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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser
1917

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

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

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

Description:
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.

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

The records were transcribed by LLOYD ROWSELL & GEORGINA HUSSEY.
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
 
 

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
July 1  Remembered  "One year ago tomorrow, the flowers of our country was put to the supreme test. They rose to it like men; and for us July 1st will always be the Newfoundland Balacklava. They had seen others fail and melt away before that terrific machine gun fire, but as steadily as if only drilling, those lads of ours left their trenches at Beaumont Hamel - alas, so many never to return. What Newfoundlander thinks of July 1st, without a thrill of pride that he was kinsman to those khaki heroes. They paid the price for you and me, but they would not have had it otherwise. Will you forget them my countrymen? These men of whom the world was not worthy. Bow your heads for one moment and give thanks for those noble lads, who counted life as nothing for the sake of honor" 
June 30, 1917  Accidental Fall  Mrs. Mary ASHBOURNE, of the Arm an elderly lady, met with a severe accident last week, when she broke her thigh and perhaps will never walk again. Some repairs are being made to Mr. A. G. ASHBOURNE's house and a carpenter was altering the stairs, and had them cut loose, but temporarily trigged up making adjustments. Mrs. ASHBOURNE came out of her bedroom, and started to come down stairs, when the whole stairway collapsed, precipitating her to the floor below, and she sustained severe contusions, besides a broken thigh. General sympathy is felt for the injured woman. 
June 30, 1917  Child Accidently Poisoned  An accident , which fortunately had a happy termination in the recovery of the child, occured on Monday, when Mrs. Arthur MANUEL in mistake for Piney Balsam, gave her baby boy crude carbolic acid by mistake. Immediate doses of sweet oil were administered, and though the little sufferer had its mouth severely burnt, it has made a complete recovery, and it is thought that the child swallowed little or none of the poison. 
June 30, 1917  Advertisement  Local Agent Wanted: for Twillingate and district, to sell for "The Old Reliable Fonthill Nurseries: Splendid list of stock for fall planting 1917, and Spring planting 1918, including many new varieties which we alone control. Send for new illustrated catalogue, also Agent's Proposition. Handsome free outfit, Exclusive Territory, Liberal Commissions. STONE and WELLINGTON. The Fonthill Nurseries (Established 1837) Toronto, Ontario. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between June 30, 1917 and July 21, 1917. GW.] 
July 21, 1917  Photographs  Photos in Naval uniforms of Reservist Isaac KEEFE, who has been on active service since the beginning of the war. Now on leave at home, KEEFE is a married man with family and Reservist George OSMOND, at present on furlough here. Son of Mr. & Mrs. John OSMOND of Robin's Cove. 
July 21, 1917  Personals  Mrs. Harold BARRETT and children accompanied by her sister, Miss HARDY of St. John's, arrived by 'Clyde' Tuesday. Mr. Dorman MILES arrived Monday by motorboat from Lewisporte, and he and Mrs. MILES went to Herring Neck by 'Clyde'. Miss ROBERTS of Bluff Head Cove arrived by 'Clyde' Tuesday. Reservists Isaac KEEFE and George OSMOND arrived by 'Clyde' Tuesday. The former has been on active service in the North Sea and the latter has been doing duty, guarding the wireless installation at Mount Pearl. Miss BARBOUR returned to Change Islds. by 'Clyde' Tuesday. Miss GRIMES went to Toronto last week to visit relatives there. Mr. Chas. WHITE, who went ot Botwood with the party last Thursday, went on to Deer Lake by train to visit his step son, Mr. Paul MOORS. Two lady passengers who arrived by 'Clyde' Tuesday, each brought a young pig, which they proudly carried up the road to the accompaniment of a chorus of squeals. 
July 21, 1917  Train Derailment near Terra Nova  The 'Clyde' did not arrive until Tuesday morning at breakfast time. She was held up waiting for No. 1 Express which was delayed by a run-off. The Eastbound freight left the track near Terra Nova and six cars were upset. So bad was the smash that the section men had to build a few rail lengths of track around the wreck. 
July 21, 1917  Published by Authority  For the information of persons belonging to Newfoundland who propose to go to the United States of America, notice is hereby given that the Immigration Laws of the United States, which came into effect on the first May last provides: 1. That all aliens entering the US shall pay a tax of $8.00 but children under sixteen years of age, accompanying their father or their mother, shall not be subject to such tax. In the case of persons not remaining sixty days in the US, the said tax will be returned upon their leaving the country. 2. All aliens over sixteen years of age, who cannot read the English language, or some other language, will not be permitted to enter. 3. Amongst other classes of aliens not admitted into the US, are the following: - idiots, insane, epileptic, paupers, those physically defective, and children under sixteen who are unaccompanied. Cases have been brought to the notice of the Government, where Newfoundlanders for one or other of the above reasons, have been refused admission to the US, and much disappointment and inconvenience, as well as expense, has been the result. J. R. BENNETT, Colonial Secretary. 10th July, 1917. 
July 21, 1917  Norwegian Shipwreck  A big Norwegian steamer, the 'Christiania Njord" of ten thousand tons, bound from New York to Bergen, Norway, via Halifax, struck on Sunday on Mistaken Point, near Cape Race, and will become a total wreck. She carried 800 passengers and a crew of 350. All were saved, the steamer "Sable Island" bringing 200 to St. John's and the others coming by rail from Trepassy. There passengers will be transferred to the Swedish-American liner "Stockholm", which left Halifax Tuesday for St. John's, and will take them aboard for Norway. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  It will be a matter of deep interest to all to learn of the resignation of the venerable Rt. Rev. Ll. JONES D.D., as Bishop of Newfoundland. At the meeting of the Synod Executive on Monday last, His Lordship intimated his intention of retiring from office on acount of advancing years and illness. Notices have been issued calling a special session of the Synod for 10th October, in the meanwhile Canon SMITH will act as administrator. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  "Several Naval Reservists returned home by Express on Monday and received a warm welcome from His Excellency the Governor, (who was on the Express with them) the Ladies Reception Comittee, and a large gathering of citizens. Among the returning heroes is Albert MUGFORD of St. Carrols, French Shore, who was awarded French medal by the French Govt. for his gallantry in rescuing single handed, the crew of a disabled hydroplane, during a raging gale, and mountainous sea." 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  The summer school for teachers opened in St. Bonaventure College on Monday afternoon, with 25 Professors and 300 teachers in attendance. Such a step should have been taken years ago, and the Supts. of Education, and the other originators of such a movement deserve the warmest congratulations. The very fact of so many teachers giving up their summer vacation, goes to show their desire after more knowledge, in order to better fit them for their work. We wish them a successful months tuition. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  The Grand Falls people gave the Rev. T. H. LODER a grand send off on his departure for service at the front. In replying to the address and purse of gold which were presented to him, the Rev. Gentleman said: "The fact that I have offered myself for my King and Country is only putting into practice what I have been preaching about since the war started, and telling the boys it was their duty to go, and I have thought it was my duty to go also, my life is not worth any more than theirs etc. etc. There is the right ring about such words, and there are many young men all over the Island, who are telling the boys they ought to go, and are slackers themselves, why don't they play the man, and act as the Rev. LODER has done. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  A fatal accident at ??? slope of the Domion Plant, Bell Island, occured on Friday, when Dennit POWER of Bay Roberts, lost his life. An enquiry is being held. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  "A young school boy took a watch, which he saw in an automobile, and was brought before acting Judge MORRIS pleading guilty. The Judge dealt lenient with him, it being his first offence, and ordered his father to enter into a bond of $100.00 for his future good behaviour. After a caution by the Judge he was released." 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  Several of our boys who are prisoners of war in Germany, have been heard from and report that they are treated well, but not allowed extras, and are allowed to write two letters a month and a post card every Sunday. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  On the eve of his departure for England, Mr. A. H. ALLEN, who had been organist of the C. of E. Cathedral for eleven years, was on Friday night presented with an address and purse of gold by the choir, parishioners and friends, as light token of esteem. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  Dr. and Mrs. BLACKALL received word on Friday, confirming the recent report that their son Jack was a prisoner in Germany. The parents are delighted to know he is safe. 
July 21, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  A petition was presented in the Assembly on Friday, from merchants carrying on business on the Labrador, asking an enquiry into alleged operations of the GRENFELL Association on the coast, they set forth that the charges are of such a nature as to demand immediate attention.
July 21, 1917  Most Successful Garden Party  W.P.A. Entertains Returned Veterans: [photo of church or bldg with a spire] Though rain fell freely for a couple of hours on Thursday, it had little effect in marring the Garden Party given by the Ladies of the W.P.A. in the grounds of the Hall of the Masonic Society. Generally it was voted a decided success, and no one who had a son or a near relative with either Army or Navy, was left out. The gathering was of course a large one, and three times was the long table, which extended the whole length of the hall, filled. The guests of honor for the evening were returned soldiers Ptes. Garland ROGERS and Fred RANDELL and Naval Reservists Isaac KEEFE, Harold YOUNG, George OSMOND and Albert YOUNG; the last named being unfortunately not present. Brief addresses of welcome were made by Magistrate SCOTT, REYS, ROBB and HUNT and W.B. TEMPLE, who all joined in welcoming most heartily, the boys to their home town. Mr. A. G. ASHBOURNE gracefully proposed a vote of thanks to the Ladies, which was seconded by Mr. Boyce PARDY, Methodist probationer. This was carried with enthusiasm. Pleasant chat whiled away the time, though a good many folks took occasion of the 'let up' in the rain to make for home, but the young folks enjoyed themselves till later. The affair was pronounced a decided success, and the thanks of the public are due the Masonic Bretheren, who so kindly placed their hall and grounds, at the disposal of the Ladies. W.P.A. beg to acknowledge that the sum of $12.40 was raised at a garden party held on July 13th, and that they have sent off 42 pairs of socks and 4 bundles of old material for bandages. D.R. ELLIOTT, Sect. 
July 21, 1917  Election in Canada  "Newfoundlaners will feel proud to think that their politicians have set an example in patriotism to Canada. Canadian political partisans have been unable to get together in the way ours have done. By a vote of 82 to 62, the Canadian House of Commons approved of a resolution, extending the lif of Parliament for another year, but as Premier BORDEN announced previously, that unless the vote was practically unanimous it could not be submitted to the Imperial Parliament, it means that an election in Canada this fall is rendered inevitable." 
July 21, 1917  Soldier Found Dead in the Harbor  Private MYERS, a returned soldier of St. John's, who had served in Gallipoli and France, and was invalided home suffering from shell shock, was found drowned in the harbor of St. John's on Saturday last. 
July 21, 1917  Botwood Man Shipwrecked  Capt. STORM who was formerly of Botwood, was one of the passengers on the big Norwegian liner which struck on Mistaken Point. 
July 21, 1917  Twillingaters Building Ships in Texas  Messrs. Stanley, Fred and Frank FOX, of Hack Hr. who have been working at New York for some time, have now signed an 18 months contract and gone to work in Texas, where Uncle Sam is building over a thousand wooden ships. Texas borders on the gulf of Mexico. 
July 21, 1917  Seeking Relief for Austrailians  New Recruits Asked for to Assure Australian Pioneers Xmas at Home: Melbourne, July 17 - The Australian Newspapers publish the name of five thousand Australians, who have completed one thousand days services at the front. The Victorian Recruiting Committee is making a special recruiting appeal, commencing August 4th, for any new recruits who will relieve the Veterans, enabling them to spend next Christmas at home. 
July 21, 1917  The Government Bull  "Bar them up and charge a fee: There has been a good deal of chit-chat around town the past few weeks or so over the Government - or properly speaking - the Agricultural Society's bull. Unfortunately for the bull, it has caused since his violent death at the hand of the butcher. The real question, however, does not end with the death of the bull. A new bull will of course, be now expected. What the public, apart from the cow owners, are concerned about, is why they must be compelled every two or three years, to pay for a bull. Perhaps it never struck you that way, but if it comes from the Government, it means that every tax payer has to pay for it. The intention, as we understood it was that the bull was to be kept in an enclosure; a fee of at least one dollar to be charged for service; the fees to the Agricultural Society, and the keeper of the bull to be paid a certain sum every year, for attending to the animal. That seems to have been lost sight of, and the bull has been allowed to run at large, the person who keeps it for three years, getting the carcase in payment of his trouble. If a regular charge for service was made, there are sufficient cows to make it possible for a new bull to be bought with the proceeds of service every four years. Thus the cow owners would pay for the service which is theirs, whereas now the general public pays now for the benefit of the few - a manifestly unfair arrangement." 
July 21, 1917  Bloodhound Ashore  The sealer "Bloodhound" went ashore in St. Mary's Bay on Sunday last, during thick fog, and may be a total wreck. The ship was bound from Sydney to St. John's with coal cargo. The S.S. Portia attempted to tow her off but, after breaking a 12 inch hawser three times, had to abandon it. 
July 21, 1917  Doctor Smith to Change Islands  We are informed that Dr. C. V. SMITH, who was formerly stationed here and has been more recently practising in St. John's, has secured the Medical practice at Change Islands, and goes there this week or next. 
July 21, 1917  COX's Grocery Burnt  COX's grocery at the corner of Water and Adelaide, St. John's, was gutted by fire which was put out after an hours hard fight on Friday last. 
July 21, 1917  Pte Allan JANES now P.O.W.  The many friends of Pte. Allen JANES, son of Capt and Mrs. James JANES, Back Harbor, who has been missing since the battle of Monchy on April 14th, will be relieved to learn that he is alive, and a prisoner of war in Germany. 
July 21, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. 'Luetta' Capt. Wm. SNOW, is discharging freight at Wm. ASHBOURNE's. Mr. HOWLETTS motor boat arrived Thursday evening in Main Tickle with the schr.--------Capt. Wm. ADAMS, which was dismasted off Partridge Pt. a week or two ago. 
July 21, 1917  Celebrating With Gun Fire  While celebrating the visit of Archbishop ROCHE to Pouch Cove, a young man named MURRAY of that place blew his hand off. 
July 21, 1917  Veteran Attacked  An anti-conscription meeting at Montreal, broke up to attack a returned officer and soldier, who however escaped. The officer shouted a contradiction to one of the speakers, and the crowd of 5,000 persons stoned the car in which they fled. 
July 28, 1917  Newfoundland Newspaper Editors  The Observer is sorry to notice the death of Mr. W. J. ENGLISH, late editor of the Bell Island Miner. Mr. ENGLISH was fifty four years of age and is, with Hon. P. T. MCGRATH of the Evening Herald, one of the only two older men in the newspaper field. It is rather remarkable that the bulk of Newfoundland's editors are young men. Mr. WINTER of the Telegram is a school chum of the Observer's and cannot be much over thirty. Dr. MOSDELL of the Star is only about forty if so old, and Mr. CURRIE of the News can hardly boast many more than our own thirty six summers. My outport fellow editors of the Guardian and Star are not much older that I, and Mr. MUNN of the Standard is probably the only elderly man of the outport editorial sanctums. The Advocate changes editors with such frequency that I hardly know who is the present incumbent, but Mr. COAKER himself, who is the main pivot of that publication, is not I should say, much over forty. I rather think it is a good thing for the country that young men control the press generally. They may not have the staid wisdom of revered seniors of sixty, but thirty five and forty years bring some experience, and at the same time all the enthuiasm of youth is not entirely lost. 
July 28, 1917  The Opposition in Government  "Mr. COAKER's explanation of the new coalition ministry published in all the papers, may or may not satisy his Union supporters. I hope it will, but it will come as rather a jolt to them after all he has been telling them about the evil doings of the MORRIS Party, and how he would never, never (""well hardly ever"" as ""Pinafore"" has it) consent to any amalgamation. I notice that some of the disgruntled elements are already beginning to criticise the new Government in the press, and call for Sir Robert BOND. I hardly think this is fair. Let us give the new party a chance to see what they can do before we are too severe to them. The fact that there is ??? opposition in, that need worry no one. Oppositions act as brakes. What the Government chariot needs today is not more brakes, but more horsepower; and that we all hope it has now accumulated." 
July 28, 1917  Compulsory Education  The first act of the new Government has been to grant about $30,000, towards raising the salaries of school teachers. I hope this money will reach the teachers, as it is common knowledge that in spite of continual increase in the Educational grant by every Government for years, teachers salaries have not increased in the slightest. It is no uncommon sight to read in the same advertisers columns, requests for a domestic servant, with wages of eight or ten dollars a month and free board, while side by side with it, an application for a first grade or A. A. female teacher, with wages of $160.00 say $14.00 a month, and pay board out of that. As it is manifestly impossible to get board now at less than ten or twelve dollars a month, the teacher is apparently worth less than half the domestic servant. This is an unfortunate commentary on our educational system, and under such conditions, it is no wonder that we are so far behind in matters of learning. I wish, now that they have ample power to do it, that the coalition Government would institute compulsory education. 
July 28, 1917  Confederation With Canada  "It is suggested by Mr. R. U. Right, a daily contributor to the St. John's Star, that the intention of the Coalition Government is to bring about Confederation. Perhaps it is, but I question if anyone in this country outside a few business men in St. John's, worries very much. You know the old fable of the little boy who cried 'wolf' so often that when the wolf actually did come, no one believed him. Every election finds the good old cry of ""being sold to Canada"" hashed up, either side claiming that the other intends to do this, and producing any number of 'proofs' but afterwards, there has been no confederation and no attempt at it. The 'fact of the matter', and the people of this country might as well realize it, is that while the group of business men who control the local factories (which are protected in the nice little fortunes they are making for their owners against the competition of imported goods by a snug little duty) control the campaign funds of either side so long, Confederation be all cry and no wool. No one in the Colony would suffer from Confederation except this group of minature millionaires. They would undoubtedly be undone by such an arrangement, and they know it only too well, and use all their strength - which is not a little - to prevent what would be to them a disaster. The funny part of it however, is that they have been so far successfull by appeals to ignorance, prejudice, and sentiment, in carrying the bulk of the electorate with them. I do not think however that any very strong anti-confederate sentiment exists today, but one can never tell. Given a successful catch-cry, the elecorate will be easily stampeded. Who forgets that the late Government won out on ""BOND's day is done"", or how the late Opposition carried the Northern districts on ""MORRIS must go, COAKER says so."" Our old friend the Hon. P. T., who used to be a charm for manufacturing catchy election cries, could no doubt supply something equally effective for the purpose....." 
July 28, 1917  Photograph  "Photo of: Naval Reservist Jack PARNELL and Don MANUEL, son of late Jabez MANUEL, both of Exploits. Jack has been serving in the Auxilary fleet and Don is with the Canadians in France since last August, having passed through several 'scraps' safely." 
July 28, 1917  Prisoners of War  "Very many hearts who since April, have been torn with doubt and dread, were relieved on Monday when the lengthy list of nearly seventy of Ours, who have been missing since April 14th, were reported as prisoners of war in Germany. True their lot is not likely of the pleasantest, but there is every prospect now of their returning to friends and home at the end of the war. Two of the four missing from this town, Ptes. Allan JANES and Hiram MUDFORD are among the number, and we shall live in hope that Ptes. Saul KEEFE and Peter ROSE may also be reckoned among them. There is a society in England which sends weekly parcels of food to our war prisoners; and I think I am right in saying that it is forbidden to send parcels direct, except through this association. Our new War Minister will probably issue instructions in reference to this shortly." 
July 28, 1917  Shipping News  "Capt. TAYLOR, whose ship was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean last winter, is at present here getting the 'Sidney Smith' ready for sea. Mr. Bert WELLS, son of Mr. Phil WELLS, who was on the same ship, is also here. Schr. ""Grace"" Capt. F. ROBERTS, left here for St. John's on Monday. Miss Phoebe HARBIN of A. MANUEL's employ took passage by her. Also Miss FRENCH from Morton's Hr. Schr. ""Greenwood"" Capt. Harry MANUEL, left here last Saturday, herring laden for St. John's, arriving there on Tuesday. Master Frank MANUEL took passage by her." 
July 28, 1917  Conscription Called For  Conscription bill passed third reading in Canadian Commons by 112 to 44. (Herald) We understand that at a meeting of the Recruiting Committee of the Patriotic Association, held last Friday, a Resolution was unanimously adopted, calling for the putting in force of selective conscription in the Colony, if recruiting cannot be maintained on a sufficient scale to keep the Newfoundland Regiment up to strength in the field. The opinion of the members was that the present system appears to be incapable of yeilding many additional recruits, and that some more vigorous measures will have to be taken in future. 
July 28, 1917  Fishing Reports  Codfish seems to have struck off around Fogo and Change Islands, so the 'Clyde's crew report Wednesday. 
July 28, 1917  Bakeapples are Plentifull  Bakeapples are said to be very plentiful on the Dog Bay marshes. People who have been there have done exceptionally well. Mr. FACEY and family and Mrs. Geo. LACEY, went to Dog Bay in motorboat Thursday, bakeapple picking. Mr. Thos. FRENCH's motor boat, with a number of people from Tizzard's Hr., went to Dog Bay Wednesday. These people have also gone berrypicking. 
July 28, 1917  Personals  Mrs. J. B. OSMOND of Morton's Hr. and her sister-in-law, Mrs. TUCKER, arrived by motor boat from Morton's Hr. on Thursday, and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. PEARCE. Mr. A. J. PEARCE visited Morton's Hr. on Thursday. Rev. Mr. HUNT gave the girls of the St. Peter's choir and his Sunday school teachers, an outing to Tizzard's Hr. on Thursday. 
July 28, 1917  Missing Goat  Mr. Harold BARRETT, Purser of the 'Clyde', paid five dollars for a milch goat at Lewisporte. On bringing the goat here, it ran away from him and he has not seen it since. It is feared the dogs have got it. 
July 28, 1917  Wedding: OSMOND - BAGGS  "A wedding that created much interest among the younger folks was solomnized in the Methodist Parsonage on Tuesday, when George OSMOND R.N.R. and Emma BAGGS entered the matrimonial state. The groom was suppored by Reservist Albert YOUNG and the bride was given away by Reservist Harold YOUNG. The bridesmaids were Misses Dorothy NEWMAN and Ethel WELLS. The reception was held at the home of the groom, where a number of friends were entertained, and presents were many and handsome. The brides dress was of white embroidery with white hat. The groom left by 'Clyde' to report for duty, and the bride will rejoin him in a few weeks time at St. John's. The young couple have the best wishes of all friends in which the SUN joins." 
July 28, 1917  Nineteen Newfoundlanders Killed at Sydney  "Thursday's public message tells of a tremendous explosion which occured in a coal mine at Sydney, which caused the death of nineteen Newfoundlanders who were working there. All the men were native of Salmon Cove, Western Bay, and Carbonear. Fortunately accidents there are rare, and though there have been others, this is by far the worst of its kind. This accident was caused by an explosion in a coal mine at New Waterford. Sixty two persons in all were killed, of whom thirty two are Nova Scotians, ten are foreigners, the others Newfoundlanders." 
July 28, 1917  Advertisement  GILLETT's Lye, eats dirt Made in Canada. Cleans - Disinfects - Used for Softening Water - For Making Hard and soft soap - Full Directions with each can. 
August 4, 1917  The Disaster at Sydney  SYDNEY, July 25th - While 260 men were at work in the New Waterford Colliery of the Dominion Coal Co., an explosion occurred at half past seven a.m., about 2100 feet down the slope, and 62 miners perished. Thirty bodies have so far been recovered. Some of the men were trapped by a fall of coal, and though there was a tremendous amount of gas, there were no fires. The cause of the explosion cannot be ascertained. Many of the men saved were driven temporarily insane by the gas fumes, and many of the rescued were unconscious for some hours. When the news of the disaster spread, auto loads of people poured in from Sydney and Glace Bay, until by noon some 5,000 people were assembled. Pathetic scenes were witnessed as mothers, wives and sweethearts pressed around the shaft to get some word of loved ones below. Many bodies were found with heads and limbs blown off and otherwise mutilated by the explosion. The explosion took place at No. 6 landing, and here the bodies of 22 men were found by a rescuing party. One Newfoundlander, Nelson MOLLOY, was alive when brought up, but died shortly after. The New Waterford Mine is one of the largest collieries owned by the Dominion Coal Co., and produced last year 297,532 tons of coal. The bodies of the Newfoundlanders who perished have been sent home for interment. Nearly all the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in the coal mine explosion were married men. 
August 4, 1917  Who Started the War?  "The two following extracts, one from the report of the British Ambassador at Berlin, and the other from the British Ambassador at Petrograd, show how strong were the efforts of Great Britain and her statesmen to prevent this dreadful homicide. Telegram to Sir Edward GRAY from Sir E. GOSCHEN (British Ambassador at Berlin, July 29th 1914: ""I urged that the German Government should suggest any method by which the influence of the four powers (Germany, France, Italy and Britain) could be used together, to prevent war between Austria and Russia. France agreed, Italy agreed. The whole idea of mediation or mediating influence, was ready to be put into operation by any method that Germany could suggest, if mine were not acceptable. In fact, mediation was ready to come into operation by any method that Germany thought possible, if only Germany would ""press the button"" in the interests of peace. His Excellency (Sazanof) ended by expressing his deep gratitude to His Majesty's Government, who had done so much to save the situation. It would be largely due to them if war were prevented. The Emperor, the Russian Govt. and the Russian people would never forget the firm attitude adopted by Great Britain"". Russian Foreign Minister, Sazanof July 31st, 1914." 
August 4, 1917  The Events Leading Up to the War (Part 1)  "June 28th, 1914. Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne and his wife, shot by assasin at Sarajero in the Austrian province of BOSNIA. Mobs attach Servian legation at Vienna and Austrian press blames the crime on SERBIA. July 23rd. First open move made by Austria when she suddenly delivered an ultimatum to Servia, demanding an answer within 48 hours. July 24th. Russian Minister at Vienna, declares that if Austria attached Servia, Russia would be forced to join Servia. Great Britain made three attempts to keep the peace, urging Germany to press Austria to use moderation, urging a conference of powers at London, and advising Servia to accede as far as possible, to Austria's demands. July 25th. Servia accepts practically all Austria's demands, but the Austrian Ambassador left Servia the same evening, and Austrian crowds shout with joy at the declaration of war. July 29th. Russia partly mobilizing in her Southern provinces. Sir Edward GREY telegraphs Berlin, urging her to suggest any means to keep the peace of Europe. Midnight July 29th. German Chancellor sends for British Ambassador at Berlin, and asks if Britain would remain neutral in a war, provided Germany did not touch Holland, took nothing from France but her colonies, and if Belgium was invaded would restore her territory after the war. To this, Sir Edward refused to give such an undertaking, but urged Germany to maintain peace." 
August 4, 1917  The Events Leading Up to the War (Part 2)  July 30 and 31st. Negotiations proceeding between Russia and Austria with a view to settlement. July 31st. Germany suddenly sends ultimation to Russia demanding that she countermand her mobilization order within 12 hours. August 1st. General mobilization in Germany and declaration of war with Russia. Russia assures Britain she will not begin hostilities, and France withdraws her troops 6 miles from the frontier, to prevent collision with Germany. August 2nd. Very early in the morning Sunday, German troops invade Luxemburg, a small independent state next to Belgium. August 1st. British merchant ships forcibly detained at Hamburg by Germany. August 2nd. Sir Edward GREY assures France, that if German fleet comes into the Channel or North Sea to attack France, the British fleet will give all the protection within its power. Aug. 3rd. Italy declares Austria's war, of aggressive character and decides to remain neutral. Aug. 4th. King of Belgium sends moving appeal for help to British Government. Numerous detentions of British ships in German ports. Germany positively assures Britain that she will under no pretense annex Belgium territory ( rather illuminating in view of present German declarations). German troops enter Belgium territory and summon Liege to surrender. Britain asks Germany to give assurance that she will not violate Belgian neutrality, otherwise British ambassador is to ask for his passports. 9:30 p.m. Berlin newspaper says war declared by Britain and mob attacks British Embassy. Aug. 6th. British Ambassador leaves Berlin. 
August 4, 1917  Arthur Scott Writes to His Sister  "From: Wm. Arthur SCOTT, # 114394 C.E.F to Nurse SCOTT, St. John's. (Photo in military uniform). France, June 10th, 1917. Dear Floss: I received your nice long letter of May 13th, a few days ago. I am always glad to hear from you and am sorry I cannot get time to write you all once a week, but I am sure you understand how it is with us out here. I always try to write mother once a week, as I know she keeps the family informed. I was sorry to hear of private S. PEARCE's death. He was not long in France before he fell. I have been in France nearly 13 months and have been pretty lucky so far, as I have had lots of very narrow shaves, of which I will tell you about when I come. I don't like to talk of those things now as the family might get too uneasy about me. I had a letter from Fred and Lina (Moosejaw) tonite of same date as yours. They seem to be getting along fine in spite of trying times. If Canada decides on conscription, Fred may have to come out. In that case, I hope he can get in this Regiment so that we may hold together. However I hope the war will be over before he gets a chance to get out here. So Clarence and Flo have another Recruit eh! and they are giving him a fine name (Arthur Douglas Maig) I think they should give the General the first place don't you? Well I hope those boys will never know what a horrible thing war is, and that is why we are going to 'stick it to the end, and make a good job of it. I don't think ""Fritz"" will want to start another World War after the Allies get through with him. Well Floss I have a couple more letters to write so you must excuse this hurried note. I hope to get your parcel this time. We had a Chruch Parade this morning the whole Brigade attended, the Chaplain gave a fine address and we sang the familiar hyms - Fight the good Fight, Holy, Holy, Holy, Nearer my God to Thee. I always think of the N. S. Church when we are singing these hymns. Give my love to everybody and lots of kisses for yourself. Your loving brother, Art." 
August 4, 1917  The 'Kristianafjord' would fill the Dock  "Should the stamer ""Kristianafjord"" be refloated and come to St. John's for repairs, the Reid Company's dock will be just able to receive her. Passing through the dock gate at high tide, we learnd that there would be a margin of only a few inches, but that once in the basin, there would be plenty room for her. She would practically fill the dock however, which is 610 feet long, and would be the largest ship ever to go in there. Should she be refloated and come on here, the dock management would have no hesitation in guaranteeing permanent repairs, more quickly than it could be done on the other side, or in any American port." 
August 4, 1917  Latest German Lie  "Canadian Headquarters in France. July 26. - The latest trick of Berlin is a scurvy one, played at the expense of the German troops who have poured out their blood like water in defense of the Fatherland. In the raid on Monday morning it was noticed that the occupants of dugouts very generally refused to come up and surrender, and that some who did mount the stairs, made a rush to overpower our bombers and tried fighting. We now find evidence to show that there is a very general conviction among the German troops, that the British kill all their prisoners. Were it not for this, men would give themselves up much more readily. That this hideously false impression is deliberately fostered by the German high command, is a moral certainty." 
August 4, 1917  Personals  Miss Bessie GILLETT and sister, and cousin Jessie ROBERTS, leave by 'Prospero' for St. Anthony to visit friends. Mr. W. HARNETT, Principal of St. Peter's High, who has been doing some fishing at Seldom, arrived here in motorboat Tuesday, returning Wednesday. Mr. A. H. HODGE went to Fogo last week on business and returned again Tuesday. His cousin Miss Stella HODGE, accompanied him thither. Mr. Harry POND and some lady passengers who went to Dildo in his motorboat this week, returned with good baskets of bake apples. Messers Alfred MANUEL and Harry PEYTON are at present at work on St. Peter's Church, giving it a coat of paint. Mr. and Mrs. F. LINFIELD, who went to Curling some couple of weeks ago to visit their daughter Mrs. COOK, are having a very pleasant trip. Their arrival there synchronized with a reception to the R.C. Bishop, and Mr. LINFIELD was invited to be one of a party taken around the Bay on an excursion steamer, hired for the occasion. Mrs. Mary ASHBOURNE, who sustained the severe fall some time ago, is now much improved and able to get up. Nurse Floss SCOTT arrived from St. John's by 'Clyde' on Monday to spend a brief holiday with her relatives. Miss Nellie WHITE went to St. John's by 'Prospero' on a short holiday. Mr. Fred CLARKE and children of Springdale arrived by last 'Prospero'. Master Ernest ASHBOURNE and his cousin Master Harry ASHBOURNE, arrived by motorboat Saturday from Toronto. Mrs. J. B. OSMOND and Mrs. TUCKER, returned to Morton's Hr. Sunday. Mr. COLLIS, the piano tuner, who was here last week has gone to Morton's Hr. and Exploits to do some work there. [lghr. note: Mr. COLLIS was a distant relative, by marriage, who lived at St. John's] A number of young people from Botwood came down last Saturday in Mr. Ed. PEYTON's motorboat, returning again Sunday night. 
August 4, 1917  Drowning  A young man named MANUEL of Campbellton was drowned there last week while driving logs on the river. 
August 4, 1917  Lightening Storm Damages  In the electric storm of last week, a small store at Lions Den, Fogo, was split in two by lightening and two dogs, the only occupants, were killed. During the same week while lying at Lewisporte wharf, the 'Home' was struck slightly, and the door of the Captain's room knocked open by the shock. A house at Wesleyville was shattered and a motor boat there sunk on collar. 
August 4, 1917  Wasted Gas  After all the excitement expended over the trap-berth question this spring, it is worth noting that many traps were set, and secured good returns of fish, in places not considered trap berths. Also we are told that Joe Batts Arm fishermen agreed to utterly disregard the 80 fathom limit, and stuck their traps down almost side by side, getting the best returns in 35 years. 
August 4, 1917  Believes her Brother is a P.O.W.  Mrs. PARKER, sister of Lord KITCHENER says she believes her brother to be alive and well and a prisoner in Germany, and that he was not drowned when the Hampshire was sunk. 
August 4, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. 'Fleetwing", Capt. Andrew GREENHAM, with full load of codfish, arrived from the Treaty Shore Monday. Scr. 'Minnie J. Hickman' Capt. Robert YOUNG, arrived Thursday from St. John's with general cargo for J. W. Hodge and F. P. U. We understand the 'Sydney Smith" will be ready for sea about the latter part of the month. Schr. "Luetta" Capt. Wm. SNOW, arrived yesterday to J. W. HODGE, with lumber from White Bay. Schr. "Greenwood" Capt. Harry MANUEL, arrived from St. John's yesterday. Mrs. Carrie YOUNG and Miss Dolly YOUNG arrive by Schr. "Hickman".
August 4, 1917  Mr. John PORTER  Mr. John PORTER, a respected citizen of Grand Falls, was on board the 'Clyde' Wednesday returning from a vist to Change Islands. Mr. PORTER was well known to all former residents of Glenwood where he once resided. He lost a son Robert in the July 1st drive and another son John is with the Canadains. Mr. Andrew PORTER, of the A. N. D. Co. at Badger, is his eldest son. 
August 4, 1917  Only trace of Missing Men Found  Most people will remember the loss of the four men belonging to Joe Batts Arm, who were driven off from there on April 7th. The only record ever found of them is a gaff which was picked up by Mr. Jas EDDY this spring, and lay in his stage unnoticed for some time, till a visitor examining it, discovered cut or scratched on the gaff these words: " Lay down to perish, April 11th J. J.". J. J. evidently stands for the initials of one of the men named JACOBS, and apparently the unfortunate men managed to exist from Saturday till Wednesday, and there seems no doubt that had things been properly arranged here, and motor boats gone off, the men might have been discovered alive. It also seems strange that the persons who found the writing on this gaff, made no outcry about it for a long time, when they should have immediately reported it to the authorities or to the Sun. The gaff is at present we understand, taken away by Mr. EDDY in his schooner to the fishery. This should be returned to the relatives of the unfortunate men, immediately on Mr. EDDY's return. Joseph JACOBS whom the J.J. evidently stands for, was the eldest brother of the three who were lost, the fourth being an adopted brother named POMEROY. 
August 4, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale: Schr. "Iris" 30 tons. Good running gear, sails, etc. Now lying at Purcell's Harbour. For further particulars, apply to James COLBOURNE or Charles WHITE. C. WHITE J.P. Administrator. 
August 4, 1917  Fishing News  Fishing has been very fair here this week, but we understand all traps are up, at Seldom and that locality. Such a fishing as experienced at Seldom, Joe Batts Arm and Change Islds. this year, has not been known in a generation. Owing to smooth water, traps have been worked in most unusual places with excellent results. Mr. Norman STUCKLESS, fishing at the Horse Islands writes that fish is more plentiful than ever before. 
August 4, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale: House for sale owned by I. W. POND. For price and further particulars apply to Mrs. John BUTCHER; S. Side Tw' gate. 
August 4, 1917  Bread And Flour  Italians are making war bread from wheat without grinding it into flour. The wheat kernels are soaked in warm water from 48 to 60 hours. After being kneaded in a kneading machine, the mass is allowed to ferment or rise naturally. The bread is of a gray color claimed to be pleasant in taste and highly nutritious. Canadian and American flour in England sells for about $4.00 a barrel less than on this side of the water. That is what efficient Government food control will do. 
August 4, 1917  Lest we Forget  Under the laws of the US, it is illegal to use the flag of that country, or a picture of it for advertising purposes. We do not know if there is such a law in this country, or in Britain - there should not need to be - but we should like to point out that we ought to accord no less respect to our own flag with its glorious history, than our American cousins accord theirs. Newspapers, who thoughtlessly use The Flag for advertising, should stop and think a moment, and they would not be the second time guilty of this offence. Our flag has cost too much in blood, and pain, and treasure to be turned to mere money making. 
August 4, 1917  Better Investigate  It has been common talk for some time that a very well known resident of the South Island, has been maintaining a disorderly house, which is frequented at night by young fellows, and also making a white slave of a half witted girl. We urge the authorities to investigate this matter. Prominent citizens have spoken of this to us on more than one occasion. 
August 4, 1917  Lord, How Long!  Dogs attacked a sheep yesterday, during dinner hour at the Arm, driving it off under Mr. HOWLETT's wharf. It was not injured, and one of the dogs was shot - of course that dog is ownerless. 
August 4, 1917  All should Drink Hot Water in the Morning  Everyone should Drink Hot Water in the Morning: Wash away all the stomach, liver, and bowel poisons before breakfast. To feel your best day in and day out, to feel clean inside, no sour bile to coat your tongue and sicken your breath or dull your head, no constipation, etc, etc, you must bathe on the inside like you bathe outside. This is vastly more important, because the skin pores do not absorb impurities into the blood, while the bowel pores do, says a well known Physician. To keep these poisons and toxins well flushed from the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels, drink before breakfast each day, a glass of hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in it. This will cleanse, purify and freshen the entire alimentary tract, before putting more food into the stomach. Get a quarter pound of limestone phosphate from your pharmacist. It is inexpensive and almost tasteless, except a sourish twinge, which is not unpleasant. Drink phospated hot water every morning, to rid your system of these vile poisons and toxins; also to prevent their formation. To feel like young folks feel; like you felt before your blood, nerves and muscles became saturated with an accumulation of body poisons, begin this treatment and above all keep it up! As soap and hot water act on the skin, cleansing, sweetening and purifying, so limestone phosphate and hot water before breakfast, act on the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels. 
August 4, 1917  Advertisement  For sale: Schooner Pansy, 9 years old, 27 tons, well found. For price and further particulars apply. D. P. & L. OSMOND, Morton's Hr. 
August 4, 1917  Private Edward WHITE  Among the latest list of soldiers who are returning we notice the name of Pte. Edward WHITE, of the Arm. Pte. WHITE had the misfortune to have his leg shattered by a Turkish bullet early in the Gallipoli campaign, and lost that limb below the knee, afterwards suffering considerably from the injured bone, and undergoing several minor operations. Capt. and Mrs. WHITE will welcome home their hero son, and the whole community will join with them. 
August 11, 1917  Ayre & Sons Transfers Manager  "Mrs. W. LUCAS, until recently at AYRE & Sons Store at Botwood, has been transferred to the Bishop Fall's store of the same firm, where he succeeds Mr. TAYLOR as Manager, the latter being about to leave this country for Canada." 
August 11, 1917  Personals  "Mr. Tom COLBOURNE and wife arrived here by 'Clyde' Monday. Mrs. Dr. WOOD and Miss Gertrude BLANDFORD returned from St. John's by 'Clyde' Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Solomon ROBERTS of Change Islands came here Saturday in motor boat, and were guests at the Lighthouse, returning home Monday.[lghr note: my childhood memories of visiting, before 1951, the John/Jack ROBERTS family at Long Point Lighthouse, still linger.] Magistrate Scott and Const. TULK, went to Herring Neck by Monday's 'Clyde' in connection with a theft of plank from the HORWOOD Lumber Co., by a resident of that place. Rev. HUNT and Manager DUNLOP of the Bank of N.S. went to Herring Neck Monday returning the following day by ferry. Miss Mary TIZZARD of the SUN Office staff, went to Summerford by Wednesday's 'Clyde' returning next week. Mrs. ROSE, daughter of Capt. & Mrs. Edward WHITE of the Arm, arrived from Comfort Cove this week and returned by Clyde. Pte. Edward WHITE arrived in St. John's last Saturday, and is expected here on Monday. Miss Minnie ROBERTS, accompanied by her father Mr. Geo. ROBERTS, went North on the 'Prospero' last Sunday. We understand she was to visit the hospital for medical advise, as she has been suffering for some time from an infection of the knee. Mrs. Eva PURCHASE, who has been attending the teacher's summer school in St. John's, arrived by Clyde Monday. Miss Louie FIFIELD telegraph messenger, went to Tilting by Monday's Clyde, where she will be the guest of Miss FOLEY for a week; both returning here next Wednesday. Mr. Solomon SKINNER went to St. John's a week or so ago to visit his son Weston R.N.R., who has been very sick. Mr. W. W. BAIRD of Campbellton was here Sunday for a brief visit. Mr. Tom COLBOURNE, son of Capt. Alfred COLBOURNE who arrived Monday, did not bring his wife as we have stated elsewhere. Hon. W. F. COAKER did not stay for more than a few hours yesterday afternoon. Miss M. B. STUCKLESS arrived from Herring Neck Wednesday." 
August 11, 1917  New Vessells Under Construction  The "Clyde' was at Thwart Island coming down Monday and landed a quantity of decking for the new HORWOOD schooner. Mr. Frank CLARK of Back Hr, who has been working at Springdale, came over by last 'Prospero'. Mr. CLARKE tells us that the new vessel being built there will be a very fine craft. They are planking her now. Crews Aft: In the standardized merchant vessels now being built in the British Isles, quarters for the crew are aft. The reason for this change is that there is less danger from mine or torpedo in the latter position, and the probability is, that the change has come to stay. 
August 11, 1917  Engine Failed  "Second Engineer BUCKINGHAM and Mr. Arthur ELLIOTT of the Clyde's crew, came down for a visit Saturday and started back to Lewisporte Sunday night. Their engine failed them off Western Head and they finally landed at Back Harbor about 2 p.m. Monday. Much uneasiness was felt for them by the Clyde's crew, but it was set at rest on her arrival here Monday." 
August 11, 1917  Shipping News  "A large three masted vessel passed in the Run Monday, presumably for Botwood. A schooner from J. M. JACKMAN of Tilt Cove arrived in Back Hr. on Tuesday with fish, which was brought over to get 'made' here. The schr. ""Quickstep"" which discharged coal to EARLE Sons & Co. here last week, left here Wednesday for Exploits to load herring. Schr. 'M.P.Cashin"", Capt. J. W. ANDREWS, arrived from St. John's last Saturday after a quick run down. He brought freight for Wm. ASHBOURNE. Miss Blanche ANDREWS came down from St. John's with her father, on a brief holiday. We are informed that the schr. 'Harry Lewis' which discharged coal to J. W. HODGE, last week, and is gone to Chance Hr. for herring, will be purchased by Capt. John GILLETT on her return here with another load of coal. It is rumored that the figure to be paid is $3,000.00. Schr. 'M. P. Cashin' left yesterday for St. John's with herring from Wm. ASHBOURNE. Mr. Ralph HODDER of EARLE Sons & Co. went passenger by her. Schr. 'Cactus' took herring from EARLE Sons & Co. this week." 
August 11, 1917  Birth  Born: On Sunday Aug. 5th, a son to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur ELLIOTT. 
August 11, 1917  Shooting Accident  "Mr. Wm. HARBIN was out shooting sea birds one evening this week, when his gun went off accidently, and blew away part ot the gunwale of his punt." 
August 11, 1917  Fruit and Vegetables  "Raspberries are being offered for sale this week, and indications are that the whole berry crop will be a very prolific one this year. Many people have already had new potatoes, turnips and carrots, which is exceptionally early for new vegetables." 
August 11, 1917  Salvation Army Change of Command  "Adj. SAINSBURY S.A., and Mrs. SAINSBURY, are leaving us shortly for Bell Island, where the Adj. will now be stationed. Ajd. EBSARY lately of Gambo will be the new Army officer. Adj. EBSARY is married and has three children." 
August 11, 1917  W.P.A.I  "W.P.A.I. We beg to acknowledge with thanks From Miss Tottie PEARCE, 1 pair of socks. The Association will meet on Wednesday evening at 7:30 sharp, in the Court House, instead of in the afternoon. Will all the members try to be present at that meeting. A. HOWLETT, Secretary." 
August 11, 1917  Salt Cod Prices  "A good deal of salt fish is changing hands this week. Prices ruling are $9.00 for merchantable, while cullage varies according to the whims of the different merchants. Some are throwing only West India into the discard, while others have a varying price for tomcods and cullage, from $8.50 to $6.50. The Sun does not profess to know anything about dry codfish, but it does think it funny that every man should be a law unto himself as far cullage goes, and we can't help wondering if things would not be a great deal more satisfactory and save heartburnings, if the Government only had the courage to standardize the cull. Mr. COAKER has often agitated for this; he now has a chance to make good. " 
August 11, 1917  Struck by Lightning  "Last Friday the house of Mr. Robert PEACH near St. John's, was struck by lightening and the Herald given the following account of it: As he was standing in the doorway he was knocked helplessly across the threshold, at the same time feeling a stinging sensation in one of his feet. On coming to, he found that the boot had been torn completely off him, and the foot began to swell, showing a black mark along the bottom, while he also suffered intense pain. When he entered the house he was horrified to see the condition it was in. The paper on the walls was torn and burnt, the windows were broken out, and the wood work was cracked and splintered all around. The chimney was broken off, and even the sills under the house were torn from their original position. The roof also suffered badly, and the house now looks as if it had been hit by a cyclone. It is thought that the lightning entered the house by way of one of the upstairs windows, which was open, and escaped by the door, and the wonder is, that the owner was not killed. His foot is severely injured and he will not be able to get about on it for some time. The house was a fine building and compartively new, and the damage caused can only be repaired at a cost of hundreds of dollars. Mr. PEACH is a native of Tilt Cove, and was for some years mail clerk on the cross country express. His wife was formerly Miss PHILLIPS, daughter of the late Capt. PHILLIPS of Tilt Cove." 
August 11, 1917  Advertisement  "Less Meat if Back and Kidneys Hurt: Take a glass of Salts to flush Kidneys if Bladder bothers you - Drink lots of water. Eating meat regularly, eventually produces kidney trouble in some form or other, says a well-known authority, because the uric acid in meat excites the kidneys, they become overworked, get sluggish, clog up, and cause all sorts of distress, particularly backache and misery in the kidney region, Rheumatic twinges, severe headaches, acid stomach, constipation, torpid liver, sleeplessness, bladder and urinary irritation. The moment your back hurts or Kidneys aren't acting right, or if bladder bothers you, get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any good pharmacy. Take a tablespoonful in a flass of water before breakfast for a few days, and your kidneys will then act fine. This famous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with lithin, and has been used for generations to flush clogged kidneys and stimulate them to normal activity, also to neutralize the acids in the urine so it no longer irritates, thus ending bladder disorders. Jad Salts cannot injure anyone; makes a delightful effervescent lithia water drink, which million of men and women take now and then, to keep the kidneys and urinary organs clean, thus avoiding serious kidney disease." 
August 11, 1917  Labrador Fishing Report  Mr. J. A. S. PEYTON, who has been on the Labrador as far Nain, returned by 'Thetis' Monday. Mr. PEYTON says it is impossible to give any clear account of the floaters North, as there is no means of communication with them, there being not even a motor boat plying on the Northern end. The Moravian boat come up from Okak on July 19th, and reported a sign of fish, but nothing more on lower Labrador. The only two schooners from this locality which he heard from, were 'Andre' of Herring Neck, who is on the way loaded, and Mr. R. YOUNG of Wild Bight with 600. On the upper part of the shore in some places, extraordinary good catches have been made, but generally speaking, he would think the fishery will be below average. Bake apples are numerous on the coast. Salt is badly needed in some places. At the Farmyards seems to have been the best fishing. The 'Prospero' arrived this morning bringing encouring fishery news from North. 
August 11, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted: Blacksmith or Improver wanted for General Mill work. One accustomed to horseshoeing preferred. Apply by letter stating wages required, to the office of this paper. 
August 11, 1917  Advertisement  Picked up, on Dog Bay marsh a purse containing a sum of money, owner can have same by proving property and applying to Bertram F. FRENCH, Tizzard's Hr. 
August 11, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted: Young man with general knowledge of the Dry Goods and grocery business. Applicant will kindly state age and experience and apply by letter or telegram to the Botwood Stores, Botwood. 
August 11, 1917  Mine at Sleepy Cove  "Mr. George ROBERTS and Mr. Edgar HODDER have been at work recently, putting the Sleepy Cove property in shape and pumping out the shaft there." 
August 18, 1917  A.N.D. Company Builds Ships at Botwood  One of the two ships to be built by the A.N.D. Co. at Botwood, is also rapidly taking shape, and it is hoped to launch her before the ice forms. A boiler is being installed at dock, and plank will be sawn there, while pneumatic drilling machines will also be used to bore holes for bolts and trennails, and pneumatic hammers may be used for driving bolts &c. in order to hasten the work. 
August 18, 1917  Horwood Lumber Company's Vessel  Work on the new HORWOOD vessel at Thwart Island is progressing rapidly, and it is hoped to launch her next week. Already plans are being laid for another ship, but it is not yet decided whether she will be built at the same site as this one or at Campbellton. 
August 18, 1917  Personals  "Const. TULK was ordered to Herring Neck by Prospero Saturday, to take a prisoner to the city. We hear that another of Twillingate's young ladies - one 20 cwt. more than the Editor of the SUN - is to enter the matrimonial state this fall. Mr. H. J. HOWLETT went to St. John’s by Prospero last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. F. LINFIELD who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. COOK at Curling, arrived by Clyde Monday. Mrs. Stanley SLADE of Millertown arrived by Clyde Monday and is guest at the Ford Hotel. Mr. SLADE occupies a prominent position with the A.N.D. Co. at Millertown, and is eldest son of the late Fred and Mrs. SLADE of Loon Bay. Mrs. A. COLBOURNE and Mrs. MAYNE left by Clyde for Herring Neck Monday to visit Miss E. COLBOURNE who has been ill and is still far from well. Mr. Edgar SWEETLAND Jr. has secured the position at the Botwood Stores vacated by Mr. LUCAS, and goes thither later. Mrs. (Capt.) Will ROBERTS is guest at the lighthouse. Mr. Abram ROBERTS of Wild Bight, has been here for a week or two visiting relatives. Mrs. MAIDMENT, daughter of Mrs. FOX of Back Hr., arrived by Clyde Monday from Port Arthur, Canada. We understand she will probably remain here some time. Miss Phoebe MITCHARD retuned from Botwood by Clyde Monday. Miss Minnie FOX of Campbellton arrived by Clyde Monday and is guest of Mrs. CLARKE, Arm. Miss Mable BOWERS of Nipper’s Hr., arrived by Prospero last Saturday, and is guest of Miss Jessie DALLEY, Arm. Mr. A. Colbourne went to Fogo by motorboat Friday. Mr. A. G. ASHBOURNE went to St. John’s last Saturday. Mr. Saml. SMITH of the S.S. Clyde, was off last week for a holiday, and Chief Steward MAY is off this week." 
August 18, 1917  Private Charles MOORS  Pte. Chas. MOORS, who went to Canada with the Winsor draft, but who was for a long time ill in hospital with an abscess under his arm, arrived by Clyde Monday, on a brief furlough. Charlie is looking well, but his left arm is still far from right - no joke intended. 
August 18, 1917  Fishery News  The Trade Review claims that soft cured Labrador fish is bound to slump. It also says that 600 squid hounds were driven ashore by fishermen, at Redcliff, Bonavista Bay, last week, and all ran in on the mud in shoal water. The livers make good oil so it says, and the total catch of this bunch is valued at $20,000. Capt. Ambrose PAYNE put into port Tuesday, on the way from Belle Isle, with between seven and eight hundred qtls of fish. He reports GLAVINES, CARROL and all the other fishermen down there as having done well, tho salt is now urgently needed there. 
August 18, 1917  Death  In Loving Memory of Margaret Bayly aged 7 years and eight months, daughter of the late Ernest and Mrs. MANUEL, who died at Tilt Cove, after brief illness, on Saturday, August 11th. 
August 18, 1917  Mr. COLLIS Entertains at Exploits  Mr. COLLIS, the piano tuner, gave an entertainment at the home of Mr. C. A. MANUEL at Exploits on Monday week. About 60 people were present, and a collection for Red Cross work was taken up, while refreshments and ice cream were served during an intermission. Mr. COLLIS left for Change Islds. this week. 
August 18, 1917  Ernest CHURCHILL Comes Home  Seaman Ernest CHURCHILL, R.N.R., son of Mr. Philip CHURCHILL, arrived on Monday by Clyde. Ern is not one of the sort who boast, but he has seen some wonderful doings during his stay on the other side. He was one of the crew of a destroyer on patrol. The SUN extends a hearty welcome to him. 
August 18, 1917  Weather Lore  Old folk often remark on the wet weather which they claim follows a wet Swithin's. This year is no exception, and fish handlers have been much inconvenienced by continued showers, among them being the firm of J. W. HODGE at Fogo, which is delayed in loading their vessel, for market, by the humors of the watery Saint. 
August 18, 1917  Fred WELLS  Mr. Fred WELLS of Little Bay was here this week, representing the Imperial Life Insurance Co. Fred is well known to many here, and some years ago, worked in Mr. W. J. Scott’s shop on the North Side. He had the misfortune to lose his wife last winter, and has two children at Little Bay living with his sister-in-law. 
August 18, 1917  Salvation Army News  Brigadier BETTRIDGE and adj. TILLY of the Salvation Army, arrived on the Army motorboat Thursday, and at night held a public meeting in the Alexandra Hall, at which the Brigadier gave a lecture on the Missionary work of the Salvation Army. Owing to a Sunday School Picnic and a number of other causes, the attendance was not so large as might otherwise have been expected. The lecturer was most interesting throughout. Magistrate SCOTT occupied the chair. Brigadier BETTRIDGE is an English Army Officer. 
August 18, 1917  Letter From Private Powell  "Pte. POWELL Enjoying Life: The following is taken from the Bay Roberts Guardian, and is a letter from Mr. Wilson POWELL to the editor of that paper. ""Here I am at Saint John N. B. having enlisted on June 25th with the 8th Field Ambulance now recruiting in this city, under Capt. MCVEY. We have a gay old lot of fellows numbering about 150. We need 50 more to complete our unit. We have several comedians, a juggler, an actor, commercial men, singers, etc. We are known as 'the happy eighth'. I am the only Newfoundlander in the bunch, most of them being English and Scotch chaps from Boston and New York, who came here to enlist under the Old Flag, rather than under the Stars and Stripes. My work is chiefly office work, being assistant to Orderly Sergt. I like the work well. It’s rough, of course at times, and we have not of the comforts of home, but there are other things to compensate for these discomforts. We have a dandy Captain - MCVEY - and all the men like him. Our N.C.O's too are very good. On Monday we were all out to our O.C.'s suburban home and had a fine time. In the 100 yard dash, the first pulled off, I came first and won a pair riding breeches. Some of the fellows must have been slow, eh? Shall write you more fully at a later date. There goes the bugle for supper, and I must go." 
August 18, 1917  Why Not Send Parcels Directly?  "It has been asked why private parcels may not be dispatched to prisoners of war in Germany. The answer is given very clearly in a little booklet issued by the Canadian Red Cross Society. It says: - ""British prisoners get an allowance of food and clothing from the German Government which, by that Government is deemed sufficient for their needs. Here they are exactly on the same footing as the Russian, or the French prisoners. But we thought, in common with the people of Great Britain, that if we could in any way make the lot of these men of ours more comfortable, we would leave no effort untried in that direction. So thousands of parcels of food and clothing were sent to the British and Canadian prisoners in Germany. Presently it was found that through our very natural desire to succor our own, the Germans were working to destroy the very things for which our boys had risked their lives and their liberty. German spies in Britain and Canada, began to send innocent looking parcels addressed to imaginary prisoners in Germany. When the Captain of the prison got this parcel, he opened it and discovered maps and other plans of the Allies positions, which were of immense military value. One such communication might easily have meant the sinking of a troop ship, or the loss of hundreds of lives on the West front. The only way to get at the trouble was to prohibit the indiscriminate sending of parcels. That was the reason the War Office issued the order that parcels were to be sent from the Red Cross by that agency alone.""" 
August 18, 1917  Devils in Men's Shapes  "A British Port, To-day: Thirty-eight members of the crew of the steamship Belgian Prince, were drowned in the most deliberate manner by a German submarine which sank her, according to an account given by survivors of the British vessel, who have reached British shores. The chief engineer, who was perilously near drowning, gave the following narrative of his experiences: ""About eight o’clock on Tuesday evening, when we were 200 miles off the land, I saw the wake of the approaching torpedo. The vessel gave a lurch as she was hit. I was thrown to the deck among the debris. The vessel listed heavily and we all took to the boats. The submarine approached and shelled the vessel, then ordered the small boats alongside the submarine. The skipper was summoned and taken inside. Others were mustered on the deck of the submarine. The Germans removed the lifebelt and outer clothing of all except eight of us, smashed the lifeboats with axes, and then re entered the submarine and closed the hatches, leaving us on deck. The submarine went about two miles and then submerged. I had a life belt. Near me was an apprentice boy of sixteen, shouting for help. I went to him and held him up until midnight, but he became unconscious and died of exposure. At daylight, I saw the Belgian Prince afloat. I was picked up after eleven hours in the water, by a patrol boat. The Second Engineer, who also was a survivor, succeeded in reaching the Belgian Prince before she blew up. The Germans came on board and looted her. He reported he was in hiding but finally jumped into the sea and kept afloat on the wreckage. The only other known survivor is too ill in Hospital to tell his story." 
August 18, 1917  A Few Observations by Observer:  In a lengthy discourse regarding the Business Profits Tax, the Observer says: ... the Telegram has struggled manfully to 'down' that bill from the first. At first, its arguments seemed reasonable but latterly it has been ready for anything but to let that bill pass. The bill had its weak points certainly, but what strikes the average man as peculiar, is that while the councilors who voted it down professed to be ready to accept the principle of the bill, they made no attempt to make it workable along their lines, and brought in no amendment. Of course perhaps the best explanation of their action are the names of the men who voted it down. They are George KNOWLING, E.R. BOWRING, J. D. RYAN, John HARVEY, John ANDERSON, S. MILLEY, M.G. WINTER, A. F. GOODRIDGE, James RYAN. These men would have to bear some heavy taxation under this bill so it is no wonder theykicked, only they might have been manly enough not to pretend that they didn’t mind. 
August 25, 1917  Personals  Mr. J. W. HODGE and Miss Francis HODGE arrived here last week. Mr. COLLIS the piano tuner, left by Clyde for Change Islds. Monday. Mr. Victor BAIRD, of J. W. HODGE employ, went to Little Bay by Prospero for a holiday. Mr. and Mrs. Gus COLBOURNE and children arrived by Prospero Monday from St. John's, and are guests of Mrs. Wm. HARNETT. Adj. P. SAINSBURY was to leave here Thursday in the Army motorboat for MUSGRAVE Hr., going thence to Wesleyville to spend a couple of weeks. Miss Lucy GUY, of Mr. G. BLANDFORD's employ, went to St. John’s by last Prospero. Mrs. S. FACEY left here by motorboat Tuesday, on the way to Philadelphia, where she has gone for a holiday. Misses. FOLEY, and Louie FIFIELD returned from Tilting by Clyde Wednesday. Mr. CROWTHERS, whose wife has been visiting here for some weeks, arrived from St. John's by Prospero Monday. Mr. and Mrs. John BROMLEY of the Arm, arrived last Thursday from Victoria, British Columbia for a vist to her sister, Mrs. Robert LINFIELD, after an absence of twenty five years. [lghr note: moved to BC in the year 1892.] Mr. Frank STUCKLESS, accompanied by his sister, Mr. and Mrs. SCORE of Cobb's Arm, and Miss Georgina SCOTT, went to Herring Neck in Mr.STUCKLESS' motorboat on Monday. A number of people from Grand Falls to join the Prospero for the round trip North, arrived here last Friday. They included Mrs. SIMPSON and family, Mr. CLOUSTON, and Miss Ida PORTER. They spent a pleasant few days here, and were unanimous in their kind opinion of our little town. Constable TULK, who took up a lunatic last week from Herring Neck, returned by Prospero. Mr. John FIFIELD is engaged painting the Parish Hall, but wet weather interferes considerably. 
August 25, 1917  Fishery News  Codfish is fairly plentiful but bait is scarce and uncertain. Labrador News: The following message was received by Mr. Roland GILLETT yesterday from Capt. John GILLETT who was than at Indian Hr. "Arrived here today 800, Energy loaded, Dolly Mc., Myrtle doing well" John GILLETT. 
August 25, 1917  A.A.G.P.A. Welcomes Heroes  "The Arm folks are determined to show Pte. WHITE the sincerity of their welcome home. Picnics and teas take up a good deal of his time. Yesterday he was invited to a picnic on Burnt Island. Pte. Edward WHITE has great praise for Pte. John BURTON, who is now acting as Military policeman in Scotland. Johnny is a mounted policeman and looks the part, being one of the finest looking M. P. in all Scotland. He is now looking fat and well, although he had severe illness in hospital not so long ago. The Arm Academy Girls Patriotic Assn. tendered an official welcome to our returned heroes - Pte. Edward WHITE and Seaman Ernest CHURCHILL - on Thursday evening near Mrs. Clarke’s. Tables were arranged out of doors, and the whole party was a delightful expression of the honor we are all so proud to pay our soldiers and sailors. Seamen Harold and Albert YOUNG were also present, and were each presented with a pair of socks knitted by the fair members of the Association. The St. Andrew’s folks held their annual picnic on the grounds below the Church at the cross roads on Wednesday, and were blessed with fine weather. A pleasing feature was that the children in procession, marched down as far as Capt. Edward WHITE’s, and on Pte. WHITE appearing, they greeted him with cheers. [Photos, in uniform of] (a) Pte. Edward WHITE, 1st Nfld. Regiment, Gallipoli Veteran. Enlisted Feb. 3rd, 1915, went to the Dardanelles where he was wounded Oct. 23, 1915 at eight in the morning, a bullet shattering his shin bone. His leg was amputated at Alexandria on Nov. 23rd, and he has been in hospital continuously until his discharge from Queen Mary’s Limbless Hospital recently. He had to undergo numerous minor operations on his leg, of which however, skillful surgery saved him the knee. (b) Seaman Ernest CHURCHILL R. N.R who arrived last week on leave for a few weeks. He has been serving on one of the numerous 80 foot American built submarine chasers, which operate off the coast of the British Isles. These craft are equipped with twin screw, gasoline motors and are capable of 24 to 26 knots, being however very 'wet' in a seaway. Ern is son of Mr. Phil CHURCHILL of the Arm, and is very popular among his chums. (c) Pte. Chas. MOORS who has been home on leave and returned to St. John’s by Clyde Wednesday. Charlie had a frightful abscess under his left arm while at Winsor, and is not better yet." 
August 25, 1917  Death  Max SCOTT the youngest son of Robert SCOTT of Fogo, was killed in action recently. He was we believe with the Canadians. 
August 25, 1917  House on Fire  Just as folks were going to tea on Monday, the alarm of fire was sounded, and many men rushed up to find one of the gables of Mrs. Pond’s house, bursting into flame. Apparently a spark from the kitchen fire which had just been lighted, must have dropped on the dry shingles, and ignited them, and at first there seemed little chance of saving it. However willing hands and many buckets of water, succeeded in putting out the fire, but not until a good bit of the gable had been scorched. 
August 25, 1917  Letter From Mr. ADEY Who Found The Gaff  "Dear Mr. Editor: I am the man who picked up the gaff this spring on June 11th, off Western Head. This gaff was floating in the water with about six inches of the staff sticking out of the water, and I saw it while passing in my motorboat, and took it into the boat. The gaff was covered with small weeds, so I noticed nothing on it at the time. I brought it home and put it in my stage. On July 27th I was going away to the fishery, and put the gaff on board my schooner. That evening Saturday, some one aboard noticed the words on the gaff, but as I left at Monday morning, there was no time to do anything, and this explains why the matter was not reported by me. The gaff was not used by me while on the French Shore, and was carefully looked after. James ADEY. (Mr. Adey has handed the gaff in question to us, and it will be sent to the relatives of JACOBS, who may be able to identify it. On the staff, the initials J. J. are clearly cut, evidently having been done by the unfortunate man during some winter evening when the gaff was made. At the lower end of the handle are these words, as though done by a man with but little strength left - ""Down perish April 11"" - There seems no doubt that this must be a record of the four men from Joe Batt's Arm, who were driven off this spring. Editor) [lghr notes: when this incident was reported earlier in the SUN his surname was spelled EDDY.]" 
August 25, 1917  Shipping News  "Schr. Benevolence arrived Thursday, and will load codfish from J.W. Hodge for foreign markets. She is a fine looking vessel. Schr. Mariner Capt. Ed. ROBERTS, arrived here from Fogo this week with freight for EARLE Sons & Co. Schr. M.J.Hickman arrived from St. John’s Thursday, and left again this morning. Schr. M.P.Cashin arrived Thursday evening, with freight for Wm. ASHBOURNE." 
August 25, 1917  Death of Private John CLARKE  Pte. John CLARKE of Campbellton died of wounds on Aug. 14th. 
August 25, 1917  Pretty Rotten Business  "Mrs. Wm. OAKE of the Arm, had five milch goats and one sheep, killed by dogs on Wednesday night, and Mrs. BURTON's sheep's house was nearly torn up by the same brutes, in their efforts to get in. On Tuesday night they broke in Mr. Joseph BULGIN's goat's house, and killed a goat, and Thursday the brutes drove a goat belonging to Mr. WATERMAN, over a cliff and crippled it. Dogs attacked Mr. Azariah ROGERS sheep’s house on Sunday morning and gnawed big pieces off the door, in the attempt to get in. Fortunately Mr. ROGERS heard the brutes before they had time to do any damage. However for here, the dogs proceeded to attack the sheep’s house of Mr. Theophilus INGS, and managed to force their way in before they were discovered, killing two goats and badly biting two others, also injuring a lamb." 
August 25, 1917  Birth  Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen LOVERIDGE on Aug. 20th, a son. 
August 25, 1917  The Observer's Thoughts (Part 1)  The dredge Priestman, so the St. John's papers say, has come down as far as Port Rexton. I don't know anyting of the needs of Port Rexton, but I doubt if their need of that ship is worse than ours. Where are our representatives now. Surely they have been told of the need of that dredge in Twillingate? If they have not, we suggest a public meeting and a protest to inform them. Apparently our legislators think more of partridge berry bills than such useful and needful works, as dredging Shoal Tickle. Speaking of partridge berries, I have never had any sympathy with that bill. We allow people unhindered, to pick unripe bakeapples, which are absolutely unfit for use unless properly ripe, where as we go to work and forbid the picking of unripe partridge berries, although this half-ripe berrie makes an even superior jam to the ripe one. Neither have our legislators the sense to even add a provision that unripe berries may be picked for home consumption. The Observer intends to pick partridge berries - whether within or without the law - for his own consumption, while people are allowed to rob the marshes of unripe bakeapples unhindered. The act should be amended at once, for anything more absurd was never conceived! 
August 25, 1917  The Observer's Thoughts (Part 2)  The Observer is told that the money for the GILLARD's Cove - TIZZARD's Hr. Ferry was voted in due course, yet there is no ferry running, or at least there has neen none all the summer, and many complaints are being made. I do not know who is responsible for this, nor why the ferry is not in operation. Hitherto the Magistrate has published the notices with regard to the ferries. Perhaps he can give the public some information as to who is responsible at the present time, for the non existence of any ferry system between GILLARD's Cove and TIZZARD's Hr. 
August 25, 1917  The Observer's Thoughts (Part 3)  The "submarine" scare of last week shows how easily people are stampeded, and the care that is necessary, to keep one's wits always about them.There are certain things that we can be sure of, first that no enemy craft would show a light, or if she did so, it would be of the type that would shine on others and not on herself. Then we may be sure that such craft would try by all means to escape being seen or detected. And last, if such craft appear, we shall probably hear from them before they give us any opportunity to see them. We should also recollect that the Germans have full access to all charts, and have possibly even better knowledge than we ourselves. So keep cool, and recollect that the best place to meet the Germans is on the deck of one of H. M. Ships or "somewhere in France". 
August 25, 1917  The Observer's Thoughts (Part 4)  Talking of laws, while we are thinking of the partridge berries, it often seems to me that our legislators half the time, do not give a thought to the laws they are making. A couple of years ago there was a great outcry about motorboats - how they were going to ruin the fishery. I am told that at one near-by place, they did actually get up a petition to prohibit the use of motorboats on the fishing ground, and by the same token, there are more motorboats in that place to day to the square yard, then flies in the merchant's gallon with which he measures my molassses. Then there was a great agitation about mufflers for all engines, and a law was passed compelling every motorboat to be equipped with a muffler. Of course the worthy legislators never bothered about whether such a law could be carried out, or whether - like the partridge berry act - it was needful or benificial. Our Assembymen believe in quantity, not quality, and if they can add many new statutes and ordinances to the already growing bulk of our unwieldy laws, they think they are doing good work, pointing with pride at the end of the session, to the number of acts passed as indicative of business done. So some engines wore their mufflers, and some went with low necks like the girls, only the engines which wore no mufflers, make such a fearful cracking as might wake the dead. The worthy Fogo Magistrate, I am told, believes that laws made, should be carried out or repeated, so he is insisting on the "high neck" for motor engines, and all have to wear their mufflers. 
August 25, 1917  Photographs  Photo of Jack PARNELL, R.N.R. and Pte. Cyril SCEVIOUR, 1st Nfld. Gre., son of Mr. Eliphaz SCEVIOUR. Young SCEVIOUR is a Gallipoli veteran, and was also wounded in the July 1st drive last year, both of Exploits. 
August 25, 1917  Government Bull for Botwood  On board the Clyde Monday, there was a Government bull for Botwood. As the Clyde only calls at Botwood returning, it was necessary for one bovine friend to take the whole round trip to Seldom, before reaching his destination. Let's hope he is well fed and watered and meets smooth water. It shows however, how excellently does Government officialdom muddle things. Why the poor brute was not sent to NORRIS Arm, and thence by motorboat, only St. John's officials can explain. What a muddle they do manage to make of things in the "red tape shops". 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  Another steamer, the Fredericia, a Danish vessel of 1098 tons, went ashore at Renews last week in a dense fog. She will likely be got off. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  An 18 month old child of McDougall St. died of poisoning Tuesday. The elder children gave it something which they picked up off the street. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  The Government has appointed a Food Control Board consisting of Hon P. T. MCGRATH, Mr. W. H. LEMESSURIER, and Mr. Geo. GRIMES. Mr. MCGRATH and Mr. LEMESSURIER were members of the H. C. L. Commission, whose reports you have already published briefly. The Food Control Board will probable take charge of stocks of flour and provisions, and see that sufficient is on hand for general consumption and regulate prices. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  A schooner arriving from Burgeo reports picking up a steamers boat about 15 miles from Cape Anguill. The boat had no marks or name. The Prospero was delayed this week, having the wireless installed on board. Mr. BROWN is the operator. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  A large farm on the Thorburn Road, was wiped out by fire Saturday. A ton of hay as well as a quantity of farm implements were destroyed. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  Hon. M. P. CASHIN and Mr. F. MOORE had a bad accident while motoring on the Southern Shore. Decending a steep hill, the car got out of control and upset in a ditch. Both occupants were thrown out and somewhat shaken up, Mr. CASHIN being rendered unconscious for a time. A number of men helped to put the car back on the road, but it was badly smashed up. Mr. CASHIN has purchased the wrecked hull of the Kristiniajford for $2600.00, his being the highest tender. Her spars alone are said to be worth much more than that. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  Work on the new ship building plant at Hr. Grace is being pushed ahead rapidly, and about 120 men are employed there. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  A 12 year old child named EDGECOMBE, was burnt to death at Catalina on Monday week, caused by her attempting to start a fire in the stove with kerosene oil. 
August 25, 1917  Our Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  A steamer which ran on the rocks on the South Coast recently, was successfully refloated yesterday, and brought to St. John's reaching here under her own steam. She went ashore in fog on a shelving point, where she took the grounds and mud heavily, and for three tides, all efforts to move her were futile. Yesterday morning however, there was unusually high tide, and with the help of the steamers Meigle and Petrel, and a large gang of men who got ropes out from various points on the ship, to two anchors that had been previously dropped ahead of her, the other ends of the ropes being attached to winches, a united effort speedily set her swimming again. The operation was a highly successful one, and most creditable to those in charge. A large number of men from the Shore were on the scene from early on Saturday when the ship struck, and they made big money, being paid no less than $20 an hour, or at the rate of $480 a day for their services. This may seem a startling amount, but the explanation is that the position in which the ship lay was a most exposed one, and that an hour of Northeast wind would have damaged her so as to make her perfectly hopeless. Indeed as it was, much of the forepart of her bottom was seriously holed, and she was floating by her tank tops in her first and second compartments. Favored by fine weather, she made her way to port, and will now undergo repairs, which will take a considerable time. At present values for shipping, she is worth about half a million dollars, so that the salvers will make a good day's work. 
August 25, 1917  How Lieut CROWE Met His Death  When his death occured, he was on special patrol duty, in search of a submarine that had been seen off the West coast of Devonshire. Something went wrong with the engine, and his machine nose-dived fifteen hundred feet into the sea in about four seconds, disappearing under the surface. 
August 25, 1917  New Members of the Legislative Council,  Says Monday's Herald - We understand that the newly - appointed members of the Legislative Council, Hon. F. J. MCNAMARA, Hon. S. K. BELL, Hon. T. K. COOK, Hon. A. W. MEWS, will be sworn in at Government House at 4: o'clock this afternoon and will take their seats in the Upper House when it opens at 4:30. 
August 25, 1917  Statutory Notice  In the matter of the estates of John and Josiah COLBOURNE, late of Purcell's Harbour, deceased. Notice is hereby given that, all persons claiming to be creditors of or having any claim upon the estates of said John or Josiah COLBOURNE, are requested to send particulars of their claims duly attested, to the Administrator, and persons indebted to said estates are required to make payment to same, on or before August 31st, 1917, and notice is hereby given that, after the said 31st day of August 1917, the said Administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the estates among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice. Twillingate, August 1st, 1917, Charles WHITE J. P. Administrator. 
September 8, 1917  From Trooper Arthur SCOTT  [The following letter is accompanied by a head and shoulder photograph of Arthur SCOTT in uniform. GW.]France, August 7th. Dear Mother: - I received yours of July 4th, and 11th, also letters from several of the family, also papers; glad all are well &c. We had some hard work up the line and have been moving back for a rest, and we are just getting settled down again, cleaned up and have had a good spell, and we are now ready for ‘Fritz’ again. We have some pretty good work to our credit since we started in the spring, quite a lot of our boys and Officers have won medals. My Troop Officer won the M.C. early in spring and in June he added a bar to it. I was with him on both occasions. We have one V.C., about ten M. Crosses, ten Military Medals, and a number of D.C.M.’s. Our squad S. Major won the ‘Croix De Guerre’, so you see we have been doing our bit, and have been congratulated by Sir Douglas HAIG and General CURTIE commanding the Canadian Forces in France, and several other distinguished Generals. We were in the trenches for a while as dismounted cavalry, and our horses were about ten miles behind the lines in care of half our Regiment. So there are several visitors this summer &c. of which we can talk over when I come home, which I hope may not be long now, if I am lucky enough to pull through and my chances are pretty good. I expect soon to get our 10 days leave of absence to visit England, when I will see our relations and friends there, and may reach Sr. Scott FOSTER’s at Portsmouth and the SCOTTS in London &c. Well I cannot tell you much new so will close with love to all at home. Your affec. boy, ARTHUR. 
September 8, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale: That House belonging to Peter YOUNG, situated on the South Side Twillingate. For particulars apply to James YOUNG or Peter YOUNG, 101 Springdale St. St. John’s. 
September 8, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. Annie B., Capt. Tom DALLEY arrived Thursday loaded. 
September 8, 1917  Separation Allowance  Hon. J. R. BENNETT, Minister of Militia announced Wednesday on behalf of the Government, that a separation allowance of $20 per month will be paid the families of married men now serving or enlisting in the Newfoundland Regiment or Forestry Companies, said allowance to date from Sept. 1st . of this year. This allowance however, will not be paid married men in the Forestry Companies, unless declared unfit for the Regiment. This is in line with what has been already done in Canada. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. Word was received in the city this week of the torpedoing of the Furness Line steamship Durango, while on her way from an English port to Halifax and St. John’s. The Durango has for three years defied the pirates. The ship which was only recently overhauled in an English dry dock, left there on August 16th, and it is supposed that she was torpedoed shortly after. The crew are safe, and the vessel had very little cargo. The Durango was 333 feet long and 1927 tons net. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2)  The secretary of Higher Education announces that, owing to the difficulties of transportation, the results of the June exam will not be received until October. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3)  A number of the ice cream stores in the city are short of ice, and thirst patrons are in trouble. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4)  An old building at the corner of Queen and George Streets collapsed Tuesday with a crash. A number of children were playing near but no one was hurt. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5)  The Danish steamer Fredericia, which went ashore on the South Coast and was got off, has been on dock to have her bottom examined. She came off again, and will go on again when all is ready for her repairs, which will be extensive. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6)  A gang of four youthful robbers was captured by the Police on Wednesday. The leader was given six cuts with the birch, the others being allowed off on suspended sentence. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7)  The banking voyage on the Southern Shore has been a remarkable one this year and large quantities of codfish have been landed. The ‘highliner’ is said to be Capt. V. CLUETT of Belloram with 4200 quintals to date. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8)  The Salvation Army are prepared to build a new citadel on Adelaide St. The new building will be of stone, and the old building will be handed over to the S.A. Boy Scouts. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9)  Food Inspector O’BRIEN, Thursday seized and destroyed four hundred and twenty dozen eggs which were unfit for food. These were imported eggs. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10)  The S. S. Neptune, which went to Northern Greenland in command of Capt. Bob BARTLETT to rescue the McMillan party, were successful, and the ship reached here Thursday afternoon. The ship is leaking badly and goes on dock at once. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 11)  The whole community has been much upset by the terrible accident last week, when Mrs. CHAFE and her child were killed. As the case is now in the hands of the authorities, comment is improper, but it seems that there was some terribly reckless driving. There is far too much carelessness on the part of motor ‘road hogs’ in this city, and the lives of many people have been endangered, while any number of summer dresses and Sunday suits have been ruined, by the spattering mud from these ‘joy riders’. Considering that economy is the watchword, the Budget thinks that a good deal of this ‘joy riding’ could be dispensed with. It is also making hard the lot of the careful and considerate motorist, who respects the rights of pedestrians, as people are beginning to look on all motorists with suspicion. The ‘road hog’ should be rounded up, and the authorities might well use a little more supervision than they have been in the past. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 12)  Early Friday morning, while the inmates of the General Hospital were asleep, a burglar entered the kitchen by way of the window and ransacked the office. Nothing was taken from the place, and when the Police were called by the telephone girl and night nurses who heard him, he had fled, leaving however his cap behind. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 13)  Mr. Richard COSTELLO, a carpenter at Bowring Bros. Premises, fell dead there Friday while working. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 14)  The action of the Butterine factories increasing their prices 3 ½ and 4 cents this week, has caused much concern. Mr. LESMUESSURIER of the Food Control Board, who is at present the only member of that Board in the city, will present his report next week to the Government, to show whether the increase was justified. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 15)  The Gorton - Pew Company are buying up large quantities of fish, not only on the South and West Coasts, but also on the North East Coast and Labrador as well. We hear that Capt. Jack CHURCHILL reports that the only dry fish in the port at which he was discharging, (I presume somewhere in Brazil) was that on board his ship, so that all markets seem to be very clean at present. 
September 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 16)  New York reports $20 a barrel being paid for Newfoundland Scotch-pack herring. Prospects for the fishermen and the whole country seem of the brightest, and our appeal for a spirit of thankfulness of the blessings vouchsafed, which we made last week, seems well timed. 
September 8, 1917  Patent Medicines  The position of the person who sells patent medicines, which contain a large percentage of alcohol, is an unenviable one at the present, and an ambiguous one as well. The whole matter seems in an awful tangle, and business people are very much perplexed to know what to do. I run a shop in Twillingate. I go to St. John’s and among other goods, purchase a few dozen of “Beef Iron and Wine”, or Jamaica Ginger, or similar preparations for people with ‘tummy aches’. No one says me nay. I imagine I am doing a perfectly legal trade. I come home and some ‘booze artist’ in thirsty moments, buys some of my ‘Beef Iron and Wine’ and succeeds in getting an excellent imitation of a full sized ‘jag’, ‘slew’, or ‘souse’ - by whichever name you prefer to label it. He is arrested, tells where the imitation booze came from, and I am hauled to court and fined, for selling goods which made a man drunk, though I may have imagined it was going to be taken in doses of spoonfuls and not by the bottle. Next to me is a shop, which also sells the same stuff, but so long as no one gets drunk off it, nothing is done. It is a most unfair and ambiguous position, and it is high time that the exact position of patent medicines with percentages of alcohol, should be clearly stated by those in authority. If their sale is illegal, let the Government say so, and that quickly, but this anomalous and awkward state of affairs should be ended speedily. 
September 8, 1917  Personal  Mrs. Joseph OSMOND and daughter of Tizzard’s Hr. leave next week for the States where they will take up their residence with other members of the family.
September 8, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted, A young man as shop clerk, with some previous experience in business. Apply to, J. W. HODGE, Path End. 
September 8, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted, A second Grade Teacher, Salary $160. Apply to Reginald C. WHITE, Little Bay Islands September 1 S. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between Sept. 8 and Sept. 18, 1917. GW.] 
September 18, 1917  Railway Accident on the Bonavista Branch  A railway accident occurred on Tuesday on the Bonavista Branch, between Princeton and Southern Bay, when the train left the track. The engineer and fireman were both severely scalded. 
September 18, 1917  Man Drowned at Change Islands  Last Friday during the breeze, a man named EDWARDS of Change Islands was drowned outside there, by falling out of his boat. When the wind began first, EDWARDS came in, but later went off again. During a squall, his mast thwart cracked and the sail went over the side. In trying to get it in, EDWARDS somehow fell overboard. He was seen by other boats to fall in the water, but they were too far away to reach him in time, and he must have been unable to regain his boat, and drowned before assistance could reach him. 
September 18, 1917  Fishery Reports  Capt. Willis HULL, who loaded on the Treaty Shore this summer, arrived this week from Labrador having used all his salt, thus making the second load. Schr. John Earle Capt. Willis HULL arrived Thursday from the Labrador, with salt used. This is the John Earle’s second trip to the fishery and it is said this is a record trip being 1 month and 4 days from this port. Codfish has been plentiful this week, but dogfish are now getting troublesome to hook and line men. We heard of one man losing six jiggers in one day, by dogfish cutting his lines. 
September 18, 1917  Personals (Part 1)  Rev. HUNT’s brother-in-law was severely scalded and injured in the train wreck Tuesday on the Bonavista Branch. The accident to the train on the Bonavista branch was caused by the engine breaking through a wooden trestle bridge. The line was blocked for three or four days. Miss Rose STIRLING went to St. Anthony by Prospero. Magistrate and Mrs. SCOTT had word from Fred and his wife Lina, who were enroute to Vancouver on vacation from Moosejaw, his Firm paying his wages during the trip. They hope to visit home next year, “So might it be”. Nurse Floss SCOTT returned to her work at General Hospital, after a month’s quiet rest at home, which she greatly appreciated. Mrs. A. COLBOURNE who went to Change Islands Wednesday in Mr. HOWLETT’’s motorboat, is staying there for a few days. Mr. OSBOURNE went to Fogo by same boat, which took down a quantity of dry fish. Mr. Tom WELLS has probably the best garden around the neighborhood. He has one turnip, which now measures 26 inches in circumference. 
September 18, 1917  Personals (Part 2)  Mr. Martin PARDY, son of Mr. John PARDY of Little Hr. left by Prospero for Englee to teach school there. Mrs. Capt. Frank ROBERTS accompanied her husband to Fogo this week on board the Schr. Grace. Mrs. Carrie YONG and Miss Dolly YOUNG returned from Bonavista by Prospero. Mr. Alfred HULL, son of Mr. John HULL Sr. left by Prospero for St. Anthony where he goes to teach school. Mr. M. W. COOK, foreman of the Daily Star Printing office, arrived by schr. Greenwood on Wednesday. Mrs. (Dr.) WOOD returned from Catalina by Prospero yesterday. Miss Muriel HODGE arrived from Fogo by Prospero. Mrs. Peter YOUNG arrived here last week by Schr. Grace from St. John’s for a few days stay. Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON and children (4) returned to St. John’s by Clyde Wednesday. Mrs. HARNETT was pronounced this week to be suffering from typhoid, but very slight. REV. Mr. HUNT is kindly taking charge of St. Peter’s during Mr. HARNETT’s quarantine. The Rev. Gentleman was formerly Principal of this school. Mr. Harold BARRETT, Purser of the Clyde, was given sick leave Monday. He is suffering from severe sore throat and other ailments. 
September 18, 1917  Enlistments  MEN ENLISTED FOR WEEK ENDED September 1, 1917. Regiment: St. John’s East, 1; St. John’s West, 1; Harbour Main, 1; Carbonear, 1; Fogo, 1; St. Barbe, 1. Total, 5. Navy: Trinity, 1; Fogo, 1; Twillingate, 1; St. Barbe, 3; Ferryland, 1; Total, 7. 
September 18, 1917  Mining at Little Bay  Mr. Thos. E. WELLS, J.P. was on board the Prospero from St. John’s for Little Bay. Mr. WELLS says things are going well in connection with the Full Pond Mine and he expects the arrival of a schooner net week with dynamite and supplies when work will be begun in good earnest. 
September 18, 1917  The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. (Part 1)  PROSPECTUS: The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. Ltd. Capital $200,000. Divided into Two Hundred Thousand Shares of One Dollar Each. Provisional Directors: Thomas E. WELLS, Esq., Magistrate, Little Bay. Patrick BURKE, Esq., J.P., Merchant, Little Bay. Bernard NORRIS, Esq., Merchant, Three Arms, N.D.B. The Company holds under 99 year lease, ten, and under license, six locations of three hundred and twenty acres each, situated fifteen miles from Millertown Junction, and an equal distance from Hall’s Bay. Leases will be applied for the six licenses as the license period expires. The locations cover the whole section of country known to prospectors and miners as “The Gull Lake Prospect”. Only two of the above areas have been prospected, the others are along the ore zone. On these two areas, copper of high grade has been found to exist, capped with pyrite which is the usual occurrence in this country. One shaft has been sunk to a depth of fourteen feet only, and the ore found the whole width of the shaft, averaging 11% copper, and no walls. 
September 18, 1917  The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. (Part 2)  The vein which started six inches wide on the surface, at fourteen feet is over four feet wide, assaying 15% copper, as per assay of D. James DAVIES, Government Analyst, with no walls, showing mixed lode on both sides of vein. The vein shows no sign of cutting out, and the Company have every reason to believe that it will widen as the shaft is sunk. It is believed that by sinking this shaft 120 feet with cross cuts, it will be proved that this one claim in itself, is a very valuable property, and will be readily disposed of. East of this shaft one mile and a quarter, several pits and cross trenches have been opened, showing the lode to the East of said shaft, over one hundred and fifty yards wide; thirty feet of this is an outcrop of yellow ore, carrying on surface 2% of copper and 40% of sulphur, as per Professor DUNSTAN’s assay. About four miles further East, there are large pieces of boulders of ore scattered on the surface, some of which would weigh 150 tons, which average 7.25 per cent copper. 
September 18, 1917  The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. (Part 3)  The proposed Hall’s Bay Railway line runs right through the property, and in the event of copper in paying quantities being found, a line could be run from Hall’s Bay, a good shipping port, to the property, for the transportation of ore at a low cost, as the country is practically level and free from rock cuts. No difficulty will be experienced in the transport of prospecting material, as the road from Hall’s Bay to the property, has already been used by the original owners for this purpose. The original owners of the claims have expended over $3,000 in connection with them. They have now formed themselves into a limited liability company for the purpose of raising further moneys to develop the properties. The Company at present offers for subscription 15,000 shares of one dollar each. The money raised by the sale of these shares will be used for the purpose of doing such development work on the property, as well, (1) Justify them in inviting further subscriptions and working the mine themselves, or (2) Place themselves in such a position as to be able to show to outside capital the value of the property, and to sell the whole or part of the property, as a proved property. 
September 18, 1917  The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. (Part 4)  No part of the capital applied for will go to the original holders of the property as payment of their shares. They have already been paid in shares in the Company. Development work will be immediately started upon the two claims mentioned above. It must be remembered that the Company holds sixteen claims of one-half square mile each, most of which show promising indications. The successful development of one claim would mean reimbursement of all expenditures, and the prospect of large prices for the remainder of the property. The original holders of the property have the greatest confidence in its possibilities. Among them are: - Thomas E. WELLS, Magistrate, Little Bay; P. J. BURKE, Esq., J. P., Little Bay; James NORRIS, Esq., Merchant, Three Arms, N.D.B.; Edward DOYLE, Esq., Registrar Births, Deaths, Marriages, St. John’s; William W. BAIRD, Esq., Mgr. Horwood Lumber Mills, Campbellton, N.D.B.; Chesley MANUEL, Esq., Merchant, Exploits. 
September 18, 1917  The Great Gull Lake Copper Co. (Part 5)  All of whom will be glad to give intending purchasers any information, which they may possess. Mr. Jas. A.W.W. McNEILY of St. John’s, Solicitor, may be applied to for any particulars as to the due incorporation of the Company and as to the validity of its titles. A general meeting of the Company will be held on Thursday, September 13th, at Little Bay, at 6 p.m., when the provisional directors will retire, and directors will be elected in accordance with the Articles of association of the Company. Applications for shares may be made to: - THOMAS E. WELLS, Little Bay, and WM. H. JACKMAN, Tailor, St. John’s. 
September 18, 1917  Re Food for Prisoners  "The following Cablegram from London, which has been kindly handed us by Rev. C. CURTIS for publication, will be of interest to all those who have friends or relatives prisoners of war in Germany. London Sept. 6th, 1917 CURTIS, Twillingate. Your letter CHAPMAN; Newfoundland Association, supplies, W. C. CURTIS and all prisoners reported from Germany with regular food parcels and clothes. Please circulate information. REEVE, Secretary." 
September 18, 1917  Advertisement  MEN WANTED For Lumber woods, Good Wages Paid. Apply to St. Lawrence L.P. & S.S. co.,] Stanleyville, Bonne Bay. 
September 18, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. Greenwood, Capt. Harry MANUEL arrived Wednesday from St. John’s. Mr. HODGE’s vessel left yesterday for Fogo to complete her cargo before sailing for foreign market. Schr. Stanley Smith, Capt. Ethelbert VATCHER, arrived from Labrador Wednesday with 850 qtls. Schooner Energy, Capt. James CHURCHILL arrived from Labrador Monday night with 900 barrels, being on the way home since the 17th of August. We understand the Schr. Springdale which was undergoing some repairs to her keel here this week, leaves for Labrador where Capt. JENKINS will purchase and load fish for the Gorton Pew Co. 
September 18, 1917  Drunk and Disorderly  Drunk and Disorderly Five Bottles Ferrovim Too Heavy Cargo. Last Saturday a group of young fellows who had more money than sense, and suffering from very dry throats, decided to sample Ferrovim as an internal lubricant. No less than five bottles of this substitute for something stronger, were purchased at a store, and very soon, three young fellows from the South Island became noisily and offensively drunk. They entered the Victoria Hall and annoyed people there, till the showman turned on them and they decided to get out. In the streets they continued a repetition of their antics, until Constable TULK came along, when seizing two of them by the collar, he ignominiously marched them off to cool themselves off in the courthouse gaol. They were let go next morning, and summoned to appear before Judge SCOTT on Tuesday, who administered a reprimand, and touched their pockets to the tune of $10 each. 
September 18, 1917  Advertisement  LOST on Friday, August 31st about 4 miles off Long Point, a skiff. Will finder please notify this Office or Arthur FRY, Southern Bay, Bonavista Bay. 
September 18, 1917  Joe WELLS Killed  Among the killed in action in the engagement of August 14th, was Pte. Joe Warren WELLS, an employee of the daily News office. Joe WELLS was son of the late Wm. WELLS of Twillingate and will be remembered by many of the present generation. 
September 18, 1917  The Uranus  The motorboat Uranus, which did the Northern Labrador mail service so “successfully” last year, put into port Monday night. She is now engaged in the inspection of refined cod oil plants. Mr. COYELL is in charge. His wife and daughter have been staying here, guests at Magistrate and Mrs. SCOTT. 
September 18, 1917  Launching of New Vessell  The launch of the new Horwood vessel will take place on Monday Sept. 18th, according to advices received. We understand that she has been already sold, having been brought by the Hr. Grace Shipbuilding Company. The Clyde took some heavy pieces of oak and elm to Thwart Island Monday for use in the cradle. As soon as this ship is launched another will be at once begun in the same place. 
September 18, 1917  Fire at Norris Arm  A bad fire occurred at Norris Arm on Sunday when Reid’s freight shed, the Ryan hotel, and Spurrel’s place, were destroyed. The fire occurred first in the freight shed, and the station was only saved with difficulty, as but a few feet separate them. Fears for the safety of the dock, where Martin’s vessel is being built, were entertained, but fortunately the fire did not reach it. A train arrived shortly after the fire started and good work was done by it in saving the station. How the fire started is a mystery. 
September 22, 1917  Personals (Part 1)  Misses Irene and Dulcie HARBIN leave shortly for Canada to enter a hospital to train as nurses. Mrs. J. W. ROBERTS and Don COOK left by Clyde Thursday for Curling. Mrs. H. J. HOWLETT went to St. John’s by Prospero. We understand Mrs. HOWLETT and children will reside in the City during the coming winter. Mr. Samuel STUCKLESS returned to Herring Neck by Prospero. Naval Reservist Weston SKINNER arrived by Clyde Monday. We hear that he has been discharged as medically unfit for further service. Nevertheless he has done his part just as much as if he had gone on active service. Mrs. T. MANUEL ARRIVED FROM loon Bay by motor boat on Sunday and is staying with her sister Mrs. Jas. YOUNG. Mrs. MANUEL has been very ill this summer, but is now improving. Mrs. COOK and Miss PAYNE daughters of Mr. George PAYNE Wild Cove arrived last week and are staying here a few weeks. Mr. Edgar HODDER has been very sick recently but is getting about again now. 
September 22, 1917  Personals (Part 2)  Mr. George ROBERTS, who has been suffering from an attack of quinsy, is now improving. Rev. HUNT goes to Morton’s Hr. today for services on Sunday. Rev. BAILEY will officiate in his stead here. Miss Jacqueline SCOTT for Fogo passed south on the Clyde Monday from Canada. Mr. Alfred COLBOURNE visited his sister Miss Ellen COLBOURNE at Herring Neck this week. Miss COLBOURNE is very ill. Rev. HUNT goes to St. John’s to attend the Diocesan Synod, which opens shortly, by Prospero next week. Rev. R. C. WHITE who is stationed at Little Bay Islds. Arrived by last Prospero. He preached here twice last Sunday. Mrs. COYLES and daughter returned to St. John’s by Clyde Thursday. A white pony for Mr. HODGE came by Clyde Monday. St. Peter’s school has now upwards of ninety pupils on the register. Little Arthur COOK, son of Mr. M. W. COOK, is seriously ill with pneumonia. The little fellow had a serious attack of this disease two or three years ago. Mr. Edgar SWEETLAND went to Botwood by Clyde Thursday to enter Ayre & Sons store there. Master Don SCOTT who has been visiting at Botwood, returned this week. Don had an exciting experience while visiting Grand Falls. 
September 22, 1917  Shipping News  Earle’s and Hodge’s vessels at Fogo are nearly loaded and will likely sail shortly. The Govt. cruiser Fiena arrived here Sunday night with the Circuit Court. Schr. Fleetwing, Capt. Andrew GREENHAM, arrived last week with the second load this season. Schr. Gondola Capt. John ROBERTS, with 850 bbls. codfish arrived on Sunday from Labrador. Schr. Premier, Capt. Thos. WHITE, arrived at Herring Neck last week with 1300 qtls. from Labrador. The Norwegian steamer Haoken VII which was chartered by parties in St. John’s to load codfish, was torpedoed last week. The Prospero, which arrived here last week, was full of freight and was unable to take a quantity of drummed fish and oil from businessmen here, which was waiting for her. Schr. Mariner, Capt. E. I. ROBERTS, from Labrador with fish for Gorton Pew Co. at Bay Roberts, put into port Saturday. Mrs. ROBERTS, who accompanied her husband on the trip North, got off here. Mr. M. W. COOK returned to St. John’s by this ship. Schr. Signet, Capt. Isaac GREENHAM arrived last week with full load. Tremendous quantities of salt codfish are being shipped at Change Islds. And all the businessmen have their stores full. Good, “make” is insisted on and all the fish being bought is in good shape. Mr. Solomon ROBERTS has a vessel due from Europe now and she will take some 4000 quintals to market. 
September 22, 1917  Shipping News (Part 1)  A big steamer recently loaded at Botwood and takes cargo to Australia via Panama Canal. Schr. Sea Lark, Capt. Lewis PURCHASE, arrived this week from Labrador with about 750 barrels having used their salt. Schr. Lucy C, Capt. Mark LUTHER, arrived last Saturday with 200 barrels of fish from Labrador. Schr. Gerfalcon, Capt. Jas. JANES, arrived Thursday with 700 bbls. codfish. The Schr. Minas Queen, owned by W. C. JOB of New York, connected with the firm in St. John’s, has been torpedoed, with loss of the whole crew except the boatswain. Schr. Sunshine, COSTELLO master, owned by HISCOCK, Brigus, put in port Thursday. She has 13 crews aboard and left Smokey last Friday. Schr. Ada E. Young, Capt. Elias YOUNG arrived from Labrador this week with 700 bbls. codfish. Schr. Emblem of Hope, Capt. Abe. WHITE arrived this week from Labrador with 600 bbls. codfish. Mr. James BOYDE of Farmer’s Arm was here in his schooner this week with codfish for Earl Sons & Co. Schr. Maggie Sullivan arrived this week and is loading for J. W. HODGE. Schr. Humming Bird, Capt. Wm. OAKE arrived last Tuesday with 809 bbls. from Labrador. 
September 22, 1917  Shipping News (Part 2)  PHOTO - STORE of Mr. Arthur MANUEL and BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA BUILDING. This block is owned by Mr. MANUEL who rents part to the bank. One of Twillingate’s many fine stores. Mr. MANUEL has built up a good business, and is steadily increasing his trade. 
September 22, 1917  Death  DIED Saturday Sept. 15th, Viola Muriel, darling child of Mr. and Mrs. James BURTON of Durrel's Arm, aged 11 years and 8 months. ‘There’s a home for little children, Above the bright blue sky, Where Jesus reigns in glory A home of peace and joy’. 
September 22, 1917  Lieut. Fred POND  We understand that Lieut. Fred POND, son of Mr. Wm. POND of the Arm, who was severely shell shocked in Flanders this spring, and who has been back to Canada for some time, is expected here by Clyde next week if he can get leave. 
September 22, 1917  Marriage  The wedding of Lily, daughter of Mr. Archibald ROBERTS of bluff Head Cove and Mr. Wolsey ROBERTS of Loon Bay, took place on Wednesday at the South Side Methodist Church. The bride wore a dress of white silk, with white hat and was given away by her father, while her three sisters acted as bridesmaids. Messrs. LINFIELD of Loon Bay supported the groom. We understand that the newly wedded couple will proceed to Boston shortly. The Sun joins in wishing health, wealth and happiness to Mr. and Mrs. ROBERTS. 
September 22, 1917  Mrs. F. ROBERTS is 100  [This article is accompanied by a photograph of Mrs. Roberts. GW.] Flags were flying throughout the town on Thursday in honor of Mrs. F. ROBERTS, who that day attained her century. Mrs. ROBERTS is fairly well for such an old lady, and the Sun joins with others in offering many happy returns. 
September 22, 1917  Forest Fire on Random Island  BIG FOREST FIRE. A destructive fire was reported raging on Random Isld. this week near Britannia Cove. The Anglican Church at Petley, ten homes and sawmill have been destroyed, Hickmans Hr. and Britannia Cove are in danger of destruction. It is at Petley that Mr. W. BUGDEN, formerly principal of St. Peter’s school here, is living. 
September 22, 1917  Letter to Miss POND  Ludgershall England, Aug. 19th, 1917. Dear Miss POND: You cannot imagine how delighted I was to receive a pair of socks apparently knitted by you. I was more than pleased to receive them. I was glad to know you take an interest in the soldiers. I am an Australian and have been to France for about ten months. Should I be fortunate enough, I hope some day to take a trip to your country. Owing to the activity of enemy submarine warfare, we receive very little mail from Australia and lose that which we most desire - our cigarettes and tobacco. I expect to soon be returning to the land of fight. Again, thanking you for the kind gift, I shall now conclude, hoping to hear from you shortly. I am sincerely yours, B. SWINBON 
September 22, 1917  Advertisement  FOR SALE. Mare, weight 600, with carriage harness. Apply Dr. WOOD or this office. Sept. 22 t.f. 
September 22, 1917  Forest Fire at Musgrave Harbor  A big fire was raging inside Musgrave Hr. when the Clyde was South. One man had his whole crop of potatoes destroyed by the flames. 
September 22, 1917  Advertisement  UMBRELLA, left in J. W. HODGE’s Store last week. Owner can get same at Sun Office by paying cost of notice. 
September 22, 1917  Warm Day  Wednesday was a very warm day for September. Mr. PEARCE’s thermometer registered 72 in the shade, quite a record. 
September 22, 1917  Public Notice  St. John’s Central Hospital. The Artificial Limb Department of the General Hospital will reopen on the 5th instant and continue in operation for about one month. It will be as heretofore, under the management of an excellent limb fitter from the J. F. Rowley Company, Artificial Limb Manufacturers, Chicago, Illinois. Persons requiring new limbs can be measured and accurately fitted, and old limbs requiring adjustment and repairs will receive attention. Expert advice may at the same time be obtained on all matters pertaining to the artificial limb and its use. For any further particulars as to cost, etc., apply to the Superintendent. By Order James HARRIS, Secretary. Sept 15, 22, 19, Oct 6. 
September 22, 1917  Military Medals Awarded  A cable from the pay and Record Office, Wednesday says that the following decorations have been awarded to the 1st Nfld. Regiment. Capt. G. PATTERSON, Mil. Cross; Distinguished Conduct medals to Sergt. DUNPHY, Corp. H. ROYLES. Military medals to Sergt. A. HAMMOND, St. John’s; L.C.J. ROSE, Clarke's Beach; Ptes. Jas. SIMMS, Fogo; T. O'NEIL, Salmonier; V. MULLETT, Wesleyville; Arthur MURRAY, Adam's Cove; T. J. MEANEY, St. Mary’s; John J. PEDDLE, St. John’s; H. SPURREL, Pool’s Island; E. WISEMAN, Boot Hr; Geo LACEY, St. John’s; Frank DAWE, Kelligrews. 
September 22, 1917  Advertisement  MOTOR BOAT for sale. 31 x 7. Good sea boat. Has house all over which can be easily removed to make open boat. Engine 10 h.p. Wolverine; has had expert attention and in excellent running order; magneto, reverse propeller. Boat 3 years old, and at present boat and engine prices at remarkable bargain. Apply Sun Office.
September 22, 1917  Quebec Bridge Completed  After two previous attempts, the great Quebec bridge across the St. Lawrence, was completed on Thursday, when the massive centre span was bolted in position. In the first attempt, lower down the river, one of the huge cantilever arms collapsed, owing to failure of the pier on which it rested. During the attempt to raise the centre span on this bridge, the jacks collapsed and the whole mass of steel fell into the river. In both accidents a number of workmen lost their lives. 
September 22, 1917  Death  Hon. John RYAN died at St. John’s on Wednesday night. 
September 22, 1917  HORWOOD's Vessell Launched  Campbellton, Friday - The launch of Horwood’s vessel took place at Thwart Island on Tuesday morning, in the presence of upwards of 500 visitors, who came in motorboats from Campbellton, Lewisporte, Botwood, Lawrenceton, Exploits, Springdale, Morton’s Hr., and Horwood. As the vessel slid from the stocks she was christened “Attainment” by Mrs. HORWOOD. The Attainment, which is of 350 tons, was towed to Campbellton on Friday by S. S. Clyde. Here she will be sparred, rigged and the finishing touches added. Mr. HORWOOD intends building two vessels at Campbellton, the coming winter of 500 tons each. The Sun joins in congratulations to Mr. HORWOOD and his many helpers on the success of their achievement. Good luck to the Attainment. 
September 22, 1917  Bitten by a Dog  A little boy, Clinton, son of Mr. Alex HODDER, received a nasty bite yesterday from a dog owned by Mr. STUCKLESS. The boy was bitten just above the eye. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. Henry CAUDIE, aged 25, married, a native of England, was electrocuted at the Mount Pearl wireless station on Friday night. He was found lifeless on the floor, his body being severely burnt by the current from a 13,000-volt generator. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 2)  Ten fish carriers have arrived safely during the past week from foreign markets. Not one fish carrier has been lost during the present month. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 3)  Since the unfortunate accident when Mrs. CHAFE and her child were killed, there has been a stirring in Police circles, and many motorists have been arrested and fined for speeding and neglect of lights. As a result, conditions are much improved, and there is less careless driving. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 4)  The death of Mr. Fred SMALLWOOD, head of the Fred Smallwood Boot and Shoe manufacturing concern, occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9th. Deceased was only sick a short time, his death being due to heart trouble. Two sons survive, Walter who becomes manager of the concern, and Fred with the 1st. Nfld. Regiment. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 5)  Several salt cargoes are now due here, so there will be no shortage of this commodity now. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 6)  The Magisterial enquiry into the motorcar tragedy is being held before Judge MORRIS. Lawyer McNEILY is prosecuting and Mr. HIGGINS is acting for PARKER, the car owner and driver. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 7)  The premises formerly owned by James STOTT on Water Street has been purchased by the Government as the Liquor Controller’s establishment. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 8)  The General Hospital is filled to overflowing at the present time, and many patients are waiting at boarding houses to gain admittance. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 9)  St. John’s has a full sized circus now. The Wonderland Circus occupied a whole train. The show is said to be a very fine one. 
September 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 10)  In the inter - towns baseball matches the city won from the Bell Island team. The city team has now gone to Grand Falls and plays its match with the paper town team on Saturday. 
September 22, 1917  Death  The death of Richard WHITE, for over 25 years inspector of light houses occurred Wednesday Sept. 12th. 
September 22, 1917  Supreme Court  The Supreme Court on Circuit arrived here on Sunday night. The Chief Justice opened court on Monday morning. There were only two cases, both civil, heard during the sitting. The first was the case of LOVERIDGE vs. LOYTE. This was a case in which Mr. S. LOVERIDGE, executor of the late John LOYTE, summoned Mr. Wm. LOYTE for sale of property claimed to belong to the estate. It developed that Mr. LOVERIDGE while executor, was also a legatee under the will, and his Lordship pointed out the impropriety of this. This case was dismissed. The other case was that of an old man TUCK at Herring Neck. Some time ago TUCK deeded certain property of his, to one of his sons, on condition that he should support him. This TUCK claimed, he failed to do, and he brought suit to have the deed cancelled. This was granted, and the son was ordered to return certain property of the father’s, valued at $300, and to pay costs. The defendant became much excited, and dramatically after he reached the open air, threatened to drown himself. The court closed at eleven on Tuesday night, the Fiona sailing for Fogo at daylight. 
September 22, 1917  Forest Fire at Boyde's Cove  A forest fire in the neighbourhood of Boyde's Cove was observed on Tuesday. 
September 22, 1917  New Schooner Built at Norris Arm  The Schr. Pauline Martin being built at Norris Arm by Mr. M. E. MARTIN, will be launched about the middle of October. She will likely come here or to Fogo, and take a cargo of codfish for foreign markets. Mr. MARTIN will also begin work on three new vessels immediately the Pauline is launched, two of them being of 300 tons and one of 500 tons. 
September 22, 1917  Potato Crop  Potatoes are plentiful all over the continent of America this year; the United States crop will be about 467 million bushels, nearly twice the 1916 crop. 
September 22, 1917  Advertisement  “Discharged soldiers who will be available for Recruiting work during the next few months are asked to communicate with the Department of Militia, St. John’s.” sep. 22, oct.6, 20, nov. 3. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. More motorists were arrested and before the court. There have been however few convictions, though there is yet room for much improvement. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 2)  While Michael O’DONALD and his mother were driving home from Church at St. Josephs last Sunday, the horse took fright and jumped over a bridge, upsetting carriage and occupants into the gulch. O’DONALD was badly injured and his mother died. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 3)  Word has been received that Mr. R. G. REID, Jr., son of Mr. R. G. REID, has been appointed as Flying Instructor at Toronto. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 4)  A large quantity of salt beef, salved from the wreck of the Belgian relief steamer, was brought here by Portia. Now, watch the food profiteers turn a trick. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 5)  Several schooners have arrived at Halifax with codfish cargoes, and a regular fleet with salt, flour &c. is leaving there this week. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 6)  Another Spanish vessel reached port this week, the third this season. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 7)  In the inter-towns baseball matches, the city beat the Grand Falls team after a hard struggle. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 8)  A large number of outport schooners loaded salt from a ship now in port, and sailed last week. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 9)  A new vessel of 300 tons has been purchased by Messrs. Job Bros. for use in the fish-carrying trade. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 10)  A collision between a motorcar and horse, occurred on Monday on Freshwater Road, when the horse shied as a car was passing, and jumped in front of it. The horse was knocked down, the car was smashed, and the driver thrown out, though not being seriously injured. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 11)  Another Furness liner, the Grampian Range, was sent to bottom by a German raider a couple of weeks ago. She was one of the largest and newest of the Furness boats. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 12)  Eleven automobile owners gave the children of the C. of E. Orphanage a treat on Tuesday, when the youngsters were all taken for a ride around the “pond” and to Mount Pearl. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 13)  Four youthful thieves who were arrested Monday night for stealing watches, flashlights, pipes, and tobacco, from Garland’s bookstore, were convicted, and two received lashes with the birch, while two got 60 days in the Pen. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 14)  The Wonderland Circus opened on Saturday evening, and it is said over 2000 people were in attendance. The new Inspector Gen. HUTCHINGS, visited the circus at the Prince’s Rink on Tuesday, and ordered the closing of the wheel of Fortune and Palmistry Camp, as not being in compliance with the law. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 15)  Mr. C. B. BLACKIE of the Dominion I. & S. Co., was in town this week, having been to Conception Bay, where he paid the first instalment of pensions to the families of the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in the explosion at the New Waterford coal mine. The monthly allowances are from $20 to $40 per month, according to the number of dependants. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 16)  There is a great scarcity of lumber in the city at the present time. Some city contractors have had to cease work temporarily on jobs. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 17)  The young man who was killed at the Marconi Station last week, was buried with Naval honors on Sunday. Along the line of march the C.L.S. band rendered the “Dead March in Saul” while thousands of citizens viewed the procession. It was a most impressive, solemn scene. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 18)  Diphtheria has appeared at the lunatic asylum, and one of the nurses suffering from the disease, was removed to the Hospital. A few days after, a case developed at the General Hospital, the patient being promptly removed. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 19)  Our Newfoundland boys are still keeping up their end of the plank, for cable advices inform us, that fifteen members of the Nfld. Regiment had won honors for bravery on the battlefield. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 20)  Several very fine schooners have recently been added to our Mercantile Marine, some have arrived and others are on the way. Some 50 or 60 schrs. Have recently arrived in port with cargoes ranging from 500 to 700 quintals of fish. It is said the skippers will not sell for price offered. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 21)  The shooting season opened last Thursday, and many sportsmen left town for the hunting grounds. Rabbits were on the Market for the first time Friday, and were offered for sale at the exorbitant price of 80 cents per brace. Here is a chance for the Food Control Board to get in some work, for persons should not be allowed to impose upon the public, and charge whatever they like. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 22)  Dogfish are reported so plentiful at Portugal cove that the people are using them for the gardens. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 23)  The Hon. James RYAN, M. L. C., one of the healthiest businessmen in the country, died at his residence on Rennie's Mill Road on Wednesday evening of last week. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 24)  No doubt careless berry pickers have been the cause of the forest fires at Britannia and elsewhere, and through whose carelessness, so much destruction has been wrought in the former place. Berry pickers should be more careful when lighting fires in the woods and see that they are put out when the cooking is over, and not left to burn out, as is usually the practice. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 25)  Although $65.00 per month has been offered seamen, the foreign Masters find it difficult to obtain men at that figure. 
September 29, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 26)  A few nights ago on Water St. West, Mrs. EBSARY, who lives on Pleasant St., and Mr. Reuben HORWOOD, had a narrow escape from the careless use of firearms. Some unknown person or persons gave both Mrs. EBSARY and Mr. HORWOOD a bad fright by the careless use of firearms. Mrs. EBSARY was sitting in her parlor when a revolver bullet crashed through the glass, cut her arm, and lodged in a lounge quite near. Mr. HORWOOD was at work in his office when he was disturbed by a bullet coming through the glass behind him and became embedded in the woodwork. The Police detectives have the matter in hand. 
September 29, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. Maggie Sullivan left for St. John’s Monday with cod oil from J. W. HODGE. Schr. Springdale, Capt. Joe JENKINS, put into port on Sunday on her way from Labrador. While coming up she picked up a wrecked schooner belonging to WINSOR of Wesleyville, with masts and sails carried away, and towed her into St. Anthony. During Saturday and Sunday the following schooners arrived from Labrador: Ethel E., John PHILLIPS, 600; Martello, Wm. PIPPY, 750; Tidal Wave, Nath. JENKINS, 830. A small schooner owned by Mr. Joseph WARR of Little Hr. and under hire by Mr. Fred STUCKLESS, ran aground in Main Tickle on Wednesday night, with about 80 qtls. of fish on board. After the fish had been discharged, she was successfully got off with motorboats, and is not damaged. Mr. ELLIOTT, of Elliott & Co., Change Islands, is getting a schooner ready to send “across” with fish, but is having some difficulty in crewing her. Schr. Grace, Capt. F. ROBERTS arrived yesterday from South, having discharged part cargo at Fogo. Schr. Hickman, Capt. Robert YOUNG, arrived yesterday from St. John’s. Schr. Pansy, Capt. O. MANUEL discharged lumber here this week from Loon Bay. Practically all the Labradormen excepting Capts. Jas. GILLETT, BORDEN and Jas. ANSTEY, are home. 
September 29, 1917  Time Changes  Tomorrow we forsake the ways of John ANDERSON and return to solar time, or what some of the more antiquated people call "God’s time". (as though to an Infinity there could be such a thing as time). We shall notice the difference tremendously now that the days are shortening so. I do not think John ANDERSON’s scheme has hurt, or hindered anyone, and many people have benefited by it. It has given the clerk in store or office a chance for an evening’s chores at home or amusement, outside that was never his before. The children have been the ones who benefited least, and only parents know how difficult it is to persuade youngsters to go to bed with the sun shining. I imagine therefore, that while the scheme was not received entirely with hurrahs, there is no great opposition to its continuance another year. 
September 29, 1917  Shorter Dresses  The Longer the War Lasts, the Shorter the Skirts get! A special cable to the New York Herald announced that the dress makers in Paris have decided that 4 1/2 instead of 5 1/2 yards shall be used in making ladies dresses, and consequently dresses will be shorter. Help! 
September 29, 1917  Public Notice  Under the provisions of Section 4 of the Saw Mills Act, 1914. Notice is hereby given that it is proposed to prohibit the rinding of growing or standing trees on land in the District of Twillingate, hereinafter described, namely: - That portions of land situate at Hall's Bay, bounded on the South by Woodford’s Arm, and on the North by Dock Point, extending back three miles from the shore. R. A. SQUIRES Colonial Secretary Dept. of the Colonial Secretary, September 17th, 1917. sept 29 oct 6 
September 29, 1917  Advertisement  WANTED, a young man with a general knowledge of shop keeping. Must be prepared to handle dry goods, groceries, hardware and provisions. Apply to the Editor Twillingate Sun. 
September 29, 1917  Public Notice  Notice is hereby given that under authority of Section 6 of the Saw Mills Act, 1914, it is proposed to prohibit the cutting of timber for milling purposes, over the following areas of land, namely: - 1 - All that piece and parcel of land situate on the North side of the bottom of South West Arm, Green Bay, in the District of Twillingate, and being all Crown land lying within one mile of the shore of the said Arm, between Budgell’s Brook and Corner Brook. 2 - All that piece and parcel of land situate on the North side of the said South West Arm, Green Bay, and being all the Crown land lying within one mile of the shore of the said Arm, between Mansfield’s Point and Hawke Brook. 3 - That portion of land situate at Hall's bay, bounded on the South by Woodford's Arm, on the North by Dock Point, and extending back three miles from the shore. 4 - All that piece and parcel of land situate on the South Side of South West Arm, Green Bay, within three miles from the shore. R. A. SQUIRES Colonial Secretary, dept. of the Colonial Secretary, September 17th, 1917. sept 29 oct 6 
September 29, 1917  No Reflection Intended.  In our report of the Court proceedings last week, one part seems to have given offence to one of the litigants. In reporting the case of LOVERIDGE vs. LOYTE we stated that the Judge pointed out that it was improper for a legatee of a will to be the administrator of the estate. In mentioning this we had absolutely no desire to cast any reflection on Mr. LOVERIDGE, whose integrity and character are so well known, but rather in the nature of information, so that future executors might be guided in their dealings. We make this explanation without any pressure from Mr. LOVERIDGE, and regret that he misconstrued our words as a reflection on him. Such was not implied or intended. 
September 29, 1917  New Steamer  A steamer to replace the Norwegian steamer that was torpedoed has been secured by the fish exporters. She will be able to take 2000 casks more, than the lost ship, and her cargo will likely be over 40,000 quintals. All indications are that there will be little difficulty in getting our fish to market, and no slump in prices seems likely. 
September 29, 1917  Pte. H. Augustus HOUSE  [A head and shoulders photograph of Augustus House in Military uniform, accompanies this article. GW.] Pte. H. Augustus HOUSE, 1st, Nfld. Regt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HOUSE of North Side Twillingate. Enlisted last winter after previous unsuccessful attempts, and was in Scotland when last heard from. ‘Gus’ was employed with Mr. G. BLANDFORD and later was Manger of the F.P.U. Store at Botwood. 
September 29, 1917  W.P.A.  W.P.A. The W.P.A. beg to acknowledge receipt of one pair of socks from Mrs. S. BARRETT, Beaverton. 
September 29, 1917  Public Notice  Transfer of Monies to the First Nfld. Regt. Arrangements have been made with the pay and Record Office, London, whereby persons wishing to transfer money by telegraph to relatives or friends, may now do so through the Pay and Record Office, St. John’s. Full particulars may be obtained at the Department of Militia, Colonial Building. J. R. BENNET, Minister of Militia sept 15, 29 oct 13, 27 
September 29, 1917  Advertisement  FOR SALE, one pony five years old next spring, one pony four years old next spring, and one colt five months old. For further particulars, apply T. J. French & Sons, Main Pt., Gander Bay. 
September 29, 1917  Personals  Messrs. S. FACEY and Andrew ROBERTS, went to Lewisporte by motorboat Thursday on the way to St. John’s; the former to meet his wife who is returning from the States, and the latter to fix the matter of salvage for the schooner towed into St. Anthony by the schr. Springdale last week. Mr. Edward LINFIELD, went to St. John’s by Clyde on Thursday. Magistrate SCOTT and Constable TULK went to Samson’s Isld. by Clyde Thursday. Mr. Ambrose BRETT, of Morton’s Hr. was in town Friday. Two young men from Tilting, Messrs. HUMPHRIES and DWYER, were here this week. Mr. SELLERS, representing the British Clothing Co. arrived by Clyde Thursday. Second Engineer BUCKINGHAM, of the Clyde, is staying here for a few days guest of the Magistrates. He is attending to some “court” work. Mrs. A. W. BURT of Church Hill is ill with typhoid fever we understand. Mr. Alfred HULL, who went to St. Anthony to teach, returned by Earl of Devon on Sunday. Owing to ill health he was compelled to abandon his school. Mrs. Arthur BLACKLER, who has been visiting friends at St. John’s, returned by Prospero Saturday. We understand that the wedding of Miss Gertrude BLANDFORD and Rev. BAYLEY, takes place next month. It is likely that Rev. STIRLING will come here to perform the ceremony. Miss Hilda ELLIOTT left by Clyde Thursday for Boston, U.S.A. Mrs. GRIMES, who was visiting her son here, returned to Herring Neck last week. Almon, son of Mr. Robert BOYDE of Tizzards Hr. is here to join the prospero. He enters the Electrical dept. of the Reid N. F. Co. to learn his trade. 
September 29, 1917  Forest Fire Near Birchy Bay  A bad fire has been raging for the past week inside Birchy Bay. It began at Southern Harbor, on the East Shore of Loon Bay, and was caused by berry pickers. Much valuable timber is being destroyed. 
September 29, 1917  Investigating Fight at Herring Neck  Magistrate SCOTT and Constable TULK went to Herring Neck this week by Clyde, to investigate matters in connection with the TUCK case. It seems that a free fight between the old man and wife, and the son and his wife, developed. 
September 29, 1917  Fishing News  Fishing has continued good the past week and good catches are obtained every day, while the weather has been exceptionally moderate. 
September 29, 1917  Marriage  The Wedding of William, son of Mr. Elias BLACKLER, Back Hr. and Kate, daughter of Mr. Robert SHARPE, Crow Head, took place at the Methodist parsonage on Tuesday night. 
September 29, 1917  Hot Supper  St. Andrew’s Women’s’ Association intend having a hot supper in the Court House on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. at 8.30 p.m. Tickets 40 cts. To be bought from the members and at the Stores. E. YOUNG, Sec. 
September 29, 1917  Advertisement  For sale, motorboat Knoxette, 33 feet 6 in long, 15 h.p. Knox engine; owned by Jack PARNELL. Only reason for selling owner serving in R. N. Reserve. Apply Wm. WINSOR Exploits. 
September 29, 1917  Schooner Wrecked  Mr. C. D. MAYNE had a telegram yesterday from Mr. A. YATES of New Bay, saying that the schr. Dulcie M. owned by Glavine, ran ashore near there on Thursday. He stated that the keel was twisted out of her and she could not be got off by ordinary means. Mr. MAYNE has wired for further particulars. 
September 29, 1917  Advertisement  Eat less meat if you feel back achy or have bladder trouble - Take glass of Salts. No man or woman, who eats meat regularly, can make a mistake by flushing the kidneys occasionally, says a well-known authority. Meat forms urio acid which excites the kidneys, they become overworked from the strain, get sluggish, and fail to filter the waste and poisons from the blood, then we get sick. Nearly all rheumatism, headaches, liver trouble, nervousness, dizziness, sleeplessness, and urinary disorders, come from sluggish kidneys. The moment you feel a dull ache in the kidneys or your back hurts, or if the urine is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, irregular of passage, or attended by a sensation of scalding, stop eating meat and get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any pharmacy; take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast and in a few days your kidneys will act fine. This famous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice combined with lithia, and has been used for generations to flush and stimulate the kidneys, also to neutralize the acids in urine so it no longer causes irritation, thus ending bladder weakness. Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot injure; makes a delightful effervescent lithia - water drink which everyone should take now and then, to keep the kidneys clean and active and the blood pure, thereby avoiding serious kidney complications. 
September 29, 1917  Pork and Cabbage Supper  The A.A.G.P.A., have been very active since their inception, and many useful acts for the benefit of brothers and friends fighting for right in Europe, are to their credit. On Thursday night the Girls gave a pork and cabbage supper in the Brigade Armoury, and the sum of $27 was collected, which will be added to their funds. 
September 29, 1917  Brings Welsh Bride  Sergt. Willis MANUEL, of Loon Bay, who was so severely wounded in the July 1st battle last year, was due at St. John’s today. He brings with him a Welsh lady as his bride. They were married on Sept. 1st. The young lady was a Nurse in the hospital where he was. 
September 29, 1917  Mr. W. WATERMAN Shot  While Mr. Wm. WATERMAN and his brother Joseph, were out shooting sea birds on Thursday afternoon, in some way, Mr. Joseph WATERMAN accidentally discharged his gun in the boat. The charge blew the sole and heel off Will’s boots and several shot went in his leg. He is unable to walk at present, and the doctor thinks there is more shot in the leg yet. 
September 29, 1917  Steamer Torpedoed  Steamer arriving at an Atlantic port reports torpedoing of British steamer Wentwerp with loss of all hands. 
September 29, 1917  Death  Died of wounds in hospital Mulheim, Germany Sept. 2nd, Pte. Elias FORD, Charlottetown. 
September 29, 1917  Owners Miraculous Escape  Last Saturday afternoon, Mr. George RIDOUT of Lower Head, an elderly man, had a narrow escape from instantaneous death, when a five-pound keg of gunpowder exploded in the store where he was working, blowing the roof off, and a side and end out. Mr. RIDOUT had lit his pipe and threw down the match, which must have dropped on the powder keg near by. There was only a gimlet hole in the keg, and a small wad of oakum was stuck in that, but the match must have ignited the oakum, as the next thing he knew was a terrific explosion. At the time, he was standing about six feet from the powder keg, and he was hurled to the ground. The side and end burst out of the building, and from the lofting above, came tumbling 300 brick and several bundles of shingles. How he escaped serious injury is a marvel, but although his hair and whiskers are badly burnt, with the exception of a nasty burn over the eye, he was practically uninjured, and crawled unaided from the wreck. The keg did not contain the full five pounds, as some had been taken out, but there was at least four pounds of gunpowder in it. The store was completely wrecked by the explosion, and five panes of glass were broken in his dwelling nearby. 
September 29, 1917  Is Justice for Sale?  The enquiry into the motorcar accident of a few weeks ago in St. John’s, when the woman CHAFE and her child were killed, still drags out its painful length. Not a word appears in the St. John’s papers about it; and folks are asking themselves does money count after all. Where is our boasted British justice? If Tom Jones of the outports ran over a woman with his cart and killed her, there wouldn’t be an enquiry, believe you me! Poor Tom would be tried at once. But then Tom would not belong to one of the big city firms. He would be only an ordinary outport man, without wealth. Have a care, gentlemen of the city; you are laying up a store of grief for yourselves. And where are the city papers? After the first outburst, not a word - certain parties are big advertisers - maybe that’s the reason. 
September 29, 1917  Advertisement  News-Boy wanted to deliver copies of the Sun at homes in the Arms on Saturdays. Twenty-five cents and one-third commission on papers sold. Apply Sun office. 
September 29, 1917  Letter From Pte. W. POWELL (Part 1)  C.A.M.C. England, Aug. 28th, 1917. W. B. Temple Esq. “The Twillingate Sun” Twillingate, Nfld. My Dear Mr. Temple: - Here I am in old England, the land of which I have heard and read so much, and what a change from the quiet life in Twillingate where I spent three most pleasant years. Little did I think when I left the old Colony, that less than two months would find me lauded in one of the world’s greatest ports, and later encamped in one of the world’s most historic spots not far from London, and a very short distance from Folkestone. Of course I cannot give the exact location of our encampment, neither can I write of anything pertaining to Military matters, otherwise I might be able to write something that would be of interest. The short while spent at St. John, N.B. was indeed pleasant, and time sped all too quick. I like the Canadian people, and both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick had much that was of interest for me and favourably impressed me. From the time we left St. John till our arrival at ----- took us about two weeks. 
September 29, 1917  Letter From Pte. W. POWELL (Part 2)  The voyage across the Atlantic was by no means rough, and but few of us suffered from seasickness. Accommodation on board ship were all that could be desired of a troopship, and with such a jolly crowd as we had in our stateroom, the time passed all too quickly. But fancy our wearing life belts the whole way across. Everywhere we went we had to wear that blooming lifebelt. Did we have boat drill or roll call, did we play some game or go to dinner, the everlasting “corset of cork” was there, and woe betide the man who wore it not. And when the danger zone was safely passed all felt relieved, more I might say from wearing that belt, than from any anxiety as to danger. I have not had the opportunity to see much of the country yet as we are quarantined for ten days from the time of our arrival here, but as soon as these days are over, we are to be given 6 days leave, and with two other chums of mine from P.E.I. we have planned to go North to Scotland, and visit Edinburgh and Glasgow and as many other spots in that historic and beautiful country that our six days there will allow, and as London is not so very far away, we shall leave the visit there until later. 
September 29, 1917  Letter From Pte. W. POWELL (Part 3)  Since joining the Field Ambulance, many an experience has been crowded into these short days, and I might daresay that life in the Army is no “cinch”, looking at it from a certain aspect, and it requires the best type of man to be able to understand the hardships that a soldier has to go through in order to become fitted for his work. Only these who have gone “through the mill”, can fully appreciate the sacrifices that the young men of Newfoundland, of Canada and the Empire, are making, and have made, in these days of warfare and strife, in order that the honour of old England might be upheld, her flag kept flying, her people free, and the liberties of all peoples maintained. But still we need more men, if German Militarism and devilishness is to be forever destroyed. These days have been days of rain, rain, rain, and still rain, with mud and dirt everywhere; ankle deep as you line up for your meals, mud in your tent and on your blankets, “mud to the eyes” in very truth. Let me tell you of one experience of mine the night before last. Woke at twelve o’clock and the rain came dripping on my face; the tent was leaking and outside the storm was howling. I changed my position and dozed off to sleep but awoke at 2 a.m. to find one end of the tent very slack and the wind blowing a hurricane. Suddenly a bigger gust than ever came and lifted the tent, pole, ropes and pegs from the earth, and there we were in the inky darkness, with nothing above us but “where the stars ought to be”. I snatched the first pair of pants that came to hand and put them on, couldn’t find my socks so took my Boots and found them half filled with water, emptied them and put them on, grabbed my tunic, found my hat and an overcoat, and crawled under the canvas and stayed there till the rain lifted a bit, and ran for shelter. But when dawn broke what a sorry plight eight poor beggars were in, and we were not the only ones for about twenty other tents had by this time fallen, and the occupants were in much the same plight as ourselves. When we came to settle accounts I was wearing somebody else’s pants and greatcoat, I had no socks, my blankets were wet, my hat was crushed, etc. etc. Oh Gee! Billy John had nothing on me then, yet we managed to sing: “Pack up your troubles in your kit bag and smile, smile, smile”. It’s wonderful how a fellow can keep cheerful under such circumstances as these, but we did and such experiences as these are becoming daily occurrences. Were it not for the mud and rain, we wouldn’t mind it a bit. Time fails to tell all the humorous side of our life; of Pat HARRIS and his “trunnel” (tunnel) from Ireland to Newfoundland, of Pat not being able to tell his number to the Officer and his saying 5 twenty times or so before he stopped, of HARTLING the King of Liars, and the many humourous incidents that occur from day to day. But these for another time, just now the bugle calls and I must “double”. Would appreciate any letter from old Twillingate friends and would try to answer as best I can, a pair of socks or some candy would ever be welcome and I would try to repay as best I could any kindness that way. With kindest regards, I am, yours in the King’s service. Wilson POWELL. Pte. W. POWELL 536521 Canadian Army Medical Corps, Shorncliffe, England. 
September 29, 1917  Letter From Pte. W. POWELL (Part 4)  Let me tell you of one experience of mine the night before last. Woke at twelve o’clock and the rain came dripping on my face; the tent was leaking and outside the storm was howling. I changed my position and dozed off to sleep but awoke at 2 a.m. to find one end of the tent very slack and the wind blowing a hurricane. Suddenly a bigger gust than ever came and lifted the tent, pole, ropes and pegs from the earth, and there we were in the inky darkness, with nothing above us but “where the stars ought to be”. I snatched the first pair of pants that came to hand and put them on, couldn’t find my socks so took my Boots and found them half filled with water, emptied them and put them on, grabbed my tunic, found my hat and an overcoat, and crawled under the canvas and stayed there till the rain lifted a bit, and ran for shelter. But when dawn broke what a sorry plight eight poor beggars were in, and we were not the only ones for about twenty other tents had by this time fallen, and the occupants were in much the same plight as ourselves. 
September 29, 1917  Letter From Pte. W. POWELL (Part 5)  When we came to settle accounts, I was wearing somebody else’s pants and greatcoat, I had no socks, my blankets were wet, my hat was crushed, etc. etc. Oh Gee! Billy John had nothing on me then, yet we managed to sing: “Pack up your troubles in your kit bag and smile, smile, smile”. It’s wonderful how a fellow can keep cheerful under such circumstances as these, but we did and such experiences as these are becoming daily occurrences. Were it not for the mud and rain, we wouldn’t mind it a bit. Time fails to tell all the humorous side of our life; of Pat HARRIS and his “trunnel” (tunnel) from Ireland to Newfoundland, of Pat not being able to tell his number to the Officer and his saying 5 twenty times or so before he stopped, of HARTLING the King of Liars, and the many humourous incidents that occur from day to day. But these for another time, just now the bugle calls and I must “double”. Would appreciate any letter from old Twillingate friends and would try to answer as best I can, a pair of socks or some candy would ever be welcome and I would try to repay as best I could any kindness that way. With kindest regards, I am, yours in the King’s service. Wilson POWELL. Pte. W. POWELL 536521 Canadian Army Medical Corps, Shorncliffe, England. 
September 29, 1917  Letter from Elmo G. ASHBOURNE  Sydney, N. S. Sept. 20th, 1917. Dear Mr. Robb: - After receiving my birth certificate I applied for entrance to the Royal Naval Air Service, but was greatly disappointed when I was informed that the service was full. My name was placed on the waiting list and I was advised to join this service as a mate; I have now been in this service nearly 2 months. We go on 10 days patrol, and then come in for coal and provisions. We also escort the convoys off the coast when they leave for England. A few submarines have been sighted over here, and about a week ago - just previous to the sinking of ships off “Nantucket Shoals” - a couple were sighted near St. Pierre. On this ship I have only two superiors, while we have a crew of 80 men; I stand watch from 4 to 8 o’clock both morning and evening, and in the meantime I find lots of things needing attention. I hope later to be transferred to the Imperial Navy or the Royal Naval Air Services - that is if they’ll allow us. Owing to the need of Officers it is very difficult to get out of this service when once one is in. Yours sincerely Elmo G. ASHBOURNE Mate A.P.S. Acadia, Sydney, N. S. 
September 29, 1917  Trade News  The Smith Company of St. John’s whose business was conducted by Hon. HICKMAN has now become the A. E. Hickman Co. A new concrete building four stories high is now in process of construction for this firm. The Trade Review says that business has been rushing in St. John’s the past week or two; about 100 outport schooners have arrived there with codfish. Prices being paid are $9.50 for shore cured Labrador, $6.00 for soft Labrador and $10.00 for large shore fish. A standard boot to sell for £1. will be produced in England shortly. Rough boots will be sold for 12 shillings and boys school boots for 9 shillings. Owing to a strike of Australian colliers the coal mines there re being worked by volunteers. 
September 29, 1917  War News  In the fighting around Lens the body of a Canadian soldier was found surrounded by fifteen dead Germans. This is the largest number every known to be killed by one man in hand to hand fighting. 
September 29, 1917  Public Notice  A DREADFUL ENEMY MAY ENTER OUR HOMES CALLED INFANTILE PARALYSIS. Several cases of this mysterious disease have developed in St. John’s and may lurk nearer our Northern Towns, therefore let every home be on the Watch Tower to kill the enemy that may attach Children or Adults. See Con. Statutes Chap. 46. Any Householder being aware of any contagious disease in his house (or being suspicious of such) shall report to the Doctor or Health Officer AT ONCE. And the Doctor shall report the same in writing so that quarantine be effected promptly. PENALTY for neglect in either case up to Fifty Dollars. Wm. J. SCOTT, J.P. Health Officer. 
September 29, 1917  Swamp Battle (Part 1)  In proportion to their size there are no troops in the Army, which have earned for themselves a finer reputation than the Newfoundlanders. Nothing could have exceeded the splendour of their sacrifice on July 1st. last year on the Somme. Nothing could have been sterner or better than their later fighting there upon the switch line. This year at Arras, beyond Monchy, they behaved magnificently, and, as was told at the time, inflicted relatively colossal losses on the enemy. Once more in the recent fighting here they have done superbly. It was in the advance beyond Steenbeek, when they were among the troops whose task was to cross 500 yards of what is known as “floating swamp” to attack a strong fortified position, with concrete defences on the further side. The floating swamp is the name for a quaking morass, which gives no foothold anywhere, but heaves and oozes and bubbled to an unknown depth as you wade through it. In this case, experience showed the depth varied from the height of a man’s waist to his chest or throat. When a man sank much above his waist, he had to stay there to be pulled out, if fortune favored later. 
September 29, 1917  Swamp Battle (Part 2)  Those who were only knee high or waist high, or less than up to the armpits, went on. There was no time to stay then to pull comrades out; for the barrage, like a pillar of smoke by day, moved on before, and they must follow as close as might be behind it. The swamp itself was a fearsome thing to breast, and it was swept by machine gun fire, which however, spluttered blindly through our barrage. Among the Newfoundlanders are men of the hardy fishing class, and especially trappers and lumbermen from the woods, accustomed to fight with nature in all her moods, whom nothing in the way of floods, or swamps, or man, can appal. Behind our barrage they went doggedly on, in the grey of the early morning, wading, stumbling, forcing a way as best they could. Those who were badly hit, sank into the dreadful ooze. Some lightly wounded, went on after their comrades, or made their painful way back. 
September 29, 1917  Swamp Battle (Part 3)  But the rest went on with their rifles held above their heads, panting and almost worn out, on the heels of the barrage, and they rushed the German fort. There was a short burst of wild fighting, and the fort was theirs after as fine an exhibition of mere physical endurance as men have ever been called on to show. Then, when it was over, they turned to help their comrades who were still embedded in the slime, and in bodies of three or four together, they pulled them out and got them safely to solid ground. It is largely owing to them that our line here is now well beyond the Broenbeek, up the first stages of the ascent on the other side of the dip, to the little valley bottom. While the Newfoundlanders breasted the morass, English troops on their right, worked round the South side of the great swamp, and stormed the fortified positions, which the Germans had established there. They had drier going, but were even more exposed to the machine gun fire, which swept their advance, and they too behaved with the greatest dash and gallantry. 
September 29, 1917  Sgt. Gilbert BARRETT  [The following article is accompanied by a head and shoulders photograph of Gilbert BARRETT. GW.] By last mail we received an English paper from Sergeant Instructor Gilbert BARRETT, of the Canadian Machine Gun depot, who is at present in Sussex, England. Sgt. BARRETT is son of Mr. Wm. BARRETT of this town, and brother of Purser BARRETT of the Clyde, and Mr. A. BARRETT, Editor of Western Star. He writes that he is quite well and “going strong”. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between Sept 29 and October 13. 1917. GW.] 
October 13, 1917.  Pte. Edward MOORS  [The following article is accompanied by a head and shoulders photograph of Pte. Edward MOORS. GW.] Pte. Edward MOORS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MOORS, of North Side, Twillingate. He enlisted this spring. ‘Ned’ was formerly clerk with J. W. Hodge. When last heard from was in Scotland. 
October 13, 1917.  Death  It was with sincere regrets that many people heard of the passing of Ellen COLBOURNE of this place, at the age of 63 years. The late Miss COLBOURNE was for many years well known to the travelling public, as she maintained a boarding house here. Recently she moved to Herring Neck to take charge of the Hotel there. In the course of moving she caught a very severe cold, and with the extra heavy burden of work, she fell a victim to the dread white plague. For some weeks she has been sinking slowly and the end came on Saturday night at ten o’clock. Deceased was of a kind and generous disposition, and will be sincerely missed by many friends. The funeral took place here on Tuesday at St. Peter’s Church where she had been a lifetime regular attendant. Rev. GODDEN of Herring Neck officiated, coming here in a motorboat kindly lent by Mr. F. LOCKYER. While the corpse was being removed from the house to the boat, all work on Mr. LOCKYER’S premises was suspended. 
October 13, 1917.  Personals  Mr. George ROBERTS went to St. John’s by Prospero Saturday night week. We understand he has obtained a position in the Board of Works. His family will not follow till next year. Corporal WHITE, who was discharged from the Canadian Army last year, and who has been working on the A.N.D. vessels building at Botwood, was here last week for a visit. He says neither of these ships will be completed sufficiently to launch before the close of navigation. Mr. and Mrs. S. FACEY arrived from St. John’s by Prospero. Mrs. FACEY has been visiting in the States during the past month. Pte. Garland ROGERS returned from St. John’s by Prospero last Saturday. Mr. Mark BURTON, wife and children, of the Arm, son of Mrs. Alfred BURTON, arrived from Toronto by Prospero. Mrs. BARRETT, wife of purser BARRETT of the Clyde, returned to St. John’s last week. Mrs. HOWLETT and children go to St. John’s by Prospero and will remain there for the winter. Mr. HOWLETT will be on the North side of the Bay all the fall, and is at present there.Captain (Rev. Father) NAUGLE R. C. Chaplin of our regiment returned last week on a brief holiday. 
October 13, 1917.  Shipping News  Schr. Huron, Capt. EDGECOMBE was at Tizzards Hr. this week discharging freight for Robt. BOYDE. She goes to Norris Arm to load lumber. Manuel’s Exploits motorboat, Eye Opener, was here last week and took about 200 qtls. Codfish from Mr. Arthur MANUEL. Hodge’s Netherhay was in here last week on the way to Lewisporte with drummed fish. The Nova Scotia schr. Associate, has been purchased by a Burgeo fish-exporting firm for the sum of $18,000. This vessel has recently loaded 5,500 qtls. codfish on the Labrador, and will be used as a carrier of fish to foreign markets. The schr. Violet Carrie parted one of her chains, and the schr. M. G. B. dragged her anchors, carrying away the bowsprit on a schooner belonging to Mr. Robert WELLS of Wild Bight, Little Bay, who is here for a load of barrels. The motorboat Uranus which has been on refined cod oil inspection work, put in here on Tuesday. We are informed that with the probable return of the Fogota or Susu to the old route, the Clyde will again adopt her last year’s schedule making two trips a week as far as Fogo. Another ship the Norwegian steamer Norge I, bound to Hr. Grace, went ashore on Monday near St. Shott's, South Coast, and is a total wreck. The crew landed safely. We hear that the Fogota which was to leave St. John’s Wednesday, will do the same route as that followed by the Prospero. We are told that Reids have purchased the coal at Beaverton and the Clyde will probably coal there next time. Mr. G. BLANDFORD is loading the Schr. Change with shore fish for St. John’s. 
October 13, 1917.  Death  A man BENOIT and two sons of Conne River, S.W. coast, who went for a hunting trip some time ago, failing to return, another son went to look for them, and found the three bodies lying on the riverbank. It is supposed they overturned their canoe and were drowned. Part of the father’s body had been eaten by foxes or a dog they had with them. 
October 13, 1917.  New Governor - Native Son  Sr. Chas. Alex. HARRIS the new Governor, is native born, his father having been Principal of Bishop Field College, St. John’s at one time. 
October 13, 1917.  Advertisement  WANTED TO PURCHASE, second hand Wolverine 5 h.p. in fair condition. Apply Sun Office, or write Box W. Post Office, Twillingate. 
October 13, 1917.  John MURRAY of Fox Harbor (Part 1)  The sad fate of John MURRAY of Fox Hr., Placentia Bay, must surely cause a wave of feeling throughout the country. The story is soon told. A fortnight ago MURRAY went to St. John’s to enter the General Hospital for some malady. On his arrival he found the institution crowded, as it is almost perpetually, but obtained permission from a schooner owner at Job’s wharf, to remain on board his vessel until he could get admitted to the Hospital. After spending three days on the schooner, he was missed one night, and later his body was discovered on the bottom with a dory anchor tied to his neck, the anchor having been dragged from some distance up the wharf. At home a widow and six children wait for the husband and father who will never return. Whose fault is it that John MURRAY sought a suicide’s grave, rather than continue to suffer agony of mind and body longer? 
October 13, 1917.  John MURRAY of Fox Harbor (Part 2)  Whose fault is it that a woman and six children are left without the father’s strong arm to provide and shelter? Am I my brother’s keeper? Is it nothing to us that John MURRAY’s blood cries from the ground? Blame not entirely the Government for neglect of the General Hospital, while they build additions to the Court House, forsooth. Blame not entirely the management of the General Hospital that they do not manage better. Let us take some of the blame ourselves, because we do nothing to relieve the General Hospital of the heavy burden it carries; while we worry over matters of party politics instead of really vital questions like this. Poor John MURRAY; poor Mrs. MURRAY and her six little children. Every cause has to have its martyrs. Was it necessary, though, that John MURRAY had to drown himself in order to awaken the country to the need of more hospital accommodation? Am I my brother’s keeper? Alas John MURRAY, what share had our neglect in sending you to your death! 
October 13, 1917.  Advertisement  For Sale at Beaverton 150 tons of coal, 300 oil casks, lumber and other sundries. Apply to G. E. MOTTY on the premises. G. E. MOTTY, Beaverton. Oct 6, 13. 
October 13, 1917.  Advertisement  WANTED experienced shop hand - apply Earle Sons & Co. 
October 13, 1917.  Storm  A small sized gale from the ENE blew on Wednesday night, but practically no damage was done as the wind was not far enough “in the harbor”. 
October 13, 1917.  Note of Thanks  Dear Sir: - I desire through your columns, to convey my sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many friends at Herring Neck, who were so kind to me and mine during our time of trouble. Especially Rev. L. GODDEN, Mr. M. SIMMS, Mr. and Mrs. F. LOCKYER, Mrs. Isaac FARTHING, Mrs. STUCKEY, Mrs. TORRAVILLE and Mrs. John CAVE of Change Islands, where there were many others who assisted. I also desire to thank the following who sent wreaths: firm of Wm. ASHBOURNE, Mesdames F. LOCKYER, A. COLBOURNE, C. D. MAYNE and Misses B. TORRAVILLE, L. LUDLOW, A NEWMAN and N. WHITE. Telegrams of sympathy were also received from Messrs. A. G. ASHBOURNE and E. S. HENNEBURY who have my grateful thanks. Yours very truly, Harry COLBOURNE. 
October 13, 1917.  Death  The death occurred on Thursday night after a lengthy illness, of Mrs. James MAY of Paradise, at the age of 58 years. For a number of years, deceased has been a sufferer from tuberculosis, but skilful medical treatment has done much to prolong life. Latterly she has been slowly sinking and the end was hourly expected. The late Mrs. MAY was a daughter of the late Benjamin ELLIOTT of Crow Head, and was one of a large family. She leaves a number of sons and daughters including Mrs. BARTLETT of Tilt Cove, Mrs. F. FOX now in Texas; Jonas, John and Fred who are, we believe, in St. John’s, and Chief Stewart W. MAY of the Clyde. To bereaved husband and relatives the Sun extends its sympathy. 
October 13, 1917.  Lieut. Fred POND  [The following article is accompanied by a head and shoulders photograph of Lieut. Fred POND. GW.] Lieut. Fred POND, who arrived here by Clyde on Monday on a brief furlough. The young Officer was severely shell shocked in Flanders this spring. 
October 13, 1917.  Death  A sad accident happened at Fogo on Wednesday when Mrs. HUSSEY, wife of the storekeeper of the F. P. U. store there, was burned to death by falling on a hot stove while in an epileptic fit. It appears that the poor woman was subject to epileptic fits, and in one of these, while alone in the house, fell on the stove, her head being burned to a crisp when she was found. 
October 13, 1917.  Typhoid Fever  Typhoid fever has been practically eradicated from the armies of Britain and France today by the use of the serum discovered by Dr. VINCENT. 
October 13, 1917.  New Store  The new store which Mr. BLANDFORD has recently been constructing, is now nearly completed, and both shore and Labrador fish are now being stored there, as well as provisions. 
October 13, 1917.  Herring Prices  Nfld. Scotch packed herring will probably sell at from $20 to $25 a barrel in New York this fall. 
October 13, 1917.  Death  P. J. HENNESEY, R. N. R., of Bay de Verde lost his life on Sept. 19th, when his ship was torpedoed. 
October 13, 1917.  Hands Off, Not Hands On (Part 1)  To the editor of theTwillingate Sun. Dear Sir: One of your September issues contained a letter signed by K. K. SHORT of Cutwell Arm. In that letter was a statement referring to myself, to which I certainly must take exception. The statement was to the effect that I had said that I would rather lose my right hand, than consent to coalition. To be exact, the words Mr. SHORT used were “Didn’t he say”. Now if Mr. SHORT knew anything, he knew that I said no such a thing, and the words are simply his own invention on which to base further insinuations, and mislead the public who read the Sun. The real difference in insinuating a lie and boldly telling it right out, does not amount to much. Again, what does Mr. SHORT know of either my private or public life, to make the assertion that I had decided to forego my promise, and save my hand, in order to engage in grabbing when opportunity offered? I challenge Mr. SHORT or any other man in the District, to prove against me a single instance of taking anything that was not mine by right. 
October 13, 1917.  Hands Off, Not Hands On (Part 2)  This man SHORT is an entire stranger to me, as far as I know. I have never met him. His insinuations against me are nothing but the flight of a corrupt, disordered, imagination and the action of anything but a gentleman. As a public individual I expect manly criticism if deserved, but when a man makes a dirty unfounded charge against my character, I certainly believe that I am within my rights when I cry “Hands off”. My character is the only thing of value in my possession, and “He who robs me of it, robs me of that which does not enrich him, and leaves me poor indeed”. My statement regarding coalition was to this effect: “that if the Opposition consented to such, I had no alternative but to resign my seat, as certain pledges left me no other cause”. Now the agreement entered into by the two parties, the resignation of Sr. Edward MORRIS, and the formation of a National Government, giving the Opposition equal power in the Executive, and equality in the Departmental Offices, contained distinctive features, and was altogether a different arrangement to the first named Coalition, to which I could not consent. 
October 13, 1917.  Hands Off, Not Hands On (Part 3)  As during the time the negotiations were on, I was lying almost at death’s door, I could easily claim no responsibility for what was done, but knowing the serious problem, before the country and seeing no better way of tackling those difficulties, I could not justify the position of withstanding an arrangement which included the best men in public life at this time whatever. In consenting to the formation of a National Government, I am not conscious of any sacrifice of principle or deflection from any former promise. As far as my grabbing propensities are concerned, I think I have worked as hard for the “bite to eat” and “the rag to wear” as any other man inside the two capes, Mr. SHORT included, and if he is under the impression that a fortune lies in two month yearly trips to St. John’s, and the bills to be footed from the sessional indemnity, he can try the game as soon as he wishes, for ought I care, but this I will say for his benefit and all concerned, that no opportunities exist for grab to an honest man. With thanks for space, yours sincerely, W. B. JENNINGS. (We regret the errors, which occurred in Mr. SHORT’s letter; it accidentally escaped being proof read. We desire to reply to one point raised by Mr. JENNINGS, and shall do so next week. We are glad to know that he has come safely thro his severe illness and is again in fighting fettle. Editor.) 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 1)  By Our Special Correspondent. The late Editor of the Star left by Sunday’s Express for Toronto to take up work on the Editorial Staff of the Toronto World. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 2)  The annual meeting of the W.P.A. was held on Saturday afternoon when Lady DAVIDSON resigned the Presidency, a very large gathering was present, and before separating, Lady HERWOOD read an address to which the retiring President made a suitable reply. As no doubt the proceedings in full will appear in full in the columns of the Sun it is not necessary to do so in the Budget. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 3)  On Sunday afternoon a returned soldier was driving a horse and gig on Military Road near Bannerman Park, when he ran over a young child named WATSON, fortunately he was not much injured, and after he was driven home by the soldier, the wounds were attended to, and after a while he was active as a cricket. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 4)  The cheering news was received in town by last mail that Lieut. Herbert OUTERBRIDGE, who was so seriously wounded in the head, is steadily improving. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 5)  Contractor ELLIS is now having an extension erected at the West Side of the Courthouse an addition is also being made to the Public works building. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 6)  At a meeting of the Truckmen held recently, it was decided to increase the cartage of freight to the coastal wharves to $1.00 per hour, unless some better facilities were made for the delivering of freight. At present the Carters lose many hours waiting to deliver their loads. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 7)  The new Governor, Sr. Chas. HARRIS is not a Newfoundlander. He was about a year old when his father the rev. G. P. HARRIS came to this country as Principal of the C. of E. Academy, new Bishop Field College. Many of the old generation will remember him. Sir Chas. Is spoken of as a very able man and is personally known to several of our public men. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 8)  A brute calling himself a man, was recently before the court for assaulting his wife and cruelly ill-using her on several occasions. In addition to a fine of $100.00 or 6 months imprisonment Judge MORRIS severely reprimanded him, and he was ordered to give bonds for his future good behavior. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 9)  There appears to be something stronger than lemonade around the city, if one may judge from the “loads” which appear daily on our streets. The Board of control recently appointed by the Government, Rev. Dr. JONES and Messrs. WHITE and BARREN will have to get busy. 
October 13, 1917.  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 10)  The Hull of the S. S. Eburoon is reported broken up with the heavy seas of the past week or two and many of the men in the neighborhood have benefited by the cargo floating around. 
October 13, 1917.  Sending Parcels to P.O.Ws  There are no means of sending private parcels to prisoners of war in Germany at the present time. The regulations now in force, forbid any further supplies reaching Germany other than those forwarded through the official channels, now under the strictest supervision. Parcels that are sent in the care of the Association, since these Regulations came into force, have been returned by the packing Committee and the Central Powers Prisoners of War Committee, and are lying at the office awaiting authority from the senders, to deal with them by distribution to the men in Hospitals or in convalescence. The Newfoundland Regiment and the 1st Batt. In France: the parcels should be sewn in linen or canvas, and partly addressed by giving the full name and number of man in question, printed thereon in ink, with the following addition: Nfld. War Contingent or N.W.C. care Pay & Record office, 58 Victoria St. London, S.W. The parcels should be stamped and posted in Newfoundland, in the ordinary way, so that they may form part of His Majesty’s Mails. They are then dealt with immediately on arrival in Liverpool, and are despatched to the General Post Office, London, after having been examined and passed by the Customs Officers attached to the G.P.O. They then reach the Pay & Record Office, and receive the final address, and return to the Post Office for delivery in France or the United Kingdom without additional stamps. 
October 13, 1917.  Advertisement  Wanted schooner to freight fish to St. John’s. Apply Robert BOYDE Tizzard’s Hr. oct. 13, 20, 27 
October 20, 1917.  Personals  Mrs. R. TEMPLE who has been spending the summer with her daughter, Mrs. (Rev.) E. A. BUTLER, at Sandy Point arrived by Clyde this week. Mr. Wm. ASHBURNE who has been residing in Toronto for the past year arrived by Clyde on Tuesday. Mr. Edward LINFIELD who has been in St. John’s on business, returned by Clyde. Mr. C. L. HODGE who has been purchasing goods in St. John’s for the firm of J. W. Hodge, returned by Clyde. Dr. O. J. HOWLETT went to Exploits by motorboat on Saturday, to join the Home for Little Bay Islds. where he will do some work and probably also visit Springdale. Rev. N. M. GUY, M.A., arrived here by Prospero Sunday and preached in the Methodist Churches here on Sunday. He is inspecting the Methodist schools. Mrs. (Dr.) LEDREW went to St. John’s by Prospero Sunday. We hear that Dr. LEDREW contemplates purchasing an automobile. 
October 20, 1917.  Death  The funeral of the late Mrs. MAY took place on Sunday and was very largely attended. 
October 20, 1917.  Shipping News  The Prospero arrived from North last Sunday morning and took a quantity of freight on board. A schooner with load of coal for the Hodder Supply Co. arrived here Monday. This coal will be stored we understand. 
October 20, 1917.  Bullbirds  Quite a few bullbirds were obtained by residents of Back Hr. last week. 
October 20, 1917.  Death  Another well-known figure passed out of our ken on Monday morning, when Philip PIPPY departed this life at the age of 69. The late Mr. PIPPY was a native of Conception Bay, but has been a resident of Twillingate for many years. He has been active in public life for many years being chairman of the Road Board under the late Bond administration, and was elected Chairman at the first Elective Road Board here two years ago, which position he held till the time of his death. He was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, and generally well esteemed. 
October 20, 1917.  Death  The death occurred Wednesday evening of Mrs. John STUCKLESS, whose husband pre-deceased her by a few months. Mrs. STUCKLESS had been an invalid for many months and the end was not unexpected, being hastened perhaps by the sad fact that both her husband and son Willis died within the year. Deceased lady was about 58 years of age and leaves a large family, there being the three daughters, Mrs. Pierce POND, Mrs. A. Moors and Miss Jessie, while her sons were Norman, Edward, Bennett, and Martin. To the bereaved relatives the Sun extends its sympathy. The funeral takes place today. 
October 20, 1917  Frank PIKE  “Frank PIKE of the News went to Spokane Monday and joined the Canadian army, being assigned to the Aviation corps. He is now on his way to Vancouver, having left Vancouver this morning.” So says the Northport News, of Washington, in the Sept. 28th issue. It will be remembered that Roland and Frank purchased the News a few months ago. He has a brother John who has been prisoner of war in Germany for a year or two. 
October 20, 1917  Give Them a Holiday  One of the first five hundred to enlist, four times wounded besides being sick several times, and for three years in the firing line. Time to have a holiday you say. Such is the record of Pte. Joe DAWE, foster son of Mr. and Mrs. James MORGAN. It is time - high time - that Joe was given a little release from active service, and a chance to visit his friends. Everyone of the original “five hundred” who are still in active service, should be sent home for a good holiday. The country owes it to them, and owes it to herself that we should recognize the devotion of these men. Come, Minister BENNETT, cannot you arrange to let these men come back for a time. Why not bustle your recruiting campaign a little and fill up the gaps. Give the men who have for three years borne the brunt, a well-earned holiday. The country will back you in this. 
October 20, 1917  Casualty List  (Star, St. John’s - Monday) Saturday evening and Sunday, the Minister of Militia received unofficial information of seven casualties in our Regiment, as a result of its engagement on October 9th. Two of these were fatal. Capt. LEDINGHAM, of St. John’s, and Lieut. GOODYEAR, of Grand Falls, both of whom were killed in action. The others were wounded, two serious, three slight. The Regiment was also in action on the 11th. but up to present writing, no official report of either engagement has been received by the Military Department here. It is natural that grave uneasiness should exist among the friends and relatives of the boys who are in the firing line, and the official report will be awaited with anxiety. That the list already in, will be largely augmented, is very probable, still there is no reason to anticipate another Beaumont Hamel, and those who put out reports of heavy casualties without any foundation for their rumors, are unfeeling ghouls. 
October 20, 1917  Sugar Rationing  The Food Commission has issued an appeal to people to reduce their consumption of sugar, and retailers have been asked to sell not more than one pound a week per head to people. If the Food Commission is going to work along these lines its existence had just as well end right now. There are a number of people with sufficient intelligence and patriotism to try and help, but a vast amount of ignorance and selfishness also exist, and if the Food Commission want to really accomplish anything, they must prohibit dealers under a penalty from breaking these regulations 
October 20, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. Mariner, Capt. Ed ROBERTS put into port Saturday, as did also the schr. Springdale, Capt. Joe JENKINS, the former with lumber for St. John’s, the latter with supplies from St. John’s. S. S. Fogota arrived here Thursday and discharged a quantity of freight. The Clyde brought down a lot of flour for J. W. Hodge and Wm. Ashbourne. She was here the greater part of Tuesday. Chief Steward W. MAY has resigned his position on board Clyde. Schr. Gerfalcon, Capt. James JONES left Thursday morning for St. John’s with cargo fish from LaScie. Schr. Myrtle, Capt. Eli FROST arrived from Labrador Thursday night with load fish. Schr. Springdale, Capt. Joe JENKINS left here Thursday for Botwood. Schr. Luetta, Capt. Wm. SNOW, put into port Thursday night enroute to St. John’s. Capt. Saul WHITE has gone to Burin and is getting a large schooner there, ready for Sydney. He will bring down a load of coal to Change Islands and afterwards take load of fish to Europe. Schr. Change, Capt. Wm. BULGIN, left here Thursday morning with load of fish for St. John’s from G. J. CARTER. 
October 20, 1917  Letter From Edward WHITE  Editor Sun: - Sunday morning, as you know, the Prospero came in early, and my soldier son that lost his leg on Turkish soil, where some of our poor boys lost their lives, was going to St. John’s to get his artificial leg refitted, and he had to get on in a hurry fearing he would lose his passage. He could not walk very well on his leg. He had a grip, and a coat on his arm, and was labouring hard to get on, and it was a hard walk up the hill, and the hardest of all was when he asked the Postmaster, Mr. John MINTY, to take him up and he said, "No, I have to overtake another person." And he trotted on in his horse and carriage near half a mile. We all saw him from three houses and we thought it very hard. He could have taken him to Yate’s Hill, where he caught the person he was going up with. Our King would not pass a disabled soldier in uniform, and one would not think themselves human to pass a cripple soldier. Edward WHITE 
October 20, 1917  Personals  Pte. Edward WHITE went to St. John’s by Prospero Sunday to get some alterations made to his artificial leg. Mr. W. BUTLER, representing A. H. Murray arrived this week and is guest at the Ford Hotel. Mr. BUTLER is agent for the Gray, Fulton and Lathrop engines. Mr. Pierce POWELL left by Clyde for Grand Falls. Miss Mary PENNY arrived from St. Anthony by Prospero Sunday and is guest at Capt. A. J. GILLETT’s. Lieut. Arthur R. BATSON, with the Canadians, has been awarded the Military Cross. Lieut. BATSON is brother of Miss BATSON who formerly taught here. Mr. J. A. TEMPLETON formerly manager of the Bank of N.S. here, but latterly at Sydney Mines, N. S., is at present in St. John’s and it is not unlikely that he may visit here. A recruiting squad, with a band, is to leave St. John’s shortly for Northward by steamer. We hear Mr. George ROBERTS’ family goes to St. John’s by return Prospero. 
October 20, 1917  Advertisement  MEN WANTED, ten or fifteen men to work at herring packing etc, at Springdale for R. B. Boak & Co., for terms of wages, etc apply to J. W. Hodge, Path End. 
October 20, 1917  Advertisement  WANTED, servant for General house work. Apply Edward YOUNG, Blacksmith. 
October 20, 1917  Advertisement  FOR SALE six roomed house at Tizzards Hr. Apply, Enos H. LOCKE, Tizzard’s Hr. 
October 20, 1917  Note of Thanks  The women of St. Andrew’s Women’s’ Association with to thank all those who in any way helped to make their hot supper a success; especially Magistrate SCOTT for the Court House, and Constable and Mrs. TULK for their many kindnesses. Signed on behalf of the Association. L. YOUNG, Sec. 
October 20, 1917  Advertisement  TO ARRIVE IN FEW DAYS, cargo screened reserve and nut anthracite coal by schooner Alma Nelson, customers requiring coal can book orders at once, if desired, subject to safe arrival of said vessel, at $12 soft ex-ship, and $22.00 nut anth. J. W. HODGE. 
October 20, 1917  Pte. John PARKER  At the trial of Pte. John PARKER which began this week, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of manslaughter. 
October 20, 1917  Letter From Pte. A. OXFORD  [The following article is accompanied with a head and shoulders photo of Pte. Arthur OXFORD in Military Uniform. GW.] From Pte. Arthur OXFORD to Miss Bessie GILLETT. From France Sept. 8th, 1917. My dear cousin Bessie:- I now take my pen in hand to drop you a few lines. This is a very warm day and we are getting beautiful weather out here. I supposed you are tired waiting for an answer to your letter. I don’t write myself and you know I don’t like to ask anyone else. I now have a chance to write to you. Hooper GATES is writing for me, he remembers to you. There are lots of boys here from Twillingate, they are all here except Sam BLAKE, he is still in Scotland, he is fine and having a good time out there. I suppose you heard that I was wounded and in the hospital, my wounds are better now and I am now back with the battlefield men, not in line yet, I am taking a rest before I go in line. I suppose uncle Jim is home from the Labrador; hope he got a load of fish. I suppose Jack is at the fishery, I wish him the same luck. I hope next year I will be home to go to the Labrador. I suppose the war will soon be over. Remember me to all the folks at home. Kenneth LEGGE and Gus BULGIN are here having a fine time. I hope you are having a fine time before you go back to Boston. Wishing you lots of luck. I think I have said all now. From cousin A. OXFORD. 
October 20, 1917  Electric Lights on Trains  ELECTRIC FOR TRAINS (Herald Oct. 12th) The passenger cars on yesterday’s Southward train, in charge of Conductor P. LEE, were fitted with electric light, this being the first train to leave the station with the new lighting system installed. The kerosene lamps which have done good service in their day, will now gradually take their place amongst the obsolete, so far as our trains are concerned, as recent events have proven them dangerous to a degree in time of accident. The Reid Co., always anxious to keep up with the times, have gained another step in popularity with the travelling public. To supply the lighting power, a dynamo is installed in each car, driven by an attachment to the axle. There is also a storage battery in each car, by means of which, sufficient power is maintained to keep the lights going tho the train may be stationery for many hours at a time. 
October 20, 1917  Newfoundland Troops  “The following is a quotation from Beech-Thomas to the London Daily Mail of date, October 11th, in reference to the recent big advance by the British troops on the Western Front: ‘The gallant band of Newfoundland troops to which the Empire owes such a great debt, went straight to their final objective, 3,000 yards from where they started, and not content with this, they pressed on to the forest beyond’. Similar references to the Newfoundlanders in this engagement are made in the other London papers”. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. Lieut Norman OUTERBRIDGE who has been reported missing since April 14th last, is now definitely reported killed in action; news to that effect having been received last week from Sir. Jas. OUTERBRIDGE by the relatives in this city. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2)  Another Norwegian steamer went shore near St. Shotts a few days ago, and became a total wreck. The S. S. Norge was bound from New York to Hr. Grace, and struck the land in a dense fog. She was owned by the Norwegian Millionaire Mr. HANNEVIG, owner of the shipbuilding plant at Hr. Grace, and was a new ship. The crew were saved. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3)  Lt. Col. OTWAY laid the corner stone of the new Salvation Army Citadel on Adelaide Street on Monday night, a large gathering was present. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4)  The Minister of Militia has made the last call for recruits, new men, “your brothers in arms are calling your duty is to go”. The Minister in his appeal says that if the necessary number of recruits are not forthcoming by the end of the year, other steps must be taken. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5)  The Grand Jury, after three days consideration of the Bill of indictment against John PARKER on a charge of manslaughter, brought in a True Bill on Friday afternoon. The trial has been set for Wednesday next. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6)  A few days ago some trouble arose with the ironworkers at the Reid Nfld. Coy’s dock, which has been amicably settled. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7)  For the balance of the year the Glencoe will run in conjunction with the Portia on the West Cost, and the Fogota on the Northern route with the Prospero. This arrangement has been made to facilitate the transportation of the immense quantities of freight offering. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8)  The Labrador and Bank fishermen have reaped a golden harvest the past summer if one may judge from the large balances paid to share men. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9)  Conductor Pat LEE had the pleasure of taking out the first car with electric lights installed a few days ago. 
October 20, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10)  The Synod of the C. of E. which had been in session since Wednesday evening for the election of a new Bishop, closed this Saturday morning at 1.30, when the venerable administrator announced the result of the final ballot, and declared the Rev. Canon WHITE, Rector of the Cathedral, elected Bishop of Newfoundland. Immediately after the announcement the members of the synod arose and sang the doxology. It is the first time in the history of the Church in Newfoundland it has elected a native and the Bishop elect received the hearty congratulations of the Clergy and lay delegates. The new Bishop-elect, Rev. C. W. WHITE, is a native of Trinity where he was born in 1865. For ten years he was Rector of Fogo parish, moving thence to Heart's Content, and in 1908 was appointed Rector of the Cathedral Parish. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 1)  An interesting Budget from the Paper City By our Special Correspondent: Twenty-four recruits left by last night’s train for St. John’s, 15 for the Army, 8 for the Forestry Battalion and 1 for the Navy. A number of others will follow by Friday night’s express. Grand Falls is still doing her full share both in men and money. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 2)  Sawing season is almost at an end for this year. From the present outlook Saturday will see the finish of both Slasher Mill and Saw Mill. Some of the men employed in the mill for the past six months, will be going in the woods for the winter. Others have signified their intention of enlisting in the service of their Country and their King. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 3)  We heartily congratulate Jimmy BELLAMY on the high standard obtained in the C.H.E. examination for the past year. He has won the $100.00 Scholarship prize and a $4.00 prize in another subject. “Jimmy” is a chip off the old block. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 4)  Mr. Elias GOUDIE had word from his son George, who was wounded in the battle of April 14th, and taken prisoner. He has almost fully recovered from his wounds and have been transferred from hospital to a Convalescent Camp. He reports very good treatment and the receipt regularly of parcels from the war committee in England. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 5)  Mr. Mark DAVIS, foreman with the A.N.D. Co., have enlisted with the Forestry Battalion. He left here on Monday afternoon to join the S. S. Susu on a recruiting campaign in Notre Dame Bay. Mr. DAVIS has made his “mark” here and we feel sure he will keep up his good reputation in the work of Bonnie Scotland. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 6)  The regular monthly club dance took place in the Town Hall last night. It was well attended. Everybody present seemed to enjoy to the fullest this “people’s night”. The success of these gatherings is due in no small measure to the energy and push of the genial Secretary “Billy” GOSS. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 7)  Capt. GOODYEAR, Lieuts. NUGENT, and THISTLE, N. PIKE Esq. and some others, left by special train for Botwood at 1 p.m. today, to join the S. S. Susu on a recruiting trip. We hope good results will follow. Magistrate FITZGERALD, who is remaining at the Grand falls Station, and is doing his very best to obtain recruits for our much-shattered regiment. The “Boys” have done their part on the battlefields of France and Flanders. Awake men and do yours. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 8)  Mr. J. D. GILIMOUR, woods manager for the A.N.D. Co. Millertown and Badger, was in town on Monday. Although the operation this winter will not be so extensive as other winters, nevertheless he is a busy man. Mrs. GILIMOUR with her little daughter Ruth, has gone on a visit to St. John’s. We wish them a very enjoyable trip. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 9)  Harry BALL, Lumberman, Contractor, leaves in a few days for Badger, where he has a crew of men already in the woods. He has always been one of the fortunate ones, and we wish him continual success. For the past six months he was employed as assistant Millwright at the Saw Mill. Mr. BALL’s only son Hayward, is on active service in France and so far has come through unscathed. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 10)  Mr. Joseph EASTMAN, Millwright, received word from his son Lewis by last mail, saying that he was well and doing well. Lewis was only 17 when he enlisted, and on account of his youth, was kept in Scotland and sent to school for training as Signaller. He has mastered the art and is now doing a man’s duty in France. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 11)  Mr. C. H. HAYWARD, Manager of Wood’s Candy Store, returned by Friday night’s express from Canada, where he had been spending a well earned holiday combining business with pleasure. He is looking well and feeling fit after his short but profitable sojourn in the land of the Maple. 
October 27, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 12)  We venture the statement that no town in the British Empire is more prosperous today than Grand Falls, neither is there any place on this side of the Atlantic, less affected by this awful conflict commercially. Its present prosperity is due to the foresight of our Chief, Lord NORTHCLIFFE, ably assisted by the Vice-President and General Manager, W. SCOTT Esq., and Thos. F. JUDGE Esq. Superintendent. A few months ago, a dark cloud seemed to be hanging over us, everybody predicted a closing down of the works. All the sheds full of paper, and without ships to carry it overseas. Suddenly, the silver lining of this dark cloud revealed itself, and hope revived in the breast of all. Lord NORTHCLIFFE has arrived in New York. Mr. SCOTT meets him there. Negotiations for the supply of about 60,000 tons of paper to American Newspaper men is begun, and nearly concluded, the wheels of industry are again speeded up, today all the paper machines are running full capacity. Truly we have our full share of prosperity. We would not forget those in our midst whose sons and husbands have made the supreme sacrifice. To them we tender our most sincere sympathy. “They died that we might live”. Grand Falls, Oct. 18th, 1917. 
October 27, 1917  Leo ELLIOTT  Lying at his sister’s home at Ragged Point, dying of that dreadful disease consumption, is Leo ELLIOT, who at one time wore the uniform of which we are all so proud, and did his little bit “Somewhere in France”. We are not quite sure of all the facts, but as near as our knowledge goes here they are. About three years ago Leo ELLIOT enlisted with the Canadians. He served, we think, in the Army Service Corps until he was injured by a shell explosion. He came back to Canada, and from thence to Twillingate, where he arrived unexpectedly. He was still then, suffering from the effects of his injury, and barely able to walk. He left later, received his discharge, and went to sea. During this time he met with some strange adventures, and owing to shipwreck and being picked up by a vessel which was apparently a suspicious craft, he and his comrades were kept under surveillance in a stone building. The weather was chilly and there was no fire, and the disease manifested itself - Leo coming home to die. The Observer brings the case to the notice of the public, and hopes that it will do something for the poor lad who has done his bit, and has but a little while longer to live. Any contributions left at the Sun office would be thankfully acknowledged and forwarded to him. 
October 27, 1917  Privates MUDFORD  "[This article is accompanied by a full length photo of two men, in Military Uniform, each holding a rifle. GW.] - Pte. Bert MUDFORD who was killed in action on Oct. 9th., news of which was received last night. Bert was son of Mr. Isaac MUDFORD of Mudford’s Cove and enlisted about a year and half ago. He too: “Has climbed the pathway that heroes and martyrs trod, They rest in the place of heaven and stand in the glory of God”. The other soldier is a cousin, Pte. Hiram MUDFORD who is prisoner of war in Germany." 
October 27, 1917  Pte. Peter RENDELL  [This article is accompanied by a head and shoulder photo of Pte. RENDELL in Military Uniform. GW.] - Pte. Peter RENDELL who was killed in action on October 9th. Pte. RENDELL was one of the original “blue puttees” (as the first five hundred who volunteered were called owing to the blue puttees worn at Pleasantville) and saw service in the Dardanelles, as well as France. He had been twice previously wounded, and had the country done its duty in keeping up the Regiment’s strength, he might have been now on leave instead of lying in a soldier’s grave in Flanders. He has died a valiant death for our sakes. “But little he’ll reck if we let -------------- on, In the grave where a Briton has laid him”. 
October 27, 1917  Passengers  The Clyde did not leave here till this morning, taking a quantity of codfish from J. W. Hodge. A large number of passengers left, including Miss Mary TIZZARD, formerly of the Sun Office for Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Mark BURTON for Toronto, Misses Mary BURTON, Lucy FROST, Bessie YOUNG and Ethel WELLS for Toronto, Mr. Steward SLADE for Toronto, Mr. Eli ROBERTS and Mrs. Norman YOUNG for Toronto, Miss Olive SNOW for Morton’s Hr. Mr. Harold EARLE arrived from Fogo by Clyde. 
October 27, 1917  List of Wounded  Chester TAVENER, Morton’s Hr., Stewart BENNETT, Fogo, Edgar BRETT, Lawrencetown, Frank BURT, Campbellton, A. J. HOWLETT, Roberts Arm, Eleazor SAUNDERS, Pt. Leamington, are among a list of 23 of the Nfld. Regiment, reported wounded on Tuesday. Chester TAVERNOR is the son of Sub-collector at Morton’s Hr. 
October 27, 1917  Hot Supper  St. Peter’s Women’s’ Association intend holding a pork and cabbage super in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 7th at eight o’clock. Price 40 cents. 
October 27, 1917  Shipping News  Mr. Michael GLAVINE OF fortune arrived here this week in his schooner, bringing codfish for Earl Sons & Co. Mr. GLAVINE reports that the Schr. Dulcie M., which went ashore in New Bay and damaged her keel, was got off safely and has been repaired. She will probably come here shortly. Schr. Valoria discharged a load of coal at the Coastal wharf to Hodder Supply Co. This has all been stored. Schr. Alma Nelson is discharging coal at J. W. Hodge’s this week. Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE has gone to St. John’s to interview the Tonnage committee, in an endeavour to have the Dundee perform that part of the Fogoto’s route at present done by the Clyde, so that the latter will be able to resume her schedule two trips a week. A big steamer discharged coal at Lewisporte last week for the Reid Co. The Clyde brought along another load of flour this week, and an equal quantity is still waiting for her at Lewisporte. S. S. Susu is at present on the North side of the bay with a large party of Recruiting Officers. She will arrive here later. S. S. Fiona put into port Thursday and coaled at J. W. Hodge’s. Capt. Harry MANUEL was at Morton’s Hr. this week, and left there Thursday or Friday for the Cape Shore, to load dry fish for Mr. P. & L. OSMOND. 
October 27, 1917  Coal Profits  No coal dealer in Canada will be allowed to make a net profit of over fifty cents a ton on coal. Severe penalties are provided for breaking this act. 
October 27, 1917  Advertisement  FOR SALE, a quantity of hay and potatoes. Apply Sidney LOVERIDGE, North Side. 
October 27, 1917  The trial of Pte. John PARKER (Part 1)  The trial of Pte. John PARKER which ended last week with the verdict of not guilty was short. No evidence was adduced to show that PARKER was drunk, though part of a bottle of whiskey was found in the car. The applause which greeted the verdict of not guilty was, to our mind, ill timed and must have come with grating effect on the ears of poor CHAFE, whose wife and child were the victims. Good sense, and regard for his feeling, should at least have repressed such exhibition. Everyone will be glad that PARKER was acquitted if he was not guilty, but no husband, or any person with regard for the bereaved husband and father, but will regret that more feeling was not shown for CHAFE. Evidence was produced that the car was working badly, had been all day, and that steering was difficult. Under these circumstances, its presence in the public road was a menace to pedestrians, and it should never have been taken out. PARKER’s evidence, which is the clearest of any, explains matters, and we reproduce it for information. The Automobile is a splendid means of conveyance, but autoists have no more right to the road than anyone else, and in the narrow roads of this country, should use great care in driving. If there is no law to prevent a car in bad condition from being used on public roads, there had better be one, and there should be some check to prevent such being taken out if the owner has not sense enough to keep it home till repaired. 
October 27, 1917  The trial of Pte. John PARKER (Part 2)  Parker’s Evidence: John PARKER, sworn: Examined by Mr. HIGGINS, - I am a private in the Newfoundland Regiment. I enlisted on July 2nd. I own a motorcar; a Hudson, 4-cylinder, 1913 model. I seldom drive the car myself. My chauffeur usually drives. I haven’t driven much this summer. I don’t know when I was driving previous to the 26th of August. It would be no longer than a week. I was wearing uniform and service boots at the time of the accident. On coming out the last time I was driving the car. I had given BAKER permission to go to a time of some description. At Doyle’s bridge, the car came out of gear. I looked down and immediately looked up again. The car was making for the bridge. I speeded her up a little to get around the curve. She then came out of gear again, and I glanced at the road and it seemed quite clear. I started to put her in gear when I heard a shout - “Look out, Jack!”. I looked up and saw a woman not very far ahead. I shouted to her to look out and immediately applied what I thought was my foot brake, and I felt the car jump ahead. I shouted then to the boys to “hold tight” and put the car right for the ditch. The car lurched over and the steering-wheel was torn from my grasp. There was a tremendous strain on my arms. 
October 27, 1917  The trial of Pte. John PARKER (Part 3)  Before I ditched the car the woman had run out in the road. Shortly after the car entered the drain, I heard a scream and saw something white go down. I don’t know then, whether I stopped the engine or applied the hand brake. I had lost my head. When the car stopped I got out and went to the woman who was lying on the road. I picked her hand and shoulders up in my arms. There was blood coming from her face. Shortly afterwards a man whom I knew as Samuel CHAFE came along and said: “Give me the woman”. I gave her to him and stood in the centre of the road. I felt nervous and weak at the knees and felt sick. I then saw Dr. McDONALD and went up to him and spoke about the accident. He hurried off and I went and got in his car. I was then feeling sick and miserable. Afterwards an express came along with a mattress in it, and they took the woman away. Then CURRAN came up to me and spoke about the accident, and together we walked towards BRENNOCK’s. I asked Mrs. BRENNOCK if I could wash my hands there and she showed me up to a room. I threw myself on the bed and fell asleep. I was awakened by Detective BYRNE who placed me under arrest, and brought me out to the scene of the accident, where he handed me over to the Inspector General. Why I shouted to the others in the car to hold tight, was because I had determined to put the car in the ditch as the surest means of stopping her. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. Mr. M. JONES, son of Bishop JONES and Miss Mabel LeMESSURIER, daughter of Mr. H. M. LeMESSURIER, were united in marriage at the Church of England Cathedral on Wednesday 17th inst. The Bishop - elect, Rev. Canon WHITE, and the Rev. C. A. MOULTON, Curate of St. Thomas, officiating. A large congregation was present. The Budget joins in wishing the happy couple many years of unalloyed happiness. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2)  The paper city is again taking the lead in recruiting. A few days ago, 25 stalwart young fellows came along with more to follow. Bravo Grand Falls! 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3)  Word has been received from England that Lt. Commander Randal McCOWAN has been promoted Commander. The young officer is a son of the late Irish Genl. McCOWAN. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4)  The trial Pte. John PARKER for manslaughter, commenced on Wednesday morning, and continued until Friday night, when the jury after being charged by Judge JOHNSON, retired, and after two hours deliberation returned to court, with a verdict of not guilty. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5)  A ship’s carpenter who was working on the schr. Novelty at Hr. Grace, was so seriously and severely injured by falling into the ship’s hold, was brought on here for treatment on Wednesday, and conveyed to the General Hospital for treatment. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6)  His Excellency the Governor and Lady DAVIDSON held a farewell reception at the Government House on Wednesday afternoon, which was largely attended. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7)  A motor cyclist was up before Judge MORRIS a few days ago for exceeding the speed limit, and was fined $15.00. The Judge said that the greatest nuisance in the city today is motor bikes driven by would be sports. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8)  Inspr. General HUTCHINGS held a meeting of the motor owners a few days ago for the purpose of forming an association of motorists; and we trust his most commendable efforts will be successful. Such an organization is necessary in order that a better feeling may exist between motor drivers, Police and the general public. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9)  The late Hon. James RYAN made some very charitable bequests according to his will which was filed for probate on Thursday. $5000.00 to the poor of Bonavista to be invested and the interest expended by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist Clergymen, $1000.00 to Mount Cashel and $500.00 to each of the city orphanages. The estate is valued over $700,000.00. 
October 27, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10)  Hon. Dr. McGRATH who has just returned from Canada and the States, warns us to prepare for diminished imports and short rations next spring. It behoves everyone now to economise in every possible way. 
October 27, 1917  The Elizabeth Pritchard  The English Schooner Elizabeth Pritchard, sprang a leak on Oct. 11th while leaving the Labrador, and when many miles off the coast. The sternpost broke and the wooden ends. She put back to land and made the Grois Islands 12 miles off. It was seen impossible to get the ship to land, so the Captain and two seamen in one boat, and the Mate and two seamen in the other, abandoned the ship, after first setting her on fire. The Captain’s boat was picked up by the schooner Saffron four miles off Grois Isld; while the Mate’s boat reached St. Juliens. The Elizabeth Prichard was well known here, having loaded cargo here on more than one occasion. 
October 27, 1917  Death  The death occurred quite suddenly on Monday evening of Mrs. Mary WYATT of North Side. The old lady who was apparently in good health, had occasion to lift a heavy tub of water. Returning indoors, she sat down and collapsed at once, dying after a brief interval. 
October 27, 1917  Personals  Rev. HURT who has been attending the Anglican Synod at St. John’s and also visiting Trinity, returned by Clyde this week. A new horse for Mr. Daniel HAMLYN, arrived by Clyde last week. Mr. W. MAY has also got a pony. Dr. LEDREW arrived by motor boat on Wednesday. Dr. WOOD was called to Loon Bay this week to visit a child who was very sick there. Mrs. Mark OSMOND of Morton’s Hr., who was stricken with paralysis a week or two ago, is very ill at this writing. Dr. WOOD was called thither last week. The stricken lady visited here only a few weeks ago, spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. PEARCE and was then in fair health. 
October 27, 1917  Fishing News  Mr. George PARDY informs us that while on ‘Young Harry’ one day last week a big school of large herring passed in the bay. Great preparations for the coming herring fishery are being made in Hall's Bay and Green Bay especially at Springdale, and we hear the coming month will witness very great activity in this time.
October 27, 1917  Birth  A baby girl arrived on Wednesday Oct. 24th to Mr. and Mrs. A. G. ASHBOURNE. Congratulations. 
October 27, 1917  The Dog Problem  Dogs have been continuing their rampages again lately. On Monday morning early, they broke into Mr. George HODDER’s hen house and killed ten laying hens, and the same morning, killed a number of hens belonging to Mrs. Ann EDGECOMBE, as well as a sheep owned by another woman. 
October 27, 1917  Advertisement  PICKED UP, a boat 15 ft. long, outside Burnt Isld. owner can have same by applying to Titus WHEELOR, Salt Pand, and paying cost of this notice. 
October 27, 1917  Death  DIED of pneumonia at Swampscott, Mass., U.S.A. Oct. 11th., Georgina May BALL aged 21 years, adopted daughter Mr. and Mrs. Mark JANES of Campbellton, formerly of Twillingate. 
November 3, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 1)  "An interesting Budget from the Paper City By our Special Correspondent “A man from Denver” a melodrama in three acts, was staged by the Grand Falls Dramatic Club at the People’s Theatre last night, under the auspices of the Grand Falls Club and under the management of Mr. J. H. JUDGE, who was ably assisted by our talented townsman, Mr. H. A. MORRISSEY as Director. We give herewith the names of those taking part, with the character represented by each one. Mr. A. J. ROWE: Jack Manly, Flynn’s private secretary, afterward known as the stranger. Mr. P. EDWARDS: Manuel Clove, junior partner in the firm of Flynn & Co. Mr. H. A. MORRISSEY: Archibald Flynn, senior partner of Flynn & Co. brokers. Mrs. F. McVANE: Jimmy Blake, office boy at Flynn & Co. Mr. F. SHAPLEIGGH: Major Marigold Wellington, Sheriff of Silver Creek County. Mr. F. HARRIS: Jim Goodard, station agent at Silver Creek. Mr. G. FORTIER: Bill Williams, a relic of 49. Mr. J. JUDGE: Hop Sing, the official dirt demolisher of Silver Creek. Miss M. MORRISSEY: Grace Flynn Flynn’s only daughter. Miss F. FORTIER: Peaches, Williams Girl. Miss B. C. IRELAND: Hettie Primrose steno for Flynn & Co. afterwards Postmistress at Silver Creek. We cannot command words to adequately convey a just tribute to those taking part in the performance; that the audience was well pleased was evidenced by the fact that when leaving the hall we could hear on every side nothing but complimentary remarks, such as those “The best I have ever seen at Grand Falls”, “It was well done”. “They acted their parts well”, etc, etc. On November the 1st the play is to be repeated. We bespeak for it another bumper house." 
November 3, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 2)  Mr. Leo O’MARA, the popular Manger of the Grand Falls Drug Store, has enlisted in the Army, and will be leaving in a few days time for St. John’s. Leo saw his duty and did it. There are a few others in Grand Falls to whom we would say, “Go and do thou likewise”. 
November 3, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 3)  Mr. LODGE the assistant inspector of Methodist schools, is in town today on official business. 
November 3, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 4)  Mr. H. E. CHANCEY proprietor of the Boston Store, has recently imported a large and varied stock of ladies and gents furnishings, replete in the newest styles and designs. The most fastidious can be suited at his well-stocked emporium. Oct. 25th, 1917. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 1)  By our Special Correspondent. Mr. L. I. JONES and bridge left by Sunday’s express enroute to their home in British East Africa. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 2)  The strike at the Boot and Shoe Co is still on, the men deciding not to return to work until their demands were met. The Co in the meantime are advertising ‘Business as usual’. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 3)  Mr. L. I. JONES WAS WAITED ON Saturday night by a deputation from the Shamrock Cricket Club and presented with a photograph of the Cricket Match played during the summer between the Shamrocks and a city team for the Patriotic fund, as a slight souvenir of his visit to St. John’s. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 4)  The schr. Messenger, when crossing Trinity Bay recently, ran into a heavy storm which carried away her both spars and sustained other damage rendering her helpless. The Govt. steamer Fiona went to her assistance and towed the dismantled schooner to port. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 5)  The Newfoundland American packing Co’s plant at Bay Bulls was recently sold by Sheriff BLANDFORD, for the sum of $800,000.00. Mr. HOWLEY being the purchaser for an outside party. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 6)  The new liquor regulations as proposed by the liquor Control Board, appear in the last issue of the Royal Gazette, and are so full and thorough that a continuance of the unsatisfactory state of affairs, as often pointed out in the Budget, will be impossible. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 7)  The news was received in town on Tuesday that the Rev. I. F. ADAMS, Lieut. Of the Royal Flying Corps, had been killed in action. Mr. ADAMS was curate of the C. of E. Cathedral, and as a tribute to his memory, the flag of the Cathedral was flying half mast. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 8)  The recruiting campaign has opened up most successfully, and the Minister of Militia intends arranging for a systematic tour of the Island, in which returned heroes will take a prominent part in the enlistment of recruits. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 9)  The death of a prominent commercial merchant, Mr. Colin CAMPBELL, occurred at New York, on Thursday. Mr. CAMPBELL was has been ailing for some time, was advised, by his medical attendants to proceed to New York at once, and consult a specialist for an internal trouble. Some 8 or 10 weeks ago he left for New York, and was operated on last Monday, but the disease was too far advanced, and he passed away as stated above. Sincere and genuine sympathy go out to his bereaved wife and daughter in their hour of sorrow. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 10)  We regret to learn that Mr. W. B. GREIVE is still confined to his bed suffering from pleurisy, and trust he may have a speedy recovery. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 11)  The Norwegian steamer Jacobsen, has been purchased by Baine Johnston & Co. and is intended for the seal fishery. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 12)  It is said that quite a number of the returned soldiers intend to offer for re-enlistment. There are a lot of shirkers and slackers in the country at the present moment, who if they have a spark of manliness and patriotism in their carcass, should follow the example of these noble fellows who have already done their bit on the battlefields of France and Flanders. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 13)  Mrs. Wm. EVANS of Princes St., on last Thursday evening left her home to visit a friend a short distance off, about 7 o’clock; and had just reached the house when she was taken ill and fell. Kind friends took her into Mrs. HOWE’s house and summoned a Doctor and Priest who were quickly on the scene, but the unfortunate lady was beyond all earthly help. She leaves a husband and five children who have sincere sympathy in their sudden bereavement. “Truly in the midst of life we are in death”. 
November 3, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John’s (Part 14)  The farmers have notified their customers that an additional 2 cent per quart will be imposed on and after the 1st December. That means that numerous families will have to cut out their milk. 
November 3, 1917  Personals  Mr. H. J. HOWLETT arrived from North side of the bay by Prospero Monday. Misses ROBERTS (5) DAUGHTERS OF Mr. George ROBERTS, left by Prospero and will take up their residence on Cochrane St., St. John’s. Mrs. (Magistrate) SCOTT returned from Campbellton by Clyde Tuesday. Miss Georgina SCOTT left by Fogota for St. John’s, where we understand she will learn stenography during the coming winter. Master Lawrence PEYTON, son of Mr. Henry PEYTON has been ill; he is suffering from appendicitis. Capt. And Mrs. Frank ROBERTS, who have been visiting St. John’s, arrived by Clyde Tuesday. 
November 3, 1917  The Dog Problem (Part 1)  While Rev. HUNT was cycling through Wild Cove on Tuesday, he was attacked by dogs who tore a large piece of cloth from his coat. It was fortunate for him that he was not bitten. The dog question is still acute. Volumes have been written on the matter without any settlement being arrived at. The point is this: dogs are perpetually doing damage at the expense of owners of cattle, sheep and hens. These people have no desire to prevent anyone from keeping dogs, provided the dog owners recognize the rights of cattle owners, and also recognise that dogs are liable to do damage. The cattle owners on their parts want to be assured of a measure of safety for their animals, which may be obtained by keeping all (not part, nor nearly all) the dogs barred in at night, and by providing a fund, which the dog owners shall contribute to pay for any animals killed by dogs. We are paying today 25 cents a pound for fresh meat. If there were no dogs we should be getting it for ten instead. 
November 3, 1917  The Dog Problem (Part 2)  What we are paying for wool I hardly dare guess, as the price is advanced a cent or two every time I go to shop. We are able to rear enough wool for our own use right here, if there were no dogs. Every family could have a sheep or two, turn them loose in the spring and not bother anymore about them till fall. Then there would be a carcass or two of mutton, for every family, the spring shearing, and the wool from the dead sheep. We are in all probability losing about $10 a family by the insane policy, which we continue to maintain. Who is the responsible party, the Road Board or the Magistrate we are asked. Section 33 of the Local Affairs Act expressly states that the Road Board has only power to make rules and regulations when the settlement “has not availed or shall not hereafter avail of the regulations, already provided by statute relating to the keeping of dogs”. Now this place did avail of the regulations provided in the statutes, therefore the Road Board has no power to alter these or make other rules. The onus at present lies with the Magistrate in whose hand lies the powers to mitigate this evil. 
November 3, 1917  Fresh Fish Plants  The partial failure of the two large packing plants in this country shows either bad management or want of understanding of necessary conditions. The huge Bay Bulls plant has recently passed through the hands of the receivers and was sold to Mr. W. R. HOWLEY for New York parties for $80,000. As there is said to be $90,000 worth of fish and oil products there, and the liabilities amount to less than half the price paid, the bargain is a good one. The fresh fish packing concern at the Dock, St. John’s, also sank a good deal of money this summer, owing to a large quantity of frozen fish being spoilt. It is not explained why this happened, but it is supposed to be due to some failure of the freezing machinery, and a scarcity of ammonia during one period. It is also thought that some of the fish handled was not sufficiently fresh, as owing to the rush, it had to lay too long. It seems a pity that these ventures should have met with such setbacks, as there is a bright future for the frozen fish business if it can be put on a workable basis. 
November 3, 1917  Note of Thanks  Editor Sun: - Please sir will you let me have a few lines in your paper to thank the kind friends who have helped me with nourishment since I arrived at Twillingate, and also Mr. FACEY and Capt. Andrew ROBERTS. I remain, yours truly, Leo ELLIOTT. 
November 3, 1917  Shipping News  The Fogota coaled here Thursday and also took a quantity of codfish and oil. The recruiting party on board the Susu, has so far secured about thirty recruits. We hear that ship is at present in White Bay. There is now no lack of shipping to carry our fish to market; in fact there are said to be more ships chartered than there are cargoes for. S. S. Prospero from North arrived here early Monday morning and was here all day taking freight. S. S. Earl of Devon arrived from North Sunday and remained till Monday taking codfish from J. W. Hodge. 
November 3, 1917  Local Economy  Business in town has been very brisk this week and besides large quantities of fish brought in, tremendous quantities of goods have passed over the counter. The fishermen who have done anything this season, and their name is legion, are in a better position financially than ever-in spite of high prices. A number of outharbor schooners have been here this week discharging cargoes of fried codfish. Mr. S. ROBERT’s fish vessel at Change Islds. is now loaded for foreign market. 
November 3, 1917  Narrow Escape  Mr. Stewart ROBERTS fell overboard while mooring Mr. ASHBOURNE’s skiff one day this week, and would have been drowned had he not been able to catch the painter, which was hanging over. As it was, he was too exhausted to haul himself out without help 
November 3, 1917  Bad Bridges  Mr. Daniel HAMLYN’s new horse broke through a bridge at Crow Head one day this week and narrowly escaped with broken legs. Residents of Crow Head, complain that no repairs are made to bridges in that locality, and complain bitterly about it. 
November 3, 1917  School Needs Cleaning  We are asked to direct the attention of the school board to the schoolhouse at Crow Head, which it is claimed is very dirty and unfit for children to remain all day in. We should think it possible that the people and the Board could get together and between them do some cleaning and painting for their children’s’ sake. 
November 3, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 1)  HARTS COVE to SANDY COVE: Edgar HAWKINS, Josiah HAWKINS, Stephen HAWKINS, William HAWKINS, Hedley HAWKINS, Caleb SMITH, Edward SMITH, Abel BURTON, John BURTON, Eli BURTON, Arthur BURTON, Robert STOCKLEY, Harry STOCKLEY, William LOYTE, Josuah LOYTE, Kenneth JACOBS, Mrs. E. JACOBS, Solomon SKINNER, Thomas SKINNER,James PRIMMER. James ADEY J. W. FROUDSteward FROUDGeorge SLADE Frederick VERGEEbenezer VERGEAdolphus VERGE, William BOURDEN, Peter PARSONS, Stanley PARSONS, Robert LINFIELD, Frank LINFIELD, George SAUNDERS, James BROMLEY, Alfred LINFIELD, James MORGAN, Mark MOORS, Adolphus PELLEY, Thomas PELLEY, Charlie PELLEY, Fred PELLEY, Stephen PELLEY, John PELLEY, Bennet PELLEY, Norman PELLEY, John ROGERS, Joseph BATH. TOTAL $46.80. 
November 3, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 2)  BACK HARBOR: Mr. Edwin LUTHER, Mr. Martin LUTHER, Mr. Mark LUTHER, Mr. Frederick LUTHER, Mr. Frederick WHITE, Mr. Wm. PEYTON, Mr. Abraham PEARCE, Mrs. Amos ROSSITER, Mrs. Eliza FOX, Mr. Robert SIMMS, Mr. Henry SIMMS, Mr. John RIDEOUT Jr., Mr. Martin RIDEOUT, Mr. Herbert RIDEOUT, Miss Violet RIDEOUT, Kitchener RIDEOUT, Mrs. Herbert RIDEOUT, Mr. John RIDEOUT Sr., Mrs. John RIDEOUT, Mrs. KINGSBURY, Mrs. James SPENCER, Mr. Frederick RIDEOUT, Mr. Mark SPENCER, Mr. Wm. RIDEOUT, Mrs. Mark SPENCER, Mr. Reuben SPENCER, Mrs. Frederick RIDEOUT, Mrs. Reuben SPENCER, Mr. Theodore LUTHER, Mr. Stewart LUTHER, Mr. George RIDEOUT, Mr. Sidney RIDEOUT, Mrs. George RIDEOUT, Mr. Joseph SPENCER, Mr. Samuel SIMMS, Mr. Harry RIDEOUT, Mr. Eli SPENCER, Mr. John PRICE, Mr. Wesley PRICE, Mr. Mark RIDEOUT, 
November 3, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 3)  [Back Harbor Continued] Mr. Adolphus PRICE, Mr. Esau MURRAY, Mr. George MURRAY, Mr. Edward RIDEOUT, Mr. Mark RIDEOUT Sr., Mrs. James RIDEOUT, Mrs. Mark RIDEOUT Sr., Mr. George SIMMS, Mrs. George SIMMS, Master Cecil SIMMS, Mr. John SIMMS, Mrs. James JANES, Mr. George JANES, Mrs. George JANES, Mr. James BLACKLER, Mrs. C. F. BLACKLER, Mr. Arthur PRICE, Miss Hilda LACEY, Mr. James PURCHASE, Mr. Augustus PURCHASE, Mr. Lewis PURCHASE, Mr. Robert HINES, Mr. Henry SPENCER, Mrs. Henry SPENCER, Miss Militia SPENCER, Miss Bessie SHARP, Mr. James ANSTEY, Mr. Robert ANSTEY, Mr. John ANSTEY, Mr. Walter ANSTEY, Mr. Francis FREEMAN, Mrs. Harry PEYTON, Mr. C. D. MAYNE, Master Roy MAYNE, Miss C. TAYLOR, Miss Hannah PEARCE, 
November 3, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 4)  [Back Harbor Continued] Mr. Samuel WELLS, Masters Wm. & John PEYTON, Mrs. Benjamin FREEMAN, Mrs. Philip WELLS, Miss Sadie WELLS, Mrs. Robert MOORS, Mr. Robert MOORS, Mrs. John WELLS, Mr. Stanley WARR, Mr. Wm. TIZZARD, Mrs. Levi CLARK, Mr. Edward BLACKLER, Mr. George BLACKLER, Mr. Elias BLACKLER, Mr. William BLACKLER, Mr. Levi CLARK, Miss Hannah TIZZARD, Mr. Zacharias TIZZARD, Mrs. BAIRD, Mrs. Andrew ELLIOTT, Mr. John CLARK, Mrs. Thos PEYTON, Mr. Louis CLARKE, Mrs. Susan WATKINS, Mr. Harry ANSTEY, Mr. Daryl ANSTEY, Mr. Dunly ANSTEY, Mr. Malcolm ANSTEY, Mr. Frederick ANSTEY, Mr. Archibald ANSTEY, Mr. Norman ANSTEY, Mr. Charlie ANSTEY, Mrs. Edward MOORS, Mr. Victor BAIRD. TOTAL $78.45. Grand Total $125.25. 
November 3, 1917  To Lady DAVIDSON  Oct. 10th, 1917. TO LADY DAVIDSON, PRESIDENT PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION ST. JOHN’S. Dear President: - It is meet and right as well as mixed pleasure, that the ‘pioneer’ W.P.A. of this far North district which was, as you have graciously acknowledged, inaugurated several weeks ahead of St. John’s in August 1914, should on the eve of your departure for a more congenial but we trust not more loyal corner of our glorious Empire, offer to you a tribute of love and good wishes which flow spontaneously from our warm Northern hearts. Your visit with your splendid husband, to whom with yourself we offer our sincere congratulations on your well earned preferment, will never be forgotten by us, for you reached at once a safe centre in our affections, and we felt the touch of a Ladys hand and still a sympathetic sister worker, in our efforts for our loved ones at the front. We wish you ‘bon voyage’, and trust with His Excellency and your two bonny girlies, you may for many years have Heaven's richest blessing, and wish soon (D.V.) the cannon’s roar will cease, and from one part of the Empire to the other we will together rejoice in honourable victory and peace. On behalf of Twillingate workers, LILLIAN M. FACEY, President, ALICE HOWLETT, Secretary, LILLIUS MAYNE, Treasurer. GOD SAVE THE KING. 
November 3, 1917  Marriage  The wedding of Jessie, daughter of Mrs. Thomas DALLEY of French Beach, to Samuel ROWSELL of Rattling Brook, took place on Thursday, Nov. 1st. in the South Side Methodist Church. The Bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in blue cloth with hat to match. She was attended by Misses Mary DALLEY, Blanch DALLEY, Elise WHITE and Dorothy ROWSELL, sister of the groom, while the groom was supported by Obadiah DALLEY, Dorman DALLEY and Reuben RIDEOUT of Pilleys Island. The supper was served at the home of the bride, the presents being many and useful. 
November 3, 1917  Marriage  Rev. E. HUNT went to Morton’s Hr. yesterday to solemnize marriage between Mr. George WALL and Miss Rachel TAYLOR of that place. He returned again today. 
November 3, 1917  Marriage  We are informed that REV. A. P. S. STIRLING and Rev. BAYLEY will arrive by Prospero tomorrow. The former comes here to conduct the wedding of the latter with Miss Gertrude BLANDFORD. 
November 3, 1917  Herring Fishery  Many men here are preparing to go to Hall’s Bay for the herring fishery shortly. 
November 3, 1917  News of the Wounded  Lieut. F. POND who was visiting his parents returned to Halifax by Clyde Thursday. He still suffers considerably from his wound. We wish him good luck and safe recovery. Mr. John WHITE received a telegram this week saying that his son Pte. Ned WHITE was in hospital with fever. He has recently been in the firing line in Flanders. Among the list of wounded last week was the name of Corp. Tom HODGE of Fogo, we understand that his was a flesh wound in the thigh and that he is doing well. 
November 3, 1917  Visiting  Mrs. Mark CHIPPER of Leading Tickle arrived by Prospero Monday to visit her sister Mrs. George BRIDGER of Paradise. 
November 3, 1917  C.H.E. Results  Owing to the difficulties of transportation the results of the C. H. E. exams have been slow to arriving. Some teachers have received incorrect lists, but we hope to get them for publication when received. 
November 3, 1917  Recruiting  A recruiting party arrived by Dundee at Seldom this week and held a meeting there but without result. They went on to Cat Harbor and Musgrave Hr. on the return Dundee. 
November 3, 1917  Leo ELLIOTT Fund  We beg to acknowledge two gifts of one dollar each from Messrs. Andrew ROBERTS Jr., and S. FACEY for the Leo ELLIOTT fund. This amount has been handed him. 
November 3, 1917  Mr YOUNG Sells His Fish  A fortunate man is Mr. Elias YOUNG. Leaving here on Monday morning, he made the trip to St. John’s in 23 hours. But Mr. YOUNG’s good fortune did not end there. We understand he was successful in selling his Labrador catch for the remarkable sum of eight dollars a quintal. We offer him congratulations. 
November 3, 1917  Letter From Mr. OSMOND  Oct. 15th, 1917. Dear Editor: - Will you kindly allow me space in your widely circulated paper, for a few remarks, which I have to say on my own behalf; regarding the slander that has gone abroad about me? Well Mr. Editor I think it is about time the people of Twillingate learned to keep their mouths shut and to mind their own business. There has been a lot of gossip in the town of me, as to what I can hear, and if I hear of any more of it, I shall be compelled to take steps to protect myself from such filthy slander, and someone (that is whoever I hear of talking such) will be getting into sore trouble, and will cost them something too I can promise you. I suppose I was married a bit more decent, and respected a bit more, than that man was, (as I hear it was a married man that was the instigator) and so he sent about the slander. When I went to the Altar my character was unstained in that respect, and even should it be true it was nobody else’s business to trouble about me; but thank God I’m not guilty. The people of Tw’gate don’t think for a minute that it’s a J.M. or J.G you have to deal with, when once the ball is started rolling. I am going to have my gab in for my own protection and innocence from such a bad and unmanly act. Ask the girls of Tw’gate if I have been guilty of such filthy actions. Mr. Editor, I respected myself, which a good many didn’t, and Mr. Editor and citizens of Twillingate, I hope this will be the last I will hear of this, or someone will suffer severely. Hoping I have not taken up too much of your space I remain a loyal subject of His Gracious Majesty, King George V. Herbert George OSMOND, R.N.R. 
November 3, 1917  Hot Supper  St. Peter’s Women’s Association intend having a pork and cabbage supper in the parish Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 8.30. Tickets 40 cents to be had of the members, and at some of the principal stores on North Side. 
November 3, 1917  Death  Rev. John P. F. ADAMS, formerly curate of the Anglican Cathedral at St. John’s, Nfld., who enlisted first in the Durham Light Infantry, but later joined the Royal Flying Corps, has been killed. 
November 3, 1917  Letter From The Editor (Part 1)  When I assumed control of the Sun in 1910, I realized that the most necessary equipment was a more modern type of newspaper press. The Sun, then only five columns, was printed on an old Washington press which could not print more than 200 copies (one side) an hour, requiring a man and two boys for the operation. By dint of economy, I was able to install in 1911, a cylinder press, on four hundred dollars. It is run by a gasoline engine, can print 1000 sheets (one side) an hour, and a boy can manage it. Though the scraping was hard, events have justified my venture, and the ‘Sun’ is eagerly looked forward to weekly. But I was not satisfied. Hand labour in setting type is too slow. Moreover type wears out rapidly and, as you can see, many letters are broken and a new press is needed. But type costs today a tremendous amount of money. I therefore began to investigate the matter of a typesetting machine, or rather a slug machine. 
November 3, 1917  Letter From The Editor (Part 2)  I have been able to get hold of one of these machines at a price that puts it within my range; and it is already somewhere on the way from Toronto, and I hope to have it working by the end of November. With this machine we shall be able not only to handle more work but to increase the size and amount of reading matter in the Sun. You will realize this when you learn that a linotype can set as much as five hand compositors. Now all this foregoing is only the text; the sermon follows. The Sun is now owned and controlled by me; my opinion being the only master. Is the Sun worth anything to Twillingate? I acknowledge with many, many, thanks, the kind words that have been spoken for the Sun during these later years, when I have come to know Twillingate better and understand its wants. But kind words feed not empty stomachs. 
November 3, 1917  Letter From The Editor (Part 3)  The cost of living daily increases, and so does the cost of everything that goes into a newspaper. I do not desire to increase the subscription rate, but I do think that the Sun might be going into more homes, and less borrowing of the neighbor’s copy resorted to. I must have double my present number of subscribers, and appeal to every one of the present to bring with him another this fall, and the earlier the better. I have tried to deal fairly with you all to improve the paper and add to its size and value. If Twillingate wants the Sun, it must prove that it does by subscribing thereto. If this support is not forthcoming, there are other fields available and the Sun - lock, stock and barrel - will move elsewhere, where I can be more sure of a practical appreciation. Will you come to our support. Bring another subscription, when you bring your own and at the same rate - $1.20 per year. IT’S UP TO YOU. Yours very truly, W. R. TEMPLE, EDITOR AND OWNER SUN.
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  CROSBIE' s Schr. Water Witch, in coming down the shore recently, struck near Petty Hr., but sustained very little damage. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  "On Saturday night two seamen who were hard up for a drink, got hold of some toilet preparation, which they used as a beverage. The Police surmising something wrong, placed them under arrest, and had them before Judge MORRIS on Monday morning, who imposed a fine of two dollars each." 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  "The labourers doing the waterfront have been earning fine pay the last week - some of them receiving as much as $34. for a few days work." 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  So much freight is offering along the shoreline from Carbonear, that the train seldom reaches the station till after midnight. So many crafts are daily arriving from the Southern Shore that, to prevent smuggling, the Customs authorities have put on an extra staff of Tidewaters. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  The Law relating to the selling of cigarettes etc. to minors and which has been a dead letter ever since placed on the Statute Book, is now revived, for Judge MORRIS intends carrying out the Law in its fullest extent. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  On the arrival of the Express Monday night, it was discovered a woman and child has been over-carried from Avondale. Fortunately Inspector HUTCHINGS was on hand, who learning of the poor woman's predicament, promptly arranged to have them looked after for the night, and sent home by the morning's train. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  A large three-masted schooner was seen entering port shortly after 6 o clock on Tuesday evening, and from appearance, the vessel was on fire. She was bound from Brigus to the States with a load of ore, and when off Cape Race during the storm, sprang a leak. The gasoline engine was used on the pumps, but the water gained so rapidly, that the Capt. decided to run for St. John's. Shortly after entering port the fire occurred. A couple of steamers went to her assistance, and by the use of their pumps the fire was soon extinguished. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  After spending the summer on the west coast, Sir W. D. REID arrived in town on Tuesday, where he will spend some weeks. Mr. Theo. CHAFE has instituted proceedings against Private PARKER for damages arising out of the Gould’s Motor tragedy. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  Mr. R. J. DEVEREAUX, M.H.A. for Placentia, assumed the duties of Liquor Controller on the 1st. inst, and will no doubt carry out the law in its entirety. One thing, he has the support of an active and energetic Board. 
November 10, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  The Rev. H. ROYLE, of Wesley Church has accepted a unanimous call to Freshwater, B.D.V. 
November 10, 1917  Photograph of John LUTHER  [Photo of] R.N.R. John LUTHER, who arrived home by Prospero Sunday. Jack has been on Active Service since the war started. 
November 10, 1917  Large Fish Cargo  Perhaps the largest cargo of bulk fish ever taken in a schooner from Newfoundland, was that of the big American freighting schooner, shipped to Gloucester some time ago from the West coast. The cargo consisted of 960,000 pounds of salt bulk fish. 
November 10, 1917  Men Wanted  "Men Wanted: ten or fifteen men to work at herring packing etc. at Springdale for R. D. BOAK & Co., for terms of wages etc., apply to J. W. HODGE, Path End." 
November 10, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale, one pony five years old next spring, one pony four years old next spring, and one colt five months old. For further particulars, apply T.J. FRENCH & Sons, Main Pt. Gander Bay. 
November 10, 1917  Corrections  We wish to correct the statement, which appeared in the SUN last week, referring to Crow Head school. We are told the school is not dirty; it was cleaned Saturday before last. How often should schools be cleaned? Also, in the list of R.C. Fund should read, "Mr. Mark RIDEOUT $1.00" instead of .40 cents. As the Editor is absent this week, an incorrect and misleading statement re the keeping of dogs in last weeks SUN, will be set right in next issue by the Magistrate. 
November 10, 1917  Death  "At Twillingate on Nov. 2nd, Henrietta, darling child of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LANGDON of New Bay, aged 7 1/2 months. ""And he took them into his arms and blessed them.""" 
November 10, 1917  Bonfire Night Crime  Several lads will appear at court to-day for stealing and burning a boat at Farmer s Arm Twillingate, and for breaking the peace. Constable TULK prosecuting for the Crown. Guy FAWKES will likely sit up and chuckle. 
November 10, 1917  Photograph of Pte. George CLARKE  "[Photo in uniform.] Pte. George CLARKE missing. Amongst the casualties Wednesday, was that of Pte. George Steadman CLARKE, of Springdale, missing since Oct. 9th. He is the son of Mr. G. W. CLARKE." 
November 10, 1917  Letter From Pte. Leslie ANSTEY  A letter received from Pte. Leslie ANSTEY, who is in Scotland, says that he is well, and enjoying himself fine. 
November 10, 1917  Herring Reports  "Reports are current this week that herring are very plentiful at Springdale. Several men left by Fogota for Springdale, to engage in herring fishery. Mr. Norman RICE of Little Hr. left by Clyde for Bay of Islands, where he will be engaged in herring catching. " 
November 10, 1917  Personals  "Corporal Willis MANUEL and bride left by Clyde yesterday for Loon Bay, after spending a few days here with friends. [The following from another page, same date paper. gw] Corporal Willis MANUEL and bride arrived from Loon Bay by motorboat Monday. Mrs. MANUEl comes from Devonshire - not Wales as we previously reported. Mr. Samuel ROWSELL and bride left by Prospero Sunday, for their home at Rattling Brook. Capt. A. J. GILLETT's daughter Bessie, left by Clyde Thursday for Boston, after visiting her folks for the summer, also taking her sister Susie with her. Misses Mary WHEELER and Olive SNOW left for Boston by Clyde Thursday. The editor of the Sun and Mr. A. PURCHASE, left by motor boat Monday for Lewisporte, enroute to Millertown to spend a few days deer shooting. Mr. Mark MOORS jr. and family arrived from Boston by Clyde Monday, and will spend the winter here. There were several Naval Reservists on the Clyde yesterday enroute to St. John's. Among them was Reservist WOOLRIDGE of Fogo, who has been home on furlough, after spending nearly two years on active service." 
November 10, 1917  Ship Building Bounty  Notice: Ship Building Bounty. I am instructed by the Government that it is their intention to submit to the Legislature at its next session, a Bill to limit the class of vessels entitled to Bounty from the Government, under the present Shipbuilding Bounty Law. Hereafter, Bounty will be payable on vessels not exceeding 120 tons gross measurement. Vessels exceeding 120 tons gross, will not qualify for any Bounty whatever. It is intended, that the Regulations shall apply to all vessels, of which the keel has been laid at the date of this notice; but all vessels, the keels of which are not now laid, shall come within the scope of the proposed new Regulations, and shall not be entitled to Bounty when the vessels exceed 120 tons gross measurement. J. G. STONE, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, St. John's Nfld. October 19, 1917. 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 1)  "Rev. Mr. DUNN and the Rev. Mr. MORRISON were both away from Grand Falls on Sunday last. The former gentleman visiting settlements which come under his charge on the coast, and the latter supplying at Bay of Islands." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 2)  "Mr. George E. WHITE, head of the pattern-making department, offered his services for King and Country a few days ago, but was very much disappointed on being turned down. He has done his duty. Mr. Leander HISCOCK, who had made up his mind to volunteer for saw mill work as settler, met with a very painful accident a few days ago in the lumberyard. He had one of his feet badly hurt by being jammed between two pieces of timber. We have no doubt Leander will be going when he has recovered from the accident." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 3)  "Mr. Henry BALL has had word that his son Hayward (mentioned in our notes not long ago) had been seriously wounded in the left elbow, and that the arm had been amputated. He is doing well." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 4)  We are sorry to hear that the Susu recruiting campaign is very far short of expectation. What a pity it is that our young men cannot be made to realize their duty to King and Country. 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 5)  "Mr. George FULTON, an old employee of the A. N. D. Co. has returned to Grand Falls. We bid him a hearty welcome. There is always room for a man of Mr. FULTON's stamp." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 6)  Mr. John PENNY yardmaster, who had been on a well-earned holiday, has returned to duty and as he says, feeling as fit as a fiddle. During his absence the duties of the yard were well looked after by Mr. Paddy MULLOWNEY. Mr. PENNY and Mr. MULLOWNEY are both reliable men. The Finishing Room under the able management of Mr. Nelson GUY is a very [busy?] place these days; all stock has to pass this way to be made ready for shipment. Mr. GUY is ably assisted by Mr. TAYLOR as head finisher, and Mr. Forbes ROSS who is in charge of the clerical work. 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 7)  Mr. YOUNG, Principal of the R. C. School, is taking a special interest in the boys under his charge. He is very popular with his scholars, deservedly so. The debating club, inaugurated by him in connection with the school, is worthy of the highest praise. We have heard that the last debate by the boys, was a surprise to those who were present. The subject was well treated and would have done credit to older minds. Look well to the boys Mr. YOUNG. The boys of today will be the men of tomorrow. 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 8)  Mr. Harry DUDER of the Crown Lands Department, who had been surveying at Grand Falls Station, has finished his work and returned to town by Friday night's express. 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 9)  "A very quiet wedding took place here on Sunday morning at 6:30 in the Church of England, when Mr. Nelson HALFYARD of the Exploits Valley Royal Stores Ltd. and Miss SHEPPARD daughter of Mr. Eldred SHEPPARD, was united in marriage. We wish the happy pair a pleasant and prosperous future. May all your troubles be little ones." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 10)  "The Susu was at Conche last night on her return trip. After a three week course, recruiting in N. D. Bay and White Bay, only 37 volunteers are reported. Since the last recruiting campaign started, Grand Falls has contributed 37 volunteers: 22 for the Army, 13 for the Forestry Battalion and 2 for the Navy. We do not feel like blowing our own trumpet, but we are safe in saying, that no town in the island has done better than Grand Falls, either in men or money." 
November 10, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 11)  The Rebekohis held their annual dance in the Town Hall Wednesday night. The attendance was large and a most enjoy-time was spent by all present. Some of the old time sports were very much in evidence on this occasion. The man from Denver was repeated in the Town Hall last night before a crowded hall. A special train from Bishop's Falls brought up quite a number to attend the performance. We understand it is the intention of the Grand Falls Dramatic Club to stage this play at Botwood in the near future. Nov. 2nd, 1917. 
November 10, 1917  In Memory of Philip PIPPY  In Memoriam: In loving memory of our darling father, Phillip PIPPY, who passed peacefully away Oct. 15th, 1917. Darling father, you have left us, You are taken from our home; But we know you are in Heaven, Safe where death can never come. Oh! How sadly now we miss you, And our home seems cold and drear; For from out that home has vanished, One sweet form, to us most dear. You know we loved you well dear father, But Jesus loved you best; And we know that now dear father, Thou have obtained a glorious rest. No more sleepless nights dear father, No more weary hours of pain; You are resting now in Heaven, And our loss is but your gain. Soon again we hope to meet you, In the mansions of the blest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, And the weary are at rest. - Dorothy BURTON 
November 10, 1917  Sues for $10,000  Yesterday a suit for damages against Pte. John PARKER was filed at the Supreme Court by Theophilus CHAFE, husband of Mrs. CHAFE, who met her death in the motorcar accident at the Gould’s. The amount sued for, we understand, is $10,000. The claimant is represented by Mr. Brian DUNFIELD, and the defendant by Mr. W. J. HIGGINS. 
November 10, 1917  Herring Prices  "Nfld. Scotch cured Herring: (Fishing Gazette) A noticeable falling off in the demand for Newfoundland Scotch cured herring in the New York market during the past week, may be taken for a presage of lower prices with the beginning of the fall season. While large fulls continue to sell at $22 and $24, and other grades have been maintained at quotations between $16 and $21, there has been little interest manifested by buyers at these prices. Reports from Newfoundland are to the effect that fall-caught Scotch cured herring will open at from $13. to $15. a barrel, f.o.b. St. John's, and as there is sufficient quantity to carry over stocks in the hands of jobbers, it is probable that there will be no heavy buying, until the new and lower-priced fish of the fall catch come into the market. There is every indication of a good herring fishery in Newfoundland waters, and some New York operators are expecting to receive their first shipments during the second or third week in November. In first hands in New York, the stocks of Newfoundland herring are now nearly exhausted and while sellers still have strong ideas, it is doubtful if the market can be maintained at present levels, unless there is a marked improvement in the demand between now and the arrival of new goods." 
November 10, 1917  America's First Prisoner  With American Armies in France Oct. 29, (by Associated Press) - The first German prisoner taken by the American Expeditionary Force, died today in the American Field Hospital, having been shot down when he encountered an American patrol in No-Man's-Land, in front of the American trenches. 
November 10, 1917  Death  The death occurred on Monday of Mary wife of Mr. James CHURCHILL of Farmers Arm. Mrs. CHURCHILL was feeling quite well until Sunday night about ten o clock when she was taken suddenly ill, passing away Monday. Deceased lady was 47 years of age, and leaves a husband, three daughters, and one son, to mourn their sad loss. To the sorrowing relatives the Sun extends its sympathy. 
November 10, 1917  Death  The death of George son of Mr. and Mrs. Abram BULGIN, occurred on Monday after a short illness, at the age of 19 years. Gone but not forgotten. To the sorrowing parents the SUN extends its sympathy. 
November 10, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale a quantity of hay and potatoes. Apply Sidney LOVERIDGE, North Side. 
November 10, 1917  Lieut. Tom ASHBOURNE in Hospital  We are informed that Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE has received a cable stating that his son Tom is in hospital at Manchester, England, suffering from the effects of gas poisoning. Tom is a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Garrison Artillery, and since enlisting, he has had quite an interesting experience on the Western front. Lieut. Tom ASHBOURNE is a graduate of Toronto University, and is a Bachelor of Arts. His many friends in Newfoundland, and his old school associates as well, will wish him a speedy recovery. Elmo, a brother of the young Lieutenant, is in the Canadian Naval service. He is second Officer on the patrol ship Acadia . Elmo applied for entrance to the Naval Air service, but an attack of scarlet fever prevented him from his objective. He hopes however, to get overseas the coming winter. The splendid spirit shown by these young men in their determination to get overseas, is worthy of emulation. When Lieut. ASHBOURNE was posted to the officer's training class, he realized that it would delay his going to the Front, and so obtained a transfer to the Imperial Army. Men of his calibre are needed for the Newfoundland forces at present, and it behoves every eligible man of physical fitness to respond to the call to duty, and contribute his share to the defence of the great principles, for which the Empire stands. 
November 10, 1917  Reached their Destination Safely  It is interesting to note that all the foreign steamers that were in St. John's for repairs during August and September - and there were quite a few - have reached their destinations safely, in spite of the submarine dangers. One of the number, not only had the submarine menace to contend with, but also had to go through some of the worst mine fields in the North Atlantic. 
November 10, 1917  Photo and Letter of Norman PARDY  [Photo in uniform.] From Pte. Norman PARDY, B.E.F. France, Oct. 4th, 1917. My Dear Mother: - It is a pleasure for me to write these few lines to you to let you know that I am not forgetting you, and am keeping in good health. Since I last wrote, I have been up the line, and am out again and none the worse for it. It is a long time since I heard from home, but am expecting to hear soon. Give my love to all the family and accept a large share for yourself. I was speaking to Clarence FACEY last night; he is quite well and looking fine. He is not in our Regiment, but another in the same Division. I am, your affectionate boy, Norman. 
November 10, 1917  Birth  Born, at Leading Tickles on Oct. 28th to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ROWSELL, a daughter. 
November 10, 1917  Marriage  "ELLIOTT - RIDEOUT: The wedding of Violet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RIDEOUT of Middle Arm, to Bertram ELLIOTT of Middle Arm, took place here on Wednesday Nov. 7th, in the North Side Methodist Church. The bride, who was given away by Mr. Jonas ELLIOTT, was dressed in white, and wore a bridal veil. She was attended by Misses Rowena ELLIOTT, Dorothy ELLIOTT, Irene ELLIOTT and Winnie ELLIOTT, while the groom was supported by Claude ELLIOTT, Pierce POWELL, Wilbourne ELLIOTT. The supper was served at the home of Mr. ANDREW, the bride being the recipient of many handsome gifts. The Sun joins in wishing the happy couple long life and happiness." 
November 10, 1917  Surprise Party  A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. G. BLANDFORD Esq. on Tuesday, when friends of his daughter Gertie, who is shortly to be married, called unexpectedly and gave her a tin shower. We hear Miss BLANDFORD was agreeably surprised. 
November 10, 1917  Death  A Memorial Service will be held in the North Side Methodist Church, to-morrow night. The address will have reference to the passing of Pte. Bertram MUDFORD, of Crow head, who was killed in action on Oct. 9th. 
November 10, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale, a horse, weight about 800 lbs. Apply to Samuel PARDY Little Hr. 
November 10, 1917  Prisoner of War  "Mrs. MUDFORD received a post card from her son, Pte. Hiram MUDFORD this week, dated July 21st. He says he is still alive, and asks for socks and tobacco. Hiram is prisoner of war at Munster, Germany." 
November 10, 1917  Shipping News  "The Sidney Smith is now ready for sailing. The vessel was got out over the bar in the Arm, the early part of the week, and up to Wednesday, there were 285 qtls. of fish in her. The schr. W. McKay is now loaded for foreign market, and will sail the early part of next week. Only one French vessel was sunk by a submarine or mine during the week ending October 31st. The vessel lost measured under 1,600 tons. Four vessels were attacked unsuccessfully by submarines." 
November 10, 1917  Note of Thanks  The Sun thanks our Crow Hd. W.P.A. for kind contribution towards the Leo ELLIOTT fund. 
November 10, 1917  Pork and Cabbage Supper  St. Peter's branch of the C. E. W.A. held their pork and cabbage supper in the Parish Hall, the night of Wednesday last Nov. 7th, which was largely attended. 70 tickets were sold and money was also taken at the door, from those who were agreeable to wait until the ticket holders were served. The proceeds, which will amount to about $30, go to provide material to work up for a sale later on. 
November 10, 1917  Advertisement  Lost: A two-foot rule, brass inside and out. Finder please leave same at Sun office. 
November 10, 1917  Red Cross Fund Hart's Cove  "Red Cross Fund HART's Cove (continued): Miss Jessie JACOBS, $1.00. Imperial Red Cross Fund...MANUEL s Cove, Paul ROGERS....50, Levi FROUD ....50, Elijah FROUD...50, Andrew GREENHAM...$1.00, Archibald BORDEN ...$1.00, Mrs. Archibald BORDEN...50, Mrs. Samuel BORDEN..$1.00, Miss Dulcie BORDEN...$1.00, Adolphus BORDEN....$1.00, Kenneth BORDEN....50, Pearce BORDEN...$1.00, Mrs. Pearce BORDEN...50, Mrs. John BORDEN...$1.33, John BORDEN....50, Richard GLEESON....70, John GLEESON...50, Abraham GREEHAM ...50, Andrew BORDEN...$1.00, Abram GILLARD ...20, Andrew HINDS ...20, Thomas GILLARD...50, John GILLARD...50, Alfred GILLARD...$1.00, Total $15.93." 
November 17, 1917  Turr Supper  The W.P.A. of Crow Head are having a Turr supper in the school room, on Wednesday Nov. 21st at 8 p.m. Tickets 40 cents, for sale at the principle stores on the North Side. 
November 17, 1917  Notice to Mariners  "Muddy Shag Rock - Musgrave Hr. Light Established. Admiralty Chart - 293. Position. On the Muddy Shag Rock, distant 2 miles N. E. by N. Mag. from the entrance of Musgrave Harbor. Lat.49 29' 23"" N. Long, 53 56' 10"" W. Character - A Flashing White Acetylene Gas Light, giving 20 flashes per minute thus: PERIODS, Light 3 sec, Dark 2.7sec, Light 3sec, Dark 2.7 sec. Illuminated Arc - visable in all directions seaward. Elevation - Height of Light from high water to focal plane, 37 feet. Height of structure from base to top of lantern, 18 feet. Structure - A square open wood framework with sloping sides painted white. Lantern painted red. Remarks: This light will be put in operation during October 1st and maintained during period of open navigation. J. G. STONE, Minister Marine & Fisheries, Dept. Marine & Fisheries, St. John's Nfld. Oct. 3rd, 1917." 
November 17, 1917  Personals  "Capt. TAYLOR left by 'Prospero' for St. John's to visit his friends, before sailing for foreign market. Capt. TAYLOR takes charge of the ""Sidney Smith"". Mr. Martin GILLETT left by ""Fogota"" for Springdale, to grain the cabin of Mr. George CLARKE's new schr. Pte. Herbert YOUNG who arrived home by 'Prospero' last week for a brief furlough, returned to St. John's by her Monday. Claude ANDREWS, who was working at Daily Star Office, St. John's, volunteered again for the army and was accepted. Claude offered before, and was rejected owing to flat feet. Cyril BUGDEN, son of Mr. W. BUGDEN previously Principle of St. Peter's High School, has volunteered for the Army. Bravo! Lieut. GOODYEAR, of Grand Falls was passenger by 'Clyde' Tuesday for Fogo. He, with other returned soldiers, will hold recruiting meetings there. Rev. HUNT left by 'Clyde' for the Southern Shore, and we hear he will not return alone." 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  A Bonavista girl, named Eden WHITERS, while attempting to board a schooner at MONROE's wharf on Sunday night, fell overboard and but for the prompt action of Steward MARTIN of the "Mildred" and other members of the crew, she would have been drowned. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  A deserter from a foreign going vessel loading at a Northern Outport, was arrested on the arrival of the 'Fogota', and will be sent back on the return of the steamer. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  "An old lady, sister of the late Richard RAFTUS, was found dead on Saturday evening by her niece, when she called at the home of her aunt who lived alone. Dr. COWPERWAITHE who was summoned, held a post mortem, and pronounced death due to heart failure." 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  Mr. KEARSEY, late third officer of the "Florizel" has been appointed to the command of the Schr. "Jennie Jones" of BAINE JOHNSTON's fleet. We wish him a successful career in his new charge. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  A Torbay man, charged with selling Hop beer containing more alcohol than presently allowed by law, was recently before the Court, and the charge being proven, was fined $100.00. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  It is pleasing to note that the strike between the Employees of the Boot and Shoe Mfg. Co. and the Directors, has been amicably settled in the nature of a compromise, whereby the operators will receive a substantial increase. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  The Coopers have at last struck a busy season, and have to work overtime to meet the requirements. They are now making as much per week as they did six months previous to the war. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  It is reported that quite a lot of liquor has been smuggled, and the Police detectives are on the " que vivi" for the law breakers. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  "Another sad accident is reported from Bell Island, which resulted in the death of a man named KING of PERRY's Cove. While at work at Dominion Mine he dislodged some loose ore, which fell on him and injured him so badly as to cause his death a few hours after." 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  Miss NOSEWORTHY of Pond Street, was burned so badly on Thursday afternoon that she had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. It appears that about 5:30, this unfortunate woman was preparing the evening meal, and while removing the kettle from the stove, her apron came in contact with the grate and caught fire. The unfortunate woman became excited, and rushed to the street crying for help. A big crowd quickly gathered, but did not appear to know what to do. Fortunately a truck man came along, and very soon removed the burning from her body, and brought her into the house. Dr. MACPHERSON was quickly on the scene and did all possible for her, and after dressing the burns, ordered her to the hospital. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 11)  A city tough named MCMARISU, made a dastardly attack on a feeble and inoffensive man named REID a few nights ago; beating him unmercifully and afterwards robbed him of what little change he had in his pocket. Consts. VAIL and GREENE quickly arrested him and the following morning had him before Judge MORRIS, who after giving him a severe lecturing, sent him down for 6 months. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 12)  "Mr. Richard CASHIN, third son of the Hon. M.P.CASHIN, died at the General Hospital, on Thursday evening. The deceased, who broke his leg on Wednesday last, by being thrown from his wagon, after his removal to the Hospital, was found to be suffering from Pneumonia, caused by laying on the wet ground for over an hour before being discovered. All that medical skill could do was done for the sufferer, but death claimed him as above stated. Mr. and Mrs. CASHIN and family have the sincere sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement." 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 13)  Major RENDELL lectured before the members of the Llewlyn Club and their friends on Thursday evening, his subject being "The making of a soldier, and Reminiscences of Gallipoli, France, and Flanders." The Lecture was most interesting and was much enjoyed. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 14)  On the last trip of the "Portia" a Mrs. DAVIES of Salmonair was found dead in her berth, just as the steamer was entering port. The deceased was at breakfast and appeared in good health. Death was due to chronic heart trouble. 
November 17, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 15)  One of the nurses of the Gen. Hospital, who was found to be suffering from diphtheria a few days ago, was removed to the Fever Hospital. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 1) The Grand Falls Dramatic Club under the management of Mr. J. H. JUDGE, leaves by today’s train for Botwood where they purpose repeating the performance "A Man from Denver", we feel sure the good people of Botwood will accord them a hearty welcome and a bumper hand. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 2)  The A.N.D. have increased the wages of their employees by 2 1/2 cents per hour all round. This will make the pay of the labourer 19 cts. per hour. The consideration of their workmen by the Company is fully appreciated. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 3)  The dogs are still a great source of trouble and annoyance to the majority of the residents of Grand Falls. The poor brutes being insufficiently fed, are prowling around all night long searching for food. They make the nights hideous with their howling and fighting. The Hotel yards are their favourite haunts. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 4)  Mr. J. A. HOUSE, Manager of the Exploits Valley Royal Stores Ltd., returned from St. John's by Monday morning's express. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 5)  "Mr. H. J. DOVER, who for nine years has been in the employ of the A.N.D. Co., has resigned his position and will be leaving very shortly for England. For the past eighteen months, Mr. DOVER has been in charge of the Supply Store, previous to this time he held an important post in the General Office. Mr. F. E. IRELAND succeeds Mr. DOVER as manager of the Supply Store. Mr. IRELAND is thoroughly conversant with every detail of this department; a conscientious and efficient worker and we feel sure he will give entire satisfaction to all with whom he may have to do. We heartily congratulate Mr. IRELAND on his preferment." 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 6)  "Mr. P. C. DECKERS will be leaving for his home at Gander Bay by Friday night’s express. For nine seasons Mr. DECKER has been at Grand Falls in connection with the Slasher Mill and Saw Mill, as saw hammerer and filer. The mills are now closed down and his work finished for this season. We wish him a safe journey out the Gander River, a pleasant winter, and an early return in the spring." 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 7)  Mr. Abram CHALK master ship builder, is in town today. He reports good work being done on the 450 -ton ship now under construction at Botwood for the A. N. D. Co. Mr. BLACK, LLOYD's surveyor, accompanied Mr. CHALK from Botwood where he had been paying an efficient visit. 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 8)  "No man can constantly ask for volunteers, who has a son or sons of his own, who have not yet offered their services for King and Country. There are cases of this kind; we have yet to be convinced that these men are sincere. Their patriotism is, in ouropinion, a sham of the worst kind. A public meeting is to be held in the Town Hall on Sunday night at 9 o’clock, when a resolution favouring conscription will be introduced, and a vote by ballot taken thereon. We refrain from further comment pending the result." 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 9)  The weather here during the summer months, and up to Sunday has been exceptionally fine, but the past few days have been quite the reverse, and there is every indication of a continuation for awhile of the heavy wet weather we are now experiencing. Old "Sol" has forsaken us for a time at last. It is better thus, for with continual sunshine we are apt to forget its benefits. Weather conditions never trouble some people, it is the inevitable, why worry? 
November 17, 1917  Grand Falls Notes (Part 10)  Mr. Douglas ARKLIE of the General Office staff, volunteered for the Army this week but was rejected. He feels keenly the disappointment of not being allowed to don the Khaki and do his bit in cause of humanity. He has done what he could. 
November 17, 1917  Deserter Excused  A young man named FOLEY, of Fortune Hr., N.D.B., who had signed on a foreign - going vessel, deserted from her on Thursday night last, and on Friday morning went to the Regimental Headquarters and enlisted. He was arrested this morning on complaint of the Captain of the vessel, and appeared before Judge MORRIS, who on learning that the young man had volunteered and been accepted, told them that he was discharged, adding that he not only had committed no offence, but that he had done his duty as he should have done it. 
November 17, 1917  Bad Explosion  Last Friday while Mr. Wm. HAWKINS was cleaning out his gun, a terrible explosion occurred. It happened however, that he put a little powder in the gun to clean it out, and setting it off, a piece of the cap went into a keg, in which there were five lbs. of powder. It exploded, and blew three windows out of the store, besides lifting both sides of the roof. The store was left in a wonderful condition, and Mr. HAWKINS was burned a lot about the face, but at present, he is feeling better of the shock. 
November 17, 1917  Advertisement  Lost, between Mr. Isaac GREENHAM's and Mr. FACEY's shop, a Post Office Box key with red tape attached, will finder please leave same at the Post Office. 
November 17, 1917  Shipping News  "Capt. Wm. OAKE and a crew, left by 'Prospero' for St. John's to bring down a schr. recently purchased by Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE. Schr. ""Mariner"" Capt. Ed. ROBERTS, put into port Sunday, enroute to St. John's, with lumber from Norris' Arm. Schr. ""Springdale"", Capt. Joe JENKINS, arrived from St. John's last (Friday) night. The new vessel ""Attainment"" owned by HORWOOD Lumber Co. passed South one day this week, for St. John's. Capt. Andrew ROBERTS took charge. Mr. HODGE shipped a quantity of fish etc. by ""Clyde"" last (Friday) night. Some vessels put into port yesterday (Friday) enroute to Springdale, to engage in the herring fishery. Several passengers who intended to leave by 'Clyde' today (Saturday) morning did not go owing to heavy sea outside." 
November 17, 1917  Death  "Last Post" The funeral of the late Leo ELLIOTT took place yesterday. Rev. E. HUNT of St. Peter's officiating. Lieut. THISTLE and 4 soldiers now here, attended the funeral and at the graveside gave a silent last salute. In response to an appeal by the Magistrate, a telegram from the Patriotic Com. St. John's, last evening authorized a sum for the relief of the sick man. This will now be applied to his funeral expenses. Com. 
November 17, 1917  Death  The funeral of Leo ELLIOTT took place yesterday evening. The funeral paraded to the St. Peter's Church, where Rev. HUNT officiated. Lieut. THISTLE together with the recruiting officers, following the corpse to the Church and from thence to the cemetery. The deceased enlisted with the Canadians in 1914. In France he did his 'bit', until he was injured by a shell explosion; since then developing the dread White Plague. He passed peacefully away at the home of his sister on Wednesday Nov. 14th. "Oh Gate of Heaven, Fairer than earthly door, Receive me! Everlasting Arms Enfold me evermore. 
November 17, 1917  Road Board Election  At the Court House Thursday, the following men were elected by acclamation, there only being the necessary number nominated. Messrs Frederick NEWMAN, George ROBERTS, Samuel WELLS, Martin PHILLIPS, Edward SMITH, Samuel PARDY, Elias DALLEY, Levi YOUNG and Thomas WHITE. Before the proceeding crowd, the Magistrate made reference to the decease of the late venerable Phillip PIPPY, for several years Chairman of the Road Board, and a man of high Christian standing in the Town. By a unanimous standing vote, the public meeting passed a Resolution, heartily endorsing the sentiments expressed, and that a record be made of the same, and conveyed to the widow and family of deceased. Com. 
November 17, 1917  Man Killed at Bell Island  A sad accident occurred at Dominion No. 1 mine on Nov. 6th, which resulted in the death of Edmund KING, of Perry's Cove, District of Bay de Verde. KING was employed as a Face Cleaner, and while pursuing his occupation, dislodged some loose ore which fell on him. He was immediately conveyed to the Company's Hospital where he was attended by Doctors LYNCH and CARNOCHAN. Everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings but he succumbed to his injuries a few hours afterwards. KING was a well-known miner of years of experience. 
November 17, 1917  Man Shot Dead  (Evening Herald). A message was received last evening by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr. P. J. SUMMERS, from Magistrate FURNEAUX of Rose Blanche, stating that a man named John HARRIS of that place, had been accidentally shot dead while out bird shooting with a companion named Abraham SAINNER. No further particulars have been received. 
November 17, 1917  Police Search for Liquor  "(Evening Herald). A few days ago the Police received information, that liquor was being sold at five dollars per bottle, by an uptown storekeeper, and a couple of officers, armed with the necessary legal authority, raided the place but found nothing that would appear to be intoxicating. The police are satisfied that it was a false alarm." 
November 17, 1917  Death  Obituary: There passed away peacefully at her home at Black Island on Wednesday Nov. 14th. Amelia, wife of the late Joseph RICE, aged 80 years and eight months. The deceased lady was daughter of the late Jacob WHEELOR of South Side, sister of Elias and Mark WHEELOR; she has lived at Black Island for 58 years, being the second person to settle in Friday's Bay. There is left to mourn her, two sons and a large circle of friends. 
November 17, 1917  Death  The death occurred at Paradise on Thursday Nov. 14th, of Alice BRIDGER, adopted daughter of James and the late Mrs. MAY, at the age of 23 years. The deceased has been suffering for some time from the dread White Plague, the end coming on Thursday. [lghr note: Mrs. MAY was perhaps Mrs. May BRIDGER?] 
November 17, 1917  Molasses and Oleo (Part 1)  "The Food Control Board has recommended the Government to prohibit the export of molasses and oleo margarine from this colony for the time being. The case with regard to molasses is that there has been a much larger import of this foodstuff the last year - about 3,000 puncheons more. At the present time, there is a temporary shortage of sugar in America, Canada, and in our own colony. Dealers in Canada and America, who think they find a market for molasses there, are trying to secure supplies from Newfoundland, and are offering rates which would pay local holders better, than to retain the molasses here for the local market. But the Food Control Board has taken the view that in face of the uncertainties at present, and contingencies that may arise hereafter, it is better that what molasses is in the Colony should be retained, and it is understood the Government will uphold them in this view. Similarly with regard to oleo margarine; the position is that Canada, which until now has forbidden the use of oleo margarine at all, has recently decided to permit its import and manufacture until the end of the war. Traders in Canada have consequently sought supplies from here, and the local makers of Oleo conferred with the Food Control Board, as to whether permits would be granted for the export of this product. " 
November 17, 1917  Molasses and Oleo (Part 2)  The Board, after careful consideration, decided that it could not recommend such, and asked the Government in the same way, to promulgate an order forbidding the export of oleo. In the meantime, which decision it is also understood the Government will endorse. With respect to the present shortage of sugar, all indications are that it is merely temporary, and will cease with the end of December, when the new Cuban crop will be available, and will satisfy the markets now short. An evidence of this is found in the fact that the Atlantic Sugar Refining Company of St. John, New Brunswick, makers of the famous "Lantic" sugar, has been advertising in all the Canadian papers the past week, its belief that there will soon be an abundance of sugar and at a cheaper price, in evidence of which it has put into force a cut of ten cents per hundred pounds on all sugar it is selling, as from the first of this month. Therefore, it is very foolish for people in this Colony to start hoarding sugar, because the chances are that it will be procurable for less money at the New Year. All that is necessary, is for people to exercise reasonable economy in the use of sugar until the end of December, and everything will come all right in this respect. 
November 17, 1917  C.H.E. Results  "C.H.E. Results, Durrell Academy, Intermediate Grade, Honors Division, Willie YOUNG five distinctions, Lucy BORDEN two distinctions, Mary GIDGE two distinctions. Pass Division, Lizzie CLARKE two distinctions. Preliminary Grade, Two Outport Scholarships of $100. each, awarded to Fred GIDGE and Jack HOWLETT. Honors Division, Fred GIDGE seven distinctions, $8.00 prize in French, and $4.00 in Arithmetic. Jack HOWLETT, five distinctions. Pass Division, Flossie JENKINS, two distinctions, Hettie CHURCHILL. Primary Grade, Fred HAWKINS, Gordon JENKINS. Ten candidates were put up and all succeeded in passing. Superior School Twillingate, Intermediate Grade, Honors Division, Harvey FACEY, distinctions in English Literature, Arithmetic. Pass Division, Vincent YOUNG, distinction in Arithmetic. Bessie FACEY, distinctions in Grammar, Geometry. Ivy YOUNG. Preliminary Grade, Pass Division, Stanley BUTCHER, distinctions in History, Edwin FACEY, distinctions in Geometry, Mabel GRIMES, distinctions in Geometry, Nellie HOUSE, distinctions in Literature. Primary Grade, Muriel YOUNG, Fred FACEY, Ada ROBERTS. Little Harbour, Intermediate Grade, Rowena ANSTEY. Preliminary Grade, Donald PARDY, distinctions in English Literature, Loretta ANSTEY, distinctions in English Literature. Primary Grade, Annie WARR, Milligan PARDY, Reginald PARDY. St. Peter's School, Intermediate Grade, Edith MANUEL - Distinctions in English and Arithmetic. Preliminary Grade, Alice PEYTON - Distinctions in English and Needlework. Primary Grade, Frank ANSTEY, Edward ANSTEY, Arthur BURT, Ernest COOK, Edwin COLBOURNE, Wilbourne ELLIOTT, Doyle JANES, Frank MANUEL, Josie MAYNE, Roy MAYNE, Allan RIDEOUT, Norman SIMMS, Ethel ANSTEY, Mildred MANUEL, Isabel SWEETLAND, Louie SCOTT. Nineteen entered - 18 passed. Bluff Head Cove, Preliminary Grade, Nellie ROBERTS, distinctions in Literature, Phoebe BAGGS, distinctions in History, Literature. Primary Grade, Winifred ANSTEY, Claude BROWN." 
November 17, 1917  Who Was Mean Enough?  "A little while ago the Road Board was ordered to put a bucket in the Government well, owing to Typhoid being around. The bucket was put there by Mr. Fred NEWMAN, with rope attached; he also put a staple on the inside of the well to hang the bucket on. Recently the rope was cut, and the bucket taken. If you know who did it, please inform the Road Board." 
November 17, 1917  Marriage (Part 1)  "Wedding Bells: The Church of St. Andrew was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday of this week, the contracting parties being Miss Gertrude Emily BLANDFORD, daughter of George BLANDFORD Esq., and the Reverend David Robert BAILEY B.A., Rector of Port de Grave. The Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING, Rector of Bay Roberts Parish, formerly Incumbent of the mission of Twillingate, was the officiating Clergyman and had the assistance of the Rev. Edmund HUNT, the present Incumbent. The choir was present and the service opened with the well-known hymn, ""The voice that breathed o'er Eden,"" and after the happy couple had been pronounced man and wife, the hymn ""Lead us Heavenly Father lead us"" was heartily sung. The bride was most attractively attired in a costume of Royal blue velvet with hat to match, and carried a handsome bouquet of roses and ferns. She was given in marriage by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Blanch BLANDFORD, sister of the bride, and Nellie GILLETT, the bride's cousin. They wore white net dresses and black beaver hats trimmed in pink and pale blue. Mr. Frank LOCKYER of Herring Neck, very ably supported the groom. " 
November 17, 1917  Marriage (Part 2)  At the conclusion of the ceremony Mendelssohn’s wedding march was rendered by Mrs. Dr. WOOD, sister of the bride, who presided at the organ in her usual way. Owing to an earlier arrival of the S.S. Fogota than was expected, the happy couple had to proceed directly from the Church to the ship, and in a few moments the bride and groom had said good bye, and entered upon the ocean's tempestuous sea, on their way to Port de Grave. The remainder of the party then returned to the residence of the bride's parents, where dinner was served and the usual toast list was honoured. The bride has been for some years organist of St. Andrew's Church, always took an active and helpful part in all work pertaining to the Church and Sunday School, add to that the congregation of St. Andrews has suffered a distinct loss, is to say that which is true. The parish of Port de Grave gains in a greater measure than we lose, for as the wife of the energetic and faithful Rector of Port de Grave, her sphere of usefulness is widened, and will be taken full advantage of. The presents, which testify to esteem in which Rev. BAILEY and his young bride are held, were many and costly, and that which the bride will prize not the least, was an address and handsome gift of money from the congregation she delighted to serve. May fortune smile upon them. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 1)  Not because our particular 'deer shoot' deserves any more special mention than many another, but because many of our readers would like to know the story of how we fared, we give herewith a sketch of the caribou hunting trip from which we have returned. Ourselves and companion - Mr. Augustus PURCHASE - left here on Monday Nov. 5th afternoon, in motorboat for Lewsiporte. Passing through Western Head Tickle, we met Corp. Willis MANUEL, who was so severely wounded in the great July 1st engagement, and his charming little wife, and exchanged greetings for a few minutes. The rest of the trip was uneventful except that the usual 5th bonfires, lent us a needed light as we steamed up the 'Run'. The train was late, I think as usual, (at least that was our experience) and we were unable to leave Lewisporte till Tuesday morning about breakfast time, and after waiting most of the afternoon at Millertown Junction, we reached Millertown about teatime. Here an old friend, Mr. HANSEN the Manager, was most kind to us. We put up at the Staff House, and next morning left about eleven, in the Company's motorboat for Harbour Round, about 25 miles up the lake. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 2)  We towed a small motor boat owned by Mr. HANSEN, which he most generously loaned us, and although a hot head on the engine blew out, we reached Harbour Round that afternoon, and spent the night with Mr. WOODMAN, the foreman in charge there. Next morning we were astir before daylight, and with two boats in tow and a couple of companions from Newtown, B. B., started for PITT's camp at the head of the lake, in Mr. HANSEN's little motorboat. There was a nice breeze blowing, and it was raining slightly, but we reached that point without any trouble. Here we were received by a group of men, who were staying at the camp, with open arms. The kettle was ready boiling, a bunk had been prepared for us, and the seat of honor - a flour barrel chair - was accorded us. It was our first meeting with a bunch of Bonavista Bay men, and we want to say right here, that kinder and more generous souls do not exist. Their treatment of us throughout, was the kindest we have ever experienced. During the afternoon, a doe and fawn crossed the lake and landed near the camp. As the weather was wet, all hands were indoors, and the deer were close ashore before seen. A rush through the woods by some of the party, put them on the scene in time, and both fell victims. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 3)  For two days we both kept watch at a point called the Birches, but our patience was unrewarded, although some companions further down were successful in picking up one or two. Saturday evening Capt. S. R. WINSOR, Capt. Kenneth KNEE, Capt. Jesse KNEE, and three other companions, arrived at the camp. They decided to go up to LLOYD's River, to a point where deer were said to cross in numbers. They left the camp Sunday morning to go up the river, and we two, after they passed us, decided that we would also see what the river was like, as we had heard that it was very rapid water. Unfortunately, as later is explained, when we left the camp that morning, we had little intention of going up the river, and had taken only about a day's allowance of grub. When we reached the mouth of the river close behind Capt. WINSOR's company, we found that it was comparatively easy going for our light "flat", so we carried on. By Sunday night we reached a point about seven or eight miles up the river, though this had not been accomplished without more than once filling our rubber boots. Just before dark, we built what Capt. Ken called a bough 'wiffet', and with a good big fire in front, soon began to get our wet clothes dry, and managed to secure several good naps during the night. Unfortunately my companion shoved his feet into the fire during his sleep, with somewhat disastrous results to his socks. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 4)  Next morning bright and early, we were astir, and continued our search up the river, and had gone about a couple of miles further, without seeing any deer or fresh footing, when suddenly we heard the guns of Capt. WINSOR's party, behind us, speaking. Of course it was "bout ship" and hustle off down stream again. When we arrived at the point where we met our friends, we found them in possession of seven dead caribou, and the spot we had been vainly looking for. Then we established ourselves at what seemed like a likely place, the likelier, because close to a stump we found a bottle of porter, which some prohibitionist had evidently left there in other days, when it was not sold by the ounce as is now. All day we stamped our feet, and did our best to keep warm, but our patience was only rewarded with the sight of one deer, and it crossed too far above us, and fell to the unerring rifle of Capt. Jessie KNEE. In the evening, my companion and I, who had during the day had nothing since breakfast but one excursion biscuit shared between us, decided that we would return down river to PITT's camp, get more grub and return. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 5)  We informed Capt. WINSOR of what we proposed doing, but he most generously offered to grub us during the rest of the time there, and pointed out that if we went down to the camp, we might be the means of enticing others to come up, which might spoil the chances for us all. We were only too agreeable, and for Tuesday and Wednesday we were living on liver and the Captain's bounty. Shortly after, Capt. WINSOR's party, who were staying that night at a camp built of galvanized iron, about half an hours walk down the river, left us, and while we were getting ready to boil the kettle - oh, blessed kettle, whatever would the hunter do without his tea - my partner spied five caribou crossing the stream just above us. When they came to our tracks they all started, and for a moment our hearts went to our boots, but they steadied up and came along the beach, then waded across the shallow stream and stood right in front of our camp. The light was failing and my eyes, even with the aid of glasses are not of the best and the brightest. Still we managed to hit three times out of the five shots fired, and dropped two caribou. You can imagine that we built our new bough "wiffet" that night with lighter hearts. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 6)  We had two of six deer; Capt. WINSOR to feed us, and liver and kidney, boiled in the can with which we bailed our boat, for supper; what more could a man want? We were both prepared to admit a slight peculiar taste in the resulting dish, for had we not been given some lubricating oil, by the engineer of the motorboat that brought us up, in the aforesaid can? But no taste of oil could damp our spirits that night, and no parlour ever housed two more cheerful spirits, than that bough "wiffet". Next night we spent under the canvas with Capt. WINSOR and party, but before the day had closed, out of the twenty-four deer required, nineteen lay on the beach. During that day we saw one beautiful sight, and it is one of our regrets that we took no camera with us. A herd of between forty and fifty caribou came out of the woods opposite us, one after the other, and began to cross the brook. When the guns started going, they raced off down the shallow stream, spray flying like rain. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 7) On Wednesday morning, as I was reduced to one solitary cartridge, I elected to act as cook and look after the camp, while the rest sallied forth to secure the needed five for our compliment. I had just begun to cook some liver and was making a "war pie" when I heard shots across the river. Grabbing the rifle, I walked out to the bank and waited. It was not long before I heard trees crashing on the island in front, and two deer, a pricket (or year and half old deer) and doe, broke out through, and plunged across the brook straight towards me. The pricket was travelling in great jumps and was dreadfully scared, but the doe trotted on more steadily, keeping her place close behind the leader. I let him pass as I wanted the bigger deer, and when she came full abreast me racing down the beach, I let go with that last cartridge, having the satisfaction of seeing her immediately stagger and knowing that she was hit vitally. For over fifty yards she carried her pace after her companion, and then suddenly collapsed on her side, with her head in the water - that last bullet had done the trick. Hails to the others of the crowd brought the news that they had four, so that as the compliment was now secured, they came pouring over to eat. I don't think they cared much for the war pie, but hunger is a good sauce and the dish was cleared, some after the manner of Oliver Twist asking for more. 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 8)  "Then began the really hard work of the trip. The river was too shallow to take the carcases in the dories, so we had to float them off on their own account. At first we tied them in bunches of four, but every shallow bar would hold them up, and there was nothing for it but to wade off and drag them over. In the process, rubber boots were useless as they were frequently filled, and before half an hour everyone, except one young gentleman who had the knack of keeping out of any hard work, was soaked to the waist. By evening it was freezing hard and every drop of water helped to form a cake of ice on ones coat. By dark they were all landed and pulled up on the beach near the galvanized camp, and I can say for my part, that there was not an atom of feeling left in my feet. I staggered around like a man half shot, my companions being but little better. However we soon forgot our miseries, around the roaring fire in the sheet-iron stove, and most of the clothes was dry by morning. The steam from the drying clothes condensed on the cold iron roof, and in one corner there was a steady rain fall all night, while my jacket was frozen to the wall next morning when I went to get it. " 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 9)  "Next day Capt. Jesse KNEE, the two young gentlemen, and myself, took the loaded dory with Capt. WINSOR's outfit, to the narrows at the mouth of the river, the others remaining behind to float the deer down, singly this time. That dory seemed to draw as much water as a motorboat, for again we were wet to the waist in a short time. We reached the Narrows and boiled the kettle, but had hardly begun to eat before the first carcase came floating round the bend, and during the next hour, we were busy hauling them up on the bank. Our companions above, found it much easier to handle the deer singly, and had but little trouble, though Capt. WINSOR came very near drowning, when he fell off a rock upon which a carcase had hitched, into the deep swiftly running water. He was soaked to the armpits, and was glad to change his clothes by our cheerful fire. While the rest of the party were getting a mug up, and cutting up the deer, Capt. Jesse KNEE and I rowed down to the motorboat, and brought her up. Twenty-four carcases of venison, eight men and their baggage, made quite a cargo, but we reached PITT's camp safely, to find that those we left there had been lucky also in securing their compliment, during our absence." 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 10)  "Next morning, Capts. WINSOR, and Jessie KNEE, and ourselves, started for Harbour Round in the little motorboat, to telephone for the steamer. We had not gone above four miles however, when we sighted the 'Lady Mary' coming. Just before we saw her, five deer hove in sight, swimming in the lake, but as we had all the law allows, we took no notice of them, continuing our course, and they turned back to the other side of the lake. We were very sorry afterwards that we did not go out around them, and drive them ashore, as two men from Lewisporte who had no boat, were waiting on the bank right opposite, though we did not see them 'till afterwards. Capt. Wm. WINSOR and companions, arrived by the 'Lady Mary"" and they were advised to hit the same trail as we had. For a while there was a hustle and bustle, as some seventy or eighty carcases of venison had to be loaded aboard, besides camp outfit, but at last we hove up, and were started on the long trail for home, arriving at Millertown about dark. Saturday we left for Millertown Junction, where we had to remain until eight o'clock Sunday morning, owing to delayed trains, reaching Lewisporte too late Sunday evening to start for home, which we reached without event on Monday morning, thus ending what was for us a most enjoyable trip in every way, not to speak of the satisfaction of a good cargo of venison." 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 11)  "One could fill a book with the fun and humour of Capt. Kenneth KNEE, who was the life of the party; of the jokes played by that merry crowd of Bonavista Bay men on each other; of the cups of tea at three am, when some fellow would rouse all hands from their slumbers, and of the growls at being disturbed - tho' no one ever refused the cup of tea. None of our companions are likely to forget the spiritual gentleman in the other end, who oozed religion at every pore, nor forget those generous souls from Newtown and Pool's Island, and if Bonavista Bay men are all of the same calibre, they are a fine race of men. To them all, and especially Capt. Sam Bob WINSOR, through whose kindness we were enabled to secure our deer without delay, we offer for ourselves and companion, our sincere and hearty thanks. Here's to hoping that the frozen pans will yield them next March, as good a return, as did Red Indian Lake this fall. May every hunter meet such generosity and kindness as we did, for such men are the very salt of the earth. We desire to express our gratitude to Mr. H. J. HANSEN, Manager for A.N.D. Co. and an old friend of Glenwood days, for his kindness to us. To him we owe the very handy little motorboat and dory, both of which saved us untold delay and made our trip a pleasure." 
November 24, 1917  Hunting at Red Indian Lake (Part 12)  "He was kindness itself and it was our sincere regret that he was absent at Victoria, when we returned to Millertown. Capt. SLADE of the 'Lady Mary' who with his good wife, offered us the hospitality of their home at Millertown, and who was so kind on board the steamer, will long retain a corner of our grateful memory. Nor must we for a moment forget Mr. Joe WHEELOR, the obliging cook of the 'Lady Mary', and a good man to have for a friend, nor Mr. HARTIGAN, the engineer, who went to such trouble to fit out the little motorboat for us. We went a hunting in a strange country and we fell among friends. May their kindness return to them tenfold." 
November 24, 1917  Mr. BARRETT's New Job  Mr. Harold BARRETT has resigned his position as purser on the 'Clyde' and goes to Lewisporte and thence to Halls Bay, as agent for Mr. U. FREAKE. He will purchase herring and put them up, in the latter's interest. 
November 24, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale: a horse 6 years old, weight about 700 lbs. For particulars apply to Maurice WARR, Little Hr. 
November 24, 1917  Personals  Sale of Work: The Ladies Aid of the South Side Methodist Church will hold their annual sale of work and tea in the Marshall Hall on Nov. 25th and 29th. Doors open at 4 o'clock. General Admission 5 cents. Tea 40 cents. B. GUY, Sec. Mr. W. MAY goes to Hall's Bay this week herring catching. The Editor of the Sun and Mr. A. PURCHASE, returned on Monday from a fortnight's caribou hunting. They secured their compliment. Mr. George COBBS of Barrd Islands, who is selling sewing machines, was here this week, returning South by 'Clyde' Wednesday. Mrs. John MAIDMENT and Misses Nellie GILL and Louie LUTHER left by 'Clyde' this morning for New York. Mr. Hanibal CHURCHILL and family have moved in Mr. Elias ANSTEY's house for the winter, as Mr. CHURCHILL is employed with Earle Sons & Co. and desires to be nearer his work. Mrs. R. TEMPLE, who has been suffering from an affection of the knee, has been ordered by the Doctor to observe perfect rest, and is confined to her home. 
November 24, 1917  Accidental Shooting  A man named Jacob BUTT of Bonne Bay, working at Grand Falls, accidentally shot himself with his own rifle while deer hunting last Friday. The bullet entered his groin and travelled up thro the body but he was alive when found, and remained conscious long enough to give an account of the accident. 
November 24, 1917  Shipping News  "S.S. Cabot is here loading fish from the Union Store for Hon. C. CROSBIE, who has purchased all the Union fish this year. She will take full load with herring on deck. We hear the Mr. CROSBIE has purchased the ""Maggie Sullivan"" Capt. Jas. JANES has sold the 'Gerfalcon' and is buying a larger schooner of over 100 tons. Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE has recently purchased two new vessels we hear, one of them being a three master of over 300 tons. Schr. 'Luetta', Capt. Wm. SNOW, arrived Thursday morning. He experienced rough weather carrying away his foresail. EARLE Sons and Co's. vessel finished taking fish here this week, and left on Wednesday for Fogo. Capt. Andrew ROBERTS took up the new HORWOOD's vessel ""Attainment"" last week, to St. John's with cargo of nearly 1/2 million feet of lumber. Mr. M. E. MARTIN's new vessel was successfully launched last Friday. She was to be towed to Botwood Monday by the S.S. Progress, there to be sparred and rigged. Mr. George CLARKE's vessel at Springdale, was also launched last week. Unfortunately in launching, we hear she touched bottom, and damaged the rudder slightly. The 'Sidney Smith' is now loading fish cargo for foreign markets. Capt. TAYLOR, who is in St. John's, has not yet returned. Capt. Jas. JANES put into port this week on the way to Tilt Cove, with supplies for J.M. JACKMAN." 
November 24, 1917  Advertisement  Tams! Girls Wool Tams.50 cents. Girls Velvet Tams $1.25, in assorted colors. J.W. HODGE, Path End, Twillingate 
November 24, 1917  Death  There passed peacefully away at James St., St. John's, on Saturday 17th inst, at noon, Robert Henry MOSS, at the ripe age of 85 years. Deceased was born at Battle Hr. Labrador, at which place his father was then living, as agent for John SLADE & Co. From there, the family moved to England, where they remained a few years. Deceased was the eldest son of the late John and Elizabeth MOSS, the former of whom was schoolteacher here for over thirty years, on the South Side. He is survived by a wife, three daughters, and four sisters, to whom the Sun extends its sincere sympathy. 
November 24, 1917  New Steamer for Millertown  The A.N.D. Co. is building a large steamer of over 200 tons at Millertown, and she will be used for towing and freighting on the lake. She is very strongly built, being full timbered and planked with oak. 
November 24, 1917  Work Slowdown at Lewisporte  As the longshoremen at Lewisporte have agreed to work only between the hours of 8 am and 6 p.m. the Bay Boats are delayed in discharging and loading, the 'Clyde' only leaving at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 
November 24, 1917  Mr. J.D.S. BARRETT  Mr. J. D. S. BARRETT of this town, is now in charge of the Expositor, Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The Expositor is a weekly paper. 
November 24, 1917  Recruits Home on Leave  Ptes. Claude ANDREWS and Roland STUCKEY were here this week on leave. Both are young fellows under twenty, and are an example of courage that must shame some of the older fellows. 
November 24, 1917  Death  The death of the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. MOORS occurred this week. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents in the loss of their first-born. 
November 24, 1917  Private Fred MOORS  Pte. Fred MOORS, of Back Hr. is again in hospital in France, wounded for the fifth time. We understand this will unfit him for further active service. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 1)  The C.L.B. celebrated its twenty fifth Anniversary on Sunday by attending Divine Service at St. Mary's Church, over three hundred boys taking part. The Battalion chaplain officiated and delivered an appropriate service for the occasion. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 2)  "Two notorious individuals, a man and his wife named KELLY, were up before Judge MORRIS on Saturday, and sentenced to 3 months for keeping an immoral house. It is hoped the Inspector Genl. HUTCHINGS will root out all such resorts of iniquity, for there are lots of them in the city - and expose all who frequent them." 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 3)  The case of CHAFE vs PARKER has been settled out of Court, Private PARKER agreeing to pay CHAFE five thousand dollars compensation for the loss of his wife and child in the recent motor accident at the Goulds. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 4)  Our first touch of winter was experienced on Monday last, when a few showers cast its white mantle over the city, but only for a short while. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 5)  The unfortunate woman, Mrs. NOSEWORTHY referred to in last weeks Budget, died from the effects of her burns a few days later in the Hospital. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 6)  Mr. H. COURTNEY, who conducted a Drug store in the West, has accepted the management of the Co.'s Pharmacy of Grand Falls, and left for there a few days ago to assume his duties. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 7)  "The few boats who venture on the fishing grounds these mornings have been amply repaid and on Wednesday, secured between two and three quintals each, which were quickly disposed of at good prices." 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 8)  The Budget is pleased to hear of the important appointment our Arctic Explorer; Capt. Bob BARTLETT has received from the hands ofthe American Government. No man is better fitted for the position of Marine Superintendent at the Port of New York, than Capt. Bob, and to use a nautical expression, "Long may, his big jib draw." 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 9)  The man Robert STRICKLAND of Isle-aux-Mort, who was charged with manslaughter, was tried before the Supreme Court that week. It appears he was master of a skiff and collided with a small punt, killing a fisherman named INGRAHAM. The case was tried before a special jury, who after 15 minutes deliberation brought in a verdict 'not guilty'. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 10)  A splendid horse belonging to the Portugal Cove Mail man, dropped dead on Duckworth Street on Friday. It is a big loss to the owner, as the animal was valued at $200.00 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 11)  The man KELLY, who pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretences at Bonavista in Oct. lst, was on Thursday sentenced by the Chief Justice to a term of two years imprisonment. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 12)  A son of Mr. George DOWDEN, Mullock St., was thrown from a horse a few days ago, and was so seriously injured that two Doctors were summoned. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 13)  A young lad picked up a parcel of money near the Bank of Montreal, said to contain $2500.00, a few days ago, and brought it to the Manager of the Bank, Mr. PADDON. The owner, an outharbor merchant, but residing in the city, appeared shortly after, and upon receiving the missing money, handed the honest young lad the princely sum of one dollar as a reward. That Gentleman's estimate for honesty was placed at a very low par. Nuf sed. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 14)  The rainstorm of Friday night was so severe that the councilmen were out all night to keep the drains and gullies clear. Some of the streets were badly flooded, and the men suffered much. 
November 24, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 15)  A cable to the Minister of Militia, states that a detachment from the 2nd. Battalion of the Nfld. Regiment, with the band and the mascot, led the Overseas troops at the Lord Mayor's show on Nov. 9th. The detachment consisted of Major MARCH, M.C., Capt. FOX, Lieut. EMERSON and 2nd. Lieut SEYMOUR, with 50 men. 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 1)  Imperial Red Cross Fund: Durrel's: Harry MINTY, $1.00, Mrs. Harry MINTY, .50, James GIDGE, .50, Joseph GIDGE, .50, William PELLEY, $1.00, Fred VINEHAM, 40, James TROKE, .20, John WATERMAN, .50, Arthur MINTY, .50, Miss Oprah MINTEY, .50, Peter TROKE, .50, William WATERMAN, $1.00, James GILLETT, .50, Thomas RICE, .50, Mrs. Saul WHITE, .50, Edward WHITE $2.00, James WEAKLEY, .20, William SNOW, $10.00, Mrs. Malma BORDEN, $10, John MINTEY $3.00, Mrs. John MINTEY, $1.00, Obadiah ROGERS, .50, George MINTEY, .50, Joseph WATERMAN .50, Samuel HICKS, .50, William BLAKE, .20, George BLAKE, .50, Esau BURTON, $1.00, Joseph BURTON, $1.00, Mrs. Emily JENKINS, .50, Sidney MITCHELL, .50, James MITCHELL, .50, James BURTON, .50, Elias JENKINS, .50, James HORWOOD, $1.00, George WEIR, .50, Thomas BURTON, .50, Mrs. Frank WEIR, .30, Mrs. Herbert WEIR, .30, John SMITH, $1.00, William FROST, .50, 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 2)  "Isaac SMITH, .50, Andrew WELSH, .40. Total $38.80. Farmer's Arm: Capt. A. J. GILLETT, $5.00, Martin GILLETT, .50, Samuel PENNEL, .50, William PENNEL, .70, Martin HAWKINS, .50, Dorothy PENNEL, .50, Mrs. Samuel BROMLEY, .50, George COOPER, $1.00, Mrs. Robert COOPER, $1.00, Samuel COOPER, $1.00, James LEGGE, .20, Roland BULGIN, .50, Capt. W. OAKE, $2.00, Capt. D. WHEELOR, $2.00, Matthew REID, .50, Jessie REID, .40, Robert CLARKE, .25, Mrs. Jacob REID, .50, Mrs. Edgar ROBERTS, $1.00, Fred CLARKE, .50, Alfred CLARKE, .50, Peter CLARKE, $1.50, Capt. A. TAYLOR, $5., Mrs. Jonas CLARKE, $1.50, Lewis REID, .40, George GILLETT, $1.00, Robert BULGIN, $1.00, Capt. John GILLETT, $5., Roland GILLETT, $3., Joseph BULGIN, .50, Geo. POND, $1., Pearce POND, $1., Isaac POND, $1., William POND, $3., William CHURCHILL, $1., Bennet CHURCHILL, .50, Mrs. Philip CHURCHILL, $1., Hannibal CHURCHILL, $1., Roland CHURCHILL, .50, Capt. J. CHURCHILL $1., Philip POND, $1., Jacob REID, .50, Peter REID, .50, Mrs. Peter REID, .50, " 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 3)  Charles VINEHAM $1., Thomas CHURCHILL, $1., Blanch DOVE, $1., Joseph White, $3., Philip COOPER, $1., Willis CLARKE, 50, Capt. Thomas WHITE, $5., Geo. INGS, .50, Capt. W. G. BULGIN, $1.25, Solomon THOMS, $1., Lewis LEGGE, .50, Matthew BULGIN, .50, Wm. BULGIN, .50, Frederick LEGGE, .50, Fredrick LEGGE Sr, .40, Wm. INGS, .50, Capt. Isaac YOUNG, $5. Total $63.10. Bluff Head Cove: Emanuel BROWN $2., Elijah GILLARD sr, $1., Claude ROBERTS, $2., Elijah GILLARD jr, $2., Don GREENHAM, $2., Stan GREENHAM, $1., Emanuel GILLARD, $1., Mrs. Jos. PEARCE, $1., Mrs. A. BROWN, .50, Mrs. Doreen ELLIOTT, .50, Herbert BROWN, .50, Claude BROWN, .40, Mrs. Emanuel BROWN, .50, Arthur BROWN $1., Dorman ELLIOTT, $1., Mrs. Arch ROBERTS, .50, Robt. RIDEOUT, $1., 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 4)  John HULL sr, $1., Mrs. John HULL sr, .50, Mrs. John HULL jr, .50, Mrs. Gerald HULL, .50, Gerald HULL, $1., Richard BAGGS .50, Hayward BAGGS, $1., Sydney BAGGS, $1., Adolphus BAGGS, .50, Mrs. Adolphus BAGGS, .50, Abel ANSTEY, $1., Mrs. Will ROBERTS, .50, Mr. & Mrs. D. ROBERTS, $2., Mrs. Jabez ROBERTS, .50, Jabez ROBERTS, .50, W. G. ROBERTS, .50, Capt. John ROBERTS, $2., Mr. John ROBERTS, $1., Frank ROBERTS, $1., Mrs. Frank ROBERTS, .60, Raymond ROBERTS, .50, James ROBERTS, $1., Ernest ROBERTS, .50, Elias ROBERTS, .50, Mrs. Elias ROBERTS, .50, Friend, $1., Miss A. ROBERTS, $1., James BOYD, .50, Fred BURT, .50, George HODDER, $1., Mrs. George HODDER, $1., L. E. HODDER, $1., Ronald HODDER, $1., Ralph HODDER, $1., Richard Burt, .50, Fred HILLIER sr, $1., Capt. Thomas WALTERS, $2., Capt. A. THISTLE, .50, William SMITH, $1., Samuel BOYD, .50, 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 5)  Simon BOYD, .50, Henry J. BOYD, .25, John DOVE, .50, William BOYD, $1., Peter WHEELOR, $1., Herbert WATKINS, $1., Mrs. WATKINS, $1., Mrs. A. ELLIOTT, .50, Joseph STRICKLAND, $1., Elijah GREENHAM, $1., Mrs. Elijah GREENHAM, $1., Fred HILLIER, $1., Thomas VATCHER, $1., Mrs. Thomas VATCHER, .50, Fred HODDER, $1. Sarah HODDER, .50, Abram WHITE, $1., Lucy WHITE, $1., Mrs. Abram WHITE, .50, Claude WHITE, .50, James WHITE, $1., Mrs. James WHITE, .50, Arch WHITE, $1., Mrs. Arch WHITE, .50, John OSMOND, $1., Mrs. John OSMOND, .50, Mark ELLIOTT, $1., Abram ELLIOTT, $1. Charlie FLYNN, $1.50, Herbert FLYNN, $1., Israel HILLIER, $1., Mrs. Israel HILLIER, .50, E. WHITE, $1., Mrs. E. WHITE, .50, 
November 24, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 6)  Theodore WHITE, $1., Mrs. Peter WHITE, .50, Thomas WHITE, $1., Mrs. Thomas WHITE, .50, Mrs. Geo. WHITE, .50, Norman BARNES, $1., Mrs. Norman BARNES, .50, James BARNES, .50, Mrs. BARNES, .50, Mrs. Wm. BARNES, .50, Mr. KNELL, .50, Thomas KNELL, $1., Robert BARNES, .70, Robert PRIMMER, $1., Ralph KNELL, $1., Gorden WATKINS, $1., Mrs. Wm. PIPPY, .50, Edgar YOUNG, .50, Mr. SPARKS, $1. Capt. Arch. ROBERTS, $1.25, John GILLARD sr, $1., Mrs. John GILLARD, .50, John WATKINS, $1., Mrs. Robert RIDEOUT, .50, Mrs. Fred HILLIER sr, .50 (Fortune Hr.), Capt. Wm. O' Neil, $1. Daniel GLAVINE, .50, Edmund GLAVINE, .50, Wm. BISHOP, .50, John BISHOP, .25, Michael GLAVINE, $1., Thomas HEAD, .50, Wm. COOK, .50, Patrick HYNES, .50, Martin GLAVINE, .50, James HEAD, .50, Patrick CROAKE, .50, Richard CAMD, .50. Total $107.95. 
November 24, 1917  War News  No where is the British succeeding any better than in Palestine. Last week a notable victory was won over the Turks, in which British cavalry scored heavily, and upwards of 9000 Turks were made prisoners. The town of Gaza was captured, and General ALLENBY's army now stands at the gate of Jerusalem. Should this historic city pass from Turkish hands to British, it will be hailed with delight all over the world. The British Government has declared that it favors the homeward movement of Jews, and under British protection, they could be sure of that freedom, which exists everywhere that British institutions obtain. Who knows but the day of the return of the Jews to Jerusalem may be close at hand.
December 1, 1917  Private Joseph DAWE  The name of Pte. Joe DAWE, foster son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas MORGAN, is again among the list of casualties. This is the fifth or sixth time that Joe has been wounded, and it is high time that he should be given a rest. How much longer is the Govt. going to allow the "slackers" to remain at home, while gallant fellows like this are kept at it, without a holiday? Joe was one of the "Blue puttees," and has seen 3 1/2 years service. 
December 1, 1917  Visited Pte. Kenneth LEGGE  "Congress Hall, Clapton, London E. C. Dear Mrs. WEIR: - I was visiting at the hospital yesterday and came across your brother, so promised him I would send you a line to say that he is getting on alright. He is in a good hospital and is having the very best care and attention, so I hope you will not worry about him more than you can help. He was able to be dressed and is quite happy. The sister in charge of the ward is always doing something to make them comfortable. Your brother will be pleased to hear from you, will you write to him? I am a Salvation Army Officer and will always speak to your brother when I go to the hospital. God Bless you, yours sincerely, Annie M. CUTLEBERT." 
December 1, 1917  Home on Leave  "Pte. HODDER of Dog Bay, brother of Mrs. A. PURCHASE of Back Hr. arrived by Clyde Monday, and is spending a few days here. Pte. HODDER is a returned veteran. R. N. Reservist Bennett GILLARD arrived by Clyde on Wednesday for a brief furlough. The Sun welcomes him home again." 
December 1, 1917  Marriage  The wedding of Capt. Joe JENKINS and Miss Bell LOVERIDGE takes place next Wednesday at the N. Side Methodist Church. 
December 1, 1917  Marriage  Wedding Bells: LOVERIDGE - NEWMAN. The marriage of Mr. Frank LOVERIDGE and Mabel daughter of Mr. Henry NEWMAN, was solemnized on Wednesday at the N. Side Methodist Church. The bride who was given away by Mr. Arthur Loveridge, was dressed in blue cloth with hat to match. She was attended by Misses Dorothy NEWMAN, Bell LOVERIDGE and Lucy GUY, and the groom was supported by Messrs. Allan LOVERIDGE and P. NEWMAN. After the ceremony the happy couple returned to the home of the groom's mother, where a number of relations were entertained. The Sun extends heartiest good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. LOVERIDGE, wishing them a long and happy married life. 
December 1, 1917  Personals  Lieut. THISTLE and his party of recruiting officers left by motorboat on Thursday for Lewisporte. Capt. F. ROBERTS and Joseph JENKINS arrived by Clyde this morning. Rev. HUNT and his bride, who were married last week at Trinity, arrived by Clyde. They spent their honeymoon at Grand Falls and other places along the line. The Sun extends congratulation to the newly married pair and wishes them health, wealth and happiness. Miss LUDLOW, C. of E. teacher at Salt Hr. Herring Neck, was here for weekend, guest of Miss Dorothy NEWMAN. She returned to Herring Neck by Clyde Wednesday. 
December 1, 1917  Canadian Elections  Canadian Elections December 17: The Union Government of Sir Robert BORDEN will go to the polls on Dec. 17th. All nominations are completed, and in nearly every case the BORDEN Govt. will be opposed. Triangular and four cornered contests will happen in some instances, where three and four different candidates are nominated. 
December 1, 1917  Lieut. Arthur BATSTONE Promoted  Lieut. Arthur BATSON has been promoted to Captain and has gained a bar to the Military Cross, which he already wears. 
December 1, 1917  Fire at Nipper's Harbor  A despatch to St. John's papers says that the Union Store at Nipper's Hr. was destroyed by fire recently, and also the store of Mr. PENNY, nearby. 
December 1, 1917  Money Collected for Fire Victims - Petley  "An Appeal. Petley, Trinity Bay, Nov. 1st, 1917. The Editor, Twillingate Sun, Twillingate. Dear Sir: - The very urgency of the case compels us to ask you a favour. Will you kindly print the appeal, in behalf of the fire suffers here, which appeared in The Evening Telegram Oct. 22nd., and follow it by the following list of contributors: MARSHALL Bros. St. John's, $50. Chas. PELLY, George's Brook, $20. Wm. SOPER, St. John's, $20. Rev. & Mrs. HUTCHINSON, N. Dakota, $10. Rev. J. MOORE, N. Dakota, $5. Mrs. BOWERING, Pouch Cove, $5. Mrs. Baxter BURRY, Glovertown, $5. M. HAMPTON, St. John's, $10. Walter CLOUSTON Jr., Clothing. Mrs. WILLIAMS, St. John's, $2. August WALKER, $1. Total $128. We hope to ask you later to add something to the list. Yours very truly, E. T. GARDNER, Secty. The Relief Committee is now constituted as follows: - Rev. F. W. FACEY, Rev. T. PITCHER, John T. CURRIE, Treasurer, James T. WALTERS, E. T. GARDNER, Secretary, Walter BUDGEN, Chairman. (This letter arrived during our recent absence and had to lay over. We regret that we are unable to supply the text of the appeal, but the object is a most worthy one, the sufferers having lost heavily during a forest fire which swept the settlement during September.) Editor." 
December 1, 1917  Congratulations  [Photo in military uniform]. Pte. Augustus BULGIN, 2437, 1st Nfld. Regiment, who has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field. Pte. BULGIN who has so far escaped without a scratch, was spending a well earned rest in London when last heard from. Gus was a member of the A.L. Brigade and that corps, with his native place, will hail with delight the honor he has won. The Sun extends its heartiest congratulations to the courageous young soldier, wishing him many years in which to wear the distinction. 
December 1, 1917  Official Confirmation  Department of Militia, St. John's Newfoundland. Nov. 19th, 1917. Mr. John BULGIN, Farmer's Arm, Twillingate, Dear Sir: - Confirmation has been received by this Department of the award of gallantry, recently earned by your son. I am taking this opportunity of conveying to you my congratulations on the distinction earned by your son on the field of battle. It is due in a very large measure, to the gallant and conspicuous conduct of such men, that the First Newfoundland Regiment has gained such fame as a fighting force, I have the honour to be, Sir, Yours faithfully, J. R. BENNETT, Minister of Militia. 
December 1, 1917  Turr Supper  The Crow Head branch of the W.P.A. held a successful Turr Supper last Wednesday night in the Sunday School building. A goodly crowd gathered, over one hundred people being served, but there were joints enough to go round and all enjoyed themselves. The sum of nearly $45.00 was collected as results of the affair. The W. P.A. III (Crow Head) thankfully acknowledge the sum of $45.15, proceeds of the supper served on Wednesday Nov. 21st. Thanking (on behalf the association) all who helped in any way especially Mr. Robert SHARPE who supplied us with oil. L. ELLIOTT, Sec'y. 
December 1, 1917  Turrs and Herring  A good many turrs were secured on Wednesday, and birds were flying well. Reports from Hall's Bay are so far not encouraging and herring are said to be scarce. 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  Lost: between W. ASHBOURNE's N. Side Store and Mr. C. D. MAYNE's, a parcel containing a card album. Finder will please return to Mr. C.D. MAYNE or Sun office. 
December 1, 1917  Shipping News  The schr. Ariel with 1600 qtls. codfish and other cargo for Earle Sons & Co. Fogo, left here yesterday. She put into Herring Neck last evening to land a crew. Mr. Robert BOYDE, of TIZZARD's Hr. has purchased the Schr. Springdale II from Messrs. HOUSE of Tickle Point. Schr. Mariner Capt. Ed. ROBERTS, put into port last Saturday on the way to Springdale with cargo barrels and salt. 
December 1, 1917  Fish Buying  Mr. Arch. SCAMMEL of Change Islds. is here in a schooner buying fish. We hear he is offering $10.50 for shore. 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  An Accident Policy pays you $5.00 a week and upwards, also Doctor's bills, Hospital expenses and other benefits if you meet with an Accident. It costs about $5. per year. For full particulars apply to S. G. MOORS, Care J. W. HODGE, Twillingate. 
December 1, 1917  More Praise for Nfld. Regiment  "Newfoundland Clergyman serving with Canadian Forces. Some time ago I wrote you saying that I had not yet come in touch with the Newfoundlanders. Well, we have now met. It was our job to follow up and take a place that - Division had failed to take. About the first man I met was a Newfoundlander, badly wounded in the head. I did not recognize him at first. He subsequently died. We buried him and put a cross to mark his grave. The exact locality will, no doubt, be sent to his people through official channels. He was a gunner, and he died with his gun on his shoulder like a soldier and a brave man. He had a photograph of his sister in his hand when he died, and we reverently laid the photograph with his body in its last resting place. I got a gash in the back and one in the right temple by some shrapnel, and am out of the line for a short while. I always find myself searching for the peculiar badge of dear old Terra Nova whenever I pass the soldiers. I may just say that your Regiment, and it is also mine, (although I do not wear the badge, I am still a son of Avalon) has won fame for itself. Out here it is known as a clean, first class fighting regiment, and the dear old Colony has cause to be proud of her sons. They have done magnificently. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to fight side by side with them. Personally, I think the end is drawing near, and the day is not far distant. In the dark and dreary night I can see the clouds breaking and rolling away. The dawn is near. Fritz is dying fast. It is pitiful to see the prisoners that we take, even the condition of the men from Fritz's very best regiments." 
December 1, 1917  Norman JENKINS  Gunner Norman JENKINS wishes to thank the W.P.A.I for the kindly gift of two pairs of socks. Norman has been in the trenches since March and was quite well when last heard from. He also took part in the taking of Vimy Ridge. 
December 1, 1917  Sea Language  The following from a St. John's daily paper is one of those brilliant exhibitions which city reporters frequently make. The general opinion will be that the aforesaid reporter was a nincompoop. "On Oct. 31st, a sea boarded her about the stern - in nautical language it means that the vessel pooped a sea.?" 
December 1, 1917  The Observer  "In the Issue of Nov. 10th, which was printed during our absence, I notice a statement handed in by the Magistrate, which declares that an ""incorrect and misleading statement re the keeping of dogs in last week's Sun, will be set right in next issue by the Magistrate"". So, no correction has been handed in, though this is the second issue since that note was sent in. Now were the statements either misleading or incorrect? What said the Magistrate when a year ago the Road Board distributed posters containing certain rules regarding the keeping of dogs? To more than one person the Magistrate confided that the Road Board had no power to deal with the matter. I forgot the exact words used to me, but that was certainly the substance of his conversation, and he told others the same thing. Now, when the responsibility devolves on him, he tries to shelve it. If the Road Board had no authority, then they have not a whit more now, and if the Magistrate was responsible then, he is still responsible. We have no desire to quarrel, but the responsibility must be fixed. It is poor satisfaction for people to be told that ""the Road Board has all to do with the dogs"" when they go to the Magistrate to look for compensation for cattle killed. Until special powers are given the Road Board, the Dog Act as constituted remains unaltered, and the Observer claims that he has published neither incorrect nor misleading statements. His desire is to see a troublesome question settled. Whether it is handled by the Road Board or the Magistrate, is something that matters not the least, but the question should be settled, compensation for owners of destroyed cattle provided, and equivocation should cease. The man or men who desire responsibility, should not be afraid of it when that responsibility brings unpleasant duties with it. The public wants to know, once and for all, to whom it is to look." 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  Cabbage for Sale: Several hundred heads of cabbage. Apply to Mrs. John GILLARD, Gillard's Cove. 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted: A servant girl. For information as to wages etc. apply to Edward YOUNG, Blacksmith, S. Side. 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  Motorboat for Sale: For sale motor boat Knoxette, 33 feet 6 in long, 15 h.p. Knox engine, owned by Jack PARNELL. Only reason for selling, owner serving in R. N. Reserve. Apply Wm. WINSOR, Exploits. 
December 1, 1917  Sugar Rationing  "I have just heard a young lady of this town quote from a letter received from her sister in the States, begging her to send her ""just a pound of sugar"" and still, I see 25 pounds, and 50 pounds, and a hundred pounds of sugar, being sold over the counter. What is the use of the Food Control Board; it might never have existed. Tomorrow - whether that tomorrow is actually the day after today or a couple of more months away, matters little - tomorrow we shall be told there is no sugar, and because our Food Control Board has been indifferent, and because our shop keepers have been thoughtless, you and I will have to do without sugar. And the Observer will fare better than many because he uses very little. But I was not thinking of myself, I was thinking of the great public, who look on those in high places to guide, and who so often look in vain. What a shame it is that their simple trust should be so often betrayed." 
December 1, 1917  The War Effort  """I regret to inform you"" - who has had that message brought into their family because a son or a brother has given his very life that our civilization and all that we hold most dear might live, but yet felt proud when the first pangs of sorrow had passed, that their family had helped in the salvation of the world from the bestiality of the Prussian hordes. Make no mistake this is the war of civilization against brutality. Should Germany win -though the thought is impossible - the world, with all the kindly nature that was being engendered, all the help of the poor, all the bettering of the workman, and the slow but gradual reduction of caste barriers, all the neighborly feeling, would be swept aside. All freedom as we understand it - the right of every man to form his own opinion and to express it, to make or unmake his rulers, if they did not live to his expectations - all this would be gone with the advent of a victorious Germany. But while people sometimes say that Germany cannot be defeated - I mean the man in the street who has not thought deeply on the problem - I do not think for a moment he believes it. He has seen the failure of Germany to take or invest Paris, when she was actually at the gates. He saw her foiled in her attempt to break through at Ypres, though her hosts were eight to our one; and he has come to believe that the supernatural is on our side, that Providence will uphold the side of the allies. While we all believe that ours is the cause of Right, have we got the correct principles firmly fixed in our mind. Is it a question of whether God is on our side, or whether we are on the side of Good - or God - which is the same thing and same word. David says, ""Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."" - but the watchman is expected to wake you see, and he does not anticipate that the Lord will keep the city, if the watchman is asleep. We are the watchmen of civilization today. Are we awake? Is every man and every woman helping to do something to defeat the powers of evil, of which Germany is the exponent today?" 
December 1, 1917  From Corp. H. A. HOUSE (Part 1)  "Medical Department, 1st. Nfld Regiment, St. John's. W.B. TEMPLE, Esq. Editor Tw'gate SUN, Twillingate. Dear Sir: Just a line or two to say I am feeling a lot better now than I have for a long time, and I hope the next draft will carry me over to Bonnie Scotland. I am now a 10-month soldier, 3 months sick, 1-month duty and 6 months light duty. The hardest thing a fellow has to see is a draft going without him; all your chums going and you staying behind. Well sir, we are getting a good crown around us now, Roland STUCKEY of the South Side, has joined the Battalion, and Herbert YOUNG the Forestry Company, not being fit for the Regiment. The last but not the least, Claude ANDREWS has succeeded in getting through the second time. Say, Mr. Editor, are there any more men so anxious as Claude to try it the second time? Send them along. ""Try and try again, you'll succeed at last."" That's the motto those days. We had a great meeting the other night in the British Hall. The Recruits of the Regiment, Foresters, the C.L.B. and C.C.C. band, with the drum and bugle band of the Regiment, paraded the city for about an hour, then to the British Hall where movies of our boys in training at Headquarters, Scotland, also pictures of the Forestry, cutting trees in the British Isles. " 
December 1, 1917  From Corp. H. A. HOUSE (Part 2)  We had our popular men of the House of Assembly, Act. Premier LLOYD, Hons. W. F. COAKER and HIGGINS, and Minister of Militia, who spoke on recruiting, and asked for the young men to come forward to fill the place of those who have fallen, wounded and prisoners. Most all outport men were there, tickets being distributed aboard the schooners discharging fish etc. now in the city. Recruiting stations are erected at the Reid Railway station, by the Court House and the Headquarters. There is no chance for a man in the city to say he has no chance to enlist now, as where ever he looks, he sees returned heroes and recruits, meaning to say, "Why are you not in the khaki, either in the Regiment or Forestry." and one thing is doing as much for the Empire as the other. I suppose you had a Recruiting squad down there by this time, and I hope that it made a better impression on the young men than the last one, and the Recruiting station. I hope I will see some of our boys from Twillingate on Monday, as results from the meeting. Do they know what it means if they do not come forward? Only that one word, "conscription", and no one wants to see that, not even a soldier, although he sees young men physically fit, going around in crowds, and enjoying all the good times he has left. What will he have to say when the war is over, and all of the boys come back? Certainly he will not be able to look them in the face. Don’t let it be said, boys of Twillingate is not doing her share. Now then boys, come forward, and if you don’t pass, you have done your bit. Now, Mr. Editor, I think this is all for this time. I hope the next time you hear from me, I will be in Bonnie Scotland. Yours truly, Corp. H. A. HOUSE. 
December 1, 1917  Enlisting and Recruiting  Lieut. THISTLE of the Forestry Battalion, and his recruiting squad, returned from Herring Neck on Saturday and left for Lewisporte during the week. The Lieut. had the pleasure of hearing from Dog Bay that six men had enlisted there, and that three others had offered from Gander Bay. 
December 1, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale, a small boat about 7 years old well fitted, will carry 70 barrels of green fish, sloop rig convenient for herring catching, and suitable for an engine, selling very cheap. Apply to John W. FROUD, South Side, Twillingate. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  "On Saturday afternoon, the body of Wm. VENNICOMBE, son of James VENNICOMBE, the well-known butcher of Duckworth Street, was found floating in the harbour, near WOOD's shop. The deceased left his home on Friday evening to go on an errand, and not returning, the Police were informed of his disappearance, and requested to make inquiries for the missing man. About 3 p.m. on Saturday, W. POWER and A. DRISCOLL, when near the foot of Temperance St., observed the body of a man floating in the harbor, and they immediately notified the Police, who took the body from the water, and had the same conveyed to the morgue, where it was identified by his brother. He was afflicted with epilepsy, and it is thought he was seized with this trouble while on the pier. Much sympathy is felt for his parents and other relatives." 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  The new R.C. Church of St. Joseph at HOYLES town, was dedicated on Sunday last by His Grace Archbishop ROCHE. It is a fine building and does credit to all concerned. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  The schr. Novelty Capt. TAYLOR, fish laden which sailed for market 3 weeks ago, returned to port Monday morning in a leaky condition. Since leaving, the ship encountered terrific weather, and becoming disabled, the Captain deemed it advisable to return for repairs, which is thought to be extensive. The Capt. and crew more than delighted when the haven was reached. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  "Some of the Captains of the foreign going ships are making record wages these times, the amounts varying from $200. per month to $160. It is said a Norwegian Capt. who has just taken a vacation for a couple of months, has put aside a nice nest egg of about $12,000."
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  The issue of the new 25-cent piece is causing some little annoyance, on account of its similarity to the 20-cent coin already in circulation, and an interesting discussion has arisen over the matter. 
December 1, 1917 Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  A serious accident occurred at Carbonear on Tuesday afternoon. It appears a young lad named ROWE, while stealing a ride on the incoming train from Bay de Verde, fell between the cars, and when discovered was in an unconscious condition, with both legs broken. One of his legs was amputated at Carbonear. The injured lad was brought on to the hospital by Wednesday's train, and although the other is badly fractured, there is hope of saving it. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  A number of new schooners have arrived in port, some of local build, others from the shipyards of Nova Scotia. Those who ought to know, say the locally built schrs. are equal if not superior to the imported ship. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  A young man of the higher level, is now mourning the loss of his wife, whom he reports disappeared from his home a few days ago, and the only tidings he has of her, is that she and a friend has procured tickets at the R. N. Co. station for Halifax. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  The lumber Companies are finding it very difficult to procure men for their winter work, notwithstanding, the very high wages offered. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  One of the Seamen of the S.S. Portia, named DELANEY, was taken ill on the last trip West, and at Curling he was so bad, that Capt. KEAN sent him home by Express, accompanied by one of the Stewards. On arrival at the station he appeared no worse than usual, and walked from the train to the waiting room, but had scarcely entered, when he collapsed. Priest and Doctor were quickly on the scene. Father PIPPY was in time to offer Spiritual aid, but the spirit had fled before Medical aid arrived. 
December 1, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 11)  "On Friday evening just before tea hour, a young lady was on her way home and coming along Military Road, and just before turning to her residence on RENNIEs Mill Road, had her handbag snatched from her. The thief is at present unknown, but it was one of the boldest thefts heard of for some time. The police will find it difficult to round up the culprit, for no description could be given them." 
December 1, 1917  Opportunity Knocks at Your Door  "My dear friends. Some of you have evidently misunderstood me recently. I want to know if Twillingate wants the SUN. I do not want to know if the families who now pay for the SUN want it; for their actions through the past seven years have shown me that they do, but the rest of the people who either do not read the SUN, or read a copy that someone else has paid for, must answer the question. There should be 800 subscribers to the SUN on Twillingate Islands alone, and not less than half that number, as at present. It cannot be for the want of money, for I suppose beyond a few men who are working for a day’s pay, people were never so well fixed before. Many of these men on day’s pay, servants on the merchants room who find it hard enough scraping, are our subscribers, while men with bank accounts, prefer to read a paper that someone else has paid for. I have told you in all candor what I have done, and what I proposed doing. I have shown you that the SUN is absolutely independent, so that whether you agree or disagree with its views, you may know that it is not bought. I expect now the support of Twillingage, not a portion only, and I appeal for at least two hundred new subscriptions before the end of the year. If a local paper, locally owned, having the best interest of the locality at heart, (and I think all will agree that we have that, whatever our faults or mistakes) is worth anything to the locality, then the locality should support it, and not a fraction only. We have fought for the Right as we understood it; we have taken the unpopular side when it seemed the Right to us, rather than follow the multitude, which might have been easier, and paid better. Not charity but a just recompense, not gifts but more subscribers, is what we ask. The SUN should be Twillingate's paper." 
December 1, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 1)  "Imperial Red Cross Fund: [lghr note: ""all donations of .50 cents, unless otherwise noted""] SOUTH SIDE: Wm. ASHBOURNE, $75. A. G. ASHBOURNE $25. Geo BLANDFORD, $5. Wm. HUGHES, $2. J. W. MINTY, $2. James YOUNG, Mrs. Pheobe YOUNG, Simon YOUNG, Mrs. S. YOUNG, Mrs. Sidney YOUNG, Sidney YOUNG, Fred PHILLIPS, $3. Kitchener PHILLIPS, $1. Pheobe PHILLIPS, $1. John PHILLIPS, $3. Mrs. John PHILLIPS, $1. Mrs. George STOCKLEY, Wesley W. WARFORD, $1. Willis HULL, $2. Mrs. Herbert YOUNG, Mrs. Walter YOUNG, Eli FROST, A. V. ROBB, $2. Zhanah YOUNG, Mrs. Joseph YOUNG sr., Kate YOUNG, P. GRIMES, $2. F. YOUNG, G. W. PHILLIPS $5. Joseph YOUNG of Simon, Lewis YOUNG, Claude YOUNG, 70 cents, Elias WHEELER, Edith BUTCHER, Louie LAMBERT, $1. Gertrude LAMBERT, $1. Stephen GUY, Gedes YOUNG, Mrs. Elias YOUNG, $1. Mrs. George COOPER, Miss B. COOPER, 25 cents, A. COOPER, .25, Mrs. G. BLANDFORD, $1. Gertrude BLANDFORD, $1. Bessie BLANDFORD, .20, Dorcas CLARKE, Blanche BLANDFORD, $1. Lucy GUY, Augustus YOUNG, $1. Stephen LAMBERT, .40, Alfred LAMBERT, Mrs. Samuel WATKINS, William YOUNG, John YOUNG, Fredk. LAMBERT, $5. Annie YOUNG, Joseph A. YOUNG, $5. Mrs. Jos. A. YOUNG, Mrs. Bertram YOUNG, Rachel YOUNG, H. MINTY, Mrs. Thomas MITCHARD, Mrs. Fred STOCKLEY, Fred STOCKLEY, John WHITE, Mrs. John WHITE, Mrs. C. GUY, Martin PHILLIPS, " 
December 1, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 2)  Mrs. M. PHILLIPS, Matthew ANSTEY, Maggie ANSTEY, Charles WHITE, $2. Mrs. Charles WHITE, $1. Mrs. Daniel YOUNG, $1. Alex. GUY, Mrs. Alex GUY, 20 cents, Mrs. R. T. GILLINGHAM, $1. Winifred E. GILLINGHAM, $1. B. MITCHARD, $2. Bessie PHILLIPS, George GUY, $1. Mrs. J. HODDER, $1. John HODDER, $3. Mrs. P. GRIMES, Harold YOUNG, $1. Isaac GREENHAM, $1. Mrs. A. GREENHAM, $1. Andrew GREENHAM, $1. Mrs. A. GREENHAM, $1. Mrs. Brett HODDER, Mrs. E. VATCHER, $1.20, Mrs. W. HUGHES, $1. Edward YOUNG (Blacksmith), $2. Mrs. E. YOUNG. Cadet C. BROWN, $1. Wm. MITCHARD, Adj. & Mrs. EBSARY, $2.50, Elonia & Maggie EBSARY, .75, Alice & Cassie EBSARY, $1.75, Dr. I. S. LEDREW, $8. Mrs. I. S. LEDREW, $2. Edward HAYWARD and family, $2. Robert HAYWARD, $2. Mrs. Robert HAYWARD, Mrs. H. George YOUNG, Miss Beatrice YOUNG, Charles GUY, Eli YATES, $1. Mrs. Arthur STOCKLEY, .20, James LAMBERT, .10, Mrs. WHEELER, .20, Minnie WHEELER. .20, Mrs. Stephen GUY, .20, Stanley RENDELL, .20, Mrs. Andrew COOPER, .20, Mrs. Jonas COOPER, .20, Mrs. Wm. COOPER, .10, Thomas COOPER, .30, Edward V. PITMAN, .20, Mrs. Obadiah YOUNG, .20, Annie WHITE, .20, Mrs. A. WHITE, .20, John YOUNG (of David), .20, Miss S. HODDER, .20, Dr. A. J. WOOD, $10. Eliza M. WOOD, $2. Wm. HODDER, John CARL $1. Wm. WHITE, Mark STOCKLEY, Thomas GUY, Robert GUY, Mrs. Robert GUY, Levi YOUNG, James PHILLIPS, Mrs. James PHILLIPS, Matthew YOUNG $1.00, Andrew COOPER, 20 cents, TOTAL $234.50. 
December 1, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 3)  FRENCH BEACH and JENKIN'S COVE, Muriel BURTON, Frederick PRIMMER, Frank JENKINS, Mrs. James VINEHAM, Mr. DECKER, Edward STUCKLESS, Margaret JENKINS, Arthur JENKINS, Frederick JENKINS, Mrs. Frederick JENKINS, Susie MARSH, Nathaniel JENKINS, William DALLEY, George VINEHAM, Baxter ROGERS, Josie ROGERS, Katie ROGERS, Arthur EARLE, Victor DALLEY, Eli JENKINS, Jack JENKINS, Stanley HELLIER, Joseph HELLIER, Susie DALLEY, John FLYNN, Samuel FLYNN, Mrs. Geo. DALLEY, Edward DALLEY, Andrew MAIDMENT, John SIMMONS, Mark JENKINS, Elma ADAMS, George STUCKLESS, George JENKINS, James JENKINS, Obadiah DALLEY, Roland DALLEY, Daisy JENKINS, Mrs. George SIMMONS, Claude JENKINS, James DALLEY, Hilda KIEF, Lucy DALLEY, Jane DALLEY, Thomas DALLEY, Louise EARLE, Mary JENKINS, Lizzie VINEHAM, Sidney MITCHELL, Herbert HORWOOD, Misses SNOW and OAKE, TOTAL $31.37. LITTLE HARBOUR, Joseph WARR, Mark WARR, Mrs. Mark WARR, G. ROBERTS, Uriah HALLETT, Pearl HALLETT, Cecil HALLETT, Mrs. Uriah HALLETT, Mrs. Noah HOLLOWAY, George PARDY, Samuel PARDY, Maxwell PARDY, John PARDY, Mrs. John PARDY, Wilfred PARDY, Stephen PARDY, Thomas KEEFE, E. POOLE, John H. SMITH, W. SMITH, Abraham KEEFE, Jasper KEEFE, John KEEFE, Mrs. John KEEFE, Thomas SMITH, George KEEFE, Frances SMITH, John LEWIS, George SMITH, William RICE, Samuel KEEFE, Wesley KEEFE, John RICE, Hereuse PARDY, Anne Roseta WARR, Dorman RICE, TOTAL $21.05. Manuel's Cove (continued), Joseph HINES. 
December 8, 1917  Pte Edward MOORS  [Photo in military uniform]. Was in Lord Mayor's Show. Pte. Edward MOORS, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob MOORS writes to his parents of the great Lord Mayor's procession in London during last month, of which he formed a part. Thirty men from D Company, and twenty from H Company, of the 1st. Newfoundland Regiment, took part in the parade; E Company being from the Depot, and the twenty from H Co. being "wounded" soldiers. Ned says they were given a great time. The Newfoundlanders headed the procession and were cheered incessantly. Their march lasted from 11:30 in the morning until 5:30 p.m. and they were unable to see the sidewalks for the crowds. 
December 8, 1917  Casuality List  Among the wounded last week was Pte. Howard THISTLE of Gander Bay, son of Mr. Maurice THISTLE. Mr. THISTLE has lost one son in the service of his country in France. A list of 50 members of "Ours" killed in action on November 20th, was received last Saturday. Total casualties for the Regiment in that action must now exceed 250. Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE, who is in St. John's, received a cablegram last week saying that Lieut. Tom ASHBOURNE, who was recently gassed, has left the hospital and will be given a month's light duty, before going back to the front. Among the recent list of casualties published on Nov. 22nd, we notice the names of Capt. W. D. STENIAK, ill of bronchitis, and Pte. Norman PARDY, ill of pyrexia. Messages received here Monday, conveyed the news that Pte. Arthur OXFORD was wounded in the recent fighting during November. 
December 8, 1917  Enlistments  "Pte. SIMMS of Pilley's Isld. who missed his passage on the 'Prospero' went by 'Fogota' this week. R. N. Reservist Jack LUTHER who was called up again last week to proceed to Halifax, left by 'Clyde' last Saturday. The list of volunteers published in last Saturday's papers shows the names of A. DOVE and S. DOVE both of Twillingate. Mr. Israel DOVE has two sons at Springdale herring catching, and has heard that they had both enlisted, but been found medically unfit. In the last letter from them dated Nov. 23rd, they do not however mention it. They reported having done well with herring. Three sons of Mr. W. BUGDEN, formerly Principal of St. Peter's school here, have enlisted. Theodore offered twice but was rejected owing to eyesight, Reg is now serving in France and came through the Oct. 9th fight without a scratch, while little Cyril has recently offered and been accepted." 
December 8, 1917  Death  The death occurred on Sunday morning after a lingering illness, of George, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LACEY of Back Hr, at the age of 14. Deceased had been sick for many months, and was a victim of the dread white plague. To the sorrowing family the sun extends its sympathy. 
December 8, 1917  Nets Lost in the Ice  Quite a few nets were lost at Hall's Bay about two weeks ago. It seems that the bay froze over and then a hard N.W. wind broke it up. Many nets were frozen in, and it is said that a lot were carried out with the ice. 
December 8, 1917  Schooner Damaged  The schr. 'Springdale' while getting clear of the wharf at Dog Bay this week, struck a rock and is leaking. The crew refused to go on to St. John's in her. It is not thought that she is much damaged. 
December 8, 1917  With the Forestry Battalion (Part 1)  The Forestry Battalion in Scotland recently held a Sports Day in which various competitions with the Canadian Forestry Battalions and Scotchmen, were held. Pte. Jack BARRETT, himself a native of this town writes as follows: Be it said to the credit of our tug of war team, they maintains the reputation gained on September 1st, as being the champion team of the district. The Canadian team, made up with big husky chaps from the Western Provinces, one of them weighing over 15 stone, boasted of what they were going to do. Yet our lads had a clean walk over with them every time. When our team got up against a team of Scotchmen, selected from within a radius of forty miles, the tussle waged long and furious. In the final heat they were thirty-three minutes on the rope, struggling with might and main, while the excited spectators kept vociferously cheering our men. Eventually our team got the brawny Scots across the line, both sides having scored a point; and thus the prize of sixty shillings was equally divided amongst them. 
December 8, 1917  With the Forestry Battalion (Part 2)  "Our tug of war team consisted of Lt. K. GOODYEAR, (a jolly good sort of anchor). Sergt. E. MOORE, Corporal J. A. CAMPBELL, L. Corporal J. LANGDON, Privates E. HULL, C. KING, J. OLFRED, and H. STOCKLEY. There were a number of entries for the log sawing and log chopping contests, which displayed the marvellous skill and rapidity with which the lumbermen use the axe and the saw. The prize for sawing went to the Canadians, but the chopping prize was donated to Sergt. BALL. The log race on the pond was an interesting event, two Canadians and two Newfoundlanders, entertained us there. Each man occupied a single log, and their object was for each man to propel a log with a pike pole, from one end of the pond to the other. The person doing it in the quickest time, was to receive a prize of one pound sterling. This honor fell to Sergt. W. BEATON of Ours. Sergt. E. MOORE is our friend Ned, son of Mr. Robert Moors of Back Hr. Sgts BEATON and BALL, as well as L. C. LANGDON, HULL and STOCKLEY, are we believe all belonging to this Bay, so we were well represented." 
December 8, 1917  Death  Death comes at all times unbidden alike to the delicately cared for civilian, as to the soldier facing bullets, or the sailor riding the angry sea. But there is no death so glorious as that of the soldier who in this conflict, is upholding the side of Right against Might. Pte. Keywood RIDEOUT has joined that "Noble army - men and boys" who have given their lives that German barbarity should not rule the world. Pte. Keywood RIDEOUT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert RIDEOUT of Bluff Head Cove, enlisted during 1916, and was one of the Windsor draft we think. He was killed in action on Nov. 22nd, probably in the fighting around Cambria. To the parents, the Sun extends its sympathy in their sorrow; a sorrow which will not be unmixed with pride that their son was found worthy to stand with saints and martyrs who also have given their lives for Justice and Right. 
December 8, 1917  Personals  Miss S. FOLEY, telegraph operator, left by 'Clyde' for Tilting to spend a brief vacation. Miss MILES of Herring Neck is relieving. Magistrate SCOTT and Const. TULK went to Herring Neck by 'Fogoto' Wednesday, on official business. Rev. ROBB visited Herring Neck by 'Clyde' returning yesterday. 
December 8, 1917  Deserters  Jailed. Montreal, Dec. 1 - The first arrests in this city of alleged slackers under the Military Service Act, were made last night in a Police raid on a disorderly house. Four young men were captured who will be charged in court with being deserters. (The penalty is five years in jail.) 
December 8, 1917  Marriage (Part 1)  Wedding Bells: (Trinity Enterprise) HUNT - GRANT. St. Paul's Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding when, on the morning of the 21st . inst., Rev. E. HUNT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HUNT of this town, led to the Alter one of Trinity’s fair daughters in the person of Miss Clara GRANT, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. GRANT. At 9:30 the bride, prettily robed in a suit of white silk, with bridal veil and carrying a beautiful bouquet of Lilies of the Valley, entered the Church on the arm of her father-giver at the happy ceremony that followed. Misses Sophie and Floss GRANT, sisters of the bride - dressed in navy silk - participated in the happy event by filling the position of bridesmaids, while the groom was ably supported by Mr. F. J. MORRIS. Mrs. S. D. Grant; sister-in-law of the bride, presided at the organ and rendered sweet music suitable for the occasion. Rev. C. M. STICKINGS, Rector of St. Paul's, was the officiating Clergyman, being assisted by Rev. A. PITTMAN R.D. of Trinity East. 
December 8, 1917  Marriage (Part 2)  After the wedding ceremony, the bridal party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where after partaking of a repast of choice viands that awaited them, the health of the bride and groom was duly Honored. The presents were many - several of which were very valuable - testifying to the esteem and regard in which both the bride and groom were held. The happy couple left by the midnight train for Grand Falls, to spend their honeymoon, after which they repair to Twillingate, their future home. The groom - Rev. E. HUNT - is the Incumbent of Twillingate Mission, being ordained during the year 1916. The bride was a trained nurse, receiving her diploma from the New York Post Graduate Hospital in the early part of 1916. She was an earnest Church worker, being a member of St. Paul's Guild, and last winter, started the Trinity branch of the Red Cross Workers, of which association she was elected President. To the young married couple we wish every happiness with a future fair and unclouded. 
December 8, 1917  Marriage  A very pretty wedding took place in the North-Side Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon when Joseph JENKINS son of Capt. Nath. JENKINS, skipper of the schooner "Springdale", and Bell, daughter of Mrs. Olivia LOVERIDGE of North Side, became man and wife. The bride who was handsomely gowned in a dress of pale blue silk, with wreath and veil, with bouquet of lilies, entered the Church on the arm of Mr. Ed. LINFIELD. The groom was supported by Messrs. Allen LOVERIDGE and Ches. ROBERTS. Mrs. HANN, of Grand Falls, sister of the bride, Mrs. Geo. STUCKLESS, sister of the groom, and Miss Phoebe HARBIN, were bridesmaids, wearing white with black hats. At the conclusion of the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Cyril CURTIS, the wedding party drove to the home of the groom, where the wedding reception was held. The presents were many and numerous. The young couple will reside in St. John's in future, and have the best wishes of their friends, in which the Sun heartily joins. 
December 8, 1917  Extracts From Pte. Sam BLAKE's Letters  Extracts From Some Letters From Pte. Sam BLAKE to His Mother: [Photo in military uniform, pointing a hand-gun] Oct. 18th. Let me know how everything is at home. Can you send me a sweater? Don't think about me mother, because I am all right. The boys are well. Tell Peter Ar remember to him and Gus also. Hooper GATES is wounded again and Kenneth LEGGE, I suppose you heard about it. I am all right and am going right to it. You will see me home again mother, so keep up a good heart. Remember me to all the girls. Oct. 31st., I received your letter and was glad to hear from you but I haven’t got the box yet. Gus got one from his mother today. Don't forget the sweater as I should like to have it for the winter because it will be cold out here. Nov. 7th. Received your letter and the piece of money, which I was proud to get. Haven't got your parcel yet. Gus is going on leave and he is going to take these letters to England to post. He's got ten days off. I shan't get my leave before next year. Cheer up mother, and don't mind me, I shall be home some day. Tell Pete to send me some tobacco because I can't get any out here. 
December 8, 1917  What Our Navy Has Done  "(The Scotsman) The Navy has had to guard the seas, both near and distant, against dangers of a nature and of a magnitude, not dreamed of in the naval wars of the past. Thirteen millions of men and two millions of horses, have crossed and recrossed the seas under the care of the Fleet; the loss in human lives through enemy action has been in the proportion of only one in 6,000. The prodigious quantity of 130 millions of tons of material, including 25 million tons of explosives and Army supplies, and 31 million tons of coal and oil fuel, has been transported to and from the seat of war by sea, in British ships. It is a simple and demonstrable fact that, but for the British Navy, ""overwhelming disaster would have fallen on the Allied cause,"" and Germany, before now would have been ""the insolent mistress of Europe and the world.” Never before, in its long and glorious history, has the Navy proved itself "" a more competent and beneficent instrument in human affairs.""" 
December 8, 1917  Schooner Abandoned  Schr. "Maple Leaf", owned by CAMPBELL & MCKAY, bound from Labrador to Gibraltar with a cargo of codfish for the Mediterranean market, has been abandoned in mid ocean and the crew brought into New York. 
December 8, 1917  Advertisement  Special for December Only. Flour, Turnips, Half Barrels Beef, Half Barrels Brown Flour, Berries, Prices as under, Jersey Cream Flour $14.25 brl. Sterling, $14.50, 5 Stars & Victory $15.00, Turnips, 2 1/4 c. lb. Half brls. Beef, $21.00, Half brls Brown Flour, $7.90, Partridge Berries, $6.00 brl, 25 cents gal. John. W. HODGE, Twillingate. 
December 8, 1917  Death  In Memoriam: Twillingate, Dec. 5th, 1917. On Monday last, at St. John's, there passed after a painful illness to the "rest that remaineth", Mrs. FRAZER, widow of the Sainted Rev. George FRAZER, whose dust with that of their little boy Wallace, lies in the South Side cemetery in the same plot where, in the early days of Methodism, was laid by loving hands, the mortal remains of Rev. William MARSHALL of revered memory, and only a few months ago the body of another faithful Pastor and ex-President, Rev. Jabez HILL, whose wife had predeceased him. Mrs. FRAZER was left with moderate means, and two sons and one daughter, in early years to care for, and all who have been glad to note her faithful motherly efforts for about 15 years in early life, feel sure she has merited the Master's words - "She hath done what she could." The sons, Harry and Donald hold good positions in St. John's, and Mary is a University graduate and on the chief of staff of Methodist College, to whom we would say: "follow the same gleam that landed Father, Mother and little brother Wallace, Safe home, where our 'lost awhile', wait to bid us welcome." "Only good night beloved." W.J.S. 
December 8, 1917  W.P.A. Statement  W.P.A. Statement of Twillingate Branch from Sept. 15th, 1916 to Sept. 15th, 1917. Amount Collected $434.51. Expenditure, $410.32. Edith CAVELL fund etc. $14.00. Red Cross fund. $1.40. Pairs of hand knit socks forwarded 495, Handkerchiefs 21, Pairs of mitts 1, Number of members 56, the. W.P.A. must again make a call for funds for this most needful work. At the last meeting of the association it was agreed that owing to the world wide food shortage (although Nfld. was so far in no way suffering) that it would hold no more teas or suppers for the present, and that the public be asked to give straight donations. The association therefore, most urgently appeals for funds to carry on their work. The W. P.A. have also sent 41 Christmas parcels to Twillingate boys serving the Army or Navy. The parcels contained socks, chocolates, and cigarettes, and cost exclusive of socks, $30. The Association also desires to thank the kind member who donated a tub of coal, for fires in the Courthouse. 
December 8, 1917  Halifax Explosion (Part 1)  Canadian City Wiped Out By Explosion and Fire. 1000 dead and 5000 injured: On Thursday afternoon the public was startled by a message which said that owing to the explosion of a ship loaded with munitions in Halifax harbour at about noon Thursday, much loss of life and property had been occasioned. A tremendous fire was then raging in the city, which it was feared would be destroyed, and all telegraph and telephone connections were interrupted. Messages yesterday give some details. It appears that a Belgian Relief Steamer on fire, was being run for the beach. In her mad flight she collided with a big French Steamer, loaded with nitro-glycerine, which exploded with terrific force. The explosion set fire to the city, and messages say that the town has been practically wiped out. One thousand, at least, are dead and five thousand injured. 
December 8, 1917  Halifax Explosion (Part 2)  Nitro-glycerine is a very powerful explosive, and small quantities of it mixed with a certain kind of clay, form dynamite. A number of Nfld. Naval Reservists have recently been called up to Halifax, and among them are R.N.R. J. LUTHER, and I. KEEFE, of this place and possibly some others. Further news will be awaited with anxiety. The Disaster to Hailfax will have an unfortunate effect on this country, which has been doing a big business with that city recently, while the West Coast does almost all its business directly with that city. Friday Noon. Later reports from Halifax say that the French steamer Mont Blanc, loaded with munitions, collided about 9 o'clock Thursday morning with a Belgian Relief ship. Fire broke out on the Mont Blanc, followed by a terrific explosion, which shook the city to its foundations. One fifth of the town is in ruins. Reports say that 1500 people were killed and thousands are injured. So far no reports of the many Newfoundlanders in that city have been received. Several Newfoundland vessels were in port at the time, but their fate is unknown. 
December 8, 1917  Pork Prices  Says the Trade Review: - Ham Butt Pork sold as high as $60. a barrel in Halifax and Toronto this week. This may be taken as an indication of the prices that Newfoundland may have to pay next spring. The big draw on the hog supply for war purposes, has now reached the point of alarm amongst packers. 
December 8, 1917  Steamer Report  The 'Home' did not leave Lewisporte until Thursday for North last trip, as she has exceptionally heavy freights now, and added to that, the unnecessary port of Lascie has been added, which takes her round the Cape. No less than 29 cars of freight were waiting for her on her arrival in port last trip. 
December 8, 1917  Letter From Pte Fred SPENCER  Letters received recently from Pte. Fred SPENCER of Back Hr. said he had visited London, and was expecting to be drafted for France shortly, at that time. 
December 8, 1917  Shipping News  Schr. 'Gyrfacon' Capt. Jas. JANES, arrived here Saturday last from Lascie for St. John's. Capt. JANES has sold his schooner and turns her over to the purchaser this trip. The schooner 'Bonanza', which was driven ashore at Holyrood during last Friday morning’s storm, has become a total wreck, the only articles saved being a few belongings of the crew. The schooner 'M. P. Cashin’ Capt. YATES, arrived at St. John's last Saturday with a load of fish and oil from Wm. Ashbourne. The vessel had it very stormy on the run up with high sea, which swept from her decks 18 casks of oil valued at $800. The Schr. 'Arican' recently purchased by Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE, is of 338 tons net, and is said to be the finest vessel of her class ever seen in St. John's. The price paid was $84,000. The 'Arican' is expected here shortly to load fish. Sailors of an American steamer which was loading at Botwood last week say their ship sank a submarine, off the Norwegian Coast, while on the way from Europe to Newfoundland. St. John's papers say that seamen at that port are demanding $90. a month for Atlantic voyages, while we hear that seamen here, have been shipped at $30. Considering the abnormal freight rates secured by the owners the latter figure is little less than robbery. A large American motor ship of 4075 tons, bound to Botwood for paper put into port on Monday evening, and remained here all Tuesday owing to stormy weather. She was dead light and was unmanageable in any wind, drawing only 3 feet of water forward. She was engined with twin sets of Swedish oil engines and was originally a lake boat. 
December 8, 1917  Mrs BURT's Fall  Mrs. Jonathan BURT sustained a severe fall on Wednesday evening, while coming from her hen's house, and although no bones were broken, she was so much hurt that she was unable to get up, and lay for ten minutes on the ground, until she called a passer-by, who informed Mr. BURT. She was badly bruised. 
December 8, 1917  Billy SUNDAY's Prayer  Billy SUNDAY recently offered in his own peculiar style, what was really a fine prayer. Here is part of it: "Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we pray thee that the war may continue until Prussian militarism is swept off the face of the earth, until the snake of autocracy is crushed forever, until democracy is unshackled, until justice has a fair show, until the virtue of woman is sure of protection, until little children no longer go hungry, until the Kaiser and his cohorts have unpacked their trunks on St. Helena's barren rock. And in the meantime give each one of us the fighting spirit that led the Crusaders to victory. If we do not fight with our hands in the trenches, help us to fight with sacrificing hearts at home." 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  On Monday afternoon, a slight fire in the cabin of the S.S. Ranger was quickly extinguished before much damage was done. Had the blaze not been discovered when it was, the outbreak would have been serious. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  Reuters Ottawa Agency has offered to the newspapers free of cost, the latest news from the correspondents at the various fronts. This will no doubt be a valuable addition to the messages we have been paying dearly for, and which were generally two and three days, and sometimes a week old. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  The S. S. Beverley, from Montreal with flour, grounded on the bar in St. Mary's Harbour on Saturday morning, and after jettisoning a portion of the cargo, she floated off, and is due here today, Saturday. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  Many of the friends of the Rev. Mr. WHITEMARSH will be sorry to hear that on account of a serious illness, he has temporarily retired from active work, and gone to Clifton Springs N.Y. where he will undergo special treatment during the next year. The Budget joins in the wish that he may be restored to his former health. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  Since the return of Sir. W. D. REID, quite a change for the better is perceptible in the moving of trains, both freight and passenger. For some time, a good deal of grumbling, fault finding, were expressed as to the unsatisfactory working of the passenger trains, especially the Shore line from Carbonear, and it is hoped that the President will so arrange, that passengers will arrive in the city on schedule time. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  Rev. Canon BOLT, in company with Rev. ROBINS, and Messrs MEADEN, CUNNINGHAM, and GOSSE, left by Tuesday's Express enroute to Halifax, where on Sunday next, the Rev. ROBINS will be advanced to the Priesthood, and the other named candidates admitted to the Deaconate, by the Archbishop of Nova Scotia, in All Saints Cathedral. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  The report of Commissioner SQUARRY has been made public, re the GRENFELL enquiry, and it exonerates the Mission from the charge made against the Mission. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  The latest beverage, mixed with a little hop beer, is Essence of Lemon, and a man with a regular booze, by taking an overdose which completely upset him so much, that he had to be taken to the lockup for safekeeping, for which he had to pay $100. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  From the Hr. Grace Standard we learn that a hog farm is the next project on the tapis and a meeting of the citizens of the second city was held to consider the matter. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  The old quarters of the Bank of Nova Scotia at the corner of McBRIDE's Hill and Water St., have been rented from Mrs. FORAU by the HUDSON Bay Coy. and the interior of the building is now in charge of the Mechanics, and will be thoroughly renovated. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 11)  It is understood that some of the local fishermen will fish all the winter, weather permitting. During last weeks experience, they have discovered that cod is very plentiful off Capt Spear. 
December 8, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 12)  A large Motor Engine plant, for manufacture and repair of engines, is about to be established here. Fred J. Rail & Co. will furnish all particulars to intending shareholders. 
December 8, 1917  Mr. COLBOURNE's Horse  Mr. A. COLBOURNE has purchased a horse, which he needs in his business. The animal came from Morton's Hr. by 'Clyde' Tuesday, and experienced a very rough passage. 
December 8, 1917  Fires at Random Island  Regarding the appeal for the Petley and Britannia Cove fire sufferers of Sept.13th; a correspondent writes: "We are meeting with a fair response, and we hope to be able to start the people at building up their homes once more, as soon as spring opens." 
December 8, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 1)  North Side: [lghr note: "Since the photocopy is not the best quality, many of the names are illegible, here is my best shot at interpretation"]: J. W. HODGE, A. H. HODGE, W. B. TEMPLE, Miss B. PRESTON, George LACEY, Mrs. M. W. COOK, Nurse WARD, Miss A. NEWMAN, Roy HODDER, Miss M. ROBERTS, Miss D. ROBERTS, Miss ELLIOT, Mrs. Ford J. PIPPY, T. WELLS, Miss S. E. FOLEY, J. PIPPY, T. WELLS, Miss S.E.FOLEY, Alfd. NEWMAN, B. FIFIELD, Mrs. Mary WHITE, Jonathan BURT, A. HODDER, S. ROBERTS, Miss P. HARBIN, Mrs. H. HARBIN, Herb. NEWMAN, John FIFIELD, Fred LUNNEN, Mrs. A. YOUNG, Wm. YOUNG, Bennet YOUNG, Harry GILL, Walter GARD, Alfred FIFIELD, Miss N. WHITE, Mrs. A. PRESTON, Harry POND, Frank LOVERIDGE, Wm. HOUSE, Henry STUCKLESS, (Crew of Schr. "Mariner", Capt. E. ROBERTS, Frank ROBERTS, Harry ROBERTS, Walter DAWE, O. HAMLYN, Wm. POWELL), John LOCK, Ed STUCKLESS, Rev. E. HUNT, Miss B. STUCKLESS, Norman STUCKLESS, Sidney LOVERIDGE, Ed BRETT, Fred NEWMAN, 
December 8, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund (Part 2)  George NEWMAN, Miss D. NEWMAN, Wm. PIPPY, Mrs. POND, Miss D. YOUNG, Wm. YOUNG. Winnie COLBOURNE, Donald SCOTT, Thomas CURTIS, Mrs. R. TEMPLE, Wm. BARRETT, Saml. PAYNE sr., Frank LUNNEN, Fred HOUSE jr., Elias FIFIELD, Arthur LOVERIDGE, Mrs. J. M. COOK, F. G. STUCKLESS, Miss R. ELLIOTT, Master J. GARD, Mrs. James HODDER, Miss Kate JENKINS, Mrs. Wm. YOUNG sr., Wolsey PRESTON. Beaverton per H. S. HENNEBURY, $10. (Collected by North Side ward from Visitors - Engineer POLLOCK $20. Engineer BUCKINGHAM $5. Eng. P. BOWDEN $5. M. G. DAWLTON, J. TIZZARD, T. POWER, Rd. REDMAN, S. C. NOEL, Herbert MOIST, Peter KANAGANK, A.S. FARANELL, H. J. REID, C. BOWERS, Capt. VALLIS, Wm. SHEA, Mark BURTON H. I. [ might mean Horse Islands??], Arthur BURTON H.I., Schr. 'W.C.McKay" Capt. O NEIL, mate STEWART, boson I NAMAS, steward EAVENS, Michael DOOLEY, T. HUMPHRIES, George ANSTEY, Peter PHILFT, M. DAWSON, J. DUGGAN, Capt. J. KEAN, engin. LeDrew [??], S. CODNER, R.G. WINSOR, MHA, Henry HANDCOCK, Correction: The total of the Arm Red Cross Fund Collection for the Arms should be $75.10 not $65.10 as give by us last week. Additional amounts received: Back Hr. Capt. Jas. JANES $5.00, Fred JANES...$1.00. 
December 15, 1917  Twillingate Collection  Editor Sun: - Herewith I send you the Recapitulation of the result of Twillingate's "Our Day" collection, also a letter from His Excellency the Administrator, Sir Wm. HORWOOD Chief Justice, to whom the money was sent as chairman. On behalf of the Patriotic Committee, I wish to thank all who assisted so well in the effort. The Ward Collectors, the Donors small and greater, but especially some well and favourably known engineers etc., from whom to collect was a real pleasure. Yours for Victory and Peace, Wm. J. SCOTT. J. P. Chairman. Wards: Wild Cove to Long Pt., collectors Jonas ELLIOTT and Geo. ROBERTS $61.60. Back Hr. & Da Cove, collectors, HARNETT & Hy. SPENCER $84.45. N.S. Tkl to Wharf, collectors, TEMPLE & SCOTT $333.60. S. Side to Yates Hill, Adj. EBSARY & PHILLIPS 239.50. Manuels to Gillards Cove James ANSTEY, B.H. $16.43. Tkl. Bridge to Gillards Cove, COLBOURNE & TULK ....$107.95. Little Hr Joseph WARR, $21.05. Purs. Hr. to Wild Cove, Oliver WARR $15.40. Jenkins Cove to Fch. Beach, Thomas DALLEY $24.67. Durrels Arm, SMITH & MINTY, $38.80. Farms. Arm, SNOW's to WEIR's, POND & GILLETT, $73.10. H. Cove to Sandy Cove, WHEELOR & HAWKINS $48.30. Total $1066.85. 
December 15, 1917  Telegram from Jack LUTHER  A telegram was received from Jack LUTHER, R.N.R by his brother, Mr. Martin LUTHER, saying that he was safe and had escaped injury. 
December 15, 1917  Appeal for Help for Halifax  Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give: We should think no one but a wilful or ignorant person would need to be reminded of the blessing which Newfoundland is enjoying, and of course to such persons we do not appeal. We have all been shocked by the dreadful Halifax disaster, with its loss of life and the privations, which these poor people whose homes have been blown to bits, are reduced. We are told that the part of the city destroyed, was inhabited by the poorer class. That means that most of these people have no means to provide shelter, nor likely food and proper clothing. Let us imagine our own cases if, without the slightest warning, our homes were blown down and then burnt. We have all been touched by Belgium's hard fate. That was far away; a people we did not know, who spoke another language. Here is something close home, our own fellow citizens of the Empire, some of them likely our own Countrymen. Yes we know there have been a lot of calls, but what are the calls of collections, to the calls of destruction by explosion and fire? Newfoundlanders area a generous people, let us show Halifax that Twillingate feels for her fate, sympathises, and best of all, will give, give, give. Come friends, remember your blessings and think of those people without homes, food, clothing, or protection, from this cold weather. 
December 15, 1917  Halifax Explosion  Newspapers say a large number of Nfld. vessels were in Halifax at the time of the disaster. The Sealer 'Viking' was there but was undamaged, except a quantity of glass was broken on board, but no one was hurt. Mr. ASHBOURNE received a wire that Elmo, who is on a Govt. motor patrol launch there was unhurt. All the windows were blown out of the Halifax school for the blind. It is reported that 50 men were killed or injured on board the 'Niobe' which was very close to the scene of the explosion, but owing to the interruption of telegraph lines, no news had been received by telegraph since last Friday. 
December 15, 1917  Shipping News  The Schr. 'Ada D. Bishop' which partly loaded for foreign markets at Mr. ASHBOURNE's upper trade, was towed down into the main harbor yesterday, where she will complete cargo. This vessel is one of the two new ships purchased recently by Mr. ASHBOURNE for foreign trade. The schr. "M. P. Cashin" which was being towed down by the whaler 'Hawke', in company with the new three master 'Arican', owned by Wm. ASHBOURNE, put into Shambler's Cove on Wednesday. She reported that the towlines parted in Trinity Bay. The 'Hawke' reached Catalina, but owing to telegraph lines being down, so far nothing has been heard of the 'Arican'. The Schr. 'Pauline Martin' built at Norris Arm, and launched about three weeks ago, has been towed to St. John's by the whaler "Hawk", and will be sparred and rigged there. She registers about 342 tons. Schr. 'Mariner', Capt. Ned ROBERTS, from Springdale with cargo of herring, put into port on Saturday night. The schr. 'Ahava', formerly owned by Capt. D. WHEELER, then by STRONG & MURSELL and now owned by BATSTONE, went ashore near Seldom on Friday night and became a total wreck. On Sunday the schr. 'Tidal Wave' dragged her anchors in the Arm, and fouled the schr. ‘Pearl’ owned by Capt. D. WHEELOR, carrying away the latter's bowsprit. The schr. 'Sidney Smith’ left the Arm on Monday for a foreign port with cargo of codfish, from the firm of Wm. Ashbourne. In the gale of Monday night the schr. 'Grace' dragged her anchors nearly down on CARTER's Head. She brought up just clear of the rocks. Mr. U. FREAKE's small motorboat was smashed to pieces in the breeze of Monday night at Lewisporte. 
December 15, 1917  Personals  Miss Mabel HODGE leaves by 'Clyde' today for Sackville University. Mr. A. H. HODGE has been sick recently suffering from severe pains in the back, and has been confined to his home for some days. 
December 15, 1917  Twillingater In USA Draft  The oldest son of Mr. H. HOOPER HAWKINS who has been living for many years in the States, was called up with the first draft of U.S.A. soldiers, and has now probably gone overseas. 
December 15, 1917  Advertisement  Wanted: For St. John's, a good general girl in a small family where another girl is kept, must understand plain cooking. For advice, apply to Twillingate Sun office. 
December 15, 1917  Enlistment  The two young men DOVE whom we mentioned last week as enlisted are sons of Mr. John DOVE of Chance Hr., formerly of Twillingate. 
December 15, 1917  Wilfred HAWKINS Has Seen a Few Things  Seaman Gunner Wilfred HAWKINS who writes to his parents from New York recently, where he arrived as gunner on a merchant ship, has seen something of the world. We last reported him at South Africa. From there he took a ship to England arriving about the end of May. He was on board a Russian vessel, and when she loaded and went to Archangle, they were delayed some time, and the second mate - all the crew but three were Russians - invited him to spend a fortnight with him at his home on the Gulf of Riga. Wilfred went with him, although the distance from Archangel was nearly 2000 miles. They spent a day or two at Petrograd, and then went on to the mate's home. Later he sailed to West Africa, and from there he arrived at New York. He saw the King and Queen at Hull, and also saw Lady Jellicoe at some place in England. So far, although 12 months at sea, he has not seen even the sign of a submarine, although he keeps his gun ready for a shot at one of these 'divers'. He has had few letters from home, as they have been chasing him around the world, but has got several bundles of the Sun, which his people have sent him, and of course was delighted to read the Twillingate news. He will have a wonderful story to tell when he comes home. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 1)  One of the girls working at the Empire Steam Laundry on King's Road, met with a painful accident on Saturday evening, by her hand getting caught in the Mangler, and being badly crushed. After being attended by a Doctor, she was ordered to the Hospital for treatment. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 2)  Capt. FARQUHAR, rumor says, has sold the 'S.S.Seal', so well known on the West Coast, to the firm of BAINE JOHNSTON & Co. and Capt. RANDALL will be in command. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 3)  The members of the Choir who so ably rendered Elijah, under the Conductorship of Mr. KING, met recently, and formed the St. John's Choral Society, the first meeting to take place on the second Monday in January. We wish them every success in their undertaking. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 4)  Another of Mr. HERDER's sons, Lieut. Arthur, has been added to the Honor Roll, having died from the wounds received during the recent fierce fighting in France. The Budget, with all the numerous friends, extend sympathy. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 5)  The General Hospital is now filled to overflowing, while about 80 patients are awaiting admission. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 6)  As soon as Mr. PICOTT heard that the ice at Springdale was interfering with the fishermen, he at once ordered the 'Kite' from PILLEY's Island to break up the ice. Such a thoughtful act is not often forgotten. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 7)  A few days ago word was received from London that the Privy Council had allowed the appeal of the Imperial Tobacco Co. with costs, against Grocer DUFFY, and had granted an injunction restraining further infringement of the Company's trademark. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 8)  It appears to be a settled fact that a new local Company has been formed for the purpose of building a new theatre. The site selected, is where the Mammoth Furniture Store of CALLAHAN and GLASS once stood. The promoters deserve every encouragement. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 9)  The Danish schr. 'Laurity' on her way to Hr. Grace from this port, met with rough weather. A high sea was running at the time, which made the vessel roll so heavily that her foremast and main topmast went overboard. She was towed back to Port on Tuesday evening for repairs, which will be attended to as quick as possible. 
December 15, 1917  Weekly Budget from St. John's (Part 10)  Up to the time of writing, (Saturday evg) very little additional information with regard to the Halifax disaster has been received. 20,000 people are left in destitute circumstances, and $30,000,000. will be required to relieve the distress. St. John's cabled today $10,000. 
December 15, 1917  Marriage  The wedding of Mr. James LEWIS and Mrs. WHITE of Comfort Cove, daughter in-law of Mr. Chas WHITE of that place, was solemnized by Rev. E. HUNT in St. Andrew's Church on Saturday last. Mrs. Peter REID, and Miss Dora CURTIS were bridesmaids, the bride being given away by Mr. Peter REID, while the groom was supported by Mr. Ashley BORDEN. The Sun extends best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS. 
December 15, 1917  Tom ASHBOURNE's Close Call (Part 1)  Lieut. Tom ASHBOURNE Had Close Call: Mr. A. G. ASHBOURNE recently received a most interesting letter from Lieut. Tom ASHBOURNE, who was gassed and in addition to that, had his dugout blown in, while his Orderly died of wounds received in the explosion. Lieut. Tom was Observation Officer for a battery of 6 inch howitzers, whose work was the destruction of enemy wire entanglements. As Observation Officer, his duty took him into the front line trenches, where he had to note effect of his battery's fire, and instruct by telephone. He had a dugout, close to the front line and very shortly after getting in, both he and his Orderly were gassed, and were sent out for three days rest. He says the gas the Germans are now using, is horrible stuff, and the least breath of it makes one feel stomach sick. 
December 15, 1917  Tom ASHBOURNE's Close Call (Part 2)  After he returned to the line again, he was in his dugout one night and awoke with a sense of everything going to pieces. When he looked up he could see the stars through the roof of the dugout, and knew that it had been blown out. He got to his feet in the darkness and called to his Orderly to get out of the place, but the only reply he could get was, "What for?" When he secured help and his electric torch, he found the dugout in ruins and the Orderly lying with a dreadful gash on his forehead. He was removed to the Hospital and died the next day. Tom also had the misfortune in getting around in the darkness, to cut his foot with a piece of barbed wire, and that began to swell and fester. Added to this, the effect of the first gassing began to show on his heart, and he was ordered to Hospital, his foot being so bad that he became a stretcher case. In the explosion of the shell which blew up the dugout, he escaped death by a matter of two inches only. All will congratulate the young Officer on his lucky escape, and trust that he will soon be all right again. 
December 15, 1917  Advertisement  For Sale: Boat for sale, Length 25 ft. Two years old. Suitable for motorboat. Apply Josiah ROBERTS, Wild Cove. 
December 15, 1917  Susu Had Narrow Escape  S.S. Susu, Capt. HORWOOD, which was here Thursday and Friday taking fish from J. W. HODGE, had a narrow escape from destruction at Halifax. She left that port only an hour or two before the explosion occurred, and had she been there, would have been in the most dangerous position, and would likely have been destroyed with her crew. 
December 15, 1917  Statement was False  Mr. A. G. ASHBOURNE tells us that the statement that Seamen were getting $30 a month, does not suit their firm, as they are paying foreign going Seamen $65. a month, Cooks $90. and Mates $120. 
December 15, 1917  Advertisement  Notice: I wish to notify those men who so kindly assisted in re-floating the schooner 'Ethel B. Clarke" at Wild Cove, 20th, 21st May 1916, that through the representation of the matter by my agents Messrs. A. S. KENDELL & Co. St. John's, to LLOYD's Insurance Co. London, that they have allowed a liberal award, and are appreciative of the assistance given. I am prepared to pay this reward of ten dollars per man, upon application, and would like to settle at once, if those interested will please apply. J. W. HODGE, Path End. 
December 15, 1917  Imperial Red Cross Fund  Imperial Red Cross Fund: WILD COVE to LONG POINT, R. S. ROBERTS, John MILLS, William FREEMAN, John DOVE, Geo. RIDEOUT, Geo. DOVE, William SHARPE, John DOVE, Arthur ELLIOTT, Mark ANDREWS, Stanley HAMLYN, Daniel HAMLYN, Job HAMLYN, Samuel HAMLYN, Geo. ELLIOTT, Levi ELLIOTT, Frederick ELLIOTT, John SHARPE, Edward SHARPE, Erb. SHARPE, Dolph SHARPE, Samuel SHARPE, William SHARPE, Richard SHARPE, Philip SHARPE, Mrs. Arthur SHARPE, William HAMLIN, Henry HAMLIN, Martin HAMYLIN, Reuben ELLIOTT, Mrs. Rob SHARPE, Arel SHARPE, Alf. MUDFORD, Isaac MUDFORD, Mary Ann MUDFORD, Frank MUDFORD, Geo. CHITMAN, Thomas MUDFORD, Josiah ROBERTS, James ROBERTS, Joseph ROBERTS, John ELLIOTT, Benjamin ROBERTS, Mrs. Geo. ROBERTS, George PAYNE, Lewis ANSTEY, A. PRESTON, James PRESTON, James MAY, Benj. SMITH, Wm. MAY, Samuel ANSTEY, Robert BRITT, Artie H. BURT, Louis ROBERTS, [lghr remembers visiting the home of Louis/Lewis Roberts c.1950. There was a small stream flowing through the property. The stream was dammed and a small pond was created. The pond had a miniature wharf, stage and flakes, with small boats at anchor nearby. This scene was captivating to the eyes and mind of a 6 year old boy.] John GUY, Obediah ROBERTS, Walter ROBERTS, Mrs. Wm. GUY, Edward ROBERTS, Robert SHARPE, Bennet HAMLIN, Joseph SHARPE, William ANDREWS, Jonas ELLIOTT, Albert SHARPE, Gorden ROBERTS, John SHEPPARD, Fred ROBERTS, Rev. C. CURTIS, Geo. ROBERTS, Isreal DOVE, Thomas ROBERTS, Mrs. Samuel ELLIOTT, Mrs. Mary ELLIOTT. Total $61.60. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 1)  Health Officer BREHAM left on Tuesday last for England to take up his duties with the R.A.M.C. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 2)  At a largely attended meeting of St. Mary's Parish on Monday night, it was unanimously decided to ask the Rev. H. UPHILL to reconsider his decision, and the Parish will grant him 1 year’s leave of absence. It is thought the Rev. gentleman will withdraw his resignation. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 3)  "Immediate relief has been forwarded the Halifax sufferers, and on all sides every one is willing to help. A large and influential gathering assembled at the Board of Trade rooms, a few days ago, when collectors were appointed to make a house-to-house collection. It is expected that St. John's and Outports will liberally respond." 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 4)  The well-known Schr. "Maggie Sullivan" belonging to HODGE of Fogo, has become a total wreck at Golden Bay, Placentia Bay. The Schr. was on her way across, and it is presumed she was overtaken by the furious storms raging, and driven ashore. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 5)  The people of St. John's are now placed under coal rations. No one can now purchase a larger quantity than half a ton coal fort-nightly, and the penalty following an infringement of the rule is either fine or imprisonment. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 6)  Several cases of smallpox have recently been discovered in the city; the outbreak being traceable to King’s Cove where a resident brought the disease from Sydney and in turn his sister conveyed it to town. The Health Authorities are dealing rigorously to prevent the malady from spreading. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 7)  As the Halifax colleges, where most of our young ladies are being educated, have been temporarily closed or converted into Hospitals, it is expected they will return home till after the New Year. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 8)  "One of the drivers of the Nfld. Express Co. had a disagreement with the Manager over an increase of wages, and as consequence was discharged. On Wednesday morning the other drivers went out on a sympathy strike, which caused much inconvenience to the business houses as they generally have a large number of packages to go by Express." 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 9)  A Chinaman, Cook on one of the steamers in port, was arrested on a charge of stealing $36. and a suit of clothes, on Wednesday night from another seaman. On assigned before the Magistrate his innocence was released from custody. 
December 22, 1917  Weekly Budget From St. John's (Part 10)  "On Thursday afternoon, an Easterly gale accompanied by a snow storm of unusual severity, visited the city and continued till midnight. The streetcar service was much hampered, but the sweepers kept the line partially clear. The streets were deserted and very few people turned out. Last night and to-day Saturday, it became mild, and the streets are almost impassable." 
December 22, 1917  Notes on the Halifax Disaster  "Out of 236 men working on the dry dock, 120 were killed while the dock itself will be out of commission for months. The number of dead is now estimated at 4000. Many children were killed. In two schools which were torn to pieces by the explosion, only 7 children are living out of 550 attending at the time. At the Protestant Orphanage, every inmate including the matron, was killed. More than 4000 homes are demolished. One thousand bodies have been recovered. Both steamers were proceeding at very slow speed at the time of the collision. After the explosion, the Belgian Relief ship was driven ashore. Her pilot Wm. HAYES, was killed by the flying debris. The whole side of the exploded munition ship, was driven nearly half a mile away. Four churches, two schools, cotton factory, foundry, dock, and sugar refinery, are smoking ruins. Fully three hundred people have lost both eyes, and many more sustained facial injury, caused by rushing to the windows on the first sign of the explosion. Hon. J. R. BENNETT was in Halifax last week, looking after the interests of Newfoundlanders. Out of 1200 soldiers in Barracks, only fifty were able to answer the roll call. A court of inquiry under Judge DRYSDALE, will be held to investigate the disaster. Three snowstorms in rapid succession occurred during the week following the disaster, very much hampering rescue work. St. John's has sent $30,000. towards the Rescue Fund. The glass was shattered in many buildings in Truro, sixty miles distant, by the explosion. Many people were killed in Bedford, three miles distant, by falling bolts and pieces of metal."
December 22, 1917  Niobe Crew all OK  "A letter was received from Charles PAYNE R. N. R. son of Mr.George PAYNE who was believed to be on board the 'Niobe'. He was safe. None of the Newfoundland Naval Reservists on board the 'Niobe' were hurt in the Halifax disaster, so Commander Mr. DERMOTT reports."
December 22, 1917  Sgt. Edward MOORS  [Photo in military uniform]. Sergt. Edward MOORS, Nfld. Forestry Battalion, of Back Hr. "Ned" was Camp Foreman with the A.N.D. Badger, and is a capable and efficient Lumberman. He was among the first to go forward to Scotland, where he and his chums are turning Scotch forests into lumber.
December 22, 1917  Walter WALL  Walter WALL, a native of Morton's Hr. who has been here two or three times this fall, was arrested on charge of vagrancy and shipped back home by motorboat on Wednesday. This young man is half witted, and was without shelter or lodgings, so the authorities decided that he had better be sent home.
December 22, 1917  Local Interests  A number of bedlamer seals were taken by residents of Back Hr. on Wednesday. A number of returned Soldiers and Sailors on furlough, were on board the 'Clyde' Thursday, returning to their homes. There will be a concert and Christmas tree held in the S. A. Barracks on Christmas night. Admission 10 cents. Miss Mabel HODGE returned from Lewisporte by 'Clyde' Thursday, having abandoned her trip. A number of men who have been herring fishing at Springdale arrived on Monday. Mr. Fred RIDEOUT, who has been visiting here, returned to St. John's by 'Prospero'. A good many of the young folks have been enjoying themselves on the skates this week. Miss FOLEY returned from Tilting by 'Clyde' Monday.
December 22, 1917  Morton's Hr. Notes  The death of Mrs. Ephriam SMALL, an elderly lady of 80 years, who has been bedridden for the past two years, occurred on Monday. She was buried by Rev. Mr. HARRIS on Wednesday. Pansy NOEL of Bridgeport, aged 7 also died this week of consumption, and was buried by Mr. MOSS, the C.of E. Schoolteacher, in the old Churchyard. Miss Marion FRENCH, who has been teaching at Pilley's Isld., is home on a vacation. She and her sister, Miss Emily, visited Twillingate Thursday in company with Mr. J. W. SMALL.
December 22, 1917  Notes by The Observer (Part 1)  The tie up on the telegraph lines during last week was a positive disgrace and it is entirely inexcusable. For ten days we were without telegraph communication, and to add to our difficulties, all the mail steamers were North. It is not sufficient to say that somehow we managed without it. The country is paying for the telegraph service and this place is paying a large share. We should not have been so long isolated, and it reflects small credit on those responsible for the efficiency of the telegram service. There were storms and rain which adds to line trouble, but when we recollect that the Postal telegraph people maintain a line repairer for about every twenty miles of wire, there is absolutely no excuse for him taking ten days to fix it - that works out at only two miles a day. Something is very rotten in the state of Denmark, and the heads of this branch of the Government service, sadly need waking up.
December 22, 1917  Notes by The Observer (Part 2)  What the delay has cost in actual money, the business may be able to guess, but in anxiety, uneasiness and worry, the cost has been very large to the general public. That it will happen is very likely. "Experience teaches fools", is a motto, which the Postal Telegraph people have no liking for. Why should they? The public growl and grumble as it did at the blocking of the costal wharf on Monday - and then it will be all forgotten. Why, you can carry through anything in this country if you have sufficient bluff and gall. Even a few Bolsheviks would be better than our present indifference. Now let us turn to another grievance. On Monday, just before the arrival of the 'Prospero', Mr. ASHBOURNE's new vessel started to haul into the Public wharf, and when the steamer arrived off the wharf, the vessel completely blocked the head and inner side of the wharf, while the outer side is encumbered with the freight shed.
December 22, 1917  Notes by The Observer (Part 3)  No attempt was made by those in charge of the mooring of the vessel, to clear her from the wharf, and the steamer was compelled to anchor in mid stream - at least Capt. KEAN refused to come to the lower side of the wharf, which he might perhaps have done. There were two boatloads of passengers, while a good deal of freight was waiting, among it being 15 barrels of potatoes, which were probably frozen on Monday night, six of them being destined for the C. of E. Orphanage. Inquiry showed that there was no person responsible for the charge of the wharf. Mr. HODDER is paid a salary as light-keeper; he has no authority to control the Public Wharf. The Road Board is said to be responsible for the care of the wharf, but if they have any authority they did not exert it. The Magistrate appealed to declare he had no authority. Thus the public is left at the mercy of individuals because no one is responsible - the usual state of affairs in this country of everybody's business being nobody's business. However we should have been taught a lesson. Someone must be made responsible for the care of the wharf, and given authority to enforce rules so that this sort of thing shall not happen again. Who is in charge matters little, but in my mind Mr. HODDER should be given complete charge of the wharf. To him we could then look to secure proper berthing room for the mail boats.
December 22, 1917  Shipping News  The crews of Mr. COLBOURNE's two schooners arrived from Fogo by 'Clyde' Monday. Capt. Saul WHITE arrived on Monday's 'Clyde' from Change Islds. He brought down a new three master from Carbonear, which will load fish for ELLIOTT & Co., being out in Monday week's gale. The Schr. "Ahava" which went ashore a week or two ago while at anchor, and parted her chains. She smashed to pieces in a few minutes, and broke up a stage there, barely escaping knocking down a shop with her bowsprit. The 'Clyde' went back from Change Islds. to Seldom to connect with the 'Dundee' Saturday, and did not reach here until Monday. Schr. "M. J. HICKMAN”, Capt. Robert Young, arrived Saturday with salt for J. W.HODGE. Mr. ASHBOURNE's new purchase the three masted schr. "Aricean' arrived on Monday afternoon and was generally admired.
December 22, 1917  Notes From Springdale  Writing from Springdale on Dec. 12th, a correspondent says that Mr. CLARKE was that day, putting the rudder of the "Ruth HICKMAN”, the new schooner built by him, in position, and she would be ready to sail about the 17th or 18th inst. Stormy weather has made herring fishery anything but pleasant. A lot of gear has been lost and nearly everybody has lost two or three fleets of nets. As there were about 500 fishermen there, the total is large. Some had left at that date but others were holding on. They are getting [????] from the net.
December 22, 1917  Cape Copper Co., Baie Verte  Mrs. E. MANUEL and children and Mr. Aubrey BLACKMORE arrived from Tilt Cove by 'Prospero' Monday. Mr. BLACKMORE, who is Manager for the Cape Copper Co. at Baie Verte, spends a few days in his native town. All work has now ceased at Baie Verte but there are several thousand tons of ore there, which will be shipped next summer.
December 22, 1917  Three Schooners Stranded  In the breeze of Friday fortnight three schooners went ashore in Hall's Bay. The Schr. "Gondola" owned by EARLE Sons & Co., is high and dry at low water on the mud, but undamaged. The schr. "Brant” owned by Josiah MANUEL Exploits, is we hear a total wreck, the other being -.
December 22, 1917  Cellar Theft  "Mr. W. WATERMAN of the Arm got an unpleasant surprise on Tuesday morning when he found that some sneak thief had visited his cellar during the night, and walked off with some choice cabbage and turnips, leaving the cellar door wide open."
December 22, 1917  Halifax Disaster Fund  A meeting was held in the Courthouse on Monday night at which a number of citizens were present, and the matter of a collection for the Halifax Disaster Fund was discussed. It was decided that a collection be taken up by Wards as for the "Our Day" fund, and collectors would begin at as early a date as possible. Will not everybody try to give a little? for as the Scotch say, "Money a mickle mak's a muckle."
    [There is nothing on my microfilm for Dec. 29, 1917. GW.]

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