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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 4, 1914 No paper available for this date on the Microfilm

July 11, 1914 No paper available for this date on the Microfilm

July 18, 1914 No paper available for this date on the Microfilm

July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) It is not often that the Police have to express themselves as not pleased with the rescue of any citizen from the jaws of death, but they did so after the rescue of the notorious John McGRATH from drowning. The good natured guardians of law and order are worried to death with this ne’er – do well, and it is little wonder that the Supt of Police said that the watchman deserved censure for attempting to rescue Jack, who only smiled, and no doubt longed for liberty to get another dig at the Police, but he will have 30 days to turn over a new leaf.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Hon. Edgar BOWRING has the honor of having the largest motorcar ever landed in this port.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) The latest reports from the SS Invermore are, that she is in the same position and that the sea was smooth so that if the weather conditions continue favorable, the Kyle will have a try to tow her off the rocks.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Two brothers named SCANLAN and another named DAWE were captured while burglarizing the store of Mr. McNAMARA, Queen’s Street. The lads had got in through a rear window and were making a big haul of cigarettes when the Officers pounced on them. They were introduced to Magistrate KNIGHT the next morning, and remanded for eight days, as the Police think they will now be able to clear up several other robberies of a smaller scale.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) An engineer on one of the foreign steamers in port was arrested yesterday for assaulting and injuring one of the Stewards, a young lad named Thos. JOHN.
July 25. 1914 Travelers Miss Dulcie HARBIN went to Lewisporte last Sunday to visit her father. Ensign EARLE has marvelous tales to tell of his visit to the other side of the ocean. We think the Ensign could make a very interesting lecture of his experiences. Mr. L. EARLE went to Roberts’ Arm in HOWLETT’s motorboat on Thursday. Mr. W.F. COAKER was at Coakerville and Herring Neck this week. Mr. And Mrs. HARNETT leave by the Prospero. Mrs. W. DUDOR intends to return to Little Bay Island by next Prospero. Mr. H.J. HOWLETT and son Freddie, returned from St. Anthony last night by Prospero where they been for treatment for Freddie’s eyes. Mrs. HOWLETT went to Seldom by Prospero last night.
July 25. 1914 Visitors Captain HARBIN. Mrs. J.W. AITKEN accompanied by her mother and Mrs. SCOTT, arrived from Botwood by Clyde, Sunday. Rev. STENLAKE arrived from St. John’s and takes up his new duties at Campbellton, shortly. Mr. J.D. LOCKYER paid a brief visit here on Wednesday. Mr. Tom POND and wife arrived recently, and are staying at Mrs. Wes ROBERTS’ house. Mrs. ROBERTS herself, also arrived recently. Mrs. L. OSMOND and Miss Pauline OSMOND were visiting relatives and friends here this week. Mr. Will EARLE of Fogo was in town on a brief visit this week. Miss OLDFORD of Musgrave Town and Miss Winnie HARRIS from Morton’s Harbor arrived by Prospero on Friday. The former is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. MINTY of the Arm, the latter is the guest of Mr. A.J. PEARCE. Master Stan NEWMAN arrived by Prospero.
July 25. 1914 Serious Cut Minnie PAYNE, daughter of Mr. Geo. PAYNE, and servant with Mrs. G.D. MAYNE, sustained a serious cut on her hand, from which she nearly bled to death, by falling on a piece of glass on Monday. For a little while, there was much excitement and the telephone proved its value. Doctor LeDREW was summoned and Doctor SMITH was also got hold of later, and between the two, the severed artery was tied up. It would be a good thing to remember that a severed artery always bleeds in throbs with the heart, and the best way to check bleeding is to apply pressure on the artery above the cut, though we have seen dog flour used with good results, but the Doctor generally wishes it had not been used when he arrives.
July 25. 1914 Fishing Report The Labrador outlook is very black, and judging from latest reports, the whole coastline is blocked, ice being as far South as Battle Harbor. On Wednesday, Venison Island reported good fishing, while Battle Harbor reported caplin plentiful and good jigging. Since then, reports indicate no improvement. ….. The only bright ray of sunshine in the whole situation is the dispatches from Lamaline which say that on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, they had the best trap fishing there, in the memory of the oldest inhabitant. What a lot of that sort of thing we could stand for! The first new fish of the season, 12 qtls., was taken at Earle’s on Wednesday. We did not hear the price but understand it will be about $7. Some traps are still picking up a nice little bit of fish, though it is spurty and uncertain. SHEPPARDS have about 150 barrels, John DOVE about 80, SHARPS about 50, RIDOUTS about 100, Mr. Henry SPENCER had 11 barrels one haul this week. ANSTEYS had over 100 salmon in their net one haul, and over 40 another time, though they have not had very good hauls of fish. One day they trapped 7 barrels one haul. Fishermen at Fogo, Barr’d Islands and Joe Batts Arm are doing well. Mr. W. EARLE informed us that all their traps are doing nicely. Hook and line men seem to have drawn a blank generally. Mr. John HODGE was here this week and returned to Fogo Thursday. Mr. A.H. HODGE accompanied him thither. Mr. HODGE informs us that reports from some of his dealers at New Bay report the fishery in that locality is very poor, in fact the worst for years.
July 25. 1914 First Report of an Automobile Accident The automobile slightly damaged a fence at Bluff Head Cove while turning. The machine was not damaged as rumored.
July 25. 1914 Doctor SMITH's New Horse A new horse for Doctor Smith arrived by Clyde on Friday.
July 25. 1914 Death Mr. And Mrs. Stephen LOVERIDGE lost their year old baby on Monday. Please accept Sympathy.
July 25. 1914 Death The death of the wife of Mr. Samuel YATES of the South Side, occurred on Monday, at the age of 67. The Sun extends its sympathy.
July 25. 1914 New Ladies' Tailor Mr. EDWARDS, the ladies’ Tailor, arrived by Springdale last week, but so far we have not heard whether he will decide to open shop here or not.
July 25. 1914 No Tailor! We hear that Mr. EDWARDS will not open the ladies tailoring establishment here that he first proposed.
July 25. 1914 Shipping News A cargo of coal arrived to G. BLANDFORD in the Danish three master “Smidth” on Wednesday. Captain Frank ROBERTS left St. John’s this week, but we understand he only comes as far as Seldom this trip.
July 25. 1914 Illness Mr. Edward LINFIELD has been very sick for some time, but is now mending. We hear that his ailment was diagnosed as rheumatic fever.
July 25. 1914 Death Died, on 21st inst., of meningitis, Evelyn Frances, darling child of Mr. And Mrs. Stephen LOVERIDGE, aged 1 year and 1 month. “Our flower has been transplanted in the Paradise of God.”
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) A most destructive fire occurred at Kelligrews a few days ago, when the Roman Catholic Church, Schoolhouse, and two dwellings, were razed to the ground. A staff of carpenters was repairing the Church, and it is thought, one of them must have dropped a lighted match among the shavings. The loss is estimated over $8000, but with very little insurance. It is indeed a big item for a little settlement like Kelligrews.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Doctor RENDELL lost a valuable horse one day last week, which on account of breaking its leg, had to be snot. [This obviously should read “shot” but I wrote it exactly from the sheet! GW.]
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Captain Tom HALLETT of Burin is what may be called a fish killer. He hails for 3100 qtls. to date and expects to reach the 5000 mark before the close of the season.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Doctor KEEGAN who has not been well lately, is now enjoying a short vacation up the country.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Diver SQUIRES having completed the necessary work, attempted to refloat the Stella Maris at low tide yesterday afternoon, but without success, notwithstanding the fact that the decks were caulked and every possible opening closed. The Stella Maris was being prepared for the Labrador, and was coaling at MOREY’s, South Side. When the men returned from breakfast, they found her at the bottom, with only the funnel above the water. It is said someone left the portholes open.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) An interesting fact in connection with the Rev. Mr. BARTLETT’s new charge at Sydney, C.B., is that his Great – Great – Grandfather, the Rev. John SNOWBALL, was Pastor of Mr. BARRTLETT’s present Church from 1834 to 1836.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) An old soldier named James DURRANT was presented to the Duke on St. George’s Field. Mr. DURRANT was a member of the Highland Brigade, which took part in the battle of Tel – El – Kebir under command of H.R.H. As the Duke passed the R.C. Cathedral on his way to St. George’s Field, the joy bells rang forth a peal of welcome. Wednesday and Thursday were busy days for the Duke, and he was kept on the move all the time. Thousands of people watched the landing of the Duke on Wednesday, and although during the morning the weather looked threatening, the rain held off, and not a hitch occurred to mar the right Royal welcome, which everywhere greeted the Prince.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) A sad drowning case happened on the local fishing grounds last Saturday morning. Two brothers named HALL, with a comrade Garland PORTER, left for the fishing grounds at daylight. Not meeting with much success they decided to fish all day. In using the sculling oar to turn the boat, by Peter HALL, the oar came out of the socket and the poor fellow was precipated into the water. Being heavily clad he quickly sank to rise no more. The men fishing near, were promptly on the spot, and with the use of jiggers brought the body to the surface. He leaves a wife and three children.
July 25. 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 9) A week or two ago, Walter SNOW, a 21-year-old Newfoundlander was arrested at the instance of the Canadian Authorities for desertion from the Royal Canadian Regiment, and for stealing the sum of $553. Although he denied any knowledge of the theft, $225 was found on his person. He will probably be sent back to Canada for trial.
July 25. 1914 Wedding Bells CROWTHER – OAKLEY. On July 8th. at Saint Mary’s Church, by the Rev. Henry UPHILL, Mr. Edwin Arthur CROWTHER of Cumberland, England, to Miss Althea Margaret OAKLEY (formerly of Twillingate), third daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James OAKLEY. The bride was attended by her sister and cousin, the Misses Marion and Georgie OAKLEY, and given away by her father, the bridegroom being supported by Mr. Will DOWNTON. After the ceremony the bridal party drove to the bride’s home, where a reception was held, afterwards accompanied by their many friends, they drove to Waterford Bridge, en-route to Topsail to spend their honeymoon.
July 25. 1914 Wharf Collapses Shortly after 8 o’clock this morning and when the men had gone to their breakfast, the middle part of P. & L. TESSIER’s wharf, for about 35 feet in length and 20 in depth, suddenly collapsed and 22 barrels and 12 tierces of molasses on it, rolled into the water and sank to the bottom. The wharf is strewn with the molasses cargo coming out of the schooner Arnold, lying there, and is owned by W.A. MUNN, and it was perhaps fortunate that no men worked there or somebody might have been hurt. The section where the wharf collapsed contains the ballast locker, and as the place had been deepened by the dredge, and the silt and sand removed from the feet of the shores, the ballast was forced out, and the shores went. The molasses it is feared will be spoiled, and it represents a value of $300. An effort will be made to get it up.
July 25. 1914 Mining Prospects Fleur de Lys A number of Americans, who were examining the HODDER property at Sleepy Cove, left again Sunday via Lewisporte. We are informed, though we cannot guarantee its correctness, that they decided not to take up this property, but will examine Mr. Jas. HODDER’s property at Fleur De Lys, with a view to taking an option on that.
July 25. 1914 Narrow Escape The old Stella Maris, which sank at the wharf while coaling, is giving her owners considerable trouble to raise her. John TAYLOR has 20 men at work on her, and after the diver had covered the hatches and ports, the Ingraham attempted to pump her out, but to no avail. Derricks are now being rigged on the Ingraham to assist, when the pumps are again started. Some women, who were going aboard her to clean, had a narrow escape for, just as they reached the wharf, the ship sank.
July 25. 1914 Invermore Abandoned The Invermore has now been abandoned, and all hope of refloating her given up. The Reid Co. had a telegram on Monday from the Kyle saying that nothing can be done to refloat her. There is also a heavy jam of ice in that area and the Kyle has had heavy ice to contend with ever since leaving Battle Harbor. Captain J. KEAN and crew of Invermore will return by Kyle.
July 25. 1914 Motor Car vs. Horses The advent of Mr. ASHBOURNE’s new motor car has of course brought forth considerable critisism, and naturally there are some old folk who can see no use in such contraptions as automobiles. There are also the owners of horses who, unused to such things, easily see in an automobile a terrifying sight. It is the purpose of this article to discuss the matter from the standpoint of both horse and automobile owners. We may say that we had, through the kindness of Mr. ASHBOURNE, a drive in his motorcar, and can testify to the careful and cautious driving of Mr. Tom ASHBOURNE. Now although horse owners, (with the exception of Mr. POND, whose horse Dick, regards automobiles with contempt and indifference,) have their kick, they are not the first. A St. John’s horse went into hysterics when the streetcars first started, and no doubt the cars were valiantly cussed by the drivers, but the horses got used to them, and ours will do the same. …..
July 25. 1914 Death Elizabeth BENNETT of Island Harbor, Fogo, was burnt to death on Monday. The woman who was an imbecile, is supposed to have set fire to her clothes with matches.
July 25. 1914 Charged With Theft A girl was brought here from Westport, White Bay, by Prospero last night, charged with a theft of money.
July 25. 1914 Bad Fall We regret to learn that Mr. Chas WHITE sustained a nasty accident this week by falling over the stable door, bruising himself considerably, and being confined to his bed.
July 25. 1914 Fell off the Train Saturday night a young man named Frank MURPHY of the city, fell off the outgoing express at Waterford Bridge and is now in hospital undergoing treatment. MURPHY who formerly worked around the railway yard, boarded the train near the Gas House, without having purchased a ticket, and as the Conductor was about to speak to him near Waterford Station, he either fell or jumped off the cars, striking heavily on the earth. A message was sent to town and the ambulance dispatched to bring him to the city, first aid being applied in the interim, at the Station. After reaching the Hospital he was operated upon, there being several bruises and cuts on the head and body, but not of a serious nature, and his full recovery is only a matter of time.

August 1, 1914 Imposing New Building J.W. HODGE’s new Store Under Construction. The old shop and office has been taken down at what was formerly TOBIN’s or SCOTT’s, and work on the new store has begun. There will be a concrete cellar and furnace under one end, which will extend 75 feet back over the water, from the road. The place will be heated with hot air, and the office is to be in the rear, over the wharf. A mantle room will be built in the S.W. corner. The store will be 75 X 34 feet, exclusive of the mantle room, and the counters will run at right angles to the street. The building will be two storey above the basement, and the top flat will be storeroom and warehouse. Mr. Ben ROBERTS is in charge of the construction, which is sufficient guarantee that it will be a good job.
August 1, 1914 Visitors Mr. And Mrs. F.A. SCOTT arrived by Clyde on Sunday and we are glad to welcome Fred home again after a lengthy absence. Mrs. SCOTT has been given a cool exception by the weatherman, but we trust he will show how well he can behave before her departure. They will remain about three weeks – they return to Winnipeg. Mr. BUTLER representing A.H. MURRAY was at Earle Sons & Co on business this week. Messrs. A.H. HODGE, Tom and Ned HODGE, and Miss Frances HODGE arrived by motorboat on Monday. Mr. Arch BUTCHER and wife arrived by Clyde Thursday. Mr. John GILLINGHAM arrived yesterday by Clyde. Doctor and Mrs. WOOD arrived by Clyde Friday morning. Mr. George LEDREW and wife of Glenwood, arrived yesterday.
August 1, 1914 Correction Through an amusing mixup in news items last week, Mrs. HOWLETT was stated as going to Seldom. The item referred to Mr. And Mrs. HARNETT who went thither.
August 1, 1914 Travelers Miss PUTZKI goes to Pilley’s Island this week to visit her brother who is at the Grenfell Hospital there. Mrs. DUDER, Misses Winnie HARRIS and OLDFORD, left by Prospero Thursday. Mrs. R. TEMPLE arrived by Prospero Thursday.
August 1, 1914 Fishing Reports Passengers from Change Islands informed us that some schooners belonging to Mr. Solomon ROBERTS are doing well at Bell Isle, and that Captain Ambrose PAYNE who is there, has 500 barrels. The schooners Harold B. Raymond, TILLER master, and Columbia, G. BISHOP master, have arrived at Wesleyville from the Straits with 270 qtls. fish each. A message was received by Mrs. D. WHEELER on Tuesday, from her husband, Captain David WHEELER, saying that he was jammed in Ice Tickles, and that 300 sail of craft were there, also jammed.
August 1, 1914 Five new Births This Week Sunday was a busy day for the Doctors and five lusty babies arrived on the scene. Quite an increase in population.
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate To Mr. And Mrs. MORGAN of Bay Roberts, on Sunday, a daughter.
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate To Mr. And Mrs. George NEWMAN, on Sunday, a daughter.
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate To Mr. And Mrs. Arthur MAY, on Sunday, a daughter.
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate To Mr. And Mrs. Stanley PARSONS of Jenkin’s Cove, on Sunday, a daughter.
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate To Mr. And Mrs. ANSTEY at Little Harbor, on Sunday, a [nothing here!]
August 1, 1914 Births At Twillingate & Herring Neck We learn that there were altogether six babies born on Sunday, the 6th. being a Mrs. KNELL of Ragged Point, a son. There was also a baby born at Herring Neck the same day. This is what one might call “Caplin Scull.”
August 1, 1914 The Sidney Smith ASHBOURNE’s men have been getting some wharf blocks over by the Sidney Smith, which lies in HODGE’s Beach, and it is proposed to heave the ship down where she lies and stop the leaks.
August 1, 1914 Shipping News The Vernie May, Captain Arch ROBERTS, sailed yesterday with nearly 1000 barrels of herring from G.J. CARTER. Captain Harry MANUEL put into port Thursday, on the way to Bell Island with lumber.
August 1, 1914 Misuse of Public Money R.H. LEDREW of Pilley’s Island was sentenced recently to a term of imprisonment for misuse of public monies belonging to Department of Marine and Fisheries.
August 1, 1914 Child in the Well Doctor SMITH’s youngest child fell in their well a couple of Sundays ago while his mother was at Church. The Doctor fished him out before he had been in very long.
August 1, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) During the week a familiar figure has been called to his rest. Mr. E. CUMMINGS, at the patriarchal age of 93. He was an Irishman by birth and immigrated to this country 70 years ago. For many years he worked with BAIRD Bros., and proved himself to be a man of integrity and uprightness.
August 1, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) The war cloud appears to be hovering over Europe just now, and one can hardly hazard an opinion as to what the outcome will be. With Austria, Germany, and Russia watching Servia, and to come nearer home, the internal troubles over Home Rule, it does not look very promising for the world’s peace.
August 1, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Two strayed Bank fishermen of the schooner Artizan, found their way to Tor’s Cove last Tuesday, after a 200-mile experience in their dory. Upon reaching the City, they were looked after by Minister PICCOTT.

August 8, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company Directors were around on an inspection tour, which took in all the surface workings, the methods of raising, the pre crushing and shipping, and many other details. The visitors accompanying the Directors were much impressed with what they saw, and when they were told that on their areas alone, there was enough ore in sight to keep the Company engaged for hundreds of years, they simply marveled. The workings extend now, 10,000 feet under the sea and must be well across Conception Bay.
August 8, 1914 New Bay Notes (Part 1) Pardon me but perhaps a word from New Bay would not be amiss. We are getting some beautiful weather now, although the Spring was cold and backward, but now nature is all alive. Leaves and flowers and fruit are feeling the resurrection power of Spring and Summer, and we see life instead of death in it all. The Home is doing splendid work this Summer, and we congratulate our esteemed friend, Captain HARBIN and his obliging Officers and crew. The fishery is poor. I don’t think there is more than 10 quintals of fish caught among the hook – and – line men, and perhaps 40 quintals is the extreme with traps. The season being short, the lobster fishery is also small. Herring have been rather plentiful, but uncertain to what they were other years, but they have been a means of helping when other things failed. Our old friend Mr. John LOCKE has been around looking after the lobster interest, and Mr. DEE was with him on his last trip, paying for the spawn lobsters that had been put overboard. We are told by some of our men that there has been a great many of these large female lobsters up in the Arms this summer, and those put over must naturally help to keep the little stock of lobsters left, good.
August 8, 1914 New Bay Notes (Part 2) We think the Government is acting wisely and men ought to be grateful and work in unison with the Government, to keep the ground stocked with this very profitable crustacean. Yesterday the motorboat F.P.U., came in Cottrell’s Cove towing a boat from Leading Tickles with the corpse of Mrs. K. BUTLER, who died the previous Sunday, aged 62. These good people really appreciate Mr. COAKER’s kindness. We saw Magistrate WELLS of Little Bay and Constable DEWLING, passing South by the Home yesterday. It must have been a disappointment to the friends at Twillingate that his Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught, could not pay them his intended visit. No doubt His Excellency the Governor will be able to carry out his plans, and pay you a visit in September, which will be highly appreciated by all. Referring again to telephone or telegraph connection between New Bay and Fortune Harbor, we still maintain it is very necessary, and we ought to get it. Glad to say the Honorable Mr. BENNETT, Col. Sec., has kindly had it looked up and reported on, still could not hold out very much encouragement for various reasons, but we believe difficulties will vanish, and New Bay will get the connection ‘ere long.
August 8, 1914 New Bay Notes (Part 3) Some have said, “You don’t deserve it.” Well, we know the Hon. Gentlemen in power are above the petty meanness that is meant by that phrase. We have been sent some money to complete the shed on the public wharf, and some of the regular main line and local grants, and as soon as possible, the work will be done. We are told that $200 special grant, was sent back from here last Fall, though it was badly needed on our roads. Why was not this money sent to the Road Board of Cottrell’s Cove, instead of to another man outside, with his own Board? We do not meddle with any one else’s money and business, and we say fearlessly, it is unfair and unmanly for someone else to be interfering with ours. We are here with and for the good of all and shall try and get what is fair for them, independent of favor or frown, and it will be a pleasure to us to give the Government praise for what they do for us.
August 8, 1914 New Bay Notes (Part 4) Rev. Mr. RIDOUT is back with us for another year – trust it may be profitable for him and the cause he represents. We hear there have been quite a few marriages at Point Leamington just lately. Mr. Eph. ROWSELL has had two sons and one daughter married, and we are told Mr. John SHANON [this should be John SHARRON. gw.] and Miss Elfreda YATES, daughter of Mr. Adolphus YATES, J.P., S.E. Arm, have met somewhere between here and St. John’s, and some good Minister has gone through the marriage service with them and made them happy. To one and all of these young people we tender our best wishes for a long and happy life. We are sorry to relate the death of Mrs. George HACKETT, who died at Leading Tickles after a painful and protracted illness, leaving a sorrowing husband, and four little children, with whom we deeply sympathize. P. MOORE.
August 8, 1914 Visitors Mr. And Mrs. Thomas ARKLIE and children, arrived last week, and returned to Botwood on Monday. Mr. P.W. ANSTEY arrived from Burgeo last Friday and will spend a week or two here. His mother accompanies him on his return to Burgeo. Mr. Frank SAUNDERS of Gander Bay was in town on Monday. He purchased Mr. Jonathon BURT’s motorboat and returned to Gander Bay in her Wednesday. Mrs. S. COOK and children returned to Change Islands by the Clyde on Sunday. Mrs. Henry MANUEL and four children arrived by MANUEL’s motorboat Tuesday, from Loon Bay, and left by the Prospero the next morning to visit her relatives at Greenspond. Mr. Thos ARKLIE and wife, who were here last week, returned to Botwood on Monday. Mr. J.W. AITKEN paid a brief visit here this week. Mrs. T. MANUEL and Mrs. J. WHEELER of Loon Bay, are spending a week in town.
August 8, 1914 Naval Reservists Eleven Naval Reservists from Fogo, were on board the Clyde on Monday, en-route for St. John’s. All Magistrates, J.P.’s, Customs Officers, and Police, received orders from the Commander of the Calypso last Saturday, to notify as to addresses of Naval Reserve Men in their locality. St. John’s, 6th. – By the Trepassy, evening, a number of Naval Reservists left for Cape Race to guard the Marconi Station there, while other detachments will be detailed to look after the cables, which are landed Cuckold’s Cove and Heart’s Content. Mr. KEEFE of Little Harbor, Naval Reservist, left for St. John’s by Clyde yesterday. We wish him “Good Luck” with a chance to small powder, and a safe and quick return home.
August 8, 1914 Ensign EARLE Relocating We regret to learn that Ensign and Mrs. EARLE are leaving us very shortly, and will in future be stationed at Pilley’s Island.
August 8, 1914 Fishing News Fish struck in Trinity Bay. One trap at Dunfield took 100 quintals.
August 8, 1914 Schooner Lost Schooner Melrose, SAUNDERS master, lost at entrance to St. Anthony. Crew safe. The Marine and Fisheries Department received a message from the Sub – Collector at St. Anthony on the 4th. stating that the schooner Melrose, SAUNDERS Master, had struck on the rocks at the entrance to that Harbor, and would become a total wreck. The crew were saved.
August 8, 1914 WAR! The events of the week have moved rapidly, and what was dreaded has become an actual happening, and about the whole of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle. It is a more or less difficult matter for the weekly newspaper in the out ports, to keep well up on the latest in the matter of news. No sooner does Monday arrive than we have to begin getting up material for our Saturday’s issue, so that often, what seems important on Monday, has been eclipsed by other happenings before Saturday. However, the Sun will do its best to keep its readers fully informed, and daily typewritten reports will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Sun office, for the benefit of the Public. That the bad effect on trade will be very considerable, there is no doubt. Germany affords the chief market for our canned lobster, and that market has been practically closed. Lobsters, which were quoted in St. John’s at $23 a case, and for which as high as $26 has been paid, in this Bay were unsaleable at $10 the case on Saturday. The three master M.A. James, which is now here waiting to get to Cartwright, Labrador, with salt and to load fish, expects to experience long delays, for war risks are not covered, or rather, are provided against in charter parties, and no fish buyer will risk a cargo of fish, even if he were sure of a market, which he is not, while there was any danger from the enemy’s warships on the North Atlantic.
August 8, 1914 Gone off to Join His Regiment Doctor WAKEFIELD of the Grenfell Mission was here on Thursday in the motorboat Amber Jack, on his way to Lewisporte to entrain for St. John’s. He is an Officer of the Territorials, and is on his way to England to join his Regiment. We wish the Doctor success. He was formerly stationed at Pilley’s Island in the Grenfell Hospital there.
August 8, 1914 Halifax Prepares for War. Halifax, Aug. 4th. – That Halifax leads the Dominion in war preparations to aid the mother Country when the call to arms, was fully demonstrated at the Armories this morning. Orders issued last night from Military Headquarters, brought out a large number of volunteers, and from the ranks of the 63rd. Regiment, 100 able bodied men were selected to at once take their part in the defense of this province.
August 8, 1914 Travelers Mrs. Stephen LOVERIDGE, Miss YOUNG, (of Wm. ASHBOURNE’s employ), Mrs. John WHITE, South Side, left by schooner Minnie J. Hickman for St. John’s and arrived there safely on Thursday. Mr. John COOK and his Niece, Miss Winnie BARNES, arrived by Clyde Thursday from St. John’s. Ensign EARLE and Mr. Bert ROBERTS, who left here in their motorboat, reached Lewisporte that night in time to catch their train. They were accompanied by Mrs. EARLE and another lady.
August 8, 1914 Regetta Day in St. John's Wednesday was Regatta Day in St. John’s, and the Bank here was closed for the General Holiday. Of course there were people ready to say that the Bank had closed its doors on account of the war.
August 8, 1914 Expert Diver Supplies Thrills She is 61 years old and has 8 daughters, and a son, all Swimmers. Bathers on one of the diving platforms of the Calhoun baths yesterday, were treated to a rescue from a drowning scene, good enough for a motion picture. A funny old woman dressed in black, who had been rowed out to the platform in a boat, declared her intention of going in swimming. “Oh please stop her! She is our Mother!” cried two girl bathers in alarm, but she persisted, and when an elderly man bather tried to hold her, she pulled him off the platform and into the water they went together. Then came the lifeguard, rowing furiously. He grabbed the aged woman and tried pulling her into his boat. A number of bathers tried to assist. Then a voice called out, “Let her alone, she can swim better than any of you!” This may or may not be true, but the elderly woman proceeded to prove that she is some diver. Tucking her skirts between her knees, she stood on her head on the end of a springboard, and went into the water with the grace of a seal. Then she turned somersaults and made standing and sitting dives of various kinds, and disported herself in the water for more than an hour, with all the playfulness of a ten-year-old boy. The funny old woman was Mme. Lizzy BERLO, who does a comedy diving stunt at the Unique Theatre next week, and the girls with her, were three of Patte’s Diving Nymphs. Mme. BERLO is 61 years old, the mother of 8 girls and 1 boy, all of them living, and all of them professional swimmers or exhibition divers. She is a Newfoundlander by birth, and last year, made a record of swimming from The Palisade Park on the Hudson, to the Battery, believed to be the long distance record for a person of her age. Two of her daughters who are with her, Madeline and La Diva, also hold swimming and diving records.
August 8, 1914 Shipping News SS. Earl of Devon arrived yesterday from St. John’s.

August 15, 1914 Shipping News Captain Frank ROBERTS’ schooner Grace arrived here Saturday. Shipments of lumber from Dog Bay have now ceased for the time being as stocks enough to meet demands are held in St. John’s, owing to slackness of business caused by the war. The vessel Schmidt, which discharged salt at G.J. CARTER’s, left Tuesday for Herring Neck, taking 250 barrels of herring to be loaded on the Vernie May. She will wait for a cargo of Labrador fish. Mr. BLANDFORD is expecting a load of coal by vessel Protector and it will probably have arrived before we go to press (if the German Cruisers have not copped it!) The Vernie May, Captain Arch ROBERTS, arrived yesterday with cargo provisions etc., for G.J. CARTER. She goes to Friday’s Bay to take in herring, when completed discharging.
August 15, 1914 Visitors Mr. Fred CALRKE of Springdale, son of Mr. George CLARKE, arrived last week and has been spending some time here with friends. Mr. Willis CLARKE, son of Mr. Levi CLARKE, of Battrick’s Island, arrived last week from Boston after a 4-year absence from home. Mr. John B. ORR, (familiarly called by his friends Mr. Bear), arrived here last week. Mr. ORR represents Bear Brand Rubbers. He represents them as something good too, and we understand he’s done a nice little business among tradesmen here. Mr. P.D. PARK and wife, and Mr. N. GRAY of Botwood, were here Sunday in the motorboat Utenus, and returned Sunday night. Mr. Clarence SCOTT arrived on Friday from St. John’s, on a brief visit to home and relatives. Mr. And Mrs. H.J. EARLE arrived last night from Fogo. Miss Daisy SKINNER, Niece of Mr. W. HUGHES, and Miss MAUNDER, daughter of John MAUNDER the Tailor, are at present paying a visit here.
August 15, 1914 Fishing Report Fishing was good on Monday, all fish taken being of large run. SHEPPARDS and DOVE having about 25 barrels each in the morning, while all others had hauls varying from 6 barrels up. ROBERTS’ had upwards of 20 barrels at night. Quite a bit of fish was jigged also. Captain Arch Borden arrived this week from Treaty Shore with 170 barrels of fish. The Sagona arrived early Friday morning from Labrador and brought the following report. At Paul’s Island, now called Ford’s Harbor, a nice bit of fish was jigged last Saturday. A man named DUNN, at Makouvik had 400 barrels. At Tunavik, one man had 150 and at Ilik, another had 120. At Smokey and Indian Tickles, there was a good bit of fish, as well as all across Grois Water Bay. Further down the Coast toward Battle Harbor, little was being done. The ice is now moved off the coast and there is nothing but a little scattered ice along shore. Esquimaus say all our schooners gone North. On Aug. 1st, 200 sail, which were icebound in Ice Tickles, set sail and next day, all the rest got clear. No letters were received from any of our schooners by the Sagona. The schooners Lily M. Anderson, Edward B. Winslow, Eric Max, and Lady Smith, arrived at Bonne Bay yesterday from the Straits, with 35, 100, 35, and 30 quintals respectively. They report other vessels fishing in the Straits as poorly fished.
August 15, 1914 Married Married On June 30th 1914, at Henrysburg Quebec by the Rev. J.R.R. COOPER, B.A., B.D., Ph. D., Rev. John HURST of Clarendon, Quebec, to Miss Annie WHEELER of Twillingate, Newfoundland, graduate of the National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries, Toronto. Mr. HURST has spent three years at Wesleyan Theological College, Montreal, and was ordained in St. James Church, Montreal on June 14th, 1914.
August 15, 1914 Post Office at St. Brenden's Burnt Minister of Justice, Hon. R.A. SQUIRES, Rec’d word Aug 11th that the Post Office at Saint Brendens, together with the dwelling and shop of the Postmaster, Thomas FENNELL, had been destroyed by fire. No further particulars were given.
August 15, 1914 The Niobe The Newfoundland Naval Reserve will man the Canadian Cruiser NIOBE. Over 1000 of these men efficiently and thoroughly trained for either Naval or Militia service it is stated, will be brought to Halifax immediately. The Reserve is being mobilized in Newfoundland both for service there and in Nova Scotia. The strength of the force numerically is about 1500. Preparations for making ready the Niobe, which has been lying idle at the Dockyard Pier, ever since the Government put this valuable training Cruiser out of commission two years ago, went on space yesterday, and the ship is being provisioned for three months for 1000 men. Advertisements appear calling for 40 volunteers to man the engine room. The ship will be put into as effective working order as possible, and with such a magnificently trained body of men, as are the Naval Reserve of Newfoundland, manning her, the Niobe is expected to be a most effective addition to the protective facilities of Halifax, and the Coast of Nova Scotia in the event of Hostilities.
August 15, 1914 Big Sale on at Earle's There is quite a rush on at Earle Sons & Co store. They are selling off the balance of their stock at Twillingate, and has they have reduced prices on all goods to about half; they will have everything sold out within a few days. It is certainly a chance of a lifetime for housekeepers to get at about half price, such things as they require. Join the procession! – Advt.
August 15, 1914 Whaling Mr. Andrew ELLIOTT was here last week. He reported whales scarce at Snook’s Arm, and on one occasion, the Cabot was gone nearly a week in search of these fish
August 15, 1914 Fire at New Bay We hear there is a big fire raging in New Bay, and smoke was very dense here on Tuesday.
August 15, 1914 The War Disrupts Business Reports reach us from the City of the disorganization of business there, by the war. … it is impossible to make sales of fish, while some sales made are still unpaid, owing to the dislocation of business by the war. One firm we are told, that of Alan GOODRIDGE and Sons, have closed its doors, at least for the time being, and Reid’s are reducing the time of some of their employees at the Dock premises, while other firms are laying off men. There were rumors that the Horwood Lumber Company were in financial difficulties, but we hear that ‘though they have discontinued shipments By Captains Andrew and Frank ROBERTS, their own ship, the Arthur H. WHITE will still be kept in their lumber carrying trade. Dog Bay has a cut of about four millions this year, and Campbellton, which has barely started, will have half as much. … There seems to be good prospects of a fair Labrador voyage, and even if fish does not sell for much more than $4, at least the time has been known when it only sold for $2, and still we weathered the storm. Keep up heart o’grace comrades, after the three big seas are past, it is always smoother!
August 15, 1914 Naval Reservists St. Jacques, Fortune Bay, August 11th. Father BROWNE’s motor jack, Carmel, with H.R. CLINTON in command, is now picking up Reservists here. Every man is enthusiastic and wants to go to the front, to take a hand fighting for the Empire.
August 15, 1914 Doctor Stafford's Contest The prize of $10 is awarded to Mrs. T.B. BROWN, Waterford Bridge Road, City, for the largest number of words obtained from the words, “Stafford’s Phoratone Cough Cure” (7117). The judges of this competition were: - T. CURRAN, R. WRIGHT, and T. COLLINGWOOD.

August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) Mr. James TAYLOR, of Middle Bight, Kelligrews, died suddenly on the road, while on his way home from town. He left the cart in which he and his wife were returning, to go to a nearby house, and his wife, getting uneasy at his long absence, went to look for him and found him lying dead by the roadside.
August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) A boy of 15 named FIELD, had a narrow escape from drowning in Long Pond, where he was learning to swim. He was unconscious when recovered, but was brought round after hard work.
August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) Tidings reaches here from Gooseberry Island, Bonavista Bay, of the drowning recently of a young woman named Deborah BEANS. A party was crossing the harbor in an old boat when someone stepped on a plank of the boat, which broke through, and the boat filling and capsizing. The rest clung to the boat, but the girl BEANS sank. The body was recovered.
August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) Two passengers with German names, arrived by Morwenna Saturday, and are being held by the Police till investigations are made. A resident of Thorburn Road told a story to the Police today to the effect that four strangers had met him near his home and asked questions about the lay of the land and roads, etc. He said he was quite sure they were Germans so gave no information.
August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) A man named CLARKE, of Trinity Bay, created quite a sensation in the Board of Works Office Friday morning. He said he was a German and refused to leave till the Police arrived. He has been sent to the lunatic asylum, as he is crazy.
August 22, 1914 Illness We regret to learn that Mr. Jas HODDER has been very sick for a week or so, and is still confined to his bed. We trust he will soon be all right again. Mr. Geo. ROBERTS was taken ill on Monday while haymaking, and had to take to his bed.
August 22, 1914 Shipping Report Captains Frank and Andrew ROBERTS are still in port. The latter will heave down his schooner and repair the shoe. He was aground for a day in Southern Bay and damaged the shoe slightly. Captain Robert YOUNG is also in port, having arrived last week. Ethel B. Clarke, Captain Phil WELLS, arrived Thursday from Springdale, lumber laden. The Britannia, Captain Stan FOX, arrived from St. John’s this week. Schooner Protector, which discharged coal for G. BLANDFORD, left this week. Schooner Ambition, is discharging coal to J.W. HODGE. Whaler Cabot, took coal yesterday from J.W. HODGE. She secured two whales last week, and one this.
August 22, 1914 Visitors Mr. J.C. PUDDISTER of Reid’s Audit Dept., was in town recently for a few days, and returned to the City by Clyde on Monday. Mr. YOUNG, Inspector of the Bank of Nova Scotia, was here for a day or two, and left by Clyde on Monday. Mr. Abram ROBERTS of Wild Bight, Little Bay, is visiting his brother, Mr. Andrew ROBERTS Sr. Mr. ROBERTS looks well in spite of his advanced age, and is able to swing the scythe with any young fellow of half his age. Rev. CRACKNELL of Herring Neck arrived on Wednesday to tie up Mr. LUCAS. Mr. Jas. OAKLEY of St. John’s, arrived by Minnie J. Hickman, and is staying with Mrs. LUTHER. Mrs. Priscilla NEWMAN, who went to Springdale last Prospero, returned this week with Captain Phil WELLS.
August 22, 1914 The Point Leamington Mill Captain William Snow was in Port last week. He goes to Canada Bay for lumber and later will take the mill and machinery, at present at Point Leamington, to Canada Bay, where the Empire Woodworking Company have acquired the timber limits, formerly owned by Dr. GRENFELL.
August 22, 1914 Passengers SS Prospro arrived from North on Thursday morning. She reports no improvement in the fishery on the Treaty Coast, and North of this. Among her passengers were: - Miss PUTZKI, who returned from Pilly’s Island, where she has been visiting her brother, who is working at the Grenfell Hospital there, with Doctor PHELPS. Miss Laura SIMMS, who has been visiting friends in White Bay, Mrs. John FIFIELD also arrived by her.
August 22, 1914 Joins the Navy Messrs. Jack and Martin LUTHER left their fishing and returned by Prospero, the former to join the Calipso, and the latter to attend to haymaking.
August 22, 1914 Wedding Bells LUCAS – PEARCE The marriage of Mr. Willie John Bemister LUCAS and Jessie Laura, daughter of Mr. John PEARCE, of Bluff Head Cove, was solemnized at St. Peter’s Church on Tuesday morning by Rev. CRACKNELL of Herring Neck. The bride was handsomely gowned in cream silk with wreath and veil, and was supported by Misses Hannah PEARCE and LUCAS, the latter, sister of the groom, and was given away by Mr. M.W. COOK, while Mr. Stewart MOORS was best man. The reception was held at Miss Hannah PEARCE’s, and the presents were numerous and varied. The young couple will spend their honeymoon at Fogo. The Sun extends its very best wishes to Mr. And Mrs. LUCAS.
August 22, 1914 Fishing Reports Messrs. WHITE, sons of the P.M, are on their way home with 30 quintals of fish from the Treaty Shore. Mr. Fred HOUSE Jr., who has been fishing on the Treaty Shore, is also on his way home. Reports from the Treaty Shore are most discouraging. At Jackson’s Arm there is said to be not 5 quintals of fish under salt, all together. Captain Will HOUSE arrived Thursday from Treaty Shore, with 70 barrels. We hear that Mr. Robert HYNES has done poorly, having only about 6 quintals for two traps. PRICES have had a combination of good hauls the first of this week, trapping over 20 barrels every evening. Thursday and Friday, there was too much tide for them to haul. The schooners I. G.W.L. and Assyria have arrived at Bonne Bay from the Straits, the former with only 30 quintals, and the latter, practically clean. The Fleetwing, Captain Isaac GREENHAM, arrived from Treaty Shore with 100 quintals. Mr. Sandy HODDER is now working two traps in Back Harbor waters.
August 22, 1914 Travelers Miss Geneva CROWELL, who has been graduating at the St. John’s General Hospital, comes here this week. She has been engaged by Mrs. R.D. HODGE. Mr. And Mrs. F.A. SCOTT left last night for Winnipeg. They will stop off at New York for a few days. Miss Gwen BARNES returned home by the Clyde last night. Mr. V. CUNNINGHAM finished his term here, and returned to St. John’s last night. Rev. A.D. ROBERTS of Springdale arrived by Prospero. Mr. John ROBERTS, Wild Cove, who has been working at Horwood’s, St. John’s, arrived last week, as the staff there has been reduced. Mr. W.J. SCOTT and daughter Louie, and Mr. Clarence SCOTT, went to St. John’s by Prospero. Mr. Harold EARLE and his bride are expected shortly from England. Mr. And Mrs. O. MANUEL of Loon Bay, were in town this week and returned by the Clyde Saturday. Mr. And Mrs. HARNETT, who returned here from Seldom last week, left for West Coast on Monday, Clyde.
August 22, 1914 Passes Nursing Exams Miss Hilda SLADE of Loon Bay has passed a very successful examination at the Montreal General Hospital and graduated with over 90% marks. We extend congratulations to the plucky young woman, who won through by hard work and application. We bespeak for her success.
August 22, 1914 Goodridges NOT Closed Last week we were informed by what we supposed was a reliable authority, that the firm of Alan GOODRIDGE had closed its doors. We are glad to learn that the statement was entirely incorrect and that the firm is still doing business. The information was supplied to us from St. John’s and we thought it was trustworthy, but we were entirely misinformed. We gladly make this correction, as it is our aim to give reliable news, and when we are misinformed, we are always too glad to correct any wrong impression.
August 22, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s Quite a sensation was caused in Town when it was reported that the Morwenna, on the passage down from Montreal, had been fired at, passing Quebec. The Captain, not knowing of the War Regulations, which called for a special clearance from Quebec, passed the Harbor, when the discharge from a gun at the Fort, caused him to reverse his engine. He was brought into the Harbor where he obtained the required papers, and left on his way rejoicing.
August 22, 1914 Men Laid off at Bell Island People who arrived recently from Bell Island, say that 800 men were paid off by the N.S. Steel Co there, without a days warning.
August 22, 1914 ASHBOURNES Welcomed Here Mr. And Mrs. W. ASHBOURNE arrived last week by motorboat from Lewisporte, as did Mr. A.G. ASHBOURNE. The employees of the firm had erected an arch on the South Side, near the premises, and musketry shots welcomed the motorboat, as she sped up the harbor.
August 22, 1914 Horwood Lumber Company is Sound We are informed that there is nothing the matter, financially, with the Horwood Lumber Company, and that though in view of the strongest money market, there is some curtailing of operations, still there is nothing to endanger their strength financially.

August 29, 1914 Gift to the Canadian Government The firm of Brandram – Henderson has presented 40,000 lbs of White Lead to the Canadian Government, for the use of the Naval Service at Halifax and Esquimault, a gift, which has been gladly accepted. Mr. Arthur MANUEL is Agent for this firm, here.
August 29, 1914 Engagement The engagement is announced in Winnipeg of Miss Mabel EARLE, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. F.C. EARLE, Change Islands to Mr. J. Spencer GULLIVER of Mobile, Alabama, USA.
August 29, 1914 Visiting Mr. Ted BUGDEN is visiting his brother, Reg., at Fogo. Mr. And Mrs. H.J. EARLE returned to Fogo this week. Misses E, SCOTT and MOORE, the latter daughter of Mr. Fred MOORE, went to Campbellton by Clyde on a brief visit. Misses SCOTT and MOORE did not go by Clyde. When the squall came on Monday night, they decided not to go, and came ashore from the steamer. Messrs. Obediah and W.T. HODDER arrived last week. Mr. W.T. HODDER will return with his family shortly, we are told. Mr. O. HODDER has hired Mr. HOWLETT’s motorboat for a few days cruise, we presume prospecting. Mrs. GILVEY, formerly Miss Susie EARLE, is here on a visit. Miss Minnie PATTON arrived last night on visit to her parents. Mr. Sidney WELLS arrived this week from Campbellton, to build a house for his father in law, Mr. BATH at Sandy Cove. Miss Lucrita YOUNG, who has been paying a visit to Toronto, arrived by Clyde Thursday night.
August 29, 1914 Whaling at Beaverton The whalers Puma and Lynx are now operating at Beaverton. The Lynx made her first trip Monday, and returned with a very large fin back whale.
August 29, 1914 Fishing Reports ANSTEYS, Back Harbor, took up their trap on Monday, having only six fish. They have been much annoyed by Dog Fish lately. All the Fogo fishermen are now off to the islands, and are said to be doing fairly well. Mr. Roland GILLET informs us that he has a crew at Gros Islands with one trap, who have 140 quintals to date. He has another crew at Camellia who have not done so well.
August 29, 1914 Travelers Mrs. Thos. GUARD returned to Boston by Monday’s Clyde. Mr. And Mrs. LUCAS and Miss LUCAS returned from Fogo on Monday. Mr. P.W. ANSTEY, accompanied by his mother, left for Burgeo by Clyde, Monday.
August 29, 1914 John Roberts NOT Laid Off Mr. John ROBERTS who is here at present, has not left his work at Horwood Lumber Company, St. John’s, but goes back to work after three weeks holidays. Some of the staff was paid off but Mr. ROBERTS was not among the number.
August 29, 1914 First Newspaper Photographs It is not often the Sun gets a chance to be ahead of the other newspapers, but we believe we lead the van this time in our illustration from the seat of war. No other paper in the country, as far as we know, has yet presented its readers with illustration. The Sun therefore feels special pride in this latest effort to give it’s readers the best, and trusts that they will appreciate what we are doing. [Note that this issue has a photograph, marked “Copyright Underwood & Underwood, N.Y.” captioned “German Soldiers Crossing Pontoon Bridge.” With a note: “ This is the type of bridge which was destroyed by the Liege forts at the beginning of the war, with tremendous loss to Germans.” also two other photo’s with the same copyright note, and captioned, “French Army’s new dirigible giant, and auto trucks used for transporting sky spies.” There is also a “head and shoulder” photo of Naval Commanders Sir John R. JELLICOE, Admiral in Chief of the British Fleet, as well as High Admiral Alfred P.T. Von TIRPITZ, Commander of Germany’s Naval Force. - gw.]
August 29, 1914 Recruits Needed for the War Effort It is to be regretted that so little patriotic spirit has so far been exhibited here, and no young men in Twillingate, have yet volunteered for the Front. Of course, the man who does not go himself can say little, but short sight, with the accompanying necessity of wearing glasses, prevents us from doing what we really consider our duty. One might die sometime and how can man die better than facing fearful odds? For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods! We humbly ask young men, to whom nature has vouched good sight, sound limbs, and health, to consider well the needs of the Empire.
August 29, 1914 Bad Cut to the Head Claude CHURCHILL, son of Mr. Jas. CHURCHILL, fell off the bridge near POND’s place, in the Little Arm on Wednesday night, and sustained quite a nasty cut in his head, about 2 inches long. Doctor LeDREW was called and fixed it up ok.
August 29, 1914 Home on Furlough Naval Reservist KEEFE arrived by Clyde Thursday night, on a brief furlough. A number of others were on the Earl of Devon. They have been allowed a short term of leave, but may be called again at any moment.
August 29, 1914 Birth Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.J. HOWLETT on Tuesday, a daughter
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1) An exciting time was created on Water Street, a few days ago, when a cow broke loose from is driver, and bolted into Bowring’s Dry Goods Store. The clerks were kept busy for a time in trying to turn the animal out, but beefy did not move until the stock was fully examined, when pastures new, were sought.
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2) Mr. CARPAGE’s house and premises at Bell Island were destroyed by fire a few mornings ago. Nothing was saved, and the insurance effected will only partially cover the loss. This fire was rapidly extinguished when two more were in evidence.
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3) Last week a young man named NORMAN was before the Magistrate, charged with a breach of the Lottery Act. It appears that NORMAN made up a Sweepstake as the quantity of fish that would be exported this year from Newfoundland. He got persons in Canadian Cities to sell tickets for 20 cents each, promising the winners a $500. prize and the profits to go to the Marine Disasters Fund. The Judge spoke strongly on the enormity and seriousness of the offence, and would have imposed a fine of $200, had not the accused pleaded guilty, so in view of that, fined the prisoner $100 or two months imprisonment.
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4) It is not often we hear of one home supplying seven hardy sons to shoulder the musket in defense of the Motherland, but it is a fact that from a little place called Frog Marsh, in Brigus, Conception Bay, a proud mother can boast of her seven boys having responded to the call and are now on one of the battleships to do or die for the Empire. Well may Mrs. William FLYNN feel proud of her brave heroes.
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5) A large number of labourers are daily returning from Sydney, work at the Steel Plant being partially suspended.
August 29, 1914 Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6) Mrs. HOWLETT of the Goulds, while attempting to cross the street on Saturday, was struck by a passing car, and thrown to the ground. She was badly cut about the head and face, which were attended to by Doctor PRITCHARD.
August 29, 1914 Nursing Volunteers Extract from a letter from Nurse Floss SCOTT at the General Hospital says: “Don’t be surprised to hear that I have volunteered to do foreign nursing now, until the war is over. If Nurses are asked for, I shall certainly go!” Nurse PARSONS, daughter of Edward PARSONS, MHA for Harbor Grace, has gamely volunteered for service with the Red Cross at the Front.
August 29, 1914 Sidney Smith Refloated The leaks in the Sidney Smith have been temporarily stopped and we understand she now floats.
August 29, 1914 First Volunteer in the Country We understand the first volunteer for service abroad, has come from Campbellton, and one young man from that place has placed his name with BRADLEY, J.P. We have since been informed that he was the first in the country!

September 5, 1914 Twillingate Boys For the Front Some of the Twillingate sons, tho’ living away from home at present, are nobly showing their patriotism in practical form. Among the volunteers are: Hardy SNOW, son of Captain Wm. SNOW of the Arm; Clarence F. SCOTT, son of Magistrate SCOTT; John V. TEMPLE, son of late Canon TEMPLE and brother – we are proud to call him – of the Editor of this paper. Mr. Ernest MANUEL wires us from Lewisporte that he landed three Loon Bay young men at Lewisporte, on their way to St. John’s, to enroll in the Newfoundland Regiment. They are: Willis MANUEL, son of late Thos. MANUEL, and nephew of Messrs. T. and O. MANUEL, here; Ernest SLADE, son of Mr. Fred SLADE, and also nephew of Messrs. MANUEL; William WHITE, who we fancy is descended from Twillingate people. God bless you brave boys, and good luck to you! Some of us, at any rate, are proud of you.
September 5, 1914 More Volunteers Bravo Mark! Since writing the above we hear that Mr. Mark NEWMAN has volunteered for service with the Newfoundland Regiment. Mark is son of Mr. Henry Newman and we congratulate him on his pluck and wish him good luck! We are informed that Rev. STENLAKE, Meth. Minister at Loon Bay, and Campbellton, has gone to St. John’s to try and get permission from the President of the Conference, to volunteer for the Front.
September 5, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) A young Scotchman named Thos BOYLE, who died in the Hospital a few days ago, was laid to rest in the General Protestant Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Although far from home, he was looked after by St. Andrew’s Society during his illness, and who saw that the last sad rites were carried out.
September 5, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Bishop and Sons’ schooner, Iona, coal laden from Sydney, ran ashore on Sunday night near Lawn, and became a total wreck.
September 5, 1914 Visitors Miss Pearl BLACKMORE arrived from Tilt Cove by Prospero and will visit her sister, Mrs. Ernest MANUEL at Loon Bay. The new Methodist Teacher for the Superior School – Mr. POWELL – arrived by Prospero. A sister of Mrs. Thos YOUNG and her daughter, arrived by Prospero on a visit. Miss Jeanie MOORS who paid a short visit to Tilt Cove, returned by Thursday’s Prospero. Ensign EARLE and family went to Pilley’s Island by last Prospero. He is now stationed there. Adjt. SAINSBURY is in charge of S.A. affairs here. Miss Mary WHEELOR, daughter of Captain Dave Wheelor, also Miss Fanny GILLETT, and Miss Bessie ANTHONY, returned from St. Anthony by Prospero. Mr. JENNINGS of Burlington arrived by Prospero on brief visit.
September 5, 1914 Another Volunteer Magistrate SCOTT received the following telegram from his son James Albert, better known as Bert, this morning: "Botwood, Have volunteered for the Front. Leaving for City tomorrow. Bert." Naval Reservist John LUTHER has volunteered for active service on HMS Niobe. Well done Jack! We hear that Ted NEWMAN who is now in Vancouver, volunteered a month ago. Edward WHITE, son of P.M., offered himself for service at the front this morning. Ern. ROBERTS, formerly of Twillingate, has also volunteered.
September 5, 1914 Fishing Report Probably the best catch at Little Bay Islands or vicinity, is a man named TUFFETT who secured about 10 barrels of fish under Little Bay Head, in what is considered the prime trap berth on that part of the coast. Mr. Adam CHALK is home at Chance Harbor with very little fish. He has been fishing in the neighborhood of the Grois Islands.
September 5, 1914 Travelers Mrs. S. FACEY left by Prospero for a visit to Catalina. Mrs. FACEY is Vice President of the Twillingate Workers for Empire.
September 5, 1914 Vessels Insured Vessels Insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club, 1914

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September 12, 1914 St. Peter's School St. Peter’s School reopened after the holidays in the new building. About 60 children were present at the opening, but lamentably few parents took interest enough to attend. Only 4 ladies were present: Mesdames BUGDEN, BLACKLER and MAYNE and Miss PEYTON, with the Chairman and members of the Board, Magistrate and Editor of the Sun – the latter being asked as he had formerly taught in the old St. Peter’s building.
September 12, 1914 Visitors Mr. George PHILLIPS and Family are here from Toronto spending a few days. Miss Maggie GREY arrived from Botwood by Clyde on Thursday.
September 12, 1914 Business Expanding Mr. F. LINDFIELD is adding to his shop, as he finds there is not room for accommodation of his goods, under the present roof.
September 12, 1914 Tilt Cove Miners Contribute to the Cause Miners at Tilt Cove have voluntarily offered to give one day’s pay a month to the Patriotic Fund as long as the War lasts. The first month, September, amounted to $120.
September 12, 1914 Advertisement The War Tax has lessened the purchasing power of your dollar and every patriotic Britisher accepts it willingly. We through our sale, give you the opportunity whereby you can save money to meet this emergency. Do not hesitate! The article you need today may be gone tomorrow, as we are rapidly disposing of our stock. Four weeks ago when we started this sale, we told you it was to be a genuine clearance sale, and we repeat it now. There is to be no reserve, everything must go, as we are closing down business in Twillingate. We have given the people of Notre Dame Bay the first chance, a chance which may not last much longer! Although this great sale has been in force four weeks, and a large quantity of goods have been sold, we still have some excellent bargains to offer. Here are a few of them: 50 yds. Striped dress cloth, regular 80 cents a yard, sale 50 cents. 20 yards brown dress cloth, reg. $1. yard, sale 70 cents. [The list continues on through Navy Serge, Nuns Veiling, Delaines, Muslins, Silks and Ribbons, Red Flannel, Coat Serges, Unbleached Calico, Men’s Suits, and Overcoats, and a few Cardigan Jackets.]
September 12, 1914 Labrador Fishery The following report has been received from Labrador: Melita, Capt. John GILLETT, at Solomon’s Island, 500 barrels onboard, enough fish alongside to finish that day. Mikado, Capt. J. WATERMAN at Long Tickle, about finished. Exotic, Capt. E. VATCHER at Green Cove, 450. Mayflower, Capt. John H. HULL, at same place 350. Pearl, Capt. David WHEELER, Black Island, about finished. Premier, Capt. Thomas WHITE, 200, had 40 barrels Monday morning as steamer left. Beulah, Capt. Wm. BULGIN, at Black Island, 450. Dolly McC, Capt. Jason GILLETT, Mugford Tickle, 500. Energy, Capt. Jas. CHURCHILL, Mugford Tickle, 350. Pratincole, Capt. Angus RANDELL of Herring Neck, 400. Annie B., Capt. Obediah JENKINS, 200. N. Duncan, Capt. S. BROMLEY, Shark Gut, 200. Invincible, Capt. John GILLARD, 300. Scotch Cure, Capt. Eleazer MANUEL of Exploits, 500. Change, Capt. John BLANDFORD, at Long Tickle, 500. Elmo Gordon, Capt. Saul WHITE at Three Mountains Harbor, 300. Commodore, Reuben CHAPPLE, 200. Player, Capt. Isaac YOUNG, at Kettle Pike, 400. The above report was received from Sgt. DWYER on the Bauline, and from Capt. Jas GILLETT, about ?? of August. The Signet, Capt. Arch BORDEN, arrived from Queen’s Lake, Labrador on Friday, loaded. He reports that on Sunday before last, the Sea Lark, Capt. Jas. PURCHASE had 650. Robin, Capt. Herbert YOUNG, 550. Marilla, Capt John KEARLEY and New Vancouver, Capt. Alfred KEARLEY of Herring Neck, both loaded. Mr. LOCKER informs us that three Herring Neck schooners have arrived from Labrador, loaded. They are Alfred KEARLEY, John KEARLEY, and Abel CROSSLEY.
September 12, 1914 Letter from Samuel MOORES Watertown, USA, Sept. 1st, 1914. Editor Twillingate Sun, Dear Sir: I am glad to inform you that we have been getting your paper regularly, every month, and of course we are still interested, for it conveys to us the news from our old home. We get a great deal of news here from the papers, especially the War news. Papers are issued twice a day here. There must be an immense amount of printing done here, for almost every day, man, woman, and child buy papers, and read them going back and forth from work. I see by your paper that there has been many changes already, since we left. I see quite a few have gone to the spirit land, where there is no more sorrow or bloodshed. It seems as though this is going to be an awful year. Of course no one knows what the outcome of this terrible war will be. It seems as though all we can do is pray for peace. So far, of course, America is out of it, for which we are all thankful, but still, prices of different things have gone up. If the war continues very long, it will no doubt mean hard times here. This country has been wonderfully blessed in many ways. It has been a lovely summer here. Crops have been exceedingly good, and there has been plenty of work. I am sorry to hear that things seem to be looking so dark in Newfoundland, but I have no doubt but what some way will open. You will find enclosed my fee for the Sun. Yours respectfully, Samuel MOORE.
September 12, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The Furness steamer, Manawha, on the voyage from London to this port, picked up a motor boat, about 25 miles off the port. The owner, Patrick DORAN of Logy Bay, was delighted to get his outfit which he had given up as lost. During the heavy sea a week or two ago, the boat broke from its moorings and drove seaward.
September 12, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A few days ago, an old man named FOWLER was sentenced to two months in prison for obtaining money under false pretences.
September 12, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) A German Seaman from a Norwegian vessel now lying at Herring Neck, was brought to town by Constable WALSH, and is held as a prisoner of war. He is a native of Kiel, his father being a prominent citizen of that town.
September 12, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Captain Bob BARTLETT and 12 survivors of the ill fated Karluck, have been rescued and landed at Nome, Alaska. Three men died.
September 12, 1914 Shipping News The Success, Capt. John CHURCHILL, arrived from Cadiz on Thursday, with a load of salt for J.W. HODGE. Ethel B. CLARKE, Capt. P. WELLS, arrived from St. John’s Sunday with provisions, etc., for J.W. HODGE. The Mary Annie, Captain JONES, finished discharging and took ballast.
September 12, 1914 Damage by Lightning Bolt Strikes Isaac YOUNG’s House. Tuesday, a heavy tho’ short lived electric storm was experienced here. During the progress of the storm, a flash struck Mr. Isaac YOUNG’s house. The current came down the chimney for a few feet, then out into the attic, and continued through a bedroom partition, which it split in two, tearing paper off the walls, and smashing pictures. It also split the partition below, and tore off paper in several places. Mrs. YOUNG was papering upstairs in the room, and the current hurled her across the room and she struck her head in falling. She feels the effect of the shock considerably. Three fuses were burnt out on the telephone line, those at the Telegraph Office, Earle’s and Gillett’s, showing the current was heaviest on the South Island. This is the only thunderstorm which has been at all close to us this season.
September 12, 1914 Map of Europe We thank J.W. HODGE for a useful map of Europe, which contains also a map of the world, on the reverse side, and much valuable information. These maps are for sale at Hodges for 35 cents.
September 12, 1914 Travelers Mr. LUCAS and Miss Ethel GARD, left here last week for USA. We understand Miss Ethel has secured a position in Boston. Mrs. A. POND left by the Clyde on a visit to Botwood and Grand Falls. An English gentleman, who has been examining the marble quarry at Canada Bay, came up by Prospero. Mr. P. PUTZKI arrived from Pilley’s Island by Prospero, and will return shortly to Washington, USA. Mr. J.B. OSMOND was passenger for St. John’s by Prospero.
September 12, 1914 C.H.E. Passes From a hurried perusal of the C.H.E, we have copied the following Twillingate Passes. If any have been accidentally omitted, we should be glad if teachers would bring it to our notice: Methodist Superior – (Intermediate Grade) – Hon. Div. – Olive YOUNG, W. Hayward. Passes – A. HULL, Milina R. FLYNN, Lauretta GRIMES, Lucy WHITE. Preliminary Grade. Hon. Div. – Mamie ROBERTS, Myron PEARCE, Eliza NOTT. Passes – S. GUY, W. GUY, A. HAYWARD, Bessie FACEY, Monica ROBERTS, Eva WHITE, Flossie YOUNG. Little Harbor. Inter Grade – H.J. PARDY. Primary Grade – A.M. PARDY. S. Army, Primary – Ivy M. BARRETT. C. of E High. Inter Grade – F. BURT. Prel. Grade. L.W. BURT, A. SWEETLAND, Dorothy R. ELLIOTT. Primary – A.E. BRETT. Arm Academy, Prelim. Grade. Hon. Div. – A. T. BULGIN, W. E. SKINNER, W. J. YOUNG, M.J. BOURDEN. Passes, - R.B. SMITH, Gertrude A. COOPER, Minnie B. COOPER, Annie M. GIDGE, Maggie YOUNG. Primary Grade. F.M. ASHBOURNE, Lucy BORDEN, Lucy BULGIN, Lizzie E. CLARKE, Gladys YOUNG. We also notice among the passes in the Assoc. Grade, Ernest ASHBOURNE, Meth. Coll. In the first division.
September 12, 1914 Herring Neck Patriotic Association A patriotic meeting was held by W.J. SCOTT, J.P., in the Orange Hall on Sept. 1st. A committee was elected to carry on the movement to help swell the patriotic feeling in Twillingate District. Mr. Isaac MILES was elected Chairman, and Mr. M. SIMMS assistant. F.S. LOCKYER, Secretary, and A.D. MALCOLM, assistant. Committee: Revs. CRACKNELL and GILLINGHAM and Capt. BUTT, S.A., Thomas HUSSEY, Arch MILES, Robert ROSE, Isaac HURLEY, Elijah ELLIOTT, Henry DALLEY, Claude HOLWELL, Thos BLANDFORD, Richard GOSSE, John HOLWELL and Andrew KING. The women of Herring Neck met after the General Meeting and elected Mrs. Alfred KEARLEY, President, Mrs. John BLANDFORD, Vice President, Miss Julia LODER, Secretary and formed a band called the Herring Neck Branch of the Twillingate District Empire Workers. These women are hard at work getting socks together.
September 12, 1914 Supreme Court Arrives (Part 1) Cases resulting from Fracas at Chance Harbor Heard. The SS Fiona with the Supreme Court on Circuit, arrived here last Sunday and berthed at the Coastal wharf. On Monday night, a public meeting was held at the Alexandra Hall, at which an interesting exposition of the present “casus belli” and events up to the present time, was given by Judge JOHNSON. Speeches were also made by Lawyers FOX and EMERSON, and Magistrate SCOTT. A vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. W. B. JENNING of Morton’s Harbor, MHA. On Monday, the case of Wm ASHBOURNE vs Bert JONES for assault was heard before Magistrate SCOTT. The assault arose from the taking of a judgment against John JONES of Chance Harbor obtained by Wm. ASHBOURNE some years ago. The Sheriff – C. WHITE – accompanied by Mr. ASHBOURNE, went to Chance Harbor last Wednesday, to sell JONES’ house. ASHBOURNE desired JONES’ sons to sign their hand to pay the father’s debt, which they refused to do, and during an altercation, Bert JONES struck ASHBOURNE, knocking him down, and also knocking down the boy Elmo – Mr. ASHBOURNE’s son – who was present. Evidence was most contradictory and the impression formed was that it was most untruthful. Witnesses CHAULK and JENNINGS evidently declined to tell the whole truth, though they may have told nothing but the truth.
September 12, 1914 Supreme Court Arrives (Part 2) Judgment was delivered by SCOTT J.P. of one-month imprisonment with hard labor for Bert JONES, W. ASHBOURNE to pay costs amounting to over $20. On Tuesday, the case of Crown vs. JONES for interfering with a Sheriff’s Sale was heard. Judgment was given of one month’s imprisonment, without hard labor, in the St. John’s Penitentiary, this sentence to run concurrently with the other. Some sympathy was expressed for JONES, whose father was paralyzed, and who was upset by the attempted ejection from his home, but his defiance of the Court can call for nothing but the strongest censure, and contempt of Court is a crime that is getting all too prevalent. The Editor regrets that business called him away from home at this time, and he finds it most difficult to piece together the whole story from persons interviewed. He was present at Morton’s Harbor on the day the assault occurred and talked with eye witnesses, but even so, persons differ so in their accounts of seeing the same thing. We think that Mr. ASHBOURNE was ill advised in attempting to turn a paralyzed man out of his house, though his forbearance in not collecting a debt for which he had judgment for some years, stands to his credit, (and not discredit as some seem to think). At the same time, we strongly condemn the action of Mr. JONES in taking the law into his own hands, and consider the whole affair was not at all commendable.
September 12, 1914 Advertisement For sale: The well known horse Bill, weight about 1300 lbs. Apply to H.J. WOWLETT
September 12, 1914 Good Fishing at Tilt Cove Fishery conditions at Tilt Cove and vicinity are very bright at present, and the unusual spectacle of a good trap fishery in September is being witnessed. Mr. W. CUNNINGHAM, who was onboard the Prospero enroute for St. John’s, informs us that one-day he checked off the hauls brought in, and that 201 barrels were landed at Tilt Cove on that day. Shoe Cove and Tilt Cove are the places benefiting at present, but fish is also said to have reached Burying Place. Fishermen from all around the locality are down there fishing. STARKS of Nipper’s Harbor is down there in a large motorboat and has upwards of 200 barrels.
September 12, 1914 Captain CHURCHILL’s Success We welcome to his old home, Captain John CHURCHILL, who arrived last week in the three master schooner, Success, owned by A.S. RANDELL, with a cargo of salt for J.W. HODGE, Success stands not only for the name of his vessel, but also for Jack’s career, and we wish him a full measure of it, while he floats in it – and afterwards too. Captain CHURCHILL is a native of the Arm, and one of our boys to be proud of, for he has crawled through the hawse pipes, back to the quarter deck, of a very fine vessel of some 240 gross tons. Captain CHURCHILL has some interesting tales to tell, and narrowly escaped being hung up at Hamburg, Germany, as he left there only about two weeks before war broke out, and was in Cadiz when war was declared by England. His wife and family accompanied him here, and they may possibly remain here this winter, with his sister, Mrs. Peter YOUNG. Captain CHURCHILL goes hence to Sydney for coal.
September 12, 1914 Morton's Harbor Mine to Re-open We have been informed that owing to the sudden rise in price of Antimony from 8 cents to 18 cents, caused by the shortage of supplies from Germany, that the Morton’s Harbor Antimony mine will reopen shortly. We hope this is correct, as the work afforded would be very acceptable just now.
September 12, 1914 Nipper's Harbor Mine Messrs BLACKLER and BOWERS have a valuable Lead and silver property at Nipper’s Harbor, which they will be shortly taken up by an American concern.
September 12, 1914 Illness Mrs. Jas. HICKS of Purcell’s Harbor, who has been to the St. Anthony Hospital for treatment, arrived by Prospero in a very low condition. She is suffering from cancer and it was feared she would not reach home alive. Mr. LEGGE, who contracted a chill a year or so ago, also came back from St. Anthony. He is paralyzed from the waist down, and St. Anthony Doctors were unable to help him.
September 12, 1914 Ministerial Exchanges Rev. GARDNER of Botwood came up from White Bay by Prospero, getting off at Exploits, where he was fortunate enough to catch the Home. He has been relieving Rev. WOOD, whose poisoned hand is now much better.
September 12, 1914 Fish Collecting Messrs. W. and A. STRONG of Little Bay Islands are down the shore collecting fish.
September 12, 1914 Fish Brings the Knife Back Mr. Edgar ROBERTS of the Arm, while fishing Wednesday on Eel Bank, lost his knife overboard. Next day in splitting his fish, he found the knife in one of the fish.
September 12, 1914 Shark in the Herring Net Mr. Chas. VINEHAM of the Arm had a shark in his herring net on Monday.

September 19, 1914 [Nothing on my microfilm for this date.]

September 28, 1914 Mr. ASHBOURNE Makes Corrections Mr. ASHBOURNE called us up on the phone on Saturday, after our issue was out, to say that he did not ask Jones’ sons, either directly or indirectly, to sign any document to pay their father’s debt. He states that our informant was entirely incorrect when he informed us that such was the case, and asks us to give his statement publicity. He also informs us that the costs, which fell to him to pay, were $18.80, not $20. as we stated.
September 28, 1914 Shipping News The Ethel B. Clarke put into port on Sunday evening. Captain Wm. SNOW was in port Monday, lumber laden for St. John’s. Captain Robert YOUNG is loading fish from the Union Stores here. We are informed he will go to Exploits and Catalina to finish. Captain Andrew and Frank ROBERTS are again on the move.
September 28, 1914 Travelers Mr. Frank LOCKYER arrived by Clyde Monday from Herring Neck, and returned next day. Mr. BUTLER who has been here at Earle’s for some weeks, went to Botwood by Monday’s Clyde. Mrs. JEWER of Botwood, formerly Mrs. Albert STUCKLESS of Twillingate, is at present visiting friends here. Mrs. R. TEMPLE left by Monday’s Clyde for St. Georges, where she will spend the winter. Mrs. E. FORMAN returned to Canada by Monday’s Clyde. Mrs. A. POND returned from a visit last week. Mrs. Zachariah TIZZARD went to Bishop’s Falls by the Clyde to see her sister, Mrs. Edward OSMOND, who is dying. Mr. Harold BAIRD returned from St. John’s Friday. Miss Minnie B. STUCKLESS went by Clyde to Herring Neck on a short visit. Miss Jessie DUDER went to her home, Little Bay Islands, by Prospero.
September 28, 1914 Labrador Reports (Part 1) (Trinity Enterprise) The following schooners have arrived from the Labrador fishery, and notwithstanding the bad reports, which we have been receiving, they have secured very good voyages, and bring good reports from other schooners of this vicinity: - Rose Clair, T.J. FOWLOW, 700. Bessie Fowlow, Albert FOWLOW, 900. Clarena, James JONES, 400. Dolphin, James EVEILLY, 330. J.G. Bailey, John BAILEY, 500. Minnie May, John MILLER, 300. Sarah M., Joseph MILLER, 200. Eugenie, John FOWLOW, 800. Primrose, Charles FOWLOW, 500. Reunion, Joseph BUTLER, 300. Bright Water, James RANDELL, 400. Easter Lily, Henry BALLOTT, 105.
September 28, 1914 Labrador Reports (Part 2) Wesleyville: - Some of our schooners are home from the Labrador, viz: - Mary Joan, R. BEST master, 450 quintals. Coronet, Sam TILLER master, 650. Peerless, Almon WICKS master, 500. Lilly, Walter WELLS master, 400. Columbia, George BISHOP master, 650. Bessie S., Noah BISHOP master, 400. Unionist, Richard STURGE master, 60. Onward, George GALTON master, 60. Lady Andrews, N. ANDREWS master, 280. Beatrice, Jesse BISHOP master, 200. Vera B., Alex STANFORD master, 700. Mischief, 600. Bessie H., 300. Cold Storage, 100.
September 28, 1914 Drowning at Western Bay The Minister of Justice received a message from Stanley KENNEDY, Western Bay, that James LOVEYS of that place had been drowned during the morning, while trying to save some effects in his stage, when the latter was carried away by the sea. The body was not recovered.
September 28, 1914 Lots of Freight for Newfoundland “The immense shipments of freight passing through here for Newfoundland, reminds one of the boom days, when the good old steamer, Bruce, worked single handed and [o?e] time to keep up with the rush,” says the North Sydney Herald. “One day last week, upwards of 50 cars of freight was lined up in the yard here and on the terminus wharf, and both steamers were daily taxed to their utmost in carrying the goods to the consignees in the Ancient Colony.” Labrador men are daily arriving with good catches in most cases. Shore men are doing nicely with fish. On the Treaty Shore good fishing is being experienced. Herring are plentiful. There is a big business being done in berries, so altogether, things are not so black as some people would wish one to believe. No doubt there must be economy this winter, as is natural with any nation that is at war. But it is little to us that we must use some slight economy when we think of the thousands in Belgium whose houses are burnt, property destroyed by armies, and their whole country over-run, in a war in which they really had no part. When you think of your own meager trials, remember unfortunate Belgium and rejoice that the Union Jack floats above you – a flag to keep which flying, most of us have done so little.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The ship wrecked crew of BAIRD’s Galatea which was recently lost in the Mediterranean, arrived home per Carthagenian last week. It must have been a novel, exciting experience for young POWER, who the Captain states, acted like a little hero throughout the trying ordeal. He is only 12 years of age and was a passenger on the vessel.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Mr. P.K. DIVINE, while crossing near Theatre Hill, was struck by a streetcar and injured considerably, his left knee being seriously hurt.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) It does not appear the celebrated fox cases are disposed of yet. The three trappers, who sold Doctor FOSTER the foxes, have sued the Doctor for $2000. alleging that he promised, if they were caught, to pay the fine.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Another of the Customs Officials, Mr. Alfred VINCENT, has been called to his eternal rest. He has been unwell for some time, but was always at his post as long as he could stand. He was a courteous and efficient officer and always had a cheerful smile and kind word for everyone. His family have our sincere sympathy.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) An aged lady of Clifford Street broke her collarbone on Friday last. She was standing on a board, which was resting on the balustrade, and in the act of hanging a piece of paper on the wall. The board gave way, and she was precipated several feet. Doctor O’CONNELL, after attending to the injuries, ordered the patient to the Hospital for treatment.
September 28, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) Report comes from Dildo, Trinity Bay, of a bad death, which recently occurred there. A little girl named GOSSE was some time ago, butted by a vicious ram, and it was thought that this was the immediate cause of her death, viz paralysis of the bowels.
September 28, 1914 Convicted of Shop – Breaking (Telegram) By Sunday’s express, head Constable DAWE arrived in the city with two youthful prisoners named FRAMPTON and GILLIAM, who were tried and convicted of larceny before Mr. BRADLEY, J.P., at Lewisporte on Friday last. These lads and another named FRAMPTON were charged with entering the store owned by Mr. Uriah FREAK at Lewisporte, on the night of the 9th and taking there from a considerable quantity of groceries, tobacco, cigarettes, cigars and candy. They forced an entrance to the place and after securing what they wanted, brought all to a hiding place, to be disposed of later. On the matter being reported to the authorities, Head DAWE was sent, and succeeded in rounding up the culprits. All pleaded guilty to the charge. The elder FRAMPTON was sentenced to six months in the Penitentiary, and GILLIAM four months. Alan FRAMPTON, the youngest of the three was allowed to go on bonds being signed, as he is only 12 years old. The older FRAMPTON is not a stranger to the prison, as he only recently served a term for the larceny of a watch.
September 28, 1914 Local Schooners Reporting Schooner St. Claire, Captain Jonas CLARKE, arrived at Morton’s Harbor last week with 300 quintals. A schooner belonging to LUSH of Burlington is discharging fish at Kettle Cove where it will be made. Two of the TAYLORS of Morton’s Harbor arrived some time ago, both well fished. A post card received from Captain Abram WHITE of Ragged Point, by Sagona, says he was at Cut Throat [Labrador] and had all his salt used. Reports also came to hand that Captain Jas. ANSTEY had 500, Captain Jas JANES 700, and Captain Thos. WHITE 700. The following schooners have arrived to date: Robin, Captain Herb YOUNG, loaded. Sea Lark, Captain Jas. PURCHASE, 700. Mikado, Captain John WATERMAN, 500.
September 28, 1914 Pendragon Missing There is a report current that the Pendragon, Captain Henry EVANS is missing. A motorboat was picked up this spring, bottom up, with a topmost – staysail tied around the engine. It is said that the man who helped to install the engine, saw the boat recently and recognized it. This is the yarn that is current here, and it is said that nothing has been heard from the schooner all summer. Whether there is anything in this or not, we do not know, but we hope she will turn up safely.
September 28, 1914 Three Men Drowned at Goose Cove Jerimiah COLBOURNE, better known as Jerry, and former resident of Twillingate, was drowned last week at Goose Cove, as were also two young men, sons of Zephaniah WELLS of Swan Island. The men were attending to their herring nets when the accident happened, though no one saw it occur, so we are told.
September 28, 1914 Patriotic Association Fund Persons to receive subscriptions to the Patriotic Fund: Crow Head – Samuel ELLIOTT. F.P.U. Store – Edwin HAYWARD, F. LINFIELD, Adam POND. Hodge’s Store – A.H. HODGE. Ashbourne’s North Side – S. LOVERIDGE. Sun – W.B. TEMPLE. Facey’s Store – S. FACEY. Manuel’s Store – A. MANUEL. Bank of Nova Scotia – J.A. TEMPLETON. Earle Sons & Co., - L. EARLE. Geo. J. Carter – George BLANDFORD. Ashbourne’s South Side – Wm. ASHBOURNE. Ashbournes Arm – W. WATERMAN. Earle Sons & Co, Arm – H.J. HOWLETT. Gilletts – Roland GILLETT. Minty’s – J.W. MINTY. Carter’s Arm – Jos. WHITE. French Beach – Andrew MAIDMENT. Little Harbor – Joseph WARR. Purcell’s Harbor – Edgar WARR. Durrell’s Arm – John SMITH. Jenkin’s Cove – George JENKINS. Ragged Point & Bluff Head Cove – Archibald WHITE. Gillard’s Cove – John GILLARD. Tizzard’s Harbor – Robert BOYDE and Thomas FRENCH. Farmer’s Arm, Dildo – Edgar SMALL. Back Harbor – James ANSTEY & Henry SPENCER. Wild Cove – Elijah WHITT. Seal Cove (Friday’s Bay) – Alex SANSOM.
September 28, 1914 Storm Damages At Lower Island Cove where 200 boats were moored, practically all of them were swamped at their moorings and many of them parted from the collar and were broken up. At Northern Bay, one stage containing 150 quintals of fish was swept away, and all the boats were more or less damaged. Two motor boats valued at $300. each were lost at Grate’s Cove, and two schooners at Red Cliff Island, the crews of which landed safely. When the Fogota was at Seldom, 20 vessels were harbored out of the storm, which was thought to be the worst felt at that place in many years. Telegram.

October 3, 1914 Travelers Mrs. Earnest MANUEL and children arrived from Loon Bay on a brief visit. Miss Pearl BLACKMORE who has been visiting at Loon Bay, arrived with them, and returned to Tilt Cove by Prospero.
October 3, 1914 Degree in Music Miss Ethel SCOTT, daughter of Rev. SCOTT, recently of Morton’s Harbor but now stationed at Fogo, returned home some time ago, after completing two years of musical studies in England. Miss SCOTT was very successful in her musical examinations, securing 98% in the Royal Academy of Music exam. In July this year, she secured her degree from the Trinity College, London. We congratulate the young lady on her success.
October 3, 1914 Well Done Herring Neck! The Secretary of the Patriotic Committee of Herring Neck begs to thankfully acknowledge the following subscriptions to date: - F.S. LOCKYER, $15. Malcolm SIMMS, $10. Louis G. HYDE, Capt. BUTT, S.A., A.D. MALCOLM, W.B. TUFFIN, Alfred HUSSEY, $5. each. Rev. W. CRACKNELL, Dorman BLANDFORD, John HOLWELL, $4. each. Richard HUSSEY, Thos. HUSSEY, $3. each. Jos. B. FARTHING, $2.50. Titus BLAKE, Harry SMART, David FARTHING, Thos. BLANDFORD, Daniel BLANDFORD, Claud HOLWELL, Arthur SMART, Isaac MILES, A.J. PHILPOTT, Chas. W. GINN, Peter BLANDFORD, $2. each. Andrew KING, $1.50. Abram HURLEY, Harry STUCKLESS, Peter MILES, Captain RASMUSSEN, Edgar HUSSEY, Wm. SEALEY, Solomon SMART, John WHITE, Harlan RIDOUT, Levi BLANDFORD, Levi GILLIOTT, Richard CARNELL, George DAY, Thomas TULK, Sam STUCKLESS, Aaron HARNUM, Caleb TIZZARD, Kenneth BLANDFORD, $1. each. Tim S. GRIMES, $1.10. George SMART, 70 cents. Isaac HURLEY, Wm. WHITE, Thos. TUFFIN, John GILLIOTT, John TULK, John HUSSEY Sr., Thomas STUCKEY, Claude HOLWELL (of John), Abel ELLIOTT, Elijah LODER, Kenneth WELSH, Mrs. Philip MILES, Jacob HURLEY, Mrs. Saml. RUSSELL, Garland BLANDFORD, 50 cents each. Edward CUTLER, 30 cents. Robert DALLEY, Mrs. Edward RICHARDS, Eli WHITE, Mrs. A. BURTON, 25 cents each. Mrs. Ed CUTLER, Eli DALLEY, Thos. LODER, Joseph LUSCOMB, Solomon STUCKEY, Mrs. Thos. SAUNDERS, Mrs. Thos. TUFFIN, Mrs. Sylvester TUFFIN, Mrs. Eleazer HURLEY, John TUFFIN, Walter HURLEY, Mrs. Arch BLAKE, Wm. ROSE, 20 cents each. Mrs. Eli DALLEY, John WATTS, Geo. HURLEY, Mrs. Jos. HURLEY, 10 cents each. Total $125.60 F.S. LOCKYER per A.D. MALCOLM, Asst. Secretary.
October 3, 1914 Storm Damages Mr. Sam HAMLYN at Crow Head had a fine skiff beaten up by the sea on Sunday. Two schooners at Manuel’s Cove, the Signet and the Emerald, went ashore there Sunday. The Signet was got off on Monday morning, but the Emerald was somewhat damaged.
October 3, 1914 Advertisement To let or for sale, that shop and land situated at Crow Head. Suitable for dwelling or other purposes. For particulars apply to James HODDER, Path End.
October 3, 1914 German Atrocities Evidence is accumulating of the barbaric warfare that has been raging in Belgium. It is not by men, but by devils, that the brave people of Belgium have been confronted. …. Yesterday we saw a letter received by Mr. CROWTHER of Ayre & Sons Ltd., and written by his brother from Manchester. Referring to the head of his firm in that city, Mr. CROWTHER’s brother says, “He has a cousin just arrived in Manchester, a Red Cross Nurse. She has both hands cut off. This was done deliberately while attending a woman.” The mutilated nurse says that the outrages on the Belgians have been something terrific. …. If this is Prussian civilization, may the day be hastened when that Kingdom may revert into admitted barbarism. ….. (And yet there are still a few people left who say that this war is nothing to us. Is it nothing to those who call themselves civilized, that German barbarians can maltreat a woman who was attending another woman? Why, if there is a man in Twillingate who can read this without his blood boiling, his proper place is tied as a Prussian conscript in the tail of the Prussian horde of savages. He is unworthy of the name of a Briton! – Ed. SUN.)
October 3, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 1) Women’s Patriotic Association Acknowledgment of Socks, etc., received by them. Morton’s Harbor – The following all donated 1 pair of socks: Mrs. James BURT, Mrs. Richard STUCKLESS, Miss N. FRENCH, Mrs. Robert FRENCH, Mrs. David DOVE, Mrs. Robert ANTHONY, Mrs. Reuben SMALL, Mrs. James TAYLOR, Mrs. Ambrose JENNINGS, Mrs. Fred TAYLOR, Mrs. Jonathon JENNINGS, Mrs. Samuel BRETT Jr., Mrs. Samuel WOOLFREY, Mrs. Edgar WOOLFREY, Mrs. George HORWOOD, Mrs. John SMALL, Mrs. Norman JENNINGS, Miss Winnie HARRIS, Mrs. Wm. TAYLOR, Mrs. Thomas PENNEY, Mrs. Lou OSMOND, Mrs. D.P. OSMOND, Miss Allie SMALL. The following all donated 1 pair of socks and 50 cents: Mrs. Walter BRETT, Mrs. William BRETT, Mrs. William H. BRETT, Mrs. Joseph KNIGHT, Mrs. George FRENCH, Mrs. W.B. JENNINGS, Mrs. George TAYLOR, Miss Agnes TAYLOR, Mrs. Augustus BRETT, Mrs. Albert TAYLOR, Mrs. D. SPENCER N.B., Mrs. Theophulus TAYLOR, Mrs. Wm. JENNINGS, Mrs. Abram KNIGHT, Mrs. Robert TAYLOR. The following all donated 2 pairs of socks: Mrs. Ambrote BRETT, Miss Bessie FRENCH, Mrs. J.B. OSMOND. Mrs. James FRENCH, donated 2 pairs of socks and 50 cents. Mrs. TAVERNOR donated 2 pairs of socks and $1.
October 3, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 2) The following each donated 3 pair of socks and $1. : Mrs. Fred OSMOND, Miss Nance. OSMOND. The following all donated 1 pair of socks and 40 cents: Mrs. John TAYLOR, Mrs. Joseph OSMOND, Mrs. Reuben OSMOND. The following all donated 1 pair of socks and 20 cents: Mrs. James LOCKE, Mrs. Thos. TAYLOR, Mrs. Wm. CORNICK, Mrs. Edward RUSSELL. The following all donated 1 pair of socks and $1.: Mrs. Paul SMITH, Mrs. Rev. HARRIS, Mrs. Hedley BRETT. Mrs. Fred FRENCH donated 1 pair of socks and 30 cents. Mrs. George BENNETT donated 1 pair of socks and $1.50. Mrs. Herbert HEAD, Mrs. Arthur CORNICK, Mrs. George WOOLFREY, all donated 1 pair of socks and 25 cents. Mrs. Obediah WALL donated 1 pair of socks and 10 cents. Baden Wall donated 5 cents. Mrs. Joshua MILLS, Mrs. Arch EARLE, each donated 10 cents. Mrs. Arthur SMALL donated 15 cents. Mrs. Edgar MILLS, Mrs. Charles BRETT, and Ensign CANNINGS each donated 20 cents. Mrs. Edward CORNICK donated 25 cents. Mrs. Henry BRETT donated 30 cents. Mrs. Fred KNIGHT donated 40 cents. Mrs. Elijah CORNICK, Mrs. Samuel BRETT Sr., Mr. Victor CURTIS, Miss Lily RIDOUT, Mrs. Hayward TAYLOR, Mr. John TAYLOR, Mrs. Henry CORNICK, Mrs. Julia SMALL, Miss Nina OSMOND, Miss Bailey OSMOND, Miss Ida FRENCH, Mr. Lewis MILLS, Mrs. Albert WOOLFREY, Mrs. Wm. KNIGHT, Mrs. Alfred OSMOND, all donated 50 cents each.
October 3, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 3) Mrs. Ambrose OSMOND donated $1. for a total of $29.10. Chance Harbor: Mrs. James NOEL, Mr. Pierce JENNINGS, each donated 50 cents. Mrs. Moses NOEL, Mrs. Josiah NOEL, each donated 1 pair socks and 50 cents. Mrs. James STRIDE, donated 1 pair socks and 20 cents. Mrs. Stanley JONES donated 10 cents. Mrs. Frank STRIDE, Miss Flossie CHAULK, donated 20 cents. Mrs. Charlie YOUNG donated 40 cents. Mrs. Robert Jennings donated 1 pair socks and 30 cents. Mrs. Ben CHAULK, Mrs. Joseph BARTLETT, Mrs. Samuel WALL, Mrs. Theo. JENNINGS, Mrs. Thomas SCOTT, Mrs. Matthias WALL, all donated one pair of socks for a total of $3.40. Western Head: Mrs. George PEDDLE, Mrs. Matthias JONES, Mrs. Mark RIDOUT, Mrs. Elijah RIDOUT, Mrs. Theo. RIDOUT, Mrs. John RIDOUT all donated 50 cents. Mrs. John PEDDLE donated 40 cents. Mrs. Elijah JENNINGS, Mrs. Aliner JENNINGS, Mr. William DEER, all donated 20 cents. Mr. George DEER, Mrs. Will RIDOUT, Mrs. Kenneth JONES, Mrs. Abram PEDDLE all donated 1 pair of socks, for a total of $4. Recapitulation: Total socks collected, 93 pairs. Total money collected, $36.50 Bought from money collected, 91 pairs of socks. Total socks sent to Twillingate 184 pairs.
October 3, 1914 Hunting Trip Doctor SMITH and Mr. L. EARLE who were partridge shooting last week, accounted for 3 birds each one day.
October 3, 1914 Open for Business again Mr. John COOK, who recently took down his sail loft, has moved it across the road, and is now again ready for work.
October 3, 1914 New Premises Work on Hodge’s new shop is going ahead as rapidly as weather permits, and they are hoping to move into it about the first part of December.
October 3, 1914 Rough Trip From Labrador Captain KANE’s son, Kenneth, arrived here Sunday evening from the Labrador. They were out in the gale of Saturday night and Sunday and experienced very rough weather. In attempting to make La Scie on Saturday night, their foresail was carried away and they were compelled to heave to in the bay. All day Sunday the seas were mountainous and damaged their stern davits considerably. They were right glad to make harbor on Sunday night. On Tuesday night, Captain Ken KANE’s crew and the crew of another Southern schooner, anchored just ahead of them, left their schooners and spent the night ashore, two with Mr. BUGDEN and the rest in the C. of E. Parish Hall, fearing their schooners would go ashore. Fortunately, nothing of the kind has happened and they boarded again next morning.
October 3, 1914 Narrow Escape We hear that George RIDOUT of Crow Head, and son Gus, were nearly drowned by upsetting their punt off Back Harbor yesterday.
October 3, 1914 New Appointment We understood Mr., Robert SCOTT has been appointed Sub Collector for Fogo in place of Aaron STONE.
October 3, 1914 Birth Born on Wednesday night to Rev. A. B. and Mrs. STERLING, a daughter.
October 3, 1914 Schooner Arrivals from Labrador Captain John GILLETT arrived Tuesday from the Labrador with 700 barrels. He used all his salt and bought more. Captain Saul WHITE arrived this week with 600 and Captain David WHEELER with 650. They report the following on their way home: Captain Isaac YOUNG with his salt used, Captain Wm. BULGIN with 500, and Captain Elias YOUNG with 600.
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The first Newfoundlander to go down in the service of his King and Country is Lieut. Com. Bernard HARVEY, brother of Hon. John HARVEY, who was one of the officers of HMS Cressy, sunk by a German torpedo boat. On Saturday, flags were flying on all the mercantile premises as a tribute of respect.
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A tailor named MEANEY met with a painful accident last week, by tripping on a hoop and falling across a can, inflicting a fearful gash on his wrist. First aid being rendered, the patient was taken to a Doctor for treatment.
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Two young men narrowly escaped death on Saturday last in a motorcar accident. They went out for a run in Mr. George AYRE’s car, and were going up Hamilton Street when something gave out, and the car began to back down. Seeing his predicament, driver BANNISTER applied the brakes, which would not work. He then turned the hind wheels towards the fence. The sudden swerve and the crash against the fence caused the car to turn over. Both occupants were pinned beneath. A man saw the accident and hastened to the scene. After some difficulty, he extricated HARVEY, but the driver, who had the whole weight of the car upon him, could not be got out until more help arrived. He was released in an unconscious condition, and upon examination he was found to be internally hurt and was sent to the Hospital for treatment
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) In the storm of Saturday night, the SS Cacouna of the Black Diamond Line was lost near Ferryland Head. The steamer had been on the dock the past week, undergoing repairs, and came off Saturday, and sailed shortly afterwards.
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) The seaman Thomas CURRAN, who had been given up as dead for several months, returned per Clutha on Sunday, very much alive. Some months ago, his wife and children were evicted from their home on Prince’s Street, the mother going out to service, and the children placed in an orphanage. The family are once again reunited.
October 3, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) The L.O.A. is coming in for a great deal of critisism recently. Those of us, who are not in the secrets of the inner circle of the Society, have always looked upon it as more than loyal to the King and Empire, but the question is continually being asked, “What has become of out port Orangemen? What about their boasted loyalty now at this time when every man is called to the flag?” Very few of the out harbor brethren have responded to the call. There was never a time in the history of the Empire, when loyalty was needed more. Your King and country are in danger. Now is the hour for every Orangeman to be true, not only to the King and Empire, but to the flag – the flag of freedom. It is said that seven eighths of the people of the North are not loyal to King George, but are inclined to throw in their sympathy on the side of the Germans. Surely such is not the case, and the writer cannot believe that there is an Orangeman worthy of the name in Nfld. today, who would be guilty of the like!
October 3, 1914 Arrivals From Labrador (Wesleyville) The following list of arrivals from Labrador was received by the Custom’s Dept. 25th. at Wesleyville: - Reciprocity, 250. Marconia, 200. Hettie May, 450. Annie B., 150. John B. Ayre, 400. Fylf, 150. Nita M., 500. Lady Roberts, 60. At Salvage: - Mab, 650. Mary Kate, 250. Three Brothers, 230. Skylark, 450, Daisy 400, Aveleth Shakar, 400. Alice, 150. Beatrice May, 700. Kitty, 80. Springbird, 150. New Century, 20. Madaline, 150. Alabama, 60. Jim and Max, 1000. On Thursday evening the following schooners arrived from Labrador: - Emblem of Hope, Captain Abram WHITE, 540. John Earle, Captain Willis HULL, 270. Beulah, Captain W.G. BULGIN, 512. Halley’s Comet, Captain Eli YATES, 50. Invincible, Captain John GILLARD, 400. Commodore, Captain Reuben CHAPPEL, 245.

October 10, 1914 British Troops Need Comforts London, Sept. 22nd. Belts and socks are the prime need of the British expeditionary army, and every woman in the Empire was asked today to do her share to supply this demand. With the approach of winter, 300,000 pairs of socks and an equal number of belts, knitted or woven, according to the War Office estimate, should be shipped to supplement the regular provisions of the Government. Queen Mary was notified of this situation and promised to do her part. She then appealed to British women to aid her.
October 10, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 1) Acknowledgment of socks etc. received by them. Campbellton: - The following ladies all donated one pair of socks: Mrs. W.W. BAIRD, Mrs. K. MANUEL, Miss Winnie ROBERTS, Mrs. Edward JANES, Mrs. Wm. G. HILL, Mrs. Hettie ROBERTS, Mrs. L. BLACKMORE, Mrs. Saul CLARKE, Mrs. Mark JANES, Mrs. Saul SIMMONS, Mrs. John CLARKE, Mrs. Arch HILLIER, Mrs. Edgar HILLIER, Mrs. Geo. VINEHAM, Mrs. L. PRETTY, Mrs. Basil BRETT, Mrs. Maggie PERRY, Mrs. Edward RIDOUT, Mrs. Alfred CLANCEY, Mrs. Ambrose HILL, Mrs. Abram PERRY, Mrs. Alex. PERRY, Mrs. Ambrose MANUEL, Mrs. Adolphus HILLIER, Mrs. Saml. JONES, Mrs. George MANUEL, total of 26 pairs. Millertown: - The following ladies all donated one pair of socks: Mrs. Job GILL, Mrs. Aug JOHNSON, Mrs. T. WHITE, Mrs. Wm. BESANT, Mrs. POLLARD, Mrs. Wm. GOODYEAR, Mrs. Gordon MOREY, Mrs. Millie KNEE, Mrs. B.A. HARTIGAH, Mrs. Wm. HARN, Mrs. A.J. BOONE, Mrs. H.J. HANSON, Mrs. J. LANE, Miss Vida LeDREW, Mrs. O.G. JOHNSON, Miss G. DUFF, Mrs. Ed. KELLY, Mrs. W.G. PILLEY, Mrs. Baxter WHALEN, Mrs. E. YATES, Mrs. Enos LANE, Mrs. Philip MOREY, Mrs. Geo. VARDY, Mrs. A. NORMORE, Miss [?] Lily FURLONG, Mrs. G.W. YATES. Mrs. J. BLANDFORD donated 2 pairs of socks, and Mrs. Roy FERGUSON donated 3 pairs. Total of 30. [After the total the following: Mrs. Job GILL and T. FURLONG, 1 pair mitts each.]
October 10, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 2) Glenwood: - The following all donated one pair of socks: Mrs. R.S. CLARKE, Mrs. TIMMINS, Mrs. D. BLACKMORE, Mrs. H. BLACKMORE, Mrs. Lionel HYNES, Mrs. Samuel PELLY, Mrs. John ROWSELL, Mrs. Nath ROWSELL, Mrs. James SHEA, Mrs. Esau HYNES, Mrs. P. JOHN, Mrs. DWYER, Mrs. Peter JOHN, Mrs. Doab JOHN [Unsure of first letter in the surname], Mrs. James JOHN, Mrs. John LARSON. Also from Glenwood, the following money: Mrs. C.T. RICHARDS, $2. Mrs. A. MONROE, Mrs. G. PERRY [Could be BERRY], Mrs. S. ROWSELL, Mr. P. LOCKE all donated $1. each. Mrs. E. GILLINGHAM donated 70 cents. Mrs. J. OSMOND, Mrs. H. CROWELL, donated 60 cents each. Mrs. W. LACEY and Mrs. J. ROWSELL each donated 50 cents. Sent in by Mrs. HENNEBURY of Beaverton: - Mrs. E.G. HENNEBURY donated 8 pairs of socks, Mrs. Richard ELLIOTT and Mrs. Adam ELLIOTT each donated 3 pairs, Mrs. Edwin PELLY donated 2 pairs, and Mrs. R. DALLY, Mrs. Joseph ELLIOTT, Mrs. R.T. BARRETT, Mrs. Geo. BARRETT, Mrs. David BARRETT, Miss. Josie LAWLYER, Miss Minnie PELLY, Miss Alfreda DALLEY, all donated one pair for a total of 25 pairs.
October 10, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 3) Sent by Mrs. Robert BOYDE of Tizzard’s Harbor: - Mrs. Jessie SMITH, Mrs. Wm. LOCKE, Mrs. H.J. LOCKE, Mrs. Titus LOCKE, Mrs. Fred LOCKE, Mrs. Marghrita LOCKE, Mrs. H. CURTIS, Miss Ethel BOYDE, Miss. Maud FARR, Miss. O. WHEELER, Miss. C. FORWARD, Miss. K. FRENCH, Mrs. Elizabeth BOYDE, Mrs. Martha BOYDE, Mrs. W.L. BOYDE, Mrs. Robt. BOYDE, Mrs. John BOYDE, Mrs. Thos BOYDE, Mrs. S.J. BOYDE, Mrs. Samuel BOYDE, Mrs. Mary J. BOYDE, Mrs. Annie BOYDE, Mrs. Simon BOYDE, Mrs. Wm. OSMOND, Mrs. Joseph OSMOND, Mrs. Abram OSMOND, Mrs. Robt. SMALL, Mrs. Edward SMALL, Mrs. Azariah SMALL, Mrs. Geo. SMALL, Mrs. John STUCKLESS, Mrs. Annie STUCKLESS, Mrs. O. FORWARD, Mrs. Eugene FORWARD, Mrs. P.A. FARR, Mrs. Phoebe STOCKLEY, Mrs. D.J. WHEELER, Mrs. A. WHEELER, Mrs. G. BURT, Mrs. W.G. BURT, all donated one pair of socks. Total 41. Loon Bay: - Mrs. Ernest MANUEL, Mrs. Joseph BRENTON, Mrs. David WHEELER, Miss Nellie BRENTON, Mrs. Alfred LINFIELD, Mrs. Robert ROBERTS, Mrs. Henry MANUEL, Mrs. Edward MANUEL, Mrs. Thos HICKS, Mrs. A. HILLIER, Mrs. O. MANUEL, Mrs. Thos LUSCOMB, Mrs. Jos. WHEELER, Miss Ethel MANUEL, Miss Dulcie MANUEL, Miss Janet WHITE, Mrs. J. MANUEL, each donated one pair of socks. Total 17.
October 10, 1914 A Dreadful Story Rev. Doctor HANSON of Erskine Presbyterian Church, Montreal, says that he has word, based on unimpeachable authority, that thirteen British Nurses, each with both hands cut off, have arrived from the front.
October 10, 1914 Collecting the Dog Tax Constable Fred CHURCHILL of Botwood, has been sent at the request of the Magistrate, to assist Head PATTEN in collecting the dog taxes for losses for 1913, which for certain reasons could not be done before.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) On Tuesday afternoon, a veteran of the Crimean, the late Head Constable WINSLOW, was laid to rest.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Some daring thefts have recently been in evidence. Bishop & Sons store was entered from the rear of the building, and a fellow named FINNY began to make a clean up of everything he came across. He threw out 15 bundles of axes and 3 rolls of felt, which he thought he had better get rid of before risking any more, so he came down and carried off a load of the axes to sell them, but he had been watched by one of the employees, and Constable TOBIN quickly pounced upon him and placed him behind the bars. Upon appearing before Judge KNIGHT he was sentenced to 3 months in the Pen.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) A Teamster had sold a horse to a man named KERSHAW for $65 and received $40. down, the balance to be paid within 30 days, in accordance with an agreement made. Before the 30 days were up, he discovered that a better price could be obtained for the animal, which he wanted back. KERSHAW refused his request, where upon, he went to the stable and took the horse away.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) One of the saddest cases of drowning to come under our notice was that of the Master of BAIRD’s Barqt. Gaspe, Captain Mike CONNORS. The tragic end of the sailor took place a few miles outside the Narrows on Thursday afternoon. The vessel had left port about 3 o’clock, bound to the Brazilian market. The Captain was standing near the peak halyards when they ran out, and twisted about his legs, throwing him overboard. Every effort was made by the crew to rescue the drowning sailor, but it was not to be, and one of the best known and most popular Masters met a sailor’s death, almost within sight of the home port and loved ones he had just left. Deep sympathy is felt for the widow and children.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Captain VATCHER, late of the Galatea, has been appointed to the command of BAIRD’s Bgt. Gaspe, in succession to the late Captain CONNORS.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) The presentation of the colors to the 1st. Newfoundland Regiment took place at the camping ground on Thursday afternoon, in the presence of a distinguished gathering of ladies and gentlemen. ….. The Color Squad was then lined up under the command of Lieut. R.H. TAIT. The Governor made a stirring and patriotic address and in presenting the flag to Lieut. TAIT, who was kneeling, said, “Guard it with your life, and do not return without it. Wherever you are, let it be the emblem of patriotism and manliness around which they should press to victory, that would bring credit to the King and their Country.”
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) The Holding of the SS Florizel in port for so long, was at last set at rest when it became known that she was to convey our Boys across the Atlantic. Saturday will be a day, long to be remembered in the annals of the ancient Colony. Practically every one who could get out did so, and the streets from Pleasantville to the Furness Whitby Pier, were covered with people to bid good-bye to our gallant sons. ….. On arrival at the pier, the authorities had quite a job to get the Contingent onboard, so great was the press, but after all had safely embarked, the troop ship hauled off and anchored in the stream until 10 o’clock Sunday night, when the Florizel weighed anchor, and steamed majestically out the Narrows, conveying the 1st. Newfoundland Regiment to fight for the King and Country. The R.N. Co. and Messrs Ayre & Sons, sent a gift of 40 barrels of apples on board the Florizel, shortly before sailing. The gifts were much appreciated by the Boys.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) Three of our Rhodes Scholars have joined the Colors. Mr. Pierson CURTIS, son of Rev. Doctor CURTIS, Mr. J.E. FOX, son of Lady MORRIS, and Doctor TAIT’s son, Bert.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 9) The Pleasantville Camps have been dismantled, and the number engaged at the camp and range, as well as those who enlisted, have been paid off.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 10) Bowring’s Bakery was destroyed by fire on Friday afternoon, only the mason work standing. As some of the machinery is intact, it is expected the work of rebuilding will be commenced in a short time. It is rather unfortunate that such a conflagration should occur at this time, throwing so many people out of employment.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 11) The Danish steamer Marselisburg arrived in port on Saturday, to land the crew of the three masted schooner, Kate B. Ogden, which was rescued in mid ocean on the Tuesday previous.
October 10, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 12) Mrs. Ann STEVENSON of New Gower Street crossed the bar after a very short illness. Although she had passed her 100th birthday, she enjoyed good health up to a few days before her death.
October 10, 1914 Not Dead as Reported The following is an extract from a letter received by Rev. A.B.S. STERLING from Rev. W.E.R. CRACKNELL, now at St. John’s. October 5th, 1914. “News from my father this morning per Mongolian, says my brother is now in new City Hospital, Liverpool, England, wounded in left arm, not serious. He was wounded on Sept. 12th, his 20th birthday, while in action when the Coldstream Guards met with great losses, and as a consequence, won the place of honor in the army.”
October 10, 1914 Labrador Arrivals at Twillingate Labrador Arrivals to Date: Energy, Captain Jas. CHURCHILL, 442. Mayflower, Captain John HULL, 350. Exotic, Captain E. VATCHER, 550. Martello, Captain Thos. DALLY, [unreadable], Gyrfalcon, Captain Jas. JANES, 1000. Stanley Smith, Captain Edgar JENKINS, 200. Rolling Wave, Captain John HULL, 150. Violet Carrie, Captain Thos VATCHER, 400. Ophir, Captain Robert STOCKLEY, 600. Tidal Wave, Captain N. JENKINS, 450. Humming Bird, Captain Wm. OAKE, 300. M.P. Cashin, Captain James ANSTEY, 950. N. Duncan, Captain S. BROMLEY, 300. Dolly McCallum, Captain Jas. GILLETT, 800. Helene, Captain Edward WHITE, 300. Strathcona, Captain Josiah HAWKINS, 600. Player, Captain Isaac YOUNG, 600. [Schooner name not entered] Captain G. RODGERS, 135. Ada E. Young, Captain Elias YOUNG, 650. Carrie Annie, Captain Joseph YOUNG, 500. Annie B., Captain O. JENKINS, Ethel E., Captain John PHILLIPS, 800.
October 10, 1914 Personal Mrs. Magistrate SCOTT and daughter Louie, returned from St. John’s by Prospero. Mr. and Mrs. F. SCOTT, after visiting several American cities enroute, arrived all well, at Winnipeg. Since his return, the firm with which he works has asked Fred to take the managership of the Moose Jaw branch, and he has accepted the promotion. Moose Jaw is a town 300 miles West of Winnipeg, with a population of about 40,000 people.

October 17, 1914 Baie Verte Notes “Things are looking very bright, in fact it is one of the brightest spots North. The mine is still working and proving satisfactory, and the war and bad fishery seem to have little effect here. A large ore steamer is expected by latter part of October. I do not know if you heard that Mrs. Wm. JACKMAN died early in September? She was taken to St. John’s for burial. Her death was caused by cancer. One of the heaviest wind and rainstorms swept the Treaty Shore on Sept. 26th and 27th but no heavy losses were sustained, with the exception of small boats and nets. It was followed by a fall of snow, which at Jackson’s Arm was about 3 inches deep. Deer shooting has not been so successful as usual this fall. It seems as if the great rush mad on the fox farther South, is driving them this way, as they are very plentiful. A few weeks ago, two boys, one at Seal Cove and another at Wild Cove, set rabbit slips. One of them got a great surprise when he found a black fox in his slip one morning, while the other lad captured a silver in the same way. Unfortunately they were both poorly furred. The fishery in White Bay has been almost a total failure, and people are grasping at the chance to cut pit props. One firm will cut 1600 cord. Rev. R.C. WHITE intends to visit his home at Twillingate shortly."
October 17, 1914 Personal Items Magistrate Scott went as far as Exploits last week on business. Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE was passenger to St. John’s last week. Mr. Edward LINFIELD who went to St. John’s last week on business, returned by Thursday’s Clyde. Mrs. Kenneth MANUEL and child arrived from Campbellton Sunday. Miss Mary WHITE who had been visiting the city, returned Sunday. Miss Olive YOUNG, who left here some time ago, is teaching at Springdale. Miss Olive YOUNG who has been visiting Springdale, returned recently. She was not teaching there as we stated elsewhere. Mrs. Sid COOK and children, left Saturday for Bay of Islands where Mr. COOK is working, and will make their home there. Mr. John W. FROUD has gone to Little Burnt Bay for the winter. Mr. Fred SCOTT also sends a post card from Moose Jaw. They spent a few days at New York and Chicago.
October 17, 1914 Illness Captain James JANES who developed pneumonia since his return from Labrador, has been very ill the past week. Mr. George HODDER Sr., who has been sick in the General Hospital at St. John’s for some weeks, arrived by the Clyde Sunday, accompanied by two sons, George Jr., and Walter. The latter is a flourishing ship’s chandler in Boston and we welcome him to his hometown again. Mrs. PRICE of Back Harbor was very ill on Thursday.
October 17, 1914 Pit Props at Norris Arm Mr. M.E. MARTIN for J.J. MURPHY has about 90 men cutting pit props at Norris Arm. These are for shipment this fall, and will be taken to Lewisporte and put onboard steamer there. Wages, we understand, are $3.50 a cord for green spruce and fir and $2.50 for dry. These pit props are roughly about the size of firewood and run from 2 ½ to 7 inches in the top, 8 to 9 feet long, and must be barked. A cord is 4 feet by 4 feet, which will average somewhere, near 100 sticks. As two men can easily put out a cord a day, this would figure out about $1.75 per day, which is good pay.
October 17, 1914 Bait Plentiful Squids are plentiful at Lewisporte Sunday morning, and could be seen squirting all over the place.
October 17, 1914 Pendragon Feared Lost The schooner Pendragon, Captain H. EVANS and crew, Northern Arm, is generally given up for lost. The others at Northern Arm are now all home, and no word has been heard of the Pendragon for the whole summer. The motorboat picked up on the Treaty Shore is established as hers. Various theories are entertained as to her loss. Some think she must have been struck by a liner coming out of the Straits. Others think that more likely she struck a growler and sank rapidly, as she was old and was fitted with concrete bottom, which would carry her down quickly. The fact that the motorboat picked up had slings around her, as though being hoisted out seems to lend truth to this theory. Mrs. Harold BAIRD of this town has a brother among the crew.
October 17, 1914 Botwood Alive Botwood is fairly alive as usual. Trains are running continually and there were three steamers there last week. Paper shipments will be continued all the Fall, and it is said the A.N.D. Co. propose to ship via St. John’s, during the Winter. A small schooner owned by SIMMONS arrived last week well fished. Botwood’s contribution to the Patriotic Fund has already exceeded the $1000 mark, and it is expected to go much higher. Botwood people are not only ready to sing “God save the King”, but also to show their patriotism in practical form. Mr. P.D. PARK, who has been to White Bay on his motor boat Uranus, met with an accident to the machinery, and is returning under sail. The Juniper was waiting for them at Exploits Sunday. Mr. PARK has a contract for pit props in White Bay, and we understand, will require a number of men.
October 17, 1914 Lots of Work Available The A.N.D. Co. and Reed Co. are not yet supplied with lumbermen. We understand that the Reid Nfld Co. has a contract for several hundred thousand cords, and will need upwards of 2000 men this winter. We hear the Horwood Lumber Co. at Campbellton and Dog Bay, have also secured contracts for pit props.
October 17, 1914 Train Derailed Owing to a run off at Bay St. George Saturday, the East bound express was 12 hours late, which hung up the Clyde ‘till dinnertime Sunday.
October 17, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) The first Cattle schooner for this season arrived on Friday of last week. The vessel is a new one and owned by Mr. TIBBO of Grand Bank.
October 17, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Mr. and Mrs. Allan WHITTEN of South Side lost their 5-year-old daughter last week from the effect of an attack of diphtheria. The parents have the sincere sympathy of numerous friends in their sad loss.
October 17, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) On Friday of last week Constable SYMONDS received a letter from ex – constable CHURCHILL, who is at present serving the Empire on board the Niobe. He stated the crew were all well and desired to be remembered to their friends.
October 17, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) On Friday afternoon, Cabman McDONALD had a narrow escape from serious injury. He was driving down Prescott Street when the steamroller operating there, frightened the horse. The animal came down the hill at a terrific rate, and crossed Water Street, striking an iron rail at Parson’s Corner, and was instantly killed. McDONALD was thrown over the rail but miraculously escaped, but the Victoria was considerably damaged. McDONALD will stand to loose over $200 by the unfortunate [?]
October 17, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) Job’s SS Beothic sailed on Saturday night for the Mediterranean, taking one of the largest cargoes of fish that ever left this port, viz, 27,000 quintals shipped by several of the Mercantile firms.
October 17, 1914 Death of Garfield MOORS The Sun extends its sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MOORES in the sudden blow which came to them on Wednesday night when they received news of the death of their son Garfield, in a train wreck near Kamloops, B.C. War brings death, but so, often does peace, and while “in the midst of life we are in death,” it came to them with shocking suddenness. Without noise of loud weeping, the family bears the awful blow, but the sorrow is none the less felt, because borne patiently and calmly. Their bearing is a lesson to us all. May times healing efface the scars. Garfield MOORS left here about six years ago and was rapidly making a name for himself with his employer, the Northern Development Co. He would have been 30 next April and was planning a visit home shortly. No particulars have been received by the family, except a message from the Company with whom he worked, saying that he was killed in a train wreck near Kamloops on Thursday, the 12th. His brother Willis who was at New Westminster, left immediately for the scene, and is taking the body to Vancouver for internment.
October 17, 1914 Marriage Writing from Melrose, Mass., our old friend Doyle BARRETT says: “Jim HODDER, biggest individual property holder in Somerville, was married a few days ago. Pleased to hear of the bravery and patriotism of some of Twillingate’s boys in offering themselves to the mother country. Am resting at Sanitarium here for few weeks. Beautiful weather past six weeks. General depression in business. War feeling here, very favorable to England.”
October 17, 1914 Wrecked Crews Return A large number of fishermen were on board the Prospero Thursday, returning to their homes. They were four wrecked crews of vessels, which were lost on Bell Island. These include the O.K.M. belonging to MANUEL’s at Exploits, and a schooner owned by Captain A. YATES of New Bay. GLAVINE’s also lost all their fish, but fortunately, left their schooner in Harbor on the mainland, as they had gone off to the island with Manuel’s crew.
October 17, 1914 Advertisement Picked up off Crow Head on Sept. 30th, one herring net, apply to Alfred MUDFORD, Crow Head.
October 17, 1914 Twillingaters on the Niobe In the list of names of reservists on the Niobe, published, we notice but four from the Twillingate district: John LUTHER, Twillingate, John WELLMAN, Sunday Cove Island, Joseph PURCHASE, Dog Bay, and James CLAYSON, Grand Falls.
October 17, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 1) Acknowledgement of Socks &c., Received by Them. Herring Neck: - The following people all donated one pair of socks each – Mrs. Arthur GRIMES, Mrs. L.D. MARSHALL, Mrs. Dorman PARSONS, Mrs. P. BLANDFORD, Mrs. Caleb TIZZARD, Mrs. E. REDDICK, Mrs. Ken BLANDFORD, Miss Maud KEARLEY, Mrs. John KEARLEY, Mrs. Charles PHILPOTT, Mrs. Darius BLANDFORD, A. PHILPOTT, Moses BURTON, Mrs. M. SIMMS, Miss Janet STONE, Mrs. John BLANDFORD, Mrs. John SMART, Mrs. Harry STUCKLESS, Edgar HUSSEY, Miss Julia LODER, Mrs. B. TORRAVILLE, Mrs. K. BLANDFORD, Mrs. D. REDDICK, Mrs. John BLANDFORD, Mrs. D. BLANDFORD, Mrs. A. PHILPOTT, Miss G. BLANDFORD, Mrs. T. BLANDFORD, Mrs. John HOLWELL, Mrs. Charlie TUCK, Mrs. David GRIMES, Mrs. Solomon WARREN, Miss Sarah REDDICK, Mrs. A. KEARLEY, Mrs. Esau BLANDFORD, Mrs. Cordelia HUSSEY, Miss W. ROWSELL, Mrs. J.I. MILES, Mrs. John KEARLEY, Mrs. W. GRIMES, Miss Violet GRIMES. Mrs. Miriam KEARLEY, Mrs. Alf KEARLEY, Mrs. Thomas OXFORD each donated 2 pairs. Mrs. M. SIMMS donated 3 pairs, for a total of 55.
October 17, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 2) Three Arms: - Mrs. A. RIDOUT, Mrs. W. BUDGELL, Mrs. P. MORRIS, Mrs. James NORRIS, Mrs. John MOCKY, Mrs. J.R. KNIGHT, Mrs. Fred STRONG, Mrs. Henry SHARON, Miss E. STRONG, Mrs. Annie NORRIS, Mrs. John WELLS, Mrs. Job WELLS, Mrs. E. BROWN, Mrs. Albert YOUNG, Mrs. J. YOUNG, Mr. ROBERTS all donated one pair of socks each, for a total of 17. Springdale: - Mrs. Fred CLARKE, Mrs. Wm. CLARKE, Mrs. Nath HUXTER, Mrs. Geo. GRANT, Mrs. Richard McLEAN, Mrs. Reuben WELLS, Mrs. Albert PERRY, Mrs. Jonathan ANSTEY, Mrs. Samuel CLARKE, Mrs. C. PETERS, Mrs. A. SAUNDERS, Mrs. Eliza WELLS, Mrs. Abel SMITH, Mrs. J. GRIMES, Mrs. Theo WELLS, Miss Annie INDER, Mrs. W. PENNEY, Mrs. M.A. INDER, Mr. Andrew LOCKE, Mrs. S. HUSTIN, Mrs. John PETERS, Mrs. A. SCEVIOUR, Mrs. James BLACKLER, Mrs. Herbert WELLS, Mrs. S. DALLY, Mrs. Stephen JENKINS, Mrs. Henry CLARKE, all donated one pair each. Mrs. Geo. W. CLARKE, Mrs. E. WELLMAN each donated 4 pairs. Mrs. D. BLACKLER, and E.E. [or E.R.], donated two pairs for a total of 38 pairs.
October 17, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 3) Silverdale: - Mrs. Arthur PYNN, Mrs. Harris MOORES, Mrs. Levi PYNN, Mrs. John OSMOND, Mrs. M. KNIGHT, Mrs. Frank BOWER Sr., M.M.S., Mrs. H. SANGDO, Mrs. Francis BOWER, Mrs. J.W. KNIGHT, Mrs. Victor MANUEL, Mrs. E. BATSTONE, Mrs. A. KNIGHT, Mrs. W. MOORS, Mrs. B. KIRBY, Mrs. D. KNIGHT, Mrs. Alfred OSMOND, Ensign KEEPING, Mrs. Elijah HILLIER, Mrs. Arthur BARTLETT. Mrs. John MANUEL, Mrs. Elijah HILLIER, each donated 2 pairs for a total of 23. [A bottom note says “3 pairs from Mrs. A. KNIGHT.] In the acknowledgement of Beaverton socks last week, the following errors were made: Mrs. Joseph ELLIOTT should have read “Mrs. John ELLIOTT”. Mrs. Adam ELLIOTT should have had 2 pairs, not 3. Mrs. David BARRETT, 2 pairs instead of 1. Mrs. Aaron ELLIOTT I pair – name omitted.
October 17, 1914 Patriotic Fund Amount Received to Oct. 14th. Please publish the following list of subscribers to the Patriotic Fund up to this date, yours truly, J.A. TEMPLEMAN, Hon. Treas. – Alfred J. COLBOURN, W. BUGDEN, W.J. SCOTT (1st donation), A. COLBOURNE, G.B. NOTT, Wm. HUGHES, Joseph WHITE, W.B. TEMPLE (1st install.), Jacob MOORES, Alex MOORES, Stewart MOORES, Charles MOORES, Edward MOORES, A. MANUEL (1st install.), Peter YOUNG, Arthur YOUNG, John HODDER, [all shown as $5. each], J.A. TEMPLETON, W.W. BAIRD, A.G. ASHBOURN, [all shown as $20. each], L. EARLE, Charles WHITE, A. H. HODGE, C.L. HODGE, C.D. MAYNE, [all shown as $10. each], Rev. A.B.S. STERLING, Isaac POND, Wm. POND, Jonas COOPER, Adjutant SAINSBURY, Kenneth JACOBS, John PHILLIPS, Edgar SWEETLAND Sr., [all shown as $3. each], Philip PIPPY, George SAUNDERS, Captain W.G. BULGIN, Edward YOUNG (of W.), Titus PERRY, Jonas ELLIOTT, Edgar SWEETLAND Jr., [all shown as $1. each], A. GRAY, $2.50. M.W. COOK, Blanche DOVE, Thomas WHITE, Chesley ROBERTS, Solomon SKINNER, Kenneth JACOBS, Stewart ROBERTS, [all shown as $2. each], SS Clyde per J.J. POLLOCK, $14. George BLANDFORD, $6. James ADEY, Stephen COOPER, Norman RICE, [all shown as 20 cents each], Allan YOUNG, 25 cents. Walter YOUNG, 50 cents. J.W. HODGE, $100. Allan PRESTON, W.J. LUCAS, H.J. PRESTON Jr., $1.50. for a total of $461.85.
October 17, 1914 Captain CHURCHILL to the Fore Captain Jack CHURCHILL was able to do a good act the other day. While on his way to Sydney from here, he ran across a little 14-ton craft, bound for Bay of Islands for Halifax, [exactly as written!] 200 miles out of his course, and for 9 days without food, and with compass broken and jolly boat washed away. Although a stout sea was running, Jack manned a boat himself, and succeeded in placing a compass and food and water enough for some days, on board the little craft, after trying in vain to persuade him to abandon his little ship, and board the Success. There were only the Skipper and a boy and two cats on board the little craft, which it is to be hoped, reached home safely. Captain Jack deserves much praise for his humanity.

October 24, 1914 [This date not available on my microfilm.]

October 31, 1914 Newfoundland Volunteers (Part 1) Below we give the names and Regiment Numbers of volunteers from the District. Twillingate names are printed in black type. The form of address in writing to these lads will be found elsewhere. Postcards are always a handy form when only short messages are desired, and pass the censor much more easily than letters. We think that lots of us might send our boys a postcard to let them know that we do not forget them. It seems likely, judging from the latest news, that our boys may go to Egypt to mount guard on the Suez Canal, which is a very important waterway for Britain, controlling easy access to India, and more than likely, one of the places on which Germany may attempt an attack. 458 – ARNOTT, Walter Joseph, Seldom. 227 – BATSTONE, Oswald K., Grand Falls. 241 – BIXBY, Sampson, Indian Islands, Fogo. 448 – BLACKHALL, Herbert, Grand Falls. 537 – BRETT, Jonathan, Fogo, (Widow’s son). 444- COLBOURNE, Fred A., Grand Falls. 328 – DAWE, Joseph, Twillingate.
October 31, 1914 Newfoundland Volunteers (Part 2) 334 – GOODYEAR, Stanley, Grand Falls. 573 – GOODYEAR, Josiah, Grand Falls. 90 – HANN, Jacob, Botwood. 554 – HUNT, James, Grand Falls. 249 – JESSAU, Arthur, Grand Falls. 242 – KIRBY, Stan, Silverdale. 404 – LEGROW, Fred P., Bishop’s Falls. 541 – LIND, Francis, Fogo. 547 – LUKINS, John, Fogo. 272 – MANUEL, Willis, Loon Bay. 351 – MAY, Wm., Botwood. 230 – McDONALD, Patrick, Grand Falls. 428 – NUGENT, Michael, Grand Falls. 487 – NEWMAN, Archibald M., Twillingate. 306 – OSMOND, Douglas Mcneil, Morton’s Harbor. 539 – OAKE, Bertram, Fogo. 540 – PURCHASE, Arthur, Fogo. 94 – RANDALL, Hubert J., Grand Falls. 228 – RIDEOUT, Pearce, Grand Falls. 231 – RENDELL, Leo T. Grand Falls. 440 – ROBERTS Fred’k G., Change Islands. 88 – SIMMS, John H., Fogo. 267 – SAMPSON, Peter, Grand Falls. 273 - SLADE, Ernest, Loon Bay. 322 – SNOW, Hardy F. Twillingate. 415 – STENLAKE, Wilfred D., Loon Bay. 543 – SHAVE, William B., Fogo. 614 – SMALL, William, Botwood. 232 – TEMPLE, John V., St. George’s. 441 – WATERMAN, Fred Walter [home address not given]. 486 – WHITE, Edward, Twillingate.
October 31, 1914 Shipping News PURCHASE’s schooner was at Scissor’s Cove last week for wood. Springdale, Captain A. ROBERTS, which has been down at the Arm taking fish for St. John’s, came up to the Harbor Tuesday. Schooner Dulcie M., Captain O. MANUEL, which has been here discharging lumber, left Wednesday for Loon Bay.
October 31, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) Atto RUSH, the German who was reported as having sailed on the Stephano, is still in town. Upon his applying to the agents for a ticket, they refused to sell. He is now under Police surveillance.
October 31, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) A small fire occurred on Saturday morning at BUTLER’s stable, Flower Hill, which resulted in the suffocation of a fine horse. The blaze was quickly extinguished by the firemen who appeared on the scene in quick time.
October 31, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Mrs. LANDY, who has been missing from her home for some time, has not been found, notwithstanding the fact that search parties have been all over the country. Hope of finding her is almost given up.
October 31, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) A number of Germans are now at the Penitentiary, held as prisoners of war, three having been brought here from Harbor Grace on Monday.
October 31, 1914 Patriotic Fund Please publish the following list of subscribers to the Patriotic Fund up to this date, Oct 28th. Yours truly, J.A. TEMPLEMAN, Hon. Treas. – Amount already acknowledged $535.35. Henry SPENCER, William HARBIN, James PRESTON Sr., $1.50. Elias SPENCER, Mark SPENCER, Robert SIMMS, Lewis PURCHASE, James PURCHASE, Samuel WELLS, Leslie ANSTEY, J.E. MOORE, Elias BLACKLER, Levi CLARKE, 50 cents. John RIDOUT Jr., James ANSTEY, John MINTY, $2. Edward RIDOUT, Robert HINDS, Solomon TOMS, Stewart SPENCER, Philip FREEMAN, Robert BRETT, $1. Bennett SPENCER, 70 cents. Fred A. CLARKE (Springdale), W.J. MINTY, O.H. MANUEL, $5. Total $575.55.
October 31, 1914 Personal Mr. ARKLIE did not go as reported and is still in town. Mr. N. GRAY arrived from Botwood by Clyde yesterday.
October 31, 1914 Salvation Army Staff Captain CAVE arrived here Saturday and held special services in the S.A. Barracks on Sunday. They left here again on Monday for Dog Bay, in the Army motorboat, and continued on to Wesleyville. They have also made the circuit of this Bay.
October 31, 1914 Two Young Men Drowned Mr. Edwin ROBERTS of Wild Cove received a telegram on Wednesday notifying him that two nephews, sons of Mr. Mark ROBERTS, had been drowned at Farmer’s Arm last Saturday. As far as we can learn, those young men who had both been to the Labrador this summer were going up to see their father and family. The accident occurred on Saturday, but was not known until this week. One of the bodies was recovered inside of Hatchet Neck, and the boat was also picked up. How it occurred, no one knows. The Sun extends sympathy to the bereaved family.
October 31, 1914 Turr Supper A turr supper will be held in the Crow Head day school on Wednesday night, Nov. 4th, at 7 o’clock. Pudding and tea served after. Proceeds to provide new desks for the day school. An impromptu concert afterwards if time allows.
October 31, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 1) Acknowledgement of Socks &c. Received by them. Rattling Brook: - Mrs. R. ELLIOTT, Mrs. Job RENDELL, Mrs. G. WATERMAN, Mrs. Hariet OKE, Flurrie’s Bight: - Mrs. G. PEARCE, Mrs. Thos BUDGELL, Mrs. E. BUDGELL, all donated I pair socks. Osmonton: - Mrs. F. MOORES donated 1 pair of socks. Round Harbor: - Mrs. B. RYAN, Mrs. Eli PILLEY, Mrs. Dorman COLLINS, Mrs. Peter FUDGE, Mrs. Albert SNOW, Mrs. Wm. COLLINS, Mrs. J. COOMBS, Mrs. Eli COLLINS, Mrs. R. COOMBS, Mrs. Wm. FUDGE, all donated 1 pair socks. Lushe’s Bight: - Miss N. PARSONS, Miss W. PARSONS, Miss G. CARAVAN, Mrs. James MORGAN, Mrs. W. ROBERTS, Mrs. W. CARAVAN Sr., Mrs. Arthur PARSONS, Mrs. Peter PARSONS, Mrs. Philip LOCKE, Mrs. H. COLBOURNE, Mrs. Robert TUCKER, Mrs. M. MERCER, Mrs. G. BROOKES, Mrs. Edgar RICE, Mrs. J. COLBOURNE, Mrs. Job PARSONS, all donated I pair socks. Tilt Cove: - 17 pairs, no names.
October 31, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 2) Indian Burying Place: - Mrs. George White, Mrs. W. H. PROULE, Mrs. James PROULE, Mrs. Arthur WHITE, Mrs. W. WHITE, Mrs. Jacob STUDLEY, Mrs. Fred PROULE, all donated one pair of socks each. New Bay: - Mrs. Victor MOORES, Mrs. E. MOORES, Mrs. John MOORES, Mrs. CHURCHILL, all donated 1 pair of socks, Mrs. Peter MOORES, donated 3 pairs. Little Bay Islands: - Mrs. HILL, Mrs. W. WISEMAN, Mrs. E. WISEMAN, Mrs. George JONES, Mrs. G. WISEMAN, Mrs. R. MURCELL, Mrs. A.J. MORRIS, Miss Bessie STRONG, all donated 1 pair of socks. Ward’s Harbor: - Mrs. V. BURTON, Mrs. J. WHALEN, Mrs. J.B. BURTON, Mrs. A. BURTON, Mrs. Walter THOMAS, Mrs. T. PADDOCK, Mrs. G. RIDOUT, Mrs. Israel RIDOUT, Mrs. C. CROUCHER, Mrs. James COLE, Mrs. George BURTON, Mrs. R. CROUCHER, Mrs. George RYAN, Mrs. May ROWSELL, Mrs. G. PADDOCK, Mrs. M.J. PADDOCK, Mrs. W. BURTON, Mrs. A.J. BURTON, Mrs. A. RIDOUT, Mrs. F. RIDOUT, all donated 1 pair of socks, Mrs. S. PADDOCK, donated 2 pairs, Mrs. Joseph BURTON Sr. donated a shirt.
October 31, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 3) King’s Point: - Mrs. Daniel CAKE, Mrs. J. GILLINGHAM, Mrs. Giles RIDOUT, Mrs. L. YATES, Mrs. J. SMITH, Mrs. Charlie CAKE, Mrs. G. THOMAS, Mrs. Sebby VERGE, Mrs. John GILLAAD, Mrs. T. MATHEWS, Mrs. W. STRONG, Mrs. Esau LENNS, Miss M. PITTMAN, Mrs. Thos BURT, Miss F. THISTLE, Mrs. T. WHALEN, Mrs. B. THOMAS, Mrs. J.J. MATTHEWS, Mrs. W. OXFORD, Mrs. B. BOWERS, Miss B. UPWARD, all donated 1 pair of socks. Norris Arm: - Mrs. L.A. BASHAW, Mrs. Hubert HYNES, Mrs. H.L. COLBOURN, Mrs. John T. SNOW, Mrs. P. McDONALD, Mrs. J.A. BASHA, Mrs. J. ROBINSON, Mrs. Fred PERRY, Mrs. L. PIERCEY, Mrs. S. ELLIOTT, all donated 1 pair of socks. La Scie: - Miss H. BARTLETT, Mrs. J. MORGAN, each donated 1 pair of socks. Mrs. G.H. FURNEAUX, donated 4 pairs, and Miss B. FURNEAUX donated 3 pairs.
October 31, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 4) Gander Bay: - Mrs. F. SAUNDERS donated 3 pairs, Mrs. P.C. DACKERS donated 1 pair, and Mrs. S.E. ROLAND donated 2 pairs. Clarke’s Head: - Mrs. T.A. WINSOR, Mrs. A. FRANCES, Mrs. Levi STUCKEY, Mrs. Dorothy BAULD, Mrs. Willis BAULD, Mrs. Grace BURSEY each donated 1 pair. Horwood: - Mrs. Jessie HODDER, Mrs. S. SYMONDS, Mrs. O. PURCHASE, Mrs. John LeDREW, Mrs. Walter NEWMAN, Mrs. John HART, Mrs. Belle WOOLFREY, Mrs. E. WOOLFREY, Mrs. Able ELLIOTT, Mrs. Robert HODDER, Mrs. Edgar HART, Mrs. A. WOOLFREY, Mrs. George HART, Mrs. Wm. CULL, Mrs. L. NIPPARD, Mrs. Henry WILLS, Mrs. Louise MEWS, Mrs. Rachel HART, Mrs. John PECKFORD, Mrs. A. NORMORE, Mrs. Abel HODDER, Mrs. Susan HODDER, Mrs. Benj. PECKFORD, Mrs. John BLAKIE, Mrs. John REID, Mrs. E. MEWS, Miss Betty MEWS, Miss J.M. MEWS, Mrs. Henry FREAKE, Mrs. A. CROUCHER, Mrs. George REID, Mrs. Jesse PECKFORD, Mrs. James ELLSWORTH, Mrs. William IRVING, Mrs. Eva RUSSELL, Mrs. Alfred BARNES, Mrs. Israel Dove, all donated 1 pair of socks, Mrs. S. GILLINGHAM donated 2 pairs.
October 31, 1914 Women’s Patriotic Association (Part 5) Glenwood: - Mrs. Wm. ROWSELL, Mrs. A. WELLS, Mrs. N. LeDREW, Mrs. N. POWELL, all donated 1 pair of socks, Mrs. S. PILLEY donated 2 pairs. Birchy Bay: - Mrs. Thos BURT, Mrs. W. FRENCH, Mrs. W. BURT, Mrs. H. MEWS, Mrs. R. POPE, Mrs. A. BOYDE, Mrs. Thos. CANNING, Mrs. J. CANNING, Mrs. A. CANNING, Mrs. J. CULL, Mrs. A. NEWMAN, Miss G.D. TURNER, Miss Mary BLAKE, all donated 1 pair of socks. Boyd’s Cove: - C.E. W. Asso. Donated 3 pairs of socks, Mrs. Jessie WELLS, Mrs. C. MERCER donated 1 pair each, Mrs. C. MERCER donated 1 pillow case.

November 7, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) Tuesday of last week, Hung WEE, a Chinaman, was convicted of stealing $30 in cash, a $16 suit of clothes, and a watch, valued at $12. the property of Kong LEE, and a $5 overcoat from Goon LEE. Hung was engaged in the laundry on Theatre Hill. The Judge imposed a fine of $50 or 2 months, or a total of $100 or 4 months. The fine was not paid so the Celestial was sent to the Pen.
November 7, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) The sympathy of the whole community has gone out to Mr. and Mrs. R. JOYCE in the loss of their 3-year-old boy. The little fellow was in the kitchen at the time, and a basin of boiling water, which had been a moment before, removed from the stove, was on the floor. The unfortunate child fell backwards into the basin and he was so terribly scalded, that Doctor ROBERTS could not save the child’s life.
November 7, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Sgt. CORBETT, who for a half century was attached to the Nfld. Constabulary, serving under Insprs. FOLEY, CARTY, FAWCETT, McCOWEN, and the present official, passed over to the great beyond on Monday, after a long illness.
November 7, 1914 Double Drowning Farther particulars regarding accident to the Roberts Boys. From men who came from Comfort Cove this week, we learn some farther particulars regarding the sad accident, which we chronicled last week. It seems the young men had a boat, which formerly belonged to Mr. Ben SMITH, and were last seen going out the Arm with two sails set. But when the boat was picked up on Monday, all sail was set on her. The body of the youngest man which was found was picked up in three feet of water, and the ballast in the boat had shifted, while the mainsheet was jammed and half cut through. It is supposed that a squall of wind hove the boat over, and before the sheet could be let go or cut, another completed the work.
November 7, 1914 How Garfield MOORES was Killed Mr. Jacob MOORES’ family received some particulars of the sad accident when Garfield lost his life. It appears that the young man was standing on the platform of a car or caboose, owned by the Bridge Company for which he was working, and apparently the only one attached to the engine. Some distance outside Kamloops, a cow on the track was struck by the engine, and the car on which Mr. Garfield MOORS was standing, left the track. The young man was hurled from the platform, and picked up, dead. Had he been inside the car, he would probably have been unhurt. Garfield had obtained much success with the concern with which he was working, and was on his way to Kamloops to fix up some business, when the accident occurred.
November 7, 1914 Shipping News The Three masted schooner, Success, Captain CHURCHILL, arrived on Wednesday to J.W. HODGE with a load of coal. Messrs GLAVINE of Fortune Harbor have been discharging fish at Earle Sons & Co., and left for home Thursday. Captain Andrew ROBERTS left Thursday morning for St. John’s, taking fish from Messrs. Isaac YOUNG, D. WHEELOR, J. KNIGHT.
November 7, 1914 Illness Captain JANES, who has been suffering from a gathering in his head, was very sick this week. We regret to hear the genial skipper has been so afflicted.
November 7, 1914 Personal Miss N. GRAY, who was here on a visit, returned to Botwood Monday.
November 7, 1914 New Policeman A new Policeman for duty here is due by Prospero – Const. TULK of St. John’s.
November 7, 1914 Captain Wm. SNOW What a lesson in practical patriotism Captain William SNOW has taught us. Many men would have considered that giving their only son to fight for their country was patriotism enough. But Captain SNOW’s generous contribution to the Patriotic Fund, shows that he does not think he can do too much. Thank Heaven for such men as Captain Wm. SNOW. It is upon foundations such as he, that our Empire is built.
November 7, 1914 Double Drowning at Herring Neck Through the courtesy of Mr. George BLANDFORD, we are enabled to give the following information re drowning at Herring Neck. Writing on Nov. 6th, Mr. LOCKYER says, “I have just heard of a very sad accident which happened last night or yesterday evening. Elias CASSEL Jr., Joseph CASSEL, and John RICHMOND, left yesterday to go to Milner’s Arm for a skiff load of wood. While Thos. CUTLER of Cobb’s Arm was out gunning this morning, he saw a skiff ashore on Boyd’s Island, and rowed over to see what it was. The skiff was full of water and Joseph CASSEL was lying dead in the bottom, evidently drowned. Looking along the shore, he saw Elias CASSEL, lying against a rock, unconscious. Farther along the shore, he found Joseph RICHMOND, dead in a bunch of trees. We are unable yet to get any information from Elias CASSEL. Who I hardly expect, will recover. It is supposed they ran over a breaker, capsizing the boat, as she had nothing in her but a sculling oar when found. It snowed all that night. They had Elias CASSEL’s trap skiff.

November 14, 1914 Shipping News The three master Vigilant, Captain JACOBSEN, arrived on Tuesday, bound from St. John’s to Little Bay Islands, with supplies and ballast. Captain Robert YOUNG arrived yesterday from St. John’s. Captain Ned ROBERTS put in to port yesterday, and left again this morning. Dulcie M, Captain O. MANUEL, arrived from Loon Bay with lumber Thursday evening. Miss Dulcie HARBIN, teacher at Loon Bay, came down by her, also Miss Dulcie MANUEL. The Success, Captain CHURCHILL, is now loading fish from Earle Sons & Co., for Brazil. Captain Kenneth RIDOUT of Luke’s Arm, arrived here this week and is lying at J.W. HODGE’s wharf. The SS Earl of Devon was here Thursday and took fish, herring &c., from J.W. HODGE’s.
November 14, 1914 One Sheep Lost Lost, a black ewe sheep two years old. Anyone finding same, please notify Mr. Eli BURTON, Hart’s Cove.
November 14, 1914 Another Victim Dead No further particulars are to hand regarding the drowning at Herring Neck. The man CASSEL who was found alive, did not regain consciousness, and died the next night. It is supposed that the men were coming home with a load of wood, and in crossing a bar, swamped their skiff.
November 14, 1914 CRACKNELL Wounded [This issue contains part of a fairly lengthy letter written to Rev. CRACKNELL, recently stationed at Herring Neck, from his 20-year-old brother, a member of the Cold Stream Guards, who was wounded in the arm at Mons. The brother’s name is not listed, see also note from the October 10, 1914 issue of this paper.]
November 14, 1914 Illness Mrs. Louise OSMOND Morton’s Harbor, has been suffering from pneumonia, but we are glad to hear is improving. Mr. John RICE, who has been to St. John’s with his adopted son, Pierce, returned by the Prospero. Pierce has been suffering from deafness and is gone to the General Hospital for treatment. Captain WILLIS, who injured himself some time ago, by falling from his vessel to a boat, is now able to get around again. Mr. Wm. WATERMAN of Arm, was taken with a fainting fit on Thursday, caused by swallowing some gasoline.
November 14, 1914 Death A son of Mr. Wm. YOUNG of Robin’s Cove, died on Thursday, after a short illness.
November 14, 1914 Notice Attention is called to that part of the Deer Act which provides that not more than three caribou may be killed or taken in one season by any one resident. Gower RABBITS, Secretary, Game and Inland Fisheries Board.
November 14, 1914 Marriage Wedding Bells PURCHASE – HODDER: A pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Peters Church on Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, when Lucy HODDER, daughter of Mr. John HODDER of Dog Bay, but resident of Twillingate for some years, and Amos Agustus PURCHASE, son of Mr. James PURCHASE, took each other, for better or worse. The bride was dressed in cream luster with wreath and veil and was supported by Misses Eva PURCHASE and Annie NEWMAN. The bride was given away by W.B. TEMPLE, and the groom was supported by Mr. Mr. Edgar SWEETLAND Jr. The reception was held at the home of the groom, where a nice supper was served. The grooms present to the bride was a set of furs and several other nice presents were sent by friends.
November 14, 1914 New Tailor Shop Mr. J.E. EDWARDS has opened a tailoring establishment in the shop opposite Mr. Adam Pond’s, and will be prepared to do ladies and gents tailoring, as well as cleaning and pressing. We believe that there should be a good business for Mr. EDWARDS here and in this neighborhood, and we trust he will make it a success. His advertisement will probably appear next week. Mr. EDWARDS is a native of London, England, and yet claims relationship in Twilling ate, being married to Miss HICKS, adopted daughter of Captain Eph. VATCHER.
November 14, 1914 Fishing News People at Crow Head have done fairly well with fish this week. Mr. Wm. SHARP had three barrels off his trawls on Thursday. There is however, great scarcity of herring for bait. Mr. Joseph ELLIOTT had only one herring out of two nets. Were bait plentiful, there would be lots of fish taken here.
November 14, 1914 Captain Sol's New Vessel We are informed that Captain Sol WHITE has obtained a schooner from Messrs. HARRIS of Grand Bank.
November 14, 1914 Father O'BRIEN Visits Rev. Father O’BRIEN was here Thursday, having come from Fogo in Mr. HOWLETT’s motorboat. After attending to the spiritual needs of members of his flock, he returned to Fogo yesterday.
November 14, 1914 Jonas RICE Arrives Mr. Jonas RICE of Point Leamington, arrived with fish to J.W. HODGE this week. Mr. Joseph RICE of Fleurrie’s Bight came with him.
November 14, 1914 Advertisement Trappers, send for our price list on furs before selling. United States Fur Company, Boston
November 14, 1914 Advertisement For sale, Horse for sale, price reasonable, weight about 1000 pounds. Apply to Wm. YOUNG, Robins Cove.

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November 28, 1914 - [Nothing on my microfilm for this date.]

December 6, 1914 Illness Mr. Edward YOUNG, Mr. George BLANDFORD’s storekeeper, has been ill this week with internal trouble, and confined to his bed.
December 6, 1914 Shipping News The Dolly McC, Captain James GILLETT, sailed on Friday from the Arm with 780 quintals shore, and 430 quintals Labrador fish, from George GILLETT, and 560 shore and Labrador from Jas. GILLETT, for St. John’s. There is a steamer at Campbellton loading pulp from Horwood Co. Mr. BRADBURY was here this week in the E.P. Morris, belonging to Reeds. Captain Charles PIPPY, schooner Ettie Bess, arrived here Monday from St. Anthony, having left there last week. He has fish for MOORE. He reports much slob and very severe weather on the Treaty Shore. Once, he found the slob so heavy, he was unable to cut through it. He has been collecting for MOORE all summer, and is now on way to St. John’s. Captain CHURCHILL, schooner Success, took 15,000 quintals fish here from Earle Sons & Co., and goes to Fogo to finish. He would have left Tuesday but was prevented by the heavy sea, which raged.
December 6, 1914 Personal Mr. Roland GILLETT was passenger for St. John’s by Clyde Tuesday on his usual Fall business. Messrs. Elijah and John ELLIOTT of Merrit’s Harbor, were here this week. Captain John GILLETT went to St. John’s by Tuesday’s Clyde, and we hear is not coming back alone. Captains Edward and Sol WHITE went to St. John’s last week. Mr. E.S. HENNEBURY of Beaverton was in town Tuesday.
December 6, 1914 Painful Accidents Mr. Abe YOUNG of Farmer’s Arm had the misfortune to break his leg on Monday. He was going in the woods with dogs and slide, and coming over Bulgin’s Hill at the bottom of the Arm, the slide skidded and ran into a post. Mr. YOUNG fell against it and snapped both bones of his leg. He suffered much pain and will probably have to lie off some time. Mr. Stewart ROBERTS little girl, Maggie, of about 3 years of age, fell off a table and broke her collar bone one day this week. A man named WHELLOR of Tizzard’s Harbor, fell off a house and hurt himself severely last Saturday. He sustained a bad cut in the head, but is now doing all right.
December 6, 1914 A Second Paper Mill Our Bay of Islands contemporary informs its readers that a project of the nature of the Grand Falls industry is within measurable distance for Bay of Islands at Corner Brook. Surveyors have been at work for three or four months and a site for a suitable dam has been located. It is also said that the company, which is largely English, will conduct operations three times the size of those at Grand Falls, and that certain mineral properties will be developed in conjunction with the other. We trust the optimistic hopes of our friend The Star, will be borne out by future events.
December 6, 1914 Another Broken Arm Rev. MORRIS of Exploits arrived by the Earl of Devon Wednesday, for medical treatment. Recently, he fell, during the slippery walking of the first part of the week, and feared he had broken his arm. He arrived here with it in a sling, and examination by the Doctor showed his fears were well founded.
December 6, 1914 Court Case A case was held in the Court House before Magistrate SCOTT on Thursday – Wm. ASHBOURNE vs. Arthur ROBERTS of Wild Cove. ROBERTS had 15 quintals of fish to make from the schooner belonging to ASHBOURNE, which he was in this summer. ROBERTS sold this fish to HODGE – fish which had not yet been shared, and was therefore ASHBOURNE’s property. The case postponed until Monday to investigate matters more fully, and perhaps affect a compromise.
December 6, 1914 Constable TULK Defends Himself Constable TULK asked us to say in reference to Mr. Obediah YOUNG’s letter of last week, that he did not take the gun without a warrant, and that the warrant was shown to Mr. YOUNG.
December 6, 1914 Marriage The wedding of Mary WATKINS, formerly of Farmer’s Arm, but residing here for some time as domestic with Mr. Arthur MANUEL, and Esau, son of Mr. George MURRAY of Back Harbor, took place at North Side Meth. Church on Wednesday evening. The bride was becomingly dressed in gray poplin, and was given away by Mr. Alfred LACEY. She was attended by her sister and sister of the groom, and Mr. John KINGSBURY acted as best man. The reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents.
December 6, 1914 Work Available with A.N.D. Company From men who have been in around Red Indian Lake, hunting, we learn that there are plenty of openings for men requiring work, both at Millertown and Badger. They were told by camp foremen there.
December 6, 1914 Pit – Props Quite a few men are cutting pit – props at Lewisporte for Mr. Robt. MANUEL or Mr. FREAKE. $2.25 is being paid for sound dry stuff 9 feet long, 2 to 7 inches top, spruce, fir, and we are told, even aspen is being taken. Men who have been working at it claim they can clear $1.75 a day. Some men from here are intending to try their hands at it in Lewisporte. We are also informed that there have been this month, seven steamers in this colony, loading this wood.
December 6, 1914 Death Death on December 5th, of Croup, Minnie Pearl, darling child of Samuel and Lillian ANSTEY, aged 5 years and 2 months. “God has saved from weary strife, In its dawn this fresh young life, Now it waits for us above, Resting in a Saviour’s love.”
December 6, 1914 Death of Minnie ANSTEY Much sympathy is evinced for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel ANSTEY Jr., who lost their little girl Minnie of 5 years, last week. The child was suffering from a cold but was not considered dangerously ill. On the day of her death she complained of being sleepy, and her father took her up in his arms. While there, she passed peacefully away. “God gathers the flowers of childhood first, though the ripened ears are full.”
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) A man STEAD, found guilty of disposing of a lot of fish, which he had stolen from Goodridge’s, was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment. His accomplice pleaded guilty and was let go on suspended sentence. They sold the fish for liquors.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) One of our most prominent and [unreadable] citizens, crossed the bar on Wednesday of last week. Bob SMITH, as he was familiarly known, succeeded the late A.M. McKAY as Supt of the A.A. Tel. Co of St. John’s, 10 years ago. On the Sunday previous to his death, he appeared in good health, and was at his accustomed place in the Kirk in the morning. In the evening, he was suddenly taken with violent pains, and the family Physician was called who pronounced his condition serious. Next day, after a consultation, an operation was decided upon, which proved ineffectual. The only chance of saving life was a second operation, but the fiat had gone forth, and at noon on Wednesday he passed peacefully away. He was laid to rest in the General Protestant Cemetery on Friday, an immense concourse of citizens following the remains to the last resting place. The Budget extends deep sympathy to the wife and family.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) Mr. Harry SAUNDERS has been appointed acting Supt. Of the A.A. Tel. Co., in succession to the late Supt. SMITH. Congratulations Harry!
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 4) Much sympathy is evoked for Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY of Lewisporte, in the death by drowning of their only son, Eric.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 5) An unfortunate man named Alan ENGLISH, accidentally fell on Duckworth St. on Saturday morning and was seriously injured. After Doctor CAMPBELL had dressed the wound, he ordered the man to the Hospital, fearing concussion of the brain.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 6) Captain COURTENAY of the Olinda, has won the reputation of making one of the quickest trips on record for this season of the year – 22 days from harbor to harbor.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 7) Mr. Samuel GARRETT, a well-known builder and contractor, passed over to the great beyond on Monday evening. Mr. GARRETT has been ill for some time.
December 6, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 8) A very sudden death occurred at Portugal Cove on Sunday. Mrs. James HARDING was going out of the kitchen, and crossed the floor to kiss her 6-month-old baby lying in the cot. As she stopped, she was stricken with heart failure, and fell dead across her infant.
December 6, 1914 Death of Nonagenarian The death of John GIDGE of the Arm occurred on Monday at the advanced age of 90 years and one month.

December 13, 1914 [There is nothing on my microfilm for this date.]

December 19, 1914 Collection For Mark Roberts Collection in Aid of Mr. Mark ROBERTS and Family. Collected by Captain Abram WHITE from Robin’s Cove to Gillard’s Cove - $6.85. Collected by Captain Edward WHITE in Durrell’s Arm - $ 14.65. Collected by Mr. Samuel COOPER from Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE’s to Mr. Thos. WHITE’s - $25. Collected by Mr. H. HOPKINS from Kettle Cove to Wild Cove – $5.95. Collected by Mr. Samuel WELLS in Back Harbor - $11.45. Collected by Mr. Frederick ROBERTS Jr., Wild Cove to South Side - $40.45. Total $106.35. Of the above, the first four were volunteer collectors from the F.P.U. which organization kindly interested itself in the distressed family. Messrs. WELLS and ROBERTS personally undertook the work. Thanks are hereby tendered to all who contributed.
December 19, 1914 Navy Recruits Royal Navy Reserve Recruits from Twillingate and Fogo Districts entered between Oct. 5th and Dec. 2nd, 1914. Albert YOUNG, Twillingate South. Harold YOUNG, Twillingate South. Chesley KEARLEY, Herring Neck. Thomas HURLEY, Gander Bay. Walter LeDREW, Change Islands. Geo. D. NORMORE, Little Bay Islands. Jonas WATKINS, Farmer’s Arm. W.P. SNOW, Fogo. Roland HEATH, Pilley’s Island. Matthew HAGGETT, Pilley’s Island. Joseph ANSTEY, Pilley’s Island. Cornelius SIMMS, Pilley’s Island. Philmon HAGGETT, Leading Tickles. Joseph T. CAMPBELL, Little Bay Islands. Samuel FIFIELD, Pilley’s Island. Joseph NEWPORT, Lewisporte. Geo. COATES, Fogo. Isaac MORGAN, Gander Bay. Liol. B. OAKE, Gander Bay. James KEATES, Joe Batt’s Arm.
December 19, 1914 Personal Miss Rose STERLING left by the Prospero Monday for St. John’s, where she will spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs. W.R. STERLING. Mrs. and Miss TEMPLETON left by Prospero for St. John’s and will visit Rev. Gordon TEMPLETON, Rector of Belloram. Miss Mabel HODGE was passenger by Prospero for St. John’s, and we hear, will visit USA. Mr. J.B. OSMOND of Morton’s Harbor was on board the Prospero for the city. Mr. and Mrs. L. EARLE went to Fogo by Prospero. They will spend the winter there, but Mr. EARLE returns here again. Miss Margaret SCOTT went to St. John’s last week and will probably enter the General Hospital to train as a nurse. Miss Carrie BUGDEN left by Prospero to visit friends at Wesleyville. Captain Ed WHITE returned from St. John’s last week by Earl of Devon. Miss Carrie PATTEN, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. MORGAN, at Bay Roberts, returned by Clyde Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Noah CHIPPETT of Leading Tickles, arrived by Prospero and returned by Clyde.
December 19, 1914 Shipping News The Clyde was at the pulp wharf at Campbellton Monday, and landed freight for the T. Manuel Co., Loon Bay, there. Captain Frank ROBERTS reached Little Bay Islands last week, and went to Ward’s Harbor, where he took about 500 quintals of fish for Strong and Mursell on Saturday and Monday, and then went on to Little Bay Islands to finish.
December 19, 1914 Schooner Movements Captain KNEE acted the good Samaritan Monday, when he towed Captain Nath JENKINS and John ROBERTS, who were up for wood into Campbellton, and out again Tuesday morning. These two schooners arrived home safely Tuesday morning. The Dulcie M, which was on the way from Loon Bay to Lewisporte, was also picked up by the Clyde in the slob, and towed into Campbellton last Saturday.
December 19, 1914 Mr. YOUNG Writes Again Dear Sir, I noticed in your issue last week that the Constable states that a warrant was produced when my gun was taken. I was so deafened by the presence of the two Constables, that I hardly remember what happened, tho I think now, one of them had a paper in his hand. I do not remember hearing any warrant read to me. All I remember was “We have come to see you again Mr. YOUNG.” I haven’t really been myself since, I was so upset. Yours truly, Obadiah YOUNG.
December 19, 1914 Death The death of Thomas ANSTY of Bluff Head Cove occurred Thursday at an advanced age. The late Thos ANSTEY was father of Mr. W.J. ANSTEY of musical fame, and now in Boston.
December 19, 1914 Death of Martin BLACKMORE The death of Martin BLACKMORE occurred at Tilt Cove on Thursday, at the age of 67. Deceased was well known here, having lived here for a number of years, his wife being a Miss COLBOURNE of this place. Two daughters are at present in South Africa – Maggie and Miriam. A fuller account will appear next week.
December 19, 1914 Illness Mr. Pierce POWELL, stepson of Mr. John RICE, who has been at the General Hospital, St. John’s for medical treatment for deafness, returned by Clyde.
December 19, 1914 New Lodge Members Officers of Loyalty Lodge L.O.A. At a regular meeting of Loyalty Lodge # 5, L.O.A., held on Tuesday night, the 15th inst., the following officers were duly elected for ensuing year: - H.J. PRESTON, W.M. (re-elected), Frederick HOUSE, D.M. (re-elected), Sidney LOVERIDGE, Chap. Abraham WHITE, Rec. Sec. William WATERMAN, Fi. Sec. (re-elected). Joseph WHITE, Treas. (re-elected). Fred NEWMAN, D of C. (re-elected). William RIDOUT, George ROBERTS, (re-elected). Theodore WHITE, I.TYLER, John PRIMMER, O. TYLER. Inves Committee – Henry SPENCER, Pierce POND, Archibald WHITE, Adolphus VERGE, Thomas SMITH. Visiting Committee – Pierce POND, Joseph WHITE, Andrew WELSH, Lewis TROKE, Peter PARSONS, Edgar HAWKINS, John WHITE, Edgar ROBERTS, Sam KEEFE, Robert KEEFE, Thomas KNEEL, Jabez ROBERTS, Frederick NEWMANN, Frederick HOUSE, Mark RIDOUT, Robert SIMMS, George ROBERTS, (W.C.) John GUY, William HAMLIN, Edward SHARP. Sgd. A. WHITE, Sec.
December 19, 1914 Marriage On Thursday evening at 6 o’clock in the North Side Meth. Church, Lily, daughter of Mr. John STUCKLESS of North Side, and Alexander well and favorably known among all his many chums as Sandy, son of Mr. Jacob MOORES of North Side, were united in Holy Matrimony. They will take up their residence in the new house, which has recently been built near Mr. MOORS’ present dwelling. The bride was dressed in a gown of cream silk voile with wreath and veil, and was given away by her brother, Mr. Edward STUCKLESS, and attended by her sister, Miss Jessie STUCKLESS and the groom’s sister, Miss Jessie MOORS. Mr. Charles MOORES acted as best man and supported the groom. The wedding supper was held at the home of the bride. The Sun extends best wishes for happy years to Mr. and Mrs. MOORS.
December 19, 1914 Schooners Icebound Most of the schooners, which were frozen in, have got clear. The M.P. Cashin, Ada E. Young, and Pearl, joined crews and sawed themselves out through over a mile of ice, and arrived here Thursday. The Togo and a schooner from Cottles Island are however, firm in Lords Arm ‘till the Spring.
December 19, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) A man named PEDDLE who was employed painting a house on Mullock Street, fell from the ladder, which slipped, and struck the back kitchen in his decent. He was taken to a nearby house where a Doctor attended him, and who ordered him to Hospital.
December 19, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) Another accident happened to a Mrs. MURRAY of Job’s Street, who was standing on a chair doing some papering. In reaching over the cupboard, the chair slipped, and in falling she dislocated her hip. She is now in the hospital.
December 19, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) A dangerous character was arrested at Bonne Bay, and brought to town by Head DAWE and Const. SQUIBB, last week. A fire took place at Decker’s Cove, Bonne Bay, which consumed a dwelling house and its contents. $1000 was in the building and was supposed to have gone up in the flames. Circumstances arose which called for an investigation, and suspicion rested on a foreigner in the person of the prisoner, who will presently stand his trial before the Supreme Court.
December 19, 1914 Advertisement Singing the praise of the Wolverine motor is the most popular song among fishermen, whose fortune it is to have one working for them. Never tires, would just as soon work 24 hours as 2, and if treated with just ordinary horse sense, is always ready to go when wanted. Same old price, same old quality, same fittings, War or no War! No recommendation like that from the men who have used one. All the high liners this season were Wolverine owners. Here’s a list of successful fish killers whose word you would prefer to ours, ask them! Captain Jas. JANES, Captain Jas. CHURCHILL, Captain Jas. ANSTEY, D. WHELLOR, J. PHILLIPS, Oliver WARR, Edgar WARR, HAWKINS, MOORES, New Bay, ELLIOTT’s Merrit’s Harbor, Mr. BARNES, Black Island, and that ship of the Salvation Army, which in the third year has done the circuit of this Bay and Bonavista Bay. Price $197. All pipefittings, gear driven magneto, (no slip wet or dry), reverse propeller. 5 real horsepower – and a little more. W.B. TEMPLE, Agent.

December 24, 1914 Sagona Fire Monday Dec. 14th. At an early hour this morning, a serious fire occurred on board Crosby & Co. steamer Sagona, with fatal results, the Chief Stewart Patrick COADY being burned to death. The damage to the steamer is extensive as her dining room was charred, much furniture was burned to a crisp, and many of the staterooms and music room and their equipment were spoiled by smoke and water. An estimate of the damage has not yet been made, but it is thought it will cost in the neighborhood of $2000. The fire being extinguished, the firemen, with Hon. J.C. CROSBY, owner of the ship, and others, were making an investigation as to the likely causes, when they found the form of Chief Steward COADY, lying on the floor of his room, just to the right of the Saloon entrance nearest the pier. When the body was found, it was lying across the floor of the room. The right hip was badly burned, but other parts of the body were not scorched. The bed clothing and other contents of the room were completely destroyed. The opinion is that Mr. COADY was suffocated before he could make any effort to save his life. [A second item which also describes this fire also says the following]: It is surmised that the unfortunate man must have fallen asleep smoking a cigarette, hence the cause of the fire.
December 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 1) Captain Stanley DUDER of the Mercantile Marine, received his commission as Sub – Lieut. In the Royal Navy by the SS Tobasco. The young Sub. Lieut. Is the son of Mr. C.R. DUDER, and will be embarking very soon with the next Naval Reserve contingent.
December 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 2) One of the best bills made for the season was that of the crew of Emmanuel STONE’s Schooner of Bonaventure. The crew finished at Labrador and were paid off with the handsome sum of $290. a man.
December 24, 1914 Weekly Budget From St. John’s (Part 3) The action taken by the family of the late Jacob CHAFE against Job Bros. & Co. for $2000, was heard in the Supreme Court last week, with the result that the case was dismissed.
December 24, 1914 Personal Captain Phil WELLS and crew arrived by Prospero. Miss Carrie BUGDEN returned by Prospero from Wesleyville. Mr. Doyle BARRETT, lately from Boston, arrived by motorboat from Lewisporte on Sunday. He has not decided but may possibly remain here this winter. Little Miss May COLBOURNE, daughter of Francis COLBOURNE of Baie Verte, is staying with her Aunt here, for the winter. Miss Blanch ANDREWS has resigned her position as telegram messenger, and is now working at Mr. EDWARDS’ Tailoring establishment. Messrs. Roland and Jas. GILLETT returned from St. John’s by the Prospero.
December 24, 1914 Shipping News Captain Ned ROBERTS loaded fish at ASHBOURNES this week for St. John’s. The SS Fogota was here Saturday and took fish from J.W. HODGE. The Maggie Sullivan is loading fish at J.W. HODGE’s.
December 24, 1914 Note of Thanks Dear Sir: Please allow me space in your paper to thank the people of South Island for their kindness in giving me the amount of money towards my artificial leg. I also desire to thank the men that collected. Yours sincerely, Eli YATES.
December 24, 1914 Post Cards From The Boys Our Soldier Lads Letters and Postcards from England. Just a postcard in answer to the one I received from you. It does a fellow good to hear from home on this sort of a racket. We are all enjoying ourselves. We are getting pretty good food and lots of work. 50 of us are building huts. There are 7000 to be built for the troops. We are all longing to get a smack at the Germans and I will bring you that helmet you told me to bring you. Mark NEWMAN. Thanks very much for P.C. [I’m sure this was a Post Card - not a computer! Gw.] We are all keeping well. Get heaps of rain and consequently plenty mud, but still, we do not mind this. Hope all the Twillingate friends are well. I was glad to receive a copy of the Sun last week. It contained quite a lot of news. Do not know when we shall be going to the front. Ned WHITE. Yours of recent date received ok. Soldier’s life is fine, especially at this time, because you know you’re training for something not far distant. We all hope to soon see the front. While on duty at Lavington Station, I held up two chaps to see if they had a pass, and while one of them was showing me his, he asked me what part of Nfld I belonged. I told him and he proved to be a Twillingate fellow in the Canadian Regiment. So you see, we meet the Newfoundlanders in all parts and engaged in everything. I forgot his name. Esau ROBERTS.
December 24, 1914 Note of Thanks Captain James ANSTEY and crew, desire to acknowledge with sincere thanks, the aid rendered by Little Burnt Bay residents, who assisted them in sawing out their schooner last week, with special reference to Mr. John HAYDEN who advised him to hoist his flag and he would likely get help.
December 24, 1914 Unusual Occurrence Captain James ANSTEY and crew washed out 150 quintals of fish on the balicatter on Monday. This is certainly a unique occurrence for this time of year!

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