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 RON ST.
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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|August 13, 1910||Another Double Drowning at St. John's|| Herbert MARTIN, Aged 11, and Willie LLOYD Loose Their Lives by Upsetting of Canvas Canoe in Quidi Vidi. On August 4th, another double drowning accident occurred in St. John's by which two bright young lads, both pupils at Bishop Field College, lost their lives. This makes five drownings within a fortnight at St. John's. On Thusday last, the day following the Regatta, Willie and Arthur LLOYD, children of Dr. LLOYD, of the Telegram, were spending the day with the children of Mr. Albert MARTIN, of Martin Hardware. In the afternoon the four boys went down to Quidi Vidi Lake, where the young MARTIN's had a canvas canoe about eight feet long. The two elder boys Herbert MARTIN and Willie LLOYD entered the canoe, and amused themselves by paddling about just off shore. They were occupied in this way till after six o'clock when suddenly, the younger boys on shore. saw the canoe upset and both boys were struggling in the water. They managed to grasp the canoe, which, however, would not bear their weight and they both sank beneath the waters. Chesley MARTIN made an attempt to reach them but without avail. Meanwhile several men had arrived on the scene with jiggers and were attempting to raise the bodies. At 7:07 Cabman NEWELL recovered the body of Willie LLOYD in three fathoms of water, about ten yards from the shore. The body was still warm, but all attempts at restoration failed. About half an hour afterwards, young MARTIN's body was recovered. MARTIN was a capable swimmer and it is thought he must have lost his life in attemts to .... (remainder unreadable.)
|| August 13, 1910 || Fishery Arrivals || On Sunday night, Capt. F. HOUSE arrived from the Treaty Shore with 100 barrels. Capt. Mark LUTHER arrived from same place on Monday with 100 barrels. He also brought 60 barrels of fish for Messrs. WELLS and TIZZARD. BROWN's schooner "Verbena" for W. ASHBOURNE arrived this week with 100 brls. Capt. MILES, of Herring Neck, is home with a load. Capt. HALL, of Bay of Islands, has arrived with 150 barrels. Capt. Thos. LUSCOMB, of Loon Bay, has returned with 180 barrels. Capt. Alex SCAMMEL, of Change Islds., is home with 16 barrels. BOYDE in the "Gozzard", of Farmer's Arm, with 200 barrels, whom we reported as belonging to H.J. Earle, is a dealer of H.J. Howlett.
|| August 13, 1910 || Personals || Mr. and Mrs. Geo. PHILLIPS, of Toronto, are staying with Mr. A. ROBERTS, jr. Mr. Benj. ROBERTS is also staying at same place. Mr. A.F. SCOTT returned last week from a business trip on the North Side of the bay. He left again by "Clyde" on Tuesday. Mrs. WATSON, Miss OSMOND and Mrs. L. OSMOND came from Morton's Hr., by motor boat Saturday, returning the same evening. Miss Betsy PEARCE went to Morton's Hr., by "Clyde." Mr. F. SMITH returned to St. John's by "Clyde." Misses Josephine T. LOSEE and Clara GUION, Messrs Henry E. NORTHRUP, Wm. M. LITTLE, Arthur HENISON, of Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A., arrived by "Clyde" and joined the "Invermore" for Labrador. Mr. A.E. SELLARS, travelling in tea, is in town.
|| August 13, 1910 || Shipping News || (Intended for last week.) Mr. Edgar P. PEYTON arrived here Saturday, July 30th, in his new motorboat. This boat is 32 feet long and eight feet wide, being of shoal draught. She is fitted with a 7-8 h.p. Gideon kero motor and made the run from Botwood here in a little over 6 hours. Mr. PEYTON uses the boat for towing and passenger traffic, and has been so busy with her, that he has not had time to complete his accommodations yet. Schr. "Vivian" arrived with lumber for Hodder Supply Co. on Saturday.
|| August 13, 1910 || Whale Sightings || Quite a number of whales were in view of Back Hr. on Sunday evening. From the amount of spouting there must have been eight or ten of these leviathans.
|| August 13, 1910 || News of The World || By Telegraph. St. John's, Aug. 9th -- Governor returns from Northern trip on Saturday, and goes in "Fiona" to Conception Bay on Monday for Guy fete at Cupids and Harbor Grace. Premier visits Bristol next week as guest of Lord mayor of that city, and addressed City Council and Chamber of Commerce on the possible revival of Bristol trade with Newfoundland. Labrador fishery news is unfavourable, and it is feared that there will be distress on coast this fall as result. His Grace Archbishop HOWLEY returned from Rome by "Siberian" yesterday. Aug 9th -- Big preparations are making for the GUY Colony Celebration in Conception Bay next week. The Reid Co. is giving one way fares as excursion rates for celebration. Professor McPHAIL of McGill University, Canada, leading authority of cultivation of potatoes, has been invited to visit the Colony by Premier MORRIS, to study our agricultural capabilities, and will arrive here shortly for this purpose.
|| August 13, 1910 || Bovnavista Branch Railway || President W.D. REID returned yesterday from visit to Bonavista branch railway and states that work has reached so near to limits of town that headquarters will be moved to that place this week.
|| August 13, 1910 || Advertisement || William John SCOTT, Justice of the Peace for the Colony, Notary Public for Northern District, Commissioner of Affidavits for Supreme Court, North Side, Twillingate. N.B. -- Services in any above offices attended to on application. Type-Writer used.
|| August 13, 1910 || Report of the Supt. of Schools (Part 1) || We have before us the report of the Superintendent of the Methodist Schools throughout the country for the year 1908-09, for which we return thanks, and propose to deal somewhat at length with it. Education is the one thing in this world that no legal machinery, trick, or force of arms, can take from us, and though many a man does well without education, and many another with education does poorly, still that does not alter the fact, that the former would be the better for it, and the latter would be worse without. Of Methodist schools throughout the country, the total number has increased in ten years, from 105 to 305, while the number of children attending has increased from 9602 in 1898-99 to 14156 in 1908-09. As Dr. CURTIS puts it "All this has come about without coercion of any kind," and evidently shows the growing interest being taken by parents in the education of their children.
|| August 13, 1910 || Report of the Supt. of Schools (Part 2) || Of Superior or High Schools under the Methodist body there are 24, while seven classify as semi-superior Schools. From these schools last year, there passed in the C.H.E. Exams, 1 A.A, 84 Intermediate, 129 Preliminary and 131 Primary. GENERAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Of these there are 242, and of course these are the schools on which fall the "heft" of the training of our young people. That they are efficient, is shown by the fact that they passed 250 candidates in the C.B.E. Exams last year; 1 A.A., 34 Intermediate, 90 Preliminary, and 125 Primary. Many of these schools are exceedingly small, and some open for only part of the year, and we entirely coincide with Dr. CURTIS when he says "Nor should either Government or people be satisfied, until at least every school that can secure an enrolment of 20 or upwards, is permitted to remain in operation during the full educational year."
|| August 13, 1910 || Report of the Supt. of Schools (Part 3) || A request was made by the different denominational heads of education to the Government last year, with the result that an increase of $20,000 was added to the grant. In spite of this increase, however, and the increasing interest in education, the number of withdrawals of teachers from under Methodist boards last year was 57, while only 42 new recruits have entered the field. In 1909 the Legislature voted $100,000 as a Loan Fund, the interest on it to be used for building and remodelling school buildings, upon recommendation of the Supts. of Education. These loans to be repaid in 20 annual instalments. In this District, Lewisporte and Morton's Hr. have availed of the offer, the former place borrowing $750 and the latter $500. Barr'd Islands, in Fogo district, also borrowed $600 from the same fund. INSPECTORS REPORT. Twillingate Superior School registered 142 in both departments. In C.H.E. 19 passes were recorded last year.
|| August 13, 1910 || Report of the Supt. of Schools (Part 4) || Discipline and condition of the room good. Durrell's Arm showed 80 on register. Writing needed improvement and the room too small for the number attending. Jenkin's Cove had 69 registered, about the average. Equipment poor and not enough desks. Little Hr., 46 registered. Mr. HAYWARD continuing good work here. Four passes in C.H.E. Kettle Cove, 22 registered. The capable mistress, Miss A. ROBERTS, had done splendid work and conditions very satisfactory. Bluff Head Cove. -- Miss D. MOORE's closing year a decided success and her record excellent; 31 enrolled here. Crow Head. -- Work here had much improved of late; 66 registered; room passable and discipline fairly satisfactory. Moreton's Hr. -- backward, partly owing unfinished condition of building. Tizzards Hr. equipment poor. Campbellton -- quiet, steady work. Lewisporte -- praisworthy results. Glenwood -- did but moderately. Norris Arm -- very fair. Grand Falls -- amalgamated, enrollment 181, promise of good success.
|| August 13, 1910 || Report of the Supt. of Schools (Part 5) || Botwood, -- 100 registered; Mistess should have assistant. Exploits -- classes doing fairly well. Springdale -- 94 enrolled, making good progress., Little Bay -- school just reopened. Nipper's Hr. -- very good average. Tilt Cove -- very successful year. Herring Neck -- all making progress. Change Islands -- 80 enrolled, discipline excellent, lower classes not quite satisfactory. Fogo -- 35 registered; outlook promising, room satisfactory. FEES. In the matter we feel, as an old teacher, that Supt. CURTIS is in the right, when he insists on the urgency of boards collecting the fees, and not the teacher. We would go farther than Dr. CURTIS who suggests that the teacher collect the fees for the board, for we would have the board collect its own fees entirely, as it does not make things any pleasanter for the teacher to say that the fees are not for himself, but for the Board. There needs to be a very decided awakening and shaking of dry bones among boards generally. As a rule the chairman has to do all the work and the rest of the members take little interest. How many members of school boards in the place for instance, have visited the schools under their control the past years?
|| August 13, 1910 || Statutory Notice || In the matter of the Estate of the late John CURTIS of Twillingate, Carpenter, deceased. All persons claiming to be creditors of, or having any claim or demand against the estate of the late John CURTIS of Twillingate, Carpenter deceased, are required to send particulars of their claims in writing, duly attested, to the administrator of the said deceased, or to the undersigned Solicitor to the Administrator, on or before the 25th day of August, AD 1910; after which date the Administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said estate, having regard only to such claims as he shall then have had notice of. Dated this 2nd day of July, AD, 1910 Charles D. MAYNE, Administrator of the estate of John CURTIS, Twillingate. J. Augustus CLIFT. Law Chambers, St.John's, Solicitor for said Administrator.
|| August 13, 1910 ||Advertisement || Job Bros. & Co., (Limited) Water St., St. John's, Newfoundland. Importers of English, American, Canadian, and Foreign Wares of all kinds. Buyers of Cod Fish, Cod Oil, Seal Oil, Seal Skins, Lobsters, Herring and Salmon. We Pay Cash for all Produce. Always in stock and selling at lowest prices --- Provisions and Groceries of all kinds . Also Ships Stores. Cordage, Nails, Oakum, Pitch, Tars, Oron, Blacks, Thimbles, etc. LOBSTER GOODS - Tin, Solder, Flux, &c.
|| August 13, 1910 || Advertisement || WANTED. A Representative for Twillingate, Nfld. This is the time to sell nursery stock. We pay liberally and offer steady employment. Our list of Specialties embrace a rare and choice list of ready sellers in both Fruit and Ornamental stock, Seed Potatoes, &c. Write for terms and catalogue. Stone & Wellington, The Fonthill Nurseries. (Established 1837) Toronto, Ontario.
|| August 13, 1910 || Festival of Empire || The Festival of Empire Committee are desirous of obtaining for exhibition purposes in London:-- Paintings of Newfoundland Scenery; Portraits of Public Men; Historical Pictures; Curios, Relics, Choice Mineral Specimens. All persons having the same in possession, and willing to loan the same, are urgently requested to notify the undersigned. Every care will be taken of exhibits, and safe return guaranteed. W.G. GOSLING, Hon. Sec'ty.
|| August 13, 1910 || For Sale || That very desirable property at Back Harbor formerly owned by John PURCHASE; consisting of Wharf, Shop, and Store on waterside, and commodious, well built dwelling opposite. Also outhouses and several acres of good land under cultivation. This is a splendid opportunity to secure a good Homestead on easy terms. Apply to -- W.J. SCOTT, Notary Public.
|| August 13, 1910 || Fishing Law || For the Information of Fishermen, the following is the rule re Cod-traps Season 1910. "No person shall set on any of the fishing grounds in Newfoundland, any codtrap or leader at a less distance than eighty fathoms from the nearest point of any cod-trap or leader previously set. If any person shall set a cod-trap leader on the fishing grounds in order to secure the place for the setting of his cod-trap, and such person shall fail to set such cod-trap within four days after setting out such leader, it shall be lawful for any other person who may desire, to secure the place where such leader was set, but for the setting of his (the latter's) cod-trap, to remove such leader, and then set his own leader of cod-trap in place thereof, and the latter shall be subject also to the providions of this section as against any other, who may so desire to set a leader of cod-trap; provided that if any person, after setting his cod-trap leader, shall be bona fide prevented by stress of weather or ice from setting his codtrap within the said four days, such period shall be computed from the time at which the weather or ice shall permit of his setting such codtrap. W.J. SCOTT, J.P., Stipendiary Magistrate.
|| August 13, 1910 || For Sale || One Portable Boiler and Engine 25 H.P. and Stack complete in good condition, for sale cheap, suitable for small mill. Also one spruce and two pine spars 56 feet long. Apply to T. Manuel & Co., Loon Bay, or E. Manuel, Twillingate.
|| August 13, 1910 || Football || Another of the fixtures for the cup took place on PEARCE's field on Tuesday, when the South Side defeated the North Side three goals to one. The play was prett quick and both goals were frequently visited. The ball was allowed to go "back," however, on many occasions when it should have been kept in play. Of course no one would deliberately centre a ball in front of his own goal, but it is not the game to let a ball to go out of play if it can be kept in, without needlessly endangering one's own goal. The events now stand North Side two points, and South Side one. The South Side evidently did buck up in good style. May the best side win.
|| August 13, 1910 || Illness || Heber HOUSE, of Nipper's Harbor, was brought over from Bell Island today in a very weak condition. He came to join the "Prospero" to return to his home. He is quite a young man and is suffering from consumption. -- Telegram, Aug. 9th. When the Prospero was here yesterday morning the young man referred to above was on board and reported to be dying.
|| August 13, 1910 || Ship Accident || The new ship "Fogoto," now running on the Fogo service, struck while entering Musgrave Hr. No damage was done as far as the Sun could learn.
|| August 13, 1910 || The SS Clyde || "S.S. Clyde" did not stay here Tuesday night and skipped Botwood and Kite Cove on her return. The boiler had developed a slight leak in one of the furnaces, and she was reduced some 50 pounds till repairs were made. A boiler-maker was on board, and as soon as the ship reached Lewisporte she was to blow down, and have repairs made, so as to be ready to take up the service North on Friday. A frightful electrical storm was experienced by the "Clyde" on the North Side of the Bay on Saturday. Not alone rain, but lumps of ice as big as a man's finger tip, fell on the deck. So bad was it that the Clyde was compelled to slow down, and finally to stop entirely, as it was impossible to see anything, or to stand on the bridge. In the engine room the lightening played continually on the steel rods. A heavy storm was also experienced at Lewisporte on Sunday morning.
|| August 13, 1910 || Ship Movements || There were two steamers at Botwood when the "Clyde" called there Monday. One of them, a Norwegian, being reported as coming to T'gate for ore from Sleepy cove. Six ore steamers have loaded at Tilt Cove so far this season.
|| August 13, 1910 || Ore Delivery From Sleepy Cove || The schr. "Mauna Loa," Capt. M. DAVIS, sailed yesterday for Chrome, New Jerssy, USA, with 160 tons copper ore, product of the Great Northern Copper Co's mine at Twillingate.
|| August 13, 1910 || Notice || Any man found cutting wood on PARDY's Land - Brown's Lookout - South Island, will be prosecuted according to law. George PARDY.
|| August 13, 1910 || Property for Sale || "A Snap". For $400 I will sell the property belonging to me at Lizzards Harbor, which includes;- Waterside premises, stage, store, flake, work-shop, stable, dwelling, fishing gear, nets, cow and several acres of land. This is a genuine Bargain. Edward SMALL Tizzards Hr.
|| August 13, 1910 || Public Notice || In view of the opening summer season, and the fact Contagious Diseases are reported to be in other parts of the Colony, and the fact that extraordinary efforts are being made to prevent sickness of any kind in the Colony, the attention of citizens is urgently called to the following extracts from Con. Sta. bearing on Public Health. It shall be the duty of the Health Officer, personally or by deputy, to inspect all parts of the District under his control, and open and enter any private places and shall order all nuisances to be removed, and if the same be not done within 24 hours after such order, the person neglecting or refusing to obey such order, shall be liabel to a penalty of twenty dollars. The word "nuisance" refers to any pool, ditch, or gutter, privy, drain or ash pit containing accumulation of matter detrimental to the public health. Every householder being aware of any infectious sickness in his or her house, shall immediatley report it to the Health Officer or Doctor, and failing to do so, shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars. All loyal citizens are asked to assist in carrying out the Rules of Health, and as an Inspector may call at your door or yard any day, it is well to have a good spring "clean-up" and use plenty of lime around the premises. If you are aware of any neglect in your neighborhood which may be damaging to health, any information given the Police will be regarded as strictly confidential, and lead to prompt action. N.B. - The powers vested in the Health Officers by law, are very full and strict, but a word to the wise is sufficient. Wm SCOTT, JP.
Stipy. Magi. and Health Officer.
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|| November 12, 1910 || Shipping News || The "Grace", Capt. F. ROBERTS, left here for Morton's Hr. and Botwood on Wednesday with general cargo. Schr. "Minnie J. Hickman," Capt. Robt. YOUNG, arrived here Wednesday with general cargo. Mr. Jacob MOORS returned from Botwood and Grand Falls by "Clyde." Mr. MOORS has been taking a look at the Paper City. The "Luetta," Capt. Wm. SNOW, left for St. John's Thursday with a cargo of ....
|| November 12, 1910 || Advertisement || NEW GOODS! Ladies, it will pay you to call and inspect our Stock of Skirts, Blouse Lengths, Coats, Furs, Hats, Corsets, Gloves, FL Underwear, Dress Materials, ect., etc. Gentlemen, Please inspect our Stock of Ready-mades before buying elsewhere. Cotton and Wool blankets selling cheap. We have a large stock of Groceries & Provisions which we are offering at reasonable prices. Also Hard Bricks and Lime. Pro. G.J. CARTER; G. BLANDFORD.
|| November 12, 1910 || Agricultural Exhibition (Part 1) || Exhibition Prizes. We spent a very strenuous evening trying to get together into some sort of shape, a list of the prize winners in the Agricultural Exhibitions, and we must confess to a certain amojunt of brain fag as a result of turning and returning the St. John's papers in an endeavor to get at "the rights" of things. Accounts seem to be given rather carelessly as often the names do not agree in different papers, and we think that an official list should be supplied to each district, where there is a local paper, for publication. However, we give the results of our labors as follows: "In Competition With The Island." Prize Winners who Belong to Twillingate and Fogo Districts. Potatoes, forty folds; 3rd prize Alfred HOLMES, Seldom, Fogo Dis. Cabbages, drumhead, 3rd prize, W. W. BRADLEY, Lewisporte, T'wgate Dis. All prizes for Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage went to Seal Cove, White Bay. Beet, Globe, 2nd prize, Mr. S. ARNOTT, Seldom, Fogo Dis.
|| November 12, 1910 || Agricultural Exhibition (Part 2) || Woolfilled Quilts, 2nd prize, Mrs. A. COOK, Fogo. Lacework, 3rd prize, Miss May HARNETT, Seldom. Socks and Mitts and Stockings, 2nd prize, Josiah GUY, Musgrave Hr. Pants and Shirts, 1st prize, Mrs. W. FURZE, Fogo. 3rd prize, Miss Alice PARDY, Doting Cove, Fogo Dis. Handsewn Garment, 1st prize, Mrs. W. FURZE, Fogo. "BY DISTRICTS". TWILLINGATE. Potatoes. Coat of Reds - 1st prize, W. WALKER, Little Bay; 2nd prize, B.T. BOYLE, Little Bay. Beauty of Hebron - 1st prize, B.T. BOYLE; 2nd prize, W. LUSH, North West Arm. Other varieties - 1st prize, B.T. BOYLE; 2nd prize, John MOORES, New Bay. FOGO.. Potatoes. Dakota Red - 1st prize, S. ROBERTS, Change Islds; 2nd prize, Mrs. Joseph GUY, Musgrave Hr. Beauty of Hebron - 1st prize, J.B. WHEELER, Musgrave Hr.; 2nd prize, J. GUY, Musgrave Hr. Turnips. Purple Top Swede - 1st prize, Thos. LeDREW, Change Islands. Green Top Swede - 1st prize, J. GUY, Musgrave Hr.; 2nd prize, Mrs. M.A. STEED, Musgrave Hr.
|| November 12, 1910 || Agricultural Exhibition (Part 3) || Cabbage. Early Jersey Wakefield - 1st prize, T. LeDREW, Change Islands; 2nd prize, S. BROWN, Joe Batt's Arm. Other Varieties - 1st prize Mrs. S. ROBERTS, Change Islands; 2nd prize, Mrs. B. TAYLOR, Change Islds. Eggs. Brown - 1st Prize, Mrs. S. BROWN, Change Islds; 2nd prize, Mrs. S. LeDREW Change Islds. White - 1st prize, Mrs. S. BROWN, Change Islds; 2nd prize, Mrs. S. LeDREW, Change Islds. Wool. First prize awarded, Mrs. W. COLLINS, Gander Bay. TWILLINGATE DISTRICT. Socks and Mitts - 1st, Mrs. L.G. GREEN, Northwest Arm, Green Bay, pair socks; 2nd, Mrs. Andrew ROBERTS, North West Arm, Green Bay, pair mitts. Lace and Crochet Work - 1st Mrs. HERBERT, Millerton, tabel centre; 2nd, P. MOORES, New Bay, table centre. FOGO DISTRICT. Knitted Quilts - 1st, Miss E.F. IRISH, Fogo. Knitted Quilt; 2nd, Miss Elsie COOK, Fogo, knitted quilt. Wool Matts - 1st J.F. LeDREW, Change Isl,, hooked mat; 2nd Miss Jane HAYWARD, Fogo, hooked mat.
|| November 12, 1910 || Agricultural Exhibition (Part 4) || Socks and mitts - 1st, Mrs. Wm. FURZE, Fogo, pair socks; 2nd J.B. WHEELER, Musgrave Hr., pair mitts. Shirts and Drawers - 1st Mrs. W.J. TORRAVILLE, Fogo, wool wrap; 2nd, Mrs. John ROBERTS, Change Islds, wool wrap. Fancy Lace and Crochet Work - 1st, Miss Janet PORTER, Change Islands, 2 centres; 2nd, Miss Ida DOWELL, Change Isld, 3 yards lace (Knitted). Drawn Thread Work - 1st Miss Fanny MILES, Fogo, table cover; 2nd, Mrs. S. J. BISHOP, Fogo, table cover.
|| November 12, 1910 || Sale of Work || The members of St. Andrew's Womens Association intend holding a sale of work D.V. on Wednesdayt Nov. 16th (in the schoolroom) consisting of various items of fancy work, plain and fancy aprons, etc. Tea served at 20cts. Admission 5cts. Doors opened at 1pm. B. BLANDFORD, Pres.; J.E. YOUNG, Sect.
|| November 12, 1910 || Advertisement || Just Received, A Small shipment of our New Goods, which we are offering at lowest prices, and we are offering the remainder of Old Stock at nearly Half Price. We cordialy invite ALL to come and sample our Genuine Bargains. W.H. STUCKLESS.
|| November 12, 1910 || Advertisement || "Get Your Christmas Photo." For One Month only you can get 2 Large Photos for 95 cents, 2 Small Photos for 65 cents at C. WHITE's Studio. At the end of that time the usual prices will be resumed. Local View Post Cards, Christmas Wishes, to order 3 for 25 cents.
|| November 12, 1910 || Dishonesty That Will Ruin The Country || The Western Star of last week gives the following in reference to dishonest packing of lobsters. Fortunately the system of licenses made it possible to detect the guilty parties, but it is a serious reflection on our fishery inspectors, that this fraud was detected by a merchant. As things stand our fishery inspection service, has been for years practically useless, and only a means of providing a sop for political agents, and our fishery inspectors will have to keep alive and earn their salaries, if it is to be of any value to the country. We have more than once purchased tinned salmon filled with heads and fins, and as there is no license for salmon packing, there was no means of tracing the guilty packer. Six fishermen of Bank Head, St. Georges, were found to be packing under one license - another piece of dishonesty. Their sin found them out and by means of the label and the numbers, the local lobster dealer, Mr. G.M. BARR traced the deed to the man who held the license at Bank Head. He had to tell them about the others being packing under his license, and the six were summoned before the Magistrate at St. Georges. They all denied having packed old squids in the lobster tins, and to cover the guilty one, the Magistrate fined them all $10 each. They got off very easy and should have been imprisoned for doing such a dastardly act, which is an injustice to every lobster packer in the country. Those men should never be allowed to pack lobsters again. Mr. BARR deserves to be complimented on exposing this act of dishonesty.
|| November 12, 1910 || Sale of Work || C of E Women's Assn. Make $129.00. A very successful sale of work was held in St. Peter's school room on Tuesday night, the neat sum of $103.00 being realized that night, while $26 was realized the following night at a repetition of the first evenings scheme. A large number of people were served with the very best of what Sam WHELLER called "witties" at tables, running up one side of the room, while at other tables on the opposite side were displayed the various articles for sale. The Sun did not get there till after 7pm and we were informed that the goods had been picked over and the best were gone. However we managed to dispose of some superfluous cash? (gracious Heavens, did we say superfluous? who ever knew editors having superfluous cash?) hard earned cash we mean, and found the goods selling at very reasonable rates. A large number of people visited the sale during the evening, and the receipts at the door must have been considerable. Mr. Amos ROSSITER kept the keys or rather held the latch. Mrs. BRODIE, Mrs. W. PEYTON and Mrs. TEMPLETON - Fancy work stall; Mrs. P. COOK and Miss BLACKLER - Fancy work stall; Misses K. PURCHASE, Elsie FREEMAN and Minnie MURRAY - Candy stall. Tea Tables - Mrs. J. PURCHASE, Mrs. F. FREEMAN, Mrs. WHITE and Mrs. J. LANNEN - rest members, helped at the tables. The women of St. Peter's congregation are certainly workers, and if it weren't for the women - but no, shame for our sex forbids us to say it.
|| November 12, 1910 || Shipping News || The "Banshee," which left here on Tuesday, was only three hours going to Fogo. She nearly misstayed going into Fogo as she was very light. Schr. "Jubilee," Capt. Mark LUTHER returned from the Bay with wood on Thursday. The "Dulcie M.," Capt. H. MANUEL, unloaded some lumber to Back Hr. Tuesday, and is unloading the balance in Twillingate Hr. The "Springdale," Capt. A. ROBERTS, arrived from Norris Arm with lumber for St. John's on Thursday. The schr. "Ethel E", Capt. John PHILIPS, has her sprung mainmast out, and a new one will be put in position. St. John's, Nov. 7th - Exhibition closed Saturday $404 were taken on the door and will go towards a fund to aid families of those lost in "Regulus" and "Golden Arrow" disasters. Marine court inquiry being held, today regarding the loss of the Regulus.
|| November 12, 1910 || Church Donation || By last week's mail, Rev. J.L. (Bride ?) received a cheque for £90 sterling, being the amount of the legacy left by Mrs. EDMUNDS to St. Peter's Church, less death dues. The total legacy was £100. It is proposed to devote all or part of this to repairing the sills of the tower of St. Peter's, which are in a very bad condition.
|| November 12, 1910 || Chapel || A new school chapel is in course of erection in Frost's Cove, Morton's Hr., and will be a great credit to the Church of England people there, when completed.
|| November 12, 1910 || Serious Accident || Mr. W. ROBERTS, son of Mr. Thos. ROBERTS, of Wild Cove, sustained serious injury, by falling over the pier at Sleepy Cove. His head was seriously cut and he was rendered for a long time. Fears are entertained for his recovery. [Transcriber's Note: - that should probably read "rendered unconscious for a long time."]
|| November 12, 1910 || Death || A young man, Willie BAGGS, son of a prominent merchant of Bay of Islands, was drowned through the upsetting of a canoe in the Humber River. The body was recovered.
|| November 12, 1910 || Rescue from the Sea || "Two Men Nearly Lose the Number of their Mess." Two men belonging to the foreign vessel "Freden" in the Arm, came near losing the number of their mess on Tuesday. They were out birding, and going over shoal ground, the sea broke under them filling their boat, and throwing them in the water, their boat sinking. They managed to get ashore on a rock washed by the sea, and were repeatedly washed off, but managed to regain the rock each time. Their perilous predicament was first seen by Mr. S BATH who spied the men on the rock. They were eventually rescued by a man named BATH and another named SIMMONDS, by ropes thrown from the boats, as they were unable to row very close.
|| November 12, 1910 || Advertisement || J. Archibald S. PEYTON. Deputy Crown Land Surveyor, Back Harbor, Twillingate. Post Office Address: P.O Box 17, Twillingate, Nfld.
|| November 12, 1910 || Travelers || Rev. Mr. and Mrs. BRODIE went to Morton's Hr. by "Prospero" on Saturday night returning by OSMOND's motor boat Monday morning. Mr. Alfred MANUEL went to St. Anthony by "Prospero" last Sunday, to obtain medical advice in reference to the trouble in his legs. Miss Mary ROBERTS left last week by "Clyde" for Toronto, where she has obtained a situation. Miss ROBERTS will be much missed from the North Side Methodist choir. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. PEYTON will spend the winter at Campbellton with Mr. and Mrs. BAIRD. Harry PEYTON returned to Grand Falls last week.
|| November 12, 1910 || New Seaman's Home (Part 1) || St. John's, Oct. 28th, 1910. (Editor, Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: -- Dr. LLOYD. to the Telegram. of which I am sending you a copy, has accurately expressed the spirit of the meeting which was called by His Excellency the Governor, to ascertain from the merchants and professional men in St. John's, the advisability of going ahead with the present plans of the New Fishermen's Home. You would do us a favor by gleaning from this article, reprinting as much as possible in your paper, so that the fishermen of the Colony, and in general might know how matters stand, for already a great number of them have contributed very liberally to this enterprise. Very sincerely yours, Charles F. KARNOPP, Superintendent. A large number of representative men responded to the invitation to attend a meeting at Government House yesterday afternoon, to consider certain questions in respect to the proposed new Seamen's Home. His Excellency opened proceedings by declaring the objects of the meeting, which were to get expressions of opinion, as to the desirability of a Seamen's and fishermen's Home on the lines projected, and particularly as to the scale on which it should be enterprised.
|| November 12, 1910 || New Seaman's Home (Part 2) || He paid a high tribute in the Hospital work carried on by the Deep Sea Mission at St. Anthony and on the Labrador. He had visited St. Anthony, and seen with his own eyes the extent and value of the work, and it had afforded him much pleasure to give an account of the work, and an appreciation of it in a memorandum he had forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. This, however, was by the way and beside the main object of the meeting, which was the consideration of the question of a Home for Seamen and Fishermen visiting the city. He then called upon Dr. GRENFELL. The Doctor then gave a brief account of the growth of the Hospitals at St. Anthony, and mentioned the need they had found existing at St. Anthony to provide rooms for recreation for the fishermen of the many schooners who harbored at St. Anthony. He had also found that fishermen often lacked decent lodging, comfortable accommodation, and suitable places of resort on their visits to St. John's. He had been invited to take over the Old Seamen's home, as it had gotten into poor repute, and decent fishermen declined to resort to it. He was convinced that to make such and Institution a success, it must be run on different lines and on a larger scale.
|| November 12, 1910 || New Seaman's Home (Part 3) || They had been forced to abandon the site and old building, and the net proceeds of sale and settling up would be used as an endowment fund towards the running of the venture. For some years he had been laying aside sums of money, out of money placed at his disposal for such purposes as he thought proper, and he had advised some who offered donations, to direct them to this purpose. They had bought a new site and made excavations there at considerable cost. On one of his visits to London he had talked the matter over with Sir Frederick TREVES, who had taken him over some of the Towton Houses in England, where clean and decent accommodation, meals, baths and washing, were provided at a very low cost. At first when these projects were started, people were sceptical of their success. They had, however, proved a success, not only in supplying a need but financially, and paid dividends of about five per cent. Sir William BOWERING had also taken him through similar institutions in Liverpool, which had proved a boon and a success there also. At first he had thought of an institution such as had been found needful by the Deep Sea Mission for the North Sea fishermen when they were ashore, and had been erected at Aberdeen and other East coast fishing towns. His visit to the Rowton Houses had modified his opinion. A renowned firm of architects had gratuitously made him sets of plans on these lines.
|| November 12, 1910 || New Seaman's Home (Part 4) || These were now on view in the windows of the Board of Trade rooms, and could be examined by those interested. Friends in England and the United States had placed at his disposal $85,000 towards the scheme. Part of this was donated for special purposes such as swimming baths, etc. Another $50,000 was required to complete the building and equipment on the scale he thought necessary for success. There would be a swimming bath, billiard room, skittle alleys, an auditorium for concerts, lectures and entertainments. A moving picture machine had already been donated. There would be wash places, baths, and 75 bedrooms. A special part of the building with separate entrances would be set apart for women. He had asked for this meeting to find out whether the heart of St. John's was in the movement, and particularly to get an expression of opinion as to the scale on which it was thought it should be carried on. If St. John's and the rest of the Island were behind the movement, he anticipated no insuperable difficulty in raising the necessary funds for building, etc. With the present heavy burden he had to carry in regard to running hospitals, he would not sign a contract for the building, until the whole of what was required was in sight.
|| November 12, 1910 || New Seaman's Home (Part 5) || As to the running expenses, they had been estimated at gross sum of $10,000 a year. $2,500 a year had been promised by the Deep Sea Mission in London, and a similar annual grant from them in New York. There would be a small income from the endowment, and there would be the earnings of the Institution. Mr. PICCOTT, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, supported the f........ heartily. It was absolutely needed; fishermen who visited St. John's were often in need of suitable lodgings and suitable resorts. It would be the most practical step that could be taken in temperance reform. He believed it would be a success in St. John's as he knew the need fo fishermen and sailors and had practical experience of the running of a Seamen's Home, as he had been Chief Steward on one at Halifax. Mr. CASHIN thoroughly endorsed the full scheme. He believed it was needed. He had much experience in mixing with fishermen, and he knew as a member of district, there was need of such an institution. The Old Seamen's Home was not a success because latterly it was not run properly, and was not fit for a decent fisherman to and they would not go there. Hon. John HARVEY said that the Old Seamen's Home got nothing but kicks nowadays, but in its time it had done good work. But latterly it was neglected and few were left to support it. It had got into poor repute and Dr. GRENFELL had been asked to take it over. Mayor ELLIS also thought the Municipal Council would be open to any reasonable porpositioon in the way of relief from taxation. Messrs. A.F. GOODRIDGE, FEARN, OUTERBRIDGE, KNOWLING, M.G. WINTER, Sir Clifton ROBINSON, Messrs. BLACKHALL, JOB and LLOYD, also spoke.
|| November 12, 1910 || Narrow Escape || "Nearly Drowned." Last week at Tilt Cove, three lads, aged 12, 14, and 15 years, respectively, met with a narrow escape from death by drowning. They were rowing on the pond at that place, in a small dory, when the latter upset and they were thrown into the water. Neither was able to swim and theirs was a perilous situation, until fortunately a man named John ROWSELL, who was passing along the road, noticed their plight, and throwing off his coat, plunged into the water and swam to the rescue. He succeeded in reaching the lads, and kept them up, until a boat was secured by some other witnesses of the occurrence, who rowed out and rescued the quartet from their dangerous position. When brought to land, the boys were in a bad condition, and it took some time to bring them around.
|| November 12, 1910 || Mining || The total outport of this year at the Tilt Cove mines to date is 45,000 tons of ore, which have been exported. This is an increase over that of last year of nearly 20,000 tons.
|| November 12, 1910 || NOTICE || "Examination of Engineers" for Certificate of Competency. Examinations will be held on the first Tuesday in each month, at the office of the Boiler Inspectors, Customs Building, St. John's. Testimonials as to character and length of time served in workshop or on board ship, to be lodged at the Marine and Fisheries Dept. a week previous to the examination. Copies of "Regulations relating to the Examination of Engineers," and "Applications Forms," may be procured at the Marine and Fisheries Office. A.Q. PICCOTT, Minister Marine & Fisheries.
|| November 19, 1910 || - || [There is nothing available on my microfilm for Nov. 19, 1910.
|| November 26, 1910 || Blaze Narrowly Averted || A hanging lamp caught fire at Mr. Robert GUY's house on Monday evening, and very nearly caused a big blaze. Mr. Geo. NEWMAN and some other young men were passing down the shore, and saw the fire. They ran in, and were able after some effort, to extinguish the lamp with mats. No great damage was done owing to their prompt action.
|| November 26, 1910 || Fishing || The schr. "Ahava," Capt. D. WHEELOR, arrived from Grois Islands this week with a load of fish for a St. John's firm from dealers at those Islands.
|| November 26, 1910 || Schooner Arrival || Schr. "Ethel B. Clarke" put into port Monday with a load of lumber.
|| November 26, 1910 || Agriculture (Part 1) || Agricultural Society Formed. -- "Successful Meeting Held in Court House Wednesday Night." Representative Executive of Seven Elected. A meeting was held in the Court House on Wednesday night presided over by Mr. A. H. SEYMOUR for the formation of an Agricultural Society. The notice given was very short, and a typographical error in the poster made a big crowd impracticable, but over a hundred voters were present and listened with much attention to Mr. SEYMOUR as he outlined the scheme of the Society's work. Mr. SEYMOUR began by explaining the causes whidh prevented the earlier formation of a society here and then outlined the work of such a body would be called on to perform. He spoke of the Exhibition and the remarkable results achieved in root, grain and fruit crops, and described the returns from some of the seed potatoes, supplied by the Agricultural Board this spring, as being all the way from 24 to 42 barrels, per barrel of seed planted. Mr. Thos. FRENCH, from Tizzard's Hr., colabborated this, mentioning as evidence that he had obtained two barrels from two gallons of seed, while another man planted one gallon and dug a barrel.
|| November 26, 1910 || Agriculture (Part 2) || Mr. SEYMOUR then went on to appeal to our patriotism. To be greater "boosters" of our own town and our own country. Not to concede to anyone that any place was better than our own. He then asked the meeting to elect a Chairman and Mr. L. EARLE was elected by acclamation. All who desired to become members (and all voters are entitled to membership) were then asked to give theri names to the Secretary, and several came forward. These then elected an executive consisting of Mr. L. EARLE, President; Mr. Thos. FRENCH, (Tizzard's Hr.) vice-President; Mr. C. WHITE, Sec., Mr. H. J. HOWLETT(Arm); Mr. J. B. OSMOND (Moreton's Hr.); Mr. Amos ROSSITER (Back Hr.) Dr. SMITH. All stock, seeds, implements, &c., will now be forwarded to this Committee who will deal with it, and see that it is properly distributed and dealt with. A grant of $100 was telegraphed Thursday morning to the Secretary as a fund to work on. We look for much good from this Society and we want everyone to join and help the thing along. If we can be so enthusiastic over a few general worthless heathen, who are miles and miles away from us, surely we can get up a little enthusiasm over our own country where we and our relations live. Why not give your name to the Secretary to-day? It costs nothing. Belong to the "Booster Club."
|| November 26, 1910 || Advertisement || Standard Marble and Granite Works. 361 Duckworth Street, The Leading and Most Reliable Store in the City for Headstones, Monuments, Etc. In Aberdeen Granite of different colors. Dealers in White Silician and American Marble of best quality. Native Granite monuments in stock, nicely polished. Workmanship Guaranteed. Designs sent on application, by letter or otherwise. J. MacINTYRE, Proprietor.
|| November 26, 1910 || Whaler "Hawke" Arrives || The whaler "Hawke" touched in here on Friday morning to land the Tw'gate boys who have been working at Cape Charles. Messrs. LEWIS CLARKE, BRETT, HODDER, S.SMITH, F.SMITH and Pearce K…….returned to their homes by her. Thirty-three whales were taken, but the weather was very, very stormy, the wind being on the land all the summer with heavy seas. Last year she got 54 whales. Mr. B. SMITH went on to St. John's by her. She "burnt down" near Horse Island, last night and waited for daylight.
|| November 26, 1910 || Accident || Mr. Harris RIDOUT, who burnt his hand loading oil, came up by last "Prospero."
|| November 26, 1910 || Travelers || Note of Thanks. The members of St.Andrew's Women's Association wish to thank all who in any way helped to make their sale a success. Signed on behalf of the Association, J.E. YOUNG, Sec. Mr. Arthur BLACKLER was passenger by last week's "Clyde." He will probably go to Port Arthur where Mr. John MAIDMENT is working. Mr. A.H. SEYMOUR went to Herring Neck by "Clyde" Wednesday where he formed an Agricultural Society, and returned here by Ferry and Mr. Geo. PARDYs horse the same evening. Mr. A.A. PEARCE arrived Wednesday. He will spend a few weeks here and then visit his daughter at Tilt Cove, afterwards going to British Columbia. Some of our young men - Messrs. Jos. HARBIN, Ed. WHITE, A. COOPER, left by "Cylde" for Canada and U.S.A.
|| November 26, 1910 || Born || At Campbellton, on Oct. 22nd., a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold BAIRD.
|| November 26, 1910 || Advertisement || The Exhibition of "The Wealth of the Woods from our own Forests" recently held, shows Norte Dame Bay as having The Best Forests in Newfoundland. Our own supplies with Hardwoods from abroad, together with our own experience and equipment, enable us to control the largest and best stock of "Good Wood Goods" in Newfoundland. Orders Solicited. Horwood Lumber Co., Ltd.
|| November 26, 1910 || Accident || (Held over from last week). "Accident to Mr. Peter MOORES. Mr. Peter MOORES of New Bay, while on a tour of Southern Arm and district to buy some fur, met with a serious accident at Charles' Brook, on Monday night, Nov. 7th. The accident happened in this way: Mr. MOORES was waiting at the school house for a service to begin, which was to be conducted that night by the Rev. J.L. WILLIAMS. The school was warm and Mr. MOORES stepped outside to get some fresh air. He somehow slipped his foot, and fell in the mud. He arose unhurt, and was on his way to the brook to wash the mud from his hands, when he stumbled over some rocks, and sustained serious internal injuries. He managed to walk unaided to the house of Mr. PURCHASE where he remained all night. His friends had at first no idea that he was hurt so badly, but the next day they observed that he had lost a good deal of blood, and that he was suffering much pain. Rev. J.L. Williams then departed to Mr. Mark BRETT, who gathered together a crew of men and brought Mr. MOORES home. Mr. MOORES was by this time unconscious, and had to be carried home, and upstairs upon a strecther. He remained unconscious for two days. There was no Doctor near at hand, but Rev. Father KNOWLING very kindly attended to the patient. He also wired for Dr. BURR of Lewisporte, who arrived on Friday evening. He seemed to regard the case hopefully but said the injuries were internal and therefore, although not probable, might become more serious. Dr. BURR will see Mr. MOORES again on Sunday the 13th. Mr. MOORES is at present very weak, and helpless, and will undoubtedly keep his bed for some time, but there is every hope that he will recover with time. He is, if anything, a shade better than when brought home.
|| November 26, 1910 || The "S.S. Regulus" (Part 1) || "Capt. COLLINS' Statement Of How He Carried Message from "Regulus" After Shaft Broke." The following statement of Capt. Emmanuel COLLINS, of the schooner "Eliza" has been handed in to Judge CONROY and the Court of Enquiry, now investigating the loss of the Regulus. The statement was received by the Daily News from Mr. Louis CHOLLET, of flat Islands. Capt. COLLINS was the man who boarded the Regulus off Bay Bulls and carried the message sent to harvey & Co.. "Report of Capt. Emanuel COLLINS, of the Schr. Eliza, of Flat Island, P.B., re SS Regulus." "We left St. John's on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at about 11p.m., homeward bound; wind about North, clear and fine but moderate. Sunday morning Oct. 22nd we were out to Cape Spear and then the wind veered to SSW and hazy. At. 10 a.m. we were off Bay Bulls when we noticed a steamer coming up behind us, and when she was about two miles from us, she gave three short blasts and hoisted two flags to mainmast head, lowered them, and hoisted them again halfmast. We knew she was in distress and we bore back toward her, and when near, saw it was the SS. Regulus. She was then about four miles SSE from Eastern Head of Bay Bulls and heading towards the land. We ran on the lee side and asked the Captain if we could do anything for him, and he told us to come on board. We launched a dory, went on board. The Captain then said "Well boys I am in a fix; our main shaft is broken and I cannot see, think, or understand what made it break to-day." He then asked me would I take a telegram to Bay Bulls for him.
|| November 26, 1910 || The "S.S. Regulus" (Part 2) || He then said that if it was foggy, he would send his own boat but as it was clear he would rather that we take it. I then asked him if he would send one of his men with us He answered, "No, I will trust you with it." He then asked me what I was going to charge for our trouble. I answered, "Captain, you are in distress. Money or no money, I'll take your telegram to land.: "Well", he said, "How about $50?" I made the same answer, "Money or no money, I would get his telegram to land." He then said "In consideration of your trouble and departure from your course, I will give you $75 if you agree to get this telegram to Bay Bulls as quick as you possible can." He then called the mate to draw an agreement, which was duly signed and witnessed. I then left him and got on board of our boat which was lying to, a short distance away. It was then about 11am, wind SSW, very light, and fog coming in. At 12.30 we were about haof way between the ship and the land when the fog came down thick and we lost sight of everything. Wind died away, and we then got in a dory and rowed in Bay Bulls and sent the telegram at 1.40pm. My men report that the crew of the SS Regulus told them that the ship was going about ten knots when shaft broke, and that when you would count two, there was three feet of water in the hold. They also said they could not think what made the shaft break, as it was a new one. Some of the ship's crew said there was some stow-aways on board but they could not tell how many. Flat Island, Nov 7th, 1910."
|| November 26, 1910 || Advertisement || "Why Are the People of Twillingate District Dressed so Fashionably?" Because their clothers are made at MAUNDER'S. We give mail orders primpt and careful attention. The best and most up to date materials used. John MAUNDER, 281 - 283 Duckworth St., St. John's.
|| November 26, 1910 || Seaman's Home || Contract For New Seaman's Home Signed by Dr. GRENFELL Last Week. Work Already Begun. Basement to be Ready Next November. Dr. GRENFELL signed the contract for the construction of the basement and sub-basement for the new Seaman's Home at St. John's last week, and work has already begun. This building is to be erected on a vacent plot of land in front of Harvey & Co's offices at the East End of Water Street. The contract for the basements has been awarded to Mayor ELLIS, and they are to cost $16,500. These basements, which are to be built of concrete, will project three feet abvove the street, and will contain a bowling ally, swimming pool, disinfecting room, laundry, store room. &c. Dr. GRENFELL has not yet signed the contract for the upper part of the building as he does not wish to undertake that till he has funds to finish it free of debt. it will probably cost $90,000.
|| November 26, 1910 || Business Card || William John SCOTT. Justice of the Peace for the Colony. Notary Public for Northern District. Commissioner of Affidavits for Supreme Court. North Side, Twillingate. N.B. -- Services in any above office attended to on application. Type-Writer Used.
|| November 26, 1910 || For Sale || One forty H.P. Boiler one year old will be sold cheap. Apply to George CLARKE Springdale or Editor, Sun.
|| December 3, 1910 || St.Andrew's Missionary || "A Young Twillingate Man Whose Heart is in His work. St. Andrew's Proud." Mr. James GILLETT of the Arm, is what one might call a real Missionary. It may interest our readers to know that "Jimmy" was to have entered Queen's College this fall. He had an offer to take charge of Moreton's Hr., as [internist ?] but he felt that his work lay on the Labrador where he spent his past summer. Few of us can form any idea of the "roughery" he will have to go through this winter. Cut off from all communications, which the outside world, to many cases most meagre provisions and a terribly bleak coast ........ team or on foot. Mr. GILLETT dates the starting point of his life from the day he was elected Chaplain of St. Peter's Lodge, S.U.F., and from that on, he determined to give himself to Missionary work. St. Andrew's congregation must feel more than pleased to think that a young man from their midst, has set himself out to enlighten his fellow man. We are proud to give Mr. GILLETT the "Glad Hand" and wish him Godspeed in his work. We intend to belong to the "booster club" and boost ourn own town. Will you help? There is much missioinary work to be done apart from religion and churches, and there are many secular heathen who want to be converted over to join the "booster club." Come on in, the water is fine.
|| December 3, 1910 || The Dog Question Not Dead || We are glad to hear that our Agricultural Society, formed a couple weeks ago, is taking hold of the interest of our people, and one of the most prominent questions which is being discussed is "What is to be done with the dogs?" Practically all who are taking interest in this farming and agricultural question are agreed that some protection must be afforded against the dogs. There are some who wish to eliminate the canine entirely, while others think that many people who own dogs have need of them, and that if the law as it stands, were carried out, it would supply the necessary protection. We understand that at the next meeting of the society, this matter will be taken up and fully discussed, and the officers of the law be approached in reference thereto.
|| December 3, 1910 || "Poor Stuff" || We were approached not long ago, by a gentleman who had recently purchasesd a pair of women's boots, from a shop in this town, which had lost a heel and part of a sole, after being worn only five times, and had proved to be largely constructed of paper. This boot was of foreign manufacture, cost $2.50, and is another reason why we should support home industries. A member of the Manufacturers Association stated during the exhibition, that he would pay ten dollars to the man who would show that the local made boot was made of anything but leather. Suppose we insist on getting local made goods and take no other for a change, then we shall be able to see if the local made article lives to its reputation or not.
|| December 3, 1910 || Social News || Mr. Harry PEYTON arrived by "Clyde" for his family, who will accompany him to Botwood this winter. Mr. Frank FREEMAN's family has also gone thither. Mr. Gus PEYTON is laid up at Botweed with a severe cold. Mr. George MOORS, son of Mr. Robt. MOORS of Back Hr. returned from the "States" where he has been working for five years, on Saturday. During this time Mr. MOORES has worked in different cities of the U.S.A. from the Atlantic to Pacific, including New York, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco. On his way here he stopped off at New York a day, to visit Mr. John FREEMAN, of Back Hr., who is working there, and who is married to a young lady belonging to New York. Mr. MOORES was in a railway run off, which delayed him 16 hours in New Brunswick, on his way here, several of the passengers being hurt. Mr. MOORES expects to stay 'till Christmas, when he will return to Denver.
|| December 3, 1910 || Ilnesses || We regret to learn that Mr. H. BURT, J.P. of Botwood, has recently undergone a serious operation for cancer at Grand Falls. We trust Mr. BURT will soon be alright again. Mr. Geo. PURCHASE of this town, underwent an operation at the Grand Falls hospital last Friday. He is reported as doing well, and we hope will soon be O.K.
|| December 3, 1910 || Schooners in Collision || St. John's. - At 2 p.m. yesterday the schooners "Luetta," SNOW, Master, and "Highflyer," CLEMENTS, Master, were in collision while beating in the narrows. The mainsail of the latter was badly torn, but the Luetta escaped without damage. Both craft neared the Narrows together, the Highflyer slightly in the lead. Coming near to Hay Cove Point, Capt. SNOW was obliged to put his helm "hard a lee" to prevent his craft from going ashore. The other however, kept on, with the result that when the Luetta was "in stays," her jibboom caught the other's mainsail, tearing it badly. As soon as the collision occured, Capt. SNOW let go his anchors and head sails, and the other craft was also, at once brought up in the wind. The Luetta left Seldom Come By, Saturday last and reached Bell Island the following morning. After discharging a quantity of Lumber, she attempted to beat out around Cape St. Francis, but as the wind increased, she was obliged to run across to Carbonear. The Luetta will load hay, oats, and supplies here for the D.L. & S. Co.'s mill at Gander Bay, from which place she brought the timber to Bell Island. -- News.
|| December 3, 1910 || Deaths || St. John's , 19th - Mary MEANEY, aged five years, died from burns through clothes igniting while playing with lighted paper. Philip FIELD, aged 32, dropped dead here to-day. Nov. 21st, Burin. - Thos. EMBERLY died from effects of accidental shooting. He was hunting and fell with loaded gun in his hand. The charge entered his body and he died form loss of blood.
|| December 3, 1910 || Railcar Fire || Nov. 23rd. St. John's. - Private car at Trinity, on which were Govr. and party, was burnt at Kitty's Brook last night. A kerosene lamp exploded in the sleeping car while the party were at dinner in car "Terra Nova." Much wearing apparel belonging to the party, was burnt, the Govr. losing three fur coats and some others. Loss to Govr. and party estimated at $3,000. Car valued at $12,000.
|| December 3, 1910 || Pair Sentenced || Nov. 24th, St. John's. - BUTT and BUCKLE sentenced to-day for casting away schr. "Livonia" last year. BUCKLE gets three and BUTT two years with hard labor. Total insurance was about $6,000.