Notre Dame Bay Region
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.
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.
Editor and proprietor:
Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.
The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.
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The records were transcribed by GEORGE
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
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|| 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
Vessels Insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club,
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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