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.
MUN 1880-1883, 1886--[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Microfilm
PANL [1928-1930, 1934-1935, 1938, 1953] Microfilm
PRL 1880-1883, 1886--[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Original and microfilm.
The records were transcribed by RON GALE.
While we 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||September 7, 1895||Wants Payment Immediately||Sir Herbert MURRAY has telegraphed instructions, that immediate steps must be taken to collect all sums advanced by him to shore fishermen. In all cases where negligence or delay occurs in paying, the fishermen will be sued and the judgment received will be vigorously enforced. All fishermen are therefore notified that they must make arrangements for immediate payment.|
|September 7, 1895||New Sawmill||The Terra Nova arrived from St. John's on Tuesday morning. She brought an engine, boiler and other machinery for a sawmill which Mr. John CURTIS intends erecting on his premises. The mill house has been built for some time, and in a little while the mill will be ready for operation. It will not be on a very large scale and intended principally for sawing inch board, shingles, laths, &c. The machinery was made at the Victoria Iron Works, St. John's, by Messrs. Jas. ANGEL & Co. We wish Mr. C. every success in this new enterprise.|
|September 7, 1895||Shipping News (Part 1)||The Four Brothers, David DOVE, Master, arrived from Nipper's Harbor yesterday morning, having landed a cargo of fish there for Mr. R. NEWMAN, who is doing business at Hauling Point, White Bay. We understand that the salvage claims in connection with the goods saved from the City of Mexico's wreck are being arranged this week. The underwriters have assented to an arrangement by which the net proceeds of the goods are being equally divided between them and the salvors, one half to the salvors and one half to the owners. This settlement is a particularly liberal one, as the general rule is to give the salvors only a third. The British and Foreign Insurance Company and the other insurers of the cargo, are represented here by the Hon. W. W. HORWOOD, their solicitor.|
|September 7, 1895||Shipping News (Part 2)||The Minnie Ha Ha, Mr. George GUY, Master, and the Manitoba, Philip YOUNG, Master, arrived from Labrador yesterday afternoon, the former with 550 qtls. and the latter with 500. The Peninsula, Stephen NEWMAN, also arrived with 250. The Six Brothers, James YOUNG, Rover's Bride, Matthew ELLIOTT, Rose of Sharon, Frederick HOUSE, Lily of the West, John PHILLIPS, Gladys, James PURCHASE; all reported loaded. The Paragon, Thomas BURT, Master, arrived at Burnt Cove, Friday's Bay, from Labrador yesterday morning, with nearly a full load of fish. The Advance, Joseph TAYLOR, and the Adamant, William TAYLOR, arrived at Morton's Harbor last week with very fair voyages. Several craft have returned from Labrador within the past week, and in a little while longer the whole fleet will have got back.|
|September 7, 1895||Ten Barrels of Rum Nabbed (Part 1)||Mr. John NOONAN Captures 10 Barrels of Extra Proof - How the Job Was Done. Last Friday, Mr. Thomas GADEN of the Customs Department, received certain information that some liquor had been smuggled into a cellar in the rear of the Tremont Hotel, just West of O'Dwyer's Cove. He secured a writ of assistance, and accompanied by four tidewaiters and Sergeant O'BRIEN, visited the premises. Nothing contraband was found. Mr. GADEN left town on the Saturday evening train. This morning, about 10 o'clock, a visitor called at the Custom House and asked to see Mr. GADEN. On being informed that Mr. GADEN was out of town, and would not be back until Thursday, Mr. John NOONAN was sent in his stead. In less than twenty minutes he was on his way up town, and with him were four tidewaiters and Sergeant Sparrow. This was about 10.30 o'clock.|
|September 7, 1895||Ten Barrels of Rum Nabbed (Part 2)||They turned down O'Dwyers Cove and passed through the alleyway, which leads to the cellar in the rear of Tremont Hotel. Armed with the necessary authority, Mr. NOONAN immediately began his search, stationing his men at convenient points. A door on the left hand side of the cellar struck his eye particularly, and it wasn’t an easy door to find either. In short order this door was battered down and an entrance effected. 10 casks of first shot, rosy rum were found; one case of bottled goods was also seized by the Customs' officials. The contraband goods were loaded on two dray carts and brought down to the Custom House, where the liquor was stored, pending an investigation by the Board of Revenue. From the manner in which this big steal had been planned and in part successfully carried out, it is apparent that a systematic plan of defrauding the revenue is being carried on extensively right here in St. John's. The value of the liquor seized may reach $1,000.00, according to the quality. - Evening Telegram August 28.|
|September 7, 1895||Customs Inspection||Hon. Mr. HORWOOD arrived here on Wednesday evening via Norris' Arm. He is spending a few days in town. James H. WATSON, Esq., Inspector H. M. Customs, also arrived same route. He has been visiting various outport stations during the season, and no doubt such official visitations to the different places will have a most salutary effect in bringing the Customs officials as well as importers, to a strict observance of our Custom's laws. The Customs authorities have been exercising considerable vigilance around the coast within the past few weeks, and some seizures of smuggled goods have been made. At the Westward a short time since, the officials made a capture, and another big one was made in St. John’s one day last week, an account of which will be found in another column.|
|September 7, 1895||The Peary Relief Expedition||The Schr. John E. McKenzie brings the latest report from the Peary Relief expedition. They saw the Kite at Holsteinburg on July 27th where, after taking Prof. DYCHE on board, she sailed Northward. The crew of the schooner thinks she has a splendid chance of getting North, as very little ice was seen on the Greenland coast, until they were 200 miles North of Cape Farewell. - Evening Herald|
|September 7, 1895||Harvest Thanksgiving Festival (Part 1)||A unique Money Raising Scheme. In 1892 Commandant H. H. BOOTH hit upon a new idea for raising funds, by inaugurating a plan for clearing poor crops and officers of debt. The plan was an annual "Harvest Festival Scheme" to be held all over the Dominion and Newfoundland on certain dates. This year the dates are: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, September 14, 15, 16, 17. In this scheme it is possible for all who appreciate the Army's work to assist in some way or other. The Officers of the various corps are instructed to visit friends and collect from them anything they are able to contribute, whether it be cash or otherwise. Gifts of produce, groceries, fruit, grain, cattle, poultry, or anything of any description which is saleable, will be acceptable.|
|September 7, 1895||Harvest Thanksgiving Festival (Part 2)||After the collection of these various articles, a sale of the same is arranged for the Tuesday night, and the proceeds placed into one common fund to help out the debts mentioned. Commandant BOOTH hopes by this scheme also, to replenish the storehouse of his various institutions, such as Rescue Homes for fallen women, Men's shelters, Children's Institutions, Home for Sick officers, also his industrial Farm, so that it will be unnecessary to spend money on these articles during the fall and winter. He contends that, though money is scarce, the land is laden with good things, and he calls upon those who have enough and to spare, to remember those who are not so favorably circumstanced. We also propose having a great Banquet on Tuesday evening the 17th inst. Admission by ticket 20 cents; tea on table at six o’clock. Come along and spend an evening with us. H. FREEMAN, Ensign. Twillingate.|
|September 7, 1895||Labrador Report||The coastal steamer Virginia Lake, Capt. TAYLOR, made a quick trip and got back here on Tuesday evening. This is the third Labrador trip, and accounts from the Coast are such as to warrant us in coming to the conclusion that the voyage is likely to be a fair average one, and this may be said of the upper part of the Coast. Many of the craft that went North of Cape Harrigan, had not been heard from, and if they should be at all successful, the fishery on the whole, will be one of the best for many years. Salt is said to be very scarce all along the Coast. The following is the report from Cape Harrigan South: Aug. 25, Cape Harrigan, 10 to 20 vessels from 150 to 300 qtls. Fanny’s Harbor, traps 400. Aug. 26. - Winsor’s Harbor, traps 200 to 400. Turnavick, traps 300, boats 20 to 30. Flack, traps 200 to 300, boats 60 to 80. Long Tickle, traps 250 to 350, boats 60 to 80. Ragged Islands, traps 200 to 300, boats 30 to 40. Cape Harrison, traps 300 to 600, boats 30 to 40. Sloop Cove, traps 300 to 570, boats 40 to 50. Holton, traps 200 to 450, boats 30 to 40; no salt. Emily Harbor, traps 200 to 500, boats 30 to 40. White Bear Islands, traps 300 to 600, boats 70 to 80; no salt. Smokey Run, traps 300 to 600. Indian Harbor, traps 300 to 650, boats 50 to 60. Aug. 28 - Independent, traps 300 to 450, boats 30 to 40. Grady, traps 250 to 400, boats 10 to 20; no salt. Indian Tickles, traps 200 to 500, boats 30 to 30, vessels average from 400 to 700. Black Tickle, traps 250, boats 15 to 20.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement||Coastal Wharf. “NOTHING Succeeds Like SUCCESS.” Thanking our patrons for the splendid result of the first month’s trade, we beg to say that no effort will be spared to merit a continuance of the same in the future. NEW STOCKS By every arrival, and no inferior goods offered. BE SURE AND COME FOR OUR PRICES. We are not to be beaten. W. J. SCOTT.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement||Wanted, A situation in Shop by one who has fifteen years experience in the general trade of the country, References if required. Address: M.E.J., SUN OFFICE.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement||For Sale, A FINE LARGE HORSE, Suitable for Lumbering or general purposes. Apply to: JOHN ANSTEY, Purcill’s Harbor.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement (Part 1)||The New Firm At Herring Neck, Geo. J. CARTER. GEO. J. CARTER, J. D. LOCKYER, St. John’s, Herring Neck, Proprietor, Local Manager. Would intimate to the readers of the Twillingate Sun and the public generally, that he has purchased the extensive Premises, Business and Trade Heretofore carried on by E. DUDER, Herring Neck, with the Large Stock Of Goods on hand, and having largely supplemented the Stock with a splendid assortment of goods in all departments, bought in the lowest markets, previous to the advance in prices. We intend selling at the lowest possible rates. Our stock is one of the largest and best assorted in any outport in the country. Dry Goods - in all lines. Groceries, Glassware, Linens and Twines, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc Our prices are marked down so as to give the public the advantage of having bought previous to the advance in prices, and the extra duty going on. We have on hand a large and varied Stock of FLOUR, BREAD, PORK, MOLASSES, BUTTER, PAINTS, OILS, KERO. OIL, &C., &C.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement (Part 2)||Every kind of goods required for the Fisheries, Farming, and General Trade of the country. We are prepared to pay the Highest Market Prices for Cod Fish, Cod Oil, Tinned Lobster, and all other produce of the Country. The harbor of Herring Neck is commodious and one of the safest in the island. A regular port of call for the coastal steamer, connected by telegraph with all parts of the country. Our wharfage, storage and other facilities for transacting business, are equal to any of the best in the outports. Persons from Green Bay, French Shore, Straight Shore or any part of the Island, having produce for sale or requiring to purchase goods, would find it to their advantage to drop in to Herring Neck, look at our stock, get our prices, and buy what they want. Any orders by mail with remittance of Cash or P. O. O. will be executed promptly, and have the best attention. Correspondence solicited; and trade information cheerfully given. Geo. J. CARTER, Herring Neck.|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement||FOR SALE CHEAP, By the INDIAN ARM LUMBER Co., at Indian Arm, Notre Dame Bay. 100 M. No. 3 One inch Pine Board, 100 M. Matched Board, Also other grades of Pine and Fir Lumber, and Shingles, SELLING CHEAP FOR CASH|
|September 7, 1895||Advertisement||FOR SALE, 5 Spruce Spars (NEW) 48 to 63 feet long, Apply to: B. T. BOYLES, Little Bay.|
|September 7, 1895||Death||At St. John’s on Sunday evening last, the 1st. Inst., after a tedious illness, in the 80th year of his age, 60 of which were spent in this country, William BYRNE, a native of Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. The deceased was the father of Mr. Wm. BYRNE, of Durrell's Arm, and was much respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.|
|September 7, 1895||Rare Coin Found||Mr. George SNOW, Cabinetmaker, living at 57 Colonial Street, is in the possession of what is probably a very valuable coin. He found it about two weeks ago, while digging in a cellar beneath his house, but attributed no value to it. The coin is of silver metal, about the size of our five pence, well preserved, and bears the following inscriptions: - A plain cross, encircling which are the words “In Hoc Signo Vinces.” On the opposite side the Roman crown is clearly outlined, underneath which, is the date in Roman characters, DXXX (80). The inscription on this side, as well as can be deciphered, is: “Port, et. A. L. G. Rea---:’ the remaining letters are indistinct. $150 has been offered for the coin and refused by Mr. SNOW. Evening Telegram, Sept 2.|
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|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 1)||Pilley's Island and Vicinity. Hon. Robert BOND, Esq.,Colonial Secretary.Dear Sir, - We the undersigned Free and Independent Electors of Pilley's Island, in the electoral district of Twillingate, Notre Dame Bay, desire to request you to allow yourself to be put in nomination as candidate for the vacant seat, caused by the resignation of J. P. THOMPSON, Esq., for the representation of this district. Your valuable services to the country in the past are well known to us. Hence, to have an opportunity to show our appreciation, and to express our gratitude practically for the same, we make this request. Should you be pleased to accede to our wish, you may rely on getting our unanimous support. We remain, Dear Sir, Yours faithfully,Joseph DELOUCHERY, Joseph STRONG, William Fl BLACKLER, John PURCHASE, Wm. GARLAND, James LOCK, Wm. H. PEARCE, Joseph COLEMAN, D. McCUISH, Thos. PENNEY, John COLBOURNE, Michael LEMEE, John MADDICKS, Daniel DENNIHY, Hector McKENZIE, Robert MILLER, Charles W. COFFIN, Wm. KINGSBERRY, James BARRON, George MILLEY,|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 2)||Stephen MURPHY, George HOWELL, Wm. CANTELL, John DEAN, Samuel LEWIS, Edward RILEY, Richard LeDREW, Thos. ROBERTS, John RAINS, Thos. PRIDE, Wm. GLAVEEN, Wm. RANDELL, Reuben RIDEOUT, David PADDICK, John TILLEY, Elijah WITH, Thomas OSBORN, George TIZZARD, Samuel CHAPPEL, John ANTHONEY, Thomas RATFORD, Martin METCALF, John HOWELL, Martin GARDENER, Francis CONNERS, John CONNERS, Kenneth J. FORWARD, Joseph BLACKMORE, James VAY, I. S. BLACKMORE, William JAMES, George BLACKMORE, John OSMOND, Moses READ, Samuel LUSCOMBE, Jeremiah SQUIRES, Elijah BLACKMORE, Peter OXFORD, David DOBBIN, Samuel HOWELL, Matthew CHALLAN, John MAY, Alfred COBB, Solomon ROWSELL, Joseph NOSWORTHY, Wm. BARGGERY, Job WELLS, Walter PILLEY, John OSMOND,sr., FREDERICK MAY, George LOCKE, James MAHONEY, John COOK, Edward PADDICK, John EGAN, Eli AUSTY, Joseph DEAN, Josiah PYNN, John BIGGLEY, Andrew ROBERTS, James RICE, Martin KENNEDY, David GLAVEEN, Thos. WYATT, John SIMMS, Wm. CAREW, James FIFIELD, Thos. SIMMS,|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 3)||George COBB, Alfred WITH, John COLBOURNE, sr., Benjamin LEAR, Wm. BUDGELL, Joseph LEAR, Arkless RICE, Thos. CARPENTER, Samuel ANSTEY, Jasper READ, John SNOW, A. G. HYNES, Henry BURT, Arthur RANDELL, Philip CONWAY, Reuben LEDREW, Mark WHEALON, Philip LEDREW, Thomas MOORS, jr., Henry CAPEL, Thomas QUIRK, Jesse LOCKE, Han. NORMOUR, James PAYNE, David OAK, Wm. PAYNE, Ambrose DEAN, James THOMPSON, Wm. VAY, Thomas FROND, Leonard THOMPSON, George THOMPSON, Walter STICKLEN, Wm. BARRON, Elias DINNEY, Israel HULETT, John LOVERIDGE, Henry RAINS, Wm. BOND, jr., Frederick LOCKE, James JEANS, Edward LOCKE, William WITH, Mark CHALLAN, Thomas SEWARD, Richard RIDOUT, Wm. FIFIELD, Wm. G. RIDOUT, Archibald ROWSELL, Edward RIDOUT, Solomon NOSWORTHY, John ROWSELL, Robert HACKETT, Wm. RAINS, Wm. JEANS, Richard MAY, Pierce POWER, Peter PADEY, Benjamin BISHOP, Arthur BLACKMORE, Esau HELLOT, Henry BLACKMORE, Walter CONNERS, Hugh KENNEDY, John CONNEY, John SHEARING, John DONOHUE, Frederick YOUNG, George TAYLOR, Michael SUTTON, Joseph OXFORD, John W. ROBERTS, Israel FUDGE, Peter FURRY, John ROBBINS,|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 4)||Chas. J. FUDGE, Richard DOBBIN, David R. DOBBIN, John WAY, Eli POLLER, Elias MULLAN, Simon WHITE, Elias FRENCH, John RICE, George RICE, Simon WARR, Wm. J. RIDOUT, Joseph OSMOND, Daniel AUSTIN, Edward SPENCER, Michael CONNORS, Uriah STUCKLES, Wesley LUFF, George RANDELL, John BREAU, Edward DONOHUE, William WATKINS, William PITTMAN, Emanuel WHITE, George PITTMAN, John SMITH, James SMITH, Joshina RIDOUT, Israel FUDGE, H. Hr., P. McHOWSON, George WARR. And a number of others. From Little Bay and Cape Shore Including Three Arms, Harry's Harbour,[unreadable] Cove, etc.To the Hon. ROBERT BOND, Colonial Secretary. Hon. Sir, - We, the undersigned electors of Little Bay and vicinity in the district of Twillingate, herewith invite you to offer yourself as a candidate for our suffrages at the coming bye-election that is to take place owing to the resignation of our worthy and esteemed late representative J. P. THOMPSON, Esq. If you consent to thus honor us, we shall not fail to give you our undivided and hearty support. Your patriotism and high-class statesmanship in the past assure us that the interests of this district would be ably represented, if by you.|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 5)||We remain, yours faithfully, John PYE, John UPWARD, John J. WHEATLEY, Henry A. LANGDON, Jno. B. BLANDFORD, Robert UPWARD, G. FOOTE, Angus KING, Benj. T. BOYLES, John KING, Duncan PARSONS, Samuel BACKWOOD, Jonathan J. BENSON, Francis BOWEN, William KING, Jessie NEWHOOK, Lot KING, Charles RIDOUT, William WHARFORD, Thomas KING, jr., Jonas NEWHOOK, jr., Thomas King, Alfred OSBORNE, Frederick B. BAUDITH, John WHEELER, Jonathan OSMOND, Alfred STRONG, Nehemiah UPWARD, Lionel BUTT, William C. KING, P. J. LEAREY, Robert KING, John NOBLE, J. B. HOWSON, James GOSS, William FORAN, John R. BARTLETT, Robert J. FOOTE, Richard CORBETT, Joel A. HUBLEY, John WHALAN, J. E. WELLS, Mike WHALAN, Joseph JANES, Edward EAGAN, Job STRONG, Edmond POWER, Thomas VERGE, William McLEAN, Thos. RYAN, Joseph COLEMAN, William GILLES, Allan GILLAS, John BROWN, John JAMES, Edward WALSH, Thos. BOYDE, Laurence BROWN, Edward CODY, John MALLAUS, John BREENE, John RIELY, Laurence BRIEN, John KEEFE, John LUSH, Michael KEELY, Laurence FOLEY, Fred. YOUNG, William BOYLE, William MILES, John BOUZAN, Peter COLEMAN, Robert PETERS,|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 6)||John JOY, George GRANT, Henry GILLARD, George GILLARD, Joseph GILLARD, Patrick WALSH, William MULLENS, George ATKINS, George GRIMES, Heber ATKINS, John KENMOND, Thomas BRIEN, Laurence DRISCOLL, Thomas MOORE, James CORBEN, James MORGAN, Mark ATKINS, George MILLER, Michael OSBURN, John JAMES, Hugh KENNEDY, John FINLEY, Patrick PHORAN, George GILLARD, John NOSEWORTHY, Martin KENDY, Henry NOSEWORTHY, Edward KEEFE, John FORAN, George LEBOUF, John RICHARDS, Alan GILLAS, John AUSTIN, Frederick MARTIN, John TOBIN, Edward MARTIN, Henry JOHNSON, James ROBBINS, James DROVER, James SQUIRES, William CONWAY, Samuel ROBERTS, Thomas RICHARDS, E. PETTY, Peter AUSTIN, Charles SIMMS, John JOHNSON, Edmond CRANIM, Wm. DROVER, John TOBIN, James BOUZAN, John SPARROW, John COLEMAN, sr., James DONOVAN, Joseph HUSSY, Barth COLEMAN, Joseph SHEA, Edward NORRIS, John SHEA, Michael FLINN, Harry WARFORT, Peter COLEMAN, James SHARAHAN, John BURCEY, Thomas MILLAR, Samuel RATCHFORD, Hubert MILLARD, Joseph EVANS, Edward LACY, Henry GILLARD, James BUTT, Frederick INDER, James OSBURN, Edward INDER, Thos. HEAD, James INDER, Henry HEAD, John PETERS, Stephen RANDEL, Nicholas PETERS,|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 7)||James DWYER, Joseph BLACKLER, John FITZPATRICK, Josiah CLARKE, George WATCHMAN, Henry CLARKE, George ENGLAND, Edward BROWN, Edward FLIMMING, Walter CLARKE, Reuben BAKER, Abel SMYTH, Job BAKER, Theophilus WELLS, John SIMMONS, Wm. HULL, Hubert SIMMONS, Joseph ANSTEY, John EVANS, Samuel HUXTER, George PELLY, John CLARK, Philip SNELGROVE, Richard LE BUFF, Arthur BARTLETT, Philip UPWARD, John ENGLAND, John Wm. WHITE, Richard YOUNG, James WHITE, John WHITE, P. KERBY, And one hundred and eighty-six others, residents of Tilt Cove and vicinity. From Herring Neck.To the Hon. ROBERT BOND, Colonial Secretary. As a vacancy has been created in the representation of our district by the resignation of Mr. THOMSON, we the undersigned electors of Twillingate district, gladly avail ourselves of the opportunity of asking that you allow yourself to be put in nomination as the candidate for this district, and beg to assure you that we will use our best endeavors to secure your triumphant return.|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 8)||We very much regret the malicious conspiracy on the part of political opponents, by which you were deprived of your seat in the House of Assembly after your grand victory in Trinity district at the last general election, and now that a seat is vacant in our district it is with the greatest pleasure that we desire to avail of your valuable services for our district, as well as the country generally. It may be that as you are now free from duties of a representative, you would prefer remaining so until the next general election, but we fully appreciate your noble and patriotic efforts in the interests of our colony, and consider that at such an important epoch as this in its history, we can not afford to dispense with the presence of such a talented statesman on the floors of the House of Assembly. We therefore invite you to offer for our district at the approaching bye-election, and as the prevailing sentiment all over it, has long been in favour of the political party of which you have been a prominent Leader, your supporters feel very sanguine that you will have a most successful election.|
|September 21, 1895||Petition For Robert BOND (Part 9)||We remain yours sincerely, W.F. COAKER, G.S. CHAMBERLIN, Incumbent, Charles GILLIOTT, S. Mary’s, Natl. WATTS, Joseph CARLEY, Thos. STUCKY, John CARLEY, Elias STUCKY, Ar. CARLEY, Chas. STUCKY, Alfred CARLEY, William STUCKY, George WATKINS, Joseph STUCKY, Samuel MILES, Eli LISCOMBE, John WARREN, Titus STUCKY, D. WARREN, Thomas DALLY, sr., Jas. CARLEY, Henry BLAKE, John CARLEY, Levi CUTTLER, Wm. GRIMES, Wm. WATTS, Timothy GRIMES, Samuel CUTTLER, Stephen STUCKY, Joseph CUTTLER, David GRIMES, Robert ROSE, Alf. WOODFORD, H. STUCKY, John CLARE, Wm. RICHMOND, Jos. NEWMAN, Wm. ROSE, jr., Tim. DONAHOE, Rich. ELLIOTT, John DONAHOE, Ob. STONE, Andrew KEOUGH, John PECKFORD, Joseph BLANDFORD, Samuel KEARLEY, Wm. CUTTLER, Ed. STUCKY, Samuel STONE, Ed. CUTTLER, Elias DALLY, Capt. Wm. RICHARDS, Joseph LISCOMBE, Ed. RICHARDS, James GILLIOTT, And a large number of others.|
|September 21, 1895||Three Lies||The Daily News of the 3rd inst. said that the Hon. H. J. B. WOODS had gone to Twillingate as a pioneer in the election canvass. The Hon. Mr. WOODS has not even been near the district. He went to Bay of Islands a fortnight ago to arbitrate upon some land. Lie No. 1 nailed. The same paper on the same date stated that the Hon. Mr. HORWOOD was canvassing the district of Twillingate. Mr. HORWOOD came here on a visit to some friends, he did not stir out of Twillingate until he left with those friends, to take the train at Norris’ Arm, back to St. John's, and he left here before nomination, not having canvassed one vote or spoken on politics. Lie No. 2 nailed. The Daily New of the 5th inst. said that "to prevent the Opposition from securing the Fleta, she was engaged ostensibly for Customs' Inspection by the Government." The Fleta arrived here after having conveyed Mr. WATSON to Norris' Arm on Wednesday week last, and ever since then has been laid up at her owner's wharf and at the disposal of the opposition. Lie No. 3 nailed.|
|September 21, 1895||Twillingate's First Sawmill||A week or two since we referred to the fact that a saw mill was in course of erection here by Mr. John CURTIS, two of the workmen from Messrs. James ANGEL & Co.'s Iron Works, St. John's, having come to put in the boiler and machinery. This work was successfully performed, and on Saturday last the first saw mill ever operated here was put in motion, and the steam whistle could be heard reverberating in the distance. It took a little longer time before every part was properly adjusted, but now the works are in full swing, so that daily the conversion of the rough logs into a superior quality of shingles, is rapidly going on and the premises present quite a busy scene of activity. Mr. CURTIS is a man of enterprise and is to be congratulated on starting this new venture, which we trust will prove a success.|
|September 21, 1895||Splendid Hotel at Norris' Arm||Splendid Hotel Accommodations at Norris' Arm. During our recent trip over the N. W. & Western railway, we had occasion to put in some time at Norris' Arm, and was pleased to see the progress that has been made at that station since the railway has been in operation. This was particularly noticeable in respect to the hotel accommodation, which the traveling public meet with there. This hotel is at the station and very convenient indeed, travelers having simply to step from the train on the platform, when they are close to the main entrance. Mr. MURRAY, the telegraph operator, is the proprietor. An excellent lady is in charge, who is most obliging and bound to give every attention to visitors. Everything is beautiful and clean, and the hotel is nicely furnished, and all travelers by train, or who wish to visit Norris' Arm on pleasure, can rely on the best attention at reasonable rates.|
|September 21, 1895||Personals||Miss J. STERLING also took passage by the Fleta for Norris' Arm in order to join Monday's train for Whitbourne and St. John's, en route for England. Miss S. has been spending a few weeks in her old home and we wish her a pleasant voyage across the Atlantic. Mr. C. WHITE and Mr. P. ANSTEY took a trip to Norris' Arm by the same steamer. The Virginia Lake had a large number of passengers going South last trip, many of them from Labrador. Mr. W. J. SCOTT and sister embarked here for St. John's. Sir AMBROSE and Lady SHEA arrived in St. John's per last Allan steamer from England and intend spending a few weeks there.|
|September 21, 1895||Death||The unfortunate woman Agnes CONROY, who was arrested for the murder of her two children and attempted suicide by cutting her own throat, died in the Penitentiary on the 13th inst.|
|September 21, 1895||Two More Seizures||Customs Officer Thomas GADEN had just made another seizure of liquor. Two casks, containing about 50 gallons of liquor, supposed to be rum, were taken from James COLLINS, licensed publican, Water Street. GADEN is still on the warpath. - Evening Telegram. Another seizure of contraband goods has lately been made by the Customs authorities in St. John's. The articles are as follows: 18 packages tobacco (300 lbs), 2 cases of preserves, 1 brl, sugar (300 lbs), six pairs fishing boots.The party on whose premises they were found is Mr. WEEKS, who was a prominent employee of Messrs. JOB Bros.|
|September 21, 1895||Hon. R. Bond||The newly elected representative for our district, the Hon. R. BOND, intended leaving on Thursday morning for Norris' Arm, to take the train going to Whitbourne that night, but it was blowing so strongly and the water being very rough, it was considered a risk for the little steamer to start, and Mr. BOND deferred going until yesterday morning, when he left here between eleven and twelve o'clock in the steam launch Fleta, which was gaily decked with bunting in honor of the hon. gentleman. As the train is likely to leave for Whitbourne before Monday night, the Hon. Colonial Secretary will probably take a run over the line in the meantime, as matters of importance connected with the Government may be awaiting his attention. He was very anxious however to get back to the Metropolis as early as possible, as the duties of the important departmental office, which he so ably presides over, require that he should not be long absent at this critical juncture.|
|[There is nothing on my microfilm for September 28, 1895.]|
|October 5, 1895||The Twillingate Sun is Sold (Part 1)||To Our Patrons and the Public: As we have disposed of our entire interest in the Twillingate Sun to Mr. George ROBERTS, with the present issue, we retire from its Editorial control, and terminate our career as a Public Journalist in connection therewith. It is over 15 years since we launched the SUN on the sea of journalism, the first issue having appeared in June, 1880, and through all the adverses and changes that have taken place, it has always been able to maintain an independent attitude, and has ever been a faithful and ardent exponent of public opinion, and we have striven to make it a newsy, interesting family paper. It has been our aim to advocate such measures as we believed were for the good of the District and the Colony generally; and while our views on various occasions may have clashed with those of some of our readers, still it has often been a source of much gratification to know, that the great majority of our people have endorsed the views enunciated through our columns, and have been in unison with the line of policy that has been pursued by the SUN.|
|October 5, 1895||The Twillingate Sun is Sold (Part 2)||It was with some degree of reluctance that we sold out our interest in this paper, and now withdraw from the Editorship of the same; but having been appointed to an important public office, we did not consider it compatible with the occupancy of such a position, that we should in any way be connected with a partizan newspaper, and therefore leave the SUN and all its future interests in other hands, feeling assured that under its new Editor and management, it will continue to shine as brightly as ever, and that the measures which it will advocate, may be made a blessing to many. It was our desire that the SUN should be put within the reach of every one, especially throughout our district, and with this object in view we made a new departure last Fall, and reduced the subscription to ONE DOLLAR per year. It so happened however, that just about that time the Banks and Mercantile failures overtook us, and the business was not pushed as would otherwise have been the case.|
|October 5, 1895||The Twillingate Sun is Sold (Part 3)||But notwithstanding this drawback, our subscription list increased considerably, and now that the dark cloud of adversity seems to be receding from us as a Colony, a new impetus will be given to every industry, and no doubt the SUN will share in the benefit, and is likely to have many more subscribers in a little while. Many of our old patrons and friends far and near, have stood by us in prosperity and adversity, ever since the inception of the SUN, and we sincerely thank them, as well as all others of more recent years, who have in any measure, contributed to the success of our enterprise; and the words of' cheer and kindly sentiments that we have frequently received from many of our friends and well-wishers from time to time, have greatly encouraged and stimulated us in the discharge of our duties as a public journalist. In bidding adieu to our friends and patrons, we take this opportunity of wishing them every future happiness and prosperity, and desire thus publicly to return to them our heartfelt thanks, and bespeak for the new Editor of the SUN a continuance of that favor, which has been so cordially bestowed upon it in the past.|
|October 5, 1895||Return of the Labrador Fleet.||With the exception of one or two more craft, all our Labrador fleet has returned from the scene of their summer's avocation, and we are proud to welcome them back, after undergoing the dangers and hardships of another fishing voyage. Nearly all the craft have come back very fairly fished and there are very few indeed around our island, and including Morton’s Harbor, that may be regarded as having failed in getting fish enough to make the voyage fairly remunerative. Those who happened to be unfortunate are the ones who usually go to the extreme Northern part of the Labrador coast, and who never delay on the upper part early in the season. Before leaving for Labrador this season, the shore fishery was better than it has been for several years, and those fishermen who did not leave here too soon did pretty well at home, and this gave them a fine start for the summer, and caused the Labrador trip to be so much more valuable to them. It is true, that the price of fish is lower than it has been the past two or three years, but this may be attributed to the large catch, and also to the misleading reports that were sent abroad in the early part of the season, leaving the impression on the minds of fish speculators of the catch being much greater than it really proves to be. However, the prices for provisions, &c. are low, and all things considered, the voyage all through is likely to be one of the best for some years past. It is therefore, a cause for much thankfulness to a kind providence who has carried so many of our people out, prospered them in their undertakings, and brought them back without any loss or accident befalling them.|
|October 5, 1895||Marriage at Fogo (Part 1)||Grand Event at Fogo. Saturday last in Fogo, is likely to be considered by many in the future as a red-letter day in the history of that community. It was the occasion of the marriage of Mr. C. Corner WALL of Liverpool, England, to Miss Kate EARLE, daughter of Henry EARLE, Esq., Merchant of Fogo. All business was suspended in honor of the auspicious event, and nearly all the inhabitants were robed in holiday attire. The ceremony was performed about eleven o'clock in St. Andrew's Church, by the esteemed Rector, Rev. W. Charles WHITE. The best men were Messrs. W. EARLE and Harry COWAN, the bridesmaids being Miss HERBERT and Miss POOK. The bride was handsomely attired in a white satin dress trimmed with white heather flowers with a very long white veil, and we understand looked beautiful. The bridesmaids were dressed in corn blue with trimming to match and also looked very nice. Soon after the nuptial knot was tied, the party luncheoned at the residence of the bride's father, and about two o'clock the bride and bridegroom, amid the firing of guns and the roar of cannons, left in the steamer Matilda, commanded by Mr. John SCOTT, for Norris' Arm, to take Monday night's train for St. John's en route for England.|
|October 5, 1895||Marriage at Fogo (Part 2)||They were accompanied by Mr. COWAN, and as far as Exploits by the Rev. C. WOOD of Exploits mission, who was a former respected Rector of Fogo, and who went there for the purpose of assisting at the service, but was a little late in arriving, owing to the wind being ahead. The Matilda arrived here at six o'clock Saturday evening, gaily decked with bunting, the bride and bridegroom being the guests of J. W. OWEN, Esq. The steamer remained until the following afternoon when she left in order that the Rev. C. WOOD might reach Exploits in time for evening service. Time would not allow them to delay at Change Islands en route so as to be here before dark, but Mr. Chas. EARLE was prepared for the occasion, and as the steamer was passing with the happy couple on board, there was a great display of fireworks and the famous EARLE bombshells were to be heard repeatedly exploding. Mr. WALL is the son of a wealthy Mercantile gentleman of Liverpool, which is to be the future home of the bride. We extend to them our congratulations and hope that unbounded happiness and prosperity may attend their union.|
|October 5, 1895||Twillingate STIRLING (Part 1)||It is very gratifying indeed to find that Miss G. STIRLING's fame as a singer, has been meeting with much commendation from the city Press, and it is something that Twillingate may justly feel proud of. She has been gratuitously bestowing her talents for the public good during her short stay at St. John's, and her appearances before the crowded audiences that have greeted her night after night, have won untold laurels for her in the public estimation. We find the Daily News, of Monday last referring to her in the following complimentary terms: - “When on Saturday night the Rev. G. W. SIDDALL referred to Miss Twillingate STIRLING as having laid the various denominations and all lovers of music under a debt that cannot be repaid, he spoke a truth, perhaps not fully appreciated. "Our claim on Miss STIRLING is a slight one. She is a Newfoundlander by birth it is true, but in Notre Dame Bay her local interests chiefly rest.|
|October 5, 1895||Twillingate STIRLING (Part 2)||Notwithstanding this, she cheerfully, willingly, without any reward, other than the admiration and applause of the large audiences who gather to hear her, gives her time and talents to the cause of God and man. She does not stop to ask about rites or ceremonies, eulogies or isms; it is sufficient for her to know that she can aid any good work in her native land. "Miss Twillingate STIRLING is a professional singer. What the Merchant's stock, the Lawyer's lore, the Author's pen, the Doctor's skill are to them, so is her voice to her. Merchants seldom distribute their wares. Lawyers and Doctors cannot give advice gratis; and yet Miss Twillingate STIRLING gives unhesitatingly from her bounty, to aid her native land. Since being here, she has suffered continuously from a cold, but nothing daunted, has performed her promises and gratified her audiences. Although not accepting the slightest pecuniary recompense, she has caused thousands of dollars to flow into the coffers of the various Churches. "Miss STIRLING's name and fame will ever remain clear to Terra Nova, and especially to the sons and citizens of St. Johns." [FOR THE SUN]|
|October 5, 1895||Picnic at Pilley's Island (Part 1)||The children attending the Church of England Sunday School, Pilley's Island, held a picnic in a field belonging to Mr. Samuel ANTHONY, which had been kindly lent for the occasion, on Wednesday 18th Sept. They were especially fortunate in the choice of the day, the weather, which is such an important factor in an enterprise of that kind, being everything that could be desired. The scholars and teachers, numbering upwards of sixty, assembled at the Church at 12 o'clock, when, under the direction of Mrs. HERBERT, (Miss HERBERT, the Superintendent of the Sunday School being away from home), they were formed into procession, and a very pretty turnout they made with their gaily dressed banners, and flags. The teachers present were Miss FRENCH, Miss PEARCE, Miss KINGSBURY, and Mr. Thomas RADFORD. The route chosen led past the Doctor’s house, and Dr. and Mrs. HILEY were loudly cheered. A halt was made when the residence of A. H. BEATTY, Esq., J.P., Manager of the Pyrites Company’s mine, was reached, and three hearty cheers were given for Mr. and Mrs. BEATTY, who very materially assisted the undertaking.|
|October 5, 1895||Picnic at Pilley's Island (Part 2)||The procession then wended its way through Norway as far as Mr. Wm. BLACKLER’s, Church Warden, who was serenaded in a similar manner, and proceeded by way of Holyoke to the scene of action. Mr. ANTHONY had spared himself no pains in making the necessary preparations, and the field soon presented a very animated and lively appearance, being gaily decked with bunting, Tea was served in a tent erected for the purpose, and from three o’clock until six, business was rushing. A large number of people availed themselves of the opportunity of letting off a little of their superfluous energy, and one and all, big and little, seemed to throw themselves heartily into the spirit of the thing, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Every conceivable kind of sport was indulged in, and happily all passed off without accident of any kind, though it was noticeable on the following day, that several of the adult competitors dragged their weary limbs after them, with considerable difficulty.|
|October 5, 1895||Picnic at Pilley's Island (Part 3)||Darkness of course put an end to outside festivities, and after the children had been presented with sweets etc., and despatched to their homes, an adjournment was made by the seniors to the Public Hall, the interior of' which had been very tastefully decorated by Mr. George BOULTER, Chief Officer of the SS. Avalon, which, along with the SS. Coila was in port. Dancing commenced at 8.30, and was kept up with much spirit until 3 o'clock, to the strains of MILLEA and AUSTIN’s String Band. Refreshment was supplied by the committee, the floor was in excellent order, and everyone seemed to be having a "good old time." After paying all expenses, a nice little balance remained in the hands of the committee, and this will be given to the Sunday School Prize Fund. The committee are much indebted to those ladies and gentlemen who so kindly assisted in the matter of catering and cooking, and also to Capt. NICHOLSON and the officers of the SS. Avalon, who rendered conspicuous assistance in many ways, besides placing at their disposal a number of flags, and the canvas with which the tent was covered.|
|October 5, 1895||Jottings from Little Bay (Part 1)||(To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun.) RESPECTED SIR, - No doubt you will be pleased to hear that the general public are glad of the success of that noble patriot, the Hon. R. BOND, being returned as a representative for this very important district by acclamation. Many of us are sorry at your leaving us, but delighted at being so fortunate as to get such a noble and capable statesman in your place, especially at so important an epoch as the present. We look forward with pleasant anticipation to much good for this district and the country at large. We are glad to notice that the petition re the Mining Claims is receiving some attention. Giles FOOTE. Esq., M.H.A. and Mr. HOWSON, Surveyor, are now visiting and examining the various claims in this Bay, with instructions from the Hon. Surveyor General to report on the same (so we are informed). Now that this work is begun, we have every confidence that the Hon. H. J. B. WOODS is the right man in the right place to have the law, relative to those elapsed claims carried out, and hope more enterprising persons will soon be in possession of some of them, and give work to our needy toilers.|
|October 5, 1895||Jottings from Little Bay (Part 2)||Mr. WOODS is a gentleman who has previously shown a deep interest in our mining laws, and we feel confident he will be all-alive to the carrying out of the public wish, when Mr. FOOTE makes his report. The fishing in this Bay has been fairly good. Some of our fishermen have returned from White Bay with very poor catches, and consequently are poorly provided for the winter. Those who went to the Labrador have been very successful. What farming and gardening have been done, have met with a plentiful return, and will thus be a great help to quite a large number of our people. I think that most of our people will be fairly provided for this winter. As for a few poor people, I really do not know what they are going to do if no help comes to them. It is reported that at Tilt Cove they have a new and important find of copper. The drying out of part of Pilley's Island inner pond is quite a success. Much credit is due the present energetic Manager, for his judicious handling of that mine, to make such low priced ore pay and give so much work to our excellent miners, who know how to work well for those who know how to treat them properly. There is also a very energetic Customs officer there, who appears to be full of similar enthusiasm and a desire to imitate his co-laborers further South; some parties will require to look sharp if he does not catch them. Yours very truly, TRAVELLER.|
|October 5, 1895||Last Night's Concert (Part 1)||The Elite of St. John's Turn out to Hear Miss STIRLING Sing. - An AuspiciousOpening. Not since the days of the "Micado" has there been such a brilliant audience assembled in our city for the purpose of listening to music and song, as was gathered in the new College Hall last evening. The inducements, of course, were many. It was to our Methodist friends, a moment of considerable pride to be present on such an occasion; a much talked of organ was to be played for a first time in public; two new lights, whose ability in the musical world of St. John's, was as yet an unknown quality, were to make their bow: and Twillingate STIRLING, supported by Miss M. JARDINE, was to sing. Nobody dreamed that last night's inaugural concert would in any particular, fail to be a brilliant success, and nobody was disappointed. About 8.20 the Rev. Mr. MORTON stepped forward, and delivered a brief opening speech. His first reference was to the beautiful organ just to be formally opened. The Reverend gentleman paid a fitting tribute of respect to the memory of the late Charles R. AYRE, the donor of the organ. His generous gift made possible the ownership, by the executive of the College of the splendid instrument, which now adorns the concert room.|
|October 5, 1895||Last Night's Concert (Part 2)||At the mention of Miss STIRLING's and Miss JARDINE's names, the audience gave the stars a warm welcome. The programme of the evening was opened by Mr. Peter LeSUEUR, the talented young Organist, whose appearance was the signal for a hearty round of applause, which only ceased when the dulcet sounds from the keyboard under his skillful manipulation, told the assemblage that the grand inaugural concert was on. The success that Mr. LeSUER scored last night is, we think, only an index to a brilliant career in the Terra Nova sense, i.e., if he remains with us. Amongst the other truly magnificent selections, instrumental and vocal, the piano forte solo, "Lutte Intericure," by Miss Maude LeSUEUR, was one of high merit. Her fingering and touch were perfect, and she gave such expression to the whole production, as to enrapture the critical audience. When Miss. LeSUEUR left the piano, she had established a reputation, which leaves her in a very enviable position. A duet with her brother also received thunderous applause. For a debutante in such a place, with all St. John's critics sitting in front, one can well imagine how trying the ordeal is.|
|October 5, 1895||Last Night's Concert (Part 3)||Once however, Miss LeSUEUR had passed her fingers over the keyboard, everyone seemed to go in ecstasies. Her success was great. We wish her many more, and hope to hear her often in the future. And what shall we say of Miss STIRLING, Newfoundland's star, whose voice, pure and sweet as her native air, has established for her, continental fame? London, Paris, and other large cities have heard and admired her; but we believe she will receive with unbounded pleasure, the sincere appreciation of the people of the land of her nativity. Every time she consents to sing, those who can afford it will be found listening to her and delighted by being given an opportunity so to do. Last to mention, but by no means least in merit, comes Miss Mamie JARDINE. Twillingate STIRLING has volume and power and all the other essentials of a beautiful singer; but still there is a something in Miss JARDINE's sweet voice that delights us every time we hear her; and particularly last night, for she seemed to be at her best. Some silent admirers did not forget a bouquet of flowers for the ladies. Misses JARDINE, LeSEUER and STIRLING were recipients of handsome bouquets. Who sent them forward is of course, sub rosa. The concert as a whole was a brilliant success. We trust such an auspicious opening foreshadows a bright future for the Methodist college.|
|October 5, 1895||The Illicit Liquor Traffic||Within the past few months, we note that several parties have been before the Court at St. John's, and have been fined heavily for the illicit selling of intoxicating liquors. "Sheebeens" have been known to exist in many parts of the city, and the authorities have been exercising vigilance and doing their best to stamp them out. We have been much pleased to know that the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. John's, entirely discountenances the illicit liquor traffic among his flock, and perhaps he has been the means of doing more to root out and put an end to "sheebeens" than all the authorities combined. When such a high dignitary of the Church, as a Bishop HOWLEY, takes so firm a stand against the existence of so great an evil, it cannot fail to have a most salutary effect. The new Inspector General of the Newfoundland Constabulary, J. R. McCOWEN Esq., also takes a great Interest in doing away with such nuisances. A circular which he sent to the officials under his control all over the colony, a little while ago, contains the following paragraph in reference to the enforcement of the license law: — "You will also receive a copy of the ‘amended license act of 1875,' and I have to direct that you will carry out its provisions in every particular. You will observe that any 'drink' no matter under what name, containing two percent or upwards of alcohol by volume, now comes under the License Act.''|
|October 5, 1895||Appointment||Yesterday's Royal Gazette announces the appointment of J. P. THOMPSON, Esq., ex - M.H.A. for the district of Twillingate, as Justice of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrate at Brigus. No more, deserving appointment has ever been made than the one referred to. Mr. THOMPSON, since he entered public life, in 1882, has served his country faithfully and well. His kindly disposition and pleasing manners have secured for him a place in the hearts of the people of Twillingate that will never be vacated. So great has been the public confidence in him, both as a citizen and a member of the General Assembly, that his wonderful popularity has remained amid all the vicissitudes of party and political conflict. When polling day came round, almost every elector in the district had a vote to record for THOMPSON. Even the bitterest enemies of his party have always had a good word for him. He therefore, goes to Brigus under the most favorable auspices, and we bespeak for him, a hearty welcome there. However reluctant the people of Twillingate may be to lose him, it will be a great satisfaction all round to know that his seat as their representative, is now occupied by the ablest Statesman the colony has ever produced — the Hon. Robert BOND — to whose almost superhuman efforts in the money markets of the world last spring, Newfoundlanders are indebted, for the salvation of their country from financial ruin. — Telegram, Sept. 25.|
|October 5, 1895||The Sacred Concert (Part 1)||A Brilliant Success. Despite the known disadvantages of Saturday nights for a public gathering, the pretty little Congregational Church was packed to overflowing for the Sacred Concert, and a rare musical treat was furnished. Rev. G. W. SIDDALL the Pastor, ascended the platform, and in a brief introductory, referred to the object and the talented group who would render the programme. Then, in two brief hours, was compressed an epitome of all that is grand and noble and inspiring in sacred music, rendered by artists of rare vocal and instrumental skill. Mr. Herbert STIRLING was organist and successfully rendered three difficult solos. The last, the "Grand Chœr", was undoubtedly the best. It showed the merits of the sweet toned organ to full advantage and filled the building with a flood of melody. Though young, he is an expert musician, cool, deliberate - with a graceful method and fine appreciation of the sentiment of his subject. Miss Twillingate STIRLING appeared to better advantage than any night the week. Music of the Oratorio kind seems to be her favorite, and certainly gives more artistic advantages. From the solos, duets, trios and quartettes in which she participated, we select three numbers of superior excellence - the solo “I know that my Redeemer Liveth," the duet with Mr. JAMES, "The Lord is my shepherd" and the solo, "Jerusalem."|
|October 5, 1895||The Sacred Concert (Part 2)||Her interpretation was faultless. Her rich volume of notes echoed to the roof and broke upon the sense with inspiring effect. In the latter was this specially true, its triumphant chords enabling her to display the full compass of her register and we regard it as the best effort of the whole week. Mrs. HARVEY, and old favorite, enhanced her reputation on this occasion. Her residence in Chicago has given additional polish to her musical talent, and she well upheld her part in the duet "Oh Lovely Peace" with Miss STIRLING, while her two solos "Fear ye not, O Israel" and "He was despised" were remarkable for finished execution, and that clearness of enunciation that is the greatest charm of singers. Mrs. MARCH participated in a trio and quartette, and in each used her sweet soprano voice to help blend into an harmonious whole, the varying changes of the pieces. Mr. JAMES eclipsed himself. He is entitled to full merit for the successful duet before mentioned and his selections, "There is a green hill" and "Lord Have Mercy" were rendered in a masterly manner. He had a good voice, and what is better, a thorough knowledge of how to use it; and he will be heard in future sacred concerts with no less acceptance than in secular ones. On the whole the concert deserves to be highly treasured as a recollection, and our Congregational friends have reason to rejoice at their success. - Evening Herald, Sept. 30.|
|October 5, 1895||Deer Meat Available||Some venison was in the market last week, the first for this season.|
|October 5, 1895||Fishing Report||Whenever the weather has been fit for the fishermen to remain on the grounds, some have done very well during the past week or ten days. There have been two or three excellent days this week for handling fish and hundreds of quintals have been shipped.|
|October 5, 1895||Doctor Stafford is Ailing||We regret to know that Dr. STAFFORD has been prostrated by illness for the past fortnight, but are glad to learn that he is slowly recovering. Dr. SMITH, who has been located at Exploits for a few months, is here to attend to Dr. STAFFORD’s patients so that they need not be without medical advice and treatment.|
|October 5, 1895||Church Services||The Rev. J. INDOE, B.A., of Seldom-Come-By mission, was here spending a few days the early part of the week. He preached for the Rev. L. CURTIS, B.A., on Sunday, who needed a rest, as he had been suffering from a cold of late. In the morning Mr. INDOE took the service in the North Side Church, and in the evening on the South Side. On both occasions he delivered earnest discourses, which seemed to be well appreciated by the large congregations.|
|October 5, 1895||Shipping News||Two large English barquentines are now in port loading fish, both being chartered by Mr. LETHBRIDGE. The schooner lost at Forteau recently, was called the Mariposa, Capt. CAVE. She was from Montreal and bound for Liverpool. There were 66 passengers, 6000 tons valuable general cargo, 20 bullocks and 2,564 sheep. She was a large steamer of 3200 tons. Her cargo included 4500 bushels grain, cheese, butter, tinned meat, apples, &c. The coastal steamer Virginia Lake, Capt. TAYLOR, called here early Thursday afternoon going South. She was detained longer than usual as she had to go the assistance of a wrecked steamer called the Mariposa, which came to grief at Forteau in the Straits of Belle Isle. The Virginia Lake had a full load of sheep, &c, saved from the wreck, and was crowded with passengers, this being her last trip to Labrador. Mrs. TOBIN, Mrs. Samuel HUDDER, Mrs. William HUDDER, Miss SMITH, and others embarked here for St. John’s. The Terra Nova and Flamingo are ready waiting for a favorable wind. (Entered) Oct. 1 - Pride of the Channel, HOLLOW, St. John’s, 130 tons salt - W. H. LETHBRIDGE.|
|October 5, 1895||Appointed||His Excellency the Administrator has been pleased to appoint Jabez P. THOMPSON, Esquire, to be Justice of the Peace for the Island Of Newfoundland and its Dependencies. His Excellency the Administrator in Council has been pleased to appoint Jabez P. THOMPSON, Esq., J. P., to be Stipendiary Magistrate at Brigus. Secretary’s Office, Sept. 24th, 1895 - Royal Gazette|
|October 5, 1895||Steamers and Plant sold||We able to announce authoritatively today that the four sealing steamers Greenland, Iceland, Vanguard, and Mastiff, belonging to the insolvent estate of John MUNN & Co., Harbor Grace, have been disposed of to a syndicate of Scotch investors, who have also purchased their factory for the manufacture of seal oil. There is a very fair prospect of two other steamers being added to the number, and the combined fleet will be operated from Harbor Grace. This will be an immense boon to the Bay metropolis, and the residents thereof and their friends here, will receive this announcement with unconcealed pleasure. Herald, Sept. 24|
|October 5, 1895||Farewell Concert||A farewell concert, which was held in Methodist Hall last night, concluded a brilliant series, in which Twillingate STIRLING has been the leading spirit. She was presented with a valuable souvenir from citizens last night, and leaves for England on Saturday.|
|October 5, 1895||Marriage||On Saturday last at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, Mr. Alfred BRIDGER, of North Side, to Miss Jessie JENKINS, of Durrell’s Arm.|
|October 5, 1895||Marriage||At Fogo, on Saturday last in St. Andrew's Church, by the Rev. W. Charles WHITE, C. Corner WALL, Esq., of Liverpool, England, to Kate, oldest daughter of Henry EARLE, Esq.|
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