Entertainment was held in the S.A. Barracks on Thursday night, at which a good number was present. The A.L.B. Band was in attendance and rendered several selections, opening with, “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Instructor BREWER aided considerably by accompanying on the Autoharp. Mrs. EARLE acted as accompanist at the organ. Speeches were given by Captain Isaac YOUNG, Magistrate SCOTT, and Ensign EARLE, and the Editor of the Sun occupied the Chair.
May 9, 1914 Correction We were in error last week in stating the child of the late Jas. SHARP was adopted; the child was their own and only one.
May 9, 1914 The Gulf Catch a Record One The Gulf seal fishery, which closed with the arrival of the Neptune, will be a remarkable on in many ways, and unfortunately so in the awful loss of life attending the foundering of the SS Southern Cross on March 31st with her full crew of 173 souls. The total catch of seals taken in the gulf is the largest on record, about 73,000 being accounted for, not including the catch of the ill fated Southern Cross, which is estimated at about 18,000, which would bring the total up to over 90,000. Together with being the biggest number, the seals were the heaviest brought in for years, and in the primest condition. The value of the Gulf catch brought to port, and including the Neptune’s cargo, is estimated at $150,000. or one third of the total value of the entire catch.
May 9, 1914 The Proposed Hospital A letter was read at the S.U.F. Concert for the Deep Sea Mission on Monday night from Mr. PETERS, the secretary of that Society at St. John’s, to Mr. H. COLBOURNE, acting secretary of the S.U.F. Committee here, in reference to the establishment of a hospital here. The details are so far not given, and the matter is so far, merely a proposition and may or may not materialize. We see no reason however why it should not develop and become a fact. Most people here would welcome such an institution, and Twillingate is certainly the proper place to establish it.
May 9, 1914 End of 1914 Sealing Voyage By Telegram. St. John’s, May 4th. – SS Diana, with 5500 young and old seals, equal to 8000 young, arrived yesterday. She closes sealing voyage for 1914.
May 9, 1914 Drowning William CREW of Dawson’s Cove, Fortune Bay, was drowned last week by his boat upsetting
May 9, 1914 S.U.F. Concert The concert held by the members of the S.U.F. in aid of the Deep Sea Mission, was held in the Victoria Hall on Monday night. Mr. Jacob MOORES was Chairman, who towards the end, read a letter from Doctor GRENFELL to MR. Harry COLBOURNE in reference to the establishment of a hospital here, and which appears elsewhere. Mr. BUGDEN rendered a couple of recitations which were well received, while solos were sung by Mrs. A. BLACKLER, Miss H. PEARCE, Mr. Clarence LUNNEN, Mr. BUGDEN, Mr. S. ELLIOTT, which were all well received. Miss Mary WHITE acted as accompanist.
May 9, 1914 Schooner for Sale For Sale: Schooner Elrae, 43 tons, built 1907. For particulars apply to Earle Sons & Co., Twillingate.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The last days of April have commenced a chapter of incidents, which well go to make up the most notable tale of events in the annals of our Colony. Mr. Jacob CHAFE of South Side, while at work at Job’s South Side premises on Monday afternoon, was stricken with paralysis from which he never rallied, but passed away during the evening
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A married man named Alex KANE, while discharging salt from the SS Havoo at Morey’s premises, fell from the skids where he was working, into the space between the steamer and the pier, a distance of about 15 feet. He was picked up and taken onboard, where Doctor ROBERTS was quickly on the spot, but too late, for the unfortunate man had crossed the Bar before the Doctor’s arrival.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Doctor MURPHY, who has been very ill, is now on the high road to recovery, and it is hoped will be at his office very soon.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) On Wednesday afternoon another fatality was added to the long list. A little fellow aged 3 years, named James POWER, was instantly killed in George Street. It appears that a horse and truck was passing along the street when the child attempted to cross in front of the animal, but was knocked down, and before the driver could stop the horse, one of the wheels passed over the little fellows head, crushing it to a pulp. Doctor CAMPBELL pronounced death instantaneous. The driver has been held on bail.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) An elderly woman, Mrs. James McGRATH, had her hand badly crushed on Wednesday afternoon. She had her hand resting on the side of the house, while directing a carman where to drop some coal. In backing, the cart struck her hand reducing it to a pulp. Mrs. McGRATH lost much blood and received a bad shock.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) The seven stowaways reported in last weeks Budget as having availed of the Florizel for a short trip to Halifax, were accommodated with a return ticket per SS. Talisman, and upon the arrival of that steamer were met by a guard of honor from the Police Station, and escorted to the reception room of the Court House.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) Libel suits are becoming as common as dishwater. Captain A. KEAN has issued another writ against President COAKER and the Mail.
May 9, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) A new firm has recently sprung into existence. Two young men, P.E. OUTERBRIDGE and R. JEANS, both of whom conducted a commission and agency business, have merged into one, and will be known as the Universal Agencies. Their numerous friends wish them success.
May 9, 1914 Transfer of Property We heard about the street this week that the property formerly owned by J.B. TOBIN, and later by W.J. SCOTT, has changed hands, and been acquired by Mr. HODGE. Accordingly the Sun interviewed Mr. A.H. HODGE on Friday, to learn if this was correct. Mr. HODGE informed us that the report was quite true and that the whole property – dwelling, grounds, waterside premises, wharf, and stores, - had been purchased by Messers A.S. RENDELL & Co of St. John’s, for the firm of J.W. HODGE, from Messrs Bowring Bros. Mr. HODGE assumes the control immediately, but no decision has yet been made as to what will be done. One thing, Mr. HODGE assured us – and that will be received with rejoicing by many – there will be no danger of any coal shortage for the future.
May 9, 1914 Death It is with Sincere regret that we chronicle the death of Winnie, daughter of Mr. Isaac CHURCHILL of the Arm, which occurred last Friday, at the age of 2? [An ink blot obscures the second number.] Winnie was a bright, pleasant girl, and had been employed for some time at Mr. Ashbourne’s shop, and later at Carter’s Arm premises with Mr. Jos. WHITE. During this winter, she was seized with a severe cold, which unfortunately developed into the dread white plague. For the last week before her death, she was completely deaf, and everything had to be conveyed to her in writing. She was a member of the St. Andrews Women’s Association, as well as of the North Star Division of S. of T., both of which Societies sent wreaths and attended the funeral, as did the employees from Ashbourne’s and Carter’s. To the sorrowing parents the Sun extends its sincere sympathy.
May 9, 1914 Advertisement Wanted, by 1st June, a girl to do general house work. Apply to Mrs. H. HOWLETT.
May 9, 1914 Weddings A double wedding took place on the South Side on Tuesday evening when James GILLARD and Miss BAGGS, daughter of Mr. John BAGGS, and Walter GILLARD to a Miss SIMMONDS of the Arm, were married. There was much gun firing and the boys celebrated in good style.
May 9, 1914 Advertisement Lost, between A. Manuel’s shop and Church Hill, a small parcel containing ½ yard of dress goods. Finder please leave same at this office.
May 9, 1914 New Motor Boat Mr. Robert HINDS has a new motor boat built this winter on the “Pea Pod” model. She promises to be a pretty boat and fast.
May 9, 1914 Freight for Earles We understand Captain Jas. JANES will bring a load of freight for Earle Sons & Co, we presume chiefly for the Arm trade.
May 9, 1914 Clarification We notice by an advert elsewhere in this paper that the Elrae is offered for sale. We understand the motor will be taken out of her.
May 9, 1914 Advertisement For sale, two empty kerosene casks in first class condition. Apply to the undersigned, W.B. TEMPLE.
May 9, 1914 News From Battle Harbor. Messrs. Baine Johnston & Co. have learned from their agent at Battle Harbor, that the winter has been a very hard and stormy one. The thermometer registered from 18 to 24 below zero almost all the time. Writing on Feb. 26th, Mr. LEWIS says that the previous week, severe cold was experienced. Three men were out for two days, coming out the bay. One of them died as a result of the frost. When he was found, his body was solidly frozen and resembled a cake of ice. The other two just got clear by reaching Mary’s Harbor house. The man who died was George SMITH. At North West River, they have done very well with foxes, one man trapping 22. Mr. BIRDSEYE did well with live foxes. Writing on March 15th, Mr. LEWIS says that if the winds had kept down a few days more, they would have had a great haul of seals. Two men on Belle Island got 60 white coats. The ice was black with seals from Henley Harbor to Long Point.
May 9, 1914 Advertisement Wood. The undersigned has 35,000 good birch and spruce wood for sale, selling at right price. Apply to J.M. EVELIEGH, Comfort Cove.
May 9, 1914 Birth Born to Mr. And Mrs. Samuel ANSTY fr. Paradise, a daughter on April 28th.

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May 23, 1914 Letters of Mr. DOWSLEY Story of the loss of the Queen on Cape John Gull Island. Second Letter of Mr. DOWSLEY. Gull Island of Cape John, Wednesday, Dec. 18th 1867. My Dear Margaret: I have been out to see if there might be any chance of rescue, but no such thing. I am almost mad with the thirst. I would give the world for one drink of water, but I shall never get it now. We are all wet and frozen. I am now going under the canvas to lie down and die. May God pity and have mercy on my soul. F. DOWSLEY. Third Letter of Mr. DOWSLEY, Dec.24th, 1867. My Darling Margaret: We are still alive and only that. We have had no relief or any sign yet. We have not tasted a bit of food of any kind, with the exception of the dirty snow water that melts under our feet, which we are very glad to devour. The place where we are sheltered, if I can call it a shelter, is up to our ankles in water. Oh what a sad Xmas Eve and Christmas Day it is for me. I think I can see you making the sweet bread and preparing everything for tomorrow. My feet were very painful lass night. I was in complete agony with them. My clothes are completely saturated. Oh I never knew how to appreciate the comforts of a home or a bed until now. If I was home, and to have you and the children beside me, I think the trial would be small, compared to what it is now. But we can never see one another again in this world. I had no idea we should have lasted so long. Our case is now hopeless. There is no hope for deliverance. My sufferings have been beyond description since I landed on this island. Oh how I dread! I would write more but feel unable. Oh my darling, if I could but once see you and the children, I would be satisfied. Embrace them all for me. Your loving but unhappy husband. F. DOWSLEY.
May 23, 1914 Note of Thanks Dear Sir: I wish through your columns to thank the Masonic Brethren for the sympathetic respect shown, in memory of my dear son, and also the Society of United Fishermen for their kind note of consolation, and all the dear people who remembered us in our time of deep sorrow, many of whom have passed through the trial of bereavement. It does indeed help to heal the broken heart to weep with those that weep. Yours very truly, P. PIKE, Twillingate, May 17th.
May 23, 1914 Steamers Captain KANE’s son Percy is second Officer on the Clyde this summer, otherwise the staff is practically the same. The Clyde will make her bi-weekly trips as last season, and the Home takes the North side of the Bay. There will be no ship on the Lewisporte – Battle Harbor route this season. Mr. William ROBERTS, son of Mr. R. ROBERTS of the Light House, is Chief Officer on the Fogota this season. We congratulate him.
May 23, 1914 Marriage Mr. Alfred PRESTON left for Exploits by Clyde on Saturday, after having been quietly married by Rev. BENNETT at his home the previous day, to Miss Winnie ELLIOTT.
May 23, 1914 Visitors Mrs. MORGAN, nee Miss PATTEN, will return here shortly to visit her parents. Mr. Tom HODGE arrived from Fogo last week. Captain Jas CHURCHILL who went to Fogo for his schooner, the Energy, in his motorboat on Tuesday, arrived here on Thursday evening. Captain Frank and Andrew ROBERTS left here Monday for Botwood and Campbellton. Mr. Adam CHALK arrived here Thursday in his motorboat. Captain Andrew ROBERTS arrived from Campbellton yesterday. Mr. J.D. LOCKYER of Trinity is visiting Herring Neck, and was here on Tuesday. Mr. MATHIESON, traveling for Messrs. Ayre & Sons, was in town this week at the Colbourne’s Hotel. Mr. McNULTY representing was in town this week at Mrs. J.M. COOK’s. Mr. Tom HODGE and Miss Muriel HODGE returned to Fogo this week.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) The cooks of the Ranger, charged with stealing the ship’s stores, were before the Magistrate last week, and convicted. Judge KNIGHT imposed a fine of $20. or 30 days on each.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) The driver of SOPER & MOORES horse, which accidentally ran over and killed the young lad POWER a few weeks ago, was before the Court on a charge of Murder, but after the preliminary hearing, the boy’s innocence was established and he was acquitted.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) The Black Diamond Line have not yet replaced the City of Sydney on the Montreal route, but it is expected that a new boat will be on the service about the middle of next month.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) A little fellow named Lorenzo MARTIN was frightfully scalded on Tuesday of last week, by knocking a kettle of boiling water off the stove, the contents of which went over his face and body. Doctor Roberts was quickly on the spot and had the child conveyed to the Hospital where his injuries were attended to.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) The man WISEMAN who was reported as missing, has been heard from, and is now working at Halifax.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) A breach of promise case was settled out of court last week by the defendant PENNY paying the fair plaintiff, Georgina HORWOOD, $750. and $50. costs. An expensive love affair! It is said another similar case is likely to come before the Court during the present session.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) A slight blaze occurred at the house recently occupied by E. MURRAY, but owned by H. BLATCH, on Saturday night. It is thought to be the work of an incendiary and the Police are now investigating.
May 23, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) On Sunday, an accident occurred near Come By Chance when the caboose left the rail turning bottom up. Mr. J.L. ROSS the only occupant was badly injured, and upon arrival in town, was attended to by Doctor MacPHERSON.
May 23, 1914 Sheep Killed by Dogs Editor Twillingate Sun, Dear Sir: - In October last year I had the misfortune to have several sheep killed in my own garden by dogs. Late in April, about six months after, I made inquiries re the payment of my sheep, and enclosed is the reply. It is evident from the Magistrate’s reply that our present officials are unable to carry into effect our present laws. It is surely a serious condition of affairs. Yours truly, Joseph A. YOUNG. Twillingate, April 22nd, 1914. Mr. Joseph A. YOUNG, S.S. Twillingate, Dear Sir: - Re your note concerning the dog taxes, I am sorry to say that on account of the stormy winter and illness for some weeks of Constable PATTEN, we could not take up the 1913 collection, which may be at any date in 1914. Nor can I order the same until new Police arrangements, which we expect at an early date, are made. Constable PATTEN says he is unable to undertake the work, so all must have patience. Yours faithfully, W.J. SCOTT.
May 23, 1914 Schooner Arrives Mr. Kenneth RIDOUT arrived here Thursday in his schooner, and is taking supplies at J.W. HODGE’s.
May 23, 1914 Narrow Escape Manager SAINTHILL’s Narrow Escape Portia cuts down his Motor Boat. Special to the Evening Telegram, Burin, May 1. H.W. SAINTHILL, manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia here, had a miraculous escape last night, on his return from Great Burin in his motor boat. The boat was cut down in Burin Reach, by the SS Portia and Mr. SAINTHILL himself, had a narrow escape from drowning. He was in the water for about 10 minutes before a boat from the ship reached him. It was a dark, clear night, and his engine was working badly, but the Portia, although his motor headlight was burning, ran into him. On seeing that the collision was inevitable, he ran forward and dived into the water, striking out for the Step Aside shore, and was almost exhausted when the Portia’s boat reached him. When taken on board, he was kindly treated by the Chief Stewart and the Purser, who did all in their power for him, but the Captain, peculiar to say, suggested carrying him to St. Lawrence, although when only about 5 minutes run from Burin Harbor. Mr. SAINTHILL objected, saying he would prefer being at Burin, which was done. The loss of the boat is a serious one to Mr. SAINTHILL, being valued at $350.
May 23, 1914 Collection for Deep Sea Mission Dr. To Donations S.U.F - $10. F.P. Union - $5. Sons of Temperance - $5. A.F. & A.M. - $5. Crosby Lodge L.O.A. - $8. Loyalty Lodge L.O.A. - $10. Collected by: Harlan RIDOUT - $3.40, Louis YOUNG - $4.25, Chesley YOUNG - $2.90, John LUTHER - $2.20, Martin LUTHER - $5.40, Edward RIDOUT - $4., H. COLBOURNE – $3.30, Receipts from Concert - $20.50, Total $88.95. Cr. By 1 writing tablet - .15 cents, Envelopes - .08, 2 books (Dicks & Co.) - .44, Memo books, - .25, Sent to R.N. Missions - $86., Commission on order - .15, Printing posters concert - .75, Balance on hand - $1.13, Total - $88.95.
May 23, 1914 Schooner Activities Messrs. HAWKINS schooner was up to Path End taking stores. They were to leave for Treaty Shore, Friday. Captain Ned WHITE left for Treaty Shore, Monday. Captain Jas PURCHASE came round from Back Harbor to take salt on Thursday. Messrs WHITE (Emblem of Hope), of Ragged Point, are fitting out at G.J. Carter’s. Mr. Jos. A. YOUNG’s schooner goes to White Bay shortly. Captain Isaac YOUNG is taking supplies at the Union wharf. The Martello from J.W. Hodge’s, Captain Tom DALLEY, sailed for Treaty Shore Friday. Captain John HULL (Mayflower), from J.W. Hodge’s, will sail the first of next week. Captain Jas. JANES arrived from St. John’s Wednesday with freight. Captain Robert YOUNG (Minnie J. Hickman), arrived yesterday about dinner from Exploits. His schooner looks fine now. Mr. James CHURCHILL went to Fogo on Tuesday, in his new motor boat, to fit out his schooner, which is down there. The Bight cleared out on Tuesday night, and the Clyde was enabled to reach Tizzard’s Harbor going back.
May 23, 1914 Man Overboard! Mr. John RICE had an involuntary bath on Thursday. He was helping to launch a motorboat from the wharf, when it slid off suddenly, and pulled him into the water.
May 23, 1914 Herring Fishing Several good hauls of herring have been taken in this locality this week. Thursday night was especially good.
May 23, 1914 Teachers Miss Hannah PEARCE has charge of the lower department of St. Peter’s School during the absence of Miss BATSTONE. Miss PURCHASE having to give up due to ill health. Miss MERCER, the Crow Head Teacher, will probably leave at the beginning of the Holidays.
May 23, 1914 Death at Millertown (Part 1) Millertown, May 19, 1914, Dear Sir: - Will you kindly find space in the columns of your paper for the names which you will find on the printed lists enclosed. Away from home and his relatives, but not from friends, our friend, Mr. Simon HILLIER of Twillingate, finished up with his life and passed out into the unknown. Seeing that none of his relatives could be on the scene to attend to his last needs, the people here decided to act in this respect. Mr. Samuel HARRIMAN waited upon the friends for a collection to defray funeral expenses. His request was very generously responded to, and sum of almost $70. was quickly raised. ….. was very tenderly cared for … I think it is only fitting that special mention should be made of Mr. Fred HAWKINS who was indeed a brother to him in his last illness. The Doctor did everything possible to lessen his suffering. His end was peaceful, having learned to put his trust in Him who has said, ….. Collection was also taken at some of the lumber camps to aid the widow and orphans who are left to mourn the loss of their loved one. I remain, Yours truly, A Friend.
May 23, 1914 Death at Millertown (Part 2) Collected at Millertown by Mr. S. R. HARRIMAN: Ralph TULK, Mrs B. TULK, Joseph McDONALD, - $5, each, W.T. BATSTONE, Benjamin BOWERS, A. MERCY, - $2. each, Rev. I. DAVIS, Doctor Smith - $1.50 each, S.R. HARRIMAN, H.J. HANSON, A. CORNER, H.M. HERBERT, Mrs. L. FURLONG, Stanley SLADE, W. WELLON, Percy STRATTON, J.H. MANSON, Mrs. O.G. JOHNSON, A. TULK, Mrs. Geo. WILCOX, Mrs. BURT, T. WHITE, Mrs. A.R. HAYWARD, Eli YOUNG, Isaac BARTLETT, Herbert WHITE, Jonas NOBB, J. GOODYEAR, S. SPARKS, Doctor OAK, B.A. HARTIGAN, R. FORGUSON, P. ENGLISH, Mrs. Jos. LANE, - $1 each, Jos. GOODYEAR, - 70 cents, Mrs. P. ROWSELL – 60 cents, John SLADE, A. FRENCH, B. HICKS, John FOLLETT, P.L. BUTLER, Thos. WHITE, E. SLADE, J. St. CROIX, Miss L. COOPER, Mrs. S. WHALEN, Mrs. Wm. GOODYEAR, Miss L. SNOW, Joseph SNOOK, Wm. FUREY, Mrs. A. LATE, Percy ANSTEY, P.I. TREMBLETT, Miss N. HARRIMAN, A. BRIDGER, S. BIRBY, [wonder if this might be BIXBY? BIRBY very plain on the copy!] C. PERRY, Jos. GOODYEAR, Robert WOODMAN, Mrs. T. YATES, W.S. KING, Friend, Elias YOUNG, A. McCLANNEN. Jas. BUTLER, Jonh [as printed in copy] BESANT, - 50 cents each, G. DUFF - 30 cents, Wm. ROUGHMAN – 25 cents, Ettie ANSTEY, Kitty YATES, Wm. NOSEWORTHY, M. PILLEY, H. HICKS, A.R. HUTCHCROFT, Will SCOTT, Andrew RIDOUT, - 20 cents each, small sums - $1.45, Total $69. (To be Continued).
May 23, 1914 Advertisement Foxes Wanted. Cash paid for silver, black, and patch or cross, foxes for Newfoundland ranch. Address M.H. BOLGER, Stephenville, Bay St. George.
May 23, 1914 Supreme Court The King vs. James S. TAIT (Before Mr. Justice EMERSON). Jury Disagrees. At 2;30 yesterday afternoon, the trial of Doctor James S. TAIT on a charge of indecent assault, was resumed. The accused gave evidence. That finished the examination of Witnesses for both sides. Mr. HIGGINS for the Crown addressed the Jury. He was followed by Mr. HOWLEY, K.C., on behalf of the accused. His Lordship charged the Jury, after which they retired. After four hours, they returned to the Court Room, and through their Foreman, announced that they could not agree on a verdict. The Jury were then discharged. Mr. HIGGINS asked for a new trial and a new Jury, which was ordered, the case being set down for Friday next, the 22nd inst., at 11 o’clock. Mr. HOWLEY moved that the accused be admitted to bail. Bail was granted in the sum of $3000., the accused in $1000, and two Sureties, ie., $1000. each.
May 23, 1914 By Telegram (Part 1) St. John’s, May 18th – Steamer Tritonia injured by ice floes in Green Bay, arrived today, conveyed by Bellaventure, and will need six weeks repairs on Dry Dock. Bellaventure takes her coal cargo and proceeds to Botwood with it. Owing to decision of the Longshoremen refusing work on steamers in this Port after 6pm daily, much delay expected with liner this summer, unless compromise reached meanwhile.
May 23, 1914 By Telegram (Part 2) Missing boat from Liner Columbia, burnt at sea fortnight ago, picked up by American Cruiser Seneca, on South Grand Banks Saturday. Only four out of fifteen aboard boat survived, and being in bad condition, Seneca hurrying them to Halifax.
May 23, 1914 Schooners Collide Monday, the schooner Ariel, which left here that morning, on entering Herring Neck, collided with another schooner belonging to G.J. CARTER, all ready to sail for Treaty Shore the following day, and broke off her main boom.
May 23, 1914 Motor Boat Damaged Mr. George GILLETT’s motor boat, while coming through Burnt Island Tickle one day this week, struck her propeller against a sloping rock, and snapped off the shaft, close to the stern bearing. Mr. James WEIR is effecting repairs.
May 23, 1914 Wharf Repair Mr. HODGE is repairing the wharf at their new premises. (Formerly TOBIN’s).
May 23, 1914 The Price of Admiralty (Daily News) Basing our figures on observation and experience, we yesterday estimated Newfoundland’s annual tribute to the sea, at 60 lives. We have since, examined the records for 15 consecutive years, and find that estimate to be approximately correct. Appended are the losses from 1899 to 1913 inclusive: 1899 – 65, 1900 – 98, 1901 – 82, 1902 – 65, 1903 – 72, 1904 – 57, 1905 – 37, 1906 – 17, 1907 – 86, 1908 – 49, 1909 – 60, 1910 – 63, 1911 – 45, 1912 – 77, 1913 – 57. This gives a total of 930 deaths by drowning in 15 years, or an average of 62. Surely no more convincing argument is needed to instruct us in our duty as citizens.
May 23, 1914 Body Was Found Drifting on Floe Cape Breton Lobster Fisheries Horrified by Ghastly Discovery. Supposed to be Remains of one of the Victims of the Newfoundland Sealing Disaster. Charlottetown, May 13: - On Saturday morning, a lobster fisherman employed at S.C. CLARK’s factory at Bloomington Point on the North side of the Island, found the body of a man frozen fast, in a floating ice cake, about half a mile from land. Having nothing in his boat with which to cut the body loose from the ice, the fisherman had to abandon it, a heavy gale coming up, the boat had to make for land, and could not return to the body, which was carried out to sea. The dead man was evidently a sailor or fisherman, judging from his clothing, and it is thought to be one of the Newfoundland sealers who perished in the recent disaster.
May 23, 1914 Advertisement Picked up, a Post Office Box key. Apply Sun Office and pay cost this notice.
May 23, 1914 Advertisement For Sale, that desirable and newly built dwelling house situate at Hart’s Cove, belong to the late James SMITH. For particulars, apply to Mrs. James SMITH or Charles WHITE, N.P. Twillingate, May 24th, 1914.
May 23, 1914 Advertisement For Sale, dwelling house, store, 80 feet wharf, flake, and land, situated at Tizzard’s Harbor. For particulars apply to John HAYWARD, Tizzard’s Harbor.
May 23, 1914 Lack of Storage Space - Grand Falls (Herald) From Grand Falls: Passengers arriving today from Grand Falls say that there is extreme congestion at the Paper Town, as a result of the inability of any steamers to get to Botwood, owing to the ice blockage in Green Bay. The Harmsworth Company have, it is estimated, about 20,000 tons of paper made there, and have filled to the utmost capacity, every storage room at Botwood and at Grand Falls, and for the past week or two, have taken to storing the paper from day to day, in the rink building there, everything else being stocked to the lofts. It is thought that if the ice blockade continues much longer, The Town Hall will have to be taken for the same purpose, and if the blockade continues after that, it may be necessary to shut down the mills, but it is hoped that extemporized storage can be got in the train shed, and elsewhere, to prevent this outcome.

May 30, 1914 Re. Death of Mr. Simon HILLIER (Collected by Mr. A.E. HAYWARD on Harpoon River.) Mr. I. GILLARD’s Camp: I. GILLARD, Mrs. I. GILLARD, John PARSONS, - $1. each. Edward BROWN, Thomas OSMOND, Thos. MERCER, Arthur PARDY, Alfred PARDY, Charlie BURT, Sidney BURT, Hayward STRICKLAND, Benjamin STEEDS, Robert MASON, Hezekiah GREENING, Robert GOULD, Lorenzo SIMMONDS, George ANSTEY, Wm. GREENING, Thos. GREENING, Fred VERGE, Ernest STEED, - 50 cents each. Total - $12. Mr. A. WELLS’ Camp: Alfred WELLS - $1. Walter FUDGE – 60 cents. Allan STEELE, Stephen BALL, Peter McDONALD, Stephen MOORS, Gideon ELLSWORTH, - 50 cents each. Thos GILLARD – 40 cents. Thos WELLS – 30 cents. Isaac ABBOTT, John GOLDING, Thos STONE, Charles GOLDING, Thos. HODDER, John SMITH, James CROUCHER, - 20 cents each. Total - $6.20. Mr. John BLANDFORD’s Camp: Mrs. J. BLANDFORD - $5. Silas RALPH, George PAYNE, George BLAKE, - $1.50 each. Job CHESTER, Michael CROWN, Thos. VERGE, Thos. VERGE, Philip VERGE, Harry ENGLAND, George BURGE, Andrew ATWOODS, Norman ROBERTS, Edward MAXIM, - $1. each. John HALL, Thos SEAWARD, John O’DELL, Edward BUTT, Wm. SEAWARD, - 50 cents each. Total - $22.
May 30, 1914 Returns to Twillingate Captain A.J. COLBOURNE, who has been residing in St. John’s during the past winter, arrived here last week.
May 30, 1914 Schooner Reports Captain Ned WHITE was reported in Nipper’s Harbor on Saturday when the Prospero came South. There were several other schooners there also. The Maggie Sullivan arrived here Wednesday with general cargo for J.W. HODGE, Path End. Captain A. YATES arrived here Tuesday to J.W. HODGE’S. Captain YATES has purchased another schooner and is fitting out for Bell Isle. Captain Ambrose PAYNE of Fogo, put into port Wednesday evening, on his way to the fishery. The Exotic, Captain E. VATCHER, arrived from St. John’s this week with freight for W. HODGE, and is fitting out for the fishery. The Violet Carrie, Captain T. VATCHER, arrived Saturday from St. John’s. Mr. Stephen LOVERIDGE who has been attending to business for Wm. ASHBOURNE in the city, arrived by her. Luetta Captain Wm. SNOW, arrived this week from St. John’s with cargo of salt. Messrs. SMALL of Tizzard’s Harbor brought down some fine boats this week. One was a motor boat for Earl Sons & Co, and also a trapskiff, to be fitted with a motor, for J.W. HODGE. Both boats are well built and worth seeing. M.P. Cashin, Captain Jas. ANSTEY, arrived from St, John’s on Thursday night. Mr. Jas. BOYDE of Farmer’s Arm was here Thursday, with a load of firewood. Captain John ROBERTS in the Ascellus arrived from Fogo last Saturday. He is fitting out for the fishery.
May 30, 1914 Codfish Reported We hear that one man at Ragged Point or Bluff Head, secured a fine codfish on Monday. A codfish was jigged by Mr. Samuel ROGERS at the Arm, one day this week. There was a sign of codfish at King’s Cove Tuesday for traps, and K. BROWN had a number of very large fish in his twine.
May 30, 1914 Travelers Mr. C.L. HODGE who arrived at St. John’s by Maggie Sullivan last week, returned here by the Clyde on Tuesday. Mrs. Lewis PURCHASE and child, went to Sampson’s Island to visit her relations this week. She was taken up by her husband in motor boat. Mr. CHRISTIAN representing Archibald Bros of Harbor Grace, was here last week. Mrs. W.J. RICE arrived by the Prospro. Mr. And Mrs. COLBOURNE, the latter a daughter of Mr. John WELLS, Back Harbor, arrived by the Prospero from Pilley’s Island. Miss BATSTONE who has been nursing her brother at Herring Neck, arrived by the Clyde Tuesday. Mr. Roland GILLETT who has been in St. John’s on business, arrived by the Clyde yesterday.
May 30, 1914 Death The body of the girl Maggie KEAN, went by the Prospero Sunday, to her home. Mrs. BUGDEN accompanied the corpse.
May 30, 1914 Manpower Shortage Work on the erection of the telephones takes place as soon as it is possible to procure men, as at present, everyone is busy preparing for the fishery or catching herring.
May 30, 1914 New York Wedding A pretty wedding was solemnized at the residence of Mr. And Mrs. T.C. MITCHELL, 627 Fifty Seventh Street, Brooklyn, at six o’clock Wednesday evening, April 22nd, when their daughter Mable E. was united in marriage to Mr. Ira D. HULL of Brooklyn. About 25 guests were present, all being relatives of the contracting parties. The bride was prettily attired in white crepe de chine, and carried roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid, Miss Edith HULL, sister of the groom, was attired in pink charmeuse and carried pink roses. The two little nieces of the bride, Dorothy MITCHELL and Marjorie SHANN, acted as flower girls, and looked very sweet in little white lace frocks, each carrying a basket of flowers. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Arthur A. HULL. The wedding march was played by the bride’s sister, Mrs. Oscar A. SHANN. After a bountiful repast, the bride and groom left in an automobile for Washington, DC, Atlantic City, and other points in the South. Upon their return, they will be at home at 542 Fifty First Street, Brooklyn. Mr. HULL is a native of Twillingate, having been residing in the States for some years.
May 30, 1914 Prospecting Mr. George HODDER is expecting some prospectors from the States this week, and is preparing his mining property near Ray’s Place, for their examination. They have arrived in St. John’s and should likely be here Thursday.
May 30, 1914 Mr. VATCHER Was NOT Paid Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - I noticed by the Mail and Advocate during the Spring, that I was supposed to be paid [two digit $ figure blotted out] hire for my stage, during the repairing of the bridge in 1912. I beg to say that I received not one cent of hire for my stage, and if the Government paid it, it was certainly not I that received it. Yours truly, Ethelbert VATCHER.
May 30, 1914 Moving Back Home Miss Rose STERLING will move over to her own house for the summer.
May 30, 1914 Looses His Cow Mr. Joseph PEARCE had the misfortune to loose a fine cow last week, during calving.
May 30, 1914 Death The death of Mrs. TALBOT, formerly of Twillingate, occurred at Whale’s Gulch. Mrs. TALBOT was well known in this place, having resided on the hill between Mr. LUNNEN’s and Mr. WHITE’s for many years. Mrs. TALBOT was related by marriage to the late John LUNNEN, being married to his step brother.
May 30, 1914 Fox Farm at Fortune Harbor We understand Rev. Father NOLAN at Fortune Harbor, is doing well with his fox farm, and has over 20 cubs this spring. We hear that it was his intention to sell one pair last winter, but owing to stormy weather, he was unable to get them away. He was surprised and delighted when one of the pair presented him with eight cubs, three of which are said to be extra good foxes.
May 30, 1914 Man and Boy Rescued by Schooner Captain John PHILLIPS Humanely Rescues Seal Hunters and Returns to Port. Captain John PHILLIPS arrived Thursday evening. He picked up Mr. Jonas ELLIOTT and Alf, son of Mr. George ELLIOTT, who had been out to the edge of the ice and could not leave it after the wind came up. Captain PHILLIPS left here Thursday and was on his way across the Bay, when he saw a punt with sail up, making for the edge of the ice. He stood towards it and found the punt to contain a man and a boy. They had been attempting to row in, but there was too much lop and wind. Both were well soaked, and had Captain PHILLIPS not arrived when he did, both men would, in all probability, have perished last night. Mr. ELLIOTT had secured two seals, but one was lost in hoisting in the punt on board the schooner. They were rowing from eight ‘till eleven, but made no headway owing to wind and tide. The crew of the schooner think the boy would have perished before dark, as he was soaked to the skin. They were 11 miles off when picked up. Others who were out, experienced difficulty in getting in, as there was a tremendous tide running out.
May 30, 1914 By Telegraph (Part 1) Fisherman Drowned. St. John’s, May 27th. Benjamin ROSE of Hermitage, aged 56, was drowned yesterday while fishing, by his boat upsetting. The body was recovered by the Fiona and landed at his home.
May 30, 1914 By Telegraph (Part 2) The schooner Maris Stella, 30 tons, owned by PENNY Bros of Ramea, was found today off Cape LaHune with no crew aboard. It is believed that they abandoned her and their dory was swamped, drowning all hands.
May 30, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) Doctor TAIT’s new trial occupied the attention of the Court all Friday after several witnesses had been examined, the Councils addressed the Jury, who were afterward charged by the Judge. At 5 o’clock, they returned, and after an absence of 40 minutes, returned into Court with a verdict of Not Guilty.
May 30, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Two boys, McNAMARA and KEELEY, went for a days trouting on Monday morning, and up to the time of writing, Wednesday, had not returned home, and search parties have started inquest of the missing lads.
May 30, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) The Halifax Lightship, which put in here to replenish her bunkers last week, has been lost off Liscombe Isld. With all hands. She is supposed to have struck sometime on Friday night.
May 30, 1914 Death at New York The death occurred at New York of Viola ANSTEY, eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. ANSTEY, formerly of Little Harbor, Twillingate, on May 19th. at the age of 10 years. She was taken sick on May 17th and succumbed after only two days illness. She was a member of the Meth. Sunday School and was liked by all. Viola was laid to rest on the 22nd, and a large number of friends attended the funeral. The mother and father are heartbroken. The Sun extends its sympathy to the bereaved parents.
May 30, 1914 The Kyle will go North The SS Kyle will be sent down to the Straits later, to facilitate the fishermen who go to that place on their work. This generous act on the part of the Reid Nfld. Co, is one which must appeal to the public generally, as owing to the pressure of heavy ice, if some such powerful boat as the Kyle was not sent along, it would be very late before the fishers would get to their stations.
May 30, 1914 Aged Fogo Man Drowned St. John’s, May 29th – James ELLIOTT of Hare Bay, Fogo, was drowned yesterday off Fogo, while setting his nets.
May 30, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 1) Over 500 Passengers drowned Big C.P.R. Liner collides with Coal Steamer off Halifax Yesterday. Had 900 passengers on Board and over 500 are Lost. St. John’s, May 29th. The C.P.R. Liner, Empress of Ireland, with 900 passengers and crew on board, collided with the coal steamer Stordstad, off Halifax this morning, and over 500 of her human cargo have found a watery grave. The Empress of Ireland was one of the modern liners, running between Montreal and Great Britain. Later: Early this morning in a dense fog, the lines Empress of Ireland, outward bound from Quebec, with 990 people on board, crashed into the coal boat Stordstad, owned by the Dominion Coal Co., at a point about 30 miles West of Father Point in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and sank shortly afterward. 570 persons on board her, met death, either by the damage done in the collision, or by drowning.
May 30, 1914 Messengers Rob Doctor STAFFORD A boy, who the past year has been employed as messenger at STAFFORD’s Surgery, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Head PEET on the charge of stealing money from his employer. Mr. B. STAFFORD, yesterday and the day before, counted the cash before going to dinner, and on coming back, found it 50 cents and 40 cents, respectively, short. He taxed the lad with the thefts and he broke down and confessed to stealing $5. lately. Mr. STAFFORD believes that he stole about $40. for the year. He stole from the soda fountain cash when John WALSH, the assistant druggist’s back was turned, and said that he spent the money on pistols, pocket books, etc. Mr. STAFFORD says that in two years, they had five messenger boys, all of whom were caught stealing and were given a second chance, but again committed themselves. These were dismissed and the owners of the Pharmacy figure out that these boys have relieved them of $480. in the period mentioned. Most of this ill-gotten coin was spent in sport.
May 30, 1914 Insanity The man QUINN, aged 75, brought in from Burin by Constable PITTMAN, on the Portia Thursday, made several attempts to suicide. He swore he would jump overboard coming down on the ship, and the Officer had to watch him carefully. He was in the country alone, all the winter, and his hands were terribly burned from contact with fire. – Herald.
May 30, 1914 Narrow Escape Two young men, ROBERTS of Wild Cove, had a narrow escape for their lives yesterday. They were coming up from Wild Cove with a skiff load of herring, and punt in tow, when their skiff swamped and upset, throwing them into the water. Fortunately, they managed to get about the punt, but they lost 4 barrels of herring, which means a considerable loss to them.
May 30, 1914 Birth Born on May 1st to Mr. And Mrs. Leonard REDMAN at Harry’s Harbor, a son.
May 30, 1914 Advertisement Lost between Mr. Thomas CHURCHILL’s and the A.L. Brigade Armory, a gold chain. Finder please leave same with Miss Minnie VATCHER, South Side.
May 30, 1914 Advertisement Lost on Monday, May 25th, 1914 a fleet of herring nets (two) Any person picking them up please report to Andrew JENKINS, Wild Cove, via Morton’s Harbor.
May 30, 1914 Advertisement [The following text appears below the picture of a schooner. This is the first photograph that I have seen published in this newspaper. GW.] Schooner “Pet” owned by Wm. DUFF & Sons, Carbonear, Newfoundland. This boat is 67.4 X 21.3 X 8.4 depth, gross tonnage of 69 and it is equipped with a 27 hp. Wolverine engine.

June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 2) 1030 Perish in Latest Ocean Horror. Only 337 Escape Death and Very few of These are Passengers. May 29th. The Empress was rammed this morning, at a quarter to two, by the Storstad, when about 20 miles out from Father Point. The big steamer sunk within ten minutes after S.O.S. signal, sent out by the operator on board, was received at Father Point. The Empress listed and was unable to get most of her boats out. Captain KENDELL was saved, being picked up on some wreckage by a lifeboat, fully 30 minutes after the ship had foundered. Both wireless operators, the assistant Pursers, Chief Engineer, and Chief Steward are among the saved. The Chief Officer and Purser are among the missing. Up to the present three hundred and fifty passengers have been landed at Rimouski, and others are to follow. When the first S.O.S. call was received from the Empress at 1:45 this morning, the operator of the doomed vessel reported that she was sinking fast. The Government steamers Evelyn and Eureka were at once rushed to the scene of the disaster, but the ship had gone down before they arrived.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 3) Repeated attempts were made to get the Empress by wireless, but nothing was received from her beyond the announcement that the Storstad had rammed her in a vital spot, that she was going down rapidly, and that the weather was clear. Only the most meager details are yet available, but it is believed that the lost totals 1002 and the saved 420. The steamer had 990 passengers on board and a crew of 432. ….. From the facts as we have them, about 2 o’clock this morning, the Empress of Ireland when off Rimouski, stopped in a dense fog, was rammed on the port side by the Norwegian collier Storstad, in such a manner as to tear the ship from the middle to the screw, thus making her watertight bulkheads, with she was provided, absolutely useless. The vessel settled down in fourteen minutes. ….. Ottawa, May 29th. A message to the Marine Dept. here, from its agent at Father Point, says that 337 of the rescued have been taken to Rimouski, but it is not certain whether this number includes those onboard the Storstad, though it is believed it does not. If the figures of the Department are correct, it leaves a total of 1030 unaccounted for.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 4) Boats belonging to the Empress of Ireland saved 350, and more were picked up out of the water by the Storstad, but the majority of the 1500 souls onboard, went down to death, trapped like rats. Of the 337 passengers landed at Rimouski, 22 have already died from exposure, and only 12 women were saved. Among the passengers on the Empress were many Officers of the Salvation Army, on their way to take part in the great International Congress. The War Cry gives the following list of Officers booked to go by this steamer: Commander and Mrs. REES, Col. and Mrs. MAIDMENT, Brigadiers POTTER and WALKER, Major and Mrs. CREIGHTON, Major and Mrs. FINDLAY, Major and Mrs. ATTWELL, Majors TINPIN and F. MORRIS, Staff Captains Arthur MORRIS, McAMMOND, HAYES and GOODWIN, Adjutants PRICE, EDWARDS, and BECHSTEAD, Ensign JONES, PEACOCK, and KNUDSON, Capt. R. REES and members of the Territorial Staff Band. Besides Comm. And Mrs. REES, several of these Officers were well known in St. John’s, having visited here frequently.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 5) Staff Captain CAVE today had this message from Col. RERES, Toronto: - “Regret to report only 20 Congress Party among the survivors. The names of those lost are Commissioner and Mrs. REES, and three children, Col. And Mrs. MAIDMENT, Brigadier POTTER, and WALKER, Major CREIGHTON and wife, Major FINDLAY and wife, Major SIMCO, Staff Captain Arthur MORRIS, and wife, Adjutant BECKSTEAD, Adjutant and Mrs. STITT, Adjutant HALLIGAN and Staff Captain Emma HAYSE. Only nine Officers were saves as follows: Major TUAPIN, Major ATWILL and wife, Major Frank MORRIS, Staff Captain McAMMOND, Ensign PUGMIRE and others. Quebec, May 30. – Captain KENDALL was somewhat injured, but not seriously, and from all accounts, he behaved like a true British Sailor, while his ship stood under his feet. While the collier Storstad’s stem was stuck in the Empress, Captain KENDALL is said to have requested him to keep going ahead, so that his stem would plug the hole in Empress’ Starboard side, but the Storstad dropped back, and the Empress filled and foundered.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 6) “How did it happen?” answered Captain MORRIS, one of the few of the Salvation Army party to escape, “That, I cannot tell you. I was lying awake in my berth at the time and heard whistles sounding, but I did not think anything of that. There was a curious scraping, grating, noise but there was no impact and I did not experience any shock. But even my untrained ears told me that something dreadful had happened. I jumped out of the berth and ran out, and as I did so I felt the deck tilt and list a great deal more perceptibly, as I ran up the companion way. When I reached the deck I saw another steamer backing off. People were pouring up from below. I ran back to my cabin, pulled on my trousers and a light pair of shoes, and ran back again. People were struggling up and it was difficult to climb up. When I ran down, I passed Commissioner REES who was supporting his wife to bring her above. ‘What is wrong?’ he whispered. ‘I am afraid that it is something very serious.’ I whispered back."
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 7) "When I reached the deck a second time, there was a great tilt to it and people were clambering to the upper side, in their efforts to get further away from the water. I went up to the upper rail, and as I reached it, the boat quickly rolled over the rest of the way, and lying on her side, sank. I was carried down with it, and was shot up again, how, I cannot tell. As I arose, I was struck several times by bodies, and was again pulled down, but came up again. Then I was in smoother water and I struck out for the steamer, which was then standing by, some distance away. I am a strong swimmer and I got along without any trouble. When I was two thirds of the way across, I came to a piece of wreckage, on which were two other men, and I laid hold. It was sufficient to support three of us. A little while later we were picked up by a boat from the other steamer.” Captain MORRIS suffered severely by the disaster, his brother and the latter’s wife being carried down when the Empress sank. Morris told how Major ATTWELL had helped his wife from their cabins and brought her to the deck. They clambered up the slanting deck and reached a lifeboat that lay there, a useless mockery. He reached in and found a lifebelt. A strap was broken – perhaps someone had thrown it aside as useless – yet he managed to secure it to the woman, and they plunged into the water. Both were saved.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 8) “I heard people moaning, some were crying, but they were mostly wonderfully quiet.” Said Captain MORRIS. “None of these people appeared to realize the extent of the tragedy through which they had just passed. The terrible aspect of it had not yet struck home. It was all too recent. But, could you have seen the awful sight on the pier there, the extent of the tragedy would strike you. The dead were stretched out in sheds, one so thickly filled with bodies that it was impossible to take a step without touching one of the still, cold, things. It was not through any disrespect that this was so, because there was but little space and there were so many bodies.” The scene in Halifax when the victims of the Titanic were brought into port was a sad one, but the sight at Rimouski far, far surpassed that! Horror after horror startled one ….. A graphic description of the scene of the Empress after the collision, given by Doctor J.F. GRANT, surgeon of the ship: “I was in my cabin,” he said, “And heard nothing until the boat listed so badly that I tumbled out of my berth.
June 6, 1914 Sinking of Empress of Ireland (Part 9) I tried to turn on the light but there was no power, so I tried to find the door bolt, but the list was so strong that it took me a considerable time to open the door. When I reached the alleyway, it was so steep due to the way that the ship was canted, that my efforts to climb up were rendered impossible. I then scrambled up and stuck my head through a porthole, but was unable to get my shoulders through. At that time the ship was lying almost flat on the water, on her starboard side, and a passenger who was standing on the plated side of the ship, finally managed to pull me through the porthole. About 100 passengers were standing on the side of the ship at the time, and a moment after I had joined them, the ship took another list and plunged to the bottom. I next found myself in the water and swam towards the light of the steamer Storstad, which I reached when nearly exhausted from the struggle.” Among the passengers on the Empress were Lawrence IRVING, English Actor and Company, Doctor Alex LINDSAY, Halifax, Commissioner REES, Salvation Army, and a number of other officers, Sir Henry Seton KERR, London, all of whom were lost. - June 4th. – Revised figures show total of 425 rescued from Empress of Ireland, 1024 lost.
June 6, 1914 Thirteen Days Adrift in a Ship’s Boat(Part 1) Of 15 Men, Only 4 Alive. Biscuit Crumbs, and Shoe Leather, their Only Nourishment! Boston, May 17th. – After 13 days of terrible suffering in an open boat, 4 survivors of the freight steamer Colombian, were picked up in the North Atlantic by the United States revenue cutter Seneca, today. The Columbian’s boat was picked up in Lat. 43.26 and Long. 59.30. Eleven others of the boat’s crew, which left the Columbian when she was burned just South of Sable Island on May 3rd. had succumbed to injuries and privations, and their bodies had been thrown overboard. The death roll of the lost freighter now stands at 15. Twenty-seven other members of the crew were saved by the Cunard Liner Franconia, and the steamer Mannattal, after two days of exposure. The men snatched from death by the Seneca today, were the First Officer and three men. The Seneca reported that she was hastening to Halifax, and expected to reach there tomorrow morning. The survivors had lived on only a few biscuits and a cask of water, which had long since been exhausted.
June 6, 1914 Thirteen Days Adrift in a Ship’s Boat(Part 2) They had gone the limit of human endurance. Hope for this missing third boat had been abandoned, after a dozen of the trans Atlantic liners searched for five days, within a wide radius of the spot where the Columbian burst into flames. That was in the vicinity of Lat. 41.19 N., Long. 59.35 W. To seafaring men it seemed impossible that a small boat could pass through the series of gales that has since swept those waters, and the news that the Seneca had picked up survivors, was received almost with incredulity here. The boat was right in the path of Trans Atlantic traffic at first. Three steamers were sighted in the first two days, and expecting rescue at any hour, the men were not as careful of their supplies as otherwise would have been expected. The supply lasted for the first week, then death set in. As one after another of the scanty crew died, Chief Officer TIERCE had the corpses thrown overboard. Some few biscuit crumbs had fallen in the bottom of the boat, and on these and shoe leather, the men managed to survive. All hope that this boat would ever be heard of had long been abandoned.
June 6, 1914 Thirteen Days Adrift in a Ship’s Boat(Part 3) Two other boats from the Columbian were picked up by the steamers Franconia and Manhatten, a day or two after the disaster, and the stories of these survivors left no doubt but that the Chief Officer’s boat had foundered soon after leaving the ship. Wireless messages from the Seneca last night, announced that the four men were doing as well as could be expected and all would probably live. The boat had drifted about 120 miles to the North of where the Columbian was abandoned. As they made to the North, they gradually got farther and farther from the winter track of Liners, and when picked up, were in a locality frequented only by an occasional fishing schooner. The immediate vicinity of Sable Island is carefully avoided by Merchant ships at this time of year, and apart from the ice patrol ships returning to and leaving Halifax, practically no other craft would be in the vicinity at the present time. Although the survivors were too weak from their sufferings to tell the story completely, The Revenue Cutter’s Officers gathered that some of the 15 men who had hastily piled into the third boat, had been so badly burned, that they died within a few days.
June 6, 1914 Thirteen Days Adrift in a Ship’s Boat(Part 4) It was decided to lighten the boat by casting the bodies overboard at once. Some who had tumbled from their bunks at the first explosion, and had rushed on deck half clothed, succumbed to the cold. Others weakened by the starvation and thirst, gradually sank into lethargy that was scarcely to be distinguished from death. Somehow, the survivors managed to keep the boat head on to the seas, when the weather became rough, but for the past few days, little or no effort could be made to guide the craft. Day by day, the number dwindled, until the four who were left, sank limply to the bottom of the boat, and awaited the end. When the lookout of the Seneca, searching the horizon for bergs, on ice patrol, sighted the small boat through his glasses, not a sign of life was seen. The Seneca put all speed, running down to the lifeboat. The emaciated survivors were quickly transferred to the deck of the cutter, and brandy forced between the parched lips. All of the men were in apparent need of hospital attention. The Seneca was pushing under forced draught to Halifax, the nearest port.
June 6, 1914 Fishing News There was a good sign of codfish at Crow Head Tuesday, when Mr. John DOVE had four in a net, which he had out to hold his trap berth. Lobster fishing has not yet commenced owing to the presence of ice. From members of the crew of the Clyde, we learned on Friday, that one man at Exploits trapped a barrel of fish on Thursday. We also hear that a quantity was taken at Change Islands on Saturday or Monday, but that the traps had to be taken up, for ice.
June 6, 1914 Visitors Mrs. PIKE and family left by Clyde on Monday for Canada. Miss Maria TIZZARD accompanied by her three sisters, left by Clyde for Boston. Magistrate SCOTT and H.C. PATTEN left again by Clyde Monday on official business. Mr. J. DEE, Lobster Inspector, was here this week. He went to Tizzard’s Harbor with Mr. John LOCKE, where he takes FRENCH’s motor boat on inspection service. Mrs. HARNETT, daughter of Captain A.J. COLBOURNE, arrived by Clyde yesterday. Miss Gertie BLANDFORD, who has been in St. John’s on business, buying goods for G.J. CARTER’s South Side Premises, arrived yesterday. Miss Mary TEMPLETON arrived from Grand Falls, where she has been spending all winter, by Clyde yesterday. Manuel’s motorboat brought down a Mr. WHEELER from Loon Bay Wednesday to see the Doctor. He is suffering from a badly poisoned finger. Mr. John MANUEL of Jackson’s Cove, was here this week with his wife. He has purchased Mr. Robert SMALL’s motorboat, and went from Tizzard’s Harbor to Seldom on his first trip. She is equipped with a 5hp. Wolverine motor.
June 6, 1914 Petition Against Captain KEAN We hear that a petition was circulated in Bonavista Bay, asking that Captain KEAN be removed from the Prospero and future command at the ice fields. The petition fell through however, as from its absurdity, it naturally would.
June 6, 1914 Fogota Gone Ashore The Fogota went ashore at Musgrave Harbor last week, in the N.E. breeze, and up to this writing has not been got off. She is in very shoal water, and the Prospero would have gone to her assistance, but her Captain advised that the Prospero would not get near her, on account of shoal water. By Telegraph, June 4th. – Fogota refloated Tuesday and reached here [St. John’s] yesterday. Will dock shortly for repairs.
June 6, 1914 New School Principal Mr. W.B. POWELL, who resigned the principalship of the Methodist Superior School, Bay Roberts, has been appointed to take charge of the Methodist Central Superior School at Twillingate. He takes up his duties there Sept. 1st. – Guardian.
June 6, 1914 Advertisement House for Sale, formerly occupied by PRIDE, Back Harbor Dock. Apply to John FIFIELD.
June 6, 1914 Twillingate Gets Telephones Seven telephones are now installed and working, and the others will be put in as quickly as weather permits. The following are connected so far: J.W. HODGE, Post Office, Sun Office, F. LINDFIELD, S. FACEY, Bank of Nova Scotia, Telegraph Office and A. MANUEL.
June 6, 1914 Shipping News "Captain Andrew ROBERTS arrived from St. John’s yesterday afternoon with salt and other cargo. Captain Jas. PURCHASE sailed last week for the Treaty Shore. We are to have plenty of coal shortly. Mr. HODGE is expecting a coal vessel, which is now on the way, and Mr. ASHBOURNE is also expecting one, which is reported to have left North Sydney. Mayflower, Captain John HULL, sailed Tuesday for the Treaty Shore. Captain Jas. ANSTEY was at Botwood last week, discharging freight. Mrs. Robert ANSTEY and some of the children went up in the schooner for the trip."
June 6, 1914 Ice Bergs Mr. S. ROBERTS counted over 80 icebergs from the lighthouse on Wednesday.
June 6, 1914 Road Board We notice a letter in the Daily Mail, signed by Mr. Peter YOUNG, attempting to defend the present Road Board. We beg to point out to Mr. YOUNG that the Road Board has three illiterates – the greatest disgrace to a town like Twillingate, that we can imagine. If Mr. YOUNG cares to have us for an “Uncle”, we shall be pleased to administer the proper correction due to “Nephew Peter.”
June 6, 1914 Good Luck It seems but a day ago that our Harbor was a bustle of schooners, trap skiffs, and motor boats, with men going here and there, all in a hurry to get ready for the fishery and be off. As we write, our Harbor is deserted and hardly a single spar to be seen. An occasional coastwise freighter will be our only company now, until the French Shore men put in their appearance again. We wish them good luck and a good voyage. The price is all that man can desire at the present time, ranging to $7 a quintal, so with any sort of an ordinary catch, they should do pretty well. Anyhow, good luck to all. What affects them, affects us all, for “No man liveth to himself.”
June 6, 1914 Kintail in Trouble The SS Kintail is in trouble again according to the Daily Mail. She smashed the cylinder head on the high-pressure cylinder, off Lamaline, on the way from Sydney with coal for Bonavista. Captain PHILLIPS anchored and sent men ashore in a rowboat, but the steamer was got under weigh and crippled into Lamaline. She was afterwards patched up and got to St. John’s, where she will affect repairs. What with breaking down wharves, and busting herself up, she is certainly making history.
June 6, 1914 Death We very much regret the death of a promising young man in the person of Lewis JENKINS, son of late Robert JENKINS, and has been living with Mr. John HODDER as an adopted son for years. He was a bright young man and of much promise, but kidney disease seized him a year or so ago, and he gradually weakened. He had been at the General Hospital, St. John’s, for treatment, but nothing could be done for him. He kept to the bright side of things however, and persistently insisted to all inquiries that he was better. In spite of his cherry optimism, he has gradually weakened through the spring, and for the last month or so, has been confined to the house, or within short range of it. His death occurred on Thursday night, at the age of 20, and interment takes place today.
June 6, 1914 Long Life in Conception Bay The combined ages of the five aged people, who died recently in Coley’s Point and Bay Roberts, was 453 years. The ages were: 97, 96, 75, 96, and 88 years. – Guardian.
June 6, 1914 Death The relatives and friends of the late John MAIDMENT will kindly take notice that, should his body arrive on the SS. Clyde, Sunday, the funeral will take place on Monday, 8th inst. At 2 pm. Sharp. Or in the event of the body not arriving until Thursday’s Clyde, the funeral will take place on Friday, the 12th. inst. At the above mentioned time. The body will be placed in St. Peter’s Church, and the relatives and friends will assemble there at 1:45 pm. on the day of the burial, where the service will be conducted by the Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING, R.D., then forming in procession, will proceed to St. Andrew’s Cemetery for interment. Arthur MANUEL.
June 6, 1914 Man Struck by Lightning When lightning struck Line Repairer PINSENT, at Brigus Junction, Sunday week, he was in the tent used as a temporary station, repairing that destroyed in a thunderstorm, shortly before. The man knelt on a chair, and the electric current struck him in the right wrist and scarred, leaving a line which ran up his arm, over the right shoulder, down his back, over the right legs to the heel, when the current left him. The mark on his person would lead to the belief that a red-hot iron had gone over him. When the fluid left the man, it struck another man who was immediately behind him, and knocked him down, but did not seriously injure him. This man suffered much from rheumatism but, strange to say, since receiving the shock, has not been troubled with it.
June 6, 1914 Potomac’s Crew will get $30,000. This amount will be paid by the American Government to the Salvers. The U.S. Tug Potomac, which is safely anchored in Port Aux Basques, was salved by Captain CARTER and crew, at a guaranteed amount of $30,000, according to advices received yesterday. The sum was agreed to be paid the salvers by Consular Agent GOULD, who is acting for the U.S. Government. The Potomac, it will be remembered, came to Bay of Islands in January last, to release some American herring catchers from the ice floe, but she became disabled and was abandoned January 10th. She drifted up and down the Gulf for some time, and March 5th, Agent GOULD arranged with Captain CARTER and a crew from Summerside, who eventually located and boarded the abandoned steamer off Port Saunders. Another crew with pumps, was later sent to the disabled ship, and soon after, the schooner Bessie Jennox, GILLAM, with a cargo of coal, which was put aboard her at Twin Islands. Since then the steamer has forced along, under her own steam, until Port Aux Basques was reached Sunday last. Engineer TULK, who was one of the crew, gets $1000, we learn, for his share of the salvage.
June 6, 1914 Mrs. COOK Unwell Mrs. Peter COOK has not been well this week. On Monday morning she was upstairs alone in the house and became giddy, and knew nothing more till she came to, to find herself lying on the floor.
June 6, 1914 Big Lumber Cargoes Besides the Springdale and Grace, which arrived to the Horwood Lumber Co. with 200,000 feet of lumber Saturday, the Arthur H. Wight came from Dog Bay yesterday, with 150,000 feet, followed by the Minnie J. Hickman with 145,000.
June 6, 1914 Manufacturing Pulp at Campbellton We learn from Mr. R. HORWOOD that their new pulp mills at Campbellton began manufacturing pulp Wednesday last, and turned out 25 tons of a superior article. Mr. W. H. HORWOOD is there, 50 men are at work, a train drives the pulp to the sheds and wharf, and the year’s output will be 15,000 tons. Steamers will take the pulp regularly to England.
June 6, 1914 Birth Born, on June 5th. a daughter to Mr. And Mrs. Edward LINFIELD

June 13, 1914 Newfoundlander Barters a Fortune (Part 1) Held the winning lottery ticket, but obliges chum operator, and looses a clean $19,000. James KENNA, formerly of this city, is just a cool, $19,000 out, because of being too “obliging,” and his chum, Harry TOWNSHEND of North Sydney, is just that amount richer, for risking $1.75, and it happened this way: - About a month ago, KENNA and TOWNSHEND, both operators in the Western Union Office, North Sydney, were discussing the coming Derby, when KENNA remarked he held a ticket in the prize lottery. “Wish I could get one,” said TOWNSHEND. “Not one to be had in the office,” remarked KENNA, “I got the last one.” “Too bad,” replied TOWNSHEND, “I wish you would sell me yours Jim.” “Not on your life!” butted in the Billy GALE. “I’ll give you a thousand if I win,” chuckled TOWNSHEND. “Rats,” muttered KENNA, “Look here Jim, what’s the use of one ticket to you anyway? You can’t win. What do you say?” “For the love of Mike! Take it!” said KENNA, who passed over the ticket and received $1.75 in exchange.
June 13, 1914 Newfoundlander Barters a Fortune (Part 2) And the time passed on, neither giving the matter any further thought, until a message informed TOWNSHEND his (KENNA’s) ticket had drawn “Dunbar II” in the stakes. “Some luck old boy,” Said KENNA. “Can’t loose” replied TOWNSHEND, “In what denomination do you want the thousand?” And the days passed on, until the Derby was pulled off, and then the telegraph instrument in the North Sydney Office ticked off “Dunbar II, first.” And KENNA was at the key. “Holy smoke,” he hollered, “did you ever! And I’m just $19,000 out!” TOWNSHEND was quickly informed of his good luck and will make good his promise of the thousand. Of the remaining plunks, he intends investing some in a nice home for himself and best girl, out of what is left, after he lines the boys at the “Peinfont”. Our friend Jim, is now looked upon as the most obliging young man in the country of Cape Breton! – News.
June 13, 1914 Visiting Mr. Phil FREEMAN of the Daily News staff, arrived from St. John’s Monday to visit his father, who has been very sick. Mr. Ernest MANUEL arrived by MANUEL’s Loon Bay motorboat on Wednesday, and will return by Clyde today. They will commence sawing next week.
June 13, 1914 Travelers Rev. STIRLING leaves here on the 19th. inst., for an extended holiday. He will be accompanied by Mrs. STIRLING and the children. Mr. Victor CUNNINGHAM, Catachist, will relieve Mr. STIRLING during his absence. Mr. BAKER of P.E.I. was here this week, on the way to Labrador, to purchase live foxes for a fox farm. Mr. G. PRESS, traveling Auditor for Reid Nfld. Co, was passenger here on the Kyle. He joined the Clyde on Friday morning.
June 13, 1914 Fishing Reports The Prospero reported 27 fishing schooners in Sunday Cove Island Tickle, when she came South on Monday. Captain Jas. ANSTEY left Wednesday morning, going right away for the Cape. Their motorboat left last week and reported reaching La Scie all right. ANSTEY’s motorboat, which left here last week, has arrived safely at Devil’s Cove, White Bay. She found two schooners there on her arrival.
June 13, 1914 The Ever Present Dog Problem The dog question, which has been temporarily in abeyance, is likely to soon assume its position of importance, as soon as gardens get set and fish manure on the ground. Arguing from the dog owner’s standpoint, people have no right to put fish manure on their gardens, if it entices dogs therein. However, quite a few people, who still believe in the freedom of the British born subject, fancy they have the right to put just what they please on their gardens. The law seems temporarily of non effect, owing to senility of our honored Police Constable, and the indifference of our worthy Magistrate, It is an unfortunate thing for any citizen to have to take the law into his own hands, but apparently a modicum of gunpowder, upon which has been firmly rammed a few ounces of lead, is about the only cure for trespassing dogs. If dog owners will not recognize anyone’s right but their own, they cannot complain if their dogs pay the penalty.
June 13, 1914 Death The body of Mrs. Frank PRIDE who died recently in Sydney, was brought here by the Clyde. The body was taken to the Arm and interment will probably take place today.
June 13, 1914 Death Mrs. MOORS of Back Harbor passed peacefully away at the advanced age, this week, after a gradual failing for the past few weeks.
June 13, 1914 Illness We regret to learn that at this writing, (Friday), Mr. Wm. FREEMAN Sr., is reported to be sinking.
June 13, 1914 Maggie POWER Mrs. POWER, mother of the unfortunate girl Maggie, whose mysterious death created such a sensation here last winter, was here this week, looking after the poor girl’s effects. Maggie’s father was much shaken up by Maggie’s death.
June 13, 1914 Ice Problems A small schooner belonging to Mr. ASHBOURNE, in charge of Mr. Mark ROBERTS, and anchored at Path End, was forced almost on Pearce’s Rock by the ice, which came in the Harbor.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) A young man named NOSEWORTHY had the misfortune to break his arm while going up Pennywell Road. He tripped over a wire hoop, and falling heavily, snapped his arm above the elbow. He was conveyed to a surgery by a couple of young men, and had the limb set.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) Salmon has been very plentiful during the past week, and on Saturday the price dropped to 7 cents per lb. Several of the fishermen on the Southern Shore, availed of the Trepassey train, and brought into town about 100 salmon, disposing of the same at remunerative prices.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) Mr. And Mrs. HITCHCOCK left on the Florizel for England, via New York, on a three-month vacation. We wish them a pleasant trip.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) The little sealer Kite has changed hands at last and Mr. Job ROBERTS became the registered owner on Thursday. She is on her way to Indian Harbor, Labrador, with Mr. ROBERTS’ fishing crews and supplies.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) The big law case between JOB and McMARTIN et al, is concluded, the Judges deciding that the signature of McMARTIN was a forged one. Messrs. Job Bros and Co, through their solicitors, Messrs. FURLONG and CONROY, have issued a writ on J. McMARTIN for $120,000, the balance due on the Labrador property.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) A splendid horse belonging to Wheelwright CARNELL, was killed in collision with a streetcar, at the foot of Job Street on Friday. It is said a lawsuit will be the outcome.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7) The insane man, who fired Captain WINSOR’s premises a few days ago, was brought to town and conveyed to the Lunatic Asylum. A very poor recompense for The Captain’s loss of $6000.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8) WAREHAM’s fishing premises at Gunner’s Cove, South Side, was destroyed by fire on Saturday of last week, by the upsetting of a tar pot. The residence was saved by a bucket brigade of fire fighters.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9) Further news have been received from our world famed Artic Traveler, Captain Bob BARTLETT. His ship was crushed in ice on Jan. 11, and his crew reached Wrangle Island. A few days rest and “Bob” with a dog train, set out for the Siberian mainland. They have ample provisions until rescued from the Island.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10) While the Allan Liner Sardinian was slowly steaming to the Pier, she collided with the Adventure, which was laying at Harvey Coastal Premises. The ship was in charge of Pilot GOSS. Both steamers were badly damaged, the Sardinian having a large hole ripped in her bow. It being Sunday afternoon, a large concourse of people witnessed the collision. Harver’s Pier is also badly damaged. Temporary repairs were affected by R.N. Company.
June 13, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 11) An army of Dandelion pickers attended Government House Grounds upon the invitation of the Governor yesterday, and no doubt enjoyed so novel a place for Dandelion picking. The only drawback was the weather, which was not at all fine.
June 13, 1914 Schooner Towed to Port Mr. HOWLETT’s motorboat was at Fogo Wednesday, and towed up a schooner, which will be taken by Mr. HAYSE of Fortune Harbor, for the summer’s fishery.
June 13, 1914 Signs of Fish Locally KEARLEY at Herring Neck had ten barrels of fish on Wednesday. Mr. John SHEPPARD, who took up his trap at Long Point on Wednesday, had 16 fine large fish in it. Mr. Tom CHURCHILL had four fish on Tuesday morning and four more on Wednesday morning.
June 13, 1914 Vacation Miss Lucrece YOUNG will spend a pleasant holiday. She has an offer from her Uncle, Mr. Samuel YOUNG at Toronto, to visit them during the summer. Mr. YOUNG will send Miss YOUNG a return first class ticket. We congratulate Miss YOUNG and trust she will enjoy a pleasant vacation.
June 13, 1914 Schooner Loss Reported A report was current the first part of the week, that Captain Ambrose PAYNE of Fogo, had lost his schooner in the ice. So far we have been unable to get any confirmation of the story, which first came from Change Islands, and it seems likely to be nothing more than a yarn.
June 13, 1914 Mr. GILLETT'S Accident Mr. George GILLETT sustained a bad fall on Monday. A trap keg thrown down from a loft, rolled down the wharf, and Mr. GILLETT ran after it. Near the edge, he caught it, but overbalanced, and he and the keg went over the wharf to the rocks below. Fortunately the keg broke his fall, otherwise he would have been killed. As it was, he was severely shaken up.
June 13, 1914 More Telephones Seventeen telephones are now installed and working, and the remainder, with the exception of Little Harbor, will be completed next week. Work will then be begun on the Little Harbor line, and a number of poles have to be placed in position there from the Postal line to the Way Office.
June 13, 1914 John MAIDMENT Buried The body of the late John MAIDMENT arrived here on Monday and interment took place in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. The body had been embalmed and the features were visible to many friends who viewed the remains, as they lay in St. Peter’s Church. Rev. STIRLING conducted the burial service.
June 13, 1914 Coal Shipments Two coal vessels arrived last week and discharged this. The price of both cargoes was $7.50 ex ship – pretty saucy! We are informed that this coal cost $3.48 at Sydney, $2.75 a ton freight and free ballast, which is about 55 or 60 cents a ton. There are also insurance and other small charges, as well as possible shortages in the cargo, so you can work out for yourself what the profit is.
June 13, 1914 June Weather Friday morning we awoke to find the Harbor full of ice. Nice state of affairs for the middle of June!

June 20. 1914 Horse Ran Away Mr. Amos ROSSITOR had a nasty spill on Monday when his horse took fright and ran away. He had been hauling some manure when, coming along by the Post Office, four young lads clung on to the cart behind. Their weight tipped up the cart and the back chain lifted off the back pad and frightened the horse, which raced up the road at top speed. Mr. ROSSITOR held on and tried to check it, but at the foot of WILLIAM’s Hill, it collided with Mr. PARDY’s carriage, standing near Lindfield’s, and upset the cart and horse as well. Mr. ROSSITOR was thrown out and sustained a very severe bump on the head as well as a bruised and scratched shoulder. Doctors SMITH and LEDREW happened to both be near and found no bones broken. Mr. ROSSITOR pluckily continued his work and hauled another load before going home, but was very stiff and sore the next day.
June 20. 1914 New Brunswick Storm New Brunswick suffered from a severe storm last week and at least 100 fishermen perished, while the loss of property has run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
June 20. 1914 Visitors Mr. Paul and Miss Dorothy PUTZKI, nephew and niece of Miss Rose STERLING, arrived by Clyde Monday and are her guests. Mr. Paul PUTZKI goes to the Grenfell hospital at Pilley’s Island. Revs. BENNETT and STENLAKE were passengers by Clyde enroute for District Conference at Lewisporte. Mr. Reg WHITE was also a passenger. Mr. George LACEY and family, who arrived last week, will live in Mr. DAWE’s house at Back Harbor. Mr. Solomon ROBERTS arrived here on business this morning. Fishermen at Change Islands are unable to do much owing to the prevalence of ice. Mrs. R. TEMPLE leaves by Prospero on a visit to St. John’s.
June 20. 1914 Boat Damaged HODGE’s motorboat Netherhay, came in bad luck’s way Saturday last. She came up to the Arm from Fogo on the previous day, and was so successful butting through the ice that perhaps that added a confidence that was misplaced, for in attempting to get up to the Harbor, she smashed both blades of her propeller. Mr. Thos RENDELL, her skipper and engineer as well, will try and fix temporary iron blades until new ones arrive from Denmark.
June 20. 1914 Illness Captain Alfred COLBOURNE was taken suddenly ill on Monday morning, and Doctor SMITH was hurriedly called, but we are glad to say that the genial Captain is much better and able to get around again. Mr. George GILLETT whose fall we reported last week, is now able to get out around again. How he escaped being killed is little short of marvelous.
June 20. 1914 Entering The Ministry Mr. ROBERTS, Principal of the Methodist Superior School here, left by Clyde Monday. Mr. ROBERTS will enter the Ministry.
June 20. 1914 Double Drowning at Glenwood Canoe Upsets and Five Occupants Thrown in the Water – Three are Rescued and others Carried Down River. About 7:30 last evening, while 5 youths were salmon fishing in the Gander River near Glenwood, from on board a canoe, the frail craft upset and the occupants were thrown out, into the water. Three of the number managed to escape, but the others, G. CROWELL and William BATH, were carried off by the current, and drowned. The river is swollen at present and the current is running at terrific speed and it is feared that the bodies will not be recovered – at least not for some time. – News.
June 20. 1914 Watchmaker Our worthy friend the Watchmaker Mr. DWYER, arrived this week and opens up in Mr. COLE’s store for the summer.
June 20. 1914 That Shooting Accident Herald 12th. Passengers, who arrived from Gambo by last night’s express, give us some particulars of the shooting accident of Wednesday afternoon at Middle Brook. The little girl WARD the victim, was in her home with some other children when the boy BARRON came in and began examining a 22-caliber revolver, which he owned. He did not know that one of the chambers contained a bullet, and snapped the trigger repeatedly. The little girl watched him for a few seconds and then turned round when the loaded chamber exploded and the bullet entered the back of the child’s head, and came out near the temple, and passed through a section of the brain, it is thought. The child fell senseless to the floor with blood flowing from the wound, and soon her parents and neighbours were about and did all possible for her.
June 20. 1914 Death The young girl WARD who was accidentally shot last week at Gambo, has died.
June 20. 1914 Tilt Cove We are informed that Tilt Cove will operate again for three years under charge of Mr. J.M. JACKMAN.
June 20. 1914 Birth Born on Monday, June 15th. to Mr. and Mrs. M.W. COOK, a daughter.
June 20. 1914 Shipping News Several schooners from other places were in port Thursday. Among them was the Fog Free Zone, and E.P. Morris, owned by Josiah MANUEL. The former schooner is commanded by a son of Mr. Daniel HAMLYN of Crow Head. The Melita, Captain John GILLETT, sailed Thursday for the fishery. She will also land a trap and crew at Grey Islands. The Arthur H. White, Captain Ned ROBERTS, is discharging salt at BLANDFORD’s and goes thence to Herring Neck. The Vernie May took a quantity of Herring from G.J. Carter here last week for St. John’s. The Minnie J. Hickman, Captain R. YOUNG, arrived this week from St. John’s, deeply laden. Ethel B. Clarke, Captain Philip WELLS, is loading herring at HODDER’s wharf.
June 20. 1914 First Salmon Mr. Andrew LOVERIDGE had the first salmon for the season on Friday morning.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The U.S. Revenue cutter Bear has been ordered to Wrangle Island to rescue Captain Bob BARTLETT’s crew of 15 men. Bob himself will go with the rescuing expedition.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Joseph BAIRD, an unfortunate drunkard, took a header over Crosby’s wharf a few days ago, and but for the assistance of some men standing around, would have paid the penalty of his drunken bout.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) A Newfoundland boy, Doctor Charlie PETERS, has recently been appointed Lecturer in Medicine and Clinical Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, a position of much responsibility. We congratulate our young native and his venerable father, John E. PETERS, Esq., on this mark of esteem in which he is held by the Physicians of the University.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) The prisoner WHITE, who was charged with various thefts and found guilty, was sentenced by Judge KNIGHT to 12 months imprisonment with hard labor.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Captain Joe KEAN of the Portia, remains onshore this trip to receive further treatment to his ears.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) During the football match on Friday evening, a young lad named MOORE fell and dislocated his elbow. First Aid was rendered after which he was conveyed home and a Doctor called.
June 20. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) Mr. J.L. ROSS who was injured in a train accident a few weeks ago, died at his home Sunday night. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss.
June 20. 1914 Clyde Brings Body of Drowned Man A telegram was received by the Editor of the Sun on Thursday from Mr. G.H. LEDREW of Glenwood, asking him to arrange with Mrs. Samuel COOPER for the burying of the body of Wm. BATH, who was drowned in the Gander River last Friday. He accordingly arranged with Mr. Martin GILLETT to look after the work. The body arrived by the Clyde and was interred in the Methodist Cemetery at the Arm.
June 20. 1914 Particulars of the Glenwood Drowning From Mr. George LEDREW who arrived by Clyde yesterday in charge of the unfortunate young man BATH, we learn how the accident occurred. It seems that a young man named McKAY, who has something to do with a fox farm there, had bought a small canoe, which arrived by the freight train that day. As soon as the canoe was off the train, McKAY, Victor RICHARDS, G.L. CROWELL, launched the tiny craft in a small cove on the river, just below the bridge. BATH attempted to get in and was told the canoe would not carry him too. He insisted however in getting in and they pushed off. The four paddled around in the smooth water and then attempted to face the current, where the river runs under the bridge. The here was caught in an eddy and the boat was upset. RICHARDS clung to the canoe, and McKAY could swim, but the other two boys sank. Abe ROWSELL, the R.N. Co. Agent, saw the accident and ran for the only boat, which was near, but this had no oars in it. He almost reached BATH just as the lad sank. The bodies were recovered later by means of jiggers. CROWELL was eldest son of Mr. Howard CROWELL, a Nova Scotian who has been living in this country some years, and whose wife was formerly Selina LOCKE of Tizzard’s Harbor. BATH was a native of the Horse Islands and has relatives at the Arm. The Sun extends its sympathy to bereaved relatives and friends of both young men.
June 20. 1914 Sleepy Cove Mr. Ob HODDER arrived by motorboat last week. He has engaged a number of men who are working on the pier at Sleepy Cove, where there is a splendid opening for a good fishing room.
June 20. 1914 That Missing Vessel Men from Bonavista Bay today say that the vessel, which was discovered, turned bottom up in Trinity, was CARTER’s schooner of Wesleyville. She left there for St. John’s in ballast and was not heard of since. Her crew of eight men must have been drowned.
June 20. 1914 Advertisement For sale at Badger, 18 horses, prices from $50 to $100 each, weights 1100 to 1400 lbs. Good chance to buy a serviceable horse cheap. Apply to A.N.D. Co. Ltd, Badger.
June 20. 1914 An old Account Mr. Arthur YOUNG of Wm ASHBOURNE’s employ, while tearing up some old ledgers, came across an old account dated 1876, called the Twillingate Town Clock. Among the items was Duty @ £8, 3, 10.
June 20. 1914 A Slanderer Silenced (Part 1) Recently a report was current that on the morning that the Portia saw the Southern Cross, the latter was said to be flying signals of distress which the Portia, it is said ignored. Mr. J.T. MEANEY published the report as he heard it, and Captain CONNORS has replied as follows: - Dear Sir: In connection with the letter published in today’s News from Mr. J.T. MEANEY, of a story that “the ill fated Southern Cross signaled for assistance when the Portia passed her, Westward bound in the vicinity of Cape Pine, the day of the gale in which she met her fate,” I desire to say there is not the slightest truth in the rumor, whatever. Had the Southern Cross signaled for help, I would have been the first to go to her assistance, and I am confident that every man of the Portia’s Company would also have been only too eager to render aid if the steamer needed it. As I previously reported, the facts are as follows: - On the morning of March 31st. at 11:40 o’clock, I was on the bridge of the Portia and saw the Southern Cross on the port bow. She was coming East South East. The Portia was going North.
June 20. 1914 A Slanderer Silenced (Part 2) The Southern Cross passed close by the Portia’s stern about a cable length away, and I could see her plainly. There were men on her bridge and also on deck. We blew our whistle and she answered it. At that hour, the wind was South East, a point South, thick snow, but the wind was not high, and those on the Portia’s deck could see the sealing steamer without the slightest difficulty. Judging at the time, the Southern Cross was making good weather and doing about three or four knots. The Chief Officer was on the bridge with me, and I remarked to him that she did not appear to be a loaded ship, and he was of the same opinion. The Southern Cross then passed out of view. Had she shown a flag of distress there is no doubt but that all on the Portia who saw the steamer, would have noticed it. I saw her through the glass for several minutes, and I can assure you she displayed no distress signal whatsoever.
June 20. 1914 A Slanderer Silenced (Part 3) Mr. MEANEY in his letter also says: “It appears that the story emanated from a school teacher, a passenger on the Portia, who is stated, said that one of the Portia’s Engineer’s drew the Captain’s attention to the signal, and to the fact that the Southern Cross was making bad weather, to which the Captain replied she would be all right.” This is also an untruth. Neither of the Engineers spoke to me about the steamer making bad weather, and if Mr. MEANEY will kindly furnish me with the names of the School Teacher and the Engineer mentioned in connection with this report, I will be extremely grateful, as I am anxious to have the matter thoroughly sifted. I shall await Mr. MEANEY’s answer with interest. In conclusion, Mr. Editor, I wish to state once more, and I beg of you to give it the widest circulation, that the report brought to my notice by Mr. MEANEY’s letter is totally false in every particular. Thos J. CONNORS, St. John’s, June 10th.
June 20. 1914 University Results Mr. T.G. ASHBOURNE, son of W. ASHBOURNE, J.P. of Twillingate, has done splendidly in his first year’s exams at Toronto University, where he is now studying.
June 20. 1914 Fish Report Mr. John SHEPPARD had two barrels of fish in his trap yesterday morning, and a barrel the evening before.Mr. John Sheppard had 10 barrels of fish in his trap last evening. A nice quantity of fish was jigged down the Arm last evening. Mr. Thomas CHURCHILL has set his trap again this morning, and others are getting out their gear now the ice has cleared off.
June 20. 1914 Accident at St. John's By Telegram June 15th. Raymond JANES aged 5 years, had left leg crushed by streetcar yesterday, and may loose the limb.
June 20. 1914 Chesley MINTY Married at Boston (Part 1) Chesley MINTY, formerly of this town, ….. A Boston Newspaper has the following to say: “On Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. John R. HUTCHINSON, well known residents of Newton, occurred the marriage of their daughter Annie, to K. Chesley MINTY. At 7:30 o’clock the bridal party, in the presence of a large number of friends, entered the parlor and stood under a beautifully constructed arch, festooned with delicate and fragrant blossoms, while Rev. D. Stewart SMITH, Pastor of the Oak Square M.E. Church, spoke the words which united the two hearts for the remainder of life’s journey. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of white charmeuse with shadow lace and rich veil caught with orange blossoms. She carried a large bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley.
June 20. 1914 Chesley MINTY Married at Boston (Part 2) The groom wore the conventional black. The maid of honor was Miss HUTCHINSON, sister of the bride, while Mr. Doyle BARRETT acted as the best man. After the ceremony the bride and groom received the hearty congratulations of numerous friends. Mr. And Mrs. MINTY were assisted in receiving, by Mr. Ernest GUNN and Mr. Ralph WELLS. Later in the evening, all repaired to the dining room where delectable edibles were freely partaken of. About 10 o’clock, Mr. And Mrs. MINTY left in an automobile for their home at 38 Alma Ave., Waverley. The bride is one of Newton’s choicest young ladies. She has ever been a bright star in the home circle, and now she has gone to reign queen in her new home. The groom is from one of the best families in Twillingate, Newfoundland. He has resided in this part of the Bay State during the past five years, and during that time has made numerous friends. The bride and groom were the recipients of many costly and useful presents.”
June 20. 1914 Copper Mine to Open We understand that Mr. J.W. EASTING and Mr. A.F. REID of East New York City, who have been here recently, have acquired a promising copper property on the South side of Notre Dame Bay, near Change Islands, and are planning extensive operations thereon this summer. Mr. REID is now at the scene and is arranging for the assembling of the requisite material and machinery to set work on foot. He claims to have a lead of ore, 30 feet wide and that the proposition is the most likely that has been seen here for many years. The plans of the promoters contemplate also the erection of a smelter in the vicinity, which will treat the ore obtained from this mine, and also from other mines, which may be started in Notre Dame Bay.
June 20. 1914 Captain PAYNE's Schooner Safe Botwood, June 17th. Dear Sir: - In your issue of the 13th inst., I notice a rumor current that Captain Ambrose PAYNE had lost his schooner. The friends of Captain Ambrose will be glad to learn that it is not so, having received a wireless from him saying that he had arrived at Bell Isle, and had secured his old trap berths. We wish Captain PAYNE the success of previous years, and in due time, will look forward with interest for his arrival and a bumper trip. Thomas ANTLE.
June 20. 1914 Injured in a Fall Mr. Tom JACOBS had a rather unpleasant accident one day this week, when in working on Mr. MOOR’s new house, he stepped on a board which gave way, and he fell from the garret loft. Fortunately he was able to catch a beam in his fall, but the jerk on his arm was very severe, and he was laid off for a day or two.

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