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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.

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The records  were transcribed by GLENDA QUINN (June 29 - July 6, 1889), RON ST. CROIX (Aug. 17-Dec 23, 1889) and GEORGE WHITE (July 12- Aug. 17)
While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors or have other records to contribute, then please contact the Twillingate Sun transcription project co-ordinator, GEORGE WHITE

July 6, 1889  The Portland  The new schooner Portland returned from her first trip to St. John’s last week, and proceeded a few days after to the Cape Shore. She is a splendidly built vessel and looks most graceful when loaded. This is what the Evening Telegram of the 17th ult. Says respecting her: Our attention has again, in justice to the colony, been directed today to another finely modelled and staunchly - built vessel, large enough and substantial enough to carry the products of Newfoundland to any clime under the sun. This is a schooner of ninety tons, built the past winter at Fortune Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, by Mr. John DALTON, of Kite Cove, Exploits River, for Mr. Richard QUIRK, of the harbor named. She is of seasoned, native wood throughout; from keel to bulwarks, her planking is of juniper, and her frame, stanchions, beams, &c., are of white and black spruce, of the best selected growth, and all well seasoned. Her masts are a revelation of what the country can produce in the way of large, straight, long sticks. When cut, they were twenty-two inches in diameter, (pine) and now twenty inches through at the deck. They are seventy and sixty-eight feet long, main and foremasts; respectively. They are without one single large knot, and as beautifully smooth as polished mahogany. The fastenings are of the same substantial workmanship which marks every other part of the vessel. Beside the extensive use of treenails, thoroughly seasoned, each plank at each end has two butt-bolts, galvanized, two being driven through eight inches and two driven clear through and rivetted. The model is after the latest American design, and bows and stern and lines amidships are fine examples of proportion and strength combined. The owner and master-builder are to be heartily congratulated upon having turned out so credible a ship. She was launched on the 1st of May, and named the Portland, and is the largest schooner built in Notre Dame Bay this winter, and the largest schooner ever built in Fortune Harbor. Mr. QUIRK has sold her to Waterman & Co. of Twillingate, by whom she will be employed in the freighting business.
July 6, 1889  The Leopard  The Leopard which is to perform the mail service in the Labrador this summer, left for the coast on Tuesday last, calling at Harbor Grace en route. She is commanded by Capt. A. KEAN, and drawing less water than the Curlew is more liable to be navigated along the dangerous coast without mishap.
July 6, 1889  Shipping News  The schooners Patience and Olivette arrived from St. John’s Thursday afternoon with cargoes of provisions, &c., to J. B. TOBIN, Esq. They left Tuesday evening and had a find run back. We are indebted to the master of the Patience for Tuesday evening’s and other local papers.
July 6, 1889  House Burnt  The roof of Mrs. Hannah COLBOURNE’S house, near the chimney, was discovered to be on fire about 2 o’clock, Thursday afternoon, and had it not been for the timely assistance rendered and energetic efforts of neighbours who were prompt in attendance, the house would have burnt down in a very short time. As it was, considerable damage was done, as part of the roof had to be cut away to arrest the fire which had made good headway and was smouldering underneath the shingles. The rooms being flooded with water as a consequence many articles were spoiled, which, altogether, is a serious misfortune for a widow to meet with. Mrs. COLBOURNE is a most industrious person, and having met with this misfortune, we think that she is entitled to a little practical sympathy from the public, which we would take the liberty of pleading for on her behalf. 
July 6, 1889  The Bonny  The schooner Bonny, Capt. Robert LINFIELD, arrived from St. John’s on Tuesday night, having called at Fogo the day before to land part of her cargo. Mr. LINFIELD has favored us with late St. John’s papers. The Bonny is engaged in the coasting business again this season, and has already made four or five trips to the Metropolis. The vessel is well adapted for this work, and the captain being fully acquainted with the coast, a fine opportunity is afforded business men in the principal harbors of our Bay requiring any kind of merchandize from St. John’s, as freight rates are low, and goods are carefully handled and well cared for. 
July 6, 1889  The Rev. T. HODGKINSON  The Rev. T. HODGKINSON, the Congregational minister of St. John’s, whom we were pleased to welcome to this part of the colony, spent a few days in our town recently, having come by last Conscript and left on her return from the North. He preached in the Congregational church morning and evening the Sunday he spent here (June 23) the church being filled on each occasion. The discourses, we learn, were able and talented. Mr. HODGKINSON ranks among the most eloquent preachers of the city, and is much appreciated, particularly by the congregation to whose spiritual needs he specially administers.
July 6, 1889  Advertisement  “Take Advantage of Summer Weather and our Fine Roads for an Outing.” Persons wishing to hire a good horse and carriage by the day or to drive to any of the outlying places may make engagements at reasonable rates by applying to Jas. HODDER, Path End, a day before required.- Adet. 
July 6, 1889  The Fishery  A dispatch to the Evening Telegram from Burin, dated Tuesday afternoon last says:- “The fishery outlook since last wiring you remains unchanged. Our bankers average, on herring bait, will not exceed eight quintals, and shoremen five quintals per man. Bank fishing prospects on caplin are better. The schooner Champion, Capt. PENNEY, arrived on Saturday with 400 quintals, this brings her catch up to 900. The Beacon Light, Captain VIGUS, arrived yesterday with 300 quintals. Fish continues scarce here and prospects are discouraging; but some fair work had been done with traps at Cape St. Mary’s.”
July 12, 1889 French Interference By the arrival of the schooner General R. [B?] to Messrs W. WATERMAN & Co. on Friday evening last from White Bay, we learn that the fishery along that part of the coast has been very poor. The only place where the fish were at all plentiful was at the Gray Islands, and here bait was not to be obtained. The fishermen fitted out and went elsewhere in quest of it, but to their dismay, the French fishermen interfered with our fishermen at Conche and would not allow them to haul bait, and threatened to destroy their property if they put it in the water. Surely such grievances as this should not be passed silently over by the Government, who should step in and see that our fishermen will not be interfered with in the prosecution of the fisheries. The interpretation of the Treaty as defined by most eminent Statesmen, is that there should be a concurrent right for each Nation to carry on fishery operations on the shore, and unless a definite understanding is arrived at on this point, we fear that very serious consequences will attend future interferences with our fishermen.
July 12, 1889 The Late Mrs. BOONE(Part 1) In common with other Newfoundland papers, the Twillingate Sun announced in a late issue, the death of Mrs. BOONE, widow of a former incumbent of St. Peter’s Church in this place. We now insert further particulars, copied from a private letter, addressed by her surviving son, Mr. Edward BOONE, to an intimate friend of the deceased lady, which we are sure will be of very touching interest to the numerous readers of the Sun, who were formerly acquainted with Mrs. BOONE, or participated in the kindness and help she freely gave all, while resident here so many years. The Rev. T. BOONE entered this Mission of Twillingate in 1843, and retired in 1873. During those 30 years, he was greatly sustained and assisted by his wife, in all that concerned the welfare of the people. The following are the extracts we quote: Hampton, New Brunswick, June 14, 1889. My Dear ----, I have now the melancholy news to tell you that our beloved mother has passed through the troubled waters. Her spirit departed gently and peacefully at the last, on Tuesday, June 4th, at a quarter past five in the evening.
July 12, 1889 The Late Mrs. BOONE(Part 2) She died in my arms, after I had left her for a couple of hours, thinking she would hold out for that night, when I returned and found her unconscious. Her breathing became gradually slower, and her pulse weaker, until at last with one faint quiver, all was over. Her spirit had flown. For two months she had steadily declined, but we had hopes that the beautiful spring weather would have restored her, but it was not to be. My mother was a great sufferer, and none of us could wish that she might live and suffer so. Please inform all our friends of this sad event. My mother’s age was 71 years and 6 months, born in the City of St, John N.B., December 22nd, 1818, daughter of Mr. SINNOT of the Commissariat Department, was married in St. John by the Rev. (afterward Canon) HARRISON. Another link that binds us in the association of old Twillingate has been broken. She never forgot you, and regretted that she could not write to all. May you, and the few faithful ones that are left, all meet with us in the day “when he shall make up his jewels.” My mother was laid by my father’s side in the old Churchyard of Hampton, on a lovely day, Friday June 7, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Your old and sincere friend, Edward F. BOONE.
July 12, 1889 Government Appointments (Part 1) His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint the following gentlemen to be a Fisheries Commission under Act of the last session of the Legislature entitled “An Act to provide for the formation of a Fisheries Commission and for other purposes.” Hon. A.W. HARVEY, St. John’s, Chairman. E.D. Shea, M. MONROE, Robert THORBOURN, A. PENNY, A.F. GOODRICH, John RORKE, Carbonear. Messrs Ellis WATSON, P.J. SCOTT, W.B. GRIEVE, St. John’s. Charles DAWE, Bay Roberts. Henry LeMESSURIER, St. John’s. Albert BRADSHAW, Placentia. James ROLLS, Fogo. Rev. Moses HARVEY, St. John’s. Captain George ROBINSON, R.N., P.G. TESSIER, Levi MARCH, Thomas HODGE, St. John’s. Robert S. MUNN, Harbor Grace. John BARTLETT, Brigus. Robert S. BREMNER, Trinity. James RYAN, Bonavista. John C. DOMINY,
July 12, 1889 Government Appointments (Part 2) Greenspond. Wm. LETHBRIDGE, J.W. OWEN, Samuel BAIRD, Twillingate. Wm. LUNDRIGAN, St. Peter’s River. Edward SINNOTT, Placentia. Charles D. CHAMBERS, Hr. Buffett. John PAUL, Daniel BISHOP, Burin. George S. FORSEY, Grand Bank. Henry HOLMAN, Hr. Breton, Dennis BURKE, St. JACQUES. Philip J. CLEMENTS, Burgeo. C.R. BISHOP, Bay St. George. John A. ROBERTS, Bonne Bay. His Excellency in Council, is also pleased to appoint John GOODRIDGE Esq., Hon Philip CLEARY, Henry J. STABB Esq., to be Commissioners of Pilots for the port of St. John’s. Joseph GODDEN esq., to be Sub Collector of Customs at Harbor Grace in place of Alexander Cliffs Esq., deceased. Mr. Jacob SMITH, New Harbor to be a member of the Church of England Board of Education for New Harbor, in place of Mr. Elisha ELFORD, resigned. Mr. Eli COLE to be a member of the Barr’d Islands Road Board in place of Mr. Levi WHICHER, left the district. Messrs Stephen COLE and Wm. GOODWIN to be additional members of same board. Secretary’s Office, 3rd July 1889.
July 12, 1889 World's Highest Office Building The highest office building in the world is to be erected at Nos. 5, 7, 9, and 11 Broadway, New York. It will be 16 stories high on Broadway and 17 on Greenwich Street. It will contain 950 offices and will cost $2,225,000.
July 12, 1889 Stations of Meth. Ministers (Part 1) Stations of Ministers of the Newfoundland Methodist Conference. I. - St. John’s District. 1. St. John’s East – George BOYD, F.R. DUFFILL, G.P. STORY, Guardian and Chaplin of Women’s Homes. 2. St. John’s West – G.J. BOND BA, W.H. ADAMS, James DOVE, Supernumerary, Geo. S. MILLIGAN, LLD., Superintendent Education (By permission of Conference). 3. Pouch Cove – John REAY. 4. Topsail – S. SNOWDEN. 5. Brigus – Henry LEWIS. 6. Cupids – George PAINE. 7. Bay Roberts – Henry CURTIS, BA, Port De Grave – H.J. INDOE. Spaniard’s Bay – An Agent. 8. Sound Island – One to be Sent. 9. Flower’s Cove – An Agent. 10. St. Anthony – Wm. HARRIS. 11. Red Bay – Mark FENWICK. 12. Hamilton Inlet – Jabez MOORE. Geo. G. BOND BA, Chairman, Geo. BOYD, Financial Secretary. II. – Carbonear District. 13. Carbonear – John GOODISON, one to be sent, J.S. PEACH, Supernumerary. 14. Harbor Grace – Thomas H. JAMES, President of the Conference. 15. Freshwater – Jabez HILL. 16. Blackhead – John PRATT. 17. Western Bay – James PINCOCK. 18. Lower Island Cove – Wm. KENDALL. 19. Old Perlican – Anthony Hill. 20. Hant’s Harbor – F.G. WILLEY. 21. Heart’s Content – Solomon MATTHEWS. 22. Green’s Harbor – Henry SCOTT. 23. Random North – W.H. BROWNING.
July 12, 1889 Stations of Meth. Ministers (Part 2) 24. Random South – A. STONEY. 25. Britannia Cove – One to be Sent. Thomas H. JAMES, Chairman. Jabez HILL, Financial Secretary. III. – Bonavista District. 26. Bonavista – G.C. FRAZER, J.E. PETERS. 27. Catalina – E. TAYLOR. 28. Trinity – James LUMSDEN. 29. Musgrave Town – W.R. TRATT. 30. Glovertown – A. McCAUSLAND. 31. Greenspond – J. PARKINS. 32. Wesleyville – W.T.D. DUNN. 33. Musgrave Harbor – Herbert HOOPER. 34. Indian Islands & Seldom Come By – A.O. SKINNER. 35. Fogo – Henry ABRAHAM. 36. Herring Neck – William REX. 37. Twillingate – R.W. FREEMAN, One to be Sent. 38. Morton’s Harbor – Jesse HEYFIELD. 39. Exploits – James NURSE. 40. Laurencetown & Burnt Bay – One to be Sent. 41. Little Bay Islands – H.C. HATCHER. 42. Little Bay – J.E. MANNING. 43. Tilt Cove & Nippers Harbor – S. JENNINGS. 44. White Bay – One to be Sent. James NURSE, Chairman, R.W. FREEMAN, Financial Secretary. IV. – Burin District. 45. Burin – Thomas W. ATKINSON, One to be Sent – An Agent. 46. Flat Island – J.C. SIDEY. 47. St. Pierre – One Wanted. 48. Fortune – James WILSON. 49. Grand Bank - William SWANN, Secretary of the Conference. 50. Garnish, Fortune Bay – John LEWIS. 51. Burgeo – An Agent. 52. Petites – James SMITH. 53. Channel – Charles LENCH. 54. St. George’s Bay & Bay of Islands – John T. NEWMAN. 55. Bonne Bay – John PYE. 56. French Shore – An Agent. Wm. SWANN, Chairman, T.W. ATKINSON, Financial Secretary. Students permitted to attend Mount Allison College, Sackville – W.J. BARTLETT, T.B. DARBY, A.A. HOLMES, J.J. WHEATLEY.
July 12, 1889 Time of Printing The Sun is printed this week the evening before the regular day for publication, in order to catch the mail going South.
July 12, 1889 Fishing Report Very little fish have been caught around our shores the past week. About Little Harbor some 40 or 50 small ones were caught each day. A few salmon were going, in the same locality. Mr. John PARDY had 40 out of his trap on Monday. In other places around here, codfish have been no more plentiful and caplin have been very scarce.
July 12, 1889 Passengers Conscript arrived on Saturday morning with mail and passengers for Northern ports. She is expected back this evening, returning to St. John’s. Passengers for the North: For Old Perlican, - Mistresses MARCH, MORRIS and child, Misses C. MEWS, MOREY, PITTMAN, GREEN and DRAGETT. Trinity – Mr. and Mrs. BREMNER, Rev. W. TRATT, Miss WHITE. Bonavista – Mrs. F. RENDELL, and two children, Messrs WHELON, S. SMITH, Abbot, Bandcroft, Nurse, and Cadet ADAMS. Greenspond – Miss CROCKER. Fogo – Rev. G. BULLEN, Miss GARLAND, Mr. MENTZEL. Herring Neck – Rev. W. REX. Twillingate – Rev. Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. SAUNDERS, Miss L. CHURCHILL. Morton’s Harbor – Rev. Mr. and Mrs HEYFIELD. Exploits – Rev. J. NURSE, Miss SEVIOUR. Little Bay Islands – Rev. C. HATCHER. Little Bay – Rev. H. ELRINGTON, Messrs P. BURKE, SYRUP, Miss MALCOLM. Nipper’s Harbor – Rev. S. JENNINGS. Tilt Cove – Miss E. GOULD. St. ANTHONY – Rev. A. McGREGGOR, Mr. C. DRAKE,. Griquet – Mr. CRAIG, Mr. CROCKER.
July 12, 1889 PARNELL’s Execution (Part 1) Particulars of the execution of the late Mr. Wm. PARNELL have been communicated to us by telegraph, and will be found in another column. The prisoner had been quite resigned to his fate for some time previously, and met death calmly. The circumstances which brought about his death were most unfortunate from beginning to end, and great sympathy we learn, is manifested in St. John’s towards his relatives and friends, and no doubt elsewhere, wherever the family are know, being so respectably connected. Perfectly Resigned to Death. (Special to the Sun). St. John’s, July 8. This morning, William PARNELL paid the death penalty for the murder of Archibald SILLARS. He was perfectly resigned to die some time before, and had made peace with his Maker. Last week was occupied by him in writing farewell epistles to friends and relatives. He spent the whole of yesterday in company with his wife. The mental shock experienced by the finding of the jury, passed away in a week and ever since he was preparing his soul to meet God, with the aid of spiritual advisors.
July 12, 1889 PARNELL’s Execution (Part 2) He passed a good night before the day of execution, and took refreshment. After taking leave of his wife, he spent hours in prayer with Rev. Mr. SMITH. He slept until 5 o’clock in the morning, arose for breakfast, and received the Holy Communion from his spiritual advisors, who spent the morning with him. Early in the morning he asked the Warden who attended the confinement cell to come and pray with him, and then fondly wished him farewell. He was in a mood for prayer, and in preparation for the other world, he spent his time. At 8 o’clock, the Governor of the Penitentiary proceeded to the cell to lead him for execution. The prisoner proceeded to the scaffold accompanied by Rev. Mr. WOOD, and Rev. Mr. SMITH, after two turnkeys, executioner, and Sheriff. The procession reached the corridor leading to the scaffold, where the Governor of the penitentiary delivered the body of William PARNELL to the Sheriff for due execution according to law. The mourning cortège proceeded the way, and the prisoner mounted the steps to the scaffold in a very firm manner.
July 12, 1889 PARNELL’s Execution (Part 3) Tremor was visible in his attitude as he stood over the trap door and walk, and he went up the steps with arms pinioned. When reaching the place of execution, a cord was drawn around his legs, by the executioner. The Ministers of religion prayed during the scene. Just as the noose had been adjusted, he said in tremulous tones, “Lord Jesus, receive my soul.” When all had been arranged for execution, and when Rev. Mr. WOOD was pronouncing a benediction over him, in firm clear tones he pronounced this prayer, “Lord Jesus, into thy hands I commend my spirit,” and the spectators muttered, “Amen.” Two minutes past eight o’clock the Sheriff gave a signal to the executioner, the trap door opened, and his soul sped into eternity. Those present dropped on their knees and prayed silently during the few seconds he was dying. Just the moment of the execution, a black flag was hoisted in the yard of the Penitentiary, which remained flying for an hour. Death must have been almost instantaneous as the rope ceased to oscillate ten seconds after being dropped. The neck, when the body was taken down and examined, was found to have been severed. The condemned man wore a grey suit, and went to the scaffold with a white cap drawn over his head reaching above the eyes. When the noose was arranged, the neck cap was drawn almost completely over his face.
July 12, 1889 The SULLIVAN and KILRAIN Fight The SULLIVAN and KILRAIN fight lasted two hours and eighteen minutes. SULLIVAN won the 75th round, neither being seriously injured.
July 12, 1889 Death Mayor BARKER of St. John, died on Saturday.
July 12, 1889 Shipping News Port of Twillingate. Cleared, July 5, Lord Devon, PARTRIDGE, Sydney, ballast – Captain. July 12, Arthur, HARGRAVE, Bristol, Oil, skins and fur – Owen & Earle.
July 12, 1889 Post Office Notice All letters and papers forwarded per mail to and from Salmon River and Bonne Esperance, in the Straits of Belle Isle, (being Canadian Territory) will be chargeable with the same rates of postage as to the Dominion of Canada. Five cent per rate for letters and half cent for local papers. Papers printed out of the Colony – 1 cent per 2 ounces. J.O. FRASER, Post Master General, General Post Office, St. John’s, June 10, 1889.
July 12, 1889 Robbery at Duder's For sometime past, Mr. CHAUNCEY, storekeeper at Messrs Edwin DUDER’s, has been missing small sums of money from the drawer in the retail store, during dinner hour. Every effort was made to catch the thief but without avail. On Saturday, Mr. CHAUNCEY remained in the store at dinnertime, allowed himself to be locked in. The key was meanwhile, hung in the usual place. The impression was that some employee about the place, was the guilty party, but such proved not to be the case. Mr. CHAUNCEY did not wait long before he saw a man open a window on the East side of the store looking out on the wharf, behind the premises of Mr. John P. SHEA. He got through the window and came into the store. Mr. CHAUNCEY tackled him and a fierce struggle ensued. The man, after sometime, overcame Mr. CHAUNCEY and escaped, not however, before the latter had torn away some of the rascal’s clothing. The storekeeper can identify the man, if he can lay eyes on him, and the Police are on his track. – Daily Colonist, June 24.
July 12, 1889 What it Costs The Belleville Intelligencer says: Few drinking men appreciate the amount they spend annually. One Saturday night lately, a carpenter was complaining of hard times. Being a moderate drinker, he was asked if he had any idea what liquor and tobacco cost him annually, to which he replied that he had no idea, but it wasn’t much as he was only a moderate drinker. Being pinned down to the sum paid by him during the past week, he replied that having been working, the amount was lighter than usual. On Monday he expended 15 cents in Tobacco – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday he did not drink, On Thursday he expended 25 cents, Friday 30 cents and on Saturday 50 cents, in liquor, laying in another 15 cent supply of Tobacco. A computation on the above basis, shows that the money thus uselessly spent, would if saved, have purchased at the end of the year, three barrels of flour, 100 lbs of sugar, 10 lbs of tea, 1 box raisins, 13 lbs currants, 50 lbs oatmeal, 5 gallons of syrup, 40 bars of soap, 10 lbs starch, 4 boxes of biscuits, 1 bushel dried apples, 25 lbs prunes (best), I jar of mustard, 4 lbs assorted spices, baking powder, and cream tartar, 50 lbs granulated sugar, 5 bags potatoes, I barrel apples, 2 quarters of beef, 1 ham, 2 lbs coffee, besides which he could treat his family to a daily paper every day in the year, and have 85 cents left over with which to purchase candies for the children!
July 20, 1889 Two Compositions Dear Mr. Editor, Please find enclosed two compositions on “Summer Life in a Newfoundland Outport” written by Miss Alice TEMPLETON and Master Thomas BROWN, of the first and second classes respectively. Mr. ROPER offered prizes to the first and second classes of the Bayly’s Cove School, for the best composition on the above subject. Out of 17 competitors, three were successful in securing prizes, viz, Misses Chatty BROWN, and Alice TEMPLEMAN, [I realize that Alice’s name is not spelled as it was in the first sentence, but this is exactly as it was in the paper. GW.] and Master Thomas BROWN. The adjudicators were the Rev. Messrs FRASER and PETERS. They were written in school under the supervision of the Master. Thinking they may interest your juvenile readers somewhat, we send them for insertion. We append them in verbatim. Yours truly, Magister. Bonavista, June 10, 1889. [The First Class Composition by Miss Alice TEMPLEMAN, and the Second Class Composition by Master Thomas BROWN is then reproduced. Since they are both fairly lengthy compositions, I have decided to omit them. I will make them available on request to anyone who would like to have them. GW.]
July 20, 1889 The Execution (Part 1) Pretty full telegraphic particulars of the late execution at St. John’s, were given in last weeks Sun. The following Editorial paragraphs connected therewith, are taken from the Evening Mercury of the 8th inst. Soon after the drop fell, Doctor SHEA entered by a door at the base of the base of the scaffold, and after examination, pronounced life extinct. The body was allowed to hang for half an hour. It was then taken down, and after the usual formalities of a judicial investigation, it was coffined and buried within the precincts of the prison at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Judge CONROY held the Judicial Investigation. The whole arrangements for the execution were carried out under the supervision of Governor McCOWAN and were absolutely perfect. Mr. McCOWAN deserves the highest praise, not only for the careful and judicious arrangements for the final scene, but for the considerate kindness and attention to the prisoner, throughout his long imprisonment and up to the close.
July 20, 1889 The Execution (Part 2) It is satisfactory to know that William PARNELL gave evidence of sincere repentance. He appeared to profit greatly by the spiritual counsels of his Pastor, the Rev. Mr. WOOD, and expressed his deep gratitude for his kind and unremitting attentions. He frequently gave expressions to his deep regret for having killed poor SILLARS – speaking of it as “That awful deed”, “that mad ‘uet”; and also expressing his repentance for the attempt he made to destroy himself, and his thankfulness that God had preserved him to repent of his sins, instead of rushing into His presence with a load of unrepented guilt. He expressed also his perfect willingness to die, and recognized his death as coming from the hand of the Almighty. We shall be able to furnish additional particulars tomorrow.
July 20, 1889 The Execution (Part 3) A placard bearing the following, was in accordance with the law, posted just outside the main entrance gate of the prison, immediately after the execution: - “We the undersigned hereby declare, that judgment of death was this day executed on William PARNELL, within the precincts of H.M Penitentiary at St. John’s, Nfld., in our presence. Dated this 8th day of July 1889. signed Thos TALBOT, Sheriff, C.D., J.G. CONROY, JP, John R. McCOWAN, Supt. Penitentiary, Henry SHEA, Surgeon, Rev. A.C.F. WOOD, Chaplain, Rev. W. SMITH [?], Assistant Chaplain, Morris J. FAWCETT, Col. Superintendent Constabulary. I, Henry SHEA, the Surgeon of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, St. John’s, Newfoundland, hereby certify, that I this day examined the body of William PARNELL, on whom judgment of death was this day executed within the precincts of the aforesaid prison, and that on that examination I found that the said William PARNELL was dead. Dated this 8th day of July, 1889. Signed Henry SHEA, Surgeon.”
July 20, 1889 Death We have to record today the death of the Hon. George H. EMERSON, who passed quietly away at his home near King’s Bridge, last evening. Mr. EMERSON had reached the ripe old age of ninety-one and his death has been anticipated at any time during the last year. The deceased gentleman was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1793, and was the eight son of John EMERSON, Esq, R.N. He came to this Country in 1832. Previous to his arrival, he had been admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar, and he followed his profession from the date of his landing here. In 1852, he entered the Legislature as Member for Twillingate and Fogo. He was always a prominent liberal in politics, and was Solicitor General when that party came into power in 1854. In the same year he was the delegate sent from Newfoundland to England, on the question of Responsible Government. He retired from active Public life in 1859. For some years he was one of the judges of the Supreme Court. He was afterwards, Clerk and Master in Chancery of the Legislative Council, which office he filled until his superannuation in 1873. The deceased gentleman leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. His funeral will take place on Saturday morning, at 11 o’clock, from his late residence, Kings Bridge Road. – Daily Colonist, July 4.
July 20, 1889 Attempt at Suicide A Man named William O’KEEFE, a mason residing on Harvey Road, attempted suicide by cutting himself with a razor on Saturday evening last. At 10:45 that evening, Dr. TAIT was called in to tend on the man. He found him lying on the atic of his house, moaning and covered in gore. On examination, he found that the would be suicide had cut both of his wrists, do doubt thinking to reach the main arteries, but not succeeding in this, drove a sharp instrument (it is supposed a chisel), as if intending to strike the heart. Dr. TAIT sewed up the wounds, and yesterday morning O’KEEFE was taken to the Hospital. There is no immediate reason to anticipate his death. O’KEEFE is a widower with five children, and it is said was partially insane from excessive drinking from some time previously. – Ibid.
July 20, 1889 Burglaries The dwelling of Mr. Charles HUTCHINGS, sail maker, was broken into by some party or parties unknown as yet, who entered through a window in the cellar. Thence their progress through the house was effectively barred by the shrewd foresight of Mr. Charles HUTCHINGS, who placed a ladder so securely against the door as to form an effectual barricade against any attempt to open it. The scamps therefore, had their trouble for nothing. But who are they? Perhaps the Police Sergeants will answer that question. Considering the numerous burglaries committed here lately, they should surely have found someone at least of the guilty parties by this time. – Evening Telegram, July 13.
July 20, 1889 Fish Report Very little has been done with fish the past week. Last week, for two or three days, pretty good work was done in some places, but bait was very scarce, and is so this week. Caplin have almost disappeared and the squids have not yet arrived, with the exception of barely a sign in one or two localities. More fish would have been taken last week if bait could have been procured. We are informed that thousands of immature fish could be seen in the water. It is a pity that these “small fry” did not wait for another year to make their appearance, as no doubt if seen then, would have been as result of the fish hatchery.
July 20, 1889 Passengers The Coastal steamer Conscript, Captain WALSH, arrived on Friday evening last, returning to St. John’s, having been two or three days longer than usual, making the trip to Griquet, owing to the dense fog which prevailed all along the Coast. Fish was very scarce all along the shore, and the prospect was not of the most cheering character. The Conscript did not leave port until early Saturday morning, in consequence of the fog. Passengers for St. John’s: - Messrs L.M. GILL, J. LAMB, LEWIS, Misses CHURCHILL (2), Joseph STRONG, TRIM, EVANS, Gottfried HEASE [?], Carl STEINBURK, Miss MILLER from Little Bay to Trinity Bay, Miss WHITE from Little Bay to Bonavista, Mr. CRAGG for Bonavista. For Twillingate – Mrs. THOMPSON, Mrs. G. THOMPSON, Mrs. HITCHCOCK, and DUALINEY [?] from Little Bay, Mr. DONNELLY from Leading Tickles. From Twillingate for St. John’s – Mr. BERTEAU. For Fogo – Mr. FINDLATER, Mr. MAYNE.
July 20, 1889 Shipping News Shipping News Port of Twillingate, Entered July 15, Cimbri, ALLEN, Cadiz, 207 tons salt, E. Duder.
July 20, 1889 Grand Banks Fishery The schooner Bloomingdale, HOUSE Master, of Catalina, has arrived here from the Grand Banks and reports for 300 quintals taken on three baitings of herring, and 250 quintals caught with the first baiting of caplin. On this, her latest trip, squid were so abundant, and fishing so much better with them, that she abandoned the use of her stock of caplin, having used only a few barrels of it, and resorted entirely to squid. The disappearance of squid after two weeks obliged the Captain to seek port. She has been prosecuting the voyage since the first week of April. – Ibid.
July 20, 1889 Second Attempt at Suicide There was another attempt at suicide this morning. This time it is a girl named POWER, who endeavored to end her existence, by throwing herself over the Long Bridge. She is labouring under a temporary loss of reason. She was recovered shortly after she committed the mad act, and resuscitated. The girl now lodges in a house at Job’s Lane, and beyond her wetting, suffers very little from the immersion. – Ibid, July 9.
July 20, 1889  Click here to view list of vessels List of vessels cleared from the Customs Twillingate for the Cod Fishery, 1889.
July 27, 1889 Shipping News The English schooner George & Mary, Captain WHEELER, arrived from St. John’s on Saturday night, bringing a cargo of salt for J.B. TOBIN, Esq. The Hunter, Geo PARSONS, supplied by J.B. Tobin, Esq., returned to Lushe’s Bight from the Straits a few days ago, with 450 quintals of fish. We learn that several crafts from this bay are reported by him to be well fished. Mr. CURTIS’ yacht Minerva, left Hall’s Bay at nine o’clock on Thursday morning, and arrived here at half past six the same evening. The course the yacht took made the distance fully 70 miles, which was very good work indeed to be performed by this little craft within the time stated. Mr. Fredk. CLARK and Mr. and Mrs. F. CURTIS were on board. The Robert Morris, Captain Thomas JONES, arrived from Cadiz on Friday night to Messrs W. Waterman & Co, with a cargo of salt. She was 27 days from Cadiz, and 6 weeks left Cardiff. The Robert Morris has been reclassed since leaving here last fall. She has been supplied with masts and other new equipment, and is now in a first class sea faring condition. The Mary Parker arrived from the French Shore on Thursday, having been away trading and collecting. The Portland arrived from St. John’s yesterday afternoon. She left Wednesday night and reached as far as Seldom in less than 24 hours. One of the crew of the Five Brothers, Mr. Andrew YOUNG, came home by the Conscript yesterday, very poorly, having caught a severe cold some weeks ago. Shipping News Port of Twillingate. Entered July 19, Robert Morris, JONES, Cadiz, salt, W. Waterman & Co. July 22, George & Mary, WHEELER, St. John’s, salt, J.B. TOBIN. July 22, Carrie Kane, WHITE, Cow Bay Coals, E. DUDER.
July 27, 1889 Death We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. James ALCOCK, JP. which took place at Leading Tickles on the 9th inst. Mr. ALCOCK was well and favourably known here, having been for many years a respected resident of this town. He had been in feeble health for some time past, and was upwards of 80 years old when he died. The bereaved wife and friends have our sympathy under this severe trial.
July 27, 1889 Grand Banks Fishery The banking schooner St. Bernard, Captain Frank LEARY, arrived here, reports for 200 quintals caught on her last trip, and for 800 taken to date. Her consort The Eugene McMillan, Captain Cornelius KENNEDY is very little behind these figures. Her last trip accounts for 200 quintals, which swell her catch since the season commenced to 700 quintals. – Evening Telegram, July 17. Placentia, July 15. The schooners Nimubs, Treasurer, Telephone, and Whitten, arrived today from the Banks with fair trips. Capt. WHELAN, Master of SINNOT’s banker, reports a gross outrage perpetrated by a French banker on the Banks on 10th inst. A French schooner under sail, passed him, rounded to, and cut and carried away part of his trawls. There are numerous instances reported of French vindictiveness towards English fishermen on the Banks. It is unsafe to anchor near them without having trawls destroyed. – Evening Mercury.
July 27, 1889 Steamer Iceland Damaged A survey was held this morning upon the hull of the steamer Iceland, on the Graving Dock, by Edgar BOWRING, Esq., Captain GREENE and Mr. GOSSE, shipwright of Harbor Grace, when it was ascertained that the vessel will need to have a new keel the whole length, with the exception of about 10 feet for’ard. She will also require a half dozen planks in various places below the waterline. Those repairs will foot up some $2000. The value of the cargo of the wrecked C.W. Oulton which the steamer was trying to recover in Golden Bay, near Cape Race, when she sustained the damages, being about $600. A large portion of that cargo consisted of heavy timbers, intended for use in the construction of a marine slip at Harbor Grace, has since been landed on Salvage. – Ibid, July 16.
July 27, 1889 Burgular Captured The Police have at last captured one of the burglars, or rather; he was nabbed for them by Mr. I.R. McNEILY and an employee of Mr. EDENS. It appears that the latter, having opened his stable premises, which is in the rear of the former’s residence, came upon the intruder, who had invaded the dwelling through the cellar. His alarm soon brought Mr. McNEILY to his assistance, and their united forces kept the fellow in duress till Officers McDERMOTT and GARDENER had been sent for, and arrived from Fort Townshend, when they marched their man to the lock up. The prisoner is named NEIL. He is a shiftless ne’er do well, a labourer by occupation. The investigation into the offence has not taken place to any extent yet. How far it will inculpate the accused with the other robberies lately committed here, remains to be seen. – Ibid, July 13.
July 27, 1889 Passengers The Coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived on Saturday morning going North. She went as far as Battle Harbor, there to connect with the Labrador mail service, and for the next several trips, will go there regularly. Passengers for the North: - For Harbor Grace. – Mrs. MILLEY, Mr. COLLINS. Harbor Grace to Catalina – Mrs. LYNCH. To King’s Cove – Mrs. HOGAN and son. To Battle Harbor – Rev. J. MOORE, Mr. PENNY and son to Lance au Loup. Baie de Verde – Miss J. MARCH, Mr. FITZGIBBON. Trinity – Miss FREEMAN, Miss SHERRAN, Miss MAUNDERS, Mr. WEBBER. Catalina – Mr. M.T. MARTIN, Miss S. STONE. Bonavista – Mr. VINCENT. King’s Cove – Mr. P. SUMMER. Greenspond – Mrs. DOMINO, Mrs DILLON, Rev. J. PARKINS, 2 sons and servant. Fogo – Rev. Mr. ABRAHAM and SKINNER, Mr. W. HOGAN. Twillingate – Rev. R.W. FREEMAN and J. KELLY. Exploits – Miss B. WALSH. Little Bay – Rev. J. MANNING, Mrs. MANNING, Mr. G. QUINBY, wife, daughter, and son. Mrs. W. PAYNE, Miss A. WHELAN, Mr. P. CONNELLY. Conche – Mrs. J. CROSBY. Forteau – Mr. DICKS. Herring Neck – Rev. Mr. REX. From Fogo to Twillingate – Rev. R. TEMPLE, RD, Rev. W. HARRIS, Messrs FINDLATER, MAYNE and SCOTT.
July 27, 1889 Greenspond Town Clock Greenspond Town Clock Presented by Captain Samuel BLANDFORD, Unveiled Amid Excitement and Enthusiasm. Wednesday July 10th was the day appointed for the unveiling of the beautiful clock, presented to St. Stephen’s Parish Hall by Captain S. BLANDFORD, a respected native of the place. The hour appointed for setting the clock in motion was 12 o’clock noon. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, an admiring and excited crowd congregated near the building, some time before the hour appointed, and preparations testifying their appreciation of the gift were made. When the clock was set in motion by Mr. Darius BLANDFORD, brother of the donor, an appropriate Hymn was sung by the choir of St. Stephen’s Church assembled beneath the towers, and the sound of canon resounded far and wide. In the evening, the members of the above named choir, and Sunday school teachers, gave their numerous friends a most sumptuous repast in the basement of the building, in honor of the day. At 8:30 pm, every part of the handsome building was illuminated, but above all could be seen, to the admiration of the harbor, the bright gleaming face of the clock, which was illuminated with two powerful lamps. At 11:30pm, the singing of “God Save the Queen”, with three hearty cheers for the donor of the clock, brought the eventful day to a close. E.W.
July 27, 1889 Marriage Married on July 20th at St. Peter’s Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE RD, Mr. W.J. FLEET of St. John’s to Lydia, daughter of Mr. William RANDELL of Twillingate.
July 27, 1889 Death Death at Fogo on the 23rd inst, Hay FINDLATER Esq., MD, aged 73 years, a native of Perth, Scotland.
July 27, 1889 Death Death at Leading Tickles, Notre Dame Bay, July 9th, aged 83 years, after a protracted disposition, James ALCOCK, a native of Harbor Grace. His daily habit of reading and studying the Scripture with his wife and family, led him to repose implicit confidence in the Atonement of the Savior and a certain hope that the promises will be fulfilled, in his case, besides the good example shown to many friends, may lead them to exclaim, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
August 3, 1889 Pilley’s Island Affairs By recent advices from Pilley’s Island, we learn that mining operations are being vigorously pushed forward there, and that the prospect of a good season’s work is very hopeful. Mr. BROWN, one of the partners or managers of the Victoria Iron and Brass Works, St. John’s, was returning from this mining locality by last Conscript, having been there superintending the putting up of some machinery in connection with the works, which indicates that considerable activity prevails in prosecuting the business, which is likely to increase in future. The ore (iron pyrites) may not be so valuable as copper, still when it is found in such large quantities as exist in the mine referred to, it cannot fail to prove a profitable speculation to Capitalists, who invest their means in developing the dormant resources of our country. In this way ….. When referring to Pilley’s Island Mine a few weeks ago, we showed the necessity that existed for telegraphic and steam communications with that mining place and ….
August 3, 1889 Driving Too Fast Mr. Editor: It would be well to caution anyone not being aware of it, the dangers of driving too fast through our narrow streets, in which children and elderly persons are frequently passing. Yours truly, Octogenarian, Twillingate, Aug. 2.
August 3, 1889 Church Service in Welsh Language A preaching service in the Welsh language for the benefit of Captain JONES (of the Robert Morris) and his crew, all of whom are of Wales, was held in the North Side Methodist Church on Friday evening, the 26th ult. The Rev. Mr. HARRIS preached to his countrymen from the words, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me.” – Exodus 32: 26. A large number of other persons were present, who could not but have been impressed with the fine Welsh singing.
August 3, 1889 Death The death of the late Hay FINDLATER Esq., Md. of Fogo, was announced in last week’s paper. The deceased was father of Mr. Allan FINDLATER of this town. For nearly 50 years he resided at Fogo and during that long period was very successful in his profession. Especially was he most skilful in that dreaded disease diphtheria which has made such ravages in St. John’s during the past several months, and in treating the many patients that have come before him during his long professional career, very few fatal cases occurred, which is sufficient evidence of the skill he possessed in treating them. For some years past he has been somewhat an invalid, but notwithstanding, he continued his practice, and many in need of his professional services, even from distant places, were glad enough to convey him to their homes and back to his own residence, after being in attendance on the sick. Doctor FINDLATER was much beloved and respected by a large circle of acquaintances, and his death will be lamented in the community where he has so long resided, as well as in the adjacent localities where he has so many times administered ease to the suffering. He passed calmly to rest after a long and useful career on the 23rd ult, at the ripe old age of 73 years, and to the bereaved we tender our sympathy.
August 3, 1889 Good News From Trinity Bay Our Scilly Cove correspondent writes us under date of Monday last to the effect that on Friday, several men loaded their small boats with fish, on the Hant’s Harbor grounds. Some had two and a half, others three quintals, per boat. A man named George ANDREWS caught eight quintals last week for his own hand. Some of the Baccalieu skiffs brought up 18 and 20 quintals. Squid had not yet made their appearance in that direction. – Evening Telegram, July 34 [?!]
August 3, 1889 Diphtheria It is reported that there are 4 or 5 cases of diphtheria at Kite Cove, Exploits, and that some deaths have taken place.
August 3, 1889 Shipping News There have been two arrivals at Change Islands from the Straits, the British Lion, PORTER, with 400 quintals, and the Steadfast [T?]hos. GINN with 600. Shipping News Port of Twillingate, Entered Aug 2, Grace, TRUSCOTT, St, John’s, Provisions, E. DUDER. Cleared, July 27th Cimbri, ALLEN, Glace Bay, ballast, - Captain. Carrie Kane, WHITE, Fogo, Ballast – E. DUDER. Aug. 2, Robert Morris, JONES, Sydney, ballast, W. Waterman & Co.
August 3, 1889 Marriage Married On the 18th ult, at St. Luke’s Church, Port de Grave, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. W. WEAVER, The Rev. C. SADINGTON of Fogo to Florence Marion, daughter of the Rev. J.C. HARVEY, incumbent of St. Luke’s Port de Grave, and the Rural Dean of Conception Bay.
August 10, 1889 Shipping News The Silverdale left yesterday morning for the French Shore on a trading venture for the firm of E. DUDER Esq., This is a schooner whose hull was constructed in the Bay the past winter, and has been completed at the wharf of the owner within the last few weeks. , and is another fine schooner added to the already large list of vessels owned by that old and respected Mercantile firm. The General B., belonging to Messrs W. Waterman & Co., arrived on Thursday morning, having been trading and collecting in different parts of the Bay. A little fish was being caught at the places visited. By the arrival of this schooner, we learn that Mr. Andrew LOCK of Tizzards Harbor, was at Fleurie’s Bight, New Bay on Wednesday evening last. He had been there in his small craft for about three weeks, and had been getting from a quarter to a half quintal per day. Bait has been scarce there of late. Shipping News, Port of Twillingate. Entered. August 3, Julia, McBEY [?], Cadiz, salt, Owen & Earle. Aug. 5, Eugenie, CARON, Montreal, provisions, Owen & Earle. Aug 6, Flying Foam, NOEL, St. John’s, salt, E. Duder. Cleared – Aug. 8, Eugenie, CARON, S.E. Arm, ballast, - Captain.
August 10, 1889 Passengers The Coastal steamer Conscript with mails and passengers for Northern ports, arrived between I and 2 o’clock on Saturday last. Her passenger list is as follows: - For Harbor Grace – Mr. N.H. PROWSE, Mrs. A. PIKE, Mrs. and Miss MEWS. Old Perlican – Mrs. JAMES, Mrs. COUBREY, Misses COUBREY, COOPER, GARLAND and VAISEY. Trinity – Mrs. S. GREENE, Mr. C.S. STEWART. Catalina – Mrs. JONES. Bonavista – Rev. Geo. BOYD, Mr. MIFFLIN, Rev. G. MILLIGAN. Fogo – Rev. C. SADDINGTON and wife, Mrs. ABRAHAM and servant. Twillingate – Hon. A.F. GOODRIDGE, Messrs KNIGHT and McKAY, Mr. and Mrs. BERTEAU, Mrs. R.W. FREEMAN. Leading Tickles – Mr. CAMPBELL, Misses ALCOCK (2). Little Bay – Mr. S. KNIGHT, Mrs. OHMAN. Coachman’s Cove – Mr. [?] TRIMAN. Battle Harbor – M.T. MILIER, Mr. G. GADEN, Mr. E. MEWS round trip. From Harbor Grace – Messrs J.B. Beal j. Brown, Misses J.E. BED[?], L. SMADERS [?], round trip.
August 10, 1889 Death Two Corpses were being conveyed to their late homes by the Conscript. One was that of a young man named NOEL of Harbor Grace, who was lately drowned at Labrador, and the other, Kenneth HARRIS of Fogo, who died on the Coast not long since.
August 10, 1889 Dredging Shoal Tickle A meeting of Commissioners for Shoal Tickle was held in the Court House on Wednesday morning last, when it was decided that the work connected therewith, should commence at once. It was agreed to employ 20 or 23 men, who were to be selected by the Mercantile firms. This is conducting public affairs on sound commercial principles. We cannot see why a larger number of men should not be employed, and an opportunity given to others, to earn a little for their families, considering the fishery has been so poor, and by this means, the work would be got through much sooner. Machinery for deepening the tickle is expected here in a few days. This part of the work will be superintended by Mr. S. PEACH, who is a fist rate man for the business.
August 10, 1889 Light House Inspection (Part 1) The Lady Glover, Captain CURTIS, arrived here on Tuesday morning, having onboard the Inspector of Light Houses, J.T. NEVILLE, Esq., who is making a tour of the Island, visiting and inspecting the different lighthouses along the Coast The Glover left midnight Thursday, and reached Baccalieu towards morning. The fishery here has been pretty good, some men having from 20 to 30 quintals, and a little doing all the time. Trinity and Green Island lights were then visited. Scarcely anything was being done with fish, and the bankers from these harbors (Trinity and Catalina) were doing poorly also. At Bonavista the fishery was bad, but about Salvage there was a little doing. There was nothing at Greenspond either, and the fishery has been poor there all the season.
August 10, 1889 Light House Inspection (Part 2) On Monday forenoon the steamer reached the Penguin Islands, and there a quantity of material was landed for the construction of the lighthouse. Fortunately, the water was exceedingly smooth, and a more suitable time for landing could not possibly have been secured. They reached the Wadhams about 6 o’clock. The fishery there was fair and a large number of boats was on the grounds. Bait was scarce but there was a prospect of good work being done this month. Arriving here, the Inspector went to Long Point and inspected the light, finding everything appertaining thereto, in a most satisfactory and creditable condition, reflecting every credit on those who have the care of it. The Lady Glover left here after 12 o’clock Tuesday night for Gull Island and will go through the Straits to Bonne Bay and visit lights on the Western and Southern parts of the Coast.
August 10, 1889 Drowned in Quidividi (Part 1) Drowned in Quidividi Frank WATSON looses his life by falling out of a boat. A melancholy accident occurred at Quidividi Lake this forenoon, by which Frank C. WATSON, son of E.C. WATSON Esq., M.H.A., lost his life. The deceased was 15 years old and was a great favourite with all who knew him. He was a member of the City Club and had the use of the boats belonging to the Club on Quidividi Lake. He was very fond of boating, and spent every available hour away from business, on the water. This being his day off from the office in which he was engaged, he started early for the lake. It is not known how long he was on the water, but at ten minutes to eleven, three boys swimming down on the South side of the pond, and who had been watching him for some time, saw him drop an oar and lean over the side of the boat to pick it up. He must have leaned farther out than he intended, and he was precipitated into the water.
August 10, 1889 Drowned in Quidividi (Part 2) The boys, whose names are William FARRELL, James CLEARY, and William ANTLE, ran as fast as they could along the margin of the lake in an endeavor to rescue him. CLEARY who is a good swimmer, would have probably effected a rescue, but he cut his foot so badly with a sharp stone, that he could not reach it in time. The three boys saw the poor young fellow come three times above the surface of the lake and then disappeared. He evidently could not swim, as the boat was but a very short distance from him when he rose to the surface the first time. One of the boys swam out to the boat and brought her in, while another procured a boat hook from the City Club Boathouse and then rowed out to the scene of the accident. They struck the first time the boat hook went down, but they could not hold the body. By this time, a large number of persons had gathered, and three other boats pushed off from the shore. For upwards of two hours the search was kept up, but the body was not got ‘till after one o’clock.
August 10, 1889 Drowned in Quidividi (Part 3) The poor young fellow was in his shirtsleeves, his coat being found in the boat. His face was calm and gave no evidence of the struggle he must have made to reach the boat. A jigger in his clothing it was, that caught the body. The Keeper of the City Club Boat House, Mr. John CAREW, hauled the body on board. The corpse was conveyed to the shore and placed in the City Boathouse. The drowned boy had on very heavy boots, the soles of which were covered with iron protectors. A great many persons thought that the weight of these protectors contributed not a little, in bringing the youth under water. A great deal of regret is felt among the young men of the city for the sad drowning. The Youth gave great promise of future usefulness and will be sadly missed at Messrs J. and W. STEWART’s office in which he was employed. It is to be hoped that his sudden taking off, will be a warning to boys who are in the habit of going alone to the water. The body was borne to his sorrowing home at three this afternoon. The place where the body was found is 6 ½ fathoms deep and 100 feet from the shore, opposite Mr. GREEN’s cottage on the South bank of the lake. – Daily Colonist, July 27.
August 10, 1889 Marriage Married at the Methodist Parsonage Morton’s Harbor, on the 9th ult., by the Rev. Jesse HEYFIELD, Mr. Alfred JURE to Miss Lillian BRETT, of Morton’s Harbor.
August 10, 1889 Click here to view list of vessels "List of Vessels Insured in The Mutual Insurance Club From May 1 to Dec. 15, 1889
August 17, 1889 An Angel of Hope (Part 1) A Brave Woman who was the Means of Saving a Crew. New York, July 19. – When the English barque Belt, of Windsor, N.S. came into port yesterday morning, she had aboard of her, twelve persons who had been rescued from a sinking vessel. They were Captain Herbert HAGE, his wife, and ten sailors from the Norwegian barque Cupido. They were rescued by Captain MUNROE of the Belt, after they had spent 20 days aboard their water-logged vessel, where they had been subjected to considerable hardship. The tale of the Cupido is one in which the heroism and cool courage of a woman are brought prominently to notice. During the 20 days the vessel was tossing about on the ocean, Mrs. HAGE proved herself an angel of hope and comfort to the distressed seamen. Her courage never flagged and she kept the courage of the men up by her example, working at the pumps with them, to keep the vessel afloat.
August 17, 1889 An Angel of Hope (Part 2) Besides this, she prepared and brought their food to them at the pumps, which they dared not leave. The crew yesterday, were united in giving her the credit of keeping up their drooping spirits, and thus saving their lives. The Cupido sailed from Berwick Head, Scotland, on April 16, in ballast for Weymouth, N.S. Early in her voyage, the Cupido encountered heavy North Westerly gales with heavy head seas. These continued until the morning of June 5, when she began to leak. Pumps were manned but the water gained in the hold, until on the morning of June 25, the crew sighted the Belt, bound from London to this port. They were taken off as soon as the Belt could get a boat to the sinking barque. All their personal property and everything of value, were removed from the sinking vessel. Captain HAGE said yesterday, that his vessel was a very old one, having been built in 1859. If he and his crew had not been taken off when they were, he thinks they would have gone to the bottom that night, as a heavy sea was running, and the water in the hold was rapidly gaining on them. The barque registered 397 tons, and belonged in Skudesnacs, Norway. She was insured.
August 17, 1889 Father LaCASSE (Part 1) Father LaCASSE Among Labrador Indians The comments of the secular press on Father DAMIEN’s death and character, says an exchange, show that they consider such instances of devotion and sacrifice, even in the Catholic Church, as rare and startling. They are well aware that at present there are Priests and religions in several parts of the world leading equally heroic lives, and that even in their very midst, are men and women who, if it were needed, would undertake the same or equally dangerous work, for God’s sake. Father DAMIEN has his successor, and now it appears, while he lived away in the frozen North, there was a brother Priest of like heroic mould. The labors of the Rev. Father LaCASSE of the Oblafe [?] Order, among the Indians and Aborigines of Labrador, are not so well known, but are equally noble.
August 17, 1889 Father LaCASSE (Part 2) He left Montreal for St. John’s a fortnight ago, after a short period recuperation, for the scene of his mission, where he has spent whole unbroken years without a holiday, or the sight of a new face. He will embark from St. John’s, Newfoundland on a fishing schooner, and in two months, if he has favourable weather, he will reach his destination. There are 600 Indians under his charge, whom he has converted, and with whose help, he has erected several crude Chapels. He travels from one settlement to another, sometimes in blizzards when the trained dogs can hardly drag the sleighs, and sometimes in heat, which nearly makes the oxen in his rude cart drop from exhaustion. Sometimes he uses a canoe, and here his progress is impeded by enormous rapids and waterfalls. Father LaCASSE is now nearly in his 70th year and never expects to return. He will end his days among his beloved converts. The Apostles of Moleka [?] and Labrador are worthy associates and natural products of the Catholic Priesthood. – Exchange.
17 Aug 1889  Loss of S.S. Montreal  The schooner "Eugene", J. PHILPOTT, master, arrived to Messrs. W. Waterman & Co., on Thursday night from Coachman's Cove, having just returned there from the Straits of Belle Isle. By her we learn of the loss of a large steamer, The "Montreal", 2,600 tons, which took place on the 4th inst. This steamer left Montreal for Liverpool with cattle and general cargo, and also a number of passengers. When going through the Straits the weather was very foggy, and about twelve o'clock at night, on the date named, the ship ran ashore near the light house. Great consternation prevailed among the passengers, and as soon as she struck everyone made for the boats, some of them leaving with very little clothing on, and most of them losing nearly everything they had. They were in the boats until some time the next day. Fortunately all the passengers and crew escaped, (eighty in all) and the same day the greater number of them were taken on board another steamer which was passing that way. the ship filled with water several hours after running ashore. The day after, 150 sheep and seven horn cattle were landed on the island, but with this exception very little else was rescued from the wreck up to the time our informant was there, which was two or three days after the steamer went ashore. 
17 Aug 1889  Arrival of HMS Emerald  H.M.S. Emerald visited the port this week on her way to St. John's, having last left Southern Arm, Hare Bay, where (as we are informed) the officers found excellent salmon fishing. Her principal object however, in calling here, was to erect a Stone in memory of Lieut. TOMSON, who, it will be remembered, was interred in the Church Cemetery here last September. The sailors spent a considerable time in arranging the grave, under the care of Lieut. THEED, the only officer who still remains unchanged since the ship was paid off, and re-commissioned. A beautiful display by electric light from the ship's deck was made about nine p.m.
17 Aug 1889  Note of Thanks  "A Note of Thanks From Lieut. THEED". (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- If you can find space in your columns, please allow me, in the name of the Captain, officers and men of H.M.S. "Emerald's" last commission to thank the may kind friends who showed their sympathy on 28th July last (the day of your flower service) by placing flowers and wreaths on the grave of the late Lieut. TOMSON. All English naval men must keenly appreciate the fact that, in whatever part of "Greater Britain" they may die, they are not forgotten by their fellow-country-men and women. Yours Truly, J.H.W. THEED, Lieut. R.N. The only messmate of the late Lieut. TOMSON, remaining on board the Emerald. H.M.S. Emerald Twillingate, 13th Aug 1889. 
17 Aug 1889  Politics  "A Youngster" On The Political Situation. (To The Editor of the Twillingate Sun) The Sun of last week contained a letter from "Tax Payer" which is well worthy of deep reflection on the part of the electors of Twillingate district, and he could not have chosen a more appropriate time to "break the ice" than now, when our late representatives are honoring us with a personal visit. It is reported that they have been informed that there will be no contest - that they will have a walk over the course, - and that they have only to show themselves, and their return as members is certain. Well, time tells all things, and we leave that event in hands of the Old Gentleman. It is to be hoped that "Tax Payer" will make a fuller explanation and a more detailed statement of the programme which he hinted at in his letter. He may rely upon it; he has struck a chord that will vibrate for a long time, at any rate, till November next, and that as far as his views can be gathered, they will be supported by the electorate. It is, indeed, time (and particularly at this juncture) to show our late - and our future members too - that we have some public spirit yet left amongst us - that we are not such degraded serfs and slaves, as to be dictated to by a Government caucus in St. John's in our choice of representatives, as was the case last election; that we are determined to choose our own men - men who have our confidence and esteem and who know and understand our wants and wishes. Tax Payer may therefore rest assured (and all who agree with him) that any information he can supply on public matters in general, and the coming election in particular, will be read with interes, and receive a warm and hearty reception from a large section of the electorate. Mr. Editor, there are many subjects of interest just now to the electors, of Twillingate, which we intend to refer to before long, and which we will endeavour to bring before the electors, in a calm, dispassionate and unprejudiced statement, that will, we trust, receive the attention and approval of your readers and of the public in general. A Youngster.
17 Aug 1889  Ship Arrival  The schooner "Bonny" arrived from St. John's last evening. We are indebted to Capt. LINFIELD for late papers. 
17 Aug 1889  Politics  It is now understood that both Messrs. MORINE and MORISON will contest the election in Bonavista district as supporters of the present Government.
17 Aug 1889  The Railway  Pretty good progress is being made by the railway survey party, who commenced at Hall's Bay to work Southward. Up to date about fifteen miles have been cut and cleared away.
17 Aug 1889  The Fishery  The fishery in the Straits has been poor for some time past. At Batteau Cove, where little or nothing had been done this season, the fish appeared to be striking in, and of late, three and four quintals a day have been taken there. The fishery of late around here has not been altogether a blank. Some days from a quarter to a half a quintal would be secured, and other days a little more, provided bait could be secured. In some quarters squids have been plentiful, but in many cases fishermen have had to go a long distance for them, and this delay for bait has lessened the quantity of fish taken. Letters were received by several of our people from their friends on the Labrador coast, which give intelligence of a more hopeful nature than that reported by the steamer "Conscript". In some cases the fishery was opening with a fair prospect of success, and there was a good sign of fish. It is hoped that the next mail will bring the information that many of our craft have been fortunate in securing good fares. 
17 Aug 1889  The Courts  September 20th and 21st are the days fixed by proclamation for holding of the Supreme Court on circuit in this town. We understand that the steamer "Walrus" will be employed to convey the Court around the coast this season. 
17 Aug 1889  Shipwreck  The French schooner "Reine Josephine", with a cargo of salt, ran ashore at Black Head, three miles below Cape Ballard on Thursday night. A dense fog prevailed at the time, and land was not observed till the vessel struck. She is now a total wreck. Crew saved. - Evening Telegram.
17 Aug 1889  Dredging Shoal Tickle  The machinery for dredging Shoal Tickle arrived here per "Flamingo" on Monday evening. It has been put together and is now in working order. Rocks at the entrance of the tickle are being removed by dynamite and other means.
17 Aug 1889  Drowning  A sad accident occurred at Fogo on the 1st inst. William ELLIOTT, of Eastern Tickle and his son William, went out early in the morning to haul a herring net. A strong N.N.E. breeze with a heavy lop was prevailing at the time, and while taking the net in the punt, a heavy lop broke on board which turned the boat over. The young man sank and was not seen afterwards, but his father held on to the boat and was there for a considerable time, and when taken off, was much exhausted. William was a fine young man of 22 years, and great sympathy is felt for the father and family.
17 Aug 1889  Gallantry At Sea  The Mayor of Cardiff, a short time ago, presented publicly to Lewis DAVIES, late donkey-man of the steamship "Rose", of Cardiff, a bronze medal and a sum of money awarded by the Government, for gallantry in rescuing life at sea. DAVIES had, at the risk of his own life, proceeded in a small boat to the wreck of the Rose, in order to take off Capt. W. TURNBALL and the first mate. The latter was saved, but the captain refused to leave his ship, and sank with her. Exchange.
17 Aug 1889  Burglar Caught  Last night, about 11.30, a man named ANGEL, burglariously entered the house of Mrs. HENNEBURY, Freshwater Road, but was detected and caught before getting away with anything. He entered by a window, but in doing so alarmed the inmates, which consisted of Mrs. HENNEBURY and her two daughters, her son being out at the time. They raised the alarm, young HENNEBURY came quickly to the spot, and taking in the circumstances, ran over to QUIGLEY's Farm opposite, coming back with Mr. QUIGLY, his son, and son in law. They immediately went into the house, and upstairs in a room discovered ANGEL. The elder QUIGLY grappled with him, and with the assistance of the other, threw him. A rope was procured and his arms and legs tied. Mr. QUIGLY then came to town and reported the affair at the police station, when a sergeant and four policemen were dispatched to the place, and brought the prisoner to the Lock Up. He proved to be one of the individuals who was charged a few days ago, with cutting the cable of the schooner "Sappho", while on the banks, but was dismissed for the lack of evidence. This morning he was before Judge Prowse and remanded. -- Evening Mercury. August 6.
17 Aug 1889  Whaling  Greenland Whale Fishery. By private advices from Dundee we learn that the whale and seal fisheries in Old Greenland this season have been more successful than for several years past. Many of the fleet have secured good fares, and all reported, will probably pay their expenses and leave a balance on the credit side of their accounts. The intelligence has been brought to Dundee by the steamer "Polar Star" which arrived there a few days ago with a full cargo of whales and seals. Her reports are as follows "Active" - three whales, 100 tons of oil; "Earl of Mar" and "Kellie", one whale, 20 tons of oil; "Hope", three whales, 100 tons of oil; "Wendward" three whales and 1200 old seals; "Eclipse", one whale and six bottlenoses. -- Evening Telegram.
17 Aug 1889  The Railway  "The Halls Bay Railway." Our reporter this morning, called upon Mr. BURCHELL, C, and obtained the following information relative to the Hall's Bay survey. There are about 100 men altogether engaged, including sixteen engineers of various grades. These 100 men will be subdivided into six sections. Section No. 1, to commence from the Placentia railway. Section nos. 2 and 3 to commence at Randon Sound, working North and South; section nos 4 and 5 will begin at the Gander, working North and South; and section no 6 will begin at Hall's Bay working South. The men engaged on the work are a fine looking lot of young fellows, from appearances, capable of undertaking any kind of laborious work, and are all eager and willing to commence operations. Each man is to carry, attached to a leather strap and swung over the shoulders, a weight of forty pounds. The wages for laborers, axe-man, etc., ranges from $18 to $20 a month. Provisions, medicine chest, ammunition, and all other necessary wants are provided, and to be had free. Charts, maps, glasses etc. are all now completely in readiness, and the whole survey party have signed. The steamer "Falcon" will sail early on Monday morning and proceed to Little Bay, where the surveying party will disembark, and take to the woods. The Placentia party on this side will go out by train. We wish the whole survey success. -- Daily colonist, July 20.
17 Aug 1889  Birth  At Herring Neck, on the 7th inst. the wife of Mr. R. MUNDY, a daughter.
17 Aug 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Aug 14 - "Julia", MABLY, Sydney, Ballast - Owen & Earle.
17 Aug 1889  Public Notice  Under the Nuisance Act, Title 18, Chap. 71, Sec 5. 1 - Any person who shall deposit or cause to be deposited before his dwelling house, stores, or other buildings, any dirt, rubbish or any offensive matter, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Ten Dollars. 2 - Any person who shall cast or throw, or order to be cast or thrown, into any of the public coves, roads, streets, lanes, squares or passages, in any of the said towns, any dirt, dung, rubbish, dead or dying cattle, or any putrid or offensive matter, shall for every offence, forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding Twenty five Dollars. 3 - Any person who shall bring into or carry through the streets, roads, lanes or passages of any town or settlement in this Island, any putrid substance, manure, night soil, or other offensive matter whatsoever, unless the same be carried in carts, puncheons or barrels - tight, close and covered, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Ten Dollars. - 4- The Stipendiary Magistrate may open and enter, or may direct the inspector of police or a constable, to enter and inspect private places, where noxious substances dangerous to the public health may be reasonably suspected to exist, and shall order all nuisances and filth to be removed therefrom or destroyed; and if the same shall not be removed or destroyed within twenty-four hours after such order, the person neglecting or refusing to obey such order, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Twenty Dollars, or the Magistrate may in his discretion, cause the same to be removed or destroyed, or may recover the expenses of so doing, in a summary manner, inform name of the Constable inspecting, from the person so offending. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate Police Office, Twillingate. 
17 Aug 1889  Estate Settlement  In the matter of the Estate of Hay FINDLATER, Esq., of Fogo, deceased. All persons having claim or, demand on the above Estate are hereby notified and required to send to the undersigned, executors of the said estate, the particulars of such claims, on or before the 10th day of September next. And all persons indebted to the said estate are hereby notified and required to pay to the said executors, on or before the said date, the several amounts due by them, or legal proceeding will be taken for the recovery of the same. Allan FINDLATER (Twillingate) Jno. T. CROUCHER (Fogo), Executors. Dated at Twillingate this 31st day of July, 1889.
17 Aug 1889  Sale of Work  Will take place in the Fall for the purpose of defraying the cost of renovating and furnishing the Methodist Parsonage. Contributions of money, plain or fancy articles, will be thankfully received by the following ladies who form the committee: Mrs. Andrew LINFIELD, Miss Mary ROBERTS, Louisa LINFIELD, Mrs. W.J. SCOTT, Miss HUDDER, ...... LINFIELD. / Mrs. R.W. FREEMAN, President. Twillingate May 24.
24 Aug 1889  Lumber  It is estimated that upwards of 100,000 cubic feet of white pine will be shipped from the port of Quebec this year, which is far above the quantity shipped in the last four years. 
24 Aug 1889  Business Tour  The town has been favored, during the week, with a visit from John DUDER, Esq., the representative of the old and reputable mercantile firm of the late Edwin DUDER. Mr. DUDER, has been making his annual tour of his branch establishments in this Bay. 
24 Aug 1889  Steamer Arrival  The mail steamer "Conscript" arrived about ten o'clock yesterday morning returning South. There were several passengers from this, also a number from the different ports North. We understand that the members for this district, Messrs. GOODRIDGE, McKAY and KNIGHT also took passage by her. 
24 Aug 1889  Watch Repairs  A watch maker and piano tuner, connected with Mr. J. LAMB's business, may be expected here for a few days about the early part of September. An opportunity will thus be afforded to all who shall require clocks, watches and jewelry repaired, and a real chance will be given to those who may need pianos or organs tuned. -- Advt. 
24 Aug 1889  Supreme Court Circuit  We understand that George H. EMERSON, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, will as usual, arrive with the Supreme court on Circuit. Mr. EMERSON leaves St. John's on the "Conscript" of the 12th September, to join the Circuit Steamer at Little Bay, where the Court will be held from the 16th to the 18th of the same month. Mr. E's abilities are too well known to need any comment from us, and whoever may have business to transact requiring the intervention of law, would do well to avail of his professional services. 
24 Aug 1889  Arrival from Labrador  The schooner "Rose of Sharon", George CLARKE, master, arrived on Tuesday last from Double Island, Labrador, with 330 qtls. of fish. Mr. CLARKE had been poorly for some time on the Labrador, which was the means of his leaving the coast so early. Fish had been pretty plentiful where he was fishing, and the reports received by him are more cheering than those hitherto brought by the mail steamer. The following are reported: "Betsy Purchase, James PURCHASE, master, 200 qtls., "British Queen", Samuel FOX, master, 200; "Brisk", Job LUTHER, master, 200; "Blooming Queen", John PRIDE, master, 250; "J.W. Roberts", John ROBERTS, 300. Other schooners heard from were doing very well. The Rose of Sharon will be leaving for the French Shore when ready.
24 Aug 1889  Boat Found  (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- The men out here picked up a fishing skiff this summer, and I wish you to publish it in the paper, that the owner may come for it. She is a new skiff built the past winter, and is black with a white streak around her; between 19 and 20 feet long, by 5 feet wide, fitted out for three persons fishing in her, there are three oars in her; probably it is one that broke loose from the stern of a craft while in tow, as the tow rope was partly on her. She was bottom up when found about three miles from the Island. She will be taken care of until the owner calls for her, only the persons who picked her up want 4 dollars, for their trouble. She is Worth about £5. The lower part of her bottom is copper painted. Yours Truly, Mark ROUSELL. Gull Island, Aug. 16th, 1889.
24 Aug 1889  Death  "Death of the Rev. M.P. MORRIS". The Rev. Father MORRIS died about eight a.m. on Thursday last at his brother's residence. Military Road, which sad event cast a gloom over the whole community. The deceased clergyman was well and favorably known throughout the whole of Newfoundland, and especially in this his native city, and deep and sincere is the sorrow that fills all hearts at the demise of one so young, so useful, and with such a promising career before him. The orphans' home at Villa Nova, which he labored so long and so earnestly to build up, will miss the master hand that guided it through its infant years, and brought it to the flourishing condition it was in when the was prostrated with the fever, and the little ones of the orphanage will miss the kind friend and father, who watched over them with such tender care, and who gave his life in his endeavors to shield them from sickness, suffering and death. To his bereaved relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in peace. -- Terra Nova Advocate. 
31 Aug 1889  Politics (Part 1)  Gentlemen, -- As this is the first time in the history of Newfoundland, when the Electorate could be truthfully addressed as "Free and Independent" (thanks to the Ballot Act) a serious responsibility rests with that body in the exercise of their privilege in selecting men to represent them at the forthcoming General Election - men on whom they can at all times rely and on whim in a great measure, will depend the weal or woe of the future of our country. The undersigned feel highly honored and pleased to be the recipients of a Requisition singed by a large and respectable body of the electors, (whose names for obvious reasons we cannot make public, as it might reasonably be considered as defeating the secrecy of the Ballot Act) asking us to come forward as their chosen Candidates, and take upon ourselves the responsibilities and duties attached to such a position. In that requisition you say you do not "hamper us with pledges" of any kind, having full confidence in our honesty and integrity, and that you are convinced we "would use our utmost efforts to promote the well-being and improvement of our citizens both politically and socially.
31 Aug 1889  Politics (Part 2)  Such confidence on your part, (entirely unsolicited by us), demands and deserves an honest, candid and unreserved reply on our part, -- and we give it heartily, cordially, and unhesitatingly; We accept the honor, in the same spirit in which it was given in all sincerity and truth; and if returned we shall on all occasions do our utmost to prove the deep interest we feel in common with yourselves in the advancement and progress of our country. You may therefore consider us before the Electors of the District, as your chosen Candidate, to represent them in the next House of Assembly, and act accordingly. In a note like the present, we cannot enter into the discussion of political questions, but we may broadly state, that the non-fulfillment and violation of promises made by the present Government on their succession to power, -- their reckless expenditure of the public revenue, -- the increase of taxation and of the public debt of the Colony, -- and favoritism displayed in their disposal of public monies, will make it impossible for us to support their continuance in power. 
31 Aug 1889  Politics (Part 3)  We shall use every effort that may be necessary on our part, for the restoration of Sir William WHITEWAY and his party, to be Government of the Colony. If possible, we intend to visit you all in the extern settlements, and will then have an opportunity of expressing our sentiments more fully to the public. Our individual and public interests are closely bound up with your own; we have the same wants, the same wishes, the same requirements as fellow citizens and natives of our common country, and we feel that when we are working for your welfare, we are working for our own. We again thank you for the honor you intend us, and we again repeat that nothing shall be wanting on our part, to promote the happiness and prosperity of the highterto neglected and down-trodden bone and sinew of the land, - the despised Fisherman - and we believe there is no more certain mode of attaining our object than by the re-assumption of office by Sir W.V. WHITEWAY and party, and the utter defeat of the present Monopolist Government, We remain, gentleman, Your obedient servants. J.P.THOMPSON, Thomas PEYTON. 
31 Aug 1889  Ship Arrival  We learn that a schooner belonging to Mr. TAYLOR arrived at Morton's Harbor from Labrador on Wednesday last, being short of salt. She is reported to have 450 qtls of fish on board.
31 Aug 1889  Temperance  We are pleased to welcome Mrs. OHMAN, a Lady from St. John's, who has recently come among us, under the auspices of the Sons of Temperance, to visit and if possible strengthen our Bands of Hope. In another column will be found a very interesting account of her work and the success which has attended her efforts in the outports North of this. I am sure our readers will have much pleasure in reading it and will join with the Sun in wishing Mrs. OHMAN a hearty welcome in our midst and every prosperity in her undertaking. 
31 Aug 1889  School Picnic  The annual Sunday School picnic in connection with the Methodist church, took place on Wednesday last, under very favorable circumstances. The weather was all that could be desired, and a better day could not have been chosen. The children of the North Side and Crow Head schools assembled at North Side church, and marched in procession as far as the bridge where they were met by the children of the South side and proceeded back to the field, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Thomas PEYTON, where we believe a very pleasant day was spent by all young and old. About half-past seven the signal was given for the children to form in procession and after singing a hymn, in which all present united, they left the field and marched as far as the church where they again sung and dispersed, all seemingly pleased with the day's recreation. 
31 Aug 1889  Temperance(Part 1)  "Temperance Work Among the Young Folks" On Wednesday last Mrs. OHMAN arrived here from Morton's Harbor, having landed from s.s. "Conscript" on her last trip, at Little Bay, and working from that place down, visiting several important settlements en route. Mrs. OHMAN, who has established a reputation as an Authoress of no mean order, is also an earnest Temperance worker, and in this capacity she has been sent out by the sons of temperance, to visit and strengthen the Bands of Hope already established; and where necessary, to set one in motion; thus far, three new ones have been opened by her in this Bay. On Thursday night a meeting was held in the Hall under the auspices of Sons of Temperance in order to introduce Mrs. OHMAN to the people. Although there were only a few hours notice, the Hall was well filled with a very respectable and intelligent looking audience, which clearly shows that our people take an interest in the great cause of Temperance. 
31 Aug 1889  Temperance(Part 2)  Brother W.J. SCOTT opened the meeting by giving out an appropriate hymn which was heartily joined in by the audience, after which Rev. Mr. KELLY led in prayer. Brother WHITE, who has charge of Crystal Stream Band of Hope (who were present in their regalia) spoke briefly on the progress of the Band, since its formation by Lecturer HUTCHINGS about two years age, after which another Hymn was sung, and then the Charmin introduced the speaker of the evening, Mrs. OHMAN, who also presided at the organ. In a very impressive address, she showed the great evils resulting from alcohol, and the clear duty of all parents and workers to guard the young from its snares. She also congratulated Twillingate on having the local option measure in force, but at the same time saying, that it might be even more necessary to educate our children against evils which they might not see in our Town, but consequently fall an easier prey to, in the event of leaving home for less favored places. 
31 Aug 1889  Temperance(Part 3)  A marked impression was made on the hearers and we feel sure good will result. After another hymn, Rev. Mr. KELLY, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mrs. OHMAN, gave a very sound address, dwelling on the great evils of intemperance as to be seen in large English cities. Mr. KELLY is a very talented preacher and speaker and we gladly welcome him to our Temperance platform. Bro. George ROBERTS seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously, and then the Chairman said Mrs. OHMAN would visit the Band of Hope in session. The hymn "God Bless our Youthful Band", the last verse being the first of the national anthem, was sung, an invitation to join in the good work given, and the meeting closed. -- com.
31 Aug 1889  Letter (Part 1)  A Letter From Mrs. OHMAN. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Would you kindly allow me to say a few words about my recent visit to the North in the interests of Band of Hope work? Commissioned by the Sons of Temperance to visit the principal places North as far as Little Bay, I left St. John's on the 1st August by the "Conscript" and I arrived at Little Bay early on Sunday. Here I was kindly received and on the following Friday a public meeting was held in the Methodist church, which was well attended. Mr. QUENBY acted as chairman and addresses were delivered by the Rev. J.E. MANNING, Sergeant WELLS, Mr. QUENBY and myself and after a song from Mrs. MORIS a good collection was taken up to defray the expenses connected with the working of the Band of Hope. On Monday evening, a goodly number of children gathered in the church, and a Band was organized, which under the fostering care of so enthusiastic a temperance worker as the Rev. J.E. MANNING, is sure, with God's blessing, to prosper.
31 Aug 1889  Letter (Part 2)  On Tuesday, the 15th, amidst waving flags and children's cheers, I came, with the Sabbath School picnic to Little Bay Islands, where Mr. James STRONG, the superintendent of the Sabbath School there, hospitably entertained me. The day following, I visited nearly all the houses, impressed upon the women the use and importance of the Band of Hope, and asked their permission for their children to become members. We had a splendid meeting on Sabbath afternoon in the schoolroom, and I organized a Band in connection with the Sabbath School, about 40 children signing the pledge. Taking the steamer, Exploits was reached very early on Friday morning, and there, as in all the outharbors, which are proverbial for hospitality, a hearty welcome and home always awaits the stranger. Mrs. Josiah MANUEL did her utmost to make my stay there pleasant. 
31 Aug 1889  Letter (Part 3)  We visited the Rev. Mr. NURSE, who cordially welcomed me and practically sympathized with the work, and on Saturday some of the children met in the schoolroom, signed the pledge and promised to try to be consistent members of the Band of Hope of which Mr. BRADLEY, the teacher of the day school, is to be Superintendent. On Sunday I visited the Sabbath School and again impressed upon the children the desirability of enlisting as soldiers of the temperance army. Arriving at Morton's Harbor on Tuesday, I stayed one night only at Mr. OSMOND's, as the Rev. Mr. HEYFIELD thought it unnecessary to organize a Band there, till a little later on, and proceeded to Twillingate in time to enjoy the Sabbath School picnic, and where, it is the intention of holding a children's public temperance meeting. Twillingate, flourishing under the benign influences of local prohibition &c., boasting of two Bands of Hope as well as a Church of England Society and Sons of Temperance organizations, is the paradise of the Temperance worker. Herring Neck, Fogo, Greenspond, Bonavista, Bird Island Cove, Catalina and Trinity have still to be visited, let us hope with pleasure and profit. Thanking you for space, I remain, yours etc., Jessie OHMAN.
31 Aug 1889  Little Bay News(Part 1)  "An Exciting Week at Little Bay:" On Tuesday we had a visit from the Government Candidates for the coming election, and their advent naturally caused a stir amongst their may well wishers in this settlement. On Wednesday, the Church of England Sunday School Treat came off. About noon, the party left the Company's Wharf in the Bight, in the steamer "Hiram Perry". Proceeding to the head of Little Bay, thence back to Mr. REDDIN's Wharf on the South Side of the Bay. After landing, old and young made up their minds for an afternoon's thorough enjoyment. The weather was not everything to be desired through the day, but a fine evening gave the affair a very successful ending and the delighted band of little ones landed where they embarked at 8 p.m. Just as the steamer was nearing the wharf, three hearty cheers were given for Rev. A. PITTMAN, the ladies, and the coming representative E.R. BURGESS. 
31 Aug 1889  Little Bay News(Part 2)  Thursday, being Lady Day, was a general holiday and the Methodist's chose that day for their Sunday School Treat. Little Bay Island was the spot chosen by them, for the day's fun and feasting, and at 11 o'clock the "Hiram Perry left the wharf with a large number of parents and children on board. The weather was beautifully fine and the sea smooth, so the trip could not be otherwise than pleasant. The cheerful party returned at 9 p.m. To lend more excitement to the day a Cricket match was played between St. John's Men and All - comers, which ended in a victory for the St. John's Men. All of these events created considerable excitement, but before the sun had reached the meridian on Saturday it was plain to be seen, by the great display of bunting, that there was something to follow, of more interest to the general public, than any of the events which had gone before, It was the marriage of Louis JOSEPH, M.B.C.M. and Alice Jane, youngest daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq, sub-Collector. 
31 Aug 1889  Little Bay News(Part 3)  At 7.30pm the Bridal party arrived at the church, which was lit up as best it could be, and made as cheerful as possible, for the occasion. The edifice which seats about 200 was crowded. The officiating clergyman, Rev. A. PITTMAN, the Bridegroom and his groomsmen took their respective positions in the Church and everything looked well, but when Miss BLANDFORD (the organist) struck the chord, the West door was opened, and in an instant all eyes were centered upon the lovely young to be, and her venerable father. A more pleasing sight than the Father and daughter presented, as they walked up the aisle, followed by the Bridesmaids, could hardly be imagined. She truly looked delightful in her Bridal Robe, and Mr. DUDER, notwithstanding that he has the weight of over 70 years upon him, stood as erect as a soldier on drill. The Bride was dressed in white silk trimmed with maltese lace and looped with orange blossoms. The dress was made in Jersey. 
31 Aug 1889  Little Bay News(Part 4)  When all had taken their places in the Church, Hymn 350 was sung heartily by the large congregation and the Clergyman proceeded with the marriage ceremony. The Choir chanted the Beati - Omnes and after the second blessing was given, the choir and congregation sung Hymn No. 351 with great earnestness. The ceremony being ended the party withdrew to the vestry, while the organ sounded the notes of the wedding march, and when the usual formalities were gone through, the devoted bridegroom and Bride led the way down the aisle, while the many beholders feasted their eyes on the sight and admired them as they passed. The party then repaired to the residence of the Bride's Father, where they were met by their many friends. After a short time spent there, they proceeded to the groom's new house where a bounteous supper was prepared. The united guests were rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. A. WHYTE, Mrs. W. PAYNE, Mrs. E,. COURTNEY, Mr. James WHITE, Miss OSMOND, Mr. R.D. WALSH, Miss PEARCE, Mr. Wm. LIND, Miss BLANDFORD, Mr. E.F. BERTEAU, Miss ATKINS, Mr. E.R. BURGESS and Edwin DUDER. The presents received were numerous and costly, many of which came from Ceylon and England. Dr. JOSEPH and his Bride have the good wishes of the whole community. Com.
31 Aug 1889  Married  At Little Bay Mines August 17th, at St.Luke's Church by the Rev. Arthur PITTMAN, Alice Jane youngest daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq., J.P., Sub-Collector of H.M. Customs, to Louis Eugenie JOSHEPH, M.B., C.M., Surgeon N.F.L.D., C.C. Mining Co. 
31 Aug 1889  Married  On Tuesday morning, the 30th inst. at Hillsview cottage, by the Rev. T. HODDKINSON, Mr. Thomas James DULEY of Birmingham, England to Phenie Chancey daughter of the late Mr. John SOPER of Carbonear. 
31 Aug 1889  Death  At Loon Bay on 18th inst., Miss Ellen WHEELER aged 19 years. Her end was peace. "Yet those new rising from the tomb, with lustre brighter far shall shine, Revive with ever during bloom. Safe from diseases and decline".
31 Aug 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Cleared. August 22 - "Flying Foam", NOEL, Little Glace Bay, Ballast, - Captain. August 23 - "Grace", TRESCOTT, Lisbon, 2,940 quintal Shore Fish - E. Duder. August 27 - "Robert", PARSONS, Lisbon, 2800 quintals Shore Fish - W. Waterman. & co.
31 Aug 1889  A Bazaar  A Bazaar, to raise money to aid in reducing the debt on the Nipper's Harbor Methodist Parsonage will be held shortly. Contributions in money or materials for the bazaar are solicited and may be sent to the undermentioned: Mrs. S. JENNINGS, Mrs. W.J. EATON, Mrs. Jas. BOWERS, Mrs. R. BATSTONE, Miss L. MILLEY, Mrs. H. SHAVE, Miss BATSTONE, Miss A. SHAVE, Miss H. NOBLE.
7 Sept 1889  Ship Arrivals  The English schooner "Lady Agnes" Capt. PIPER, chartered by Messrs Owen and Earle, came from Fogo on Saturday last, having 1000 quintals shore fish. She will finish loading here. The coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived from the North last night en route for St. John's.
7 Sept 1889  School Treat (Part 1)  "Sunday School Treat at New Bay". New Bay, August 16. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- On Tuesday last we held our annual Sunday School treat. As the day opened it looked cloudy and threatened for rain, however, soon after twelve, the clouds dispersed and the sun shone out brilliantly, filling the hearts of lads and lasses with glee, who soon made it known by a display of bunting in many directions. At half past one quite a group of boys and girls had collected by the schoolroom and, when all was ready, started off to march as far as the Church and then back to the play-ground (a field kindly lent by Mr. William MOORS), to spend a most enjoyable evening. On reaching the field, an appropriate hymn was sung, and then was heard the "hurrah" for the fun, and the boys stuck their flags in every direction. The soft zephyrs then blowing kept them waving nicely, and with the crowded field of children and friends, made it quite an imposing scent. 
7 Sept 1889  School Treat (Part 2)  While tea was being put in readiness, the children were kept running races, etc., for small prizes given by their kind-hearted friends, and as soon as tea was announced to be ready, the little ones came foreward to partake of their share of the good things first, and then the older ones, and if any one went away without a share it was their own fault, all were invited, and there was enough and to spare. After tea was cleared away, the children came in for a good share of sweets, pocket-knives, brooches, Jubilee Medals, silver coins, and lots of other things, that were distributed by various friends, and when all was gone and all had done their utmost to win something, then the older ones formed a ring and kept up their share of the fun, until the gathering shades of night warned all of the time of rest, and all formed a close circle around a few as they sung "God Save the Queen" and with three hearty cheers for all who had helped to make the day enjoyable, separated for home sweet home. We were glad to welcome our old friends from the employ of Messrs. A.J. Harvey & Co., who were with us last year and did so much towards amusing the children, and also the energetic manager and his excellent wife who did their utmost to make it a good time, and we believe they won the esteem of children and parents, and we assure them that they carry with them our best wishes wherever they go. Thanking you dear Mr. editor for space, I remain your truly. S.S.S.
7 Sept 1889  Ship Arrivals  The schooners "Flamingo" and "Bonny" arrived from St. John's on Wednesday, bringing back full freights of provisions &c. for Messrs. W. Waterman, & Co. and J.B. Tobin, Esq.
7 Sept 1889  The Fishery  The fishery nearly all along the coast between here and St. John's has been poor of late, and in many cases bait has been rather scarce. About the Funks, very good fishing was done last week. Large boats that were off there from parts of Bonavista Bay secured from thirty to forty quintals for the week.
7 Sept 1889  Body Found - PARSONS  On Saturday night last, continuous flashes of lightning were experienced about Trinity and Bonavista Bays. On the following morning the body of a man named PARSONS, of Pinchards Islands, Bonavista Bay, drowned in the early part of the summer, was found floating on the surface of the water in the neighborhood of his home. His head and one of his arms were gone.
7 Sept 1889  The Fishery  Arrivals from Labrador. During the week there have been several arrivals from Labrador and we are happy to be able to report that the schooners that have returned, have brought back good fares. Other craft from our neighborhood are reported as having done pretty well, and the outlook for the floating fishermen is more cheerful than we were led to believe from information received in early part of the summer. The following are among the arrivals: --- "Mallard", Wm. ROBERTS, 700; "J.W.Roberts", John ROBERTS 500; "British Queen." Samuel FOX, 400; "J.S.O.," Philip FREEMAN, 400; "Hunter", Levi YOUNG, 120; "Loyalty", Geo. GUS, 400; "Peninsula," W,. WHITE, 250; "Liberty," Joseph YOUNG, 250; "Lady Glover," S. PARDY, 450.
7 Sept 1889  Change Islands (Part 1)  (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir,-- Why is it that no mention is ever made of this thriving place in the columns of your interesting paper? The arrival of vessels from the Labrador, reports of fish and even political letters, frequently appear from other places of perhaps less importance, while this little Island is scarcely ever heard from. Many of the people here are subscribers to your paper and no doubt would like to see some mention made of their existence. From time to time Mr. Editor, I will send you a few letters that may be interesting to your readers. It is not at all likely that anything will occur here of a very excitable nature, but in the line of real wholesome news, notices of temperance meetings, etc., this tooral looral district can display quite an assortment. 
7 Sept 1889  Change Islands (Part 2)  As the season advances perhaps a few words touching the wickedness of our representatives might not be amiss, and before November we contemplate calling a meeting, and will pass resolutions containing advice to the Government, which, if followed, will prevent the country from going to the damnation bow-wows. This place being centrally located, so to speak, has quite a number of visitors during the summer season. A few days ago we had the honor of a visit from two Northern Nabobs - (yelipijout harbor aristocrats) who, while endeavoring to impart a crimson tint to this weird spot, walked over a clift, and all was chaos. They were taken home unconscious, but it is to be hoped have awakened ere this. On opening their eyes the first question they will probably ask is "Captain has the tornado passed." A representative of a firm from here, who undertook to give the above gentlemen the "freedom of the island" was so overcome by the excessive heat, that he was seen groping his way homeward on his hands and knees in the pale moonlight singing in dulcet tones, "Rise up William Riley and come along with me." Thanking you for you valuable space, I am the stereotyped.. Veritas. Change Islands. Aug. 31, 1889
7 Sept 1889  Birth  At Bonavista, on Thursday evening, 29th August, the wife of Mr. A. VINCENT of a son. 
14 Sept 1889  Politics Little Bay  From Little Bay. 900 Miners From Little Bay, Tilt Cove and Pilleys Island! Solid for Thompson, Peyton and Burgess, Whiteway Candidates !! Mercantile rule "played out" in the independent District of Twillingate !!! Local Representation our Motto in Future !!!! (To the Editor Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir--, Wherever one goes around the mines, the cry is "Down with McKAY, GOODREIGE and KNIGHT, the political traitors who voted against the building of the Northern Railway to Halls Bay; and who now seek our suffrage under the pretext of railway extension which they denounced in 1885." Mr. E.R. BURGESS, a gentleman of great talent and a powerful debator, who has made this district his home for the past 13 years, has just been the recipient of a requisition signed by 500 miners at Little Bay and Tilt Cove, requesting that gentleman to offer himself as a candidate for the District of Twillingate, under the banner of Sir W.V. Whiteway in the coming political contest. That Mr. BURGESS after his long experience amongst us, is thoroughly acquainted with the wants of our people generally, there is no doubt; and we feel confident, that if elected, his ability and intelligence, will prove him to be the right man in the right place. It speaks volumes for the intelligence of the people of Green Bay in leading the van, and, that they are determined to abolish mercantile rule, which has proven to be so detrimental to the best interest of the district, by appointing local Representatives. A Native. Little Bay Mine. Sept. 5.
14 Sept 1889  Circuit Court  The Supreme Court on Circuit will open here on Friday next, the 18th inst. according to proclamation. Geo. EMERSON, Esq., Barrister at Law, is taking passage by this "Conscript' to join the Court at Little Bay.
14 Sept 1889  Politics  A Letter From Mr. J.H. TAVERNER. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Please permit me through the medium of your paper to thank my friends at Little Bay and Notre Dame Bay in general, for the implicit confidence placed in me by them, in soliciting my services, as a representative of this District. Had not circumstances over which we have no control at present intervened, I should have endeavoured to utilize the best of my ability to serve them and my country; in looking well to the sources of its present and future welfare of the District. The want of true Patriotic Government has long been felt, and I sincerely hope, that the gentleman who will be returned for this District, as well as those for the general country, will abandon the petty Legislation that has been carried on for the past twenty-five years, in giving a few individuals presents as you would give children sweets. Trusting that elucidations have now dawned upon them, and that we shall now hear them vindicating the country's cause, in the preservation of the Seal and Codfisheries. The rapid enlightenment of the rising generation, compulsory education, the progressive fostering of Agriculture, and all other industries, calculated to improve the circumstances of the poor man looking for labour, and all other inhabitants of the country. Believing that efficient and patriotic men of the country can now be found and hoping that the constituents will display their superior sense in electing them. Pardon me for trespassing, Mr. Editor, yours truly, J.H. TAVERNER, Little Bay, Sept 5.
14 Sept 1889  Ship Arrival  The "Robert Morris", Capt. JONES, which left for Sydney a month since, arrived on Tuesday with coals for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co. The vessel came here from Fogo, having been there to discharge part of her cargo. 
14 Sept 1889  The Fishery  The latest Labrador reports received per "Conscript" are more encouraging than any previously received. Some improvement was said to have been made all along the coast. Herring had been scarce up to the time the steamer was there. 
14 Sept 1889  Dogs at Large  A valuable cow and young bullock belonging to Mr. James REDDICK, Herring Neck, were killed by dogs the early part of last week. It is strange that these voracious animals should be allowed at large destroying such valuable livestock. 
14 Sept 1889  The Fishery  During the past week or ten days, a good many craft have been passing South, returning from Labrador. Some appeared to have been well fished; others seemed rather light. On the whole it is said that many of the Southern craft have done poorly.
14 Sept 1889  Horse Lottery  A fine black horse is to be disposed of by lottery about the first of October. The price of the tickets will be One Dollar each, the total number of which is sixty. Tickets will be sold by Mr. FINDLATER. This will be a rare opportunity for some person to procure a valuable horse very cheap.
14 Sept 1889  The Fishery  The Labrador Fleet are returning home, most of them we are glad to say having done very well. In another week or ten days nearly all will have arrived. The following are among the arrivals this week:-- "Jewel", James HODDER 550; "Five Brothers," Robert YOUNG 500: "Blooming Queen," John PRIDE 400; "Phoenix" Samuel YOUNG 120; "J.M. Lacey", James PHILLIPS 280; "Six Brothers," James YOUNG 200; "Somerset," Matthew ELLIOTT 220; "Garnet," Charles YOUNG 100; "Manitoba" Philip YOUNG 200; "Lucry" James ANSTEY 220; "Annie Roberts," Isaac POND 650; "Mary", Jonas CLARK 700; "Maggie" J. STUCKLESS, 100.
14 Sept 1889  Married  On Sept. 5th at the Methodist Parsonage, Little Bay, by Rev. E. MANNING, Mr. William H. RICHARDS to Miss Louisa SPENCER, both of Little Bay.
14 Sept 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Entered. Sept 10 --"Robert Morris", JONES, Sydney via Fogo, 160 tons coal, W. Waterman & Co. Cleared, Sept 9 -- "Lady Agnes," PIPER, Lisbon, 2400 quintals shore fish - Owen & Earle. Port of Little Bay. Entered. May 10 - "Candor," SWIM, Halifax, NS, general cargo - Packing Company. June 3 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower", GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. June 15 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower", GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. June 29 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower, GODFREE, Cow Bay, C.B. coal - Mining Company. July 8 -- "Betty Sebbins", GREENOCK, general cargo - Mining Company. July 27 -- s.s. "Joani", RUSSEL, New Jersy, coke - Mining Company. July 27-- s.s. "Smeaton Tower", GODFREY, Montreal, provisions - Mining Company. Aug 9 -- "Faith", George, Sydney, coal - Mining Company. Aug 12 -- s.s "Smeaton Tower", GODFREE Cow Bay, coal and coke - Mining Company. Aug 15 -- "Finlaggan", SMITH, Newport, general cargo - Mining Company. Cleared. May 14 -- "Candor", SWIM, Picton, ballast. June 6 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower," GODFREE, Cow Bay, ballast. June 19 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower," GODFREE, Cow Bay, ballast. June 22 -- s.s. "Vanguard", Pike, Newcastle, copper ingots. June 22 -- s.s. "Falcon", PIKE, New York, iron pyrites. July 3 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower", GODFREE, Cow Bay, water ballast. July 13 -- "Betty", STIBBENS, Tilt Cove, ballast. Aug 1 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower," Godfree, Cow Bay, ballast. Aug 3 -- s.s. "Ioan..", RUSSELL, Pernambuco, water ballast. Aug 6 -- "Candor," SWIM, Portland, Mo. cargo, canned lobsters. Aug 15 -- s.s. "Smeaton Tower", Godfree, Cow Bay, ballast. Aug 20 -- "Faith", GEORGE, Sydney, ballast.
24 Sept 1889  For Sale  A Few Good Spars from 60 to 69 feet long. Prices reasonable. Josiah MANUEL, Exploits. Sept 14.
21 Sept 1889  Fire  "Severe Loss By Fire in Harbor Grace". The community was thrown into consternation this morning by the announcement that the beautiful cathedral of Harbor Grace was destroyed by fire last night and entirely reduced to ruins. The subject was upon every lip; for many had seen the Sacred Edifice and those who had not were made familiar with it from its pictures; and mentally had made it one of the interesting sights of some future excursion. However, the intelligence that the great fabric was consumed and as one report put it, that portions of its massive walls were dismantled and its crowning glory - its domed roof - had fallen, produced strong regret as well as sympathy for the sister diocese. This was deepened when it became known that there was no insurance upon the building. Beside the value of the construction, the slow and laborious work of many years of time, the many works of art the Holy place contained were costly; to what extent these were damaged, or whether any were saved, future details will apprise us. The blow is a heavy one indeed to bear up against, and will elicit for Bishop MacDONALD sincere sympathy and a warm spirit of co-operation, to assist him over the prostration. Let us hope that the damage to the masonry is not so great as is reported, for rumor often exaggerates the real state of affairs, and that a mechanical examination of the building will reveal a more favorable condition, and make its restoration an expense of less magnitude than appears at first sight. The following message on the subject was received this morning by John CORMACK, Esq., from Mr. A.T. DRYSDALE, agent of the Queen Insurance Company in Harbor Grace: -- "Cathedral totally destroyed by fire this morning at half-past three. The fire originated in the vestry and had made much progress before being discovered." Evening Telegram, Sept.2. 
21 Sept 1889  Drowning  A fatal drowning accident on Wednesday evening occurred at St. John's', outside the Narrows. About 5 o'clock it seems, a boat containing three men, put off from Messrs. Job Bros. wharf for Blackhead. When about half way to their destination one of the men, somehow or other fell overboard, and one of his comrades, in reaching over the side of the boat in a vain endeavour to rescue him, lost his balance and tumbled into the treacherous surf. It was blowing a gale at the time and both men were drowned. Their names were Jeremiah HEALEY and Michael MURPHY. The survivor is an old man named MURPHY. He reached Blackhead all right, where he told the sad tale of the loss of his two comrades. Both of the unfortunate men were married and leave families.
21 Sept 1889  Visit by Governor  His Excellency Governor O'BRIEN has been lately on a visit to several of the outports. In H.M.S. "Emerald" he, we understand, called in at Catalina, Trinity and Hearts Content, arriving at the last named place in H.M.S. Emerald at 12.30 yesterday. Thence he went to see the fish hatchery at Dildo; he joined the train at Broad Cove this morning en route for St. John's. We trust that His Excellency much enjoyed his short cruise, and that he returns to the capital well pleased therewith. By the next Allan steamer the Governor and Lady leave for Halifax; they will be absent about three weeks. -- H.G. Standard, Sept 9.
21 Sept 1889  Agriculture  The hay crop is nearly all harvested, and we are pleased to know that it is one of the best crops we have had for some years. We are sorry to state, however, that the potatos have lately shown unmistakable signs of blight, which is much to be deplored, especially as they looked so promising a short time since. -- Weekly Record.
21 Sept 1889  The Weather  Simultaneous observations taken in all parts of the country show that nearly all great storms follow the same general direction, from the West to the East. The same is true of cold or hot waves. Therefore, to tell what the weather will be in advance, we have only to find out the conditions prevailing West of us. This is practically the course pursued by the signal service.
21 Sept 1889  The Court  The S.S. "Walrus", with Judge and Suite arrived on Thursday evening. The Court opened on Friday morning at eleven o'clock
21 Sept 1889  Meeting  We are requested to state that a meeting of the Patriotic Club will be held on Saturday evening at half past seven in the usual place.
21 Sept 1889  Cow killed  We understand a fine cow belonging to R.D. HODGE, Esq., whilst in the act of drinking from one of the wells, was caught by the horns in the woodwork, and before assistance could be obtained the animal was smothered.
21 Sept 1889  Meeting  A meeting of the L.O. Association will be held on Wednesday evening, to which all members are requested to attend. Also a meeting of the "North Star" Division Sons of Temperance on Thursday evening for election of officers and other business. 
21 Sept 1889  Steamer Arrival.  The steamer "Conscript" with mails and passengers arrived here on Saturday evening last. There were several passengers for this, also a number for the different ports North. Sheriff BEMISTER, Mr. BROWNING, Mr. G. EMERSON, Mr. BURGESS and Father FLYNN were among the passengers for Little Bay. 
21 Sept 1889  Big Fish  "Large Salmon" -- We learn from a late arrival that a large salmon was taken at Labrador during the fishing season. The fish weighed 64 lbs. and was one of the largest known to have been caught there. -- Harbor Grace Standard.
21 Sept 1889  Meeting  At Tuesday's meeting of the Church of England Synod, on motion of the senior priest of the diocese, a resolution of sympathy with the Lord Bishop of Harbor Grace and his flock, in the loss they have recently sustained in the destruction of the magnificent Cathedral of Harbor Grace, by fire, was carried by acclamation. -- Telegram. Sept 5.
21 Sept 1889  Whale Found  While the schooner "Phillips," Capt. J.C. HOPKINS, lately at Heart's Content from the Banks with 300 quintals fish, was on her passage in, she came across a young whale, 25 feet long, just expiring, having been severely handled with explosive balls, probably from some passing steamer. They lashed the big fish to the side of the ship, and cut away a goodly quantity of the fat which they brought in, and as well the head and tail piece. The fat filled three large puncheons and the bone along the upper jaw is about 9 inches long. Is this of any use? They also gaffed a seal and caught four sharks. -- H.G. Standard.
21 Sept 1889  Dead Body Picked Up  Note from Rev. W.T.D. DUNN. (Editor "Evening Telegram") Dear Sir, -- Please publish the following news item: -- "The body of the late Mr. Thomas PARSONS, teacher of the Methodist School at Wesleyville, was picked up by Mr. Japheth WINSOR, on Sunday Morning, the 1st instant. Mr. PARSONS was drowned on Thursday May 30th. while on his way from Wesleyville to Pools Island. His remains were interred in Methodist Cemetery on the day they were found, the services being conducted by the resident minister and Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN. LLD. Yours, etc., W.T.D. DUNN, Methodist Min. Wesleyville, Sept 4.
21 Sept 1889  Died  On September 2nd Clara Elizabeth, widow of the late Walter GAZE and third daughter of Katherine and the late Charles DUDER, aged 39 years. 
21 Sept 1889  Died  On September 9th William POWELL, aged 32 years, leaving a wife and three children.
21 Sept 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Entered. Sept. 10 -- "B1", BROWN, St. John's, Salt - W. Waterman. Sept 19 -- "Willing", CLARK, St. John's, Salt & Provisions, E.Duder.
21 Sept 1889  Advertisement  Wm. CAMPBELL (Successor to the late Henry DUDER) BUTCHER 350 Water Street, St. John's (One door east of new Post Office) All orders from the Northward will receive prompt attention. Satisfaction guaranteed.
21 Sept 1889  List of Vessels  List of vessels insured in the Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club, 1889.
Sept 28, 1889  Cod Fishery (Part 1)  "Newfoundland Tomcods"! Disgusted With the Dildo Cod Hatchery.!! And Emigrates to the United States!!! To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir,-- The politico mercantile clique that now rules the public affairs of our "island home", not being content with having banished over 6000 of our hardy "toilers of the sea" from the home of their fathers, are now banishing the Tomcods as well. It is now plainly evident that the Rev. Moses HARVEY and his Scientific experiments at "cod hatchery" as well as "hatching other things," will be the ruination of this unfortunate country yet; unless some practical means are speedily adopted to put an end to his mad career. Anyway here is what the New York "Forest Stream" of August 29th says: "A statement has recently been going the rounds of the American press concerning the occurrence of young codfish off Plymouth Mass., where no young of that species have been seen for many years, the oldest fishermen having no recollection of seeing any there before. 
Sept 28, 1889  Cod Fishery (Part 2)  So great was the surprise, that the fishermen could scarce believe their own eyes, and dared not call them "sure enough" Cod, 'though the resemblance placed the matter almost beyond question. To do away with all doubt, however, a well known gentleman of Plymouth, sent a specimen of the fish to the U.S. Fish Commission at Woods Hall, where it was at once identified as a young codfish (Gadus Morrhua) and judged to be about one and one half to two years old. It measures 13 inches in length and is evidently the young of the ocean grey cod." Compare this fact with the theories of the Mercury Man when he assures us in his advocacy of cod hatching that "the old theory regarding the extended migrations of the cod to distant regions and back is now thoroughly exploded. These fish are now known to be local in their habits, and to be confined to a limited area. The law which governs fish life is, that they return to the place of their birth for reproductive purposes." Yours etc., Fisherman. Little Bay Mines, Sep. 9.
Sept 28, 1889  Ship Arrival  The "Conscript" reached port on Sunday returning South. She brought several passengers here.
Sept 28, 1889  The Courts  The Court left on Monday for Fogo. The Bar present were Mr. HAYWARD, QC; Mr. EMERSON, and Mr. BROWNING, Mr. Sheriff BEMISTER, Mr. CARTY, (Clerk of the Court), and Mr. BURKE (the crier) were the officials attending.
Sept 28, 1889  108 Year Old  108 Year Old -- And a Pauper. -- John WALSH, an inmate of the North Dublin Workhouse, has just died in his 108th year. He worked as a laboring man till ten years age, when he fell in for £4,000. This he entrusted to a friend, who, becoming bankrupt, left poor WALSH for finish his days in the poorhouse. 
Sept 28, 1889  Ship Arrival  The schooner "Discovery", Eli STARKS, master returned to Nipper's harbor from Labrador, to Messrs Waterman & Co. on the 17th inst. with 500 quintals fish. It was the 10th of August before any fish was taken and in less than three weeks the craft was homeward bound with a full load. The "Albert", Wm. DWYER, also arrived at North West Arm with 140 quintals.
Sept 28, 1889  The Fishery  The fishery on the Cape Shore has not been an average one this season. At Shoe Cove, which was nearly always noted as a great place for fish, the average per man, up to the 16th inst. did not exceed twelve quintals, and unless there should be a good Fall's fishing, we fear that some will be destitute of food before many weeks elapse. There is very little land there adapted for cultivation, and when the fishery fails they have little else to fall back on. It is to be hoped that good fishing will yet be reported from Shoe Cove.
Sept 28, 1889  Meeting  At the regular monthly meeting held on Sept 6th, of Notre Dame Lodge, No. 1907, A.F.A. Masons, Little Bay the following were elected Office Bearers for the ensuing year: Bro. J.R. STEWART, W.M. Bro. J.C., THOMPSON, S.W., Bro. W. ROLLINS, J.W., Bro. J. MUTLEY, S.D., Bro. W. JAMES, J.D., Bro. E. DUDER, J.G., Bro. W. LIND, Tyler, Bro. G. MILLER, Treasurer re-elected, Bro. R.S.J. McKAY, Secretary.
Sept 28, 1889  Electricity  The Hotel Bernina, at Samaden, has for some time been lighted with electricity, power being supplied by a waterfall. As during the day the power is not required for lighting, and is therefore running to waste, the proprietor of the hotel has hit upon the idea of utilizing the current for cooking when it is not required for lighting, an experimental cooking apparatus has been constructed. This contains German silver resistance coils, which are brought to a red heat by the current, and it has been found possible to perform all the ordinary cooking operations in a range fitted with a series of such coils. 
Sept 28, 1889  Supreme Court (Part 1)  The Circuit Steam Ship "Walrus" arrived here from Little Bay on Thursday afternoon, and the court opened next morning, the Hon. Mr. Justice PINSENT presiding. There were several civil cases but all undefended or settled, except one of no special importance, tried without a jury. The Grand Jury was summoned for Saturday and then the Judge charged the Jury, referring at length to the satisfactory state of society here, the comparatively small number of Police cases, and the sobriety of the place. His Lordship then reviewed certain legislation to which he thought the attention of the public should be directed, and sent to them an Indictment touching charges of concealment of birth, arising in another part of the District. The Court adjourned to Monday, as the witnesses in the criminal case, expected by the Coastal steamer, had not yet arrived. On Monday the Court opened about 10 o'clock and shortly after, the Grand Jury came into Court and returned "No Bill" on the indictment and made the following PRESENTMENT: Court House, Twillingate, Sept, 21st, 1889 To the Honorable R.J. PINSENT, DCL Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on Circuit. This Presentment of the Grand Jury at Twillingate is respectfully addressed. May it Please your Lordship., -- The Grand Jury of Twillingate most respectfully extends to Your Lordship a sincere and Cordial welcome on this occasion as Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on circuit. 
Sept 28, 1889  Supreme Court (Part 2)  It is gratifying to us to be in a position to present to Your Lordship a clean sheet of criminal offences as far as the District is concerned, fully sustaining our old time character as orderly and law abiding citizens, the only indictment coming before us, being one from another District in the Colony. We have listened with much interest to your opening address to the Grand Jury, in which your Lordship's views and explanations on several Acts of the Legislature, lately passed, particularly those which bear directly on the coming General Election, are given and we have every reason to believe that the information and advise then tendered, will be fully appreciated, and practically carried out by our people. At your Lordship's suggestion we have visited the Gaol, and have much satisfaction in reporting that we found everything and every place in the best order, the cells and other rooms perfectly clean and healthy, evidently showing that the sanitary condition of the Gaol has received full attention; and we believe that the officer in charge of the Building, and all concerned, deserve great credit for the manner in which it is conducted. We sincerely trust that your Lordship may have the good fortune to be congratulated on a similar state of affairs in the settlements you have yet to visit officially. For self and fellow Grand Jurors. Samuel Woods BAIRD. Foreman 
Sept 28, 1889  Wanted  A Girl to go to Tilt Cove. For particulars apply to this office.
Sept 28, 1889  Notice  Post Office Notice. On and after the 1st day of September the rates of Postage on Parcels, to and from all parts of Canada, except British Columbia will be 25 cents per lb., or fraction thereof, and to and from British Columbia, 30 cts per pound, or fraction thereof. J.O. FRASER, Post master General, General Post Office St. John's, Aug 7.
October 5, 1889  Schools  The compulsory closing of all the schools in St. John's in June last, prevented the final award of Sir William WHITEWAY's Scholarship at the School of Art. In consequence of this, the time for competition will be extended to the first of October next. Sir William offers one year's free instruction at the school to any young mechanic (apprentice) who can produce the best set of simple drawings as a test. -- Weekly Record, Sept 16.
October 5, 1889  Visit of Governor  Sir Ambrose and Lady SHEA arrived by the S.S. "Peruvian" both looking remarkably well. Their stay is limited to a fortnight, which will be a matter of regret in their numerous friends here. The change for the better since Sir Ambrose became Governor of the Bahamas is something marvelous. Stagnation and gloom have given place to activity and hopefulness. The sun of prosperity has shone out brilliantly, and all through the energy and sagacity of the distinguished Governor. -- Evening Mercury, Sept. 25.
October 5, 1889  Letter  (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir,-- As I have heard on the best authority, that in several directions I am credited as being the Author of a Circular lately issued, presumably in the WHITEWAY Candidate's interest, I will thank you to allow me to emphatically disclaim the slightest connection with such decumbent. It would be well for people to exercise their brains a little, before they jump at conclusions, in regard to anonymous communications. Yours, W.J. SCOTT, Twillingate, Oct 4.
October 5, 1889  Notes From Wesleyville  For nearly a week, several extensive fires have been raging along the shore, and came dangerously near to the houses in some places, but the rain of the last few days has put them all out. No damage has been done, except to the forests. Several of our craft are home from the Labrador. Some of them have done well, the BARBOURS for instance, three of whom will have about 800 qtls each for the summer. Others have done but moderately. All the vessels heard from have fish, and on the whole, our people are likely to make an average voyage. The body of the late Mr. Thomas PARSONS, school master at Wesleyville, was found by Mr. Japheth WINSOR, floating near the place where he was drowned on May 30th. Mr. PARSONS was lost, while on his way in a boat, alone to Pool's Islands. It is thought that a sudden squall upset the boat, and being heavily ballasted, it sank immediately. A long search was made for the body, but no sign of it was seen until Sunday morning the 1st inst. Mr. WINSOR was on his way to Greenspond in a punt, when he found the body, and how he managed to get it aboard, without any help, is a matter of surprise, both to himself, and to the people generally. The remains were buried the same evening in the Methodist Cemetry, the services being conducted by the resident Minister, assisted by the Rev. G.S. MILLIGAN, LLD. the Methodist folk intend holding a bazaar during the winter, to raise funds for painting the inside of their large church. Their fine church at New Town will be completed this month.
October 5, 1889  Danger to Ships  Important to Shipmasters. Discovery of a Dangerous Rock Off St. Mary's. Last year Capt. ENGLISH reported to the office of the Admiralty, that a shoal rock existed about 20 miles South of Cape St. Mary's, and urged upon the authorities the necessity of locating it. In accordance with his report, H.M.S. "Lily" made a search for the shoal, but failed to locate it. On the 15th of November, 1888 a despatch was sent from the Admiralty to the Colonial Office stating that the search was carried out in a most careful manner by Captain CAMPBELL of H.M.S. Lily, and that no trace of the reported shoal could be found, consequently they were removed from the chart and a Notice to mariners on the subject accordingly issued. Captain CAMPBELL's report was published in the Gazette of December 25th 1888. Notwithstanding this report Captain ENGLISH felt fully convinced that the shoals existed, and he was determined to have them on the chart. With this object in view he again communicated with the authorities and this year the s.s. "Gulnare" surveyed the locality and was successful in finding the dangerous rock as the following letter shows: "Gulnare", Aug. 26, 1889. Dear Captain ENGLISH -- You will be glad to know that we have found the rock which you reported, thanks to LAMB who put us on it within a few minutes of our arrival at his vessel. It has 5 1/2 fathoms water on it and lies 17 Deg. S., 52 Deg. E, (true) 22 1/2 miles from St. Mary's light-house. I am very truly yours, Wm. MAXWELL.
October 5, 1889  Advertisement  Standard Marble Works. 237 New Gower Street, St. John's, N.F. I invite the public to inspect my large and excellent stocks. Headstones, Monuments, Tombs, Mantelpieces, &c. Rates sufficiently reasonable to defy competition. I guarantee solid stock and best workmanship. Outport orders solicited. Designs cheerfully furnished by letter or otherwise. Designs can be seen at the Twillingate Sun Office. James McINTYRE.
October 5, 1889  Sir Ambrose Shea  We find the following complimentary reference to Sir Ambsose and Lady SHEA in one of the leading London society papers: "Sir Ambrose and Lady SHEA have returned to London from the Bahamas for a brief holiday and are staying at 10 Portman Square. Sir Ambrose, during the time he has been in office at Nassau, has done much to increase the trade of the islands, and there has been no lady at Government House who has made herself of popular as Lady SHAE, who is so well known in London society that everybody will regret that she has come when the season is over." -- evening Mercury, Sept. 12.
October 5, 1889  Ship Arrival  The "Robert Morris", Capt. JONES, arrived on Tuesday evening from Nippers harbor, where she was partly loaded and is now at the wharf of W. Waterman & Co. taking in the remainder of her cargo.
October 5, 1889  Temperance Meeting  At a meeting of the Sons of Temperance held Thursday Evening, the following officers were elected: Chas WHITE, W.P. Elected. Reuben BLACKMORE, W.A. Elected. John LUNNEN, R.S. Elected. Edgar NEWMAN, A.R.S. Re-Elected. Geo. BARRETT, F.S. Elected. Isaac MOORS, Treas. Elected. Andew LUNNEN, Chap. Re-Elected. Geo. ROBERTS, Con. Elected. Steven BLACKMORE, A.C. Elected. Samuel PAYNE, I.S. Elected. William BAIRD jr, O.S. Elected. Andrew ROBERTS, Saml. PAYNE, Fredk. LINFIELD, Visiting Committee. Geo. ROBERTS, Chas. MAYNE, John LUNNEN, Finance Committee. Reuben BLACKMORE, Isaac MOORS, Geo. BARRETT, Investigating.
October 5, 1889  Ships Collide  While the Custom House boat was going on board a schooner in the harbor, to-day, she was run down by the steam tug "Favorite." The boat was badly smashed and the six men on board her were thrown into the water. None were, however, hurt, and all rescued in a short time. The names of the men on board were: Messrs. John PRESTON Charles MORRISEY, Patrick REARDON, William COSH, John MANUEL, and Solomon BUTLER. No blame attaches anywhere, and beyond a ducking, the men are all right. It takes more than a cold bath to knock our a Customs Officer. -- Colonist, Sept, 23.
October 5, 1889  Ship Arrival  The mail steamer "Conscript", arrived on Monday from the South. She was delayed twenty two hours owing to an accident. Having left Gooseberry Islands she was on the way to Greenspond, when near Cottel's Islands she struck on a rock, and was, with difficulty taken off. We are glad to learn however that very little damage was done to the ship. The following is her list of passengers: Harbor Grace - Miss KING. Old Perlican - Mr. MARCH, A. WOODS, Esq., Capt. E. WHITE, Mr. GOODRIDGE, Mrs. MARCH. Salvage - Miss MURPHY. Trinity - Mr. W. LANG. Twillingate - Mr. S. ROBERTS, Mr. A. LINFIELD. Mortons Harbor - Miss. OSMOND. Exploits - Mr. LANG. Little Bay - Mr. A. JOSEPH, Misses HATCHER and CARTER, Nipper's Harbor - Mr. J.M. JACKMAN. Tilt Cove - Mr. R. BISHOP & son. From Twillingate to Exploits - Mr. J. MANUEL, Misses MANUEL (2), Miss MAYNE. Little Bay - Mrs. WELLS, Mrs. C. DUDER, Mrs. OSMOND. Conche - Miss CROTTY. 
October 5, 1889  Award  "A Newfoundland Girl First". the prize, a typewriter, offered by the Montreal Witness for the best story written by young people, open to the Dominion and Newfoundland, has been awarded. The Marquis of Lorne read the stories and made the decision. His letter is as follows:-- August 15, 1889. to the Editor Witness: Sir -- My opinion is that the story "Adele" by "----" shows most power of invention and expression among the stories sent by you and that "The Boys of our School" be placed second. I wish to say that it has been a pleasure to me to read these compositions which are most creditable to the writers. They have local color, a sign of originality, and they exhibit a manly tone of patriotism. The writers are proud of the early history of their provinces, and during their lives, will work to make the history of their united nation illustrious. I remain, sir, yours faithfully, Lorne. The story "Adele" is by Miss May Selby HOLDEN, of St. John's Newfoundland. The second, "The boys of our School" is by Mr. Norman L. COOK, Gay's River, Nova Scotia.
October 5, 1889  Politics  By Telegraph. Special to The Sun. Harbor Grace, Oct 3. WHITEWAY and party arrived here, quite unexpectedly, at half past nine last night, and drove up to Mr. DUFF's dwelling. The news soon spread throughout the town that Sir William and his lieutenant had arrived, and the inhabitants began to gather from all points in front of Mr. DUFF's. Guns were fired and bells rung to call the people together, and within an hour, Water Street was black with people. In front of Mr. DUFF's a carriage was drawn up from which the horse had been taken; when Sir William and his friends appeared at the door, cheer after cheer rent the midnight air, the enthusiasm was unbounded. The vast multitude now formed the line of procession headed by torches. Seated in a carriage, which was drawn by thirty young fishermen, were Sir William BOND, WEBBER and DUFF. The procession proceeded down Water Street as far as PENNY's where loud cheers were given for WHITEWAY and BOND, thence back through the same street to square in front of honorable John RORKE's. Here it came to a halt and Sir William, BOND and DUFF addressed the people. DUFF told the people he would come out as their representative if they desired him. Where upon he was loudly cheered. After DUFF had concluded, a rousing cheer was given for WEBBER. Town did not resume its usual quiet until early morn.
October 5, 1889  Advertisement  ST. HILDA'S COLLEGE. Duckworth Street, St. John's. Boarding School For the Higher Education of Girls. Resident and non - Resident. Lady Principal. - - Mrs. OLIVER. References permitted to Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, Rev. W. PILOT, Rev. A.C. WOOD, and Parents of Pupils. Inclusive terms from £45 - £50 per annum. prospectus on application to Mrs. OLIVER. At present residing at "Gordon House" Water Street. Michelmas Term will commence October 1st.
October 5, 1889  Married  At Sydney C. B., on the 13th. Ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev, J. S. COFFIN, Sidney WOODS, of St. John's to Emma, second daughter of Stewart BURNS, Druggist of Sydney, C.B. 
October 12, 1889  Shipping  We understand that the "Conscript" leaves St. John's' on Tuesday next for the Northern ports of call.
October 12, 1889  Meeting  A public political meeting in the interest of the WHITEWAY candidates will be held in the Hall this Saturday evening to commence at half past seven. 
October 12, 1889  Appointments  From government appointments lately published in the Royal Gazette, we notice that Messrs. J. TEMPLETON and John ELLIOTT, Crow head, have been appointed members of the Twillingate Road Board.
October 12, 1889  Politics  Mr. BURGESS, who has been called out as a candidate for our district by a requisition, largely and influentially signed by residents of the mining communities, came here last "Conscript" to join the other two local candidates.
October 12, 1889  Church Bazaar  It will be seen from an advertisement in another column, that the Church of England bazaar is to be held in the Hall about the 22nd inst. The object as it is known, is to finish the interior of St. Andrew's Church, which has been erected for some time. It is to be hoped that the public will liberally countenance the project, and that the ladies will be greatly encouraged in their laudable undertaking, by realizing an amount far beyond their expectations. 
October 12, 1889  Election Act  We do not know whether certain parties in the communities are fully acquainted with the Act for the prevention of illegal practices at elections, but certain it is that some are making themselves conspicuous, in endeavouring to influence, if not intimidate electors to vote for the THORBURN government, and they have gone as far as to try and make less educated people believe that they would know for whom they voted under the Ballot Act. A sharp eye should be kept on such unprincipled individuals. 
October 12, 1889  Accidental Death  A very sad accident occurred at Tilt Cove on the 2nd inst. The steamer "Eagle" arrived there with a cargo of coke, and while being unloaded, the Capt. of Mr. Jonathan BURT's schooner the "Sunrise", Edward FITZGERALD, who was assisting in the work, slipped off the skids, and fell down between the wharf and the steamer, and was instantly crushed to death, there being a little surf running at the time. Mr. KENNEDY was thirty-four years of age, and had been working in connection with the mines for two or three years, and proved to be a steady industrious workman. He belonged to Western Bay where he leaves a wife and four children to mourn his sudden and unexpected death. The corpse of deceased was conveyed to his late home by last "Conscript".[This is an exact reproduction of the text in the article. GW.]
October 12, 1889  Political Meetings  On Wednesday evening a most enthusiastic public political meeting was held at Herring Neck. The school house was well filled by electors of that influential settlement. The meeting was addressed by the three Whiteway candidates, as well as by several other persons present. It was quite evident that the big majority of electors are heartily tired of the old government and are determined to give their support and influence to the candidates of the Whiteway party. The two following evenings successful meetings were also held at Morton's and Tizzard's harbor. The fishermen all round have made up their minds for a change, and are determined that in political matters they will no longer place themselves under the thumb of mercantile monopoly.
October 12, 1889  Politics  We would warn the electors of this district to beware of persons (wolves in sheeps clothing) who may be attempting secretly and quietly to work the denominational or Orange ticket, wherever it may suit themselves with a view of obtaining votes. This to our knowledge, has been attempted in some directions, and we would caution our people against being so ensnared by such unscrupulous and unprincipled men. It is time that this kind of thing were forever done away with, and any candidate descending to such mean and contemptible schemes, would be utterly unworthy of the confidence of the people. It is hoped that electors will not allow themselves to be so duped. The manner in which they so fooled the people the last elections should teach the electors valuable lessons. Beware, then!
October 12, 1889  Fire  Fire Near Purcill's Harbor. Between six and seven o'clock on Saturday evening last, a store with all its contents, belonging to Mr. Thomas BURT of Burt's Cove (near Purcill's Harbor) was destroyed by fire. A considerable quantity of fishing gear, comprising trap, nets, lines, twines, &c., with various kinds of tools; also provisions became consumed in the flames and altogether, the loss is not less than six or eight hundred dollars, which is a great loss for Mr. BURT. The origin of the fire appears to be entirely unknown.
October 12, 1889  Letter to the Editor (Part 1)  Dear Mr. Editor, -- I often wonder the reason our people don't locate in our Hays for the purpose of cultivating land, etc. Our planters around Twillingate, and other places similar to it, can to go Hall's Bay, and prosecute the fishery, with the same success and much more convenient. By going to a place like Hall's Bay, people can get plenty of land and not only land, but they can get their firework for the trouble of cutting it. People can raise their own vegetables with little trouble, it is beautiful soil. I was informed by a man, formerly belonging to Canada, that the soil in Hall's Bay is as rich or richer than any in the place above mentioned. He told me had sown hay-seed and oats together this season and he had a good crop without any fertilizing substance to enrich the soil. I was also informed that it is very easy soil to cultivate. An old man told me he could cultivate one acre of land in a month himself. At that rate a man could make fair wages in the course of a few months, providing he could get the twelve dollars bounty, for every acre of land cleared, and we trust that a larger bounty will be given our people in the future. 
October 12, 1889  Letter to the Editor (Part 2)  There is everything to encourage people to go in the Bays to settle down. Some of our people around Twillingate and other places will be cruising in the Bay until Christmas, for the same material they could get on their own land in Halls Bay. I am sure if some of our people were to go there and be content, and be determined to make it their home, in a few years they would not want to leave it, and whoever goes there now will have the best of it. Now is the time to go before all the land it taken. Judging from the rapid stride which has been made, within two years by our much esteemed friend, Mr. George CLARK, and brothers and a few more in that locality, I should imagine that in the course of ten or fifteen years time, there will be as many people living in Hall's Bay as there are to day in Twillingate, perhaps some are anxious to know what progress Mr. G. CLARK has made since he went to Wolf Cove, Hall's Bay, or I think we may call it Clark's Cove, as there are quite a number of CLARK's residing there. 
October 12, 1889  Letter to the Editor (Part 3)  Now sir, let me tell you what progress Mr. G. CLARK has made there, as he is not a man that would sound his own trumpet, therefore we must speak of what we have seen, not what we have heard. Mr. G. CLARK has to day as fine a house, store and wharf as any man has in Twillingate, or anywhere else outside of the Mercantile establishment, not speaking about the vast quantity of land he has under cultivation. I think he and his brothers have about 30 acres of land each taken in, and about I should say five or six acres cultivated. I heard nothing in Hall's Bay about politics worth mentioning, as I did not introduce the subject myself, and I think the people have another fish to fry digging their potatos, etc., making some provision for the coming winter. But when I arrived at Little Bay mines to join the "Conscript," I was informed that politics were all the go, or at least one young man told me so. He wished me to use my influence in favour of a certain candidate, but I gave him understanding that I had nothing to do with politics as I am going to be silent about the matter. Yours truly, Hall's Bay. 
October 12, 1889  Death  At Tilt Cove, Sept, 20th, Victor Ward, darling child of William and Harriett CUNNINGHAM, aged 1 year and 10 months.
October 12, 1889  Death  At Wolf Cove, Halls Bay, Oct 6th., after a short and painful illness, William Harvey, son of Nicholas and Mary Ann PETERS, aged 8 years and 11 months. "Our darling boy from us is gone, A voice we loved so stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled."
October 12, 1889  Bazaar Notice  The Ladies of St.Andrew's Church, Twillingate, intend holding a Bazaar in the hall about the 22nd inst., for the purpose of raising money to seat, paint, and otherwise finish the interior of the Church. Contributions in money, or useful and fancy articles will be thankfully received by the following ladies: -- Mrs. T. ASHBOURNE, Mrs. Jas. JENKINS, Miss LETHBRIDGE, Mrs. HITCHCOCK, Mrs. G. BLANDFORD, Mrs. Jas. SLADE. Oct. 12.
Oct 19, 1889  Drowning (Part 1)  A Boat Run Down. Two Men Drowned. It is our melancholy duty to have to record to-day another disaster to a coasting craft, by which two men of family lost their lives by a collision. The particulars are these: The "Psyche", a small craft of between fifteen and twenty tons, rigged like a Western boat and belonging to Bonavista Harbor, left Messrs. Baine, Johnson & CO's wharf at 5 o'clock last evening for home, laden with winter supplies. She was manned by five hands namely: the Captain, William CARROL, aged 58, a widower with four children; James POWELL, aged 38, having a wife and seven children; George RYAN, 42 married, with a wife and five children; Joseph CARROLL, son of the Captain, 28 years old, married, having one child, and James PARDY, aged 31 years, married. When outside the Narrows, they placed their light, a candle, within a glass lantern in the port rigging. It was then six o'clock. A light draught of wind only blew from the Sou'-sou'-west; and it was not till half-past eight that they reached off Blackhead, the Southern promontory of Pouch Cove. There James POWELL was at the helm; Joseph CARROLL was look-out; the Captain was seeing to the trim of the sails; George RYAN was below in the cuddy, which was amidships, and James PARDY was in the act of coming on deck. 
Oct 19, 1889  Drowning (Part 2)  Joseph CARROLL states that at this time he saw a steamer, which subsequently proved to be the "Falcon", Captain Richard PIKE, en route from Heart's Content to Sydney, and saw her, hull loom, as well as her two lights, for about ten minutes. They kept her port light open during that time, and when she approached, so closely that she threatened to run them down, one of them sung out to her, "port your helm". This the steamer did not do, nor did she alter her course anything, but kept coming head on. The survivors say that the alarm may not have been heard on board the steamer; but they also concur in saying that the lookout on the Falcon should certainly have seen their light. The night was rather dark; the sky was clouded; the wind died away at times and was so light at the moment of danger that it afforded the schooner no power to answer her helm and save her crew. The steamer's bow struck the Psyche on the port quarter at an angle, and so forcible, at an estimated speed of eight miles an hour, that she turned the little craft completely over. 
Oct 19, 1889  Drowning (Part 3)  The accident occurred so suddenly that the schooner seemed to sink at once beneath the feet of her crew. She went down stern foremost and then floated bottom up. George RYAN managed to seize hold of a part of the bulwark, but his body was submerged under the wreck; he kept his head over the surface, though at times it also went under with the plunging wreck, and his position was a perilous one, but a boat soon arrived from the Falcon and rescued him. Joseph CARROLL clung to the wreck in much the same manner as RYAN, till he was saved. PARDY sunk down, down, fathoms deep, after the craft heeled over; he is a good swimmer, and came to the surface again, when he swam along the side of the wreck, and got up on the bowsprit till he was taken off. Captain PIKE at once reversed the engines, and the survivors state that from the fatal moment, the Falcon was always in their sight; the boat which was immediately lowered from the steamer, took the three survivors on board, and Captain PIKE returned with them here last night. Of the other two poor fellows - the Master William CARROL and Joseph POWELL - the survivors state that they saw nothing from the time the steamer struck them. -- Evening Telegram, Sept, 27. 
Oct 19, 1889  Mining  New Asbestos Mine. A.O. HAYWARD, Esq., one of the proprietors of the new asbestos mine at Morton's Harbor, (says the Evening Mercury of the 10th inst.) paid a visit lately to that locality and brings highly favorable accounts regarding operations there, which are now going forward with increasing activity. The vein of asbestos is a large extent, and the quality is believed to be excellent. We have here another proof of the valuable mineral resources which this Island contains, and which shows the necessity of opening up the country by railways, without which no development of our land, mineral, timber and other resources can take place. The value of asbestos may be learned from the following paragraph -- Asbestos Mining In Canada. -- Great activity, says the Canadian Mining Review, is prevalent at the various asbestos mines. The demand continues strong, and satisfactory outputs are maintained. An offer of 100 dols per ton for No, 1 quality was recently refused, the market price for this quality having increased to 1.5 dols per ton, and even higher prices are obtained. Whilst the area from which this precious mineral is got is very limited, the demand continues to rapidly increase - so much so that orders cannot be executed. The Italian asbestos cannot compare with the Canadian product in quality or pure, and as a consequence, buyers are looking to this country entirely for their supplies. We are told that there is a great and growing demand for the mineral all over the continent -- even in Russia. 
Oct 19, 1889  Politics  The "Lady Glover" it appears, was hired at the public expense, to bring Government candidates North, at the same time a mail was sent to the principal places in this bay, but not more than three or four hours notice was given the public of St. John's. It was known here early on Saturday morning, the Glover was coming, the Government knew before that time and certainly the public of St. John's ought to have been given more time, but there was some dodge on the part of the government for not making it known before, that a mail was to be dispatched for the North. 
Oct 19, 1889  The Cow Story  The Cow Story False. A paragraph appeared in the columns of one of our local contemporaries, leading the public to believe that Mr. Thomas FRENCH of Morton's harbor has recently been the recipient of a milch cow from Mr. KNIGHT, one of the late representatives of this district. This has given rise to a strong feeling in many minds, and as we are in a position to know the facts of the case, we feel bound, both for the sake of Mr. FRENCH, and in justice to our political opponent, to say that the reports concerning the cow are altogether false, and that it was purchased at St. John's by the owner who can well afford to purchase others besides, independent of any assistance from the agricultural grant. 
Oct 19, 1889  Politics  Twillingate, Oct. 18th, 1889. To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Sir, -- A report is in circulation, in this place, that I am disposed to identify my interests with those of the THORBURN party. This report is absolutely false. On Tuesday last Mr. George HODDER, a leading gentleman of the "Old Party" approached me, in presence of Capt. STEWARTand Mr. Joseph JANES, and requested me to join GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT in Smith McKAY's stead. This I emphatically refused to do, at the same time intimating to Mr. HODDER that he and the candidates whom he represented, should feel ashamed of their action. I remain, Sir, Yours truly, E.R. BURGESS. 
Oct 19, 1889  Politics  Wanted to know the benefit our people derived from the reckless waste of powder on the afternoon of Tuesday last! While we have complaints of "poor fishery" from all sides, and the winter's cold coming on, would it not have been better policy if our rich merchants had spared this money for supplies to the needy and destitute? or, have the people of Twillingate suddenly grown so wealthy as to have no pauper roll? Whose money was thus extravagantly expended? Was it no part of the exorbitant profits made by the merchants on the seal pelts of last winter? Who ruins the working classes, and supplys inferior flour and clothing? Who fattens on the fisher's earnings and leaves him and his family to starve in winter? How many families would have suffered but for our Dorcas ladies, while their fathers, brothers and husbands earnings were taken by the merchant? Did these same merchants never refuse a bag of bread to the poor? Think how long you toiled, wet and cold on the ice or in your boats, for this money now wasted in smoke! Why was this display not made when Governor BLAKE visited Twillingate? Was it not that he might only see our Court House - our Merchants houses and stores? Where were the fishermen then with their poorly clad wives and families? Why was the Governor not taken to see the misery in which our people live? Be not fooled into voting against your real interests! Be not deceived by promises which, like your labor on Tuesday, will end in smoke! But be ready to vote in defiance of bribes, threats or promises, for the people's friends, BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. -- Com
Oct 19, 1889  Temperance  To The Friends of The Temperance Cause In Newfoundland. That whereas a General Election of Members for the House of Assembly will shortly take place. We the representatives of the Prohibition League (disclaiming all connection with party politics) believing that the liquor traffic is antagonist to the best interests of our country, religious, social and industrial, earnestly request that you PLEDGE the men to whom you promise your support, to promote progressive temperance legislation with a view to the prohibition and suppression of the sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors in our Island Home. We recommend immediate action on the following lines: 1st - to amend next session Temperance legislation of giving a majority vote to suppress the sale of intoxicating liquors within any and every District in the island. 2nd - to give, not later than the second Session, all voters for, or against the importation, manufacture and sale of all intoxicating drink within the Island. We rely on your sympathy and earnest effort to help us to deliver our beloved country from the heraldom of Strong Drink. On behalf of the Prohibition League. Your respectfully. James J. ROGERSON, President.
Oct 19, 1889  Voting  Nomination day will be Thursday, the 30th inst., and Polling day, Wednesday the 6th of November.
Oct 19, 1889  No News  The telegraph line has been disconnected two or three days this week and no public news has been received.
Oct 19, 1889  Found  A purse containing a small sum of money was picked up on Tuesday last. The owner can have the same by applying at the Sun Office.
Oct 19, 1889  The Fishery  The fares brought to New Bay by the Labrador craft are as follows : - "Sisters", James PEARCE, 400 qtls; "Amelia," Jacob MANUEL, 600; "E. Moors," Adolphus YATES, 500; "Agnes," William COX, 300.
Oct 19, 1889  Ship News  The "Conscript", we understand, left St. John's for Northern ports of call, yesterday morning, having been detained there in consequence of having to go on dock. Her trip this time, it is said extends as far as Tilt Cove.
Oct 19, 1889  Church Bazaar  Church of England Bazaar. The bazaar in connection with St. Andrew's Church will be held in the Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th, 30th and 31st inst. Many useful and serviceable articles will be offered for sale at reasonable prices, and we trust that the bazaar will be largely patronized by the public, and that the expectations of the committee in a financial point of view will be more than realized. 
Oct 19, 1889  School Entertainment  We learn that an entertainment was given in the School House, Herring Neck, on Tuesday evening. The building was crowded. Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN, Miss CHAMBERLAIN and Mr. F. COAKER, took the most prominent part in the evening's performance, and all together it was a decided success. It took immensely, and was appreciated to so large an extent that it is the intention of the worthy promoters of the entertainment to have it repeated on Tuesday next, the 22nd inst.
Oct 19, 1889  Boating Accident  On the 3rd inst., a Fortune Harbor boat was returning to the harbor from fishing, John S..ENEY, and two young brothers being on board. A squall of wind upset the boat which turned over four or five times. The younger brother was under the boat the last time it turned over, but his brother John succeeded with great difficulty in getting him on the bottom of the boat, and all three were saved. Great credit was due to John for the pluck and forethought exercised in the moment of danger, and thus rescuing his younger brother from a watery grave. 
Oct 19, 1889  New Flag Staff  A New Bay correspondent sends us the following item respecting a new flag staff lately erected there: "On the first of September we put up a flag staff by the Methodist Church. Mrs. Martha MOORS, widow of the late Edmund MOORS, Esq., of this place, presented the flag, and then the men set to work and put up a good substantial staff, and the flag when at the top, can be seen nearly all parts of the harbor. It was hoisted the first of September when our good pastor, the Rev. Mr. NURSE, came on his first visit after conference."
Oct 19, 1889  Captain Manuel  A Word From Capt. MANUEL. A short time ago we received a private communication from an esteemed friend at Little Bay, which also contained a paragraph having reference to Capt. MANUEL, of whose welfare, no doubt, many will be pleased to hear. Having been absent for a good part of the time since, the extract was overlooked, but we now append the allusion made to him by our correspondent: " I have a few lines from our old friend Capt. MANUEL. He is running a first class trade from the West Indies to Baltimore, making two trips a month. He likes the trade, his health is much improved. His family are now settled at Baltimore so that he has the chance of meeting them once about each fortnight. They also appear satisfied with the change. The dear old Capt. is thoughtful of many of the North Shore, enquiring of their welfare. He does not quickly forget his friends who stood by him when he had the misfortune to damage the s.s. "Plover" near your shore. I have no doubt, a few words in the Sun, would be acceptable to many of his old friends who will be glad to hear he is hearty and well."
Oct 19, 1889  Advertisement  141 - - Water Street - - 141 J.&T. MARTIN Manufacturers of Hand-Made Boots & Shoes, Wholesale & Retail. have always on hand a large stock of Mens, Womens and Childrens Boots - all prices and styles. Outport Orders solicited and promptly shipped.
Oct 19, 1889  Married  At Montreal, on the 25th June, by the Rev. M. Stewart OXLEY, Jeffrey J. LASH, to Fanny L. eldest daughter of the late Edward RENOUF, all of St. John's.
Oct 19, 1889  Married  On Oct. 10th, at Balmoral, by the Rev. W. GRAHAM, Mr. Walter CLOUSTON, to M.E.A. (Annie) M…..S, of Montrose, Scotland. The bride was given away by her uncle, Alexander TAYLOR, Esq.
Oct 19, 1889  Married  On Oct. 9th, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. F.R. DUFFIL, Alfred M., second son of J.E.P. PETERS, Esq., to Alice Emily, third daughter of Edward SMITH, Esq.
Oct 19, 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate: Entered: Oct 2 - "Flying Foam", NOEL, St. John's, Salt & Provisions - E.Duder. Oct 5 - "Minnie," PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 5 - "Minnie," PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 5 - "Minnie," PECK, St. John's, part cargo coals - W. Waterman. Oct 10 - "Edwin," - HUGHES, Labrador, 2000 quintals fish - Harvey & Co. Oct 18 - "Avalon," MILBERRY, New York, Provisions - E.Duder. Cleared: Oct 7 - "Robert Morris," JONES, Lisbon, Labrador and shore, fish - W. Waterman & Co. Oct 9 - "George & Mary", WHEELER, Lisbon, shore fish - J.B. Tobin. Oct 16 - "Avalon," MILBERRY, Little Glace Bay, Ballast - C……… Oct 16 - "Flying Foam," NOEL, Gibralter, Labrador, fish - E.Duder.
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 1)  As would have noticed, last week's public despatches conveyed the rather tragic statement that Mrs. Dr. McRAE of Saint John, N.B. had come to her death by eating poisoned candy received through the mail. Monday's message contains the other statement the William MacDONALD, a well connected drug-clerk of the above city , had been arrested for sending the poisoned candy which had led to Mrs. McRAE's death. The other significant statement was made viz., that he was once in a lunatic asylum. That is all that is yet known respecting the unfortunate affair. What adds to it mournfulness here is the circumstances that the above lady was a Newfoundlander. The sad news (to quote from the Mercury) produced a fearful shock through the community, and awakened a profound feeling of sorrow in many households in St. John's. Dr. McRAE spent twelve years here as a minister of St. Andrew's Church, by whom he was highly esteemed and beloved, while he enjoyed the respect of the whole community. His wife was daughter of late Kenneth McLEA, Esq., merchant of St. John's - an amiable and accomplished lady. The painful circumstances under which her death has occurred, renders the blow peculiarly trying to her husband and friends. As the observant reader is aware, the above is not the first case of the kind that has lately occurred.
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 2)  Last fall, at Toronto, several fiendish attempts were made at candy-poisoning. Then, it seems, one night there arrived at the Galt Post Office, three separate packages, post marked "Toronto" with six six-cent postage stamps on each, addressed to Mrs. John CHERRY, Miss May LOWELL and Mrs. J. RIDLEY, the last lady the wife of the Rev. John RIDLEY of the English Church there. Mrs. CHERRY was the first to get her package from the Post Office and upon getting home opened it, and found that the pasteboard box, inside of the wrapper, contained six chocolate drops, which she gave to her three children to eat. Shortly afterwards all of them showed signs of sickness and before the doctor arrived, were in convulsions. The eldest child about six years of age got better but the youngest one, about two and a half years of age, never rallied and died. The other child was in a very critical condition for some time but subsequently recovered. The several doctors in attendance gave it as their opinion that the candies contained strychnine. The news of the shocking affair spread quickly, thus preventing Miss Lowell and Mrs. Ridley from partaking of any of the contents of their packages, which also contained chocolate candy, but of a somewhat different shape and size, and probably impregnated with the same deadly poison. The different boxes were evidently sent by the same party. The handwriting was poor and the same style on each, but the boxes were of different sizes and coarsely put up, having the appearance of being done up by some person not accustomed to that sort of work.
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 3)  Shortly afterwards all of them showed signs of sickness and before the doctor arrived, were in convulsions. The eldest child about six years of age got better but the youngest one, about two and a half years of age, never rallied and died. The other child was in a very critical condition for some time but subsequently recovered. The several doctors in attendance gave it as their opinion that the candies contained strychnine. The news of the shocking affair spread quickly, thus preventing Miss Lowell and Mrs. Ridley from partaking of any of the contents of their packages, which also contained chocolate candy, but of a somewhat different shape and size, and probably impregnated with the same deadly poison. The different boxes were evidently sent by the same party. The handwriting was poor and the same style on each, but the boxes were of different sizes and coarsely put up, having the appearance of being done up by some person not accustomed to that sort of work. They were certainly not sent out of any business firm to advertise their goods as there were no marks upon them to indicate who the senders were. The motive that led to the perpetration of such a fiendish act, and who the fiend was, remained a complete mystery. Nor was this all. Another package containing chocolate drops similar to those sent to GALE, was seized in the Toronto post office. it was addressed to A.S. McKAY Central house, Pictou, N.S. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 4)  The contents were a few pieces of colored candy, each wrapped in tissue paper, and one lump of rough confectionery labeled "cocoanut rock." the Mr. McKAY to whom the box was addressed, is supposed to be A.S McKAY, who left Toronto a few months ago to fill a position in Pictou. Naturally a good deal of indignant excitement prevailed over the dastardly affair; and every effort was made to unearth the guilty party. They were certainly not sent out of any business firm to advertise their goods as there were no marks upon them to indicate who the senders were. The motive that led to the perpetration of such a fiendish act, and who the fiend was, remained a complete mystery. Nor was this all. Another package containing chocolate drops similar to those sent to GALE, was seized in the Toronto post office. it was addressed to A.S. McKAY Central house, Pictou, N.S. The contents were a few pieces of colored candy, each wrapped in tissue paper, and one lump of rough confectionery labeled "cocoanut rock." the Mr. McKAY to whom the box was addressed, is supposed to be A.S McKAY, who left Toronto a few months ago to fill a position in Pictou. Naturally a good deal of indignant excitement prevailed over the dastardly affair; and every effort was made to unearth the guilty party. A girl named Hannah BOYD was arrested by the police, and confined in the gaol at Berlin, Ontario on suspicion of being implicated in the Galt poisoning case. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 5)  She, it seems, formerly lived in one of the families in which the chocolates were eaten with fatal results, and was found living in another town under an assumed name. A few days before the chocolates were sent she obtained leave of absence for the ....tended purpose of visiting a sick sister and is supposed to have visited Toronto. The girl was however, subsequently discharged; and no clue found to lead up to the detection of the perpetrator of the despicable affair. Now the above is fitted to teach one very important lesson. It is this, people cannot be too careful in handling packages similar to the above, sent them through the post. Fortunately, we in this country have not yet had much to complain of in the above respect; but nevertheless, now that acts such as the aforgoing having taken place just to the Westward of us, A girl named Hannah BOYD was arrested by the police, and confined in the gaol at Berlin, Ontario on suspicion of being implicated in the Galt poisoning case. She, it seems, formerly lived in one of the families in which the chocolates were eaten with fatal results, and was found living in another town under an assumed name.
Oct. 26, 1889  Fatal Candy Poisoning (Part 6)  A few days before the chocolates were sent she obtained leave of absence for the ....tended purpose of visiting a sick sister and is supposed to have visited Toronto. The girl was however, subsequently discharged; and no clue found to lead up to the detection of the perpetrator of the despicable affair. Now the above is fitted to teach one very important lesson. It is this, people cannot be too careful in handling packages similar to the above, sent them through the post. Fortunately, we in this country have not yet had much to complain of in the above respect; but nevertheless, now that acts such as the aforgoing having taken place just to the Westward of us, it is the part of wisdom to be careful - to err on the safe side - to be cautious as to what is done especially with anonymous parcels coming through the post - even though they should contain such an apparently harmless thing as candy. -- Harbor Grace Standard, Oct 6.
Oct. 26, 1889  Politics  DOWN WITH GOODRIDGE, KNIGHT AND MCKAY. Unfurl the "Whiteway Banner". and Vote for Our Three Local Whiteway Candidates. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Allow me through the columns of your paper to draw the attention of the people of this district, and to see which way the wheel works. My opinion of the matter is Sir, that instead of stepping ahead we are still going back into darkness and what is to be done to stop it? Allow me to say that it is not by giving the government members, GOODRIDGE, KNIGHT and McKAY a seat in the House of Assembly. If THORBURN and GOODRIDGE get the reins of the government once more, the country will be ruined by starvation and will become bankrupt, &c. Sir, I believe they are the most "genuine boasters" and "self interested" individuals that ever I heard of. Then only way to raise the country is to unfurl the "Whiteway Banner," and let its colours wave throughout this Newfoundland of ours. And if it be the case, it will be a grand day for the poor down-trodden fishermen which now uphold the country. Gentlemen of this district, stand firm to the above named banner, and vote for the men who will care for your interests, and do all they can to raise you out of the miserable state you are now in. In conclusion, I would advise all the electors of this district to vote for BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. Thanking you for space, I remain Sir, Yours etc., Liberty. Twillingate, Oct 22.
Oct. 26, 1889  Masonic (Part 1)  On Monday the 21st inst., a most interesting ceremony took place at the Court House, Twillingate, (by permission of the authorities,) for the dedication and inauguration of a Local Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, and the Installation of its Officers for the ensuing twelve months. Past Masters J. McGOWEN and RANKIN having been deputed by the Grand Lodge, St. John's for that purpose. The resident brethern assembled about 10a.m. and were shortly afterwards joined by their visiting Brethren, McGOWEN, RANKIN, GOODRIDGE, (St. John's) and GERRIT (Brigus) when all arrangements having been satisfactorily completed, the Delegates, assisted by the Brethren in full regalia, most worthily performed the duty assigned them in dedicating the new Lodge, and designating it under the name of "Twillingate Lodge" No. ... of F. and A.M. under the jurisdiction of the Registry of England. The celebration gave the greatest satisfaction and pleasure to all concerned, and concluded at High Noon. It has frequently been remarked as surprising that such a populous and intelligent district as Twillingate is deservedly credited with being, should be without a lodge of this ancient and honarable paternity to remove this reproach from our resident brethren; and to enlarge and extend the working area of our Beloved Order, the necessary application was made for the establishment of a Lodge at Twillingate. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Masonic (Part 2)  After some unavoidable delay, the above satisfactory result has been obtained, and our harbor can now boast of a Lodge of F. and A.M. under its own name, whose characteristic and fundamental principles of Benevolence, Charity and Brotherly Love, will be encouraged and disseminated to their fullest extent. The following Brethren were duly installed in their respective offices for the ensuing year: A. GRAY, W.M. A. LINFIELD, S.W. JW SCOTT, J.W. T.R. NURSE, S.D. A. FINDLATER, J.D. R. FREEMAN, Tr. S.W. BAIRD, Sec. J.P. THOMPSON, J.G. N. PATTEN, Tyler. The brethren of the new lodge through their Worshipful Master returned their sincere thanks to Brl. J. R. McGowan as representative of the D.P.G.M. to Bro. Rankin Past Master assisting in the Ceremony, and to our worthy and esteemed Brothers, Goodridge and Gerritt, as well for their attendance as for the substantial marks of their generosity bestowed by them in favor of the Lodge. The Visiting Brethren made happy and suitable replies, and the proceedings which will long be remembered as a Red-letter day in Twillingate, closed. A fine display of rockets took place at night. M.M.
Oct. 26, 1889  School Picnic (Part 1)  "Sunday School Picnic at Musgrave Harbor". Owing to so many of our people being away on the Offer Wadham Island to the fishery, our Pic-nic was not announced to be held until Sept. 19th., so as to give all an opportunity of being present. On this day, however, much excitement was caused by a forest fire, which had been raging for four of five days, and threatened to devastate the settlement, consequently, our pic-nic was postponed until Thursday. 26th ult. The day was a most delightful one. It seemed as if we had been specially favored by Providence. The preceding day was very stormy, and when we arose on the morning of the pic-nic, the cloudy sky seemed to indicate that "weather" was pending, but with the rising of the sun the clouds dispersed, and by 10 o'clock one would almost think that midsummer day had come back again. 
Oct. 26, 1889  School Picnic (Part 2)  At noon the scholars of the Sabbath and day schools, with the officers and teachers, walked in procession from the schoolroom to Doting Cove and Ragged harbor, halting at several places and singing. The nucleus of a Band, i.e. two players, added very much to the liveliness of the scene. After the march, the procession gathered in Mr. John BRADLEY's field, (kindly lent for the occasion) where tea was prepared by the ladies. After partaking of the many good things provided, the evening was spent in games and general amusements; but the most pleasing feature of the evening was the racing of the children and adults for prizes - given by S. MUTCH, Esq., and others. Contributions were also given by R. HARVEY, Esq., and Dr. SKELTON. About 7 o'clock the sports concluded by singing hymn "Lead me to Jesus," when the people filed into the Orange Hall, where an interesting entertainment was held, the programme of which was as follows:
Oct. 26, 1889  School Picnic (Part 3)  Hymn, - Prayer. Chairman's Address. Recitation, - "My Dolly", Ella WHELLOR. Recitation, - "The Girls who are in Demand", Norah WHITEWAY. Anniversary Hymn ,- Children. Recitation,- "Happy Shall we be," Martha WHITEWAY. Recitation, - "Only now and Then," Allan HAYWARD. Address, - Mr WHELLOR. Sont,- "Here we Stand," Children. Recitation,- "Which Shall it be," Dorcas GUY. Recitation,- "Our Folks," Mr. FOLLETT. Recitation, - "A Little Boy's Troubles," Josie WHITEWAY. Recitation, - "Going to School," May BRADLEY. Round, - "Come to School, Three Companies." Address,- Mr. Wm. WHITEWAY. Hymn, - Audience. Recitation,- "Smoke," Margaret WHITEWAY. Recitation,-"The Child's Hymn," Moses BUTT. "Sleighing Song," - Children. Recitation,- "A Sad Tale", ..... WHELLOR. Recitation,- "Out in the Cold," Lydia HALLETT. Trio,- "Say a Kind Word," Olivia WHELLOR, Theresa FLYNN and Rev. H. HOOPER. Recitation,- The Man in the Moon," John WHELLOR. Address, - Dr.SKELTON. Recitation,- "Don't Run in Debt," Olivia WHELLOR, Address,- Mr. FOLLETT. Music, - Musgrave Hr Band. Address, - Mr. E. RUSSELL. Recitation,- "Busy Bodies," Sam. HALLETT. Ten Good Wishes, Children. God Save the Queen. May thanks are due to the Rev. Mr. And Mrs. HOOPER for their untiring efforts in the whole proceeding. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Ship Arrival  The steamer "Conscript" arrived here about six o'clock a.m. Sunday and remained in port two hours. She returned again en route for St. John's on Tuesday afternoon, having gone as far as Tilt Cove this trip. Among the passengers from this port bound South were, J. McGOWAN Esq., Mrs. WATERMAN, Miss LUSCOMBE, Mr. GERRITT and Mr. RANKIN.
Oct. 26, 1889  Bazaar  The bazaar in connection with St. Andrews Church will be held in the Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th, 30th and 31st inst. Many useful and serviceable articles will be offered for sale at reasonable prices, and we trust that the bazaar will be largely patronized by the public, and that the expectations of the committee, in a financial point of view, will be more than realized. Doors will open each day at 2 p.m. Admission 5 cents.
Oct. 26, 1889  Replacement Doctor  Dr. TAIT, who is now lifting high the WHITEWAY standard in Burin district, and, with his colleague, Mr. ROTHWELL, bearing it onward toward the ramparts of the enemy, has secured the services of Dr. HUBERT as an assistant in his practice. The latter gentleman studied in the Methodist College, under Mr. HOLLOWAY, where he stood well as a student. He afterwards entered McGill University, Montreal, and took a full four year course. In addition to the regular course, he spent extra time in the hospitals, where he had superior advantages for practical observation. Dr. HUBERT is a promising young Newfoundlander, and we wish him a large measure of success in the profession he has chosen. - Evening Telegram.
Oct. 26, 1889  House Fires (Part 1)  "Yesterday's Fire." Two Houses Burnt, and Three Families Homeless. A fire broke out yesterday morning at half-past eight o'clock and destroyed two houses, one almost entirely and the other partially. It occurred in a street running east from Tank Lane, and was so sudden in its speed that the occupants of the three tenements barely had little time to save any of their furniture and bedding; in fact the inmates of the house where it originated lost almost everything representing the hard earnings of years. The outbreak occurred in the Western-most house of the two in the ground tenement occupied by Mrs. WHITTEN and her three children. Her husband was away employed in an outport; and having kindled the fire, she left her three young children in bed (the oldest only five years old), but awake, while she went to purchase milk. She was gone, as she states, not longer than fifteen minutes, but when she returned she beheld her apartments in flames. She rushed wildly through the fire and smoke into her sleeping room, but her children were not there. There were few or no men on the scene at the time, the male population of this district being nearly all employed at the fisheries. 
Oct. 26, 1889  House Fires (Part 2)  Emerging from the burning domicile, the distressed mother ran, screeching from one to another of the women assembled there, imploring them to say what had become of her children. One was like Job's comforter and told her she thought that they were burnt in the fire, which was now hissing and crackling within like a furnace. Not for some time did she ascertain that her three children were safe; the eldest had raised an alarm and a neighboring woman rushed in and carried them to a place of safety. In a short time the fire companies were on the spot and prevented the fire from extending beyond the two first houses which it had attacked. The occupant of the second storey tenement is a widow, Mrs. CLANCE, with three young children; and the second house was tenanted by Mrs. MOIST, married, with eight children, whose husband is away. As these poor people were gathered this morning, about the remnants of their little belongings, saved from the blast, they bemoaned their hard fate; left homeless, as they were without a penny of insurance, and knowing not how they were to replace the furnishings of their homes. They deserve the exercise of benevolent hands. -- Telegram, Sept 30.
Oct. 26, 1889  Captain BARTLETT (Part 1)  "The Late Capt. A. BARTLETT, Brigus." Your paper last week contained an announcement of the death of the above. Brigus has lost thereby one if its best men. His removal from our midst is a great loss to the community, and many have lost a kind and trusty friend. His kindly words, gentle manner and sound judgement, were much esteemed by all who knew him. The Methodist Church of this place has lost one of its most loyal, liberal and consistent supporters, and while always ready to show his allegience to the Church of his choice, he was not slow to appreciate the good in other religious bodies. He will be much missed as a member of the Methodist School Board; and took a leading interest in establishing and maintaining the Methodist Academy at Brigus. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Captain BARTLETT (Part 2)  On Saturday last his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people - friends from St. John's, Carbonear, Harbor Grace, Bay Roberts, Cupids, besides immediate neighborhood, coming to show their deep respect for the deceased. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. J. GOODISON, Geo. PAINE and Hy LEWIS. A brief and appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. Hy LEWIS, Text - John 14, 2. Rev J. GOODISON also gave a brief address; having enjoyed a friendship extending over 30 years, he was well fitted to do so. On Monday Capt. BARTLETT left his home apparently in good health; shortly afterwards was brought home, having been seized by an apoplectic fit, lingered for two days in an unconscious state and then peacefully breathed his last. The deceased was 71 years old and leaves a widow and four sons, besides a large circle of relatives and friends, to mourn his loss. -- Evening Mercury, October 8.
Oct. 26, 1889  Married  On the 24 inst., at St. Andrew's Church, Twillingate, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. John BROMLEY to Miss Louisa PARSONS. 
Oct. 26, 1889  Married  On the same day, at St. Peter's Church, by the same, Mr. Joshua MAY to Miss Hannah WHITEHORN.
Oct. 26, 1889  Death  On 23 inst., after a short illness, Mary Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. William TIZZARD, of Back Harbor, greatly regretted by all who knew her. "She Rests In Peace."
Oct. 26, 1889  Advertisement  Wanted: A Servant Girl. For particulars apply at the Sun Office.
Nov. 2, 1889  Politics  "PULLING THE STRINGS". Merchant Influences. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Can you tell your readers why the Polling Station has been removed from the Congregational School to some other place farther down the South Side? We have long been hearing that Mr. LETHBRIDGE means to know how his dealers vote, and we were told he was taking steps to secure his party, but as this was to be an election by Ballot, we thought we were safe from any merchant control. Now, at the last moment, we are told we must go and vote in some place where the agents of Messrs. LETHBRIDGE or OWEN will be present in large numbers. How can a poor man, whose living depends on these merchants, give his vote, in their presence as he would wish? Sir, it means starvation for himself and family this winter, if he will not vote with these merchants. It is an outrage of the secrecy of Ballot, to remove a polling station from the only place where a free and independent vote could be given, to another place where we shall be forced to vote against our convictions. It does not show any wish to consult the convenience of the voters, for what could have been more central than the Congregational School, for persons who had to come from Tickle Point, the Point or Bluff Head Cove?
Nov. 2, 1889  Sale of Works  The Sale of Work for the purpose of defraying the cost of renovating and furnishing the Methodist parsonage, is announced to take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of November.
Nov. 2, 1889  Ship News  The "Fleta" with the two government candidates, Messrs. GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT, arrived from the North side of the district on Tuesday night, and left for the Cape Shore on Thursday.
Nov. 2, 1889  Departure  W. WATERMAN, Esq., of Poole, England, who has been spending a few months with his friends in this Bay, left for St. John's on Monday last in the fine schooner "Portland" en route for England. Mrs. WATERMAN who was visiting with him, went by last "Conscript" and both will leave St. John's in the first Allan boat. We wish them a safe and speedy passage across the Atlantic.
Nov. 2, 1889  Bazaar  The bazaar in connection with St. Andrew's Church was opened on Tuesday last and continued the following days. A fine display of fancy and useful articles was exhibited which met with a ready sale, and the undertaking all through, was a decided success. A full report which was promised has no yet been furnished, but we hope to be able to give it in next paper.
Nov. 2, 1889  Nominations  Wednesday last, the 30th ult., being Nomination Day, the candidates for our district were duly nominated at the Court House. The Hon. A.F. GOODRIDGE, Messrs. Smith, McKAY and M. T. KNIGHT were put in Nomination as Government candidates, and Messrs. Thomas PEYTON, E.R. BURGESS and J.P. THOMPSON for WHITEWAY party. There were no speeches on the occasion and everything passed quietly.
Nov. 2, 1889  Ballot Papers  The action of the Government with respect to the printing of the ballot paper, should be sufficient of itself to open the eyes of our people as to the meanness and contemptability of the Government. The ballot papers could have been printed at the Sun Office, but because our political views are adverse to the Government, they prefer sending a printer from St. John's to do them, at five or perhaps ten times the cost that they could have been printed at the Sun office; but then they are running the Government on "Sound Commercial Principles!"
Nov. 2, 1889  Politics  The "Hiram Perry" arrived here noon on Tuesday, bringing the three WHITEWAY candidates also Mr. F. WALSH of Little Bay. After leaving Little Bay, several places were visited, and a public meeting held. The one at Little Bay Island was well attended and much interest was manifested by the electors present. The conduct of the Government in the public affairs of the colony, was reviewed by the candidates, and at the close of the meeting, the candidates were loudly cheered. Our meeting at Fortune Harbor was an immense success. Mr. Francis WALSH of Little Bay Mines, was present and in an able and eloquent speech, reviewed the history of the Government during the past four years. His explanation of Railway matters whereby the support of the Liberal Party was purchased; his though explanation of working of the Bait Act; his bitter condemnation of the monopoly of mining and timber lands were clearly explained. He was listened to attentively and loudly cheered during his able address. Mr. WALSH is a young man of considerable talent and will no doubt in the near future take a prominent part in the public affairs of his native land. 
Nov. 2, 1889  Ballots  "Secrecy of the Ballot Vote." The voting by ballot is perfectly secret and no one need fear it being discovered as to how he may vote. Those who are attempting to do so are misleading the people, and are liable to the penalty of the law. We were informed by a very intelligent laborer on one of the city wharves yesterday, that many of the uneducated people of the city are still under the impression that it is possible for it to be known for whom a man votes. For the information of every one having doubts on this subject, we say, emphatically, that it cannot be known to any one, how a man places his cross, except in the case of a man not being able to read or write, in which event it is known only to the returning officer who is sworn to secrecy. Should the latter, despite his oath, betray the secret (which is highly improbable) he will, on being convicted of the offence, be subject to twelve months imprisonment. The ballot is the poor man's safeguard, he can vote according to his conscience and no one will be the wiser. -- St. John's Daily Colonist.
Nov. 2, 1889  By Telegraph  (Special to the Sun) Little Bay, Oct 29. - GOODRIDGE and KNIGHT held a public meeting here last night. They were contradicted in many statements and could not give satisfactory answers. WHITEWAY and party were cheered throughout the meeting. 
Nov. 2, 1889  Voting  CAUTION! As everything is being done by the Government agents to mislead the public in voting, in the hope of counteracting their base designs, we print, for the information of the public, the following rules, to guide them on Polling Day. We also append a form of ballot paper, made out for the district of Twillingate. The ballot paper shows that the voter has voted the straight ticket for BURGESS, PEYTON and THOMPSON. Form of Ballot Paper after voter has marked his cross on it, 1. BURGESS, Edward R. Burgess of Little Bay, Contractor, X. 2. GOODRIDGE, A.F. Goodridge of St. John's, Merchant. 3. KNIGHT, M.T. Knight of St. John', Gentleman. 4. McKAY, Smith McKay of St. John's, Gentleman. 5. PEYTON, Thomas Peyton of Twillingate, Surveyor, X. 6. THOMPSON, J.P. Thompson of Twillingate, Editor, X. Rules: 1st - Each Elector when he enters the booth shall give his name. 2nd - He shall then receive a ballot paper in the above form (without the crosses). 3rd - The voter can only give as many votes as there are members required for the district. 4th - After receiving a ballot paper the voter going inside marks a cross in the division on the ballot paper containing the name or names of the candidates for whom he intends to vote, thus: - X. 5th - The voter will then hand the ballot paper folded up, to the returning officer who will drop it into the ballot box. It must be so folded as to show the initials of the returning officer, which is on the back of it. 6th - If the voter spoils a ballot paper he may get another one. 7th - If the voter votes for more than the number of members he is entitled to vote for, his ballot paper is void and his vote of no use. The above are the principal rules. If a man is blind or cannot read, the returning officer marks his ballot paper for him in the presence of an agent of each candidate, all of whom are sworn. If any one divulges for whom a voter voted, he is liable to be sent to the penitentiary. So no one need fear discovery.
Nov. 9, 1889  Politics (Part 1)  Political Meeting At Herring Neck. On Monday evening last a public meeting was held at Salt Harbor, Herring Neck, though under somewhat adverse circumstances. It was generally known there that the Editor of this paper, one of the Whiteway candidates, would be there, at the solicitation of some of the supporters of the party, to address there, for the second time during the campaign on election matters. But on arriving late in the evening, it was found that the school house had been engaged by a few supporters of the Government, with the intention no doubt of preventing our meeting from being held in the building, and the idea of holding a meeting that evening was abandoned. After tea, however, large numbers commenced to crowd toward the school, thinking that the meeting was to be held, and we were summoned to put in an appearance. Great indignation prevailed among the assembled crowd, nearly all of whom were determined supporters of the Whiteway candidates. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Politics (Part 2)  The door was forced open and lights put in for the purpose of holding the meeting, but without the consent of the members of the Board, who were opposed to us in politics, we did not deem it advisable to enter the building, and addressed the large and enthusiastic crowd at some length under the broad canopy of Heaven; and although human nature appeared to conspire against us, Providence smiled upon us, for the moon in all its grandeur luminated the settlement, making it almost impossible to witness a finer night any time through the year. Added to this we were in close proximity to the parish lamps, which have recently been erected there. The audience listened with rapt attention, and the orderly conduct maintained throughout under the excited state of feeling, in consequence of not having the school, was most commendable, and reflects the highest credit upon the good people of Herring Neck.
Nov. 9, 1889  Politics (Part 3)  When it was found that a dodge had been worked to prevent a meeting being held in the interest of the Whiteway party, it was decided by the people that no other should take place there that night, and two or three of the sturdy electors guarded the door until half past twelve, and kept any of the opposite party from entering, as they intended holding a political committee meeting there. This is not the only place where such contemptible meanness was shown to the Whiteway party during their canvass, by what are looked upon as the leading men of the settlements, and is a specimen of the adverse circumstances under which the canvass had to be carried on, and the disposition that existed to grind out every spark of independence in the breasts of the electors. With regard to not having the use of the school at Herring Neck, however it is only right for us to exonerate the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN from any blame in the matter, as he had nothing to do whatever in withholding its use, as can be seen from a note over his own signature in another column. The following evening (Tuesday) another meeting was held in the Methodist school, Greens Cove, which was largely attended, and great interest appeared to be manifested by all present. The meeting was also addressed by Mr. F.W. COAKER and the WHITEWAY candidates were loudly applauded.
Nov. 9, 1889  A Disclaimer  (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Permit me through the medium of the Sun to repudiate any connection in withholding the School House in this settlement from you, for the purpose of your public meeting on Monday last. The whole episode has occasioned me deep pain. I am Yours faithfully, G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Chairman C.E.Bd. Education, Herring Neck, St. Mary's Parsonage, Nov 5. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Letter to The Editor  From A Herring Neck Planter. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- please insert the following in behalf of the people of herring Neck, who I must say are rejoicing over the New Party's success at present. On Monday the 4th inst., a meeting was announced to be held in St. Mary's school at 7.30 p.m. at which Mr. THOMPSON was to address the people. At the time appointed a large crowd gathered, but to their amazement they could not get the school, Messrs LOCKYER & Co. of the Old Party, had worked a disgraceful scheme to try to put down Mr. THOMPSON. He had obtained the key of the school by force, and had claimed the possession of the school, without the consent of the Chariman, Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, to whom much credit is due, insomuch as that he declared before a large mass of people that they (Messrs. LOCKYER & Co.) had ignored him the right of the position of Chairman, and taken the key of the school without his consent, also declared himself neutral in Politics, and showed the people that he was no tool of the slave-driving merchants, at the close of which he was cheered to the utmost, and the people felt that they owed to him a place in their hearts that could never be taken again, and as long as life lasts he will have the best sympathies of the people of Herring Neck. And, Mr. Editor, we as the people of Herring Neck, will no more be ruled by the staving power of merchants. This event of Messrs. LOCKYER & Co., will forever be a blank in the Merchant's Books. The people are determined that they will in future, have the control of the school which they built and paid for, also that never again will they allow such a tyrant as LOCKYER to rule their private affairs. Trusting I have not taken too much of your valuable space, I am, on behalf of the people, Yours etc., A.H.N. Planter
Nov. 9, 1889  Ship Arrival  The steamer "Walrus" arrived here noon to-day with the ballot boxes, &c., and counting commenced this afternoon.
Nov. 9, 1889  Ship Departure  The steamer "Conscript" left St. John's about noon yesterday for the Northern ports of call, and may be looked for here to-morrow. Her trip will probably extend to Griquet this time. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Fish  Several cargoes of fish have left here the past few weeks for foreign markets. The "G.C. Gradwell," Capt. BURHITT, sailed for Lisbon yesterday with 3,200 qtls. Labrador fish from the firm of Messrs. W. Waterman & Co.
Nov. 9, 1889  Christmas  A Christmas Tree will be held at herring Neck to obtain help in completing and furnishing the Parsonage. Contributions in money or goods will be thankfully received by Mrs. E. BLANDFORD, Mrs. T. BLANDFORD, Mrs. W. MURCELL, Mrs. HINES and Mrs. REX.
Nov. 9, 1889  Diphtheria  Within the past few weeks there have been several cases of Diphtheria in this community, but we are happy to say that the disease has not increased to any great extent, and has been confined to a few families only. We are not aware that any fresh cases have broken out lately.
Nov. 9, 1889  Visitors  During the past week or two, a good many of our old friends from various parts of the bay have been here transacting their Fall's business. Among the number we were pleased to see Mr. W. ROUSELL of Leading Tickles and Mr. James PARSONS of Lushes Bight, the latter we regret to know being in a delicate state of health.
Nov. 9, 1889  Politics  A Lying Telegram. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. KNIGHT received a telegram from a Mr. MARCH who is in Little Bay, saying that Mr. BURGESS, the local Whiteway candidate of that mining settlement, had been soliciting support for himself and the Government candidates, which is one of the greatest falsehoods ever invented. No doubt it was intended to get here early in the day, but providentially it was not received until the afternoon, a little while before the polls closed. the intention was to damage Mr. BURGESS and the party here, which would have been the case had it come along in the early part of the day, and particularly would it have affected our Little bay Colleague. This was a most malicious and dastardly attempt to ruin a political opponent and no language can be employed that would too strongly condemn such political rascality. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Election Returns  "By Telegraph". Election Returns. Grand Victories For The Whiteway Party. (Special to the Sun) St. John's, Nov. 9. The Government has been badly beaten. WHITEWAY will have a big majority. The following are the returns known as yet. St. John's six - For the East - Dr. DEARIN and Messrs. MURPHY and HALLERN. For the West - Messrs. DAY and GEARIN. Harbor Main - Messrs MORRIS and WOODFORD. Brigus - Mr. CLIFT. Harbor Grace - Messrs WHITELY and Eli DAWE. Carbonear - Mr. DUFF. Bay de Verds - Messrs WOODS and WHITE. Burin - Mr. TAIT and Mr. ROTHWELL. All the above sixteen are Whiteway supporters. So far only four Government men are known to be elected, Messrs. GREEN and SHEA for Ferryland, Mr. MUNN for Harbor Grace and Mr. ROLLS for Fogo.
Nov. 9, 1889  Married  On October 27th at Change Islands, by the Rev. W. REX, Elias BLAKE to Jane GILLINGHAM. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Married  On November 5th at Herring Neck by the same, William WITT to Rosannah FARTHING. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Married  On November 6th at Herring Neck by the same William WHITE to Elizabeth JUDGE.
Nov. 9, 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Cleared: Nov 5 - "Arthur," HARGRAVE, Fogo, 2200 qunitals codfish O & E. Nov 7 - "G.C. Gradwell," BURNITT, Lisbon, 3100 qtls Labrador fish - W. Waterman & C0.
Nov. 9, 1889  Notice  In're the Estate of John CANTWELL, Esq., late of Tizzard's Harbour, in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Trader and Planter, deceased. We, the undersigned executors of the above estate, hereby give Public Notice, that one month from the date hereof, we shall proceed to distribute the effects and proceeds of said estate, in accordance with the provisions of the Will of the above named estator, John CANTWELL, Esquire, and we herewith notify all who may be legally indebted to said estate, to pay to us, or any one of us, such debts as may be due, on or before the fifth day of December, Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and eighty nine, and all parties to whom the Estate may be legal indebted must produce their claims in writing to us, on or before the same date for liquidation. And we hereby give further notice, that in performing our duty as such executors, we shall have regard only to those claims that may be presented for payment to us, on or before the date above named. Given under our hands at Twillingate this 5th day of November, A.D. 1889. 
Nov. 9, 1889  Advertisement  Walter CLOUSTON, Manufacturer of Superior Single and Double OIL CLOTHING. Factory Barnes Road. St. John's, Newfoundland. All Goods Made From Gopod Plain Calico, and Finished with Three Coats of Oil. Orders will receive special attention. Write for price, terms and discount.
Nov. 16, 1889  Advertisement  A.L. MARCH, Surgeon & Dentist Is on a visit to Twillingate, where he will remain a few days, and parties requiring his professional services had better call at once. His long experience as a Dentist entitles him to a liberal share of patronage. Terms reasonable. Private visits promptly attended to. Office and Residence at Mr. Titus MANUEL's. November 16.
Nov. 16, 1889  Politics  Magnificent Victory for Sir William's Party. Reports have been received from all the electoral districts, and our of a total of thirty-six, we find that twenty-nine members have been elected as supporters of Sir William WHITEWAY. This, even exceeds the expectations of the most sanguine of his supporters, as not more than twenty-four or twenty-five were reckoned on from the first. Seldom if ever, have any Government met with such a wonderful defeat, for every departmental officer and every member of the executive, from the Premier down, have been deposed from office, by the popular voice of the people. In spite of the influences that were employed -- Government, Mercantile, Clerical and all other kinds -- Newfoundlanders have nobly responded to the call, and displayed pluck and independence by hurling from power, an administration which obtained the ascendancy, without the voice of the people, and under circumstances which would not bear the test of public opinion. The following are the members returned for the respective districts: Government: Ferryland -- Messrs. GREENE and SHEA. Harbour Grace -- Mr. MUNN. Bonavista -- Messrs. MORRISSON and MORINE. Fogo -- Mr. ROLLS. St.George's Bay -- Mr. CARTY. WHITEWAY: St. John's East -- Dr. DEARIN, Messrs MURPHY and HALLEREN. St. John's West -- Messrs MORRIS, DAY and GEARIN. Harbor Main -- Messrs MORRIS and WOODFORD. Brigus -- Mr. CLIFT. Harbor Grace -- Messrs WHITELEY and Eli DAW. Carbonear -- Mr. DUFF. Bay-de-Verd -- Messrs. WOODS and WHITE. Trinity -- Sir William WHITEWAY, Messrs BOND and WEBBER. Bonavista -- Capt. BLANDFORD. Twillingate -- Messrs PEYTON, BURGESS and THOMPSON. St. Barbe -- Mr. FEARN. Burgeo -- Mr. MURRAY. Fortune Bay -- Mr. STUDDY. Placentia and St. Mary's -- Messrs EMERSON, McGRATH and O'DWYER.
Nov. 16, 1889  Weather  For the past few days the weather has assembled a wintry aspect, but the little snow that has fallen may not continue very long. So far there has been but little frost
Nov. 16, 1889  Religious  The Rev. Mr. KELLY went to Exploits by the "Conscript" to attend the annual missionary meeting which was held there on Monday evening, and returned by same steamer on Thursday.
Nov. 16, 1889  Item of Interest  Somebody figured out that 3,000,000 people walk about London's streets daily, and that in so doing they wear away a ton of leather particles from their boots and shoes.
Nov. 16, 1889  Religious  The Rev. Mr. BRYANT who has been appointed to this parish as a Curate to the Rural Dean, (Rev. R. TEMPLE) arrived by last "Conscript," and we are pleased to welcome him to our town. 
Nov. 16, 1889  Item of Interest  It is estimated by Mr. WEBB, of Crewe, says the Scientific American, that the quantity of steel removed from the rails throughout the London and Northwestern system by wear and oxidation is about 1,500 ob., an hour, or 18 tons a day.
Nov. 16, 1889  Ship Departure  The steamer "Walrus", which was employed by the Government to convey the documents, deputies, &c., to the various polling booths in this district, and collect the same, left for St. John's on Sunday morning last, Mr. GOODRIDGE taking passage by her, also Mr. EARLE and daughter, of Fogo.
Nov. 16, 1889  Politics  In the district of Trinity Sir William WHITEWAY and party gained by an overwhelming majority. The poll stood as follows: -- WHITEWAY 2094, BOND 1908, WEBBER 1760, GRIEVE 789, WATSON 746, THORBURN 698. We congratulate our young brother journalist on his great victory for first time entering the political arena.
Nov. 16, 1889  Advertisement  FOR SALE. Lobster Cans, Boilers, &c. Flat Lobster Cans, Tall Lobster Cans, Inside and outside soldering. Lobster Boilers, Cooling Trays, &c. Orders solicited for spring delivery at lowest prices for Cash, Codfish, Oil, or Lobsters. McDougal & Templeton. St. John's, November 6th, 1889.
Nov. 16, 1889  Advertisement  Herring Fishery The undersigned are prepared to make for Winter Fishing -- An Extra Strong Cotton Herring Net, and with orders a short time in advance, will knit them fresh from the twine, properly mounted and thoroughly barked and satisfactory rates. Our Mr. STOWE, late President American Net and Twine Co., will give these Nets his personal attention. Gloucester Net & Twine Company, Boston Office, 94 Commercial Street. Nov. 9.
Nov. 23, 1889  Sick Fishermen (Part 1)  Sick Fishermen Badly Treated on Labrador. Instances have been brought to our notice within the past few weeks, which show that sick fishermen are very badly treated on the Labrador, by those in charge of the steamers, that are employed by Government to convey mails and passengers up and down the coast. During the past season, one of our fishermen was overtaken by sickness while on the coast, and feeling so poorly, he decided on coming home. When a passage was applied for, the sick man was refused because he did not have the full fare, and consequently he was denied the privilege of embarking on board the steamer and returning home, and had to remain on the Labrador in his enfeebled condition, and run the risk of his life, which was greatly imperiled by the inhumane act of the commander in charge of the ship. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Sick Fishermen (Part 2)  We hardly know who is at fault in a matter of this kind; whether it is optional with the Captain to deal with such cases, or whether orders are given to this effect by the Government, but it is certainly a most arbitrary rule, and one which subjects a poor sick fisherman to severe hardship. When we consider that these steamers are largely subsidized out of the public funds of the colony, it appears decidedly wrong that a poor fisherman, when overtaken by sickness, should be refused to be brought home in one of these steamers. By not being able to leave the coast it might be the means of losing his life, and the craft with which he would be connected missing a voyage of fish. There are very few fishermen who take money with them to Labrador, in fact thousands seldom see a shilling in the early part of the summer especially, let alone being in a position to take money enough with them to cope with such a contingency as we have alluded to. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Sick Fishermen (Part 3)  It is the fishermen of the country who principally pay the taxes, and the least that could be done for any who may unfortunately be overtaken by sickness on the Labrador or elsewhere while prosecuting the fishery, is that a passage should be secured for them to their homes in the coastal steamers. It is hoped that this matter will be investigated so that in the future our poor suffering fishermen will have no need to complain further of the bad treatment that they have received when applying for passages homewards. At the same time we would call the attention of the authorities to the way in which our fishermen were served the past summer with respect to their letters. Some of them who were fishing in harbors long distances from where the mail steamers used to call, took the trouble to row in their boats some miles from their craft in order to meet the steamer to put their letters on board, and although they were near the ship the captain did not pay the slightest attention to them, and passed along without waiting a moment to take the letters from the fishermen, and consequently they were denied the privilege of sending them home. It made no difference how important such letters were, they could not be forwarded which might mean a serious loss to the parties concerned. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Death of Mrs. BERTEAU  We regret to have to record to-day the death of Mrs. BERTEAU, wife of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, which sad event took place yesterday afternoon. For several months the deceased had been subject to a severe attack of illness which not only prostrated her bodily but likewise affected her mind; and for the greater part of her illness she was apparently insensible to even her nearest relations. During the summer Mrs. BERTEAU was removed to St. John's with the hope that the change and additional medical attendance would prove favorable to her recovery, but such however was not the result, instead of which she seemed to be getting worse, and she was brought back. Since then the deceased has been gradually sinking, until yesterday afternoon, when the death visitor appeared and she passed calmly and peacefully into rest. Mrs. BERTEAU was a very kind and charitably disposed lady, and in her the poor ever found a real friend, and many will miss a true heart that always beat towards the poor and who was ever ready to administer to their wants. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy.
Nov. 23, 1889  Letter  A Letter From Mr. CARELY. Herring Neck, Nov 18th. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- Having been informed that my name has been used around this settlement in connection with the scurrilous attack made upon Mr. LOCKLYER, in a letter lately published in your paper over the signature of "A.H.N, Planter", permit me to say that I had nothing whatever to do with the letter in question, or knew anything about it until shown me in print. I may say that I express the general opinion of the planters of this settlement (both Now and Old Party) in saying that they very much regret any person should have written such deliberate untruths from this settlement over the signature of "A.H.N. Planter," and I can assure you, Mr. Editor, that the imputation cast upon Mr. LOCKLYER of scheming to put you down, and taking the key of the schoolroom by force, is and uncalled for and untruthful statement. Yours Truly, Joseph CARELY.
Nov. 23, 1889  Ship Arrival  The steamer "Conscript" arrived at Greenspond at 9.30 this morning.
Nov. 23, 1889  Subscriptions  We are thankful to subscribers who have already sent in their subscriptions and would feel obliged if others would do so at an early date, particularly those living at a distance. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Ship Arrival/Departure  The little steamer "Matilda" belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., came here from Fogo on Thursday and returned the following day. The "Portland" arrived from St. John's on Thursday afternoon with a general cargo of merchandise for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co.
Nov. 23, 1889  Mail  The English mail was late in arriving at St. John's this time and the "Conscript" did not leave for Northern ports until midnight Thursday. She may be expected here to-night.
Nov. 23, 1889  Meeting  Companions of the R.S.C. Edward 7th, Chap. No. 3, will meet in the Hall on Saturday, 14th December, for the election of officers. Also, there will be some important business to transact which calls for the attention of all Companions. -- Advt. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Visiting Clergy  On Sunday last, the Rev. W. HARRIS of St. Anthony who is spending a few days here, preached in the South and North side Methodist churches, morning and evening, alternately, delivering earnest discourses on both occasions to the congregations to whom he formerly expounded the Word. He leaves by this "Conscript" for his mission.
Nov. 23, 1889  Firewood  With the exception of a few days, this has been a delightful Fall for getting about on the water, and it has been taken advantage of the past few weeks by a large number of craft that have been frequenting the bays for firewood. A good many are still engaged in this business, and some will be going until Christmas unless the weather should set in very severe in the meantime.
Nov. 23, 1889  Sale of Work  The sale of work in aid of the Methodist parsonage, as announced the previous issues, was opened in the South Side school house on Tuesday afternoon, and continued the two following evenings. The room was nicely decorated for the occasion and the display of goods very attractive, and met with ready sales. Between two and three hundred dollars were realized. 
Nov. 23, 1889  Visiting Clergy  The Rev. Mr. SNOW of Exploits and Leading Tickles mission, spent a few days in town the early part of the week and preached in St. Peter's Church on Sunday morning last, giving a fine discourse. Mr. SNOW has only been a few weeks in the mission, and the esteem in which he is held by the flock under his charge, many of whom we have had personal intercourse with, augers well for a successful ministry while laboring in that parish. 
Nov. 23, 1889  New Schooner  "A Splendid New Craft." Another excellent schooner which was recently launched at Rabbit's Arm for the firm of Messrs. Waterman & Co., arrived in port the early part of the week. She was built by Mr. Francis WARR, whose reputation as a master-builder is so favorably known and who has turned out so many fine craft in the past. The "Canford" adds one more to the many superiorily built vessels that he has put out of hands, and is one of the largest that has been built at Rabbit's Arm for sometime. She has not yet been measured, but is supposed to go about ninety-six tons. A more strongly or faithfully built craft could scarcely float on the water, while her model is such as to command the admiration of all who are competent to form opinions respecting the same. An immense quantity of iron has been utilized in her construction which is an evidence that she has been firmly and strongly built, and without due regard to economy, the true object being to have her thoroughly well fastened so as to make her suitable for contending with the mighty elements with which she will be brought into contact during her existence. The Canford is adapted for the Bank fishery or the general trade of the Colony. She will do credit to her builder wherever she goes and it is hoped that a long and prosperous existence awaits this fine craft
Nov. 23, 1889  Died  Yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness, Mary, beloved wife of F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, aged 60 years. (Other papers please copy.)
Nov. 23, 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Nov. 18 -- "Forward," DAVIES, Lisbon, 3700 quintals fish. -- W. Waterman & Co.
Nov. 30, 1889  Politics  The Late Political Meeting at Herring Neck. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, -- In his description of the late political Meeting, your correspondent, who adopts the "nom de plume" A.H.N. Planter, says, "Messrs. LOCKYER & Co. of the Old Party had worked a disgraceful scheme to try to put down Mr. THOMPSON. He had obtained the key of the school by force, and had claimed the possession without the consent of the Chairman, Revd. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN." This is a misrepresentation of a fact, and a calumny upon Mr. LOCKYER, which, in justice to that gentleman, I cannot permit to go uncontradicted, and I must ask you to kindly publish in the next issue of the Sun, my disavowal which I now make of this charge against Mr. LOCKYER. The key of the School House was never at any time in Mr. LOCKYER's possession, and he assures me that he suggested his willingness to place the building at your disposal, but was overruled by other members of the party, who claimed a prior right and privilege of permission. None regrets more deeply than I do that any bitterness or ill feeling should arise out of this miserable political squabble, and I sincerely trust, that instead of mutual recriminations, there may arise explanations and understandings so that we may all seek peace and pursue it, I am, yours faithfully, G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Chairman C.E. Bd. Education. Change Islands, Nov., 21st 1889.
Nov. 30, 1889  Meeting  A meeting of the Patriotic Club will be held this evening at the usual place and time when a full attendance of members is desired.
Nov. 30, 1889  Ship Visit  The coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived on Sunday afternoon last and after the usual detention left for other ports North, going as far as Griquet.
Nov. 30, 1889  Beef  The Evening Telegram of the 20th inst. says that beef at the Market House and at Messrs. Clift's auction sold this morning for 4 to 5 cents per lb. for fore quarters and six to seven and a half cents for hind quarters.
Nov. 30, 1889  Little Bay Mine  The depth of Little Bay Mine reaches down now to fourteen hundred (1400) feet, as we learn from Mr. Patrick LYNCH, a practical miner employed there, but now on a visit here. That is to say, the Mine is twice as deep as the Southside hill is high. The lode of copper leads steadily downward and does not develop any ..... to any extent parallel with the surface. The mining under ground is all done by contract, the surface labor of trimming and conveying the ore to the furnaces being done by day's pay. The latter is compensated at the rate of four shillings and six pence per ton hours' work. The miners term of labor is eight hours; any longer time than this would press too severely upon men working at so great a depth; so that there are three relays or shifts of miners during the twenty-four hours. Mr. LYNCH speaks highly of the management of the mine and the contented, and, on the whole, enjoyable tenor of life there. -- Evening Telegram. Nov. 20.
Nov. 30, 1889  The Mail  Mails For Labrador. Winter Season -- 1889, 1890. Three Mails, with Letters only, will be dispatched from this Office via Quebec, on the 3rd December, 1st January and 1st February. For Blanc Sablon, and all places in the Straits of Belle Isle to Battle Harbor; also to Cartwright and Rigolet. Letters posted after first February cannot be forwarded, the last Mail leaving Quebec on 17th of that Month. Mails for Newfoundland will leave Blanc Sablon, 28th December, 15th February and 15th March. All letters must be fully prepaid -- 5 cts. a rate. J.O. Fraser, P.M.G. General Post Office. St. John's', Nov. 16.
Nov. 30, 1889  Married  On November 28, at St. Peter's Church, by Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. George Henry CHIPPET to Miss Isabella STUCKLESS. 
Nov. 30, 1889  Married  On the 20th inst., at St. James' Church, Change Islands by the Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, Walter PORTER to Susan Mari CHAFFEY. 
Nov. 30, 1889  Married  On the same day at the same Church, by the same, Simon SNOW to Elija GILLINGHAM. 
Nov. 30, 1889  Married  On Nov 14th, by the Rev. A.C. SKINNER, Israel WHEATON, of Bassitts Harbor, to Caroline ABBOTT of Doting Cove. 
Dec. 7, 1889  Sunday Traffic (Part 1)  Sunday Traffic By The Coastal Steamer. On more than one occasion we have written in denunciation of the Sunday traffic that has been carried on in this and the other ports of this Bay in consequence of the coastal steamer arriving on that sacred day and discharging freight. But the frequency of her visits on that day the past season, calls for still further comment with the hope that ere long this very objectionable practice will be discontinued. To some persons it may seem a matter of indifference whether the Sunday is so regarded or not, but to the vast majority of our people it is of considerable moment, and even many who are unscrupulous on religious concerns, denounce such regardlessness of the day as unworthy of the favor of any company or government that would tolerate it. The utter desecration of that Sacred Day is not likely to prove a profitable speculation, to any one who may feel disposed to negate in it, but on the contrary we have it on the highest authority that it is calculated ultimately to lead to ruin, and when the example of profaning its sanctity is set by the chief rulers of a land, it cannot be expected that prosperity will abound.
Dec. 7, 1889  Sunday Traffic (Part 2)  For a coastal steamer, subsidized by the people's money, to come into these ports on Sunday, just as the different religious bodies are at worship or about to engage therein, and commence discharging freight, is an outrage on the community and should not be tolerated. There could be no objection to the steamer coming into port, provided she were to "lay up" and not discharge freight, which causes such an uproar and confusion while it is going on; and for the principal ports in our Bay she generally has a good deal of freight, all through the season. There has been a great deal of dissatisfaction in this matter in the harbors where the "Conscript" has been calling on Sundays in all of which, the almost unanimous feeling is, that the grievance should no longer be countenanced. If it happened once in a while, or late in the season, when there was danger of being detained by ice, there might be some little palliation, but to have the steamer coming regularly as has been the case, with very few exceptions all this year, is really too bad, and it is to be hoped that in the future some change will be made to remedy this unpleasant condition of affairs in connection with our coastal steamship arrangements. 
Dec. 7, 1889  Election Results (Part 1)  Votes received by the various Candidates. The following are the names of the candidates for all the electoral districts, with the exception of St. George's Bay, which was not contested. Mr. CARTY being returned as a Thorburnite, without opposition. The first named having the largest number of votes, are the successful ones: -- St. John's West: MORRIS, Whitewayite, 1556. DAY, Whitewayite, 1326. GEARING, Whitewayite, 1054. SCOTT, Thorburnite, 957. CALLAHAN, Thorburnite, 741. SHEA, Independent, 137. BRIEN, Independent, 117. St. John's East: MURPHY, Whitewayite, 1747. DEARIN, Whitewayite, 1716. HALLERIN, Whitewayite, 1469. O'MARA, Thorburnite, 854. FURLONG, Thorburnite, 819. St. JOHN, Thorburnite, 609. PARSONS, Independent, 233. Harbor Main: MORRIS, Whitewayite, 1448. WOODFORD, Whitewayite, 1360. FENELON, Thorburnite, 180. Port de Grave: CLIFT, Whitewayite, 638. HORWOOD, Thorburnite, 564. Harbor Grace: WHITLEY, Whitewayite, 1367. Eli DAWE, Whitewayite, 1342. M…AN, Thorburnite, 1259. Charles DAWE, Thorburnite, 685. WINTER, Thorburnite, 604. Carbonear, DUFF, Whitewayite, 436. PENNY, Thorburnite, 284. MOORE, Independent, 67. Bay-de-Verde: WHITE, Whitewayite, 820. WOODS, Whitewayite, 773. MARCH, Thorburnite, 476. CROCKER, Thorburnite, 399. 
Dec. 7, 1889  Election Results (Part 2)  Ferryland: SHEA, Thorburnite, 727. GREEN, Thorburnite, 491. FURLONG, Whitewayite, 425. CONDON, Independent, 363. Burin: ROTHWELL, Whitewayite, 684. TAIT, Whitewayite, 678. LeMESSIEUR, Thorburnite, ?. McNE…Y, Thorburnite, 552. Bonavista: MORISON, Thorburnite, 1429. BLANDFORD, 1382. MOR.E, Thorburnite, 1333. JOHNSON, Whitewayite, 1283. VINCENT, Thorburnite, 1228. DAVIS, Whitewayite, 1144. Placentia: EMERSON, Whitewayite, 1077. O'DWYER, Whitewayite, 1018. McGRATH, Whitewayite, 994. DONNELY, Thorburnite, 897. SITEMAN, Thorburnite, 555. TOBIN, Thorburnite, 515. Fortune Bay: STUDDY, Whitewayite, 693. FRASER, Thorburnite, 261. Trinity: Sir William WHITEWAY, Whitewayite, 2094. BOND, Whitewayite, 1908. WEBBER, Whitewayite, 1760. GRIEVE, Thorburnite, 789. WATSON, Thorburnite, 732. GOODRIDGE, Thorburnite, 720. Notre Dame Bay: BURGESS, Whitewayite, 1174. THOMPSON, Whitewayite, 1140. PEYTON, Whitewayite, 1088. McKAY, Thorburnite, 732. GOODRIDGE, Thorburnite, 720. St. Barbe: FEARN, Whitewayite, 616. BRADSHAW, Thorburnite, 122. Burgeo And LaPoile: MURRY, Whitewayite, 658. MOTT, Thorburnite, 164.
Dec. 7, 1889  Ship Departure  The steamer "Conscript", left St. John's yesterday afternoon and may be expected here to-morrow evening or Monday morning.
Dec. 7, 1889  Little Bay  We understand that smelting is going on at full speed at Little Bay. Also, that the Methodist School near the Loading wharf used also for Divine Service, is being enlarged.
Dec. 7, 1889  Marriage  The editor of the Kaobnoster (Mo.) "Gem" was married last Tuesday, and in the most laconic fashion, that paper thus offers congratulations: "The Gem congratulates its editor and sympathizes with his bride." -- Kansas City Star.
Dec. 7, 1889  Ship Arrival  The coastal steamer "Conscript," Capt. WALSH, arrived here about eight o'clock on Saturday evening last en route for St. John's. Her trip extended to Griquet, and for this season of the year, the weather experienced so far North was not very severe. The Conscript was gone nearly a week from here, but her detention was caused by having to take freight at Little Bay and other ports of call. She had nearly a full cargo, consisting of 1,000 cases of copper, 800 barrels of herring, and 200 other packages. In addition to this there was a large number of passengers. The night was very thick and the Conscript did not leave until towards morning. Appended is the list of passengers for St. John's on leaving here: Tilt Cove - Messrs. A. ADAMS, J. BUCKINGHAM, John ANEAR, Thomas WELLS, C. WILLIAMS, James LOB, John WELLS and wife; Nipper's Harbor - Miss BUTT. Little Bay - Messrs. B. BOYLES, P. BURKE, O.B. REDDIN, James WALSH. Little Bay Island - Mr. STEWART, and Mr. Henry KNIGHT. Exploits - Capt. James WINSOR, J.H. NEILSON, BUTTERFIELD and NEILLSON (fish hatcher). Mortons Harbor - Miss Anna OSMOND. Twillingate - Mrs. DUDER, Messrs. R. NEWMAN, Thomas PEYTON, J.P. THOMPSON, S. DUDER, Score and Thomas RYAN, 30 in steerage. From Little Bay to Fogo - Miss DWYER and Miss LEWIS. Tilt Cove to Trinity - Mrs. and Miss DOHERTY. For Twillingate - Miss BLACKMORE and Messrs. BERTEAU (2). 
Dec. 7, 1889  "By Telegraph"  (Special to the Sun) St. John's, Dec 6th. The English mail arrived this morning. "Conscript" leaves this afternoon. The "Portland" arrived on Monday and sails the first fair wind; also "Jewel," "Mullard," "Lady Glover," and other craft belonging to the Bay. Dr. HATHERN of Halifax lectured in the Methodist College Hall Wednesday evening before a large audience, subject, "Havelock and relief of Lucknow." Crowds of men from distant places have been looking to Sir William WHITEWAY for labor but it is impossible to comply with their request as the old Government holds reins, and it is said will do so until the end of the year. 
Dec. 7, 1889  Deaths  On November 27 at Durrel's Arm, Julia, beloved daughter if Isaac and Melina Knighton BOURDEN aged 5 years. 
Dec. 7, 1889  Deaths  On November 30, Lesley Baird, beloved son of Thomas and Agnes YOUNG, aged 15 months. "Tender Shepherd thou hast stilled, Now Thy little lamb's grief weeping, Oh, how peaceful, pale, and mild, In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping, And no sigh of anguish sore, Heaves that little bosom more."
Dec. 14, 1889  NOTICE  Public Health Act, 1889. Sec 13. -- It shall be the duty of any householder, so soon as he shall become aware that any occupant of his house is suffering from any infections or contagious disease that may be detrimental to the public health, to give notice of such disease to the Chairman of the Board of Health or a Justice of the Peace, as the case may be, under a penalty not exceeding Fifty Dollars. Sec. 14 -- Any person suffering from any contagious or infectious disorder who willfully exposes himself, without proper precaution against spreading the said disorder, in any street, public place, or public conveyance, and any person in charge of one so suffering who so exposes the sufferer, and any owner or driver of a public conveyance who does not immediately provide for the disinfection of his conveyance after it has, with the knowledge of such owners, or drivers, conveyed any such sufferer, and any person who, without previous disinfection, gives, lends, sells, conveys, transmits, or exposes any bedding, clothing, rags, or other things which have been exposed to infection from such disorders shall, on conviction, before a Justice of the Peace, be fined in a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, or in default thereof, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding Three Months. Providing that no proceedings shall be taken against persons transmitting, with proper precautions, such articles for the purpose of having them disinfected by order of the Board or a Medical Man. F. BBERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate. Twillingate, Dec 12.
Dec. 14, 1889  Monetary  The Union Bank Of Newfoundland. Notice is hereby given that a dividend of Six per cent on paid up capital stock of this institution has been declared for the half year, ending November 30th, 1889, payable at it's Banking House in this city, on and after Monday, 9th inst. Transfer Books close from the 3rd to the 8th, both days included. By order of the Board. James GOLDIE, Manager. Dec. 14.
Dec. 14, 1889  Fogo Marriage  The stir and struggle of politics is over and we have our old member in still. He is looking well and happy after his political campaign. And now, Fogo seems almost dead, nothing scarcely moving, save poor folk carrying home a few burnt sticks to try and warm their thinly clad limbs. However, there was a little stir Monday, November 5th for early in the morning, guns heavy guns, disturbed the sleeping village. The object of the salute was for a time unknown, at length it was discovered that Mr. J. HODGE, in the quiet of the lonely sanctuary, for the congregation had departed, had passed from the state of solitude into matrimonial bliss. Miss MEEK, the bride, having arrived by the "Conscript" on the Sunday morning. The continuous firing expressed the good wishes of the inhabitants to the happy pair. Long may they live.
Dec. 14, 1889  Fogo News  Dec. 4th a capital concert was held in the Fishermen's hall towards the debt on the Methodist parsonage. Though the night was exceedingly cold the large hall was full, and $25.85 were realized, out of which the hall expenses, $5, had to be deducted. It was hoped the society would have charged less for the building, it being for a charitable object. Mr. STONE, one of the performers at the concert and secretary of the society, considering it was too high a charge, gave a subscription to help pay for the building. It is thought the hall would be much oftener hired if the charge were reduced. It was a capital concert and the audience was delighted for the three hours. Among the performers were Dr. MALCOM, Mr. STONE, Messrs. J. SCOTT and F. SCOTT, Mr. STEPHENSON and Rev. A. SKINNER and Mr. J. HODGE. Mrs. ABRAHAM, Miss ROSS, Miss KIROY and Miss SCOTT. On Dec. 23rd. a Xmas Tree will be held in the Methodist school house. But for these and a few other diversions we should be asleep nearly all the time. It is feared there will be much poverty here this winter. The cases of diphtheria at Seldom-Come-by are fast dying out. Mr. T.C. DUDER has gone to St. John's for the winter and Mr. EARLE is at present in England. Mr. FITZGERALD is now quite well.
Dec. 14, 1889  Seals  A few seals have been captured in nets within the past week or ten days.
Dec. 14, 1889  Ship News  Several craft returned from St. John's the early part of the week. The "Mary Parker" sailed for there this morning.
Dec. 14, 1889  Meeting  A meeting of the Patriotic Club will take place in the Hall next Friday evening at eight o'clock when all the members are requested to attend.
Dec. 14, 1889  Meetings  Interesting Church of England Missionary Meetings have been held this week. On Tuesday evening one was held in St. Peter's Church and the following evening in St. Andrew's, report of which will be found in another part of this paper.
Dec. 14, 1889  Meeting  We are requested to announce that a meeting of the Dorcas Society will be held at the Court House on Wednesday evening next at 3 o'clock. This is the first meeting for the season and it is desired, that if possible, all the members will be present.
Dec. 14, 1889  Meeting  Companions of the R.S.C. Edward 7th, Chap. No. 3, will meet in the Hall this (Saturday) evening at 7.30 sharp, for the election of officers. Also, there will be some important business to transact which calls for the attention of all Companions. -- Advt.
Dec. 14, 1889  Drunkenness  It is said that the scene on the coastal wharf on Sunday night, while the Conscript was in port, was somewhat disgraceful. Some parties were under the influence of strong drink, but whether it was procured on board or ashore we cannot say. However, the authorities should be vigilant on such occasions. 
Dec. 14, 1889  Burglary at the Army  On Sunday night week, between nine and ten o'clock, the house occupied by the Captain and Cadet of the Salvation Army, on Tickle Point, was burgularously entered by the back door, a cash box broken open, and some twenty-one or twenty-two dollars stolen therefrom. No clue to the miscreants has yet been discovered.
Dec. 14, 1889  Death  News was received here the early part of the week, of the death of Smith McKAY, Esq., who has been ill for some time past. For fourteen or fifteen years he represented this district and for the past two terms he occupied the position of Chairman of the Board of Works, giving general satisfaction. The intelligence of his death will be received with regret by his numerous friends far or near. 
Dec. 14, 1889  The Law  We have received a communication from a "Sufferer" about the negligence of the authorities in not bringing to justice guilty parties who have been violating the law, but we consider it rather personal and pointed, for a place in our columns. The writer says the "past twelve months there have been no less than six shops, offices or dwelling houses burgularized and no trace has yet been found of the perpetrators." This certainly is an unfortunate and unsatisfactory state of things, yet we do not know whether any blame can be attached to our police officers for not ferreting out the guilty parties. In reference to the last burgulary that has been perpetrated, however, it is only right to say that Constable BURT was suffering from an attack of illness at the time and has scarcely been able to perform duty since. 
Dec. 14, 1889  Ship Arrival  The coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived Sunday night. She goes as far as Griquet and is expected here to-day. Appended is the list of passengers: -- Bay de Verts - Mrs. MURRAY, nine steerage. Trinity - Constable WALSH and wife, Messrs. PIPPY, HISCOCK, CROSS, McGRATH, DOOLING, BROWN. Catalina - Mr. E. SNELGROVE, King's Cove -- Miss H. CURTIS. Greenspond -- Capt. WINSOR, Miss WINSOR, Messrs HADDEN and MURRAY. Fogo -- Messrs. SCOTT and H. LIND. Twillingate -- Mrs. MOORES, Messrs. PEYTON, THOMPSON and Wm. BAIRD, jr. Exploits -- Messrs Thomas WINSOR and GUTHIER. Pilley's Island -- Messrs John ROBERTS and E. ROBERTS. Little Bay Island -- Messrs Joseph STRONG and James STRONG. Little Bay -- Messrs BURGESS, BENSON, O'REDDEN, BURKE, BOYLE, J. WALSH., R.D. WALSH, Mr. BUZZAN, Mr. and Mrs. CALHOON, Rev. Mr. GEDDES. Nippers Harbor -- Mr. Eli STARKS and wife. Tilt Cove -- Rev. Father S....AN, Messrs GILL, H. HAYWARD, A. ADAMS. St. Anthony -- Mr. J. PENNY, Mr. MOORES. Catalina to Twillingate -- Messrs. WHITE and J. DAVIS.
Dec. 14, 1889  Lodge Elections  L.O.A. The following officers of Crosby Lodge, No. 30, were elected and duly installed on Wednesday, 4th inst., as follows: Bro. Charles MAYNE, WM. Bro. William ASHBOURNE, DM. Bro. Revd. R. FREEMAN, Chap. Bro. Thomas YOUNG, RS. Bro. John LUNNEN, FS. Bro. Josiah COLBOURNE, T. Bro. Thomas WARR, DC. Bro. George CARD, L. Bro. Benjamin BLACKMORE, IT. Bro. Charles NEWMAN, OT. Investigating Committee: Bros. Reuben BlACKMORE, George MURRAY, Walter PURCHASE, David WHELLOR, Noah WHELLOR. Sick Committee: Back Harbor -- Bros. George MURRAY and James PURCHASE. North Side -- Bros. Charles MAYNE and Charles NEWMAN. South Side -- Bros. Noah WHELLOR and Shem YATES. Farmers Arm -- Bros. Adam POND and Isaac POND. Durrels Arm -- Bros. Peter JENKINS and Edward INGS. Change Islands -- Bros. George PORTER, Sen., and John ELLIOTT. Auditing Committee: Bros. Thomas YOUNG and Arthur W. SCOTT. Trustees: Bros. Reuben BLACKMORE and W. B. HUGHES. Dr. 1889 Dec 1st To paid for Benefits and other expenses $349.15. To Balance in Treas Hands, 88.85. Total $438.00. Cr. "By amt Brought Forward from Last Year $137.85. "By recd Fees and Dues 3….15 Total $4…… "Amount in Treas Hands $88.85. "Amount in Union Bank 583.26. "Amount out at Loan $920.00. Total $4592.47 Thomas YOUNG Rec. Secretary.
Dec. 14, 1889  Missionary Services  All the missionary services held in Methodist Churches here yesterday were largely attended. Indeed, at no time has there been more interest evinced in this important department of Christian work than at the present. Throughout the day the churches were filled to their utmost capacity, and the collections taken at the various services bore ample testimony to the great liberality of the congregations. The sermons preached by Rev. Dr. LATHERN, of Halifax, were eloquent and effective. Not only is he an able speaker, but, in addition to this great and powerful characteristic, the Reverend gentleman possesses a venerable and commanding exterior, well calculated to favorably impress an audience. A meeting will be held in George Street Church, this evening, at which the Rev. Dr. LATHERN will again speak. The service tomorrow evening will be conducted in Cochrane Street Chruch. Evening Telegram, Dec 2.
Dec. 14, 1889  Ship Grounding  "Ashore At Chain Rock." A vessel named the "Hyacinth," belonging to Mr. J. MANUEL, of Exploits, and commanded by Capt. A. LILY, went ashore at Chain Rock, yesterday, whilst beating the Narrows. Another vessel was beating in at the time and the Hyacinth would have collided with her had she not gone ashore. Notwithstanding her being a new vessel, her bows were badly broken and the two pumps have to be kept continually working to keep her free. She is a substantially built vessel of eighty tons, and had on board at the time of the accident eight hundred quintals of fish and two hundred barrels of herring. The fish is damaged very little. She will go on dock after the cargo is discharged. -- Colonist, Dec. 2.
Dec. 14, 1889  Died  On Nov. 30th, at Friday's Bay, Julia daughter of Thomas and Ellen GOSS, aged 5 years.
Dec. 14, 1889  Died  Of diphtheria, on Dec. 6th, Paul, aged 6 years; On Dec. 8th, Bennett, aged 8 months; on Dec. 8th, James, aged 2 years; on Dec. 9th, Samuel, aged 8 years; on Dec 10th, Phillip, aged 4 years; on Dec 10th, Selina, aged 11 years, children of Philip and Georgina PIPPY.
Dec. 14, 1889  Died  At Philadelphia, USA, on November 24th for the effects of a surgical operation, Edgar S., of Sydney, CB, second son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth STIRLING of St. John's. 
Dec. 14, 1889  CAUTION!  The Bread now being offered for sale marked F only (in black) is not of our manufacture. Our Bread is all marked in full. BROWNING'S F. and M. in black. We ask parties purchasing our bread to see that each bag bears the full mark. Our Bakery has recently been refitted with all the latest improvements at very considerable expense, and we now offer Bread superior to any ever manufactured in this country. Ask for BROWNING'S BREAD and see that you get the right article. C. Browning & Son. Dec. 14, 1889
Dec. 21, 1889  Merry Christmas (1)  Christmas-tide is again near, and on Wednesday next that auspicious festivity will be commemorated nearly all the world over. No greater event could have interested the world, than that which Christmas Day commemorates, and the joys which it confers can be shared in by the rich and poor alike. It is a time for general rejoicing, and well it might be; for in the truest sense of the term it can well be said that of all other anniversaries that the revolving seasons bring round, no other is so sacred or so diving in its origin as the one which this day is held in commemoration of, and no other can be pointed to as bringing such glad news to a lost and fallen world. But it is to be feared that in too many instances the character of the Festival partakes of too sensual and too frivolous a nature, while the real meaning or intention of the occasion is entirely overlooked or lost sight of. It is well to be merry and to engage in sportful recreations, that would be calculated to enliven the family circle or social gathering, but with many, the anniversary is spent vastly different, and altogether regardless of the claims which this time-honored festivity has upon them, to celebrate it in a more honorable way. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Merry Christmas (2)  But while joy and gladness will be found reigning in many homes during this Christmas, there will likewise be sorrow in many others, at the remembrance that family ties have been severed, and that some whose countenances last year this time may have been radiant with bright smiles, but whose sweet, loving voices are now to be no more heard on earth, and whose vacant seat around the family board creates a loneliness in the heart which it is impossible for earthly surroundings however charming, to satisfy. Poverty abounds in many homes throughout our land and where such is to be found, it diminishes the peculiar charm which this great Advent commemorates. Let the poor around us be remembered by all who have it in their power to help, and may many a heart be made glad by the bestowment of necessary temporal blessings, so that suffering homes may be gladdened, and sorrow in some degree assuaged. Amid the usual interchange of the season's greetings, we wish the many readers of the Sun a very Happy Christmas.
Dec. 21, 1889  False Accusations  It appears that parties at Herring Neck have charged the Incumbent of the parish, Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, with writing and sending an article to the Sun signed "A.H.N. Planter," and consequently a very malicious spirit, we learn, is entertained against him because of his supposed guilt in the matter. But we would dissuade such parties to the contrary and in justice to the Rev. Gentleman, would intimate for their benefit that the article in question did not emanate from his pen, and therefore no uncharitableness on this score need be manifested towards him. During our election campaign Mr. CHAMBERLAIN was a political opponent, having promised his support to the Government party some time before the election. At the same time, we are not aware that he attempted to exercise much influence for either side. We make this explanation, which we intended giving last week, because of the false impressions that some in the neighbourhood labor under, regarding this gentleman's political attitude during the late elections. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Folk Medicine  "Greenbay Charms" It is astonishing to find the number of the full belief that is placed in these miraculous charms, some are as follows: -- The charm for toothache and spitting blood, is possessed by several persons up and down the shore. It is performed simply by repeating certain scriptural phrases. Many testify to its reality. Dogs can be made to cease barking by crossing the instep or taking off the slipper and turning it upside down. A certain masculine ailment is cured by passing through a tree. An aspen is generally selected; it is cloven and the sick person is passed through nine times. Then the cure is completed. The seventh son of a seventh son can infallibly be told, by placing a living garden worm in his hand as it will immediately die. These persons are supposed to heal all manner of maladies and infirmities. Many person from all parts of the Bay are visiting a Mr. PENDERGAST who proposes to be thus miraculously endowed. When the foot or leg go to sleep to cross the foot with the sign of the cross will immediately restore it. What is more marvelous still is that a certain cure to stop blood was to call upon Mr. Thomas KNIGHT even though he was in St. John's; this has often proved efficacious. A child that has never seen his father is also blessed with various healing arts. If the hand of the said child be put upon the sore, warts or diseased place, a speedy cure will follow. Many still believe in these charms and more that I will not mention, and many testify to the cures they have experienced. Further, spirits and ghosts have continually been seen. They are generally the forerunner of death or other evil events. Thus it is interesting to notice even in these days, the various beliefs and ideas entertained by enlightened people. A Bay Man.
Dec. 21, 1889  Agriculture  Excellent Letter From Governor O'BRIEN to Mr. J. STUDDY. (Editor, "Evening Telegram") Sir, -- The enclosed letter from His Excellency the Governor, I would ask you to publish. It is pleasing indeed to the Society to find he takes so much interest in it. A meeting of the Society will be shortly called, when I feel sure the members will duly appreciate his thoughtfulness. I am sir, yours &c., John STUDDY. Government House, St. John's, Newfoundland, 23rd Nov. 1889. Dear Sir, -- Feeling a great interest in the development of the dormant resources of the Colony, and especially of its agriculture, I wrote to a Russian friend of mine asking him to try and procure me some good seed from that country, as it struck me that, with the similarity of climate and shortness of winter, grain from Russia would be better able to succeed in Newfoundland than seed from England or America. By the last mail I received a box containing specimens of the seed of Ladoga wheat, of barley, flax and hemp, which I beg to offer to the Agricultural Society. My only regret is that, owing to the restrictions of the Parcel Post, the quantity is so small. I hope, however, there is enough for a fair trial, the result of which will be anxiously watched by Yours Faithfully, T. O'BRIEN, Governor. J. STUDDY, Esq., President Agricultural Society. P.S. I find that, in 1887, Russia exported, from her European dominions, flax to the value of 53,037,000 roubles -- the second largest item on the list -- and hemp to the value of 19,413,000, 6.40 roubles being equal to £1 sterling. So let us hope there is a "Sisal" awaiting the farmer here. O. O'B.
Dec. 21, 1889  Lobsters (Part 1)  "Fine Young Lobsters Hatched at Dildo." Mr. John JANSEN, the foreman of the Dildo fish hatchery, returned to town a few days since, after having closed up the hatchery for the winter. The day before leaving, he let lose three million young lobsters, which had been hatched outside the hatchery proper. This makes five millions altogether, as there were two millions let lose during August and September. The fish when let out, are not more than a quarter of an inch in length, but they are well able to take care of themselves. No doubt some succumb at first to larger and voracious fish, but the remainder escape, and grow into large ones. The young lobster when let loose, finds its way to some of the numerous shells along the bottom, which they enter. They first kill the small fish in one of these shells and take up their abode there. The young lobster throws off his own shell very often in its earlier years, and it is in one of the refuges from which a smaller fish has been evicted, that they remain till its shell grows again. A lobster, is a "hard growing" fish, and does not reach its full size till it is ten years old, though at eight years, it is ten inches long and fit to be canned. As the years go on, its old shell remains longer and longer, till when it has arrived at eight or nine years old it does not change its shell more than once in two years. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Lobsters (Part 2)  Before the old shell leaves the lobster, a new one is formed inside and it is the action of the new shell which bursts the old shell and throws it off. The new shell is quite soft at first, but in a few days becomes as hard as the one discarded. It has been stated that the lobster is even more prolific than the cod, but the experience of the hatchery people does not bear this belief out. The female lobsters, from which they took the eggs for incubation, did not have more than from ten thousand to fifteen thousand eggs each. If, in a small percentage, those lobsters let loose, live to reach full growth, it will make the fish very plentiful in Trinity Bay. If the effort turns out to be successful, the other bays of the Island will also be stocked. That these young fish should not be disturbed more than is necessary during the growing period, the one way to ensure proper protection for the youthful crustacean is to appoint fish wardens in various parts along the coast of Trinity Bay, whose duty it will be to guard the fish as much as possible from being interfered with. For that matter, if our Fishery Commission ever hope to carry out the laws for the protection of our inshore fisheries, wardens should be appointed at intervals all round the coast of Newfoundland. -- Colonist. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Shipping  The "Portland" and "Bonny" left here on Monday last for the Cape Shore. The "Conscript" left St. John's at eleven to-day. She may be looked for here some time Monday. The English schooner "May", Capt. DINGLE, sailed for Lisbon on Thursday last with a cargo of fish for Messrs. W. Waterman & Co. She is the last foreign-going vessel that will be leaving our port this season. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Birds  Salt water birds have been plentiful, at times this season, and a good many have been "knocked down." Wild ducks, especially, have been numerous around our shores.
Dec. 21, 1889  Temperance Meeting  A meeting of the "North Star" Division, Sons of Temperance, will be held on Thursday next, Dec. 26th., for election of officers and other matters, when all are requested to attend. By order of the W.P.
Dec. 21, 1889  Weather  The weather was quite severe for a week or ten days and there was every appearance of navigation being closed early in these parts. The past day or two, however, it has been somewhat milder, and it is to be hoped that it may continue so for some time.
Dec. 21, 1889  Entertainment  On St.Stephen's Day (Dec 26) there will be some Carol singing and Scenes from the Life of our Lord, with other views, by the aid of a fine Magic Lantern, at St. Peter's School. As this Entertainment is intended specially for children, it will commence at 5 p.m., and end at 7 p.m. Admission to children 5 cents. Adults 10.
Dec. 21, 1889  Fishery  The waters in parts of Friday's Bay, has been teeming with herring of late, and many have been captured with nets. It is a great pity that, while numbers of persons in the vicinity are in a semi-starving condition, this valuable sea product cannot be turned to profitable employment, and made a means of subsistence to the unfortunate families, who are suffering for lack of the commonest necessaries of life. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Employment  GOOD PAY. We want men, women, girls and boys in every Town, Village and Hamlet in Canada, to take hold of a money making and perfect honorable employment. It will cost nothing to give it a trial. Send for illustrated circular. Address: W.H. ROBERTSON, Peterborough, Ont.
Dec. 21, 1889  School Concert (Part 1)  "Concert At Little Bay." The Church of England School teacher at Little Bay, Miss BEASANT, got up a Concert recently under the title of "Try Again Company" which we understand was quite a success. Subjoined is the Programme: Opening Remarks by Chairman - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Song "Try, Try, Try, Again" - The Company. Recitation "The Coming Woman" - Miss Mary BLANDFORD. Duett "Fairy Finger Waltz" - Misses DIEM and WELLS. Recitation "Two Inconsistent Husbands" - Fred WELLS. Song "The Blue Juniata" - Miss ATKINS. Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Dialogue. "Scene In Blackwoods School" - Characters: Teacher - Doyle WELLS / Pupils - Fred HERBERT, Frank LIND, Mark ATKINS, James LIND, Ernest DIEM, Temple RICHARDS and Samuel BALL. Song "The Kerry Dance" - Miss HERBERT. Recitation "Where Does Santa Claus Live?" - Miss Mable LIND. Song "Little Birdie In The Tree: - Miss Florence DIEM. Recitation "May's Sick Doll" - Miss Mabel PARSONS & Sydney Roberts. Song "Jeanette and Jeannot" - Miss BEASANT. Dialogue "Boys Will Be Boys" - Characters - Fred HERBERT (as) Uncle Simon/Doyle WELLS (as) Master Billy and Edith WELLS (as) Mrs. Smith. 
Dec. 21, 1889  School Concert (Part 2)  Recitation "The Dumb Wife" - Mark ATKINS. Song "The Bird's Song" - Misses WELLS, DIEM and ATKINS. Recitation "The Three Little Mushrooms" - Misses DIEM, James & PARSONS. Dialogue "Recess Speeches" - Misses Susie ROLFE, Mary BLANDFORD, Florence DIEM, Mabel PARSONS & Alice DIEM, Frank LIND, George WELLS, Ernest DIEM, James LIND, Fred HERBERT. Recitation "Daddy-Long-Legs" - Bert THOMPSON. Song "The Cuckoo" - Miss ATKINS. Reading "How The Turkeys Got Drunk" - Miss Susie ROLFE. Instrumental Music - Fred HERBERT. Song "Swinging 'neath The Old Apple Tree" - Misses ATKINS, DIEM & WELLS. Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN. Dialogue "The Two Beggar Women" - Miss HERBERT (as) Granny McBride, Miss Mary BLANDFORD (as) A Visitor, Miss ATKINS (as) Endora, Miss BEASANT (as) Corona. Misses Bessie ROLFE, Edith WELLS, Ada DIEM, Mabel LIND, Florence DIEM and Susie ROLFE (as) Shepherdesses. Closing Remarks by Chairman. God Save The Queen. Great credit is due to the church of England School teacher for the energy and perseverance she displayed in training the children of the School to make the concert so successful.
Dec. 21, 1889  Births  On Sunday evening Dec. 15th, the wife of Mr. Richard NEWMAN of a son.
Dec. 21, 1889  Births  At St. John's, on the 5th inst., the wife of Mr. G. Browne LLOYD of a daughter.
Dec. 21, 1889  Married  (Omitted last Issue) On Dec 4th, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. Temple, R.D., Mr.George Purchase of Back Harbor to Ellen, widow of the late James Warr. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Married  At the Methodist Parsonage, Fogo, on Dec. 5th Mr. Tobias MANUEL to Miss Bessie DALTON of Gander Bay.
Dec. 21, 1889  Ship News  Port of Twillingate. Cleared. Dec 16 - "Rosebud", BEYNON, Fogo, 2,400 qtls. codfish - W.E. & Co. Dec. 18 - "May", DINGLE, Lisbon, 3,760 qtls codfish - W.W. & Co.
Dec. 21, 1889  Lodge Service  Yesterday being St. John's Day, "Twillingate" Lodge, F.& A.M., attended a Divine service at 7.30 p.m. in the South Side Methodist church, when an excellent sermon was preached before the members by Rev. Bro. R.W. FREEMAN. A large congregation was present, and the service throughout unique. An extended account of this first "turn out" in our community of "Twillingate" Lodge of this ancient and honourable institution of Free and Accepted Masons, will be given next week. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Surgical Operation  A remarkably successful surgical operation - one of those achievements of the service which astonish laymen - the removal of a tumor growing within the stomach, has recently been performed in Boston; a young lady of Harbor Grace being the patient. She was dying a slow death; her life being beyond the skill and power of the local surgeons to save, which, as last resort, she went to Boston for treatment. She returned home last week a picture of health, with bright eyes and a glowing rosy complexion. -- Evening Telegram.
Dec. 21, 1889  New Churches  Extract From a Private Letter from Rev. W.T.D. DUNN. Were are very busy just now. Our hands full of Bazaar work and preparations. We are to open our new church at New Town on Sabbath next. It is a grand building and splendidly painted inside. Bro. HOOPER is coming to help me. On the following Sabbath, Wesleyville Church is to be opened. Bro. PARKINS is coming to help with that. We trust the Lord will fill them both with His glory. Look out for account in Greeting.
Dec. 21, 1889  S. McKAY's Death (Part 1)  Death Of Smith McKAY, Esq. It is with feelings of much regret that we are called upon to record to day the death of Smith McKAY, Esq. Chairman of the Board of Works and one of the late members for the District of Twillingate………….the last two or three months Mr. McKAY ......... enjoyed though he had reached an advanced period of life. His robust constitution, however, seemed to give way suddenly; and after a severe illness of a few weeks, borne with true patience and Christian resignation, the end came last night. Mr. McKAY was a native of Pictou, Nova Scotia, but the greater part of his life was spent in Newfoundland. His name will be forever identified with the history of this colony, as the pioneer of our mining industry. To him belongs the high honour of being the discoverer of the first copper mine opened in this island, at Tilt Cove, about 1857. At that time he was in partnership with the late C.F. BENNETT, Esq. His superior sagacity and skill as a mineralogist, led him to entertain the firm conviction that this country possessed valuable mineral resources. To this belief he clung in spite of the scoffs and sneers of those who were indisposed to believe that, Newfoundland could yield anything valuable beyond the fish of its surrounding seas. 
Dec. 21, 1889  S. McKAY's Death (Part 2)  Acting on his convictions, Mr. McKAY spent years in traversing the wilds of this island, and at length his energy and perseverance were rewarded by the discovery of one of the richest deposits of copper ore in the world, which is still being successfully worked. This was the beginning of a new industry which has given employment to multitudes of our people, and poured wealth into the colony. Like many other discoverers, however, Mr. McKAY, while enriching others, did not greatly benefit himself. For many years past he took an active part in politics, and held office under several administrations, with credit to himself and benefit to the country. He was one of the representatives of the mining region, and no man ever enjoyed greater popularity among his constituents. His kind and generous disposition, his geniality and open handedness made him everywhere a favorite. He discharged the duties of his office with ability and integrity, and is now sincerely regretted by a large circle of attached friends. To his bereaved family we tender our deepest sympathies in the great loss they have sustained -- Evening Mercury, Dec. 9. 
Dec. 21, 1889  New Government  A Very Popular Selection. The ministry of Sir William V. WHITEWAY was sworn into office in Government House at half-past eleven o'clock this forenoon, by Chief Justice Sir F.B.T. CARTER, in the presence of His Excellency the Governor. Such a change, in view of the responsible duties to be discharged the coming four years, one involving the destinies of a colony of nearly a quarter of a million people, is of a momentous, even solemn character, and must carry with it the wishes of all good citizens for the advancement of the common weal. The following are the names of the Executive: -- Premier and Attorney General, Hon. Sir William V. WHITEWAY; Colonial Secretary, Hon. Robert BOND; Receiver General, Hon. R. O'DWYER; Surveyor General, Hon. H.J.B. WOODS; without portfolios, Hon. A. W. HARVEY, Hon. E.P. MORRIS -- Evening Telegram
Dec. 21, 1889  The Fishery  The Daily Colonist informs us that forty-one lobster factories have been in operation in Placentia Bay the past season, and that five more will be erected there the coming season. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Sealing  In the public telegraph dispatches of the 13th inst., which were not received at this station, it said "Countless thousands of seals are reported in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and that some are near Quebec."
Dec. 21, 1889  Ship Arrival  The coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived on Wednesday afternoon, having left St. John's on the previous Saturday. The weather being thick and snowy, and slob ice being reported in the Bay, the steamer remained in port until yesterday morning when a change of wind cleared the coast and enabled her to proceed to more Northern ports. If possible, the Conscript is to go as far as Englee, as she has a quantity of provisions on board for destitute persons in parts of White Bay. Appended is the list of passengers: -- Old Perlican, Miss COMBES, Messrs. A. MARCH, J. O'NEILL. Trinity, Mr. & Mrs. A. JOHNSON, Mr. D.C. WEBBER. Catalina, Mr. & Mrs. COLBRIDGE, Dr. FORBES, Messrs. McCORMACK Sr., J. MIFFLIN, J. RYAN. Bonavista, Mrs. MULALY. King's Cove, Messrs. D.A. and R.J. RYAN. Greenspond, Miss Carrie WHITE, Mr. Darius BLANDFORD. Fogo, Miss DEADY. Twillingate, Messrs J. CURTIS, George BLANDFORD, R. NEWMAN, A.H. PAYTON, R. MILLER. Exploits, Mr. J. MANUEL. Fortune Hbr. Miss J. HAMILTON, Mr. R. QUIRK. Little Bay Islands, Mr. George STEWART. Little Bay, Mr. R. RYAN. Tilt Cove, Mr. WHEALEN. LaScie, Mr. DUGGAN. Englee, Rev. Mr. WHITEMORE.
Dec. 21, 1889  Fogo News  Lost! Stolen! or strayed - a fine steamer called "The Conscript" left St. John's Saturday and no sign of her yet, Wednesday -- Xmas Day. So we are without our turkeys and geese. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Fogo Death  Two men rowing in Joe Batt's Arm with a small quantity of fish a few weeks ago had their boat partly filled with water by the breaking of a lop. John SAMUEL was washed out and although soon obtained he was dead. he lived at Lions Den. 
Dec. 21, 1889  Fogo News  No letters will be given out on Sunday at the Post Office here after this date. The Methodist had a Xmas Tree in their school house on Monday and Tuesday. It was tastefully decorated and well attended. The Methodists here are very few but like many persons and societies their debts are large and heavy, so the kind friends in the other churches came and helped them to realize, even amidst great poverty, $200. The Methodist are very thankful to all who assisted. Only a few seals have been taken here in nets. The harbor is full of slob and there is any amount outside. Mr. J. HODGE has gone to St. John's by schooner. Mr. EARLE is in St. John's from England having just missed the "Conscript". Miss SCOTT who has just resigned her school here, is expecting to go with her brother, Mr. John, to Scotland for the winter. Already a petition for relief has been forwarded to St. John's from Joe Batt's Arm where there are many families utterly destitute. The new Government will be able to test the scripture "It is more blessed to give than to receive." The gunners have done well here this year with the birds. We wish the Editor a Happy Xmas.
Dec. 21, 1889  Fogo Ice Boat  Mr. SIMMONS has built a capital ice-boat to give his friends some enjoyment in the holidays. He has a patented steering arrangement.
Dec. 21, 1889  The Railway  The Hall's Bay Line. -- Some of the surveyors on Hall's Bay line have discontinued work. Two thousand men are at work on the surveyed parts for a distance of seventeen miles. No rails are laid as yet, as 'twill be some time before the grading contractors meet. A certain distance is allotted out to the different "gangs" to grade, and when they meet and level accordingly, the rails will be laid. The men at work on the line are very comfortable and Mr. MAHER who has arrived in town, says the work is being done well. There are at present 2,700 men employed on the Hall's Bay line. This is a great boon for the people of the Northern districts who are poorly off. -- Colonist.
Dec 23, 1889  Birth  On St. Stephen's Day, the wife of Mr. J.N. PERCY of a son.
Dec 23, 1889  Married  By Rev. W.T.D. DUNN :-- At Wesleyville, on November 6, Mr. Edward GOLDING of Freshwater Bay to Miss Elizabeth WINSOR of Wesleyville. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At Seal Cove on November 14, Mr. R. GUDGER of Cat Harbor, to Miss Sarah BENSON of Musgrave Harbor. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At the same place and on the same day, Mr. Matthew GIBBONS of Cat Harbor to Miss Elizabeth STOKES of Cape Freels. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At Wesleyville on Nov. 29, Mr. Charles TILLER of Newtown to Miss Priscilla SAUNDERS of Alexander Bay. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At Wesleyville on October 29 Mr. Joseph HOWELL of Pound Cove to Miss Abigail WINSOR of Wesleyville. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At Newtown, on December 16, M. Frederick VINCENT of Newtown to Miss Martha CHALK of Deadman's Bay. 
Dec 23, 1889  Married  At Wesleyville on December 19, Mr.James Kenneth WINSOR of Wesleyville to Miss Anastasia BUTT of Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay.
Dec 23, 1889  Deaths  At Little Bay on the 5th inst., after a lingering illness, Emily Sarah beloved wife of Joel A. HUBLEY, and second daughter of the late Mr. Jabez TILLEY of St. John's. 
Dec 23, 1889  Deaths  At St. John's on December 8th after a lingering illness, Smith McKay Esq. A native of Pictou, N.S., aged 71 years.

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