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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.
Frequency: Weekly.

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

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

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

The records were transcribed by RON ST. CROIX & GEORGE WHITE.
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors or have other records to contribute, then please contact the Twillingate Sun transcription project co-ordinator, GEORGE WHITE

January 4, 1919  Cars Have Joy Ride  People who came from Lewisporte recently say that the other day, two coal cars broke loose about two miles outside the junction, and ran right out to the wharf. Here they struck two cars and knocked one completely over the wharf into the water, and the other partly over, demolishing the head blocks. The car which went over the wharf contained among other things, some motor engines. 
January 4, 1919  Will Have Electricity  The firm of Wm. Ashbourne recently imported four individual electric lighting sets, consisting of gasoline engine and floating storage batteries, which will be used for lighting his different business places. 
January 4, 1919  Note of Thanks  I wish to most sincerely thank the many kind friends who have helped me during my recent bereavement, and also those who helped to make Christmas a happy one for my motherless children. Norman STUCKLESS. 
January 4, 1919  Accidental Fall  Mrs. Peter JENKINS, of Jenkin’s Arm, had the misfortune to fall and break her leg last Sunday. 
January 4, 1919  Ex Soldiers Join the Home's Crew  S.S. “Home” arrived here from Exploits on Monday night, to secure a crew. Three ex-soldiers, Ptes. Cecil ANSTEY, Jack PHILLIPS and Joseph DALLEY joined her. They were to have joined the ship by “Prospero”, but owing to the latter’s delay, the “Home” came here for them. 
January 4, 1919  Dr. GRENFELL Visits  Dr. GRENFELL, who came here at the invitation of Magistrate ROBERTS, arrived on Dec. 26th. from Exploits. Mr. John ANSTEY of Back Hr. went up for him, very pluckily, in a little three-handed punt, with 3 h.p. motor. 
January 4, 1919  Personals  Messrs. Stanley WARR and Stanley MOORS of Back Hr. leave for Halifax by “Dundee.” Miss Mabel HODGE left by “Dundee” this week for Lewisporte, enroute for Sackville, where she will continue her musical studies this winter. Miss HODGE is an accomplished musician, and a Post Graduate course will put her in the front rank. Mr. Hannibal CHURCHILL will shortly sever his connection with Earle Sons & Co., and will accept a position at Grand Falls, we understand. Nurse SNOW, formerly of the Jenson Camp, St. John’s, has accepted the position as Nurse, with Mrs. R.D. HODGE, and arrived this week to take up her duties. Mr. Stanley J. GUY of the Bank of N.S. staff here has been transferred to St. John’s branch, and goes thither by “Prospero”. Mr. W.W. BAIRD of Campbellton was in town this week for a few days, returning home by “Dundee.” 
January 4, 1919  Calenders  Our thanks to Messrs. Arthur MANUEL and F. LINFIELD for very neat calendars. 
January 4, 1919  Memorial Hospital Funds  At a meeting of the Memorial Hospital Committee held in the Court House on Wednesday Jan. 1st., a Financial Committee was formed to make arrangements for collecting and receiving subscriptions here and in this Bay. The Finance Com. held their first meeting on Friday, Jan. 3rd. and arranged to commence operations in a few days. The names of said com. are as follows: A.H. HODGE, Chairman; A. MANUEL, Sec.; C.L. DUNLOP, Tres.; G. BLANDFORD; Ed. HAYWARD. Geo. ROBERTS, Ch. Mem. Com. C. WHITE, Sect. The Finance Committee desires to say that the funds collected for the Memorial Hospital will be deposited in the Bank at interest, until a sufficient amount is in sight for the building and equipment, when the contributors will be called together to decide upon a site and a scheme of management. George ROBERTS, A.H. HODGE, Chairmen, General Committee. 
January 4, 1919  Welcome Home  Pte. Fred SPENCER, son of Mr. Mark SPENCER, Back Hr., who has seen active service with the Newfoundland Regiment, returned home last week by motorboat from Lewisporte. Fred has been wounded. Pte. Bert ROBERTS, son of Magistrate ROBERTS, who has seen service also with the Nfld. Regiment, returned to his home by “Prospero”. Bert has been sick and still looks it. To both our young heroes the Sun extends its heartiest welcome. Pte Fred COMPTON, son of Mr. John COMPTON, B.I. Tickle, arrived at the same time. Pte. COMPTON belonged to a Canadian Regiment. 
January 4, 1919  Carol Singing  On Christmas Eve, a bunch of about twenty young ladies and a few of the male sex, set out on an old style carol singing tour. They were equipped with a horse and slide on which they carried an organ, and made a tour of the harbour beginning at the Methodist Parsonage on the South Side and ending at St. Peter’s Parsonage. The night was beautifully fine, and though some of the fair sex, divers of whom came from afar, were beginning to get rather cold and sleepy by the time their work was completed, yet hearers were kind enough to say that the singing sounded very sweet. Needless to say all enjoyed themselves. On behalf of the carol singers we tender their very hearty thanks to Master Waldo HODDER who acted as Teamster, to Mr. Edgar HODDER who most generously refused payment for the use of the horse and slide, and to Mrs. Fanny FIELD who lent the organ. Next year we hear that a rival group proposes for one better. May we all live to see. 
January 4, 1919  Our First VC Winner  Recent – we beg your pardon, last years, we mean – St. John’s papers contain the announcement that Pte. RICKETTS, of Middle Arm, White Bay, has been awarded the Victoria Cross. Pte. RICKETTS is the first member of the Newfoundland Regiment, if not the first Newfoundlander, to win this distinction, and the whole country joins in the chorus of congratulations. Long may he live to wear it! Speaking of decorations, Twillingate can boast of at least three Military Medals and a DCM. There is many a medal deserved that is never awarded, and many a brave deed done that is not recorded in the Army. There is, for instance, the tale of Pte. Kenneth LEGGE who, when every man of his Section had been knocked out, remained steadily throwing bombs, until he had thrown two boxes and stopped the German counter attack. As no Officer was alive to report the incident, it is not recorded, and there have been hundreds of similar acts, which are unknown to the world, God bless all those splendid fellows. 
January 4, 1919  Note Of Thanks  Please allow us through your paper to thank our many friends for their kind words of sympathy to us in our sad hours of bereavement, which we were called to pass through owing to the very sad and sudden news of the death of our son Harry HOOPER who died of influenza and pneumonia at the Naval Hospital, Plymouth, Dec. 11th. at the age of 24 years. Wm. & Elizabeth BORDEN. “Why do we mourn departing friends, Or shake at deaths alarms, ‘Tis but the voice that Jesus sends, To call them to his arms.” 
January 4, 1919  Note Of Thanks  Mrs. Robert GUY & Family wish to thank the many kind friends of Springdale for their kindness to husband and father during his sickness, and those who assisted at and after the time of his death at that place, also the many kind friends of Twillingate who sent wreaths to adorn the coffin and those who sent letters of sympathy. Messrs. Stephen and Thomas GUY feel very grateful to Capt. Saul WHITE and his crew, who brought the body of their late brother from Springdale, and refused to accept a cent for their trouble. They would like to make this known and extend their heartfelt gratitude to Capt. WHITE and his crew for their goodness. 
January 4, 1919  Shipping News  The schr. “Mayflower” which took cargo of cask fish to Lewisporte for transhipment by rail, from Hodge Bros., returned Thursday. 
January 4, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. 4 H.P. Bridgeport engine, and motorboat built last winter, 22 ft long, 6 ft wide, 29 inches deep. Apply Fred WHITE, Back Harbor. 
January 4, 1919  Death  The sad death of Robert GUY of the South Side, occurred at Springdale on Christmas Eve of pneumonia. The deceased had gone to Hall’s Bay herring fishing and was attacked with a severe cold, pneumonia developing and a message was received by his wife a few days or so before his death to prepare for the worst. The late Robert GUY was a well-known citizen of South Side and at the time of his death had reached the age of 57. He leaves a wife and two sons, Stanley of the Bank of Nova Scotia staff here, and Walter. To the bereaved family the Sun extends its sincere sympathy. 
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January 25, 1919  Death  News was received here on Tuesday of the death of Stanley Moors of Back Hr. from influenza at Halifax. Deceased was about 17 years of age and left here by last “Dundee” to Lewisporte for Halifax, where he had secured work. 
January 25, 1919  Shipping News  The car which was lost over the wharf at Lewisporte has been jacked up to the wharf when the crew of the schr. “Mayflower” came down. They left Saturday night and had slob down to Sceviour’s Island, though before that, it was all open water. Mr. Freake is discharging the schooner, and the railroad wharf is filled with herring barrels. A schooner arrived there from Pilley’s Island on Saturday. The S.S. “Diana” arrived Saturday and landed a quantity of freight. She was booked we hear, for Fortune Hr., Springdale, and Nipper’s Hr. As the Bay filled in pretty much since Sunday, she will likely have some delay getting out. She brought a mail, some old and some fairly recent, but there was no Mail Officer on board, and she took nothing. The three masted schooner “Clarence A. Moulton,” of which Capt. John ANDREWS of this town is in command, sailed from Catalina on Jan. 15th. for Europe, going to Gibraltar for orders. The crew of the Home arrived overland on Thursday. They walked from Lewisporte to Birchy Bay by land. They report rabbits plentiful at Birchy Bay. The crew of Baine Johnston’s barque “John”, which was abandoned at sea off Cape Race, were taken off and have been landed at Portland, Maine. Capt. Saul WHITE arrived here from Change Islands yesterday. Thursday and Friday the “Prospero” was observed off here in the ice. Thursday she was thought to be from 12 to 18 miles off, bearing N. and yesterday was bearing about NNE. “Practical men,” as Capt. KEAN has it, expected she would drive in the Bay somewhat last night. So far nothing has been heard of the “Diana”. 
January 25, 1919  Twice Torpedoed  By the motorboat which brought down the crew of the “Mayflower” Naval Reservist Chesley MILES of Herring Neck came along from Lewisporte. This sailor lad has had some tough experiences being twice torpedoed, and bears severe wounds as a result. The last time his ship went up, he was seated on the rail unconsciously stropping his razor, when a torpedo exploded against the ship’s side near him, blowing him into the air. He was badly wounded in the knee, had a piece of iron driven into his side, and his head cut, being hurled into the air by the force of the explosion. The crew of the motorboat took good care of him on the trip down, and put themselves out to make him comfortable. 
January 25, 1919  Lodge Election  Election of officers of Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A. took place last week on Tuesday and installation was on Tuesday Jan. 21st. The following were elected: Fred WHITE, Worshipful Master, re-elected; Lewis CLARKE, Deputy Master re-elected; Wm. HAMLYN, Chaplain, elected; Mark RIDEOUT, Recording Sect. re-elected; George ROBERTS, Wild Cove Treasurer, elected; Henry SPENCER, Financial Sec. elected; Frank GUY, Inside Tyler; Harold SHARPE, Outside Tyler, Elected. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  House for Sale. At Back Harbor, Twillingate. Price three hundred fifty dollars ($350). Apply Mrs. Edward MOORS, Badger. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted. For Botwood Stores, Botwood, a General Assistant with some years experience in outport stores. Address – Manager, Botwood Stores. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted Immediately. A reliable girl, as Nurse for two children. Fare advanced if necessary. Apply Mrs. P.C. MARS, c/o P.C. MARS & Co., Smallwood Bldg., St. John’s. 
January 25, 1919  Unnecessarily Agitated  Twillingate. Jan. 22nd, 1919. Editor Tw’Gate Sun. Sir: - I notice your reference in last week’s Sun to Mr. Stewart ROBERTS’ illness as being due to overwork. As his late employer I must contradict your statement, which is absolutely misleading and untrue, unless Mr. ROBERTS overworked himself after his hours of labour ended with me. As a matter of fact, every sane person in Twillingate must know it was not overwork that brought about Mr. ROBERTS’ present mental condition, which in my opinion is due to over study or too much reading, what I would term, trash, or what some people would call Adventist Literature. Mr. ROBERTS has been in my employ for a number of years. I have always found him most obliging, honest, and industrious, but of late, to my mind, with mistaken ideas along religious lines. Out of respect to his religious belief, and hoping he would get to realize that the Doctrine of the Gospel and the principles taught by Christ and his Apostles, and the faith of his Fathers, were right and sufficient for his present and future life, I have borne with him working only five days a week, during the past summer. Of course Mr. ROBERTS has had to work sometimes at night during the past year, but he has always done so willingly and without complaint. I have done my best to compensate him for services rendered. I think your reference to him being overworked is entirely uncalled for. Yours truly, Wm. ASHBOURNE. 
January 25, 1919  Personals  Const. TULK, who went to St. John’s by last “Prospero”, returned overland on Thursday, reaching here about noon. Mr. George GUY, who left here with the intention of going to Bermuda, has been staying at Boston with his son John. He hopes to go there during the winter. S.S. “Prospero” touched in here Sunday to land Mr. A.H. HODGE who had been to St. John’s on business and went direct hence to Little Bay Islands. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  Lost. Either on harbor ice or road between Post Office and Durrel’s Arm, a bunch of nine keys. Finder please return to R.B. SMITH or Bank of Nova Scotia. 
January 25, 1919  First Overland Mail  The first overland mail, which left here on Monday, got back safely on Thursday night about 7:30. 
January 25, 1919  Death  Word was received here this week by Mr. James BLACKLER, Back Hr., conveying the news of the death of his brother, Rev. John BLACKLER at Toronto, supposedly from influenza. The late Rev. John BLACKLER was unmarried. 
January 25, 1919  Wounded Enlisted Men  Naval Reservist Isaac KEEFE came home about the first week of the New Year. Mr. Robert MOORS has received word that his son Pte. Fred MOORS, who was thrice severely wounded with the Canadians, has now reached this side and is spending a while with his sisters in Boston. 
January 25, 1919  Furnace Problems  The furnace in Hodge Bros. store gave trouble yesterday, and the old time stove had to be requisitioned until repairs were made. 
January 25, 1919  Marriage  The wedding of Leah, daughter of Mr. Abram JENKINS, Scevior’s Island, and Gordon WATKINS, took place in the S.A. Barracks on Tuesday night. 
January 25, 1919  Marriage  On Wednesday, Jan. 22nd., the wedding of the season took place at the South Side Methodist Church where Rev. DOTCHON joined in a life partnership, Lucy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen GUY, South Side and Harvey, youngest son of the late Philip FREEMAN of Back Hr. The bride who was dressed in cream satin with wreath and veil, was given away by her father and attended by her sister Mrs. George NEWMAN and Misses Nancy FREEMAN and Maggie YOUNG. The groom was supported by Messrs. George PHILLIPS and Fredk. ANSTEY. The bride, who had been clerk in the store of G.J. Carter for eight years, was the recipient of many valuable presents, among which were a silver sugar basin from her former employer, and a hall lamp from her fellow clerks. The happy couple will reside at the home of the bride’s parents and the Sun joins with their many friends in wishing them many happy years. 
January 25, 1919  1000 Newfoundlanders Returning  Men from Overseas with 60 wives and 17 children due by “Corsican.” St. John’s, Jan. 21st. The Department of Militia announces that the steamer Corsican, with 1000 officers and men of the Nfld. Reg. and Forestry battalion, with sixty wives and 17 children, will leave England about Saturday. The men are made up as follows: 35 Officers, 400 men of the 1st Battalion, 200 men of 2nd. Battalion and 300 men of the Forestry Battalion. Minister of Militia at a Patriotic Meeting in St. John’s Wednesday night, said the “Corsican”, which was bringing 1000 Newfoundland Soldiers home, had been ordered to dock, and owners objected to her coming to St. John’s owing to the ice. The Boys will therefore not reach home for sometime yet. 
January 25, 1919  RICKETTS Gets His VC  King George last Saturday forpinned the Victoria Cross won by Pte. RICKETTS of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on our young hero’s breast. 
January 25, 1919  Appointment  Rev. A.B.S. STIRLING formerly incumbent of St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s here, has been appointed to the rectory of St. Mary’s, St. John’s. 
January 25, 1919  Sickness  Mr. Stephen YOUNG is very ill, and steadily getting weaker. 
January 25, 1919  Death  Died. Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRETT had to bear the loss of their child of three years, which died this week from influenza. 
January 25, 1919  Note of Thanks  Our thanks to the P.M.G. for a set of the new Trail of the Caribou issue of Nfld. Stamps, and to the Bank of N.S., Wm. Ashbourne, Hodge Bros. and Canada Printing Ink Co. for calendars. 
January 25, 1919  Resolution of Sympathy  Twillingate, Jan. 18th, 1919. Loyalty Lodge, No. 5 L.O.A. Dear Mrs. GUY: - At our last night of meeting it was proposed that we send you a letter of condolence to sympathise with you in the loss you have sustained by your loving husband being taken from your side by death, and also a worthy brother taken from our ranks, which has cast a gloom over our lodge of which we feel the loss very keenly. Resolved. That we send our warmest sympathy to you to cheer you in your lonely hours, and vacancy, as he was your life’s partner to share your joys and sorrows. You must have felt it hard to lose him from your side. Our brother is gone where all is assurance and peace. The Lord gave and taketh away and he will make provision for the bereaved ones of which our Heavenly Father is too wise to err, too good to be unkind, and will be a husband to the widow, and a father to the fatherless. Receive this, our warmest sympathy and consolation, hoping we shall meet our brother again and “We share each others woes, Each others burdens bear, And often for each other flows, The sympathizing tear. Then for awhile we part, This thought will soothe our pain, That we shall still be joined in heart, And hope to meet again.” Signed on behalf of the officers and members of Loyalty Lodge. Mark RIDEOUT, Recording Sect. Reply. To the officers and members of Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A. Dear Sirs: - Allow me, on behalf of myself and family, to thank you for your letter of sympathy, so kindly tendered to me on the death of my dear husband. The cloud of sorrow and sadness, which has so unexpectedly overtaken us, has been lightened by your very kind remembrance in my hour of sore trial and bereavement. While it is hard to understand the dealings of a kind and wise Providence, yet we know that he doeth all things well. And we are assured that there is another family reunion to which – “They are gathering homeward from every land, one by one.” Therefore we do not sorrow as those who have no hope, but looking forward to a glorious resurrection when we shall meet our loved ones who are gone before, when parting is unknown. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Robert GUY. Tw’Gate. Jan. 22, 1919. 
January 25, 1919  Leading Tickles Wedding  A very pretty wedding took place at Leading Tickles on Dec. 26th., when Winnie ROWSELL and Mr. Stewart HAGGETT were united. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T.E. VATERS. The bride looked charming in a dress of white silk poplin with hat to match and was given away by Mr. Arthur HAGGETT, brother of the groom, and Mrs. Maud CHIPPETT acted as chief bridesmaid. After the conclusion of the ceremony they took their way to the home of the groom, where a very nice tea was provided. The bride’s presents were many and useful. Mr. and Mrs. HAGGETT have the best wishes of their many friends in which the Sun heartily joins. 
January 25, 1919  Did Well With Seals  Mr. Samuel WELLS of Back Hr., has done pretty well with seals this fall but now he has his nets up owing to the ice. The past week he took three old harps and a dog hood. He has taken thirteen seals altogether this fall – may be an unlucky number, but our friend agrees there will be nothing unlucky about the good money they will bring. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. About thirty pieces of timbers suitable for large size motorboats. Good Stuff. For sale, cash only. Apply to Robert RIDEOUT, Carter’s Cove. 
January 25, 1919  Coal Prospects Good  (Western Star) Work on the Reid Coal property at South Branch continues favourable. The black diamonds are showing up well. Some fifteen teams are engaged hauling the coal from the mine to the railway, a distance of about three and a half miles. They expect to average sixty tons a day. Road master KEEFE told us a few days ago, that it was a splendid sight. A road to the workings has been completed, and next spring it is intended to build a spur line from South Branch station. 
January 25, 1919  Resigned  Nurse Ethel MANUEL of Loon Bay, who has been for the past year or more working in the Jensen Hospital for tubercular soldiers, has resigned her position there, and goes to America shortly to continue her studies at a large Hospital there. 
January 25, 1919  Bay Steam Service  (Trade Review) Now that the Bay steam service for the year is ended, it is an opportune time to begin an agitation for reform, so that the hardships and disadvantages, loss of time, loss of money, may not be inflicted on the public again next season when the service begins. We have heard nothing but complaints all the past nine months from the people of Bonavista Bay about the “Dundee” route. It will have to be changed back to the old schedule ports; otherwise there will be trouble. The present system may suit Port Union, but it will not satisfy the people of Bonavista Bay. The objections are so many that it would take all our space to enumerate them, but they will be embodied in monster petitions to the Government, we understand, as soon as the House of Assembly opens. The old system is the only one that will satisfy the people of Bonavista Bay, and we hope the Government will see the wisdom next spring of restoring the old Dundee route to the people of the Bay. We have some very strong communications on our desk on the subject, which we shall publish next week. 
January 25, 1919  W.P.A.I.  The W.P.A. wish to acknowledge with thanks the following contributions: - Mrs. Wm. FREEMAN (Lighthouse) $1; Mrs. Wm. SHARPE (Crow Head) $1. Will all members and friends of the Association knitting socks, kindly finish same as quickly as possible? 
January 25, 1919  Mail Couriers Get Away  On Friday last, Messrs. Elijah GREENHAM and John GILLARD tendered for the mail courier service at $40 a trip, and as they were the only tenderers, the offer was accepted. They left here on Monday morning and succeeded in getting across to Comfort Cove that night. During the night, the slob filled in, and up to Wednesday night the Morton’s Hr. Mailmen, who had returned home, reported that it was impossible to either walk or row across the Run. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  Lost. Between Bank of Nova Scotia and Tickle Bridge, a watch with no chain. Finder will be rewarded on leaving same at Sun office or Bank of N.S. 
January 25, 1919  Royal Scarlet Chapter  Election of officers for the Royal Scarlet Chapter took place last week and the following were appointed. Stewart MOORS, W.C. in C.; Donelly ROBERTS, E.C. in C.; Pierce NEWMAN, Scribe; Fred HOUSE jr. Finan. Sect.; Alex MOORS, Treasurer, John FIFIELD, Sir H. at Arms; George GARD, Outer Herald; Jonas COOPER, Inner Herald; Edgar YOUNG Chaplin. 
January 25, 1919  Correction  The death of Stanley MOORS occurred at St. John, N.B. and not Halifax as we state elsewhere. The cause of death was not given, and influenza is only supposed. 
January 25, 1919  The Postal Joke  Jokes at the expense of the St. John’s postal authorities may not be relished by them, but who can refrain when Christmas cards from ones friends in Newfoundland – and on the railway line at that – arrive on January 20th, and St. John’s papers of Dec 28th accompanying them. Then again the “Diana” brought us St. John’s papers of January 2nd and January 14th and 15th. How can the postal people expect anything but complaint and ridicule when it takes a Christmas card a month to come from St. George’s. A friend who recently has a soldier boy home from the war, received on Monday, some printed matter which his son posted before he left England. The aforesaid son has been here, spent his furlough and returned to the city long ago! We suggest that anyone who wished to write to a friend should go himself and take his letter with him as being the quickest postal system at present available. 
January 25, 1919  Hospital Shortage  Odious Comparisons. In the Report of the General Hospital for the year passed Dr. KEEGAN, the Superintendent, makes the following striking statement: “Examining the population of some of the American Cities and States, I find that in New York City there is one Hospital bed for every one hundred and thirty inhabitants. In Ohio, taking the State as a whole, there is one hospital for every two hundred and fifty inhabitants, while in the State of Texas the proportion is one to four hundred and fifty. If we exclude the Grenfell Institutions on Labrador and at St. Anthony, the St. John’s General Hospital is the only one in Newfoundland, and even if this institution was called on to care for the City of St. John’s alone, the ratio of beds to the population would be one to every three hundred and ninety-five inhabitants, but this hospital has to care for the whole of Newfoundland, a population of 250,000 and this gives us a ratio on one bed to 2,193 inhabitants, hence our constant worry and congestion.” A stronger case for the establishment of District Hospitals could hardly be made out. One hospital bed to every 2193 inhabitants of this country, while in New York City they have a bed to every 130 – nearly seventeen beds to every one we have. And not only that, compare the difference. A sparsely populated coastline, with motorboat or dog team, often the conveyance for hospital cases, and a rickety train ride of maybe two or three hundred miles at the end of the journey! We do not know if Dr. KEEGAN had outport hospitals in his mind, but he certainly makes a good case for them. 
January 25, 1919  The Returned Soldiers  We must now add to the congestion of the General Hospital, the needs of our returned soldiers and sailors. Every week brings back to St. John’s cases of men who have been wounded or are ill, who require Hospital attention. The General Hospital is the only institution to which most of them can be sent, and naturally the returned veterans must get first place. But that means further congestion, and – if any added difficulty were wanted – more obstacle in the way of the outport patients getting admittance to that institution; so that we are steadily getting more and more shut out from any chance of securing admittance to the General Hospital. The need for outport Hospitals is tremendous; and if the District of Twillingate, and the District of Fogo will follow the lead, which the people of Twillingate have so finely set, we may soon be in a position to relieve much of the needless suffering and death occasioned in this Bay through the lack of Hospital accommodation. It depends on the people themselves; Twillingate is showing that it is in dead earnest and alive to this great need. We would urgently appeal to the whole of the Bay to come over and help us. No cry from Macedonia of old was half so bitter as the cry of those in pain, compelled to bear a lifetime of suffering, or the relatives who mourn the loss of lives which might have been saved. 
January 25, 1919  Advertisement  I desire to notify the Public that I have removed my Blacksmith’s Forge from Path End to the building lately owned by the late Wm. BAIRD, near the Post Office. Edgar SWEETLAND. 
January 25, 1919  Questionable Behaviour  Capt. KEAN occupies a column of a recent issue in the Daily News in replying to an article of Observer’s. Capt. KEAN uses a favourite little trick of writers of his dimensions by contradicting and answering charges that were not made. This is called “dragging a red herring across the trail” or since the war “camouflage” has been worn to death as the term. The facts are known perfectly to most people here, but for the benefit of others who may believe we are the kind of liar the Great Commodore would make us out to be (though being really a very different kind, as the Irishman said) we write this. The “Prospero” DID NOT leave Twillingate on the night in question before dark. ‘Tis true she left the wharf and went out a little way, but came back again, and anchored just off the wharf. We really do not remember what schooners were there at the time, but if our memory serves us right, there was no congestion of schooners to prevent manoeuvrability of even such an ocean palace as the S.S. “Prospero”; and with Capt. KEAN’s 15 years of experience on the bridge of that ship, for him to confess that a schooner or two would be confusing, seems extraordinary. Capt. KEAN is like many another good man. Having been lauded a bit by the St. John’s papers, having always had the finest of the sealing fleet under his feet, and fair luck, he conceives that he is above criticism. He forgets that he is the servant of Bowring Brothers, who are again (as far as mail steamers go) the servant of the public. That is the trouble. Capt. KEAN may be an excellent navigator beau-ideal of coastwise steamer Captains; those were not the points we were discussing. Perishable freight was left behind – both here and Morton’s Hr. – and Captain KEAN admits as much, and we contend without reason. We are satisfied to leave to the Judgement of “practical men” whether Capt. KEAN was justified in so leaving it – and it might interest the worthy Captain to know that “practical men” were the first people who told us of their surprise at this action of his. 
January 25, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund (Part 1)  Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions toward the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Sect. Finance Com. Amount previously acknowledged: $350. Harvey FREEMAN, Back Harbor $2. North Side – Collectors: A. ROBERTS & Jacob MOORS. Hodge Bros. $200; Rev. E. HUNT $10; Miss S. GRANT $5; John WHITE $10: W.B. TEMPLE $5: John COOK $10: Francis ROBERTS $100; Arthur COLBOURNE $25; W. HARNETT $10; George NEWMAN $5; Alfred COLBOURNE $5; Henry NEWMAN $10; Andrew ROBERTS Jr $50; Mrs. Andrew ROBERTS $25; Chesley ROBERTS $25; Miss Mamie ROBERTS $5; Stephen LOVERIDGE $10; Andrew ROBERTSON $40; Fred NEWMAN $5; George ROBERTS $100; P. Linfield & Son $100; Martin STUCKLESS $10; Bennett STUCKLESS $10; Norman STUCKLESS $5; Elward STUCKLESS $10; Ambrose BUTCHER $5; Samuel STUCKLESS $10; Harry COLBOURNE $5; Obadiah MANUEL $10; Alfred MANUEL l $5; Robert YOUNG $10; Mrs. Ann YOUNG $5; Wm. YOUNG $15; Arthur MANUEL $20; John PIPPY $3; Edgar SWEETLAND $10; Stewart G. MOORS $15; Jacob MOORS $25; Mrs. Jacob MOORS $10; Alec MOORS $15; Miss Dorothy NEWMAN $2; Jonathan BURT $10; 
January 25, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund (Part 2)  Edgar HODDER $25; John RICE $20; Silas FACEY $20; Mrs. Silas FACEY $20; C.L. DUNLOP $25; Elias FIFIELD $5; Alfred FIFIELD $5; Eli YOUNG $10; Stephen HARBIN $50; Henry HARBIN $15; Alfred PRESTON $10; Joseph STUCKLESS $5; Arthur STUCKLESS $5; Henry STUCKLESS $5; Levi FIFIELD $5; John FIFIELD $5; Pierce BOYDE $5; George GARD $5; Matthew COOK $5; Bennett YOUNG $20; Wilfred YOUNG $20; George YOUNG $10; Mrs. Cordelia YOUNG $10; Miss Lucretia YOUNG $2; Mrs. Robt. SMALL $10; Wm. HARBIN $5; Wm. HOUSE $5; Fred HOUSE Jr $5; Miss P. HARBIN $5; Harry POND $10; Mrs. A. COLBOURNE $5; Miss A.B. NEWMAN $5; Henry T. WELLS $5; Frank NEWMAN $2; A.J. PEARCE $50; Pierce NEWMAN $5; Fred LUNNEN $3; Saml. PAYNE $1; Harold ROBERTS $2; Miss Jessie STUCKLESS $15; Mrs. Alec HODDER $10; Miss J. PHILLIPS; Mrs. Jas. HODDER $1; Mrs. Geo. LACEY $5; John LOCKE $5; Miss Agnes PEARCE $2; Mrs. Louisa ROBERTS $5; Pierce POWELL $10; Miss Minnie ROBERTS $3; Sydney LOVERIDGE $2.50. Mrs. Edith MANUEL $2; Total: $ 1443.00. Received from W.B. TEMPLE from Memorial fund and previously acknowledged $104.73. Total: $ 1899.73. The amount handed over from the Sun Memorial Fund was contributed as follows: W.B. TEMPLE $5; W.A. LIVINGSTONE $5; Mark SPENCER $1; W.P.A. $50; A.A.G.P.A (Arms) $20; John MILLS $20; Wm. FREEMAN $2; Interest 73cts. 
February 1, 1919  Letter to Mrs. George COOPER  Letter received by Mrs. George COOPER, Farmer’s Arm, from a soldier who received her socks. Dec. 16, 1918. Dear Mrs. COOPER: - I have just been presented with a pair of socks in which I found your name and address. It would not give you much encouragement if I did not write and thank you for the splendid socks, which I was very lucky to receive. They were the first present I received after eight months prisoner of war, on my landing in England. It was a real treat for me to put on a pair of real home knit socks, after having to be satisfied with anything and sometimes nothing at all. I am proud to know there are women like you who look after the comfort of the troops, and without them I do not know how we would have carried on. I will now tell something about myself. I enlisted in January 1916 and went out to France in August 1917 and after being in the line on nearly all the fronts in France and Belgium, I was captured in the big British reverse, March 25th, 1918. I would not like to go through all my experience during my eight months of captivity again. The Hun is cruel through and through. I am sorry I have no photographs to send you at present, but will send you one later on. I am now 20 years of age. My name and home is Arthur WARRINER, 11 Hampton St., Nottingham, England. My Battalion is 1st Sherwood Foresters, Notts and Derby Regt. I hope that both you and your husband are in the best of health. Well, I must now bring my letter to a close with kind thoughts and best wishes. Yours very sincerely, A. WARRINER. 
February 1, 1919  Annual Meeting S.U.F.  At the annual meeting of St. Peter’s Lodge, No 12, S.U.F., the following Officers were elected and installed by Bro. Past Master Arthur MANUEL, member of the Grand Lodge, S.U.F. assisted by Bro. Past Master William HOUSE. Worthy Master George JANES, Chief Officer Harvey FREEMAN, Second Officer Chesley YOUNG, Secretary Fred WHITE, P.M., Purser Alfred MANUEL, P.M., Quarter Master Alfred YOUNG, Chaplain Lewis PURCHASE, P.M., Lookout George RIDEOUT, Trustees Arthur MANUEL, P.M., Jacob MOORS, P.M. 
February 1, 1919  Black Knight Perceptory  Election of officers for the Black Knight Preceptory took place recently, the following being elected: William WATERMAN, W.P.; Donneley ROBERTS S.K.D.; Pearce NEWMAN Chaplain; Lewis ANSTEY, Registrar R.E; Fred WHITE Treasurer; Peter REID, Pursevant; R. JENKINS Outer Guard; Edgar HAWKINS, 1st Lecturer E.; Robert LAMBERT 2nd Lecturer; Edgar ROBERTS, 1st Censor; George POND 2nd Censor; Edward YOUNG 1st Standard Bearer; Stephen HAWKINS 2nd Standard Bearer. 
February 1, 1919  New Bay Echo  Just a word from New Bay. The year 1918 was a fairly successful one here, some doing remarkably well with fish. Messrs. John and William MOORS Sons got, I believe, a hundred quintals a man, which was exceptionally good. The flu was not very bad here, only three or four families were affected, and only one person, young man, died from the effects, but at Fortune Hr. it was very heavy. We miss the Bay steamer and everything is quiet. Correspondent. 
February 1, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. Houses and Farm at Bluff Head Cove, belonging to Samuel MOORE. Terms may be secured from Mr. Charles WHITE, South Side, or by communicating with Mr. Samuel MOORE, 35 Everett Ave., Watertown, Mass. Jan 11,18, 25, Feb1. 
February 1, 1919  Increase in Pay  British jack-tars are to receive an increase of a shilling a day in pay, while it was announced in St. John’s yesterday that the Government had decided to grant Nfld. Naval Reservists $1.10 per day. 
February 1, 1919  Record Sock Knitter  Probably a record for soldier sock knitting, at least in Twillingate, was achieved by Mrs. William FREEMAN of the Lighthouse, who knit no less than 200 pairs. 
February 1, 1919  Death  Further particulars regarding Mrs. JENKINS daughter who died at Boston, says death was due to pneumonia following influenza. She was married to Mr. SMITH and leaves a husband and one child, having left here about 8 years ago. 
February 1, 1919  Pte RICKETTS Memorial Fund  Dr. W.W. BLACKALL, Supt. of C. of E. Education has inaugurated a fund of $1000 for the establishment of a memorial school to Private RICKETTS, V.C., at his home in White Bay. The fund is rapidly being subscribed. 
February 1, 1919  Warning  Warning. Any person found tearing off the boards beneath our High School, or committing a nuisance under or in its vicinity, will be prosecuted. The breaking of windowpanes in, or committing nuisances around, any of our Schoolhouses, will also render the culprits liable to prosecution. W.H. DOTCHON, Chairman, Meth. Board of Education, Twillingate. Jan. 31st. 1919. 
February 1, 1919  Trap Berths  Some little friction has risen in the Arm over a question of trap berths and seal nets. Seems bit early in the year for this game doesn’t it? 
February 1, 1919  Suit For Wages  Some men named LAMBERT brought suit against Mr. Wm. ASHBOURNE for wages this week. Mr. ASHBOURNE claimed the men left him, but they proved they had the permission of the schrs. Captain and got judgement. 
February 1, 1919  Arm Academy  The wives of the building committee of the Arm Academy who formed themselves into a committee, held a hot supper in the Arm Academy on Thursday night. A large gathering was present and the fine sum of $120 was raised, which goes towards paying off the debt on the building. A soup supper was given last night from the “left overs.” 
February 1, 1919  Thanks For Socks  Dec. 27th. 1918. Dear Mrs. Murray: - Just a few lines to thank you for your most welcome gift which I had in one of Queen Alexandria’s parcels on Christmas Day. It is very nice to us boys out here to know there are friends at home thinking of us and sending these gifts out. It is a grand thing for everyone now that fighting has finished and the end is practically here. I expect this Christmas has been a great one for everybody as this last four years have been a terrible worry. We had a good turn out on Christmas Day; the regiment gave us a dinner, after that a concert, etc., and we all enjoyed ourselves, a great difference to last year. This time last year we were fighting in Palestine near Jerusalem. The weather was terrible cold and raining, rations were none too plentiful and everything was a long way from happy, but still mustn’t make mountains out of hills now a days, because it won’t be long now before we are out of the Army and back to our loved ones at home. We are stationed at a place called Grannems in Belgium. It is a fine large town and we have plenty of enjoyment by way of sports, concerts, etc, but it is terrible to hear the tales of the civilians here, how they and our English prisoners that was here used to suffer from the Boche, but still they will have to answer for it all in the armistice terms. Well, Mrs. MURRAY, I think I will tell you a little about myself, I am 20 years old and have been in the Army two years; went to Palestine last November 1917 and came out to this country about May. My house is in London, and the sooner I get back there the happier I shall be. I will now close hoping you are quite well and wishing you a happy new year. I remain, yours faithfully, Pte. J.J. SHEPHERD 391711, B. Co. Headquarters, 72th., Somerset, L.I. 
February 1, 1919  Work Of Crow Head W.P.A.  Crow Head, Jan 31st., 1919 (To the Editor, Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir: - Since hostilities ceased and victory is ours, we, the members of the WPA III, Crow Head, decided to hand you for publication, a record of our work accomplished since the inauguration in April 13th, 1917. We started to work with twenty-three members on the roll. Since that time we have forwarded 365 pairs of socks which have been distributed among the soldiers of our Allies. The amount of money raised by various means was $303.38 – the expenditure for material $106.25, the amount now on hand being $42.90. Also we have contributed $60.00 of our amount towards the Memorial Hospital Fund, and $5 to the Imperial Red Cross Fund, St. John’s, Nfld. It is our purpose to extend our gratitude to all who responded so generously to our appeals, including the very kind consideration of you, Mr. Editor regarding printing matter. Yours gratefully, P. ELLIOTT, Pres., L. ELLIOTT, Sec. 
February 1, 1919  Served With Canadian Engineers  Mr. Thomas SAMSON son of Mrs. Stephen PELLEY of Sandy Cove, arrived here a short time ago from Canada, and is spending a few weeks with relatives. Mr. SAMSON was working in the West at the outbreak of war, and enlisted with the Engineers, serving three years at various points on the Western Front, and was in the engagement at Vimy and the Ypres salient. He was wounded in the hand and arm by shellfire, and received his discharge from the service. Mr. SAMSON is a native of Twillingate, having been brought up here. He has a wife in Canada. 
February 1, 1919  Advertisement  Now Is Your Chance! If you want to get a pair of Spectacles or Eye Glasses. We have a large stock of Spectacles, Eye-Glasses & Frames and spare parts. Some of our stock was purchased four or five years past, which is selling at the present time 100% less than prices elsewhere. 30c. to $4. Spectacle frames or Lenses sold separate if desired. A Nice Strong Case Free with each pair of spectacles. F.G. STUCKLESS. 
February 1, 1919  The “Prospero.” (Part 1)  Last week thirteen men arrived here, having had to walk overland from Lewisporte, a distance of probably sixty miles the way they came, while the S.S. Prospero, Capt. Abram KEAN, on which they were refused passage, touched at the wharf here on Sunday week. Why were these men treated in this way? Here are their names. You will notice that they are just working men. None of them are of the type Mr. COAKER used to call grab-alls, and no doubt, about the year of grace 1913, Mr. COAKER would have labelled them “underdogs” and rent the heavens with cries of vengeance against KEAN, BOWRING and the Government. Well, well! This is changed today, and if you are not now a grab-all (since Mr. COAKER joined that noble brotherhood) you may go to Hel-igoland. However, we proceed too rapidly. The week before last, S.S. Prospero was about to sail for North proposing to go direct to Little Bay Islands. The following were in St. John’s and wished to come to Twillingate – Messrs. Nathaniel JENKINS, Wm. OAKE, Isaac GREENHAM, Alfred BURTON, Stewart FROUD, who recently went to St. John’s in Mr. ASHBOURNE’s schooner; Messrs. Norman PARSONS, Alfred RENDELL and E. BLANDFORD of Herring Neck; four members of the “Home's” crew, Alfred BRIDGER, George BRIDGER, Edward BRIDGER and Joseph MALLOY and Constable TULK. 
February 1, 1919  The “Prospero.” (Part 2)  Mr. Nathaniel JENKINS took considerable pains to endeavour to secure passage by Prospero. He interviewed Capt. KEAN, and BOWRINGS, but the reply always was that it could not be done, as the ship was going direct to Little Bay Islands. The men offered to take the risk of not being landed, and Mr. Isaac GREENHAM went to see the Minister of Shipping, CROSBIE. Even on the morning of the ship’s departure, Mr. JENKINS made another effort to secure passage, but without avail, though Capt. KEAN, to whom he applied, must have then known that it was the intention to land Mr. HODGE here. Capt. KEAN may now have “practical man” with whom to deal, and these men are very angry to think of the way they were thus fooled up. But though Capt. KEAN may be to blame, the Minister of Shipping is chiefly at fault. Why the Prospero could not have come three miles out of her course to land these men, seems inexplicable. If she could land Mr. HODGE, she could land these equally well. Mr. COAKER promised the people of Twillingate in common with the rest of the country, that when his Government obtained power, things should be different for the workingman. Last spring Mr. COAKER’s Govt. obtained power through MORRIS’ withdrawal and this is the way he carries out his promises! Most of these men were former supporters of the present amalgamated Government, and may be yet, but they have certainly had an eye opener as to the sort of treatment they are likely to expect from the CROSBIE-COAKER-CASHIN Government. 
February 1, 1919  Printer’s Pie  Printers will sympathize when we say that by an accident, seven columns of type were pied on the Sun Office floor on Thursday morning, just as we were ready to print one side. For the information of our subscribers it should be explained that a “pie”, in printers language is a lot of type accidentally knocked down. Imagine seven columns of type of all kinds in a heap on the floor, and you can faintly imagine the printer’s consternation. We didn’t even cuss – no words in our vocabulary fitted the occasion. 
February 1, 1919  Death  Died At Boston. Word was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel JENKINS of the death of their daughter Sarah at Boston. 
February 1, 1919  Dog Owners (Part1)  Dog owners are asked to pay promptly to the Magistrate and save themselves the costs, which will be incurred if the amounts have to be collected. Sworn statements of claims for animals killed by dogs during the past year are as follows: - South Island: Silas BURT, Wild Cove, 1 Lamb $6; James GIDGE, Durrel’s Arm, 1 Heifer $40; John MINTY, Durrel’s Arm, Poultry $6.40; Edward SMITH, Hart’s Cove, Poultry $5; Susannah BORDEN, Manuel’s Cove, 1 Sheep, $2; Affidavits 5-25. Publishing this statement for the information of Dog owners $1.70. Total: $72.35 according to the estimate, this rate amounts to 25 cents for each Dog on South Island and is claimed under Chapter 141 Consolidated Statutes (Second Series) Section 8, which says: - The Stipendiary Magistrates of the several districts are hereby required once in each year to prepare a statement from information furnished on the oaths of the owners of all sheep, lambs, goats, cattle and poultry destroyed in their respective districts by dogs; of the number and value of such sheep, etc., and the names of the respective owners; and the said Magistrate upon consideration of said Statement, shall order a rate to be levied on the owners of dogs not exceeding one dollar for each dog owned by any person residing within such distance from the place where any such sheep, etc., any have been destroyed by dogs, in the course of then preceding as the Magistrate may determine. 
February 1, 1919  Dog Owners (Part2)  If dog owners fail to pay as estimated, then Warrant of Distress will be issued which will cost them considerably more than the amount stated above. Warrants Of Distress are issued by the authority of the same Statute (Chapter 141 C.S.) which says: - The said rate shall if necessary be recorded by Warrants of Distress by the issued by the Magistrate making such orders. Any Constable to whom a warrant may be directed, shall demand and collect the said rate from all owners of dogs within limits prescribed in such warrant; and in the event of non-payment within fourteen days from the first demand, the Constable holding such warrant may recover the amount of such rate and all expenses from the owners of such dogs, by distress of the goods and chattels of such owners and a sale thereof within five days from the time of such restraint. Any Constable not being able to find goods or chattels of the person against whom such warrant may be directed and may forthwith destroy or cause to be destroyed, any dog owned by such person and in respect of which such warrant may have been issued. This statement is published to make it easy and less expensive for dog owners, and it is hoped all will pay promptly and avoid the necessity of Warrants of Distress being issued. George ROBERTS, S.M. Twillingate, Jan. 29th, 1919. 
February 1, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund (Part 1)  Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions toward the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Secy. Finance Com. Amount previously acknowledged: $1899.73. North Side: Herbert NEWMAN $5; Alfred NEWMAN $5. Ragged Point & B.H. Cove: Collector Archibald WHITE. Archibald WHITE $10; Thos KNELL $5; Peter WHITE $5; William BARNES $5; Ira BARNES $5; James WHITE $5; Robert BARNES $5’ Taco. WHITE $5; Elijah STUCKLESS $3; Frank ROBERTS $5; Elias ROBERTS $1; Elward W. ROBERTS $5; Donnelly ROBERTS $20; John ROBERTS $10; James ROBERTS $10; Richard BAGGS $2.50; Arthur BAGGS $3; Herbert BROWN $4; Manuel BROWN $5; Walter T. WHITE $5; Jabez ROBERTS $2; Cecil ROBERTS $2; John H. HULL $5; Israel HILLIER $5; Total: $132.50. French Beach to Jenkins Arm. Collector Thomas DALLEY. Thomas DALLEY $10; Peter JENKINS $5; Mrs. Annie JENKINS 50c; George STUCKLESS s sr. $10; Samuel STUCKLESS $5; George JENKINS $5; William MARSH $5; George STUCKLESS jr. $5; Wilson JENKINS 50c; George VINEHAM $5; Claude JENKINS $10; Samuel ROGERS $5; James ROGERS $10; Joseph HILLIER $5; Stanley HILLIER $5; 
February 1, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund (Part 2)  Charles HILLIER $5; Elias DALLEY $2; Roland DALLEY $5; Obadiah DALLEY $10; Elijah JENKINS $1; Henry SIMMONS $5; Andrew MAIDMENT $5; Adolphus JENKINS $3; George DALLEY $5; Walter ROGERS $5; John FLYNN $5; Samuel FLYNN $5; Arthur JENKINS $3; Robert JENKINS $5; James VINEHAM $3; Eli EARLE $5; Elijah M. DALLEY $5; Joseph DALLEY $5; Nathaniel JENKINS $10. Total $194.50, Durrel’s Arm. Collector John HICKS, jr. William WATERMAN $20; Miss Ellen GILLETT $1; Miss Isabella STUCKLESS 20c; Samuel HICKS $20; Orpah MINTY $ 1; Obadiah ROGERS $2.50; John WATERMAN $10; William PELLEY $10; James GIDGE $5; John & Isaac SMITH $20; Joseph BURTON $2; Frank WEIR $5; Elias JENKINS $1.50; Mrs. John MINTY $5; John MINTY $15; Mrs. H.J. HOWLETT $5; Edward WHITE $10; Chrisse WHITE $5; William BLAKE $10; Bennett OXFORD $5; Herbert MINTY $5; Azariah ROGERS $5; Samuel WALSH $20; James TROKE $5; Sidney VINEHAM $1; Fredk. VINEHAM $5; Peter TROKE $5; John HICKS jr. $10; Joseph GIDGE $20; Martin VINEHAM $5; Jas. HORWOOD $10; Saul WHITE $10; Andrew WALSH $2. Total $258.20. Acknowledged 1899.73. North Side $ 10. R. Point & B.H. Cove $132.50. F. Beach & Jenkins Cove $194.50. Durrel’s Arm $258.20. 
February 1, 1919  Sickness  More folks seem to be more or less ailing around town lately. Miss Daisy ROBERTS has been very ill with pleuro-pneumonia. Mrs. John GILLETT was seriously ill on Wednesday and both Doctors have had their hands full. Mr. Fred HOUSE Sr. was afflicted with a stroke of some kind on Thursday. 
February 1, 1919  Ice Conditions  Mr. Robt. BOYDE was down from Tizzards Hr. yesterday and reported ice not good and breaking up with the sea running. 
February 1, 1919  The Mail  The mail couriers went to Birchy Bay this trip and made good time, but had to wait for Lewisporte couriers. 
February 1, 1919  Was Torpedoed  [Photo of Ben GILLARD in his Navy Uniform accompanies this article. GW] Bennett GILLARD, R.N.R., who returned last week from St. John’s, is heartily welcomed home. Mr. GILLARD is son of our friend the mail courier, Mr. John GILLARD and has seen much active service in the North Sea, having had his ship torpedoed under him. After he passed the gunnery school at Portsmouth, he became one of the gun crew of a 12 inch gun on the battle cruiser “Albion” which carried a crew of over a thousand men. Later, he served in the light cruiser “Drake”, which ship was struck by three torpedoes from an unseen submarine, and sank. About 60 men, chiefly in the engine room were killed by the explosion, but her crew were rescued. He also served in a mine sweeping trawler, and has seen some hair raising sights, but escaped without a scratch. The Sun welcomes him home from the wars. 
February 1, 1919  Death  Stephen YOUNG. The death of Stephen YOUNG of the North Side, occurred on Monday morning, January 27th., after a lingering illness, at the age of 75 years. The late Mr. YOUNG has been failing steadily during the past year, and for the last few months has been confined to his bed. He was a well known fisherman, and in his day a successful and hard working one. He leaves one brother, Mr. Robert YOUNG, and a daughter Mrs. Robert ANSTEY of Back Hr., to whom the Sun extends its sympathy. A son George died when a young man many years ago. 
February 1, 1919  Death  James Weir. One of the cleverest mechanics in the country dropped forever his tools when James WEIR of Farmer’s Arm passes from this life on Wednesday morning, Jan. 29th. Since last spring Mr. WEIR had been ailing and on Dec. 16th he was compelled to give up work. On Sunday he was taken worse, and died at the age of about 57 on Wednesday. He leaves one son, Mr. Harry WEIR and a brother Mr. Frank WEIR. His wife predeceased him by about 11 years. James WEIR was known all over this district and White Bay as a clever worker in steel and brass. From a watch to a gunlock, and engine to a sewing machine, he was always able to effect repairs and his work was extremely painstaking and well done. The writer’s first recollection of him was as engineer of DUDER’s steam launch “Fleta” and after the close of the LETHBRIDGE business here he set up for himself at the Arm, where he has repaired hundreds of guns and other machines. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between February 1, 1919 and September 27, 1919. GW.]
September 27, 1919  Personals  "Mr. S. FACEY arrived by “Clyde” Monday after having visited the United States during the past weeks. Mr. WHEELOR of Summerford was in town for a couple of days this week. Mr. W.B. JENNINGS has built a house in Springdale and is removing thither from Morton’s Hr. His son is in charge of the Union Store there. Rev. Fr. O’BRIEN, who was stationed at Fogo a few years ago, but is now at Northern Bay, came up by “Clyde” Tuesday having been visiting his old Parish. Mr. W.F. HORWOOD of Campbellton was in town this week. Mr. W.W. BAIRD returned to Roddickton by “Earl of Devon”. Mr. Victor BAIRD, who came out from Grand Falls last week accompanied him and will remain there for the winter. Mrs. Edward ROBERTS arrived from St. John’s by her husband’s schooner, and will spend some weeks here as guests of Mrs. W.W. BAIRD. Mrs. Arthur MANUEL and child and Mr. Harold MITCHARD returned from Springdale (by) last Friday’s “Clyde.” Mr. Alex MOORS who has been visiting Springdale, returned last week and goes thither again this week. He reports preparations being made for the herring fishery there, and that four dollars from the net is so far offered. Considerable herring caught thee last year is still undisposed of, and it is not expected that the extraordinary prices of last year will prevail. Mr. MARTIN of Lewisporte arrived by “Clyde” and is visiting friends at the Arm. Mr. Harry PEYTON and family go to Grand Falls by today’s “Clyde” where they will take up their residence in the future on Suvla Road. Misses Beatrice INGS and Thurza ANDREWS left by Schr. “Dolly Mc.” for St. John’s yesterday. Misses Dulcie and Renie HARBIN return to Montreal today, and Mrs. HARBIN accompanies them as far as St. John’s. Mr. John KINGSBURY, Miss Mary KINGSBURY and Miss Eliza SIMMS, who were visiting friends at Back Hr., returned to Sydney this week. Miss B. PRESTON has arrived safely at Montreal and has taken up her studies. Miss POOLE, who was going thither also, had not arrived up to date of writing. Mrs. F.S. LOCKYER, who has been guest of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. BLANDFORD for the past week, returned to Herring Neck by yesterday’s “Clyde”. Mr. Mark WARR of Little Hr., is resigning the way Post Office at that place, and Mr. Samuel PARDY will look after it in future. Mrs. W.J. MINT left for St. John’s by “Prospero” to undergo medical treatment for appendicitis; her husband also accompanies her. Mrs. John WHITE, North Side, is visiting Mrs. Ed. WOOLFREY at Morton’s Hr. this week. Magistrate SCOTT of Curling will arrive here Monday on a visit. Magistrate ROBERTS visited Herring Neck Thursday and Boyde’s Cove on Friday. Mrs. C.D. MAYNE is visiting her brother Mr. Edwin COLBOURNE, J.P., at Bishop’s Falls this week. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. ARKLIE and three children, arrived from Botwood by motorboat on Thursday, and are guests at Mrs. GILLINGHAM’s. Mr. James STUCKLESS from Change Is. was visiting friends here this week. Miss Sarah REDDICK of Herring Neck came here by “Clyde” Tuesday, and is guest of Mrs. Samuel STUCKLESS." 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted. Boy to carry papers around he Arms. Can make fifty to sixty cents each Saturday. Sun Office. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale.Motorboat, 26 ft. over all, 6 ½ feet wide, Remington oil engine; 7 h.p. perfect condition. Speed, 7 miles. Apply T. MANUEL, Loon Bay. 
September 27, 1919  Sickness  Another case of small pox – the steerage stewardess developed before the “Prospero” reached St. John’s. She was fumigated and then removed to hospital. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted. A general servant – good wages, washing out. References required. Apply to Mrs. Hugh Wilding COLE, Badger. 
September 27, 1919  Hundred Mile Motor Road  The Western Star of last week announces an American company proposes to build a 25 foot wide carriage road from Little River, Codroy to Curling, and another road from George’s Lake to Grand Lake. As payment the Company asks for 45 acres of land on twenty different rivers, in St. George’s district or 700 acres in all – a shade over a square mile. They also ask the right to prospect for minerals between Stephenville and Serpentine Lake and to obtain grants for mineral properties by the usual method or agricultural grants in the same way. The idea seems to be that these people hope to establish fishing resorts on the West Coast and that the road is to connect up their different stations. The payment asked for in land is certainly a very modest one compared with the grants given to either the Reid or A.N.D. companies and from the Western Star’s description we should imagine the Government would close the deal with celerity. 
September 27, 1919  Statutory Notice  In the matter of the estates of Solomon and Jacob TOMS, late of Horse Islands, St. Barbe, deceased. All persons indebted to these estates are requested to make payment to the Executor or Administrator before October 7th, 1919. And all persons claiming to be creditors of said estates or who have any claim upon the estates or assets of the said Solomon or Jacob TOMS are requested to send particulars of their claims fully attested to Charles WHITE, Executor and Administrator, on or before October 7th, 1919. And notice is hereby given that after the 7th of October 1919, the said Executor or Administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the estates among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall have notice. Twillingate, Sept 4, 1919. C. WHITE, N.P. Executor of estate S. TOMS. Administrator of est. J. TOMS. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. Forge Building situated at Path End with about 1000 bricks. Apply to E. SWEETLAND, Twillingate. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale or Exchange. Will sell or exchange one milch cow, 3 years old. Apply George PARDY, Little Hr. 
September 27, 1919  Carriage  Mr. Obidiah HODDER shipped one of the carriages, which he imported this summer by the “Prospero”, to Mr. WELLMAN of Springdale. We understand that Hodge Bros. are contemplating the purchase of one also. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Young women with knowledge of sewing machine work. Also good hand sewers can find permanent employment and good wages. Apply at once by letter. The White Clothing Mfg. Co. Ltd., St. John’s. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Delco Light. We have been appointed Agents for Delco-Light Plants and are now having the system installed in our shops and homes, and hope in few days to be in a position to demonstrate to any prospective purchaser, the good qualities of this reliable efficient and economical lighting system. A large number of these plants are at present operating in different parts of the country and are giving satisfaction. Our Electrician will be pleased to quote prices on cost of installation etc., on application. William ASHBOURNE. 
September 27, 1919  Political Notes  "Lieut. Harvey SMALL, late of the Nfld. Regt., has been announced as the Squires-Coaker candidate for Burgeo and LaPoile. Mr. Charles T. JAMES, Editor of the Evening Telegram, will be the Cashinite candidate in that district. Dr. BARNES, formerly a member of the Liberal Party and candidate for Hr. Grace in the 1909 election, has been slated as the third Liberal-Reform-Coaker candidate for this District. With JENNINGS and JONES both local men, we have no kick, but we desire to know why it is necessary to send a Harbor Gracian down here. What he doesn’t know of the District would fill a library. Dr. TAIT of St. John’s has issued a manifesto in the Industrial Workman, the organ of the N.I.W.A. The famous Doctor will be an independent candidate and among other things promises, if elected, to give back to thirsty souls, the good old days of plenty of “hard stuff” to drink. McDONNELL, son of Magistrate McDONNELL of St. George’s will be the Squires-Coaker candidate for St. George’s District. Messrs. W.R. WARREN and Sam J. FOOTE, are announced as Squires-Coaker candidates – the former for Burin and the latter for Fortune. Rumor has it that ex-corp Willis MANUEL of Loon Bay has been approached to take a place on the Cashin ticket for this district to represent the mainland towns. The Cashin Party have decided on the name Liberal-Progressive to christen their party by. Thus both sides are Liberal – very – the Liberal Progressives and the Liberal Reformists. W.J. HIGGINS, N.J. VINNICOME and C.J.FOX have been chosen as candidates for St. John’s East for the Cashin Party. Mr. W.A. MacKAY of Little Bay, came here by “Clyde” Monday, and spent Tuesday in town. Mr. MacKAY is the leader of the Cashin team for this district, but the other two members of the team are not yet announced, as Mr. P.A. LeGROW is now stated to be out of the running. Mr. MacKAY returned to St. John’s on Tuesday night." 
September 27, 1919  Shipping News  "Capt. A.J. GILLETT, schr. “Dolly Mc.”, arrived Monday from St. John’s and is loading herring for Geo. Gillett and Wm. Ashbourne. Schr. “Grace”, Capt. F. ROBERTS, from St. John’s with general cargo for Earle Sons & Co. and others, arrived Saturday. She went hence to Horwood to load lumber for St. John’s. Schr. “Alma Nelson,” Capt. Ed. ROBERTS arrived from St. John’s Sunday morning. She went to Springdale to discharge. Schr. “Mariner,” Capt. Andrew ROBERTS, arrived Saturday from Campbellton with lumber for St. John’s. Schr. “Minnie J. Hickman,” Capt. Bennett YOUNG arrived Saturday from St. John’s with cargo for Hodge Bros. and Wm. Ashbourne. Word was received on Monday that Capt. John PHILLIPS was at Indian hr. Saturday, homeward bound from Labrador." 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Buy Your Set of Stereoscopic Views of the World War now before our stock is sold out. We can furnish any set of 25 Views of any of he most interesting parts of the World. Also Comic and Life Of Christ. 25 Views in pack, price $1. Stereoscopes price $1. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Stamps Wanted. Highest cash price paid for Newfoundland stamps. All Issues. Must be soaked off paper before sending. Torn or damaged not wanted. Frank F. WILLS, 326 Duckworth Street, St. John’s. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted To Buy For Cash – Used Newfoundland stamps – all kinds. Also unused of various issues - older and more recent varieties. Mail them to our address and payment at best prices will be sent to you. Used Stamp Co., Box 632, St. John’s, Nfld. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  The Undersigned wished to inform all Schooner owners that he is prepared to Make & Repair SAILS. Our aim is to give Satisfaction as regards Workmanship and Prices. Sail-loft situated opposite the Custom House. Lewis CLARKE, Twillingate. 
September 27, 1919  Kerosene Lamp Explodes  As a result of the explosion of a kerosene lamp, Mrs. BRAND of St. John’s and her three-year-old baby are now at hospital seriously burnt. 
September 27, 1919  Shipping News  Job Bros. have purchased another ship, the S.S. “Western.” She will load codfish at Blanc Sablon and after discharging, will be resold in England. Her crew will then bring back an ice-hunter, presumably the “Nascopie.” Steamer “Cranley” left Botwood last week for Glasgow with 4500 cords of pit-props and lumber. “Bella Scott,” which was launched at Botwood last year, caught fire recently in her engine room and was burnt. Hodge Bros. shipped a quantity of cask fish by “Clyde” Tuesday. 
September 27, 1919  Appointment  Lieut. Col. W.H. Franklin formerly of Nfld., and (who) went over with (the) Blue Puttees being subsequently severely wounded with an English regiment, has been appointed British Trade Commissioner in East Africa. 
September 27, 1919  Smuggling  Two seamen of S.S. “Sheba” discharging coal at Lewisporte last week, were fined $50 each for smuggling, before Magistrate BURT. 
September 27, 1919  Death  The death of Mrs. GRIMES, mother of Mr. Peter GRIMES, occurred at herring Neck on Thursday morning. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted to Buy. One hundred and twenty sticks suitable for Telephone poles. Length about twenty feet, four inches top. Quote price landed at Twillingate to Arthur MANUEL, Secy. T’Gate Tel. & Elec. Co. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. A quantity of Herring Barrel Hoops. Herring barrel Staves always on hand. Apply to Edgar SMALL, Summerford. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. 1 – 8 H.P. Acadia Engine, second hand. Price $175. Apply: Hodge Bros. Path End. 
September 27, 1919  Fall Fair  POT 8-O - Don’t fail to Turnip and get your Carr(d)ot the Sun Office in time for the vegetable show. Lettuce see if we can’t have a good exhibition. Better beet it now, and register your name. You don’t need a Cagg;Age is no consideration. Owing to the continued fine weather it is deemed advisable to postpone this show for another week, until October 9th. The following prizes and certificates in each case will be awarded for the best vegetables shown as follows: Best two heads of Cabbage, Prize $1; Best half dozen Turnips (Swedes) $1; Best bunch of Carrots $1; Best bunch of Parsnips $1; Best half dozen Beets $1; Best Potatoes (White) $1; (Red or Minions) $1 – not more than a gallon to be exhibited.); Best any special Exhibit $1; Best all round show of vegetables $1; Best dish of Fruit (currants, gooseberries, etc) not over a pint $1.An entrance fee of 10c will be charged; each exhibitor will receive a numbered card assigning a place at the tables. Cards obtainable at the Sun office at any time. The Exhibits will be judged by Rev. DOTCHON and Mr. Chas. WHITE and after the judging the general public will be admitted. Admission 5c. Ice Cream, Tea, Cake will be served by young ladies and total proceeds will go to the Memorial Hospital fund. Vegetable Exhibits become property of the promoter, the editor of the Sun, who is awarding the prizes. Certificate and list of prizes – which we may add to, may be seen at Mr. Arthur MANUEL’s window. In the event of a tie, two prizes will be awarded. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. Motorboat, 18 ½ feet long equipped with 4 h.p. American engine $130. S.G. MOORS. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  Land For Sale. In Newstead, good waterside and drinking water. For further particulars apply to Charles WHITE, Newstead. 
September 27, 1919  Large Potatoes  Mrs. Thos. MITCHARD dug three potatoes last week, two of which went 11 ½ and 13 ½ ounces. These are the best we have heard of so far. 
September 27, 1919  Letters Of Mayo-Lind  The letters of Mayo-Lind, an edition of letters written by the late Frank LIND, are offered for sale at Daily News Office. The Sun would be glad to take orders and forward them for these books, which are selling at $1.20 each. A copy may be seen at this office. Anyone who read the letters of Frank LIND would be glad to have one of these well bound little books, especially when it is hoped to use the profits to erect a memorial for Frank at Little Bay. 
September 27, 1919  Death  Died. Suddenly, at New Perlican on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, George H. FURNEAUX, aged 58. Even more sudden was the death on Wednesday, at New Perlican, of George H. FURNEAUX, formerly of this town and later of La Scie and Exploits. The late Mr. FURNEAUX had recently moved from Exploits, where he was bereaved of his wife during the late spring. For some years he was employed here with Waterman and Co. Two daughters, who are at present living with their aunt, Mrs. C.D. MAYNE, are heart broken, having lost mother and father within a year. A son Mr. A.J. FURNEAUX, is at St. John’s. To the bereaved children and relatives the Sun extends its sincere sympathy. 
September 27, 1919  Advertisement  We can supply you with the following: Rough & dressed clapboard. No. 2 & 3 P & T in. brd. No. 2 & 3 Rough. Pine 1 & 2 inch. No. 1 & 2 Palings. No. 1 & 2 Shingles. G.J. Carter. 
September 27, 1919  Death  Bessie Roberts. Just as we were going to press last week, we received the information of the death of Bessie, daughter of the late Solomon ROBERTS of Change Islands. The late Miss ROBERTS had been of a delicate constitution for many years, but by careful attention she had been considerably improved up to the death of her father this spring, and that shock was too much for a weak heart, and it was feared she would hardly rally. However, she seems to have recovered slightly and was at St. John’s when the end came suddenly on Saturday morning last. Her brother John, who had gone up to St. John’s, was there at the time. The deceased was a bright girl with the same kind and generous disposition of the father and the while family. To her family and friends the Sun extends its sincere sympathy in this heavy blow so quickly following the loss of the head of the household. 
September 27, 1919  Hopes To Spend Winter Home  The editor of this paper received a letter from Mr. Jack PEARCE, written with his left hand. He is now doing fairly well. The surgeons took five inches of bone from his right leg, putting two inches in his arm and giving three to another soldier. Unfortunately, the graft in Jack’s case was not successful, and the bone has to be removed again. He was four and a half hours under the anesthetic. “I think they are going to send me home for the winter,” he says, “so as my arm will get healthy: then I will come back for a second bone graft and they haven’t decided whether they will take it from my leg, or the back of my neck, but I should worry where they take it from, so long as they fix up my arm.” Mr. Alfred WELLS, from Cleveland, Ohio, was in to see him, and a whole bunch of Newfoundlanders. One of the surgeons in the Hospital is from St. John’s. He says he and Ernie ROBERTS and Frank BURT were at Truro, N.S. on Peace day, and spent a good time. 
September 27, 1919  Strange Silence  One of the questions which interests some people, is the fact that while everybody else in the Cashin Government gets hauled over the coals by the Advocate, there is a silence that may be felt regarding Sir John C. ROSBIE. Never a word is uttered concerning the “buck that sold the spars,” who used to receive such unsparing attention from Mr. COAKER, and people can hardly be blamed if they sit and wonder over the strange silence. 
September 27, 1919  Political Note.  Mr. W.A. MacKAY came here on Monday’s “Clyde” and spent Tuesday here. Mr. MacKAY, who will lead the CASHIN ticket in this district, was very active around the place during his stay. He visited the “Tickle,” and promised an immediate vote towards its clearness, paint for the iron bridge, repairs to pillars, and construction of the telephone line to the lighthouse. 
September 27, 1919  The Lighthouse Phone  Regarding the telephone line, the company last spring were ready to build, had negotiated for poles and had funds blocked out for this construction. Unfortunately, the negotiators were the Union Council, and instead of dealing through the Colonial Secretary, the negotiations came through the Union, with the result that when Mr. COAKER was defeated and edged out of the Government, the whole negotiations collapsed. Had this been done properly through a Government department, the line would now have been built. On the other hand we don’t see by what right a political candidate can involve the country in expenditure. We protest against this habit of pouring our money a month before election day, while for four years thereafter the country’s wants are absolutely ignored. No candidate should be allowed to commit the country to any expenditure of money, and such course is really nothing but bribery and corruption and it is time the law was amended to cover such cases. The Sun cannot countenance such, and will protest regardless of what side it sees the evil on. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between September 27, 1919 and October 18, 1919. GW.]
October 18, 1919  The Harriet REID Case.  The judge in Montreal, before whom the petition of Miss Harriet REID for the transferring of some fifty four thousand shares of the Reid Nf. Co. to her name was heard, has ordered the sequestration of the shares pending final judgment, and it is believed that Miss REID will likely win her case. It is thought that the real man behind this suit is Sir. W.D. REID, former President of the Reid Co. who was ousted from his position by the sale of certain shares which gave his brothers a majority voting power. Sir W.D. was we think, a great friend of Mr. SQUIRES, and it is quite possible that, should he regain his control of the Reid Company, it will be very advantageous for the leader of the Liberal-Reform Party, as the other brothers seem to favor the CASHIN Party. 
October 18, 1919  The Hospital  The financial statement of the Notre Dame Memorial Hospital shown on our first page, should be of special interest to everyone. It is a record of nine months work by busy men who have given freely of their time to forward a good cause, and a cause from they themselves had little expectation or hope of reaping any benefit. The work was for the benefit of humanity, and their appeal for the extra ten thousand dollars should not fall on deaf ears. It is to be hoped that now the hospital is no longer in the visionary stage, but quite close to reality, that those places which have so far held back, because they doubted the fruition of this great dream or because they did not realize what was being done, will now come forward with their help. No place in the Bay will be out of reach of this Hospital, as Dr. GRENFELL has kindly made a gift of a large motor jawl, by means of which patients can be brought in emergency from any part of the bay. This launch is at St. Anthony, but is available at any time as soon as the Committee has need for her. 
October 18, 1919  Moving  Mr. Edgar SWEETLAND, who has purchased the tin shop formerly owned by Mr. LETHBRIDGE at Botwood, will move thither with his family in a couple of weeks time. Mr. SWEETLAND will also do a general line of blacksmith work. We wish him the best of luck in his new undertaking. 
October 18, 1919  Ships Launched  "On Monday, Oct. 9th. the three masted schooner “Sordollo,” built by Mr. Adam CHAULK for the A.N.D. Co., was launched at Botwood. Mrs. Stan DUDER christened the ship as she left the ways. Very many people were present from Grand Falls and elsewhere. The Sordello is over 500 tons. The second of two vessels built at Norris Arm, was also launched. As the ship was launched from high ground, she went off rapidly. As the anchor was let go she struck her sister ship, launched previously, and did some slight damage to woodwork, though nothing so serious as has been reported; twenty dollars easily covering all the damage. Mr. Job MANUEL is, we think, the builder of the ships at Norris Arm." 
October 18, 1919  Cohen's Stores  Mr. COHEN who has stores at St. John’s, Bell Island, and Grand Falls, has opened a stock of dry goods, which he is showing in Mr. PAYNE’s store. Mr. COHEN buys his goods personally in the States, and claims that he can offer good price inducements to buyers. Mr. COHEN is, by the way, a native of Russia, and is well informed on Russian affairs. He moreover takes a great interest in his adopted country, and particularly in the need of an improved educational system. 
October 18, 1919  Personals  Mr. A.G. ASHBOURNE arrived from St. John’s on Wednesday, and Mr. Elmo ASHBOURNE left here by same conveyance for Toronto. Capt. RASMUSSEN, whose vessel is at Fogo, was here last week for a brief visit. Mr. and Mrs. F.C. EARLE of Change Islands announce the engagement of their daughter Lizzie May to the Reverend Herbert GOSSE, Rector of St. Margaret’s, Change Islands. Mr. W.G. MANUEL of Exploits, formerly of the Canadian Navy, was in town this week. Mr. Edward LINFIELD who was visiting St. John’s, returned home by Monday’s “Clyde”. He reports that political feeling is as intense in St. John’s as it is quiet here. Mr. COLLIS, who has been visiting St. Anthony and other points North, arrived here Thursday and went South by “Prospero” yesterday. Mr. C. D. MAYNE is at present visiting Carmanville and points South in the interest of the firm of Wm. Ashbourne.The new electric “Delco” installation in the S. Side Methodist Church was tried out on Thursday night and worked quite satisfactorily. 
October 18, 1919  Had Rough Time  The schr. “Ariceen”, which arrived here last Saturday, experienced a very rough time off the Funks on Thursday last week. Her deck cargo of hay got loose, and had to be jettisoned, fourteen tons of the fifteen she had on deck was thrown overboard, as it was feared the bundles washing about, would smash in the hatches. 
October 18, 1919  Advertisement  Elected by Acclimation as the best Real White Flour in Newfoundland. “Windsor Patent.” 
October 18, 1919  Sickness  There are a number of cases of diphtheria at Dog Bay at present, and one woman died there from this disease last week. An epidemic of the “flu” is beginning again at Fogo we are informed. 
October 18, 1919  Death  Mr. Simon GILLINGHAM, brother-in-law of Mr. Frank SAUNDERS of Gander Bay, died there on Saturday. Mr. GILLINGHAM had recently been operated on at St. Anthony and was getting along very well, but went to work, catching cold and overtaxing his strength. 
October 18, 1919  New Doctor for Change Islands  Change Islands now has a new Doctor in the person of Dr. O’CONNELL who is claimed to be a most painstaking and competent young man. 
October 18, 1919  Political Note  Mr. OAKE, the Govt. Candidate, is now on his itinerary in Fogo district. While no great interest is manifested in some parts of that district, it is generally admitted that HIBBS is easily certain of election. 
October 18, 1919  Shipping News  "Schr. “Grace,” Capt. F. ROBERTS, arrived from Campbellton Thursday, will load herring from Earle Sons & Co. here. Schr. “Helen,” belonging to Mr. HODDER put in port Monday on the way to Roddickton, with general cargo for the lumber concern there, and having several horses on board. Schr. “Mariner,” Capt. A. ROBERTS arrived from St. John’s Sunday having cargo for Botwood. She is now at Brown’s Arm loading lumber. Schr. “Dolly Mc.,” Capt. A. Jas. GILLETT, arrived Tuesday from St. John’s with freight for Wm. ASHBOURNE. “Alma Nelson,” Capt., Ed. ROBERTS arrived Wednesday from Fogo, where she had discharged cargo, and has gone to the Straits for fish cargo. Schr. “M.J. Hickman,” Capt. Ben YOUNG is on his way, at this writing, to Flower’s Cove, where he will load fish cargo. Schr. “Stanley Smity,” Capt. Jas. CHURCHILL arrived Monday from Labrador with 400 bbls. Capt. John ROBERTS, Scrh, “Tritonia” arrived from Labrador on Monday with 600 bbls, having used his salt. Schr. “Ariceen,” Capt. CHURCHILL, arrived Sunday with 600 tons coal for Wm. Ashbourne and is discharging at the Government wharf. Schr. “Togo,” Capt. Robt. GRANVILLE from Labrador, with a load, being among the first arrivals. Mr. Allan HOPKINS, a returned soldier was one of her crew. Mr. and Mrs. HOPKINS will probably move to Canada this fall. Four steamers were in port at Botwood on Wednesday, and a big dance was held in the Brigade Hall that night. Mr. Paul SMALL was here Wednesday to engage Capt. Jas. GILLETT to take his herring at Bridgeport." 
October 18, 1919  Advertisement  Customers requiring coal from us can obtain quantity ex vessel “Ariceen” at $17 ex ship, as we have arranged to take part cargo from W.E. Ashbourne. Hodge Bros. 
October 18, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund  Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions towards the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Secy. Finance Com. Proceeds from Vegetable Exhibit per W.B.T. $50.45. Donation from passenger S.S. “Sagona,” per R. GILLETT $1. Collection box on S.S. “Earl of Devon,” $27.22 Total $78.67. 
October 18, 1919  Death  Word was received here Thursday of the death of Mr. Alfred HULL who left last week to enter the Govt. San. for treatment for Tuberculosis. 
October 18, 1919  Death  Katie WARR. On Sunday, October 12th., the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark WARR, and claimed as its victim their daughter Katie WARR at the early age of 30 years. For several years Katie had been a sufferer from that dread disease Tuberculosis, but she had borne her pain and suffering with patient resignation. For about ten years she was post-mistress at Little Hr., every one was impressed by her modest ways and quiet disposition. Her help was gladly given to all who needed it, especially so to those who needed the use of the telephone, although being called from her bed at late night or early morning, she always answered the call readily and cheerfully, without reward or the hope of reward. She will be sadly missed by her vast number of friends and relatives but they have the consolation of knowing she has gone to the “Home Eternal, beautiful and bright,” and has but changed mortality for immortality, a life of pain for one of joy. Rev. W.H. DOTCHON conducted the funeral service on Wednesday taking as his text Isaiah 64:6. 
October 18, 1919  Adj. John GILLINGHAM Fare welled  The Salvation Army at Whitney Pier [Cape Breton, NS.] held farewell services Sunday night for Adjutant and Mrs. GILLINGHAM who are leaving the city on Wednesday evening for Chatham, their new field of labor. The Citadel was packed to the doors with comrades and friends of the popular Officers. Since coming to the Pier corps, Mr. and Mrs. GILLINGHAM have been very energetic in the work of the Army in that district, and the results, which they have obtained, have been most remarkable, and show what courage, faith and persistency can accomplish. In their four and a half years service they have had erected a new Citadel with a seating capacity of 300. They have been able to supply about half the chairs required, besides furnishing and completing the Officers living quarters upstairs. In addition to this, they have collected during self-denial week, and forwarded to Army headquarters, the magnificent sum of $1,500. On Friday evening some twenty comrades and friends gathered at the home of the Officers and presented them with a combination traveling bag as a slight mark of the esteem in which they are held. Tea and refreshments were served, after which music and games were indulged in, and a most enjoyable evening was spent by all present. In addition, Adj. GILLINGHAM was presented by the Odd Fellows with a watch fob, and a gold pencil case from the Ministerial Union. Adj. GILLINGHAM has been four years at Whitney Pier. Chatam, where he is now situated, is a fine little town, and Mr. GILLINGHAM is delighted with it. The Army corps there has a silver band of thirty pieces. The Sun wishes Adj. and Mrs. GILLINGHAM success. 
October 18, 1919  Drowing at Western Head  A sad drowning accident occurred somewhere in the neighborhood of Western Head on Wednesday, when Philemon RIDEOUT, one of the crew of the schr. “St. Clair” lost his life, and two others had a narrow escape. The story, as far as we can learn is as follows: three men – Philemon, Roland, and Gordon RIDEOUT, of Western head, who were members of the St. Clair’s crew this season, were taking about 25 qtls. of codfish in a motorboat, in order to make it. Somewhere off Western Head, the boat was swamped by a lop. Roland RIDEOUT succeeded in getting ashore by the help of oars. Gordon was rescued by some men who saw the accident, but the body of Philemon had not been rescued up to the time our information was obtained. The drowned man was married only last fall. 
October 25, 1919  Political Note  The political candidates MacKAY, MOORE, and SHORT, left here Wednesday to visit Tizzard’s Hr. for a meeting there that night. From there they intend to visit Herring Neck. 
October 25, 1919  Personals  Mrs. TAYLOR of Morton’s Harbor has been here this week visiting friends at Little Hr. Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR expects to leave Morton’s Hr. shortly. Miss WHITE of the Arm leaves this week or next for USA. Mr. George PHILLIPS and his family left for Toronto today after having spent the summer here. Miss Bertha HULL, who came here with the body of her brother, returned to Bay Roberts by “Clyde” this week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank FREEMAN leave here this week for Norris Arm where they will spend the winter. The C. of E. W. Association gave a tea to two of their retiring members, Mrs. SWEETLAND and Mrs. F. FREEMAN on Thursday. Mrs. A. COLBOURNE, who had been visiting friends at Change Islands, returned home last Saturday. 
October 25, 1919  Important Legal Cases  (Daily News, Oct. 18th.) Mr. Justice JOHNSON has been occupied the past two days in Supreme Court trying a suit for Wm. A. MUNN against George HAWES for damages through non-acceptance of 5,200 qtls. of fish alleged to have been sold to HAWES. The defendant, who resides Alicante, Spain, denies any such purchase by him and claims that as MUNN’s agent, he negotiated a sale to merchants in Alicante. The same Judge will try a case on Monday between the Newfoundland Shipbuilding Co. plaintiffs, and Michael MARTIN, defendant, involving $20,500 and on Tuesday a suit by MARTIN versus the Shipbuilding Co. for $7,500. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Cheap Boots. A few clearing lines in Boots at greatly reduced prices. Men’s Laced Boots $2.95. Women’s Laced Boots $2.40 & $3.25. Girl’s Laced Boots sizes 13-2, $2.90. Child’s Laced Boots sizes 9-12, $2.50. Hodge Bros. 
October 25, 1919  More Libels  Mr. J.C. CROSBIE has taken libel action against the St. John’s Star for damages claimed at $20,000. As a sequel another case for contempt of court has been taken by the same person against the same paper, and information is to hand that the morning issue of that paper called the Post was stopped by order of the Supreme Court. 
October 25, 1919  Death  The body of the late Alfred HULL was brought here on the “Clyde”. Miss Bertha HULL came also. 
October 25, 1919  Opposition Meeting  The Liberal-Reform Candidates, Mr. W.B. JENNINGS of Springdale, Mr. Geo. JONES of Little Bay Islds., and Mr. Solomon SAMSON of Bonavista Bay, arrived here yesterday morning and held a meeting at night. Unfortunately we were unable to attend owing to being rushed up with election printing. 
October 25, 1919  Shipping News  Schr. “Dolly Mc.C.”, Capt. A. Jas. GILLETT, left Wednesday for Grois Islds. to load fish from Mr. Wm. BROTHERS and others there for St. John’s. The Danish vessel “Rasmussen,” Capt. RASMUSSEN, sailed from Fogo last week with 3018 qtls. codfish from Earle Sons & Co. for Orporto. Four sailors from the schr. “Bella Scott”, which was burnt near Jamaica some time ago, owing to taking fire in her engine room, have returned to this Country. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted. A young girl as Assistant Nurse for the afternoon. Apply to Mrs. R.D. HODGE. 
October 25, 1919  Over Eighty Chinese in St. John’s.  Says the Telegram – Messrs Kim LUNG and Hong CHOW, two Chinese gentlemen of the city, left by express for Hong Kong, China, where they will spend a holiday, returning probably next summer. Many of their fellow countrymen were at the station to see them off. Messrs LUNG and CHOW have been in the city for 7 or 8 years and their holiday is well earned. There are now about 84 Chinamen in the city. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Cattle For Sale. For sale – one heifer eighteen months, and one heifer calf six months old. Apply James HORWOOD, Durrel. 
October 25, 1919  Death  On Tuesday night Oct. 14th. at 9.30, the Angel of death visited the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, St. John’s, and carried to the arms of Jesus, Alfred, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John HULL of Bluff Hd. Cove. Alfred was an intelligent young man with a bright future before him. In the year of 1916-17 he taught school at Forteau, where he endeared himself to one and all. The following year he offered his services for King and Country but was medically unfit. For two years he suffered from Tuberculosis, but bore it very patiently, having his whole being resigned to the divine will of the Master. Early in October a vacancy was found at Sanatorium, and he went there full of optimism, but was there only nine days when the Master called him to his eternal rest. His sister Bertha, left her school at Bay Roberts and stayed with him at the Sanatorium until he died. He was conscious till he passed away, and as this trusting young man grew weaker, he became more joyous in his contemplation of the Home Eternal, where suffering is unknown. His sister brought him home on Friday, and he was buried on Monday. Rev. W.H. DOTCHON conducted the funeral service taking as his text 1 Thess. 4, 13 – “But I would not have you to be ignorant brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” His friends and relatives will miss this loveable young man, but he is not gone forever, we shall meet him again. 
October 25, 1919  Elections  The province of Ontario is having an election; so is the United States and ditto Newfoundland, though it looks like the last named is making the most noise about it. 
October 25, 1919  Buried Alive  A young chap named LEGROW was buried to the shoulders, when the gravel in a pit in which he was working caved in. He sustained a broken leg and internal injuries. 
October 25, 1919  Death  Last week on Wednesday, a boy named WILTSHIRE was accidentally killed while trying to steal a ride on a train at Heart’s Delight station. 
October 25, 1919  Sugar Shortage  The United States proposes to put an embargo on sugar for the next six months, under penalty of ten years imprisonment and $1000 fine to the person who breaks the law. Sugar is scarce enough here now. 
October 25, 1919  Marriage  The South Side Meth. Church was the scene of two weddings on Wednesday evening when Rev. DOTCHON united two couples in Holy Matrimony. WHEELOR-WHITE. The first was the wedding of Miss Mary B. WHEELOR daughter of Capt. David and Mrs. WHEELOR of Farmer’s Arm, and James WHITE of Trinity. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of Burgundy velvet and large picture hat with bouquet of pansies. She was attended by Miss Bessie GILLETT, chief bridesmaid, who wore white voile and black picture hat, and Miss Minnie WATERMAN who wore a dress of white embroidery. The groom was supported by Mr. Boyce WHEELOR, brother of the bride, and was a member of the Forestry Battalion, having served in Scotland. The reception was to a small circle of friends and was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The presents included several gold pieces, and were many and valuable. Mr. and Mrs. WHITE leave next week for St. John’s and from thence will go to Trinity, where they will reside in future. COOPER-COOPER. The second wedding, which followed immediately after the preceding, was that of Miss Gertie COOPER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel COOPER of Farmer’s Arm to Mr. Stewart COOPER son of the late George COOPER, South Side. The bride, who wore a grey costume and hat to match, was given away by her father. She was attended by Miss Lily COOPER, chief bridesmaid, who wore white with black hat, and Miss Annie COOPER, sister of the Groom, who also wore white with black hat. The groom was supported by Mr. George BLACKLER of Back Harbor. The reception was held at the home of the Bride’s parents where a large number of friends were entertained. The newly married couple will reside in future at the bridegroom’s home on the South Side. To both couples the Sun extends its best wishes for future happiness. 
October 25, 1919  Memorial Hospital Fund  Editor, Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - Please publish the following contributions towards the N.D. Bay Memorial Hospital, and oblige Arthur MANUEL, Secy. Finance Com. Weston SKINNER Heart’s Cove $15; James HEAD, St. Augustine $5; William SHEA, Fortune Hr. $5; Thomas GLAVINE, Fortune Hr. $5; Gerald CARROL, Fortune Hr. $5. Total $35. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Wanted. A general man with three or four years experience in general shop work. Apply to Hodge Brothers. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. One Herring net, 40 rands, 2 3/8 mesh. One stove Victoria no. 7. Two panel doors. All second hand. R. SMALL. 
October 25, 1919  Note of Thanks.  Mr. and Mrs. John HULL and family wish to thank the following who sent wreaths and flowers to adorn the casket of their dear boy: The scholars of the Meth. Superior School at Bluff Head. Cove Sunday School; Mr. and Mrs. Arch. WHITE; Mr. and Mrs. Abraham WHITE; Miss Maggie BLANDFORD; Misses YOUNG and GILLINGHAM; Mrs. Arch. ROBERTS; Miss Lizzie HULL; they also offer their sincere thanks to these who sent words of sympathy and showed help. Rev. & Mrs. BENNETT, Bay Roberts; Mrs. Helena BRETT, Morton’s Hr.; Capt. and Mrs. SNOW, St. John’s; Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, St. John’s, and all who helped in their deep bereavement. 
October 25, 1919  Section Man Killed  David WHELAN, a Native of Colliers, Killed At Kitty’s Brook. At 6 p.m., last Friday at Kitty’s Brook, David WHELAN, a section man there and a native of Collier’s, was killed by falling from a moving rail trolley. He died instantly, the force of the fall crushing his skull. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Sche. “Ariceen,” now due, has on board cargo N. Sydney Old Mine Coal. The quality of this coal is such that up to the present, it has been impossible to buy it for domestic purposes. Since 1914 it has been used for Government purposes exclusively. Book early as a large quantity is already sold. We anticipate a ready sale. Price ex ship $17. Prime No. 1 Hay by this vessel. Wm. ASHBOURNE. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  1000 Barrels Apples. Arriving in a few days. 500 barrels choice Apples – Kings; 300 barrels Blenheim; 200 barrels Fall Reds. These are specially fine apples and good keepers, and we would advise our outport customers to stock up from them freely. Prices right. Edwin MURRAY. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  Vessel Owners – Do you Want Freights? See us, we have freight offering for five or six schooners at the present time. For further particulars apply to The Terra Nova Co. Ship Brokers, Water St., St. John’s. 
October 25, 1919  Exploits Notes  Oct. 15th, 1919.Mr. Jack PARNELL has left Exploits and will take up his home in Alberta. We are having a visit from the Governor today. Politics is very quiet so far, have seen nothing of any Candidates. Schr. “Lucille” left here this morning for Pilley’s Island to load herring for MANUEL. She brought load of flour for them from Halifax. All the schrs. from here are home, and all used their salt. The shore fishery is very poor this year, the worst for a long time. 
October 25, 1919  Nfld. Seamen Prisoners For Mutiny  Crew of the schr. “Onato” supposed killed Capt. and Mate. Philadelphia, Oct. 17 – A tragic tale of the sea was unfolded here today by four survivors of the British schooner Onato, picked up while drifting helplessly, several hundred miles from shore, by the American steamship “Zirkel.” The survivors, all from Newfoundland, say the Captain of the Onato, Captain BRUSHETT and his brother Earnest, its first mate, were crushed to death by the shifting of the ship’s cargo. The stories however, do not agree with the statement told by Capt. SULLIVAN of the Zirkel which arrived here today, and all four men were locked up on charges of mutiny. They will be turned over to the British Consul. Captain SULLIVAN declared that when he drew near the schooner, he plainly could see what appeared to be a general fight raging upon the little craft’s deck amidships, and that one of his Officers said he heard what he believed to be two pistol shots. Survivors Douglas NICHOLL, Thomas MOULTON, Lorenzo ASH, and Earnest FITZGERALD, all told virtually the same story, except as to some of the details which the authorities said were conflicting. They declared the Officers met an accidental death while the entire schooners company of six was battling to save their craft, during a terrible gale. Capt. BRUSHETT and his brother [unreadable] said, went below deck to look after the cargo, and were crushed to death when it shifted. The crew of the Zirkel first sighted the Onato about 1:45 o’clock on the night of October 8th, when about three hundred miles due East of Newfoundland. 
October 25, 1919  The First Arrivals  Liberal-Progressive candidates arrived here on Tuesday and held a meeting in the Alexandra Hall at night. They are Mr. W.A. MacKAY, Manager of the mining operations at Little Bay; Mr. K.K. SHORT, a rising young business man of Cutwell Arm, and ex Lieut. Loronzo MOORE, a native of Change Islands. Lieut. MOORE served with the Regiment and was knocked out by a bullet through the neck in April 1913, during the great German advance. He was left for dead, and was taken prisoner by the Germans, spending eight months in a German prison camp. 
October 25, 1919  First Political Meeting  The Liberal-Progressive candidates who arrived here Tuesday, held a meeting in lower part of the Alexandra Hall at night, which was packed to the doors. Mr. A.G. ASHBOURNE was Chairman. Lieut. MOORE spoke first and was interrupted considerably throughout his speech. Mr. W.A. MacKAY then spoke and throughout, was subject to continual interruption by a group of four or five men, chiefly Officers and prominent men in the F.P.U. council. In fact, the proceedings began to resemble a debating society more than a political meeting, and some of the interrupters made regular speeches of five or six minutes length. As far as we could gather, about twenty or thirty men were in sympathy with the interrupters, the rest being merely amused, disgusted, or indifferent. Mr. MacKAY, in attempting to discuss the Shoal Tickle question, was practically blocked by the hecklers, and a similar fate met him when he attempted to talk of the Hospital. With visions of 1913 in our mind, it was quiet in comparison. After vainly attempting to get through, Mr. MacKAY abandoned the idea, and the Chairman closed the meeting with a brief speech. Mr. SHORT did not speak at all. The meeting closed with cheers for COAKER in which about fifty percent of those present joined. 
October 25, 1919  Want Less Night Work  A meeting of Clerks and others held in the Court House last week, it was decided to ask the business men not to open their stores after tea until December 10th. Delegates are now calling on the business people. So far only one has raised any objection. 
October 25, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. 3 ½ h.p. United Stationary engine. Two saws – one 21, one 22 inches. Mandrils and belt and all woodwork. Apply to Allan HOPKINS or Sun Office. 2 wks. 
October 25, 1919  Sickness  Small Pox. Capt. Harry MANUEL of Schr. “Greenwood” is down with small pox at the Fever Hospital in St. John’s, according to city papers received this week. 
October 25, 1919  Supreme Court  Judge JOHNSON and the Supreme Court is due here on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and will spend three days here according to official proclamation. The Judge will be the guest of Const. and Mrs. TULK during his stay here. 
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November 8, 1919  Olive Brance is Late Arriving  The long expected schr. “Olive Blanche,” Capt. John ELLIOTT, which has been a month on the way from Labrador, arrived Tuesday all well with 400 bbls. The Olive Blanche met a succession of heavy breezes interspersed with absolute calm. Nov 4th is probably a record for a late arrival. Much anxiety was felt at times, and all are heartily glad to know that she arrived safely. 
November 8, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. At La Scie, 3 second hand cod traps in good condition. For particulars Apply to La Scie Stores or J.M. JACKMAN, Tilt Cove. 
November 8, 1919  Shipping News  Word was received by Mr. ASHBOURNE Thursday, that the schr. “Douglas Adams” had arrived on the other side safely. Schr. “Little Dorrit” bound to Fogo to load codfish was wrecked and is a total loss. Schr. “Luetta” is now on the way to Flower’s Cove. Capt. SNOW is staying off and Mr. Wm. GUY is in command of the ship. Schr. “Victorine”, with full cargo Labrador fish, was wrecked at Newtown. S.S. Clyde called at Botwood coming down on Tuesday, as the Botwood people would not take delivery of their freight on Sunday going up. Schr. “Helen P.,” Capt. Alex HODDER, arrived from White Bay last Friday and anchored in Back Hr. The Helen P. took cargo to BAIRD’s mill at White Bay, and not to Mr. W.W. BAIRD at Roddington, hence our error in the similarity of the names. She has cargo of lumber onboard. Message received by Mr. ASHBOURNE said the schr. “Douglas Adams” had arrived at Malaga after having jettisoned part of her cargo. The crew of the wrecked schr. “Polly” left by Prospero, which also took 70 casks of codfish from William ASHBOURNE. We hear that Elliott & Co. of Change Islands are sending a vessel to Herring Neck for codfish and that some of our local planters will sell their fish there. 
November 8, 1919  Storm Damages  About $70,000 damage was done on the Southern Shore near St. John’s in the gale last week. In the storm at Foxtrap, beach stones were piled on the railway track to a height of six feet. Schooner Ashore. Word was received here this week that the schr. “Minnie J. Hickman,” Capt. Bennett YOUNG, went ashore at Ha Ha Bay last week in the gale. She was on the way to Flower’s Cove with load of lumber and salt. Capt. YOUNG’s message said that she brought home her big anchor and that he thought one fluke was broken. She was leaking about an hour’s pumping in twenty-four, and it was thought possible to get her off if aid could be secured. A schooner with about 16 persons on board from Port de Grave, went ashore at Black Island in last week’s breeze, but all her crew were rescued. It is said she anchored in Three Arms but drove out of there. Another Southern schooner ran in the Run during the gale, and was anchored at Campbellton when the “Clyde” came down. Three schooners went ashore in Herring Neck in the gale last week, but were got off readily. On board the “Clyde” yesterday was a shipwrecked crew of eight men from a schooner bound from Bay St. George to Liverpool, lumber laden. The ship built at Bay St. George, foundered in the gale of last week. She was waterlogged three days and the crew took to their boats about 120 miles off Fogo, and but for a change of wind, would never have reached land. They were “all in” when they reached land, and some were frostbitten. She was a ship of 500 tons and was built by Mr. Ben TULK we are informed. Several schrs. arrived from the Bay this week with cargoes of firewood. They report that a schr. belonging to Lushe’s Bight went ashore on Thwart Island. The schr. “Mystic Tie,” was lost off Snook’s Arm in last week’s gale. Her crew and passengers numbering thirty were all landed at Tilt Cove. S.S. “Diana,” which left Occasional Hr., Labrador on Monday, experienced the full force of the gale coming up outside the Funks. Very heavy seas were encountered which smashed the wheelhouse, motorboat, Mail Room, and icehouses. The two Mates were to the wheel for fifty hours. 
November 8, 1919  Fire in the Paper Shed  A fire occurred in the paper sheds belonging to the A.N.D. Co. at Heart’s Content on Friday last week. 
November 8, 1919  Politics  Half the ballot boxes for this district were in Thursday. Those from the North Side and Inland towns are yet to come, and delayed by weather. Mr. George JONES of Little Bay Islands, one of the Liberal Reform Candidates, is here this week and will remain for the count here. 
November 8, 1919  Advertisement  Xmas Cards. We supply private Greeting Christmas Cards with your name and address at 3 cents to 10c each. Neat designs; your own choice of greeting. Cards will be expensive this year. Better see ours. Order Early. The Tw’Gate Sun Office. 
November 8, 1919  Clerks and Night Work  Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: - The clerks of this town desire, through your paper, to thank those of the business men who so willingly consented to close their stores at night until 1st of December. But we very much regret however, that owing to the refusal of one man to comply with our wishes, our plans failed for this year. P. NEWMAN, Chairman. F. LINFIELD, Secretary. 
November 8, 1919  Telephone Line From Morton’s Hr.  A telephone line from Morton’s Hr. to Tizzard’s Hr. is now under construction we hear. As the Sun has written strongly on this matter, and made personal representation as well, we feel that we have helped to accomplish it. As it is only three miles or less across the neck, from the line at Virgin Arm to Summerford, it might be included. This installation would also be of great value to our Mail Couriers. 
November 8, 1919  Sickness  We hear that Mr. Adolphus YATES is now recovering from a sever attack of small pox. Mr. Alfred LACEY recently retuned from the United States. Mr. LACEY has been ill and had a severe operation for cancer. He is now better. A case of small pox developed on the “Home” last week and she was ordered back to Lewisporte from Springdale. 
November 8, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. Fine black mare for sale; six years old. For particulars apply to John SMITH, Durrel’s. 
November 8, 1919  Advertisement  For Sale. A fine foal, five months old. Apply to HODDER Bros., South Side. 
November 8, 1919  Mail Car Burnt  A serious run off occurred on the railway in Conception Bay near Foxtrap, when four passenger cars left the line, and were overturned, the mail car being destroyed by fire with all its contents. This accident followed on a long hold up of the express train near this point caused by 1200 feet of track being washed away by the sea. This is the second time a mail car has been burnt within a few years, with all its contents and it emphasized what we have kept on saying of the danger existing from the old kerosene lights, which are still so often in evidence. 
November 8, 1919  Marriage  A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Cochrane Street Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24th, by the Rev. James WILSON, when Miss Rosalie HAMLIN of Twillingate, (but for several years a resident of the city), was united in matrimony to ex-Private Elijah REID of Dildo, T.B. and who had recently returned from Germany. The bride who was given away by Mr. SAMWAYS, was very neatly attired in a gown of cream Crepe de Chine, and carried a bouquet of beautiful flowers and was attended by her cousin, Mrs. Charles PIPPY of Bannerman Street, as matron of honour. Mrs. PIPPY was gowned in pink silk and wore a black hat. The bridesmaid, Miss Blanche DOVE of Twillingate, wore a dress of cream georgette and black hat. Both these attendants were life long friends of the bride. The duties of best man were ably performed by ex-Private John ROSE of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. After the ceremony was over, the party drove to the residence of Mrs. C. PIPPY, Bannerman Street, where a reception was held, and a large number of friends of both bride and groom attended. The bride was the recipient of quite a large number of beautiful and useful presents. They left by train on the following morning to take up residence in their new home at Dildo. The Sun wishes them much and long continued happiness. 
November 8, 1919  Subscriptions to Fund for A.L.B. Armoury.  John GILLETT $5; Thomas WHITE $5; Edward WHITE sr. $5; H.J. HOWLETT $5; Solomon SKINNER $2.50; Wm. POND $2; Robert PENNEL $1; George COOPER $2; Fred EARLE $1; Thomas EARLE 50c; William EARLE $1; Miss Gertie CHURCHILL 50c; Miss Rowena HICKS 50c; Roland BULGIN 50c; Isaac YOUNG $5; Samuel PENNEL $1; John COOPER 50c; David WHEELOR $2; Mark WHEELOR $1; Louis REID 50c; Matthew REID $1; Peter REID $1; Robert CLARKE $1; William OAKE $1.50; W.G. BULGIN $1; Kenneth LEGGE $1; Ralph BULGIN $1; Abram BULGIN jr. 50c; George INGS 50c; Mrs. Isaac YOUNG 50c; Gladys YOUNG 50c; Garfield YOUNG 50c; Eleanor BATH 50c; Joseph BULGIN 50c; Harris BULGIN 50c; Edgar ROBERTS $1; George POND $1; H. RIDEOUT $1; Frank CLARKE $1; Alfred CLARKE $1; Peter CLARKE $1; Fred CLARKE $1; Ned CLARKE 50c; Isaac POND 50c; Philip POND $2; Pearce POND $1; Joseph WHITE $2; Isaac CHURCHILL 50c; George GILLETT $2; J. COMPTON $1; Thomas CHURCHILL $2; Charlie VINEHAM $2; Willie CHURCHILL $2; Martin GILLETT $1; Miss Gertie COOPER 50c; Roland GILLETT $2; Martin YOUNG $1; James CHURCHILL $1; Fred COMPTON $1.05; Fred BATH jr. $1; John RODGERS $5; William RODGERS $1.40; Samuel RODGERS $1; James MORGAN $1; Charlie PELLEY $1; Norman PELLEY $1; Samuel PELLEY 70c; Edgar PELLEY $1; Mark PELLEY $1; Freeman PELLEY $1; Stephen PELLEY 40c; James BROMLEY 50c; Alfred LINFIELD $1; George SAUNDERS $1; Fred PELLEY 50c; James LEWIS 20c; Adolphus VERGE 25c; Edgar HAWKINS 50c; William HAWKINS $1; Caleb SMITH $1; Thomas JACOBS $1; Ep JACOBS $1; James PRIMMER $1; Thomas SKINNER $1; Vincent SKINNER $1; W. SKINNER $1; Harvey STOCKLEY 50c; William LOYTE $1; James EADY $1; Arthur ROBERTS 30c; Abel BURTON 50c; John BURTON 25c; Ed. SMITH 50c; Stephen HAWKINS 50c; Walter HAWKINS $1; William INGS 50c; Joseph BULGIN jr. 50c; William CHURCHILL $1.50; Thomas COOPER $1; Philip COOPER 50c; A.J. GILLETT $5; Mrs. Mathew LEGGE 50c; A.G. Ashbourne $10; Arthur EARLE 50c; Samuel BROMLEY 50c; Frank PARSONS $1; Peter PARSONS 50c; Joseph BATH $1.10; Elijah BATH $1; Philip CHURCHILL $1; Peter JACOBS $1; Robert COOPER $1; William SNOW $2; Samuel COOPER $1; Kenneth JACOBS $1.50; Wallace CLARKE 50c; Mrs. Jonas CLARKE $1; Robert BULGIN $1. 
November 8, 1919  A Dangerous Spot  A few weeks ago, Mr. Benjamin ROBERTS had a horse killed by falling over a dangerous piece of ground at Wild Cove. A cow, a heifer and other animals have already been killed at the same place, and people are asking if it is possible to have some preventative fence erected there. We are not sufficient of a lawyer – or even the sea-lawyer variety – to say what should be done, but in as much as this is private property, we doubt whether either the Magistrate or the Road Board has any right to interfere. In our opinion the simplest way would be for the owner of any animal killed to bring claim for damages against the owner of the ground, which would then elucidate the question as to the legality of his claim, and perhaps give clues to a way to end the danger. 
November 8, 1919  The Long Point Light  Seafaring men are beginning to complain of the unsatisfactory nature of the Long Point Light; and they think that this installation is getting worn out. Certainly we believe that the day of the kerosene light is pretty well done. There are little individual electric light plants now made which give excellent service whose running cost would hardly exceed the cost of the kerosene. We do not know what is the matter except that after over thirty years of service, the lamps may be worn out. Let it be plainly understood that no question is made of the care of the light-keepers, but it is unfair to them to leave them with an apparatus, with which – do their best – they are made to produce a really satisfactory service. We bring this matter to the notice of the Lighthouse Department. 
November 8, 1919  Florence M. Wrecked at Indian Islands  The schooner Florence M., CRAMM, Master, belonging to Carbonear, which left here on Wednesday morning before the gale reached its height, was wrecked on Indian Islands that evening. Five men of her crew spent two days and nights without food on Duck Island or Woody Island. The Florence M., which had 47 souls on board of which six were women, anchored at first at S. Run. She later had to slip her anchor and struck first on Duck Island. Five men got out in a boat to carry a line ashore, and while they were doing this, the schooner floated off and drove on the Western corner of Indian Islands, escaping the outer rocks and bringing up on the main. The five men, who went ashore with the line at Duck Island, were left there without food from Wednesday night until they were rescued by the “Clyde” on Friday afternoon. The Clyde then proceeded to Indian Island to learn the tidings of the remaining 42, but found that all had been saved, and the women were down in the Harbor. Saturday morning the women were brought aboard the Clyde, and the five men went ashore to help to recover what gear they could. The vessel was broken in two and completely wrecked. 
November 8, 1919  Tin Shower  A number of young ladies of the Arm called on Mrs. WHITE, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David WHEELOR on Thursday and surprised her with a “tin shower”. Mrs. WHITE asks us through the Sun to convey her sincere thanks to the kind hearted young friends, of whom she will carry away many pleasant remembrances. 
November 8, 1919  Faithful Services  On Friday last week, Mr. William HUGHES completed fifty years of continuous service at the premises now known as the “Upper Room” of the firm of William ASHBOURNE. Mr. HUGHES has worked there with four consecutive firms, giving his best services to all. The Sun offers him congratulations on the completion of his jubilee of labor. 
November 8, 1919  Death  Word was received here on Monday of the death at Montreal on Friday last week of Joseph Baine OSMOND of Morton’s Hr. from pneumonia. The late Mr. OSMOND had been suffering recently from a development of cancer, and had gone to Montreal for surgical treatment. He was not dangerously troubled by the cancerous growth and looked forward to its successful removal. Unfortunately he developed pneumonia and an already taxed constitution was unable to combat the disease. He was about sixty years of age, leaving a wife and a number of sons and daughters. The late Mr. OSMOND was well known by many friends around this locality and his passing will leave another gap in the circle of friends. To his family and relatives the Sun extends its heartfelt sympathy. Mr. C.D. MAYNE and some other members of the Masonic fraternity attended the funeral of the late J.B. OSMOND at Morton’s Hr. yesterday. 
November 8, 1919  Death  The death of Mrs. Wm. RIDEOUT of Davis Cove, occurred on Monday. 
November 8, 1919  Death  Mr. John BENETT, formerly Mail Officer of the Clyde, who recently underwent an operation at St. Anthony, died at Fogo on Wednesday morning. He leaves a wife and two children, one an infant. Death was due to cancer of the stomach. 
November 8, 1919  Farewell to Flossie JENKINS  Miss Flossie JENKINS, Durrel’s. Dear Flossie: - We, your friends – girls of the Arm – are gathered here to night to wish you a happy and prosperous future, as you are soon leaving us for Canada where you will reside for the future. We regret to have to say good bye to you because you were always a good friend of ours, and had a pleasant smile and a kind word of cheer for everyone, and you were always willing to help us. You so nobly took your stand in the AAGPA in knitting socks, mitts, scarves, etc., for our boys while they were fighting to keep the enemy from our shores, and you always helped in the entertainments which we raised for our country’s sake, and for the sake of the dear old Union Jack, which will keep flying while Britannia rules the waves. We will always think of you in school or out, and wherever we go we will think of you, and we know you won’t fade from our memory. Please accept the accompanying gift as a token of our love and appreciation now, dear Floss, as you are leaving us. We all want to say good bye and wish you many prosperous years and heaps of luck and joy. We know your memory will not fade from your old friends down here. And we will often think of you and your kind words of cheer. We know we’ll often think of you wherever we remain, and we hope and trust dear friend, that we may meet again. From your friends – girls of the Arms. 
November 8, 1919  Reply From Flossie JENKINS  Reply. I indeed was surprised on Friday evening when you assembled at my home and gave me a surprise party. I felt my unworthiness so keenly that I was speechless. I shall soon be leaving Newfoundland to take op my abode in the land of the maple, but I assure you, whatever part of the world that I go, if it be North, South, East or West, I shall often think of you and of the pleasant hours that we have spent together, both in school and out. The four years that war was on, proved hard years to the men in blue and khaki, but to us they were pleasant years, although very inch of our time was occupied, as we had knitting to do as soon as our lessons were through, for what is there that we cannot do, better than knitting socks for those brave boys while they were doing so much for us, but thank God that ere I leave my native land, the war is brought to a successful issue, and some of the dear boys are back to home and loved ones again. But of course there are some who will not come back, but there we know their friends have a consolation in knowing that they are “Dead Heroes.” And now dear friends before I close, I must thank you one and all for that lovely present that you gave me, which I appreciate far more than words can express, and especially for that nice address which is so beautifully worded. May God bless you everyone. I remain your sincere friend, A.F. JENKINS. 
November 8, 1919  Repairs to the Coastal Wharf  The Road Board has a number of men engaged in making repairs to the Coastal wharf at present. 
November 8, 1919  Note of Thanks  Mrs. HILLIER and family of Campbellton wish to [Transcriber’s Note: This is the way the notice was printed but it looks as if there were some words omitted here. It probably should read something like “express their thanks to”.] the many kind friends for their kindness during the illness of their father; also for the wreath given to adorn the casket. 
November 8, 1919  Mr. “Gus” House at Montreal  We have an interesting personal letter from Mr. H.A. (Gus) HOUSE who is presently in Montreal in charge of a returned soldier suffering from shell shock, who was sent thither for treatment. He thinks there is no place like Nfld., after seeing Montreal and other Canadian towns. He met Mr. W.F. HORWOOD up there. He says there was to be a Butter Exhibit there on Monday, and that the Prince of Wales was coming there, but he didn’t consider their preparation at all equal to St. John’s. He does not expect to see Twillingate this year, but sends kind remembrances. 
November 8, 1919  The Lighthouse Phone  Men are now at work erecting poles for the Twillingate Telephone Company’s extension to the lighthouse, and it is hoped to have this line completed before winter sets in, as the value in the sealing days of March and April is expected to be great. 
November 8, 1919  The Children’s Hospital  The Children’s Hospital. King’s Bridge Road, St. John’s, Nfld. We are pleased to announce that a Hospital has been opened at St. John’s for the treatment of sick children, under the superintendancy of Dr. FRASER. This will fill a long felt want, and is sure to be appreciated by all classes throughout Newfoundland. Much good has been done at the General Hospital, but no special accommodation has been made for children, and no effort made to treat children’s diseases and deformities. We understand that the present Institution is pleasantly situated, commodious, and fitted with a view to comfort as well as efficiency. 
November 8, 1919  Advertisement  Sick Children. A private Hospital has been opened at St. John’s for the treatment of sick children and every effort will be made for the comfort and treatment of the sick and deformed. For terms apply to Dr. FRASER, Superintendent or Miss F. LONG, Matron. 
November 8, 1919  The Election - Squires Wins !  While completed election returns are not to hand, still sufficient are in to show that beyond per-adventure, the Liberal-Reform Party will hold a majority of seats in the new House and likely a pretty strong majority. The turn over, especially Hr. Grace and the West Coast districts, is quite remarkable. Trinity, besides the Union vote, gave a strong personal vote for SQUIRES doubtless. The actual returns so far received are as follows, those elected being in black type. The vote seems to have been smaller in many places and what one might call the old Liberals seems to have largely abstained from voting; Hr. Grace for instance shows no less than 1000 less votes than last time, while according to reports the same thing applied in some pasts of this district. C. Cashin, S. Squires; L. Labor, I. Independent are used to distinguish. Port-de-Grave - Crosbie C. 837 / Grimes, S. 668. Ferryland - Cashin, C. 1490 / Moore, C. 1012 / Hartery, S. 816 / English, S. 435. Hr. Main – Woodford, C. 1039 / Jones, C. 1101 / Kennedy, S. 813 / Meaney, S. 866. Bay de Verde – Legrow, S. 1217 / Cave, S. 1198 / Hickman, C. 1193 / Whiteway, C. 1014. Carbonear – Penny, S. 609 / Moore, C. 317. Burin – Cheeseman, S. 1568 / Foote, S. 1542 / Currie, C. 679 / Bartlett, C. 680. Fogo – Hibbs, 1208 / Oake, 252. St. George’s – MacDonald, S. 1400 / Downey, C. 685. The following were unfinished due to telegraph interruption. St. John’s East will return three Cashin men. St. John’s West very close and may return two and one either for Cashin or Squires. 
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between November 8, 1919, and December 27, 1919. GW.]
December 27, 1919  Advertisement  Schr. For Sale. Schooner “Sea Lark”, 55 tons. For further particulars apply to James Purchase & Sons, Back Harbor. 
December 27, 1919  Fishery Ruined. Springdale Frozen Up  Fishery Ruined. Springdale Frozen Up; Ruins Herring Fishery. Mr. Thos. JACOBS arrived from Springdale by “Prospero” Monday having completed his work on the new school there. Mrs. JACOBS came over by the previous Prospero. Mr. JACOBS says that one firm there has 4000 barrels of herring waiting shipment and others have quantities. The ice was very hard and many people including Messrs. VATCHER and Martin PHILLIPS from here had their nets frozen in and were unable to locate them. Herring had been fairly plentiful when possible to fish. The Prospero was unable to butt nearer that within a mile and a half of Springdale. Mr. Edgar DOVE of Jone’s Cove, arrived from Springdale by “Prospero”. Everything is frozen up there now, and he and his brother Adolphus, who is still there, have one fleet of nets frozen in, which they had not found up till his leaving. They had only got one haul before the ice formed. Little was doing there when he left. 
December 27, 1919  Had Terrible Experience  Mr. Alfred KEARLEY of Herring Neck was on board the “Dundee” on Monday, having been visiting St. John’s. He was not on board the “New Vancouver” when she was wrecked, but says his men had a terrible experience, and barely escaped with their lives. The schr. drove from Samson’s Island in the gale, but her anchors held again just off Cottle’s Island. Here she hung for all night, with the lops running clean over her. The crew were attempting to get away in their boat when the main boom broke off, and fell on the skiff, filling it with water, and two men were nearly drowned. They finally managed to reach Cottle’s Island Tickle in this boat, but she was full of water when they reached land. 
December 27, 1919  Shipping News  Mr. W.W. BAIRD arrived by “Prospero” on Monday and will spend the winter here. That steamer was unable to get below Griquet, as there was heavy slob North of that. Mr. BAIRD says that on Friday, when rounding the Cape, slob ice was everywhere to be seen on the ocean Northward. Many harbors were frozen up. The “Dundee”s crew reported heavy ice made in Lewisporte, and doubted if the “Clyde” reached there. At the rate of coming along, it seems improbable. One trip a fortnight is senseless at this time of year. Another vessel, supposed to be Earle Sons & Co’s, went ashore last Saturday at Seldom. The crew of schr. “Tritonia” arrived on Tuesday afternoon from Fogo in motorboat, landing at Gillard’s Cove. They met only one string of slob while coming up. Messrs. LUTHER, whose schooner went ashore in the Baism Tickle during the storm, returned from the Bay this week. They report their ship frozen in with keel damaged, but probably no serious wrecking. Hodge Bros. were proposing to send a schooner to Lewisporte but present weather conditions may prevent. 
December 27, 1919  Frozen Up In Bay  Capts. Isaac and Elias YOUNG, who went to Burnt Bay in their schrs. for stave junks, were frozen in above Michael’s Head when the “Dundee” came down, and unless the wind came from the South strongly, they would have to remain there all winter, the ice in Lewisporte being very thick. 
December 27, 1919  Schr. Ashore in Harbor  In towing the schr. “M.P. Cashin” down from Mr. Ashbourne’s upper premises on Saturday, she went aground, and in Saturday’s night’s breeze, drove hard onto Young’s Point where she now lies listed out and making considerable water. She had a quantity of herring on board at the time. 
December 27, 1919  Advertisement  We Offer For Christmas Trade. 500 barrels choice Nova Scotia Apples. 150 Cases choice Oranges. 150 Kegs Almeria Grapes. 100 Barrels Cape Cod Cranberries. 200 Cases choice Spanish Onions. Turnips, Parsnips, Carrots. Wire order for prompt shipment. Edwin MURRAY. 
December 27, 1919  One Reason Why They Leave (Part 1)  How many young men in Twillingate are today learning a trade? Where are the future Sail-makers, Blacksmiths, Carpenters, Shoemakers, Masons, Printers? Why is this? The tradesman is the great backbone of industrial society. He has to have a measure of education and the acquiring of a trade adds considerably to it. The Newfoundlander is so adaptable that he can very quickly fit himself into a passable hand at of these businesses; but isn’t that a mistake? A successful and prosperous community is not made up when every person is independent of the other and does his own work; and the jack-of-all-trades is, generally speaking, the master of none. To be successful one must specialize. Our most successful men are the merchants. They specialize in buying and selling. If they want a job of carpentering, blacksmithing, or printing they hire some one else to do it. The most of the rest of us steal from our working hours to do it for ourselves. This is a huge mistake on our part. Let the Cobbler stick to his last, the Carpenter to his saw, the Sail-maker to his needle, the Printer to his types. If the Printer can do his own Carpentering, he robs the Carpenter of labor, from which the latter might buy his printing, and so keep both employed at their respective trades. We have got into a mistaken notion when we think that we save by doing our own Blacksmithing, Sail-making or Shoemaking. We all live by one another and no individual who labors honestly and diligently but helps in the success and prosperity of the community. 
December 27, 1919  One Reason Why They Leave (Part 2)  It is partly because we have got into this custom of each doing the work that really belongs to a special trade that the young men are leaving us. Young men are ambitious and they see no future in the trades, when no such things as a specialist remains. We do not expect that any words of ours will make any change; but people ask the reason why the young men leave us. Here’s one. There’s another. A man in our hearing recently bemoaned because he could not get young men to stay in Twillingate and learn his business. Yet the same man takes absolutely no part in public life. He never joined the young men in any of their games; never associated with them in any way or took any part whatever in the public life of the place. That is another reason the young men leave. They are outcasts. No one ever bothers about them outside of business hours. The elder men get wrapped up in their homes and never think of giving up an evening to help in the entertaining of young men. The result is the young fellows are left to wander the streets. They get little chance of social intercourse, and the only solicitation expressed on their behalf is the wonder that the policeman doesn’t drive them off the roads. Where else are the young fellows to go? The older men of this community are – we were going to say criminally negligent, but perhaps that’s putting it too strong – are too indifferent to the social needs of the young men. How much better would it be if they could meet the younger men as men, without putting on the heavy parental “I am a lot older and more experienced than you, and therefore can’t play with boys any more”, air, and drop a few years off their venerable old age. But the young men on their part, want to learn that he who respects no one else does not respect himself – respect meaning not flunkeyism as some seem to imagine, but the same consideration for other people that you expect from them for yourself. 
December 27, 1919  John Miles Supposed Dead  Left Home Last Saturday. On Saturday last, John MILES left his home about 4 p.m. to cut staligans, and has been missing ever since; the general opinion is held that he walked over the “gull gaze” at Kettle Cove Point, and is either drifted in beneath 20 or 30 feet of snow, or fell in the water and was drowned. MILES, who leaves a wife and two children, had been cutting bushes during the morning and had hauled two loads. It was snowing and blowing when he left his home for this last load. The place where he cut the wood was about a mile and half from his home. Here he loaded up his slide to the top of the horns, and reached to practically within sight of home, as where the slide was found, is within sight of Conway’s home. According to his tracks, he then seems to have abandoned the slide, but missed the road in the storm, though only a short distance from it. His footprints were traced around and back to Moor’s pond again. A place was found where he fell down in the snow but there was no trace of the body near here. A footprint of a man wearing hard-soled boots was followed to the gull gaze, and Messrs. WHITT and GREENHAM, who found the track, hold the opinion that he fell over the cliff. The family was in very poor circumstances, and in a previous storm MILES had to burn his slide to keep in fire, and was using a borrowed one at the time. The home is little more than a shack, and no bed clothing was apparent anywhere. Half a barrel of flour was in the house and a bottle of molasses. 
December 27, 1919  New Vessel Wrecked  The A.N.D. Co’s new vessel “Sordello”, which was in here last Friday in tow of the “Ingraham”, was wrecked at Rocky Point near Carmanville on Saturday last, and has broken up. According to our informant, the Ingraham and her tow left Seldom Saturday morning, and when the weather came thick they turned back. The towline parted, and in the thick weather they lost each other, the vessel driving ashore. The Sordello was a new ship of over 500 tons, built at Botwood last year by Mr. Adam CHAULK, and launched in September. She was very strongly built and Mr. CHAULK was justly proud of this fine ship. 
December 27, 1919  Sang Xmas Carols  Christmas Day was free from snow, but cloudy though not very cold. About twenty young folks went a’carolling on Christmas Eve. singing at different points around the harbor beginning at the Methodist Parsonage South Side, and ending at the Anglican parsonage. Most folks were snugly in bed, but some arose on hearing the music and extended the Season’s greetings to the singers. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur COLBOURNE entertained the singers on their arrival in the early hours, and most grateful were they for the hospitality and the welcome refreshments. The carolers wish to thank these most kind friends most sincerely, and also to thank Mrs. LUNNEN for her organ so kindly lent them. 
December 27, 1919  New Pier  (From the Herald) It is said that the acquisition of two East End waterside premises by the A.N.D. Co., announcement of which was made in the Herald some months age, will be effected shortly and that the Company plans the erection of a big pier and other extensive shipping facilities. The pier will be such as to meet the requirements of a 10,000-ton steamer, while sheds will be erected to house thousands of tons of salt. 
December 27, 1919  Death  Word was received here on Christmas of the death of Mr. James PRIMMER, father of Mr. Robert PRIMMER, North Side, which occurred at Samson’s Island on Sunday, at an advanced age. 
December 27, 1919  Supplies Short  Provisions are very scarce here at present we are informed, and a mild spell of weather is urgently needed to enable the steamers to complete their work of bringing supplies. Mr. WELLS, Chairman of the F.P.U., assures us that arrangement has been made by the Government for the dispatch of a steamer from St. John’s, with coal cargo for here. 
December 27, 1919  Personals  Mr. W.W. BAIRD goes to St. John’s shortly to fix up the summer’s business of his firm at Canada Bay. 

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