Notre Dame Bay Region
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser
Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.
Editor and proprietor:
Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.
The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.
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|January 9, 1909||Late Spring|| This is the first late Spring since 1897. A general blockade of ice prevailed then as now. The Green Bay mail boat "Lady Glover," was jammed in Morton's Harbor until the 9th of June that year. The fishery was a poor one, and the following winter $250,000 worth of able-bodied poor relief was given out. Let us hope for better things than a repetition of that bit of distressing history.
|| January 9, 1909 || Representative Government || Representative Government was first granted to this Colony on the 22nd of May, 1832, 77 years ago. Sir Thomas COCHRANE was Governor. There were ? districts, with 15 seats, a few years later the number was increased, then the term of Parliament was fixed at 4 years, and this has been adhered to ever since. Responsible Government is now old and feeble, indeed it might not be considered amiss to add, and failing. Three score and seventeen years, and if Responsible Government reaches four score years, then its days will be but labour and sorrow.
|| January 9, 1909 || Premier's Trip to England || We are told by the public news that the Premier, Sir E.P. MORRIS is going on a pleasure trip to England in July, to attend a Conference of Colonial Premiers to consider Imperial defence. Britain has decided to build "four additional Dreadnoughts" to which Newfoundland will no doubt, be asked to contribute. In 1902 a similar Conference was called of Premiers from all parts of the Empire, and a proposition was placed before them that all the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire should contribute to the Army and Navy. Both the Prime Minister of Canada and the then Premier of Nfld., Sir R. BOND, declined to accept the proposal. But the Premier of Canada thought that Canada would build her own navy. Newfoundland may now be asked to assist Canada by contribution thereto. If a nation be powerful in the degree that it commands the sympathy of its neighbours, then Britain takes the first place. Sympathy from the standpoint of naval taxes. Dreadnoughts: The Englishman's nightmare.
|| January 9, 1909 || Icebergs. || These are peculiar times; even icebergs seem to be out of their usual course. On Saturday last two large bergs before the harbor's mouth, were forcing North a very rapid pace. Generally they are not controlled by the wind in spring, but force South carried by the tide.
|| January 9, 1909 || Shipping News || Most of our Treaty Shore fleet sailed North on Monday, 24 inst., and are at Nipper's Hr., ice bound. The "M.J. Hickman," Mr. R. YOUNG, arrived from Campbellton Thursday last with a load of lumber for St. John's.
|| January 9, 1909 || Sir Robert Bond's Charges || Disposition of Right Hon. Sir Robert BOND Re: Western Bay Outrage. Newfoundland. Northern District, Bay de Verde, To Wit: This Deponent - Sir Robert BOND - on his oath saith as follows: At about two o'clock yesterday afternoon I arrived at Western Bay in the S.S. "Mary", and shortly after, proceeded in the ship's boat to the public wharf. The object of my visit to Western Bay being to dispatch telegrams, after which I proposed to leave for Old Perlican to meet Messrs. STEER and DUFF, who are candidates for election in this District. When I arrived at Western Bay, large numbers of people could be seen running in the direction of the public wharf, and as the ship's boat approached, the people gathered there. I recognized J.C. CROSBIE of St. John's, one of the candidates for election in this district, as one in the forefront of the assemblage. As the boat approached nearer and nearer the wharf, shouting and threatening language proceeded from the crowd on the wharf. When the boat touched the wharf a man whom I have identified as A.W. BISHOP, of Western Bay, used threatening language to me, declaring that he would throw me over the wharf if I attempted to land on it. I made no reply to this man but called to Mr. CROSBIE and said, "I shall hold you responsible for anything that occurs here." I then stepped from the boat to the side of the wharf and proceeded to climb up. The height of the wharf from the sea level would I believe, be about ten or twelve feet. BISHOP and the men surrounding him, now became most violent in language and gesture, and he cried out. "Don't come a step higher or I'll kick you overboard," and suiting the action to the word he stepped down a rail or two from the top of the wharf and gave me a violent kick in the chest, knocking me breathless and insensible, and I fell backwards into the sea. There was a considerable undertow, and not being able to swim, I was in danger of drowning but for the timely aid of the crew of the steamer's boat. When I had recovered sensibility I saw J.C. CROSBIE still standing on the wharf with BISHOP and others, and I said to him: "For this dastardly act I shall hold you responsible, and shall have a warrant issued for your arrest at once. He replied, "You can have all the warrants you like issued; it was your own fault and you deserved it." I was compelled to return to the steamer "Mary" without landing at Western Bay, and I charge A.W. BISHOP, J.C. CROSBIE, of St. John's, and the others who were present on the wharf at Western Bay, and who resisted my landing there, with aggravated assault. (Sgd.) R. BOND. Sworn to, before me at Bay de Verde, this 1st day of May, 1909. (Sgd.) George TUFF, Stipendiary Magistrate.
|| January 9, 1909 || Court Charges (Part 1) || Court was held at Western Bay on Monday, Judge PENNEY and Magistrate TUFF on the Bench. Several witnesses were examined and after the close of the examination, the prisoner, A.W. BISHOP, declining to examine witnesses, the Court pronounced judgment which was that A.W. BISHOP "be sentenced to 6 months in His Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's, with hard labor without the option of a fine, and the Magistrate expressed his regret that it was not within his power to sentence him for a number of years, for the brutal offence of which he had been proven guilty. Both justices concurred in the sentence. -- Hr. Grace Standard.
|| January 9, 1909 || Court Charges (Part 2) || The Daily News and Chronicle wept bitterly over "poor ill used BISHOP," Western Bay assaulter, and denounced Sir R. BOND, Magistrates PENNY and TUFF, even attributing partizanship. Such talk for the purpose of advancing the cause of a party is virtually treasonable. If W.W. BISHOP had been sentenced unjustly, there was an open course of appeal. That appeal has been made and the actions of Magistrates PENNEY and TUFF sustained by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Hon. Sir W. HORWOOD having dismissed the application for BISHOP's release. He has to serve his full term of three months and might have had 6, but for the mercy of Sir R. BOND. In passing sentence the Magistrate regretted that "it was not within his power to sentence him to a number of years for the brutal offence of which he had been proven guilty." We publish elsewhere, in this issue, Sir Robert BOND's sworn statement before Magistrate TUFF, in which J.C. CROSBIE is shown to be in accord with the brutal assault. This is CROSBIE's reply: "It was your own fault and you deserved it." Just fancy a Minister of the Crown, whose duty it is to uphold law and order, guard the rights of citizens, and protect them from injury, declaring "you deserved" a brutal assault, for which the Magistrate gave the offender 6 months, and the Supreme Court has now concurred in the verdict. Things are coming to a pretty pass in this country when an adviser of the King upholds brutality. Sir E.P. MORRIS will do himself no good by keeping such a creature in his Cabinet.
|| January 9, 1909 || Empire Day || Empire Day, In honor of which there was a grand show of bunting in all parts of the harbor on Monday the 24th inst., when the Day schools of the town celebrated the event most loyally. The scholars that gathered in the Meth. Superior School, marked the event by a most enthusiastic display of patriotism, singing of national odes, patriotic recitations, short addresses by members of the Educational Board, a snap shot of the school in group by Mr. WHITE, some games and a general holiday. The C. of E. Scholars held a very enjoyable basket social in St. Peter's High School, lasting the whole day. The time was filled in with games, addresses, etc.
|| January 9, 1909 || Advertisement || Gray's Syrup of Red Spruce Gum, Is the best remedy in the world for coughs and colds. Try it. 5 and 50 cents a bottle. Sold by all Druggists, Never fails.
|| January 9, 1909 || Collection for Mr. John Guy (Part 1) || For Mr. John GUY, whose possessions were destroyed by fire in December last. Collected by Mr. Elias DALLEY: John RODGERS - $1.00; Jas PRIMER, Robert STOCKLEY, Harry STOCKLEY, Wm. LEYTE, Sidney BURTON, Eli BURTON, James SMITH, Edward SMITH, Edgar HAWKINS, Isaac YOUNG, William CLARK, Isaac POND, William OKE, George INGS, Wm. INGS, John BULGIN, Roland GILLETT, Joseph WHITE, Philip POND, Wm. POND, Martin GILLETT, Wm. GILLETT, Matthew BULGIN, George SLADE, R.S. WATKINS, Norman SLADE, Ebenezer VERGE, Ed. YOUNG, Albert LINDFIELD, James MORGAN, Frederick BATH, Arthur ROBERTS, Joseph BATH, John GILLETT, David WHELLOR, Arthur YOUNG, Bartholomew BLAKE, Elias DALLEY, Joseph GIDGE - 50 cents each. George LEGG - 45 cents; William BULGIN, Frederick BLAKE, James LEGGE, George POND, Pierce POND, James GILLETT, Josiah HAWKINS, Wm. HAWKINS, Wm. BOURDEN, Alfred LINFIELD, Arthur BURTON, Wm. T. SKINNER - 40 cts each. Jonas CLARK - 30 cts. Stephen PELLEY, George PELLEY, Mark MOORS, Abel BURTON, Hedley HAWKINS - 25 cts each. Mary HELLIER, Fred VERGE, W.G. BULGIN, Kenneth LEGGE, Fred LEGGE, Peter CLARKE, Abram YOUNG, George BLAKE, Maria ROBERTS, Peter PARSONS, Caleb SMITH, Robert LINFIELD, James WEIR, Jacob REID, Joseph BULGIN, Mark WHELLOR, Stephen HAWKINS, Ephraim JACOBS - 20 cents each. Eli YOUNG - $1 Total - $32.40
|| January 9, 1909 || Collection for Mr. John Guy (Part 2) || "Collected by Mr. James OSMOND: William YOUNG, Ira BARNES, Edward ROBERTS - 50 cents each. Arch. ROBERTS, James OSMOND - 25c each. Edgar YOUNG, Israel HILLIER, Ab. WHITE, Arch. WHITE, James WHITE, E. WHITE, James BARNES, Hooper GATES, William BARNES, Donnelly ROBERTS, John RIDOUT, Samuel MOORES, Jacob OSMOND - 20 cents each. Abram GREENHAM - 15 cents. Total -- $4.75. Collected by Mr. Henry SPENCER. James JANES - $1.00; Thomas WELLS, Alfred WELLS, Sidney WELLS, Samuel WELLS, George SIMMS, Reuben SPENCER, John PRICE, George JANES, Levi CLARK, Amos CLARK, A. A. PEARCE, William RIDOUT, William MOORS, John ANSTEY, Robert ANSTEY, Walter ANSTEY, William FREEMAN, Phillip FREEMAN, William FREEMAN jr., Francis FREEMAN, Phillip WELLS, John CLARKE, Thomas PEYTON, Edgar PEYTON, William PEYTON - 50 cents each. George MURRAY - 45 cents; Mark RIDOUT, Eli SPENCER, Mrs. George PURCHASE, A. BLACKLER, James ANSTEY, Lewis CLARKE, Martin LUTHER - 40 cents each. Esau MURRAY jr., Zacariah TIZZARD, Francis CLARKE, James SPENCER - 30 cents each. Arthur PRICE, Samuel SIMMS, Wm. SPENCER - 25 cents each.
Joseph SPENCER, Frederick RIDOUT, Theodore RIDOUT, Esau MURRAY, sr., John RIDOUT (of Thomas), G.A.L. James BLACKLER, Amos ROSSITER, James PURCHASE, John RIDOUT, Winnie ELLIOTT, G. TIZZARD, Wm. TIZZARD, Ed BLACKLER, Elsie FREEMAN, Elias BLACKLER, Robert SIMMS, Mark SPENCER, H. PEYTON, Stanley WARR, William PEARCY, Theodore LUTHER, Mark LUTHER - 20 cts each. Robert MOORS - 10 cts. Total -- $23."
|| January 9, 1909 || Collection for Mr. John Guy (Part 3) || Collected by Mr. Robert BRETT. Jonathan BURT $?, George ROBERTS N.S. $5.; J. MOORS & $5; C.D. MAYNE (1/2 cwt nails) $2.50; Robert YOUNG, Edgar HODDER, M.C.E. ...ston, J.W. HODGE, Frank ROBERTS - $2 each. W.T. BAIRD $1.50; J. PEARCE $1.20. A.H. HODGE, W.J. SCOTT, F.A. SCOTT, H.M.M.F.S.F.F. LINFIELD, Edgar SWEETLAND, Samuel YOUNG, John STUCKLESS, H.A. STUCKLESS, Charles GOSS - $1 each. H.J. PRESTON, William HARBIN - 60 cts each. Robert BRETT, G. ANSTEY. A.G. HODDER, N. GRAY, Mrs. J. COOK (goods), M.W. COOK, E.HUNT, G. COLE, E. ROBERTS, Samuel ANSTEY, F. WHITE, John WHITE, Herbert NEWMAN, Alfred NEWMAN, Mrs. L. ROBERTS, Geo. GARD, S. FACEY, O. MANUEL, E. MANUEL, Andrew YOUNG, Eli FIFIELD, Elias FIFIELD, N. PATEN, F. HOUSE sr., F. HOUSE jr., Wm. HOUSE, Andrew WHYATT, Edward STUCKLESS, Elias ANSTEY, Lewis ANSTEY, F. NEWMAN, Elias BRETT, John COOK, Sidney LOVERIDGE, Andrew LOVERIDGE, Joseph STUCKLESS, S. LOVERIDGE, Willis BRIDGER, Arthur MANUEL, Norman STUCKLESS - 50 cts each. Geo. NEWMAN, C.C. POND, A.E.M. Joseph FIFIELD, A. Friend - 40 cts each. A. Helper, Alfred BRIDGER, Martin STUCKLESS, 30 - cts each. Edward BROWN - 25 cts. H. COLBOURNE, Geo. BRIDGER, Mrs. John WHITE, H. NEWMAN, Ambrose HUTCHER, Samuel STUCKLESS, S. CURTIS - 20 cts each. Total $76.15 (to be continued).
|| January 9, 1909 || Captain KEAN || The Prospero, Capt. Kean, was reported to have passed Fogo for Twillingate 9a.m. on Monday last. She called at Change Islands and Herring Neck, landed mails and arrived off Twillingate, about a mile from Cuckold's Point, at 4p.m. Not being able to butt the bar of ice at Harbour's mouth, she proceeded to Sleepy Cove, and landed passengers and mails. By this time it was dark, and the wind, offshore when the Prospero arrived, had suddenly veered N.N. East and was blowing and drifting terrifically. Being too risky to leave, in such a storm and snowdrift, Capt. KEAN safely berthed the good ship in Sleepy Cove Tickle in the ice. Next morning the ice was packed along the shore and it looked as if the Prospero would have a quiet winter in this neighbourhood. Wednesday morning the wind was offshore again, and the ice broke close to the bow of the ship. She remained all day, Captain hoping the ice would move off far enough to let him around the bay. At midnight the wind veered in N.W., when she left and at 9a.m. Thursday was reported at Seldom Come By. When Capt. KEAN arrived, it was raining with South wind and no one expected such a sudden change. Being most anxious to land mails, freight and passengers, he was forcing as far North as possible. Those who might in an unthoughtful moment say Capt. KEAN does not try his best to enter ports of call, falsely accuse him. No man would, or could, do more. We have never known him to be lacking in a strong desire and manly effort to serve the public, owners, and all concerned. There may be times when it is in the greater public interest to pass a Port, a small Port it may be, where a call would only mean a half dozen letters. A Captain has to view the service from many standpoints, not sacrificing the general interest for the minor. Capt. KEAN, under all circumstances, has the reputation of doing his best.
|| January 9, 1909 || Schooner Disaster || By a wire received from St. John's on the 18th we are informed of a terrible marine tragedy when Mr. C. [E?]. TAYLOR's schooner the "Swallow" met her fate in Long Island, New York. Her crew of ten men were all drowned. We understand that the Swallow was in the employ of Mr. DOGGETT, bound to the States with a load of herring. Whether Mr. DOGGETT was on board or not, we cannot say. Three of her crew were Newfoundlanders. Their names are MORRIS, of St. George's, Wm. RICE of S.W. Arm, Green Bay; PATEY of St. Anthony. It is indeed very sad news and all who have been called to suffer the pangs of bereavement by this disaster have our deepest sympathy.
|| January 9, 1909 || Death || We regret to chronicle the death of the beloved wife of Mr. George C.D. MAYNE at Port-aux-Basques, which sad news was received here by wire to C.D. MAYNE, Esq., JP, on Thursday; no particulars of the cause of her decease was received. Mrs. MAYNE was daughter of Mr. Joseph RENDELL, Fogo. To husband and friends we extend sympathy.
|| January 9, 1909 || "Prospero" Passengers || Messrs. A. ROBERTS, F. ROBERTS, Norman and Elward ROBERTS, L. FIFIELD and P. STUCKLESS came by "Prospero", and Messrs. D.P. OSMOND for Morton's Hr. landed here also. Messrs. W. STRONG, G. MURSELL, John NORRIS and R. GOODRIDGE, and Miss JACKMAN for North were onboard.
|| January 9, 1909 || Illness || Mrs. (Rev.) J.K. CURTIS, who has had a bad attack of quinsy, is now, we are pleased to say, very much better.
|| January 9, 1909 || Smallpox || "Smallpox on S.S. Pottia." Steward Albert RICE and Seaman Thomas GREEN the Sufferers. The S.S. Portia, Capt. FITZPATRICK, arrived from Sydney yesterday afternoon with the quarantine flag flying, having on board two of her crew suffering from Smallpox. The sufferers are Albert RICE, Steerage Steward, and Thomas GREEN, Seaman. As previously published, the Sydney authorities had pronounced RICE's case smallpox, but the other case had developed since the ship left Sydney. On arrival, Drs. BREHM and FRASER boarded the ship and examined the passengers and crew. Both pronounced GREEN and RICE to be suffering from smallpox. The disease is of a mild type. Albert RICE has been complaining since the 4th of month, but his condition was not noticed for some days. When it was brought before Captain FITZPATRICK, he called in the Doctor at Sydney, who pronounced the disease smallpox. The day the steamer left Sydney, Seaman GREEN developed the disease. Both have been kept in isolation from the rest of the crew and the passengers, and have been able to help one another. At seven o'clock last night RICE and GREEN were conveyed to the Signal Hill Hospital by Constable NUGENT who will be stationed there, and see that the regulations are carried out. The Capt., crew, and passengers will remain on board the Portia, until the ship is released from quarantine. Health Inspector O'BRIEN this morning, went on board the Portia to fumigate the ship, which is anchored on the quarantine ground, off GUEST's premises. Sergt. PEET, accompanied by four special constables, are carrying out the quarantine regulations. No communications except verbal messages, can be sent on shore. On the arrival of the "S.S. Rosalind" tomorrow, the passengers and crew will be vaccinated, a supply of fresh vaccine will arrive by that steamer. - Telegram, Jan. 18th. 1909.
|| January 9, 1909 || New Sealing Ship. || "Bonaventure's Trial Trip." Messrs. A. Harvey & Co., had word yesterday afternoon that their new sealing steamer Bonaventure, had made her trial trip over the regular six hour course on the Clyde. At the time of the trial the weather was very unfavorable, but still she maintained an average speed of 12.85 knots. She leaves for here on Wednesday morning and will undergo another trial before leaving. Her owners and builders are satisfied with the speed of the ship. She carried 1200 tons dead weight at the time of her trial. - Telegram, Jan. 12th, 1909.
|| January 9, 1909 || Appointments || Published by Authority. His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Walter BRETT, to be a member of the Methodist Board of Education for Morton's Harbor, in place of Mr. Robert FRENCH, resigned. Mr. Richard MANUEL, to be a member of the Methodist Board of Education for Exploits, in place of Mr. Jabez MANUEL, retired; Mr. W. Freeman LAKE, to be a member of the Methodist Board of Education for Fortune, in place of Mr. A. Wesley LAKE, retired; Messrs. James JONES, Robert T. JENNINGS, Matthias WALLIM, James P. NOEL, and Joseph W. BARTLETT, to be members of the Road Board for Little Chance Harbor, District of Twillingate. Secretary's Office, January 12th, 1909.
|| January 9, 1909 || Bell Island Ore || We learn that the last parcel of Crown land, consisting of 150 acres, which had not previously been taken on Bell Island, has recently been granted to three residents of the Iron Island. It was generally thought that all the Crown lands on the Island had been leased, and residents were surprised to learn that there were still 150 acres left. We understand that evidence of a remarkably good deposit of ore have been found on the property, and the D.I. and S. Co. now have their diamond drill at work there. It is likely the lessees will do well out of their grant. - Outlook
|| January 9, 1909 || Mr. RIDEOUT is Cured! || Thanks Dr. GRENFELL and Staff. Dear Mr. Editor - I crave permission through the columns of your valuable paper, to publicly thank Drs. GRENFELL and LITTLE for the great kindness shown me, while under their care for medical treatment at the St. Anthony hospital. About 15 years ago I felt symptoms of an internal complaint, which perplexed and buffeted the skill of all the Physicians appealed to for consultation. I tried various so-called remedies. But all to no purpose. My case becoming more serious every day, until I began to despair of ever being cured or even the suffering and agony of my body being alleviated. Last fall in the month of December, I went to the General Hospital in St. John's to see if I could get cured. But the Drs. sent me home again, telling me I was too old. But last spring I happened to receive encouraging information from a certain party, advising me to proceed immediately to St. Anthony for treatment, as Dr. GRENFELL would certainly effect a cure. So on the 15th of June 1908, I proceeded to the Hospital and placed myself under the care of the medical staff at St. Anthony. The operation has, I am pleased to assert, proved to be a success, beyond doubt. Words are inadequate to express my feelings of gratitude to the Doctors, for I feel I owe my life to the manner in which they so skillfully performed the operation. It is impossible for me to sufficiently describe the kindly treatment received during my four weeks stay at the hospital. The excellent attendance given, attributed largely to my speedy recovery. I felt quite at home in such congenial company, where everything possible is done in order to make patients comfortable and contented. Permit me, Mr.Editor, in passing to extend my most hearty thanks to Sister KENNEDY and her assistants, for their wonderful kindness shown toward me, while being at the hospital. No mother or sister could show more affectionate regard toward patients, than these nurses did. In viewing the whole surroundings, coupled with the accommodation and conditions of the Hospital, so as to make patients feel at home under most trying circumstances, the conclusion that I came to was, that Dr. GRENFELL and his noble staff of Physicians and Nurses, were devoting their time and God-given talents, not for honour, money, or a good name, but for the restoration and alleviation of poor humanity - thus manifesting a Christ-like mission, going about doing good, and giving consolation to the despondent and disconsolate hearts. Thanking you for space, I remain yours truly, George RIDOUT - Lower Head.
|| January 9, 1909 || Passengers || The "Prospero" arrived from South Tuesday afternoon. Most of the Masters and some of the crew's of schooners that went late with cargoes of fish from here and elsewhere, came by her. The Master and crew of wrecked schooner "Jeanette" also came by her. Mr. P. MOORS for New Bay, Mr. T. FRENCH for Tizzard's Hr. were on board, and ?. S. FACEY came from Catalina.
|| January 9, 1909 || Beached Schooner || The "Donald McGregor" is beached near Mr. J. CURTIS' wharf. On Wednesday the directors of N.D. Mutual Insurance Club examined her. The starboard bilge is badly broken. She will be landed and put up for tenders to repair. Tenders will be received, up to 5 p.m., Tuesday, 12th inst., by the undersigned, for the Notre Dame Mutual Insurance Club, Limited, of Twillingate, for the repairing of the Schooner "Donald McGregor". Specification of work required to be done can be seen at any time at the Central Store. The Club do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. Chas. D. MAYNE, Secretary.
|| January 9, 1909 || Thanks || We thank Mr. A.H. HODGE for the very beautiful calendar of the Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada, of which he is local agent. A.S. RENDELL Esq., of St. John's is manager for Newfoundland. We return thanks for the beautiful calendar, of the Confederation Life Association just received from Mr. C. O'NEILL, General Agent for Nfld. and also for a calendar, very suggestive of the trade, just presented to us with the compliments of Mr. W.T. BAIRD, General Blacksmith of Twillingate, Nfld.
|| January 9, 1909 || Shipping News || The Clyde has completed another year's work on this bay, and has gone down to the Metropolis for a rest. She was here Saturday last the 2nd inst; proceeded South after landing some freight and taking 700 qtls codfish for Wm. ASHBOURNE, Esq., J.P. Cleared - Dec 29th. - "Evelyn," MOORE, Gibraltar, 4292 qtls shore and Labrador codfish - H.J. EARLE. Dec 31st -- "Pearl Eveline," REEVES, Gibraltar, 3206 qtls Labrador codfish, - Wm. ASHBOURNE. The old "Atlanta" is docked on the premises of H.J. EARLE, Esq., M.H.A. for thorough repairs during the winter.
|| January 9, 1909 || For Sale || Household Furniture, By Private Sale, at the residence of the late F. BERTEAU. Apply to Miss BERTEAU for particulars. Edwin H. BERTEAU, Executor, Jan 1909.
|| January 9, 1909 || Advertisement || Photos. C. WHITE is now prepared to take photos at South Side. Prices, for one month only, 2 cabinets for $1.00, 2 C.D.V. for 65 cents.
|| January 9, 1909 || Marriage || Rev. F.F. BOOTHROYD, officiated at the marriage of another of Twillingate's young people on Christmas Day. The Methodist Church of Bay of Islands was almost filled as Miss Alfreda MORGAN of South Side walked to the altar to become the bride of Mr., Austin BUTT of Bay of Islands. During her residence at that famous town on the West Coast, the bride has become deservedly popular, and ample proof of many good wishes was given by the numerous company attending the ceremony and the following "Feast of Good Things."
|| January 9, 1909 || S.U.F. Elections of Officers || Bros. Wm. HOUSE, W.M.; Robert BRETT, Chief Officer; Lewis PURCHASE, 2nd Officer, F. LUNNEN, Quarter Master; John WHITE, Purser, re-elected; A. YOUNG, Sec,; Jas. GILLETT, jr., Chaplain; Eli SPENCER, Look Out. Sick Comm. - Bros. G. PURCHASE, Eli SPENCER, Alfred MANUEL, Samuel ANSTEY, John HODDER, Wm. NOTT, James WHEATLEY, Phillip CHURCHILL.
|| January 9, 1909 || Employment || The oppositional papers have been trying to pauperize the people of the different Districts; urging the old time "givings out." But a correspondent from Greenspond says: "We don't want pauper relief; we want work." There is a healthy tone in that key. There is a plenty work up country. Men are continually going. Last week a large number went to Grand Fall's and neighborhood, from Pilley's Island and we presume found employment. How propitious Green Bay is to provide labor, in its forests for all comers. We are not selfishly reserving our timber for a day that may never dawn. Fire and decay may ravish it before the rainy day appears. There would be labour for thousands of men of Trinity and Bonavista Bays, developing the timber areas on the Peninsula between those Bays, but for the misguided protection that reserves the timber there. And the Bonavista and Trinity Bay men would not have to depend entirely upon the fisheries, or seek labour in this district, if their own forests were open to enterprising capital. The "Plaindealer" we are told, has an article (we haven't seen it) stating that "there is a deal of destitution in Twillingate." Such a report is false. We know of no destitution, we have not heard of any. We did hear that a Peddler in this town told one of his dealers during the late election campaign that "if the Tories are not returned this Fall he didn't know that he would supply anyone during the winter." The merchants here, we believe, are supplying as usual. What is the object of the sensational Oppositional relief cry? Are there those who want the Government to carry their dealers over the present winter?
|| January 9, 1909 || Personals || Miss STIRLING has decided to spend the winter in Twillingate. She had a heavy attack of lagrippe Xmas week, but, we are pleased to say, is better. Mr. J.A.S. PEYTON returned by the "Prospero" from Herring Neck where he had been measuring land for J.D. LOCKYER, Esq., J.P., and others. Mr. W.J. SCOTT, J.P., returned last week from St. John's. Mr. Stephen NEWMAN, who had a second stroke of paralysis last week is slightly improved. Mr. F. WHITE, Mr. A. WELLS and Mr. S. WELLS came home by last "Clyde." Mr. John LeMESSURIER, of Bowring Bros. came by "Clyde" on business. He proceeded to Change Islands and joined "Prospero" there for North. Mr. Harold BAIRD returned home by "Prospero" Tuesday from St. John's. Mr. A. MULTEY, who arrived a short time since, has entered upon his duties at Farmer's Arm, Methodist Day School. Mr. Charles WHITE, who has taken up some other work, vacated the position just before Xmas.
|| January 9, 1909 || Bootleg Booze || "Boxed Boots" have become a great convenience for the illicit sale of whiskey. A man enters a shop and asks the proprietor: "Any gent's boxed boots?" Yes. "A pair of No 8 boxed calf if you please." Money paid, goods passed over the counter, the customer leaves, and an hour later is seen, with a friend, drinking deeply from a flask, which the box contained.
|| January 9, 1909 || Lecture || The Rev. J.K. CURTIS, B.A., gave the people of Crow Head a very pleasant evening on Monday last, by repeating his lecture on the characteristics and habits of the Indians of the North American Continent. Mrs. (Dr.) LeDREW added to the pleasure of the audience by rendering in a most entertaining manner "Minnie Ha Ha." The collection was over $7.00 for Dr. SHERIDAN's work in China.
|| January 9, 1909 || Mail Officer || Mr. Wm. FREEMAN, jr., is home again from the duties and toil of Mail Officer on the "Clyde". Every year the mail work on the Clyde increases, as it does on the other Mail Boats and in the Post Offices on shore, but unfortunately for those employed, wages remain as years ago. Mr. FREEMAN is one of the most attentive, careful and obliging Officers in the service, against whom we have yet to hear the slightest complaint. Resignations are continually coming in from poorly paid Mail Officers, who would not give up the work if better paid, and it is impossible to get new appointees without increasing the salary.
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| June 26, 1909 || Shipping News || The s.s. "Prospero" went North Thursday morning. The Labrador returned from North on Sunday last reporting a jam of ice on the coast. The "Adventure" came back on Tuesday night having reached Holton. Her reports are that North Labrador is now clear of ice. Entered: June 19th - "Thomas," BENTSEN, Cadiz, 210 tons salt, - Wm. Ashbourne. June 21st - "Nauta," STARKS, Cadiz, 178 tons salt, -- Wm. Ashbourne. June 23rd - "Quissetta," HYNES, Sydney, 160 tons coals - J.W. Hodge. The "S.S. Labrador" returned from Labrador last night. She got as far North as Domino, where she found the "Adventure" that had been jammed for 3 days, and transferring passengers and freight to her, return home herself. The coast is clear from Battle Hr. South, no bergs are to be seen, a few schooners are down to Square Islands but unable to fish owing to ice.
|| June 26, 1909 || Fishery || Some of our Treaty Shore schooners have returned with not a fish under salt. In fact, one of the crew of the schooner returned, reports not having seen a codfish, nor heard of one being caught on Treaty Coast while he was there.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || For Sale: Coal ex schr "Quisetts," price $5.90 per ton. One damaged Market Cart $15. Apply to J.W. HODGE, Path End.
|| June 26, 1909 || Post Office Investigation || By Telegraph. 19th June. A shortage of $500 has been discovered in accounts of an outport Post office in months of December, January and February and the matter is now being placed in the hands of police for investigation.
|| June 26, 1909 || New Reid Steamer || The new Reid steamer "Dromedary" is due to day from Scotland
|| June 26, 1909 || Methodist Conference || A wire from St. John's informs us that the Rev. W.H. DOTCHON is elected President of Methodist Conference, the Rev. T.B. DARBY, B.A., Secretary, and the Rev. J.K. CURTIS, B.A., is statistical Secretary. The first draft announces Rev. T.W. ATKINSON and Supply for Twillingate.
|| June 26, 1909 || The Schooner "Atlanta" || H.J. EARLE, Esq., M.H.A. and his son, Mr. Leonard EARLE, who manages the business here, are to be congratulated on the work done on the Atlanta in the South Side dock during the past winter, by Mr. Robert GRENVILLE and other builders. The schooner is practically new, good condition and of substantial appearance. A word of praise is due to Mr. R. GRANVILLE, who tho' young at the work, has shown the skill of a Master Builder. The Atlanta was recently launched. She is what might be called a "solid schooner" or, as it is sometimes put "as strong as wood and iron can make them." There are several hundred weight of galvanized iron in her body frame, the timbers being bolted to each other. The spars are now in step, and she is being made ready for summer's work.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || Wanted: For Twillingate Superior School, a Male Teacher holding A.A. or 1st Grade, with experience. Salary $375. To commence duties August 25th. Send application with references to Chariman of Methodist Board of Education, Tw'gate.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || Wanted, At Once, a general servant. Apply to Mrs. R.D. HODGE. Good General Servant; small family; good wages. Apply to W.A. MacKAY, North Sydney, C.B.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || J. Archibald S. PEYTON, Back Harbor, Twillingate. Authorized "Deputy Crown Land Surveyor". Gazetted Aug 18th, 1909.
|| June 26, 1909 || Road Work || The people of Bay Roberts will be interested to learn that on April 17th, five allocations of Money to be spent on roads, were made to different men in Bay Roberts. The men were made Commissioners for the spending of the money. The names of the men and the amounts are as follows: - Donald MERCER - $20; Joseph RUSSELL - $20; John DELANEY - $20; Charles FRENCH - $20; John SNOW - $20. We should like to hear what the people have to say about it. - Telegram, June 11th.
|| June 26, 1909 || Political Dumping || If there are men, anywhere in this Colony, in the ranks of the Supporters of the so called People's Party, who would like to be considered humane - men of some breadth of mind with the least trace of sociability and philanthropy in their make up - men with moral conscience, in whose bosom dwells the least spark of fellow feeling and good will, if there are, we would like to have their photos, and also their opinions respecting the dismissals, recently made by those they helped into power. What do they think of the "political dumpers"? Was it for the dismissal of inoffensive, politically innocent, officials, so that they may be thrown on the cold world without employment or means of support for themselves and families, to face privation and experience the pangs of hunger. Was it for that that men professing moral goodness supported the "Peoples Party"? If not for that, why are they silent in the presence of the inhuman slaughter now being made by the Government. Officials of long years of faithful service, have been ruthlessly turned out of office against whom there is no complaint. They may have considered themselves free to quietly think their thoughts, but some of them didn't even exercise their franchise, in the desire to steer clear of political entanglements. They are fired all the same. Yet we boast of our constitutional rights, of our British freedom, and liberty of conscience. Away with such hollow mockery under the present regime. It would look as if a vast multitude supported the present Government, in the late election, on the promise of a job. Those Tory office hunters are now getting fixed, but, in the majority of cases, lack the efficiency required for their positions. The public service is not helped by the change. "The Axe" introduced by the Tories about 12 years ago, has not only caused a great deal of suffering, but has become an instrument of demoralization to which may yet be traced pilferage in the public service. Under the "Axe" policy, it would be difficult to get the best men to take office. No man of any standing or reliability would take a position at the risk of being turned down at the end of four years. Such a system is demoralizing. It creates no incentive to honesty, and it will not be surprising to hear of more shortages in public accounts. It is true that Mr. Solomon COLBOURNE has been "fired," and without warning, from Double Island Light House. The steamer that carried up his notice to quit, also carried his successor to the position. Is that what the Tories of this place supported the Government for? If shame is not a lost art, many of those who voted the Government in, will soon feel a burning flush. The light keeper at White Point is also dismissed and so are one or two sub-collectors on Labrador.
|| June 26, 1909 || Politics || The Premier, Sir E.P. MORRIS, has been kept busy since the House closed, stowing away his defeated candidates, into comfortable positions for the tax-payer to support. "We want a change" roared Sir Edward's candidates and newspapers, and some of the fishermen were silly enough to think the plums were for them. Notwithstanding the poor fishery and the gloomy outlook, Sir Edward is putting an extra pressure on the public exchequer for new jobs and pleasure trips to his friends. Mr. H. FITZGERALD is appointed to the Magistracy, Grand Falls. The re-instating of Mr. Aaron STONE, sub-collector for Fogo, means a double tax on the people. Magistrate COOK filled the two positions with great satisfaction, for the one salary. Did not the Tories cry aloud, before the elections, that "work is so slack in outports that one man can fill two positions and thus save much money?" How different the Tory practice since the elections; and there is more to follow. The "Chronicle" says that "the present Government is pledged to a policy of dredging." Yes, Government supporters threw considerable mud during the election, and those slanderers and liars are now being rewarded by the powers that be. Mr. J.F. DOWNEY, M.H.A., has gone for his trip to Canada; he is going to look into the question of dredges - the italics are ours. After visiting Canada, Mr. Downey will visit England on the same subject. And so we might go on; for the movements of the Government afford much material for comment.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || Wm. CAMPBELL, Successor to the Late Henry DUDER. Butcher. All orders from the Northward will receive prompt attention. One Door East of the New Post Office. St. John's, Nfld.
|| June 26, 1909 || New Road Boards. || When in St. John's recently, we heard that Mr. Sidney Woods, the defeated candidate, was interesting himself in respect to official changes in this district. Whether he is responsible or not, our Road Boards have been turned inside out and upside down. The new Board for Twillingate is: - Messrs. George GUY, Philip YOUNG, S.S., Philip FREEMAN, Amos ROSSITER, B.H., Fredk. HOUSE, Jas. HODDER, N.S., Wm. CHURCHILL, Arm, Albert LINFIELD, J.C., Edward WHITE, Arm, Archibald BORDEN, M.C., Henry GRANVILLE, P.H., Samuel SHEPPARD, W.C. No representative from Crow Head has been appointed. Possibly no Tory can be found there. Whether or not, it is only fair and reasonable that a resident of Crow Head should represent the place on the new Board. The addition of another man will make the new Board "a baker's dozen." Other Road Boards are: Messrs. Geo. JONES, Job WISEMAN, Frank WEIR, Frank LOCKE, George ANSTEY and Edward WEIR for Little Bay Island. Messrs. Simeon THISTLE, Jacob TAYLOR, Esau TAYLOR, and Alfred WISEMAN for Boot harbor. Messrs. Adolphus YATES, George WHITE, George BOONE, Samuel WALL and Jacob HUSTINS for S.E. Arm, New Bay (from Cottrel's Arm to S.E. Arm, N.D.B.). Messrs. Jas. GILLESPIE of S.) Matthew GLAVINE, Wm. QUIRK; David GLAVINE, Jas. CARROLL, John DAVIS, Joseph BYRNE and John GILLSPIE for Fortune Harbor. Messrs. W. EVANS, P. MANUAL and H. LANGDON for Northern Arm, Botwoodville. Messes. John FOOTE, Wm. JURE, Wm. SHEPPARD, John CURTIS and Abm. MUGFORD for Botwoodville. Messrs. Elias BURT, John SEMOUR, James BYRNE, Wm. LeDREW and Wm. LIDSTONE for Peter's Arm (with jurisdiction from Hancock's Bridge to Dominion Point.) Messrs. George RYALL, John RYAN, Thos. McDONALD, Alfred S. HOPKINS, and Morrison LINGARD for Norris' Arm. Messrs. Stanley LeDREW, Jacob HUSSEY, Wm. WOOLRIDGE, James LUDLOW and Benjamin ELLIOTT for Burnt Arm. Messrs. Parmenias BROWN, John MANUEL, Amos BROWN, Philip DALTON and Moses LIDSTONE for Laurencetown. Messrs. Ambrose BRETT, James FRENCH, Reuben SMALL, Edward WOOLFREY, Augustus BRETT and John TAYLOR jr., for Moreton's Harbor. Messrs. Joseph OSwSMOND, Mark BURT and Wm. FORWARD for Tizzard's Harbor. Messrs. Absalom CHALK, Abm. CHALK, thos. CLARK, James SNOW and John PARDY for Scissor's Cove. Messrs. James ROSE, John ROSE, John HEAD, Moses HEAD and J.M. EVELEIGH for Comfort Cove. Messrs. Robt. H. BOONE, John NOSEWORTHY, John FREAKE, Joseph JURE, Robt. WOOLFREYand Robert SMALL for Lewisporte.
|| June 26, 1909 || Advertisement || Wanted. At Jenkin's Arm, Tw'gate, a Female Teacher holding Grade II or Grade III, with experience. Salary $150. References solicited with applications which are required before June 30. Address, Chairman Meth. Board Education, T'gate. May 29; 30, 31.
|| June 26, 1909 || Election Expenses (Part 1) || T'wgate District, Spring 1909. Messengers - Salary, Travelling Expenses, &c. Arthur BURTON - 1 day with boat - $2; Wm. MILES - 1 day with boat - $2; William NEWMAN - 5 1/2 days with boat - $11; James WELLS - 3 days with boat - $6; Acquilla NEWMAN - 3 days with boat - $6; Patrick CLEAR - 2 1/2 days with boat - $5; Richard POPE - 2 1/2 days with boat - $5; Samuel NEWMAN - boat hire - $2; John W. HODGE - Wax - 20cents; Ralph BRETT - 11 days at $1.50 = $16.50; Henry Stride - 11 days at $1.50 = $16.50; Geo. OSMOND - Boat Hire - $1; A.H. PEYTON - Travelling Expenses - $39.07; A.H. PEYTON - Special Messenger - 12 days at $3 = $36. Ida YOUNG - Telegraph Messages - $2; Harry COLBOURNE - Asst at count - $1; Samuel WELLS 16 days at $2 = $32; Fredk. YOUNG - 6 days at $1.50 = $9; Frank YOUNG - 6 days at $1.50 = $9; F. & F. YOUNG - expenses - $2; Wm. PERCY - 16 days at $1.50 = $24; Levi YOUNG - Special Messenger 16 1/2 at $3 = $50; Mrs. Jas. NEWMAN - Board & Lodging - $4; Henry PEYTON - Asst. at Count - $1; Edward & Elias BLACKLER - 2 men and 3 dogs, 3 days each - $15. E.P. PEYTON, Special Messenger 18 days at $3. = $54; John L. ANDREWS - 2 days at $4 = $8; E.P. PEYTON - Travelling Expenses - $20.59; Levi YOUNG - Travelling Expenses - $53.35 - Messenger Grand Falls to Lewisporte, conveying and returning boxes - $10 - Messenger Botwoodville to Lewisporte conveying and returning boxes - $8.80; J.M. JACKMAN - Gasoline Launch, 7 days at $4 - $35; Ford MANUEL - Sundries to recover boxes after water $1, Conveying and returning of box from Lewisporte to Campbellton - $10; Caleb MANUEL - 1 ball twine - 20cents, Conveying box from Lewisporte to Salt Pond - $7; T.M. MARTIN - Tilt Cove, arranging Booth at Shoe Cove - $3;
|| June 26, 1909 || Election Expenses (Part 2) || Hodder Bros. - Tw'gate, 2 horses & 2 men (at hazard) conveying material from Lewisporte to Twillingate - $20; Hodder Bros. - Cartage Twillingate to and from Court House - $2; Thos. FRENCH - Tizzard's Hr., horse and 2 men (at hazard ; horse nearly done) press from Lewisporte to Tw'gate - $12; Hy WHITEHORN and Sons - amount contract, (less $15, E; WHELMAN for conveying boxes in Whitehorn's district with W's consent. $145; Elias WHELMAN - special courier to assist Hy WHITEHORN - $15; A.L. BARRETT, printer - $1; Arthur MANUEL - for special assistance all thro election, services rendered necessary acct., lack time and extraordinary circumstances surrounding the election - $25; Hd. Con. PATTEN, Messenger and Custodian boxes, court house - $6; Const. Cra.. Messenger and Custodian boxes, court house, Lewisporte - $4; C.F. SCOTT, Messenger to R. Officer - $5; Ernest MANUEL - Special Messenger Loon Bay Route 4 1/2 days at $3 = $13.50; Manuel's expenses and dogs - $5.50, Hire gasoline lighting system, Lighting Court House night - $3, Office hire, fire, lights, &c - $10; Telegraph account April - $42.92, Telegraph account May - $35.34, Telegraph account May - $3; W.J. SCOTT, Returning officer - $75; F.A. SCOTT, election clerk - $50; 1 Bottle Mucilage 20cts, Telegram 20cts = 40cts; Samuel NEWMAN, messenger - 25cts; Officers booth and doorkeepers, Campbellton - $22; Fred HOUSE - Count - $1; Estimate postage and registration ... payments and winding up $5; Total: $2,475.88. Credit - By half of Six Nomination Fees - $450; Total: $2025.88; To Nfld Expess Co., conveyance of material - $13.65; To J. QUIRK, cartage - $1; Chronicle Publishing Co., Printing Ballots - $48.75; A.L. Bartlett Printing Ballots - $ 30; S.E. Garland, Stationery - $ 33.73; W.J. Scott, R.O., expenses &c returning 7 cases Ballot boxes & cases and 2 packages pringing press, men and skiff to Lewisporte, passage to and from St. John's, boat and loading freight per train and .... and fee as Messenger - $75; Total $2288.01. Brought Forward $2288.01. Avalon Steamship Co., hire s.s. Biana, in connection with election work in the District of Twillingate, 25 days at $200 per day = $ 5,000. Total $7,288.01.
|| June 26, 1909 || Election Cost || The cost of the Election, in this District the past Spring is $7,288.01; not including the cost of special train from Notre Dame Junction to Glenwood and North to Badger. The statement of expenditure was tabled during the late session of the house of Assembly, in response to a question of J.A. CLIFT, Esq., M.H.A. We publish the interesting statement in this issue, commencing on 2nd page, leaving the pleasure of extended comment to our readers. They will also note elsewhere where the money has gone. The Avalon Steamship Co. was paid for the hire of the "Diana" $5000, which was about twice as much as the total cost of previous elections in this bay. We may add also that, deducting the amount for steamers, the official and total expenses is about $1,000 more than last Fall election.
|| June 26, 1909 || Summer Holidays, 1909 || The general merchants have kindly consented to observe the usual Holidays, for the coming season, beginning with Monday, July 12th, a whole holiday, Thursday, July 22nd, and each succeeding Thursday to Sept. 9th, a half holiday - stores closing at noon: -- Messrs. James HODDER, J.W. HODGE, W.J. SCOTT, A. MANUEL, S. FACEY, H.J. EARLE, F. LINFIELD, Central Store per C.D.M., Jonathan BURT, Adam POND, George GILLETT, W. ASHBOURNE, G.J. CARTER, per G.B.
|| June 26, 1909 || Personals || Miss EARLE, who recently returned from St. John's, will spend a few weeks here before going home. H.J. EARLE, Esq., M.H.A., returned from the City last week and has since gone to Fogo. Mrs. BLANDFORD, widow of the late Magistrate and her daughters, left by "Prospero" for St. John's, where they will make their future home. Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING left by "Clyde" for St. John's. Rev. Norman GUY arrived by "Clyde" and will occupy the Methodists pulpits of this town tomorrow; North Side in the Morning and South Side at night. We are pleased to say that Dr. SMITH, who has been indisposed with bad throat for a week or so, is again able to attend to the duties of his profession. C.D. (Moodie ?) Esq., J.P., has just removed his household effects to Back Hr. where he will reside in future, having bought the house and lands of the late J.B. BLANDFORD. We regret to say that Mr. Benjamin ELLIOTT of Crow Head, was stricken with paralysis Monday, from which there seems to be little hope of recovery. He is 70 years of age.
|| June 26, 1909 || Appointments || Mr. Richard McGRATH has been appointed Magistrate at Oderin; Mr. Henry FITZGERALD, Magistrate at Grand Falls; and Mr. Aaron STONE, Collector Customs at Fogo.
|| June 26, 1909 || Birth || Born, On the 24th inst., the wife of Jacob PEYTON, of a daughter.
|| July 3, 1909 || The Labrador Fishery || Many of the schooners of our Labrador fleet have already sailed for the scene of the summer's venture, next week will see the departure of the remainder. Success to all hands, good health, and a safe return home in the autumn.
|| July 3, 1909 || Treaty Shore Fishery a Failure || No Fish. Our Treaty Shore fishing fleet has arrived, and, so far as we have heard, without a fish under salt. In fact we have heard of but one fish being caught. The like was never known in the history of the Coast. Not only has the Treaty Shore fishery failed, so far, but, it appears that there can be no caplin scull. "Plenty caplin and no fish" is the report from all parts of the Colony. The outlook is blue. What will the end be? Did the "Fishery news" reporter here wire to the City press, or to the Department of Fisheries, that our fleet had returned without a fish? He should have, because the report of a small catch, or no catch, might tend to force up the price. How ready people are to report a big catch, even to stretch the quantity. The very thing that often lowers the price. We regret exceedingly that better success has not rewarded the toil and outlay of our fishermen, on Treaty Coast and elsewhere, but we are here to back every effort, whether reports or otherwise, to put up the price of fish. That has always been our policy from the start, and we hope to be true to the end.
|| July 3, 1909 || School Picnic || The teachers and scholars of Methodist Superior School had a very pleasant picnic on Saturday last, when Mr. S. WINSOR, who has resigned his connection with the school and accepted Bonavista Superior School, was presented with an address by the scholars, as a token of their appreciation of his services as Principal of the school, during his three years here.
|| July 3, 1909 || Canal at Shoal Tickle || Some repairs on the canal at Shoal Tickle are being made, and not before it is wanted. In fact, the work should have been done long ago, and would, but for the amount of money required for other public works of immediate necessity. We are told however, that the labor now being done on Shoal Tickle, is being paid for by notes on merchants. If that be so, it is not in accordance with the election promises of the present Government, who declared if they were returned, that all public money should be paid in cash. Even the present road notes should be replaced by hard cash. Whether the money is out of district allocations or borrowed by the Government, the cash should be forthcoming, so that foremen and laborers may have the money to spend where they please.
|| July 3, 1909 || Personals || Mr. Andrew ROBERTS sr., arrived home on Wednesday night, after spending a very pleasant winter in Toronto, the Queen City of the West, where he went last November for the removal of cataract from his eye. The operation was successfully performed, and his sight greatly improved. Mr. ROBERTS saw nearly the whole of Toronto, and is very much taken with the city. While there, he was the guest of his son-in-law, Mr. George PHILLIPS, who spared no pains to make his visit enjoyable, and profitable as well. In company with Mr. PHILLIPS, he also extended his visit to Buffalo. Mr. KENDALL, a relation of Mr. Elijah KENDALL, Mr. Jonathan WHEELOR and his daughter, also arrived from Toronto on Monday night. There also arrived by "Clyde" Dr. D.S. CLARKE, jr., of Salem, Mass. USA, who leads an expedition of three to Labrador to procure a supply of Blue stone, or Labradorite. The stone will be partly used by natives during the winter, for industrial purposes, and partly by American Universities for experimental purposes. The "Ahava", Mr. David WHEELER, has been engaged to carry Dr. CLARKE and party to Labrador. They are taking supplies from W. Ashbourne, Esq. Miss GUY arrived from Boston, Monday to spend a holiday at home. Mrs. J.W. ROBERTS has returned from her trip to Change Islands. Miss Violet and Master Thomas ASHBOURNE, returned home from College by the "Adventure." Dr. C.V. SMITH has purchased the dwelling house and waterside property of Mr. John CURTIS, and we believe will occupy the same on October next, after joining hands with a popular young lady. Mr. John CURTIS has bought a piece of land from Mr. A. COLBOURNE on the West Side of the street, and is now building a dwelling thereon. The "Prospero" left for North Friday.
|| July 3, 1909 || By Telegraph (Part 1) || June 29th. The Board of Trade was formally organized last night. Mr. M.G. WINTER was elected President, Mr. John HARRIS and Mr. W.G. GOSLING, Vice President and Hon. R.K. BISHOP, Hon. John AYRE, Hon. John HARVEY, Messrs. W.A. MUNN, W.C. JOB, R.F. GOODRIDGE and J.S. MUNN as Council.
|| July 3, 1909 || By Telegraph (Part 2) || June 29th. The MORRIS Government refuses the Commercial Cable Co. landing rights in this Colony, unless they pay the annual tax of $4,000 a year per cable. The BOND ministry proposed giving them free entry for their cable.
|| July 3, 1909 || By Telegraph (Part 3) || June 30th. Mr. George TURNER, Chief Clerk in the Dept. Agriculture and Mines, is appointed Deputy Minister in succession to Mr. Thos. LONG who is retired, being eighty-two years old; and Mr. James HARRIS, Chief Clerk of the Board of Works, is appointed secretary to that Dept. in succession to Mr. M. Michael KNIGHT who is retired, being 75.
|| July 3, 1909 || By Telegraph (Part 4) || June 30th. A new Board of Lunacy Commissioners is appointed consisting of Hon. George SKELTON, Hon. Charles EMERSON and Dr. KERGAN.
|| July 3, 1909 || Auction Sale || On the premises at Crow Head, on Monday the 12th day of July at 12 o'clock noon, I will sell by Public auction (if not previously disposed of) the Dwelling House, Stores, Land and Waterside premises etc., of the late Thomas MUDFORD. Charles D. MAYNE, J.P. Administrator of the Estate of late Thos. MUDFORD. Tw'gate, July 2nd, 1909.
|| July 3, 1909 || Advertisement || Martin Hardware Co'y. We beg to call the attention of our outport friends to the very large and splendid assortment of English manufactured Muzzle Loading Guns. Single Barrel Fowling Guns $4.25 - $8.55. Single Barrel Fowling Guns $5.50 - $9.70. Single Barrel Ducking Guns, 3/4 bore, 42 to 48 in. brl. $9.50 - $12.00. Single Barrel Sealing Guns, 3/4 bore, 48 in. brl. $12.00 - $13.50. Single Barrel Sealing Guns, Star Breech, 3/4 bore, 42 to 48 in. brl. w/extra Lock, Mould, etc $13. Single Barrel Sealing Guns, Star Breech, 3/4 bore, 42 to 48 in. brl. with extra Lock, Mould, etc, Hollis's Make - $16. Single Barrel Sealing Guns, Star Breech, 7/8 bore, 48 to 52 in. brl. Double Barrel Ducking Guns, with extra Lock, Mould, ets. 34 to 40 in. brl, bp Hollis and other makers - $14.50 to $23.30. Gunpowder in kegs and half-kegs. Shot, Gun Caps, etc. Special Prices to Wholesale Buyers. Martin Hardware Co'y, St. John's.
nothing on my microfilm for July 10, 1909. GW.]|| July 17, 1909 || Fresh Air Recreation || "No doubt our young men who are employed in offices and stores will benefit by the holiday relaxation, and they should exert themselves to provide a programme that will enlist the interest of the general public, who may have an hour or so to witness, as citizens do in other places, the friendly competitions on the green, or nature's soft carpet. A few of the business men have subscribed for a cup, which will be offered for competition between North and South Side cricket and foot ball teams, the side winning 2 years out of 3 to be the final holders of the trophy. This should create quite an interest and no doubt each side, will make a hard ""try"" to capture the coveted prize, which will be quite worth competing for. First match next Thursday afternoon. How is that Umpire?
|| July 17, 1909 || Gasoline Yacht || Mr. Edward BROWN, of Springdale, in his gasoline yacht, built and fitted by himself last winter, is cruising this bay with Mr. CARTWRIGHT. The yacht is a credit to the builder.
|| July 17, 1909 || Appointment || It is reported that Mr. F.J. MORRIS, brother of the Premier, will be appointed Judge for Labrador, to take SS.. "Fiona" for his cruising on that coast.
|| July 17, 1909 || Advertisement || A Dainty Meal, is always assured when the housewife uses "Purity Flour". She is happy in the knowledge that she has the nicest and most nourishing bread to offer her guests. Western Canada Flour Mills Co., Limited. Mills at Winnipeg, Goderich and Brandon. Steer Brothers.
|| July 17, 1909 || Death || At Back Harbor on the 12th inst., Esau MURRAY, aged 85 years.
|| July 17, 1909 || Death || At the Arm, John BOURDEN, aged ..... years.
|| July 17, 1909 || Death || At Merritt's Hr., on 26th June, after a short illness, George Bloomfield, youngest child of John and Elizabeth LEE, aged four years, 10 months.
|| July 17, 1909 || Advertisement || For Sale. The Organ formerly used in St. Andrew's Church. Offers are solicited. Make early application to Mrs. G. BLANDFORD, Pres. St. Andrew's Women's Asso. or Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING.
|| July 17, 1909 || Advertisement || Fashion, Health, Comfort. If you want to dress elegantly, with an after-thought for Health and Comfort - Buy your Corsets at ANDERSON's. From the point of variety of models, strength of design, quality of material, we stand unapproached. We stock the very best makes in D & A Corsets, at low price. Also many other popular makes. We have a corset suitable for persons troubled with corsets breaking in the hips, it fits like a glove, wears like iron and is as strong as steel. Are you troubled with yours? Then buy a pair at Anderson's, St. John's.
[There is nothing on my microfilm between July 17 and Sept. 18, 1909. GW.]
| September 18, 1909 || Mill Opening || Friday, October 8th, and Saturday, 9th. have been definitely fixed as the dates for the opening of the Harmsworth Paper Mills at Grand Fall's. Lord NORTHCLIFF arrives there on Sunday, Oct 3rd.
|| September 18, 1909 || North Pole || North Pole controversy still rages; Dr. COOK gets a bad set back to day from a message to the N.Y. Herald from Labrador, in which it is stated that Harry WHITNEY of New Haven, repudiates COOK's statement at Copenhagen, that he (COOK) had met WHITNEY in Greenland last year, and informed him that he had gone beyond PERRY's previous point, but never claimed to have reached the Pole. Captain Robert BARTLETT, hoisted the Nfld flag at the 88th parallel within 120 miles of the Pole, and the highest in the world except PERRY's Stars and Stripes at the Pole itself, if COOK's story is not true. PERRY and BARTLETT are now planning an expedition to the South Pole, and have equipments on board the "Roosevelt" for this purpose.
|| September 18, 1909 || Birth || Born, At Back Hr. on 30th ulto, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley FOX.