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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 RON ST. CROIX (Jan-Apr 1890 ), BRUCE PENNY May - June 1890), GEORGE WHITE (Aug 2 and Oct 1890) RON GALE (Nov - Dec 1890). JANE ANN MCKINNON (June 7 to July 19)

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

Jan. 4, 1890 Public Notice Notice is Hereby Given that the Law of 1888, abolishing the use of Cod Traps, in this Island and it's Dependencies, comes into operation on the Ninth Day of May Next, from which date the use of Cod Traps will be illegal, and any person using them will be subject to a penalty of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. M. FENELON, Colonial Secretary, Secretary's Office 26 Nov. 1889.
Jan. 4, 1890 The Masons (Part 1) St. John's Day Celebration of Twillingate Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. Among the most important of local events during the year just closed was the inauguration of a Lodge of the ancient and honourable Order of Masonry under most propitious circumstances. By arrangement with the proper authorities our splendid Court Room was secured as Lodge Room which, through the artistic taste of some of the Brethren who are also master operative mechanics, was transformed into a place of elegance and comfort, and this when supplemented by the beautiful collars, jewels and aprons as well as the working tools peculiar to the order, which had been imported from England and which are said to be the handsomest in Newfoundland, placed the Lodge in most favourable position to work out the principles of the Ancient Fraternity in our Town of Twillingate. Friday the 27th ult being St. John's Day , the Brethren were enabled through special dispensation, to attend Diving Service in the spacious South Side Methodist Church, where Bro. The Rev. R.W. FREEMAN officiated, and preached an excellent sermon based on the text: "He hath showed thee, oh man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God" Micah, 6 c. 8 v.
Jan. 4, 1890 The Masons (Part 2) The discourse was an able effort, and held the attention of the large congregation from beginning to close, and no doubt made lasting impression on the hearts of all present. The Lodge opened at half past six and after taking up a collection which averaged 60 cents per member, and after passing a resolution of sympathy with Brother TEMPLETON, who was indisposed through sickness, (a copy of which was handed to his residence en route), the procession formed, and proceeded to the Church where a truly refreshing service was enjoyed, as well by the Brethren as the large congregation present. The devotional exercises and lessons were well rendered by the officiating Clergyman and Preachers and the choir under Mr. DAVIS, Conductor, assisted by Miss Jessie HODDER, Organist, gave some excellent singing and rendered an anthem in good style, and during the singing of the last hymn, one of the Deacons of Lodge placed on the Communion Table, a small bag containing the collection, to be disposed of at the option of the Minister presiding. On returning to the Lodge room, votes of thanks were passed to the Preacher for his excellent discourse and to Mr. DAVIS, and through him, the Choir and Organist for their special efforts to make the Celebration Service a success after which the Lodge closed in due form.
Jan. 4, 1890 The Masons (Part 3) We close our remarks on this our first St. John's Day Masonic Celebration by wishing the craft particularly, and all mankind's very happy New Year. J.W. Since setting up the foregoing, the Lodge has handed the following Letter of Thanks and the Reply for appendage to report: December 27, 1889. Twillingate Lodge Room. Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, Sir and Brother -- I am instructed to inform you that, on our return to the Lodge Room on Friday night last, the following motion was proposed seconded and carried unanimously, "That the warmest thanks of this Lodge be conveyed to our esteemed Brother Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, for the edifying and appropriate sermon delivered at the Methodist Church, on the occasion for this our first public appearance in Regalia at Twillingate, St. John's Day, and that the secretary be requested to notify the same to our Revd. Brother, and also to enter it on the minutes of the Lodge. I trust I need scarcely add, that it gives me the greatest pleasure in carrying out those instructions, and wishing you and your amiable partner the compliments of this festive season. I remain, Rec. Sir & Brother, Yours Fraternally, Samuel W. BAIRD Secy. Twillingate Lodge. Reply. Methodist Parsonage. Twillingate, Jan. 2nd. 1890. S. BAIRD, Esq., J.P. Dear Sir & Brother, -- Will you convey to the Brethren of "Twillingate" Lodge for Free and Accepted Masons, my sincere thanks for their letter received, thanking me for the service rendered on St. John's Day last. I need scarcely say it will afford me much pleasure to do anything in my power, to further the interests of the Lodge. Wishing "Twillingate" Lodge great prosperity, and the Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren a Happy New Year, in which Mrs. FREEMAN joins: I am, Dear Sir & Bro., Yours Fraternally, R.W. FREEMAN.
Jan. 4, 1890 Ship News The steamer "Kite" bound to the mining settlement with a cargo of coal, put into Herring Neck on Sunday evening and left the next morning. She intended leaving Little Bay for St. John's on Thursday or Friday, E.R. BURGESS, Esq., takes passage by her. The coastal steamer "Conscript" returned early on Tuesday morning not having been able to get any farther than Tilt Cove owing to ice. This will prove a great disappointment to many who are in destitute circumstances in various localities on the French Shore. She left at 7.30 on Tuesday morning amongst those who took passage by her were J.P. THOMPSON, Esq., Mrs. THOMPSON and child, W. WATERMAN, Esq., and Thomas PEYTON, Esq.
Jan. 4, 1890 Personal We notice the arrival of Rev. Mr. WHITMORE of the French Shore, who has been visiting St. John's for the purpose of obtaining some assistance in relieving the destitution which is likely to occur in that part of the settlement. We understand he awaits the arrival of the next boat to proceed on his way home.
Jan. 4, 1890 Assault On Christmas night, when the Congregation which attended the Salvation Army Barracks were returning, one of the Cadets, (a female) we are sorry to say, was brutally attacked and knocked down on the Public Road by a gang of young ruffians, six or eight in number, and very seriously injured. Surely such dastardly conduct can be prevented, and we trust that the Authorities will see that a recurrence of such outrages will be met with the prompt arrest and punishment of the offenders.
Jan. 4, 1890 Dorcas Soc. Mtng. The first meeting of the Dorcas Society for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year took place at the Court House, Dec. 20th. The following officers were elected: Mrs BAIRD, President. Miss J. STIRLING, Vice President, Miss L. BERTEAU, Treasurer. Miss H. SCOTT, Secretary. Miss BERTEAU, Asst. Secretary. Mrs. J. CURTIS, Clerk. Mrs. J. PEYTON, Clerk. Miss HARDIN, Clerk. Mrs. BAIRD, Buyer. Miss BERTEAU, Buyer. Mrs. ROSSITER, Cutter. Miss COOK, Cutter. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays for a few weeks till ready made clothing is under way for distribution. All charitably disposed ladies are urge to come and assist.
Jan. 4, 1890 New Conundrums 1. - Why are Burgeo and LaPoile people a matter-in-fact and a stern lot? Ans.-Because they would not appreciate a Bon Mot. 2. Why are Fortune Bay people the most literary of any district? Ans.-Because they have given themselves up to Studdy for four years! 3. - What makes Carbonear's choice remarkable? Ans.-The fact that they were offered a Penny or Moore and preferred Duff! -- Monthly Register.
Jan. 4, 1890 Ship Departure The "Conscript" leaves for the Northward to-morrow morning. English mail not yet arrived.
Jan. 4, 1890 Bye Election Nomination for bye elections takes place on the eighth of January; polling on the fifteenth. It is reported that DONNELLY will contest Placentia, GRIEVE Trinity, STUDDY or DAY not likely to be opposed.
Jan. 4, 1890 New Newspaper The Evening Mercury was discontinued the last of December. New opposition paper Herald will be published instead, commencing next Monday.
Jan. 4, 1890 Botwoodville (Part 1) "Boom In Lumbering". Operations At Botwoodville. We take the following from a recent copy of the "Times". Botwoodville, the place referred to as situated in Notre Dame Bay and is named in honor of the Rev. E. BOTWOOD, the respected Pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, South-side. Though operations there were commenced at a comparatively recent date, the place is already of considerable importance. We cannot have too many Botwoodvilles in Newfoundland to give our people employment in the winter months. When such settlements ....... have been scattered over the island we will hear no more of starvation and Confederation. If we can only half supply our own lumber market, it will mean employment to thousands of our hitherto destitute fellow countrymen:-- We are pleased to learn the good reports from the new lumbering village of Botwoodville, on the River Exploits. We have received our information, from a most reliable source, viz., Captain Mark JAMES of Carbonear. Captain Mark is most enthusiastic in his description of the flourishing little lumbering village, and he, being a man of experience and common sense, we are glad to place his remarks before the public.
Jan. 4, 1890 Botwoodville (Part 2) Captain JAMES says, -- "There are about two hundred hands employed on the mill. About one hundred and sixty are Newfoundlanders - the other thirty or forty belong to the lumbering ...... scattered over the Dominion of Canada. The greatest good will and friendship, exist amongst the people. They appear to go hand in hand. I was never more taken up with any place in my life, and I have had considerable experience, one way and another. I don't wish to pose myself as a prophet, but I am of the opinion that Botwoodville will become one of the leading lumbering centers at least in Newfoundland. There are fourteen saws in operation, and to give you some idea of the work that can be performed, I need only say that those saws make two hundred and fifty revolutions in a minute. The logs are floated down the river, and when they have arrived at a certain distance, a steamer is in readiness to tow a portion of them up to the mill. On arriving at the mill chains are utilized, binding the logs and they are drawn into the mill by powerful machinery. When improvements have been completed I have no hesitation in saying that the mill at Botwoodville will turn out from ninety to one hundred thousand feet of lumber per day." -- Dailey Colonist.

Jan. 11, 1890 Death It is reported that the body of a man named WATERMAN, a resident of Fogo, was found on the road from Seldom-Come-By to Fogo, doubtless having perished from exposure to the late severe weather. We regret that we cannot give further particulars at present but as soon as we hear a correct report, we shall acquaint our readers.
Jan. 11, 1890 Ship News We understand that the "Conscript" left St. John's last Saturday intending if possible to reach the French Shore, having on board a considerable quantity of provisions for the relief of the destitute residents of St. Barbe District. We hear however, that the most strenuous efforts of the officers on board, have been frustrated by the prevalence of ice, and the impossibility of forcing a passage through. Under those circumstances, we are informed that the mails and passengers were yesterday landed at Fogo, from which place they will be forwarded here in the best manner circumstances will allow.
Jan. 11, 1890 Assault on Xmas Night We would direct attention to the letter in another column, from the Rev. J.K. KELLY, and in the absence of the Editor and Proprietor of this paper, would feel grateful if some of his many friends would endeavour to answer the questions propounded. We felt it our unpleasant duty last week to refer in strong terms to the disorderly conduct that took place on Christmas night, when a harmless female was wantonly insulted and knocked down on returning from prayers. We quite agree with Mr. KELLY that such conduct is degrading to the community and should meet with exemplary punishment. To Correspondents:-- We are in receipt of a communication signed "A Native," calling in question the truthfulness of a statement published by us last week in reference to the assault on the Cadet of the Salvation Army corps on Christmas night last, when returning from the Barracks. Our principal reason for not publishing the letter in full is that it would be a departure from our invariable practice, of declining all correspondence that is not accompanied with the real name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a token of good faith. We may however in this case state, that having made farther enquiry into the matter complained of, from reliable sources, we see no reason to alter or modify the statement then made, and which we considered it a duty (and a very unpleasant one) to make public.
Jan. 11, 1890 Intoxication (Part 1) A Letter From Rev. J.K. KELLY. Twillingate, Jan, 10, 1890. (To The Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir:-- Permit me to enquire through the medium of your paper, who is responsible for the administration of law in this place? Whose duty is it to see that the Local Option law is enforced? As is well known by many of your readers, on a recent Sunday night, (Dec 8th, 1889), whilst the "Conscript" was discharging her cargo, a number of young men were on the Coastal Wharf under the influence of liquor, some of them quite drunk. Sergeant PATTEN was on the wharf at the time, but did no arrest any of the offenders; was this because he did not notice what was going on, or was it because he was indifferent to it, or was it because some of the offenders were connected with respectable families in the place? I am informed on reliable authority that a man who was on the wharf, called the attention of the Police Sergeant to one person who was so far under the influence of liquor as to be in danger of falling into the water, and yet this person was not arrested. Why? Again on Christmas night I came into contact with a number of persons on the public street, who were more or less intoxicated, and was disgusted with their obscure and blasphemous language; how is it that such scenes are possible in a Local Option district?
Jan. 11, 1890 Intoxication (Part 2) Perhaps the explanation of these things is to be found in the manner in which offenders of this order are punished (?), when brought before the magistrate. On Monday last, in the Court House, a man who shall be nameless, was charged before the Magistrate with being drunk and disorderly; the offence was proved against him, and the Magistrate saying that he did not wish to be hard on the man, fined him one dollar and costs, this being the highest possible sentence. When the sentence was passed, the man said that he could not pay the fine as he had no money, to which the Magistrate replied that he would give him until the 1st February to pay, and when the man again replied to the effect that he would be in no better position then, the Magistrate in the fullness of his sympathy for the offender granted him a still further extension of time - till the 20th of March. Now Sir, can you or any of your readers inform me if this trifling with offenders is what the law permits? If so, the sooner the law is altered the better; if not, the sooner we get those who will conscientiously administer the law, the better for all concerned. Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this in your paper, I am, yours faithfully, J.K. KELLY.

Jan. 18, 1890 Sealing (Part 1) The Sealing Question. Time and again we have written on the above subject and have pointed out some of the may evils resulting from the prosecution of this once lucrative industry, as engaged in of late years by sealing steamers. But as the question is likely to be again brought before the Legislature during its approaching session it may not be amiss for us once more to ventilate the subject in our columns with the hope that something definite may be done, while the House is in session, towards placing a law on the Statute Book that will tend to remedy the evils attending the prosecution of the seal fishery. It will be remembered that a series of letters on the subject appeared in our columns the early part of the past year from the Patriotic Club. In these writings, valuable suggestions were thrown out for the preservation of this important branch of our fisheries, and coming as they did from practical men who have been nearly all their life connected with the fisheries, they are certainly worth more than a passing notice. Among other recommendations made, was that of postponing the sailing of the steamers for five or six days later than they have been accustomed to leave for the fishery hitherto; and this appears to be a most necessary and desirable change, if the protection of the seal fishery is at all to be legislated for.
Jan. 18, 1890 Sealing (Part 2) By this means the sailing vessels would have a good chance of being successful, as ample time would be afforded them to get to the seals before the steamers would overtake them, and then when they did strike them they would be in a far better condition to be taken, and a third of the number less would be sufficient for a load, and would prove a more valuable cargo; though, perhaps it might not turn out quite so remunerative to the Captains, who generally are the most fortunate of any connected with the steamers when they happen to meet the seals. The sixteenth or seventeenth of March is quite soon enough for the steamers to sail on the prosecution of the seal fishery, for unless it should prove an unusually severe Spring, they are most likely to be able to navigate the parts of the coast where the seals generally resort, in a week or two, they make their appearance along the coast, the steamers are pretty certain to come up with them, and if the seals should be missed the early part of the Spring, they are likely to be captured later on.
Jan. 18, 1890 Sealing (Part 3) Besides it is the opinion of a good many old and experienced persons, that of late years the seals are later in coming to our shores to whelp than in years gone by, and for this reason, which is a sound one, the steamers should not sail so early as formerly, and then there would be fewer "cats" carried in by them, and the cargoes would be worth far more. The panning of seals has had a ruinous affect in the prosecution of this industry, as has been repeatedly pointed out in our columns. The wanton destruction by this mode has been most disastrous, and should not be permitted to continue. Year after year the common wealth of our country has been destroyed by the killing and panning of thousands of seals that have never been obtained, while the lives of the men have been imperiled by having to go long distances from their ships to carry out the mandates of the Captains in this particular. It is not necessary to go further into this subject at present, but we hope that the local press will also take it up and give it that consideration which its importance demands and advocate the enactment of more stringent laws for the preservation of this valuable industry for the good of the country at large.
Jan. 18, 1890 Death From Fogo. John WATERMAN, of Back Cove, Fogo, on Tuesday left Seldom-come-by for Fogo during the storm, but owing to the stormy weather and fatigue, he perished on the plains. Diligent search was made for him, and his body was found in the open with his three dogs alive at his side, guarding the dead. He was near the wire and within a mile of a house. He was 58 years of age.
Jan. 18, 1890 Ship News The movements of the "Conscript" has given terrible annoyance and inconvenience to passengers and those receiving freight.
Jan. 18, 1890 Letter to The Editor (Part 1) A Letter From Fair Play. (To the Editor of The Sun) Dear Sir:-- In your last weeks paper appeared a letter from Rev. J.K. KELLY commenting in pretty strong terms on the duty of our Local Police Officers, and the inadequacy of the punishment meted out to offenders when brought before the court. I think Mr. KELLY's questions as to "Who is responsible for the administration of the Law - and whose duty it is to see it enforced (?)" must be as well known to Mr. KELLY himself as they can be to any of your readers, and therefore it would be only a waste of time and space to enter on any elaborate answer, but the circumstances detailed, as having occurred on the Coastal Wharf on Dec. 8th., requires a more definite reply. Sergeant PATTEN did not arrest the person alluded to, for the simple reason that he did not see any person at the time committing an offence for which he could be legally arrested, nor did he see any person unable to take care of himself - and therefore in the opinion of many, very wisely escaped the danger of having an action for false imprisonment taken against himself.
Jan. 18, 1890 Letter to The Editor (Part 2) I presume a man is not to be arrested without having committed an offence of some sort, and I think it is a very difficult point, to prove when a man is drunk, as long as he is able to take care of himself and walk home; the insinuation that the reason for his not being arrested was on account of the respectability of his family, is so manifestly opposed to the character sustained by the officer during his 18 years of servitude in the force, that he can well afford to treat it with silent ridicule. I am quite unable to answer Mr. KELLY's demand of how such things are possible in a Local Option District. I can only say that I cannot see why they are not as possible in such a District as in others when the Law is not in force. And again Mr. KELLY must admit that the officer cannot be in all parts of the harbor at one and the same time, and if they are performing their duty in any part of the harbor, they are doing all that can be reasonably required of them. But as Mr. KELLY himself gives a probable reason for the frequency of such offences, and as he instances a case in point brought before the Magistrate in open Court, in which an offender is charged with being drunk and disorderly, he evidently means to throw the blame on the Magistrate for his too great leniency, and thus by implication encouraging disorder and drunkenness. Now let us sift this question in an unprejudiced spirit - the case was proved - a first offence be it remembered - a fine inflicted one dollar and costs, being the only penalty mentioned in the Act - the man was unable to pay, and the Magistrate gave him a reasonable time to pay it, and this is the great offence the Magistrate committed - tempering justice with mercy - and is the only foundation for the probable reason for such disorderly occurrences.
Jan. 18, 1890 Letter to The Editor (Part 3) Would Mr. KELLY show in what other conceivable manner the Magistrate could have acted. Had he any other alternative means or power of punishment? None whatever! He had no power to imprison in default of payment being a first offence. had it been a second or third he could have done so, but in this case he was powerless, and I contend, and I am sure every charitable man will agree with me, (and I include Mr. KELLY himself in the category), that the Magistrate's action in the case was more worthy of approval than condemnation. The concluding clause of this letter I do not think it any part of my business to refer to. I leave that to the parties themselves who are aimed at, but I repeat that, in my opinion, no Magistrate could have legally acted otherwise than was done by Mr. BERTEAU in the case referred to. The true and only cure for all such complaints, is the removal of this National Curse by Prohibition. Let us all work for that grand object, and we shall have no more such trifling causes for taking up so much valuable space in the Sun, for which courtesy please receive my thanks. Fair Play. (I enclose my card) Twillingate, Jan. 15.
Jan. 18, 1890 Telegraph The wire is disconnected between this station and Gambo since Tuesday last, consequently we cannot furnish our readers with any news by Telegraph this week.
Jan. 18, 1890 Jury List A public notice from the Stipendiary Magistrate which appears in another column, intimates that the Revision of the list of Grand and Petty Jurors will be held at the Police Station commencing 28th inst., and will continue until 11th day of February next.
Jan. 18, 1890 Obituary (Part 1) It is our painful duty this week to record the death of Mr. John TEMPELTON, whose decease occurred on the 13th inst., at his late residence South Side. Mr. Templeton was so well known by all our residents, and his genial and amiable character so highly appreciated by his friends and acquaintances, that a very feeble and imperfect reference to his general character as a citizen and friend, may not be unacceptable to his many admirers. He was a general favorite. All parties - rich and poor - high and low - respected, esteemed and loved him His unaffected and amiable simplicity of manner and the ....... ....... of disposition that characterize our dear friend, met with the fullest recognition from all who had the happiness of his acquaintance. This friendly and generous display of his character was shewn on all occasions whenever his talented services were solicited, and he was ever ready to promote any movement that had in view the instruction of innocent amusement of the community among whom he lived and died:- and the deepest manifestation of sorrow and regret with which the sad news of his death has been received, as the strongest testimony that those feelings are general, sincere and heartfelt.
Jan. 18, 1890 Obituary (Part 2) He was not what can be called a successful man in business matters, and this want of success can be traced to his large, openhearted, and unsuspicious dealings with many who took advantage of those beautiful traits in his character, and did not make the necessary returns for the advances made them, or for the liberality and generosity shewn them but for the least breath of suspicion never tarnished his personal dealings with the Public, and he leaves a name without reproach, and a loss that will not be soon retrieved. Mr. TEMPLETON was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, and came to this Colony some 16 or 17 years since, the greater part of that time was passed, in the service of the late Edwin DUDER, Esq., and of his son and successor, E.J. DUDER, Esq., the present head of that house; some few years since he started business on his own account, but as above stated was not successful in the undertaking. He leaves a Widow (daughter of R.P. RICE, Esq., JP., Greenspond) and three children to mourn the loss of a most affectionate Husband and Father, and a large and sympathetic circle of friends and acquaintances, who sincerely regret and deplore his early decease. "To weary hearts to mourning homes, God's meekest angel gently comes, No power has he to banish pain, Or give us back our lost again, - He walks with us, this angel kind, An gently whispers - Be resigned, Bear up, bear up, the end shall ......, the dear Lord ordereth all things well."
Jan. 18, 1890 Death At Durrel's Arm on the 8th inst., Dora Mary daughter of Isaac and Malina Knighton BOURDON, aged 7 years.
Jan. 18, 1890 Death On Monday the 13th inst. Mr. John TEMPLETON, a Native of Thirpwood, Crossford, near Lanark, Scotland, aged 44 years. His painful illness was born with Christian fortitude, and humble submission to the Divine Will, and he leaves a Widow and three children together with a host of sorrowful friends to mourn their irreparable loss.
Jan. 18, 1890 The Mails Mails for the South will close at the Post Office here on Tuesday next at 9 p.m. The mails landed at Fogo from the Conscript, arrived here on Tuesday at noon, and left for the Bay the following morning. The first overland mail for the North will be dispatched from the general Post Office, St. John's on Tuesday next 21st inst.
Jan. 18, 1890 Advertisement PIANOS AND ORGANS. On sale by the Agent: The Celebrated Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs. These organs are unequalled in quality of tone and workmanship. Every instrument is guaranteed for five years and will last a lifetime if properly used. Also Neumeyers (Berlin) well known first class .....cord overstrung Pianos equal to if not better than American Pianos of the same class, at two thirds the price of the latter. H.J.B. WOODS, Agent, 5 Water St., St. John's East.

Jan. 25, 1890 Meeting (Part 1) Public Health Meeting. In accordance with a requisition from some of the householders of Twillingate, the Stipendiary Magistrate called a Meeting at the Court House on Saturday, to consult as to the best methods of counteracting the spread of Diphtheria, which had given signs of rapid increase during the last few days. It was decided to form a new and more complete Board of Health, and also to establish a Vigilance Committee whose members should be selected from residents in the various coves and settlements on the two Twillingate Islands. By this means, it is hoped that the disease should it break out in any spot, may be more easily confined to that locality, the infected houses being quarantined and the medical men informed at once of such cases.
Jan. 25, 1890 Meeting (Part 2) In this terrible complaint, promptitude is everything; and it is better even to err on the side of prudence, than by negligence or rashness, to leave a door open to increased suffering and loss, since these have already been considerable in our community. We append the names of the Board of Health, and also the Vigilence Committee. Board of Health -- F. BERTEAU, J.P., Chairman / R.D. HODGE, J.P. Secretary / Wm. LETHBRIDGE, J.P., W. OWEN, J.P., J.B. TOBIN, J.P., Phillip FREEMAN, William HUGHES, John ANSTY, George GILLEOTT, Dr. SCOTT, John ELLIOTT, Dr. STAFFORD, Health Officer. Vigilence Committee - John PURCHASE, Philip FREEMAN, John ELLIOTT, Daniel HAMLYN, John ANDREWS, Francis ROBERTS, Thomas PRIDE, W.J. SCOTT, Jacob MOORS, William HUGHES, James PHILLIPSs, John MINTEE jr., James MINTEE, Thomas ASHBOURN, George GILLIOTT, James PARDY, John ANSTY, Elias ROBERTS, John RIDOUT, Elijah KENDLE, Henry HAWKINS.
Jan. 25, 1890 S.U.F. This Society (we understand) has taken a step which deserves the highest commendation, and shows plainly that there is common sense in the heads, and good feeling in the hearts, of our hardy fishermen. It has been the custom of St. Peter's Lodge (No 12) to have a Procession, Sermon, Tea, and Entertainment, on Candlemas Day, (Feb. 2) as a fit and proper way of spending their Anniversary. But in consideration of what Diphtheria has already done, and the terrible possibilities that lie hidden from us, threatening to break out at any moment, the Fishermen have relinquished all that part of their Anniversary which either expresses public rejoicing, or would assemble together in their close Hall, those who might all unawares be the means of spreading infection. As it happens, Candlemas day this year occurs on Sunday. And the Lodge has decided to observe the day as a Sacred Anniversary and no Secular, by simply walking to St. Andrew's Church in the afternoon for a Sermon by their Chaplain. It so happens, being the first Sunday in the month, that a Service is usually held in the afternoon at St. Andrew's. So the Fishermen will neither give nor take special trouble, save that they will form themselves into a Procession, wearing their sashes as is customary. In no better way could they show the seriousness of the present distress, or express their sympathy with sorrowing friends and brethren, who have had, or who dread to have, cause to lament the spread of Diphtheria in our midst. And a similar line of conduct on the part of the Loyal Orange Association and Sons of Temperance would, we venture to say, be highly commendable.
Jan. 25, 1890 A Cure For Diphtheria. The following remedy was discovered in Germany and it is said to be the best known; At the first indication of diphtheria in the throat of a child, make the room close; then take a tin cup and pour into it a quantity of tar and turpentine, equal parts. Then hold the cup over a fire so as to fill the room with fumes, the person affected will cough up and spit out all the membranous matter, and the diphtheria will pass off. The fumes of the tar and turpentine loosens the matter in the throat and thus affords the relief that has baffled the skill of physicians.
Jan. 25, 1890 Letter to The Editor (1) A Letter From Rev. J.K. KELLY. Twillingate, Jan. 23, 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir:-- Your correspondent of last week who signed himself "Fair Play", would have been more entitled to that name if instead of hiding himself behind a nom de plume, he had shewn who he was by appending his own name to his letter. I shall esteem it a favour if you will allow me a little space, to point out briefly that the writer has both virtually and literally, contradicted himself. In the concluding paragraph of his very wordy letter, "Fair Play" refers to this subject as a "trifling one"; pray Sir, can you tell me what claim a man has to the name "Fair Play" who takes up nearly three quarters of a closely printed column of you valuable space to air his opinions on what he considers is a trifling subject? The length of his letter would give one the idea that he considered the subject one of importance, but this notion is contradicted by himself when he calls it a "trifling cause for taking up so much valuable space in the Sun". Again Sir: I conceive that if Fair Play means anything at all by his letter, it is that the Local Option Law is being satisfactorily enforced by the authorities in this place; but in reply to the query "How is it that such scenes (as those referred to in my letter) are possible in a Local Option District ?" he says, "I can only say that I cannot see why they are not as possible in such a District as in others, where the law is not in force."
Jan. 25, 1890 Letter to The Editor (2) After laboring to prove conclusively that the Law is in force, he here says that it is not? What does he mean us to understand? That the law is in force, and that everything is in a satisfactory condition; or that the law is not in force and we may expect to witness scenes of dissipation, similar to those witnessed in communities where intoxicating liquor is openly sold? Concerning the incidents which occurred on the Coastal Wharf on Sunday Dec 8th, 1889, Fair Play tells us that Sergeant PATTEN did not see any person at the time committing any offence for which he could be legally arrested. On what authority is this statement made? We have only the bare statement of - some person or persons unknown -; for the statement is not even supported by the name of the one who made it, - which fact of itself looks extremely suspicious. I shall not attach the slightest importance to any such statements, at least until they are accompanied by the signature of the one making them. Thanking you for inserting this in your paper, and trusting that you will always be willing to open your columns for the discussion of questions of such importance as this, I remain, Yours Faithfully, J.K. KELLY.
Jan. 25, 1890 House Fire A terrible calamity occurred on Monday night when a house situated in Hutching's Street was destroyed, and Father and three children perished in the flames. The man named GORLEY and family retired early, about 11 o'clock, the mother having toothache, sent the daughter down stairs for a bottle of Radway's Relief, when she discovered the fire. The parents immediately arose, the father thinking he could extinguish the fire without assistance, took a bucket of water from the hall and threw it on the flames, but without avail, and then went outside to make an alarm. Five children were still sleeping in the top flat, and ladders were quickly brought and two of them rescued; not seeing or hearing the others respond to the calls of the men on their ladders, it is supposed the father entered the house to rescue them, and perished in the attempt. When the bodies were recovered it was seen GORLEY died with the children in his arms, both wrapped in quilts. If toothache had not kept the wife awake, it is thought the whole family would have perished. The deceased was a Moulder at the Victoria Iron Works, a good workman, and a kind husband and father. The event has cast a gloom over the city, deep sympathy being felt for the survivors. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Jan. 25, 1890 Ship Sinking The "Plover", JACKMAN, from Sydney was abandoned in a sinking condition on the fifth inst., eighty miles Southwest of Cape Race, the crew was rescued and taken to Philadelphia in the steamer "Tancerville."
Jan. 25, 1890 Election Trinity and Bay-de-Verds election resulted in Grand Victory for the Government.
Jan. 25, 1890 Ship Arrival The "Circassian" arrived from Queenstown on Thursday morning the passage occupying 14 days, experienced a succession of terrible gales, and is now detained being unable to penetrate the Ice Barrier, Weather severe, Harbor Frozen.
Jan. 25, 1890 Married On the 16th inst., by the Rev. R. FREEMAN, A.W.N. BURT (Police Constable) to Amelia youngest daughter of Mr. Francis ROBERTS of Wild Cove.
Feb. 1, 1890 Meeting Twillingate, 31st Jan., 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Mr. Editor, Dear Sir:-- The "Old Maids" deemed is wisely to hold their Association down town on Tuesday evening. The attendance was much larger than heretofore, numbering 13, met about six o'clock as is the general rule with old maids, shortly after being seated all enjoyments were provided to make them homely. Discussion being introduced by the inquiry. Who was meant by the "Old Maids Christian Association, mentioned in your last weeks issue? Was it the Dorcas Society? No. No. they continued their discussion till near eleven o'clock when they departed home, Mr. Editor, would you allow me to ask the readers of your valuable paper, what do the Old Maids' mean by meeting so often and in such large numbers? Do they intend taking us Old Bachelors by storm? If so then we better look out and keep all doors locked after eleven. Thanking you for space. I am, Reporter.

Feb. 1, 1890 Letter re Quarintine (Part 1) Twillingate, January 29th, 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir:-- As I was passing a shop window the other day, I saw a notice, "That every householder, tenant, &c., on becoming aware of having diphtheria in his house shall immediately give notice to the Magistrate or Chairman of the Board of Health, or else incur the penalty of fifty dollars," and it goes on to say "If any man or woman leaving his or her house, such being the case shall be fined one hundred dollars." Now Sir, can you inform me how the Magistrate or Chairman of any of the Board of Health are to find out I have diphtheria in my house unless he be informed by someone. If I leave my house to go to the Magistrate I expose myself and am fined one hundred dollars for it; and if I stay at home and conceal it I am fined fifty dollars; have I therefore to watch my child dying and not go for a Doctor, or have I to wait until one of the members of the Committee come? Perhaps, Sir, that would not be for a week, and if one came he may get as near to the child as twice the length of his walking stick, and then pronounce it to be a very bad case, and I think he would be just right in saying so, too, after no one is allowed to give a child anything until you see a disinterested person about it.
Feb. 1, 1890 Letter re Quarintine (Part 2) I think it absurd; why not go at once for the family doctor and try to save the child's life. I once heard a M.D. saying that if a child took Diphtheria whilst its father was away from town, and died, the mother of that child should make its coffin! What a Christian he must be to be sure; why does not God translate him like he did Enoch, but no, I rather think he will be buried in the wilderness, as Moses was. Now Sir, if these laws are to be carried out (which I doubt) I cannot go out side my own doors, if I do, I expose myself; are any of the members of the board going to get water for me and my family? because if I go, I expose myself; or are they going to get necessaries from a shop, if anything is required for a poor sufferer? If they do not, who is? Can you answer that question, I cannot, for I am fined one hundred dollars. An old man that lived down East once said that you are fined for being alive. Now, I don't think he missed it altogether. I tell you what, Mr. Editor, closing day schools and Sunday schools, and allowing children to run about any place to suit their fancy, is not going to stop diphtheria. It doesn't take a very smart man to trace it, but it takes a very smart one to cure it, and stop it. Thanking you Mr. Editor for space in your column, Yours etc., Incurable.
Feb. 1, 1890 Death (Part 1) (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Dear Sir:-- Many of your readers will doubtless feel some degree of interest in the following information. By the death of Mrs. SEANOR, Methodism in Rothwell, Yorks, England has lost one of its oldest members, and most consistent and faithful workers. Born in 1810 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Andrew MARSHAL, (a well known standard bearer in that town), she was early imbued with religious interest, and in her 18th year joined the Church, and entered upon Sunday School work. Some years after she became engaged to the Rev'd. William MARSHALL, who came out to Newfoundland as a Missionary. After Mr. MARSHALL had been out several years, the subject of this notice also set sail, and in due time reached the port of St. John's. Here they were married, and afterwards lived for nearly four years at Twillingate.
Feb. 1, 1890 Death (Part 2) Then Mr. MARSHALL fell ill, from frequent exposure and incessant toil, and was called by death to his reward. This event is still kept in mind by the stone erected by a sorrowing people at Twillingate. In 1846, Mrs. MARSHALL and her two sons returned mournfully to her Father's house, and engaged most successfully in God's work as a leader etc. Some nine years after (her Father and youngest child having died) Mrs. MARSHALL became the wife of Mr. Richard SEANOR of Rothwell, and here she lived a most useful and exemplary life. She was a member of the Methodist Church 62 years and a leader for 50 years. Her last illness was not long. For several years she had been gradually getting weaker, and after only little suffering, she passed away most peacefully, and with firm trust and confidence in Jesus her Saviour, on Dec. 6th, 1889, and in the house of her only son, with whom she had for some time resided. Her funeral was conducted by the Rev. J. R. IMMISON, and was largely attended. Yours Truly, J. HEYFIELD Parsonage, Moretons Hr, Jan 21.
Feb. 1, 1890 Band of Hope (Part 1) "Methodist Band of Hope Meeting." The first public meeting of the Band of Hope in Tizzard's Harbor was held on Jany. 23rd, in the Methodist church and proved a very interesting and profitable one. The proceedings commenced at 7 p.m. and lasted about two hours, under the direction of the Minister of the circuit -- who is also President of the society. After an opening hymn had been sung, Prayer was offered and then followed an address by the President. He told of the origin of "Bands of Hope", their progress and growing importance, and gave facts showing the good that has resulted from them in various parts of the world. A number of Recitations, Dialogues, and hymns were well given by the members -- one, by sickness, being unable to attend, her parts were taken by others -- as per enclosed programme. The church was comfortably filled, and all seemed to enjoy the proceedings. We hope for an increase in the membership of the Band as a result from this gathering. The story of "Our Willie," from the pen of the Rev. Chas. GARRETT, made a very telling reading indeed.
Feb. 1, 1890 Band of Hope (Part 2) The singing of the last hymn gave the President opportunity to refer to the ravages made by death in the ranks of Christian Workers. Mrs. MARSHALL, (widow of the Rev. Wm. MARSHALL, first Methodist Minister stationed in Twillingate), had been recently called to her reward. She was a member of the Methodist church for 60 years, and a leader for over 50 years. She was much beloved and deeply lamented by all who knew her. Then the Methodist church has recently lost the Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS, one of her General Superintendents. He had served Christ and the Church for about half a century -- and was ever the uncompromising foe of the liquor traffic -- "He being dead yet speaketh." The meeting closed with prayer. PROGRAMME: Opening Hymn - 917 (s.m.) Methodist Hymn Book. Prayer by Rev. J. HEYFIELD, Supt. of Circuit. Address by President Band. Recitation "Scripture Text" by ten of the members. Recitation "Drop In" - Kenneth LOCKE. Recitation "The Little Boy's Plea" - Edward SMALL. Singing "Standing By A Purpose True." Recitation "A Common Occurrence" - Janet LOCKE.
Feb. 1, 1890 Band of Hope (Part 3) Dialogue "Shall our Influence be for Good or Evil?" - Selina SMALL, Janet LOCKE, Annie LOCKE., L. LOCKE, K. LOCKE. Singing "Sound the Alarm!". Recitation "Mother Drinks" - Phoebe SMALL. Reading "Our Willie" - Melina SMALL. Singing "Sparkling & Bright." Recitation "The Right Sort of Boy" - Cooper OSMOND. Recitation "The Publican's Signboard" - Irena WHEELER. Dialogue "Wine is a Mocker" - Misses Jane FRENCH, Selina SMALL, Annie LOCKE, M.A. FORWARD, Janet LOCKE, Annie c. OSMOND. Singing "There are Lonely Hearts to Cherish." Recitation "My Position" - Hedley OSMOND. Recitation "The Young Hero" - George LOCKE. Closing Address of President and distribution of pledge cards. Singing "Work for the Night is Coming". Prayer and Benediction. Officers of the Band: Rev. J. HEYFIELD- President. Miss Jane FRENCH - Vice President. Miss Annie LOCKE - Secretary. Miss Mary A. FORWARD - Assist. Secty. Miss Annie C. OSMOND - Treasurer. Managing Committee - All the Officers of the Band and Misses Hannah FORWARD, Janet LOCKE and Selina SMALL.
Feb. 1, 1890 Mail The mails from Fogo and intermediate places arrived here on Thursday last. Owing to the bad travelling, the Mails coming North, is not expected to arrive at Gambo until Monday, and may be expected here about Thursday or Friday next.
Feb. 1, 1890 Sermon The annual sermon to the United Fishermen will be preached at St. Andrew's Church to-morrow afternoon by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D.
Feb. 1, 1890 Accident & Death The following was received by Telegraph last week: -- A workman named George HINDER at Murphy's Mill, Gambo, broke his leg just before Xmas 1889. He immediately proceeded to Greenspond in an open boat with a crew of men. The wind set in against them, and they were eight days getting to Greenspond. He endured great pain from the cold during the time. After they arrived at Greenspond the poor man was too far gone, mortification had set in. He died shortly after. He was buried at Greenspond but leaves a widow and three or four children at Gambo. The deceased was a native of Twillingate.
Feb. 1, 1890 Politics In consequence of the acceptance of Office by Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, and Mr. BOND - the former as Attorney General and the latter as Colonial Secretary, those gentlemen had to appear before their constituents for re-election on the 15th ult. The following was the result of the Polling: Sir W.V. WHITEWAY-- 12769 / Mr. R. BOND -- 1678 / Mr. GRIEVE -- 287 / Mr. CHRISTIAN -- 169. The two latter candidates being so ignominiously defeated, will forfeit their respective Nominations fees. It is reported they will both be sent to the Lunatic Asylum on their return to St. John's. There is no Christian of the Thornburn persuasion but must Grieve at the above painful news.
Feb. 1, 1890 By Telegraph (Special to The Sun) St. John's, Jan. 31. The free will offerings from Gower and Cochrane Streets Methodist Congregations Thanksgiving Sunday, amounted to nearly twelve hundred dollars, and from George's and Flemming Streets congregations last Sunday over eighteen hundred dollars, these magnificent amounts go towards liquidating the debt on Churches.
Feb. 1, 1890 Shipping The steamer "Caspian" from Halifax, was off Cape Race jammed on the twenty-fifth inst. Owing to heavy ice was unable to get in and went to Liverpool without landing Newfoundland mails and passengers. The "Circassian" got clear on Sunday. Buyers left by her via Halifax. Captain JACKMAN and crew arrived by "Miranda' last week; this is her last trip till April. The "Miranda" leaves today. The "Conscript" arrived from Halifax to-day. The "Fiona" left Trinity twice since elections and had to put back twice owing to ice, she started again on Tuesday and had to put back at Random. Sir William and Honorable BOND left the steamer there and came overland arriving here to-day.
Feb. 1, 1890 Influenza Hundreds of citizens are suffering from influenza. James BRYDEN, Sr., died suddenly Tuesday. Shannon CLIFT died Wednesday. Hon. Charles BOWRING died last night, after a brief illness, death cast gloom over the community.
Feb. 1, 1890 French Rights French rights in Newfoundland was discussed in chamber of Deputies. SPULLEN, foreign minister, claims France's right as sacred as England's and possession as absolute to catch fish, including lobsters. Newfoundland parliament creates trouble. Permanent establishment required for lobster industry, negotiations pending and FLOURENS declared the rights of fishermen violated. France may send naval division and land men with exclusive jurisdiction without English permission, it is for us to protect our men and our interests. Admiral HANTY said rights of France was absolute but lobster fishery was a new feature. SIECLE says, France probably would consent to arbitration but England must compel Newfoundland to accept decision.
Feb. 1, 1890 Advertisement Seines. Seines. Cod, Caplin and Herring Seines good quality and properly mounted and low price made to order by Gloucester Net & Twine Co., Boston.

Feb. 8, 1890 Public Notice For Preservation of Game and other Animals, 48, Vic., Cap. 12. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, give away, receive, or have in his possession any Ptarmigan, Grouse or Partridge, within the limits of this Colony and its Dependencies, from the Twelfth day of January until the First day of September in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, give away, receive, or have in his possession any Snipe, Blackbird, or any other wild or Migratory Bird (except Geese and Sea Fowl) within this colony or its Dependencies from the Twelfth day of January until the First day of September in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, take, wound or destroy any Deer within this Colony or its Dependencies, by Slips, Pitfalls, Traps or otherwise than by shooting, nor between the First day of March until the fifteenth day of July in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, give away, any Wild Rabbit or Hare within this colony and its Dependencies from the First day of March to the First day of September in any year. No person shall take, kill, wound or destroy any Otters or Beavers, within this Colony between the First day of April and the First day of October in any year. Any person acting in contravention of the provisions of this Act shall incur the penalties of the Law provided in such cases. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate, Police Office. Twillingate, February, 1890.
Feb. 8, 1890 New Paper "Evening Herald". The above is the name of a new paper which comes to us this mail, and was issued for the first time on January 15th, as previously intimated in our telegraphic dispatches. It takes the place of the discontinued Mercury and is published in the interest of the Opposition, Mr. A.B. MORINE being the editor and Mr. J.A.E. FURNEAU proprietor. The Herald comes to us in an entirely new dress, and presents a very creditable appearance. It is well that there should be a good opposition organ, and we trust that this new journal will be conducted with honor to its projectors and credit to the colony at large, and so long as it is we wish it success.
Feb. 8, 1890 Letter "A Letter From Kitty Woodburn". Maidens Repeat, February 5, 1890. (To the Editor of The Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir:-- The best thanks of the O.M.C.A. are due to the Reporter for concise reports of our previous social gatherings. It does cheer our hearts even to be taken so much notice of in this way, by our poor old Bachelor friends who must have suffered dreadfully during the past cold nights. At an early meeting our subject will be: "Why don't they propose?" The discussion promises to be very animated and will turn on a certain old Bach whom we have been watching for many a weary month past. Come now old friend wake up and do the right thing at once by the poor Lassie you have been dallying around there long enough. The O.M.C.A. can't afford this hunting and it is a very ticklish point with us if we don't expose you unless you act promptly after this warning. Some of our other poor withered Bachelors had better look out for our new motto is "Tit for Tat". Yours lovingly, Kitty Woodburn, P.S. -- We hear he is sick and no wonder. [Transcriber's Note: This item is in reply to a previous letter to the Editor from the Old Maids Christian Association. See the transcriptions for 1 Feb 1890 - first item.]
Feb. 8, 1890 Fish "Herring Numerous". Five Boats Wrecked. We are indebted to a Placentia correspondent for the following: -- "Herring have been very numerous in the bottom of Placentia Bay for the last two months. Upwards of twenty-five frozen cargoes and three salt cargoes have already left for market. The Americans purchase them at the rate of 30 cents per basket, frozen. Our fishermen do the freezing themselves on scaffolds on shore. American's formerly did this on the decks of their vessels; but the latter system enables them to complete a cargo in one night." "Five Boats Wrecked". "A destructive gale, which occurred here on the 9th instant, drove five boats from the harbor of Sound Island, all of which were lost on the shore outside of Black River. It is not known whether all the crews were saved, as some of the crafts went down quite a distance from the shore, leaving only parts of their masts above water." -- Evening Telegram.
Feb. 8, 1890 Meeting Society of United Fishermen Fogo, held their anniversary on Wednesday evening.
Feb. 8, 1890 Mails The Mails for Fogo and intermediate places will close at the Post Office here on Monday next at 4 p.m. The first overland Mail from the South arrived here on Wednesday last, and a return one left this morning.
Feb. 8, 1890 Birthday Mr. GLADSTONE received 200 telegrams and 500 letters congratulating him upon his 80th birthday.
Feb. 8, 1890 Departure Before leaving Little Bay, Mr. BURGESS was the recipient of two addresses, one from the Little Bay Rifle Club and the other from the Terra Nova Billiard and Reading Club, to which he made suitable replies.
Feb. 8, 1890 Death A dispatch to the Evening Telegram from Channel dated Jan 13th says: "Mary Jane WALL, a young woman belonging to Cape Ray, left Channel for her home early on the morning of the 7th inst., got astray and perished. Her body was found yesterday at the mouth of North River Brook, Grand Bay.
Feb. 8, 1890 Religious Messrs. P.F. LeMESSURIER, Church warden, P.G. TESSIER and E. LONG, on behalf of the congregation of St. Mary's parish, presented the Rev., John ROUSE with a purse and address on Thursday last, upon the occasion of his retirement from the charge of the Parish, to assume the position of Principalship of the C.E. Theological College in this city. The address and reply will appear in the next number of the Diocesan Magazine. -- Evening Herald, Jan 18.
Feb. 8, 1890 Ship Lost A message has been received by Messrs THORBURN & TESSIER informed them that the barquentine "Leander", CONGDON, master, was lost by shipwreck on the Barbados coast. The Leander cleared out from the Customs here on the 26th December for that port, laden with 2,611 quintals of fish, 268 brls herring, 16 brls salmon, 1 cask cod liver oil, 41 bundles shoogs, and 1,000 puncheon hoops. -- Evening Telegram, Jan 10.
Feb. 8, 1890 Church Fund We observe from our contemporary the Daily Colonist, that Bishop MacDONALD has recently been visiting St. John's where he received contributions towards the re-building fund of the Harbor Grace Cathedral amounting to the handsome sum of eight thousand dollars. This must be very encouraging to the good Bishop in his zeal to erect a structure in the place of the beautiful edifice that was destroyed by fire a few months ago.
Feb. 8, 1890 Diphtheria We notice that Diphtheria has lately been prevalent in parts of Trinity Bay, and a good many children, and some more advance in life, have been its victims. Referring to a fatal case, the Evening Telegram of the 17th ult says: "A message was received this afternoon from Heart's Content announcing the death there from diphtheria, of Mr. S.S. BAILEY, a prominent operator of the telegraph staff. He was a man of family, fourty-four years of age, of robust, healthy habits, and one who would never be suspected to fall a victim to that disease."
Feb. 8, 1890 For Sale A Dwelling House, Store, two small Houses for hay, etc., a stove, two punts, and a potato Garden. Two sheep will be given to the buyer of the above. It will be sold for $240. Eli BLANDFORD.
Feb. 8, 1890 Death (Part 1) The Late Alexander S. REID Esq., M.A., Chief Clerk and Accountant in the office of the Financial Secretary. Such is the simple announcement which will convey to many throughout the length and breadth of the land that a venerable, genial and familiar face has passed from amongst us. For Mr. REID was known and esteemed by all sorts and conditions of men. His official position brought him into contact with all ranks and classes, and there are none, we venture to say, who ever left his presence without a sense of his kindly courtesy his, his unwearied industry, his official efficiency, and his anxiety to oblige, regardless of his personal labour or convenience. Such has been the record of 15 years in the onerous and responsible office which he held. Through all the changes of political life, as one administration succeeded to another, he had alike the respect, the esteem and confidence of all. This is of itself no mean tribute to his memory; for whilst, with a vigorous intellect and a keenly analytic cast of mind, he must have formed his own independent judgement upon political questions of the day; with quite reservations he retained his convictions within his breast. And thus full of years and with "golden opinions from all sorts of people" he has gone to his reward.
Feb. 8, 1890 Death (Part 2) His Christianity was harmonious with his everyday life, gentle, modest and unobtrusive. Guileless himself, he thought no evil of any man, and spoke none. Even to those who feel the sharp pang of bereavement, there is consolation in the thought that his gentle life was gently rounded off by a peaceful and painless ending. Mr. REID was a native of Haddingtonshire, and born in 1819 was a "Queen's Year Man", He received his early education at the Mathematical and Classical institution in Endinburgh, and subsequently at the University of Edinburgh. His early life was devoted to the instruction of youth, and he was for some years connected as a teacher with the University of Sackville, whence he came to St. John's in charge of the Wesleyan Academy, from which, after some years of efficient management, he retired. In 1875 he assumed his late position in the office of Financial Secretary and the various incumbents of that office have one and all united in the expression of their admiration of his marvelous efficiency, his phenomenal memory of dates and incidents, his unwearied industry, and his conscientiousness, which was almost morbidly sensitive. In fact it is an open secret that it was his devotion to duty, and the overwork which he imposed upon himself, that induced his last illness. He may be said to have died in harness. We are sure that all who knew the good old man will unite in heartfelt sympathy with his sorrowing family and friends. -- Evening Herald, Jan 24.
Feb. 8, 1890 Sermon The sermon preached by Rev. Father RYAN, in the Cathedral on Sunday last, must have made a deep impression on every parent present. It contained a wholesome moral for the youth of the city. The Rev. gentleman described the temptations that beset the young after leaving school, and besought boys to beware of bad company and its consequences. In all communities there are more or less evils and temptations besetting the paths of the young; but there could be no greater one than the sheen. Not only is the after-night drinking house a rendezvous for young boys, but fathers of families are oftentimes found there also. It is to be hoped that the discourse of the Rev. Preacher will not be without bearing fruit. -- Daily Colonist, Jan. 18.
Feb. 8, 1890 Celebration The Total Abstinence Society are beginning already to make preparations for the Centennial celebration of Father MATHEW, next October. They have ordered a handsome banner, which will be spread to the breeze for the first time on that occasion. The flag will be an extremely rich one, and it is anticipated will cost very little short of $400.00. The Society will also turn out in a new regalia on that occasion. -- Ibid.
Feb. 8, 1890 Ordinations Among the Deacons ordained at the recent ordination of the Bishop of Rochester was Dr. McGARRY, LLD. Dublin, D.CCCL., Durhaim, recently the Pastor of the Wesley Chapel, Eastbourne.
Feb. 8, 1890 From St. John's The remains of the Hon. Charles BOWRING was laid to rest on Sunday. Thousands of citizens attended the funeral; all classes lament over the deceased's death, which was caused partly from an attack of influenza. / Diphtheria is diminishing; restrictions for preventing children attending Churches and Sunday Schools is removed. / Legislature meets sixth of March, preparation of public accounts causes lateness in opening. / The Conscript sailed for Halifax on Tuesday night. / A few old seals was killed at Grates Cove last week. / There was a grand Carnival at City Hall Rink Tuesday night, and resulted in a grand success. / A severe thunder and lightning storm passed over this city on Wednesday night. / John HAWKINS, a cooper at Brownings Bakery was killed on Saturday evening by falling over the stairs while attempting to get a barrel down; He was a married man and had nine children. / The Prince and Princess of Wales contemplate visiting America this spring, the journey will be confined to New York, Canada and possibly to Newfoundland. / Glover Hotel, Topsail, was destroyed by fire six o'clock this morning. / Missionary tea meeting held there last night. / Northern mail expected today. / Condor sailed for Demerara on Tuesday evening.
Feb. 8, 1890 Death On Dec. 24th Christmas Eve, at Hampton, N.B., after a very short illness, Emily, the beloved wife of the Rev. James A. DUKE, Methodist Minister, and daughter of the late Thomas KNIGHT, Esq., of St. John's "Her end was Peace." The deceased was sister to M.T. KNIGHT, Esq., late Representative for Twillingate and of Mrs. HEYFIELD, wife of the Methodist Minister at Moreton's Harbor.
Feb. 15, 1890 Festival The annual festival of the "North Star" Division, Sons of Temperance, will take place (D.V.) on Tuesday next, 18th inst. and the members are respectfully requested to meet in the Hall at noon preparatory to attending Divine Service at St. Peter's Church. Tea to commence at 4 o'clock. An interesting and instructive programme will be prepared for the evenings entertainment, to commence at 6.45 p.m. Tickets for tea and entertainment are 30 cents each, and can be purchased from either of the following members; Bros. Geo. ROBERTS, F. LINFIELD, W. J. SCOTT, C.D. MAYNE, Geo. BARRETT, or C. WHITE.

Feb. 15, 1890 Railway It is said that over three thousand laborers are now employed on the Hall's Bay Railway.
Feb. 15, 1890 Mails The mail coming North left Gambo Thursday morning and is expected to arrive here on Monday.
Feb. 15, 1890 Mining A company is being organized to work the coal and iron beds in the district of St. George's.
Feb. 15, 1890 Meeting We are requested to announce that the annual Missionary Meetings in connection with the Methodist Church will be held (D.V.) on Monday 17th inst., at Little Harbor, Wednesday, 19th on the South side. Thursday, 20th on the North side. All are heartily welcome. Collections will be taken at all the services for Home and Foreign Missions.
Feb. 15, 1890 By Telegraph (Part 1) (Special to the Sun) St. John's, Feb. 12. First overland mail arrived on Saturday. No mail from the Mining Districts yet. / "Viola," Captain JOLIFE, arrived here Friday, being thirty-six days from Lisbon. / Total Abstinence Dramatic Club, rendered 'Ten nights in a bar room' before a crowded audience on Friday night, proceeds benefit Father MATTHEW's centenary celebrations fund. / Influenza is abating, hundreds of citizens suffered form an attack but few cases proved fatal. / William DODGE and son, belonging to Conn River, Hermitage Bay, were killed last week while they were returning from hauling their bultows, but the weather being very rough, they landed at a small cove surrounded by high hills, and while endeavoring to climb up, they were carried to the bottom by a snow slide, and killed.
Feb. 15, 1890 By Telegraph (Part 2) (Special to the Sun) St. John's, Feb. 14. Norway's catch of fish at Lofloden Island up to the 10th instant amounts to nine hundred thousand quintals. / Rev. F.R. DUFFIL lectured to a large audience in the Athenaeum on Monday evening; subject, "Newspapers and their Editors." The lecturer gave a brief history of the growth of printing press, and graphically elaborate on potent influence which the press exerts. The lecturer interespersed humorous illustrations affording pleasure and profit. / Case of selling unsound canned meat lately tried in the Police Court before Judge PROWSE; the accused was found guilty and fined twenty-five dollars./ Men from Harbor Main District were looking for employment on the railway last week. The commissioners since decided to issue five hundred more tickets. / Philip RYAN, Long Harbour accidentally killed George PAUL belonging to Fortune Bay while hunting a few days ago; Paul moved from his position, the shot struck him instead of the Deer. / A girl eight years old was burnt to death at Scilly Cove, on the tenth instant; the Father, Robert PIERCEY went to the woods early, leaving the child in care of the older ones, who left the house. Deceased tried to light a fire with shavings when the flame caught her clothes and soon reached the body which caused death. / A man named William HUTCHINGS was accidentally killed while walking over the ice with a heavy load of wood on his shoulder. He suddenly fell the wood crushing the side of his head as he lay on the ice. He leaves a wife and three children. / The Conscript left Halifax Wednesday. / The Society of United Fishermen held their Anniversary last night quite a success.

Feb. 22, 1890 C. BOWRING (Part 1) Death of Hon. C. BOWRING at his Residence Forest Road. We deeply regret to learn of the death of the Hon. Charles BOWRING, which occurred at his residence, Forest road at two o'clock this morning. He had an attack of erysipelas, and further complications of disease, which ended fatally. Mr. BOWRING was the second son of the late Charles BOWRING, senior partner in the firm of BOWRING Bros., and grandson of the late Benjamin BOWRING; who established the business in Newfoundland. After finishing his education in England, the deceased was for several years in Liverpool office. A little over 24 years ago he was active in the Newfoundland trade. Since his uncle John's retirement, he had charge of the business here, whilst his oldest brother, W.B. BOWRING, controls at Liverpool. Under Mr. Charles BOWRING's able management, the business in Newfoundland has been largely developed, consolidated and made a very paying concern. He took also an active part in all our public affairs; he was member of Assembly - took a lively interest in all our public institutions; was President of the Athenium and leading director of the Union Bank.
Feb. 22, 1890 C. BOWRING (Part 2) He was one of the chief owners of the Atlantic Hotel, and of a number of other institutions. He always took a great interest in everything connected with the city and the colony. Mr. BOWRING married the daughter of the Hon. J.H. WARREN and has a large family. Mrs. BOWRING has ably seconded all her husband's public works and is always the foremost figure in all local charities, especially those connected with the Church of England. To the bereaved family we tender our heartfelt sympathy at their loss of a kind husband and most loving father. -- Colonist. Laid to Rest. Charles BOWRING Buried. "After Life's Fitful Fever." The funeral of the late Hon. Charles BOWRING took place from his residence, Forest Road yesterday afternoon. The sun shone brightly but the air was keen with frost and the rain of the previous day made walking difficult. Notwithstanding this, hundreds of citizens of all classes, amongst whom were numbers of females, testified the esteem in which the departed merchant prince was held, by thronging the road in front of the family mansion, long before the hour appointed for the funeral.
Feb. 22, 1890 C. BOWRING (Part 3) Flags drooped at half-mast at Government House and at the mercantile premises throughout the city. The body was enclosed in a handsomely mounted rosewood casket. A silver plate on the lid bore the simple inscription: -- Charles BOWRING, aged 50, 1890. Counsellor CARNELL had charge of the funeral arrangements, and a little after 2.30 his attendants, with heads uncovered, conveyed the casket from the chamber where it had reposed, and placed it on the hearse. Beautiful floral wreaths, tributes from loving hearts, adorned the head and foot, and a cross composed of superb calla lilies and exquisite ferns, occupied the centre of the casket, while several wreaths drooped from the sides. The Pall Bearers were: -- Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, R.H. PROWSE, Esq., Sir R. THORBURN, H.J. STABB, Hon. G. RENDELL, Hon. J.S. PITTS. The procession was formed as follows: -- Frank BOWRING and Willie WARREN. Messrs. John and Edgar BOWRING. His Excellency sir T. O'BRIEN and Secretary. Rev. J.C. HARVEY and Mr. F. RENNIE. Employers of BOWRING Bros.
Feb. 22, 1890 C. BOWRING (Part 4) Citizens of all classes. Sleighs. Long before the last of the cortege had left the house of mourning, the hearse had entered the cemetery. At the entrance of the Church yard, the corpse was met by the Rev. Ambrose HEYGATE, Senior Curate of the Cathedral, and the Rev. John ROUSE, Junior Curate, both clergymen walked before the body, the latter impressively reciting the opening sentences of the beautiful ritual of the Church of England for the burial of the dead; the Church bell tolling at intervals. Inside the mortuary chapel the services over the remains were performed by the same gentleman. At the grave the closing ceremonies were conducted by Mr. HEYGATE, who committed the body to the grave, "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of resurrection to eternal life." Thus was laid to rest in God's Acres all that was mortal of Charles BOWRING -- a good citizen, and one whose many excellent traits of head and heart endeared him to all classes and creeds of the community. "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well."
Feb. 22, 1890 Festival The North Star Division, Sons of Temperance, held their annual Festival on Tuesday last. Divine service was attended at St. Peter's Church, when Rev. R. TEMPLE preached a suitable discourse. Tea was prepared in good style. At the evenings meeting, addresses, recitations, dialogues, &c., composed the programme. The speakers were Rev. H. WHITMORE, Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, Rev. J.K. KELLY, and Rev. W. REX, all giving lively and enthusiastic speeches in advocacy of Temperance principles. A full report of which will be furnished next week.
Feb. 22, 1890 Jacob WARFORD "A Sad Case of Hardship." On January 24, Jacob WARFORD of Herring Neck, poorly clothed and considerably worse fed, while in one of the Arms procuring wood, had one of his feet severely frozen, nevertheless he managed to walk home where he remained for about a week. When symptoms of mortification setting in, he was brought to Twillingate and placed under the care of Dr. STAFFORD. The Doctor, after administering chloroform, amputated about half of the foot. The patient, owing to his enfeebled condition, nearly succumbing to the operation. However, under careful management the poor fellow rallied, and since then has been progressing very favorably. In about two weeks more he will no doubt, be able to return to his family, who reside at Herring Neck. There were present at the operation the Rev. R. TEMPLE, Mr. Josiah COLBOURNE, and Mr. Thomas ASHBOURNE. This adds another to the list of skilful operations performed by the doctor since his residence amongst us.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births On the 19th inst., the wife of Sergeant PATTON of a daughter.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births At Watson's Cove on the 28th of December the wife of Mr. Phillip HAMILTON of a daughter.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births At Fortune Harbor on the 8th ult., the wife of Mr. Thomas QUIRK jr. of twin boys.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births At the same place on the 17th ult., the wife of Mr. John LANNON of a son.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births At the same place on the 21st. ult., the wife of Mr. William GILLISPIE of a daughter.
Feb. 22, 1890 Births At the same place on the 13th ult., the wife of Mr. John CARROL of a son.
Feb. 22, 1890 Married At Fortune Harbor on the 15th …. By the Rev. Father GARAHAN, Mr. John HEALEY of Black Island, to Ellen, oldest daughter of Patrick and Marrisa POWER.
Feb. 22, 1890 Deaths On Dec 12th at Fortune Harbor of croup William aged 9 years and on the 14th John aged 14 years, sons of Patrick and Bridgett POWER.
Feb. 22, 1890 Deaths At the same place and the same day of Croup, Margaret youngest daughter of John and Bridgett CAREY aged 6 years.
Feb. 22, 1890 Deaths On the 28th ult., at Fortune Harbor Thomas fourth son of Alexander and the late Catherine GILLISPIE, after a long and protracted illness, borne with christian resignation to the divine will in the 19th year of his age. The deceased was always of a kind and amiable disposition. He is much regretted by a large circle of friends and leaves a father and five brothers to mourn his loss. The deceased's mother died last July after a short illness. Both their ends were peaceful. May they rest in peace.
Feb. 22, 1890 Deaths On the 30th ult., Charles, second son of the late C.T. BOWRING of Liverpool.
Feb. 22, 1890 Deaths On the 31st ult., after a short illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Captain Thomas ASHMAN, in his 85th year of his age, an old and respected resident of St. John's and for may years a merchant of Herring Neck.
March 1, 1890 Notice Twillingate Road Board. The above Board hereby give public notice that they will not be answerable for the payment of any Order they have issued that are not strictly confined to the Articles mentioned in the Order, viz. -- Flour and Molasses. No alteration of the Order will be recognized by the Board. (Signed By Order) Samuel BAIRD, Chairman Road Board, Twillingate, February 24, 1890.

March 1, 1890 Court Case Penalty For Breach of License Act. The hearing of the charge against Henry D. JOHNSON, for violating the License Act was concluded to day. The defence entered a denial, and called, as witnesses to sustain it, the defendant, Mrs. JOHNSON, Mrs. ELLARD and Hannah ELLARD. Judge PROWSE held that their evidence was overbourn by the two previous witnesses -- Sergeant DAWE and Kate KELLY -- and sentenced the accused to pay a fine of one hundred dollars, or in default, to six month's imprisonment under the following clause of the second section of the License Act: -- "No intoxicating liquor shall hereafter be sold, unless by license, under a penalty for a first offence of not less than Twenty nor more than One Hundred Dollars, and in default of payment to imprisonment for any term not exceeding one month; and for a second or subsequent offence, imprisonment for not exceeding six months, with or without labor. -- Evening Telegram, Jan 27.
March 1, 1890 French Treaty (Part 1) French Treaty Question. Letter from Admiral KENNEDY. He defends the colony's Fishery Rights. -- (Editor London Daily Mail) Sir, -- I perceive that this much-vexed question has turned up again, and I have read your leading article on the subject, as also the letter of "Terra Nova" in today's issue. The latter puts the case very clearly, and I agree with all he says except one sentence, viz,: "But the large number of voters who have never seen England, and only know her war vessels as assisting their rivals in harassing them, and preventing the development of their mineral and forest wealth by occupying three-fourths of her coast-line, would not be slow in voting for annexation and freedom from interference by a foreign and alien flag." This is hardly fair on us Naval Officers, who have striven for years past to do our duty, conscientious by our countrymen and also with due regard to the claims of the French. By the terms of the Treaty of Versailles (1883) French fishermen are allowed to enjoy the fishery assigned to them under the Treaty of Utrecht, but, unfortunately, the wording of the Treaty is so loose, that each Nation has put its own interpretation on it, the French claiming the exclusive right to the fishery, whilst the British Government maintain the right to be only a concurrent one.
March 1, 1890 French Treaty (Part 2) In 1856 Governor DARLIN concludes a letter in these words:-- "Yet the political position of the Colony is such that a Foreign State, enjoys a right to a use of at least one-half of its line of coast, and avails itself of the right in such a manner, as effectually to close that portion of the coast, for all practical purposes against the people of the State, to which the soil of the Colony belongs." By the wording of the Treaties, British fishermen have the right to fish concurrently with the "French", provided that they do not interfere with them, but therein lies the difficulty. How is it possible for two people to fish in the same water without one being able to claim, however unjustly, that the other is interfering with him? It is idle to talk about interfering as the law now stands. The fact is, the letter of the Treaty in enforced, whilst the spirit of it is ignored, and the collisions must occur between the fishermen of the two Nations while such an anomalous state of affairs is permitted. The truth is, the wretched Newfoundlanders are slaves, and half starved once they are ba...ed by foreigners, and forbidden to catch the fish with which God has provided them an abundance. Even the Naval Officers, who are sent to protect them, are unable to help them, and yet they are told they are British subjects! It is an idle mockery.
March 1, 1890 French Treaty (Part 3) The treaties are absolute and do not apply to present circumstances, and they ought to be abolished or replaced by others suitable to the times. I feel very strongly on this subject and write with some knowledge of it, having commanded the squadron for the protection of the fisheries form 1879 to 1882, and I wrote a good deal about it in "Sport and Adventures in Newfoundland," published 1885 -- in fact, I have quoted largely from the book. I am not surprised at the Newfoundlanders talking about annexation to the United States; the fact is, they have been shamefully neglected. There have been many attempts at negotiation, but they have come to nothing and never will. There is only one thing to be done, and that is to convey to the French that Newfoundland belongs to us and that we will not permit its resources to be paralyzed and its inhabitants ground down and prevented from earning their living in their own Country. The reason this has not been done long ago is that we are afraid of hurting the susceptibilities of the French. I should like to know what they would do if the position were reversed and the Island belonged to them. Why, we should be bundled out, and we would go without fighting, as they would. If the Germans or Americans owned the Island, they would not have been so thin-skinned. They would have had "Newfoundland for the Newfoundlanders" long before this. I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant, W.R. KENNEDY, Rear-Admiral. London, Christmas Day.
March 1, 1890 The Mails The mail coming North left Gambo Thursday morning and is expected to arrive here on Monday. The mail from the Bay arrived on Wednesday. The couriers report old seals numerous along that shore on Friday and Saturday last.
March 1, 1890 Meeting The members of the Road Board are requested to attend a meeting to-night at the office of the Chairman when business of importance will be discussed.
March 1, 1890 Letter Extracts From a Private Letter from Rev. W.T.D. DUNN. By the time you get this I expect your stock of patience will have been run out. Don't be too hard on us, it is more our misfortune than our fault that we have not written oftener. We are in a growing place and improvement is the order of the day. We have now a Doctor residing among us, and there is on foot a movement to secure the calling of the mail steamer and the establishment of a Post Office at this place the coming season. We will then be able to give our friends more satisfaction in the way of correspondence. Our first overland mail is due to-day, but has not come yet. All being well, we start our Missionary meetings on Monday 3rd inst., at Greenspond and thence down the shore as far as Musgrave Harbor. We will have seven or eight meetings altogether and about eighty miles travelling. Hope it will be a little milder than we have had so far this winter, though to-day it has been raining and is very soft. Many people have the fashionable complaint. Our Bazaar was a grand success. We thought if we raised $200 we would do well, but we totalled $550. That will paint the Church in first class style, and buy two handsome chandeliers. The contract with the painter is made. He starts work in May. The same ...... did our church at Newtown and it is grand. Give our kind regards to all.
March 1, 1890 Celebration (Part 1) "Love, Parity, Fidelity." As usual Shrove Tuesday was again selected for the celebrations of the Anniversary of the North Star Division No. 15, Sons of Temperance and also the Crystal Stream No 1. Band of Hope. At 1.30 the Division with the Band of Hope proceeded in procession to St. Peter's Church to attend Divine Service where an excellent discourse was given by the Rev. R. TEMPLE from the words: "Against such there is no law." -- Galations v. 23. At the close the procession moved back to the Hall where the ladies were preparing a good tea for them. After all had got their fill of the good things, the hall was cleared for the evening's entertainment. The meeting was opened in the presence of a large audience at 7 o'clock, by singing and Prayer after which Bro. C. WHITE, W.P., was introduced to the chair and in an appropriate address showed the object of the meeting. The programme which is appended was then gone through, and it will suffice to say that the different speakers, reciters, and those who sang and took part in dialogues did their parts well and that a most enjoyable and profitable evening was spent. Sister Henrietta PRESTON presided most efficiently at the organ.
March 1, 1890 Celebration (Part 2) The choir under her direction, gave excellent singing which added greatly to the interest. The following is the programme: Chorus "Once Again We Meet" - Choir. Prayer - Chaplain. Address - Chairman. Chorus "Hear the Order" - Choir. Recitation "Blushing rose" - Frank CURTIS. Recitation "My Position" - Stephen LOVERIDGE. Solo - Miss S. PURCHASE. Dialogue "Little By Little". Address - Rev. H. WHITMORE. Duet - Sisters M.A. ROBERTS and F. CURTIS. Recitation "Poor Ned" - A. COLBOURNE. Dialogue "Change of Fortune". Address - Rev. R.W. FREEMAN. Trio "Social Glass" - Misses J. CURTIS, M.A. ROBERTS, and S. PURCHASE. Recitation "The Barrel" - Harriet ROBERTS. Dialogue "Father Come Home." Recitation - Minnie BARNES. Address - Rev. Bro. J.K. KELLY. Chorus and Solo "Crouching Neath, etc., - Miss J. CURTIS and Choir. Recitation "Drunkard's Death Bed" - Katie BAIRD. Recitation Drunkard's Habitation" - Jacob WHEELOR. Dialogue "Have A Shine Sah". Address - Rev. REX. Chorus "Oh The Crystal Spring" - Choir. Recitation "How My Boy Went Down" - Lydia NEWMAN. Recitation "Save The Drunkard" - Lucinda PRESTON. Dialogue "Doctor By Proxy". Chorus "A Better, etc.," - Choir. National Anthem.
March 1, 1890 By Telegraph (Part 1) Special to The Sun. St. John's, Feb 21. Masonic Fraternity attended divine service at the Cathedral Friday night, when the Rev. John ROUSE preached an eloquent Sermon on behalf of the Tasker educational fund. The sacred edifice was crowded and the collection amounted to one hundred and fifty four dollars. / The "Conscript" arrived from Halifax on Saturday and went to Trinity and Catalina with freight. She sailed for Halifax Tuesday night. / The Northern mail was despatched Tuesday. / Mail from the North arrived Wednesday being first from mining districts. / A new Board of Health has been appointed for this city, Judge PROWSE Chairman. / The body of a man subsequently known to be James WOODFORD, aged sixty years, was found on the landwash at Lance Cove last week. The body was unmasked and his face disfigured beyond recognition. The Jury concluded that the diseased was drowned while crossing the ice. / Snow storm last night, wind North-East.
March 1, 1890 By Telegraph (Part 1) Special to The Sun. St. John's Feb 28. Funeral of the late Rev. John GOODISON took place on Monday afternoon, being the largest ever witnessed at Carbonear. A special train left there taking the city Ministers and a number of other friends. Seventeen Ministers attended, also the Masonic body of Conception Bay, the Church was crowded, many unable to get in. After the lessons, short tributes were paid to the memory of the departed by Revs. James DOVE, MILLIGAN, BOND and BOYD. The deceased was greatly beloved by all classes. / The Norwegian fishery up to February twenty fourth was nine million against three million five hundred thousand, corresponding date last year. / Charges of selling Garden Beer was lately tried before Judge PROWSE. Evidence by Professor HALLOWAY showed that the beer contained intoxicating properties. The Judge fined each party twenty dollars. / Dundee sealing steamers arrived. / Large audience greeted Rev. Dr. RYAN in the Athenaeum on Monday evening, when he delivered an excellent lecture on the City of the Lily, giving exposition of the History of Florentine Republic which was most interesting.
March 1, 1890 Death At Tilt Cove on December 17th., 1889, Frederick Freebairn infant son of Ephraim and Jane WATKINS, aged 5 months. "Without spot before the Throne of God."

March 8, 1890 Death of Mrs. COOK. The painful information contained in the following paragraph was received last mail and is likely to be read with regret by many, who may have been acquainted with Mrs. COOK. She was a native of Back Harbour and third daughter of John and Martha PITMAN, and was resident here for almost forty seven years. She was deeply convinced of her need of Salvation at a very early age (18) under a sever affliction, and at that time earnestly sought and obtained freedom from sin. She also became a member of the Methodist Church as soon as she saw her need of serving the Lord, and continued to be an ornament to it until the day of her death. Her regard for the means of grace, especially class meeting, was lasting; and she thought in difficult for anyone to keep up the life of piety without them. She was truly a good wife, and affectionate mother, a kind and benevolent neighbour, a sincere and devoted Christian. She appeared to be conscious at the commandment of her last affliction, that it would terminate in death; but was submissive, patient and truly resigned to the Will of God. Here confidence was generally strong, and her presence of glory was urgent ........ for several days unsure .... dath, her union with Christ seemed uninterrupted, she conversed with much composure of mind, and even with pleasure upon her dissolution. She died January 10 after three months illness, aged 48 years. Her funeral was attended by a large congregation mostly Newfoundlanders. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, (Toronto) "Peace in Jesus, blessed promise, Covenant word of changeless love; Sealed in blood and daily witnessed, By Thy gr... eternal Dove."
March 8, 1890 BONUYN Speaks. The Newfoundland Colonization and Mining Company. The following appears in a late Canadian paper: -- "Advices from Newfoundland say that a big scheme for the colonization of the colony is now under way. In the charter granted to the Anglo-American Telegraph Company in 1854, 10 square miles of land were granted to them to be selected by them from any unappropriated Crown lands. More than twenty years elapsed before the company completed its selections. Their grants are widely separated. Some of the grants contain coal beds, some minerals and some are adapted for agriculture. The Company, however, has not attempted to turn these lands to account, and lately these lands covering 64,000 acres, have come into the possession of an English company organized in London, under the title of "The Newfoundland Colonization and Mining Company." The directorate includes Lord THURLOW, who is Chairman, several English capitalists, and Hon. Alexander MacKAY, a member of the Newfoundland Government. The company proposes to send colonists to the lands, to work the mines, and carry on lumbering and other industries. It will hold out strong inducements to emigrants from Europe to lease or purchase farms. It is expected that a big stream of emigration will be pushed into the Colony. W.W. BONUYN, an English engineer, says: "There is no doubt that Newfoundland has been neglected and much abused, but facts are facts. The Island might support many thousands of contented, prosperous and loyal people, half of whom might be farmers; but faith in the future and energy in the present must go hand in hand." -- Evening Telegram.
March 8, 1890 "A shower Of Blood." A Remarkable Phenomena Off The Newfoundland Banks. Baltimore, Feb. 6 -- Capt. TRENNERY of the ill fated steamer Queensmore, of Johnson line, which was burned in the Irish Channel, and afterwards beached while completing her first round trip, has arrived in command of the New Queensmore, and was given a warm reception by a large circle of friends. Captain TRENNERY reports: "Off the Newfoundland Banks a phenomenon was witnessed, it being nothing more or less than a rain of blood apparently, and covered the decks, bridge, masts, stacks, coats and every exposed part. When it came down it was of a dark rich color like human blood, but soon dried up and assumed the color of .... rust. All hands was badly scared, and feared that a serious accident would happen. Capt. I..... of the Rossmore, also witnessed the same remarkable sight. No one can account for it. It was blowing very hard at the time." -- Evening Telegram.
March 8, 1890 The Mails The mail coming North left Shoal Harbor this morning. The mail for Fogo and intermediate places will close at the Post Office Monday evening at 6 p.m.
March 8, 1890 Service On Sunday afternoon last, the Loyal Orange Association attended Diving service at St. Andrew's Church, when they were favored with an excellent discourse by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D.
March 8, 1890 A Newfoundland Dog. A big Newfoundland dog recently saved six lives in Allegheny City. About one o'clock in the morning the dog awoke his master, Mr. F.D. KING by loud barking. Repeated efforts to quiet the brute failed and looking out of the window, KING discovered that the BOYLE building was in flames. He called assistance and succeeded in rescuing from the burning building, the members of three families. -- Scientific American.
March 8, 1890 Codfish Effects of Cold on the Movements of the Cod. The present winter is an unusually cold one, and there is also an immense quantity of ice all around our coast; the probability, therefore, is that we shall have a late and cold Spring, such as we had in 1873 and unusually good fishery, the fishery of that year being the largest on record. We caught 1,700,000 quintals; the French caught 600,00. The livers of the fish, in may cases, were very poor, and the fish watery. (H.Y. HIND reports these facts in Part II of Fishery Companion.) The causes of the fish being driven into the land was in all probability the extreme cold and the extraordinary quantity of floating ice. The effect of cold on fish movements has been scientifically proved both in Norway and the North Sea. -- Daily Colonist.
March 8, 1890 Deaths The death of two centenarians are reported in late St. John's papers. The first, says the Daily Colonist of the 17th February, is John ASHLEY who died Saturday last, having attained the advanced age of one hundred and six years. The deceased was a native of London, England, but has been a resident of Newfoundland for over seventy six years. He was in full possession of his senses up to the time of his death, and spent only one day in bed before he died. Up to four years ago the deceased attended Mass in St. Patrick's every morning, and in October eighty-eight, he attended as a witness in a case at the court house. The deceased leaves ten children, upwards of forty grand-children and a number of great grandchildren to mourn him.
March 8, 1890 Deaths The second was Mrs. Lawrence MURPHY, says the Evening Herald, who died yesterday at the age of 100 years and three months, after being bedridden for several months up to which time, however, she was an active woman. She was the mother of twenty-four children, four of whom, and one hundred grand-children and great-grand-children, survive her. She and her sister, a Mrs. MOORE, had forty-nine children. One of the daughters of Mrs. MOORE is the wife of Rev. J. KINGWELL of Harbor Buffett.
March 8, 1890 Brick Making This industry, which we ….. Can be profitably engaged in and which we have before strongly advocated, is to receive from impetus in Trinity Bay the coming spring. A new company - the (Crambrook ?) Brick Co., are now making preparations to commence operations. A late number of the Trinity Record says: -- We are pleased to note the ...vent of progress of any industry in or around us, which may be calculated to afford increased employment to our people, the bulk of whom unfortunately are for a part of every year living in enforced idleness. Hence we are pleased to know that a company was recently formed for the manufacture of brick at Elliott's Cove, Random, where clay suitable for the purpose abounds, - samples of which have been sent to New York and tests were proven to be of a superior quality. At the present time a number of men are engaged in erecting the necessary buildings at Elliott's Cove, and quite a scene of activity prevails there, to the great benefit of those so engaged. The necessary machinery has been ordered and will be landed at that place in the Spring, when the manufacture of brick will be actively and somewhat extensively carried on ….. Company hoping to turn out two million of brick next season. We wish the company - which will be known as the (Crombrook ?) Brick co. - abundant success.
March 8, 1890 By Telegraph (Special to the Sun) Greenspond, March 3. Wind E.E. light, dense fog. Heavy Sea, Bay and Harbor clear. Fogo, March 8. Wind W.N.W. stormy, cloudy, Bay clear; reported a few harp seals seen at little Fogo yesterday. Greenspond, March, 8. Wind W.N.W. strong, fine no ice visible. The "Vanguard", "Greenland" and "Terra Nova' arrived Thursday. There are eleven steamers to leave this neighborhood on Monday morning. No difficulty. St. John's, March 7. "Conscript" arrived from Halifax on Sunday evening, bringing mails taken to England some time ago by "Caspian,"; she passed through heavy ice crossing the mouth of the Gulf and saw large numbers of old seals. Steamers "Nimrod" and "Panther" sailed for the Gulf seal fishery yesterday and will clear from Channel. Weather mild, snow rapidly disappearing. Northern mail arrived yesterday. House of Assembly opened at two o'clock yesterday by commission from the Governor, to elect a Speaker, when Mr. EMERSON was unanimously elected. The opening speech was delivered by His Excellency the Governor at two o'clock today in the House of Assembly. The motion for committee for address in reply to His Excellency's speech was moved by Mr. WEBBER and seconded by Mr. F. MORRIS. A lively scene took place in the House of Assembly this evening when MORRISON refused to take the Oath of Allegiance before occupying his seat in the House, and was ordered by the Speaker to withdraw, which he reluctantly did. MORINE declined to abide by the Speakers decision respecting the rules of the House, and was given in charge of the Sergeant-at-Arms who with aid from the Police, had MORINE removed from precincts of the House. Motion for select committee was ably moved and seconded by WEBBER and MORRIS and were highly complemented by GREEN and MURRAY, who spoke at length on topics which the speech contained. Other members also spoke, and after several notices of motion had been given, the House adjourned until Tuesday.
March 8, 1890 Advertisement A CARD. S. BAIRD, Notary Public, Commissioner Supreme Court, &c. Residence, Shoal Tickle Point, N.
March 8, 1890 Public Notice Notice is Hereby Given, that the Law of 1888, abolishing the use of Cod Traps in this Island and its Dependencies, comes into operation on the Ninth Day of May Next, from which date the use of Cod Traps will be illegal, and any person using them will be subject to a penalty of Five Hundred Dollars. M. FENELON, Colonial Secretary, Secretary's Office, Nov 26, 1889

March 15, 1890 Hotel Fire "The Hotel Glover Totally Destroyed By Fire." Hotel Glover, Topsail, was burnt to the ground at six o'clock this morning. How the fire originated is not yet known. It was a large edifice, much more so than the largest private dwelling in town, and a fire once under way in it, could not possibly be checked by the appliances at the disposal of the villagers. Heroic efforts were made to prevent the flames spreading to the Methodist Parsonage in which the people were successful. Conspicuous amongst these who rendered good service in this respect was the Rev. Mr. COLLEY. A telegraph message from Mr. N. McDONALD, the proprietor of the hotel, states "Hotel burnt down this morning at six o'clock saved nothing only escaped." The following amounts of insurance are placed on the property In the Northern Insurance Company, N. MacDONALD on furniture, $1,200, on new wing, $600, total -- $4,800 in the General Insurance Company, N. McDONALD on stock $800 total on entire premises, $5,400 (fifty four hundred dollars) -- Evening Telegram.
March 15, 1890 Mails The mail coming North arrived at Gambo on Tuesday evening and is expected to arrive here this evening or Monday morning.
March 15, 1890 Sermon The Rev. P.G. SNOW, Incumbent of Exploits Mission, will preach at St. Peter's Church tomorrow morning and at St. Andrew's in the evening.
March 15, 1890 Road Board His Excellency the governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Messrs. Samuel BAIRD, Andrew ROBERTS, Francis ROBERTS, Elias PEYTON, John PURCHASE, John ELLIOTT, Matthias Hayward, John MINTY, John ROBERTS, Archibald ROBERTS, Silas BURT and William YOUNG to be a Road Board for Twillingate Messrs. Nathanial CHAFE, Walter B. JENNINGS, Abraham KNIGHT, Simon RIDEOUTt, Charles BRITTt, Joseph TAYLOR, Andrew RUSSELL to be a road Board for Moreton's Harbor; Messrs. Robert BOYD, Edward CANTWELL, John SMALL, John LOCKto be a Road Board for Tizzard's Harbor; Messrs. Solomon COLBOURNE, Esau BLANDFORD, Joseph STUCKEY, Francis MILES, Timothy GRIMES and John CARD, to be a Road Board for Herring Neck.
March 15, 1890 Meeting Friday's Bay Methodist Missionsary Meeting at Fridays Bay. A missionary meeting was held at Friday's Bay on Wednesday March 5, in the Methodist School house, which is a model for neatness, comfort and convenience, and where Miss MINTY is doing good service in "teaching the young idea how to shoot". In spite of the weather being somewhat unfavourable, the building was filled with a very attentive and enthusiastic audience. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. J. SCOTT, who was supported by the Revs. R.W. FREEMAN and J.K. KELLY and Messrs. J. MOYLE, T. TIZZARD and G. SAMSON. The various speakers all received a very attentive hearing, as one after another, they advocated the cause of Missions; one speaking of the difficulties which Christian Missions in foreign lands had to overcome; another speaking of the triumphs of the Cross and the claims of the heathen world upon us; whilst other speakers referred gratefully to the progress of Christianity in this land. A collection was taken up at the close of the meeting amounting to upwards of $9.
March 15, 1890 Meeting Change Islands The annual Methodist Missionary meeting was held here Wednesday, Feb. 26, Mr. J.G. LUCAS in the chair. Owing to the number of families living in the Bay for the Winter the Church was not crowded. The speeches were very interesting, especially the one by the Chairman. In urging the people to self-denial he said that some persons spend more in burning incense to the devil (smoking) than they contribute to the cause of God. Rev,. H. ABRAHAM spoke of Africa and made special reference to the noble life and early martyrdom of Bishop HANNINGTON. The Rev. W. REX gave the last address which was full of interest. The collection amounted to $40. The meeting held at Fogo next day was presided over by Mr. A. COOK and was addressed by Rev. W. REX, Mr. LUCAS and Rev. A. SKINNER. The amount collected at Fogo last year was $96.15, Mr. LUCAS giving $35:00. Quite a number of people from the Chruch of England were present and coming out one remarked, "How is it that the Methodists give so much more to Missions than we Church fold?". The meeting at Barr'd Island was well attended and was addressed by three clergymen and Mr. LUCAS
March 15, 1890 Fogo Notes We have had a great amount of sickness throughout the Island. Our devoted Doctor has worked intensely hard taking scarcely any rest day or night. It is chiefly owing to his indefatigable efforts that there have been so few deaths. Over two hundred persons have applied for relief and unless the seals come, great will be the destitution of the people during March. March 11. The prospects of seals is very poor. So much slob has drifted in that it is impossible to get to the good ice. Not one seal has yet been taken. Poverty daily becoming more manifest, the relieving officer exceedingly careful in giving help. Several families in greatest extremities. A petition for a larger grant for education has been largely signed and forwarded to the House.
March 15, 1890 By Telegraph (Special to the Sun) St. John's, March 12. Father WALSH, Parish Priest at St. Lawrence, died of diphtheria. He was buried Sunday night. The deceased worked indefatigably attending diphtheria among all classes and out of forty cases, only one child died. Feeling (the) symptoms (of the) disease on Thursday, he decided to go to Burin for medical treatment where (the) attack proved fatal; he is universally deplored by all who knew him. [Transcriber's Note: I think what is meant here is that his death is "universally deplored".] House of Assembly met yesterday. MORISON took his seat having previously taken the Oath of Allegiance. MORINE introduced resolutions to the effect that the Speaker should not be sustained in action taken last day of sitting, which were defeated. Address in reply to the opening speech was read first time. Premier gave notice he would move an appointment of Officers servants today. Several other motions made when House adjourned first days session. Colonial Secretary gave notice that he will introduce Manhood Suffrage Bill. Viola sailed for Oporto on Friday.

March 22, 1890 Funeral (Part 1) (From the Evening Telegram) Funeral Obsequies of The Rev. John GOODISON. A Very Touching Ceremony. Thousands of Sorrowing People. The Unexpected Call. It is but six days ago since the Rev. John GOODISON was discharging the duties of his Sacred office in the town of Carbonear. ........ and it was as a flash of lightning against a bright sky, that the news of his death reached this city on Friday morning. The Trip to Harbor Grace. A special train left the depot yesterday morning at eight o'clock conveying the St. John's resident Ministers of the Methodist Church - Revd's BOND, BOYD, MILLIGAN, DOVE, STORY, DUFFILL and ADAMS - and over twenty of the official members of the city Churches and friends of the deceased. On arriving at Harbor Grace station .... a number of sleighs were waiting to drive the train passengers to Carbonear ... Many went to take a last look at ....... their Reverend friend, afterward being sent, by arrangement, to kind hosts who had provided dinner.
March 22, 1890 Funeral (Part 2) At half past two the "Lady Glover" arrived from Harbor Grace with the Masonic Body and a large number of citizens, desirous of paying their last tribute …. to one who had formerly been a loved brother and Pastor. Shortly after three o'clock the Rev. T.H. JAMES conducted a short service at the home, the Rev. S. MATTHEWS, of Heart's Content leading in prayer for the bereaved wife and children... The procession then formed and proceeded to the Methodist Church. The bearers were R.S. MUNN, MHA; W.DUFF, MHA; Messrs THOMPSON, GODDEN, CA...NS, J.R. GOODISON, W.B. GOODISON, Hon. Mr. RORKE, James and John RORKE, relatives, were the chief mourners. Seventeen Ministers of the Newfoundland Conference followed, and afterward mourners, amongst whom we noticed Rev. Mr. CLIFT (Episcopal), Rev. Mr. HENRY (Presbyterian), and citizens of all sorts and conditions, and hundreds having also come from the adjoining settlements so far as Brigus and Western Bay.
March 22, 1890 Church Dedication (Part 1) (From Little Bay) "Dedication of Church". Last November the Methodists here began to enlarge their Loading Wharf School Church as it was insufficient for the congregation to worship in. On January 15 it was opened for public service. On February 17th a public tea was provided and entertainment was given to a very large audience for which there was not room, many having to stand. The following is the Programme: Address, Chairman, Rev. J.E. MANNING/ Instrumental Music - Little Bay Band / Quartette "There's A Stranger....... door" - Mrs. GARLAND, Miss PILLEY, Messrs. W. ROLLINS and ...... / Solo ............. / Recitation "The Last Hymn" ........ / Duett "Some Day" - Mrs. GARLAND and Miss TILLEY / Solo "Some Day I'll Wander Back Again" - Mr. G. LANGMEAD / Dialogue - "Two Fishermen" / Quartette "Love At Home" - Misses THOMPSON, Messrs. W.G. TAVERNER, G. LANGMEAD / Solo and Chorus "Have Courage My Boy to Say No" - Mr. G. LANGMEAD and Choir.
March 22, 1890 Church Dedication (Part 2) The proceeds from the tea and entertainment amounted to $62.44. On the following Monday a Tea was given to the scholars of the two Sunday Schools. On Sunday Rev. H. HATCHER preached to crowded congregations. In the morning and afternoon in the Loading Wharf Church. The afternoon was devoted to a Dedicatory Service, when the building was solemnly dedicated to the Worship of God. The evening Service was in the Bight Church when every available seat was filled. At the close, the Sacrament was administered to quite a large number. The collection from the morning and evening services were devoted to the Building Fund and amounted to $16.44. The total cost of the new building has been $265 all of which has been raised but $40 and it is hoped that this will be wiped off before Conference, as a Service of Song and other matters are on hand to effect this much desired object. Magister.
March 22, 1890 Church Meeting Moreton's Harbor. The annual Missionary Meeting was held in the Methodist Chruch on the 27th ult., and was very successful. In the absence of Mr. Mark OSMOND, JP., by reason "La Grippe" the Church was taken over by Mr. Samuel SMALL. The Pastor gave out Hymn 707, after the singing of which he read short Scripture Lesson and Prayer was then offered by the Rev. H. WHITMORE. The Chairman gave a short speech and then call on Rev. J. HEYFIELD who read the Report and commented on it, as it showed signs of progress. After singing, the Rev. J.K. KELLY was called on for an address. The speaker then gave a ..interesting speech in India ... Another hymn was sung, and Rev. Henry WHITMORE was called on to speak. The meeting ... was closed with Prayer by Rev. Mr. KELLY. A similar ... meeting was held in the Methodist Church at Tizzard's Harbor on the previous evening. Mr. John BOYD presided .... The Superintendent of the Circuit acted as precentor and read the report for the past year .... Prayer was offered by the Rev. J.K. KELLY at the opening... Addresses were delivered by Revds. Hy. WHITMORE and Jas. King KELLY. ...... The Rev. H. WHITMORE closed the meeting with Prayer.
March 22, 1890 Prohibition The polls held here and at Moreton's Harbor, on the 27th, we are glad to know, resulted in all votes polled being in favor of "Prohibition !". -- Com
March 22, 1890 Herring Neck Notes (1) On February 24 the Methodist Missionary Anniversary was held. Rev. J. KELLY preached an earnest sermon in the afternoon. At 7 p.m. Mr. Jonathan BURT ably presided over the meeting and Revd's R.W. FREEMAN and J.K. KELLY, and Messrs. W.J. SCOTT and MARSH did good service by their interesting and instructive addresses. The Church was well filled and the collection and subscription amounted to $14 00. On March 13th the Band of Hope walked in procession across the Bight to the new schoolroom where their first tea was provided. Our 60 members and friends partook of the good things. Mrs. REX, Misses S. FARTHING, M.A. MURCEL and E. WARREN presiding at the tables. At 7p.m. Mr. S. ROBERTS of Change Islands was called to the chair. Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN and Mr. LOCKYER assisted at the Entertainment as will be seen from the following programme:
March 22, 1890 Herring Neck Notes (2) Opening Hymn, "Work for the night is Coming". Prayer. Address - Chairman. Chorus "Once Again We Meet" - Band. Recitation "Who are the Coming Men" - P. FARTHING. Solo "Mothers of Salem" - D. COOK. Reading and Address - Mr. LOCKYER. Solo and Chorus "No One Cares for Me" - Mrs. REX Recitation "Water" - E. CASTLE. Recitation "Liscensed to set" - G. SIMMONS. Chorus "New Name" - Band. Dialogue - Misses FARTHING and MURCELL. Duett "The Gushing Rill" - Mr. and Mrs. REX. Duett "March to Battle Field" - Mr. and Mrs. FARTHING. Address - Rev. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN. Chorus - Band. Recitation "Mount of Assembly" - A. PILL. Solo "Under the Willow" - Miss GRIMES. Recitation "The Drunken Father" - Mr. HAYTER. Reading - Mrs. Rec. Solo "The Mantrap" - Mr. REX. Recitation "The Wifes Appeal" - P. TAYLOR. Recitation "The Finished Talents" - Miss MURCELL. Collection. Recitation "Leave the Liquor Alone" - E. FETHAMS. Chorus "Going By" - Band. Benediction.
March 22, 1890 Little Bay Islands. March 10th, 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- In consideration of our past Teacher, Miss L.G. LINFIELD, having rendered faithful and effective service as a Day School Teacher in this place, we beg to ask her through the medium of your paper, to accept as a small token of respect, a pair of silver bracelets, as an appreciation of her indefatigable assiduous toil. Wishing it were more worthy of her acceptance, we are with sincerest wishes that her future will be accompanied with health and prosperity, The Friends of Little Bay Islands. Note of Thanks to the Friends of Little Bay Islands. Twillingate, March 19th, 1890. Dear Friends,-- In return for evidence of kind consideration, etc. for past service, please accept my deepest gratitude. The success, which attended my labours was in a great measure due to your cooperation, without which no teacher can hope to succeed. The arduous toil of teaching was lessened by your sympathy, hospitality and kindness. Hoping my services will be more efficient if ever given again, I am, yours gratefully, Lucy G. LINFIELD.
March 22, 1890 Announcement We are requested to say that a memorial service will be held in the South Side Methodist Church tomorrow evening when a sermon will be preached by the Rev. R.W. FREEMAN, on the death of the late Rev. J. GOODISON, and short biographical sketches will be given on the life of the deceased. The North Side Church will be closed on the occasion.
March 22, 1890 The French Shore Mr. S. BAIRD, the worthy Secretary of the Patriotic club, has handed us the following telegram (received on the 20th inst.,) from the Honorable J.J. ROGERSON - with a request that we would publish it at once... In the face of the repeated assurances this Colony has had, that no settlement of the French Shore Question should be arrived at without the fullest concurrence of the Newfoundland Legislature, we are at a loss to conceive how the British Government, should so completely ignore those assurances, and come to any settlement on the vexed question, without that sanction and approval. We must however anxiously wait for farther development ......... St. John's, March 20. "Immense enthusiastic Public Meeting was held last night to consider the recent arrangement made between British and French Governments without the consent of this colony, relative to Lobster fishery and establishing Lobster factories. Strong resolutions were unanimously adopted, indignantly protesting against the unprecedented invasion of our territorial, Maritime and Constitutional rights. Sheriff requested to convene a Mass meeting forthwith protest and united action, necessary to preserve Newfoundland for Newfoundlanders. We ask assistance of the people of Twillingate to make this fully public." J.J. ROGERSON, Chairman of Meeting.
March 22, 1890 Steamer Salvaged St. John's, March 15. The steamer "Southgate", which has been ashore at Placentia for some time, was floated off Thursday night.

March 29, 1890 Fortune Harbor (Part 1) (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir, -- Within the last few months several events have taken place, events of such importance as to give us hope that before the present year is ended we may see our country in a flourishing condition again. Within the past few months the country has unanimously discarded the THORBOURNE Government. It's unmanly to strike a fallen foe. Suffice to say they were tried by Juries all over the Island, who brought in a verdict of guilty. Never in the annals of this, or perhaps any other of His Majesty's dependencies, has a whole Government got such a defeat. The whole country saw that a change was necessary and as it has been proved, we have had a change, and a change for the better, I am certain. The change places Sir William the Champion of progress, reform, and improvement, again at the helm to guide the ship of state through the troubled waters. In him we place confidence, he has done so before and will do it again.
March 29, 1890 Fortune Harbor (Part 2) He also has all the necessary materials a sterling crew and an able Lieutenant, no traitors in the camp. Since his a...... to power, Jack Frost has reigned supreme. We are now verging on the eve of the Seal Fishery, and the question now arises, are there no impediment to be placed in the way of the Steamers or will they be allowed to devastate our ice fields as they have formerly done. The former Government did nothing of the kind, but rather the contrary, although they passed a bill forbidding the use of Codrraps after May 9th, 1890. Everyone knows that Steamers are as injurious of more so than Codtraps, still one is restricted or prevented and the other allowed to kill, pan, and destroy all seals within reach. Such laws show that they were framed for the classes not for the masses, because the Codtrap is the Steamer of poor or middle man, but the Steamer is owned by the Merchant. Indeed, I must say there was very bad statesmanship shown by the parties in power by the introduction of Steamers.
March 29, 1890 Fortune Harbor (Part 3) They were allowed full swing and have retained it since to such an extent, that this most valuable branch of our fishery is entirely wrested from us, and given over to a few Scotch Merchants and a few monopolists in this country. We feel pretty confident that our representatives will use their best endeavours to prevent the panning of seals, as they know full well the injury resulting from such a course. With regard to Codtraps, there are many conflicting opinions, some go so far as to say the cod nets are more injurious while others maintain that bultows do more damage. Many of us, Mr. Editor, who are conversant with the fishery from boyhood, and have studied the habits of the codfish, know full well that the cod is a timid and sensitive creature, gifted with instinct for its preservation to almost an unusual degree. So much so that we find, where nets, traps and bultows or other snares are placed in the haunts of the cod, they immediately shun them.
March 29, 1890 Fortune Harbor (Part 4) My opinion, Mr. Editor, and I fancy I know a thing or two about the cod and seal fishery, having been engaged in the prosecution of it for over 45 years, is that traps, nets, bultows and seines, and all other such snares are both injurious and destructive to the codfishery, and if we desire to retain our fishery and keep it in a floursihing condition so that it will be beneficial to future generations, seines, trawls, traps, cod nets, bultows and all twine must be removed from our waters. We must follow suit with Norway, and depend solely on the hook and line, and also banish steamers from our ice fields, and impede them in such a way that they will banish themselves. Give this a trial, say for 10 years. I will warrant that our cod and seal fishery will be in the same condition it was 30 years ago, otherwise we will be like unto the man in the fable, who killed the bird that laid the golden egg, and future generations will know nothing whatever about our fisheries as they are fast becoming played out.
March 29, 1890 Fortune Harbor (Part 5) All will see what the upshot of this seal fishery will be and many can already see it. Apologizing for trespassing so much on your space, I remain, Sir, Yours most respectfully, Richard M. HAMILTON. P.S. -- I believe there is a move on foot with regard to connecting all the principal harbors in this bay with Telegraph communication. Petitions have been got up in several places to be forwarded to the Legislature. In justice to the District I do not think the Government would refuse such a simple request, seeing that we have only fortnightly communication all the year round, and after a little time the thing would be self-supporting in many places. Although I am interested to a certain extent in Codtraps, I should feel quite satisfied to have the law forbidding the use of them enforced, providing the steamers would be prevented from panning and otherwise destroying our seal fishery, which they did to such an extent last season, that there has scarcely a seal been seen in the bay up to the present time. R.M.H.
March 29, 1890 Theft From PAUL & JOE On the 14th inst., Constable FITZGERALD and two specials left Little Bay for the Exploits, with orders to arrest John JURE and Peter GILL, for having on or about the 24th January last, feloniously stolen from a certain Camp, situated 21 miles from Hall's Bay and about 50 miles from Killick Island, Exploits Bay, a quantity of Provisions, viz. 2 Barrels Pork, 2 Barrels Flour, half Bag of Bread, a Quarter chest of Tea, and three Gallons Molasses. They also stole a Martin Cat out of one of the Complainant's traps. Andrew JOE and John PAUL (Indians) of Hall's Bay, are the Complainants. The Constable and his two assistants reached Exploits Bay on Sunday the 16th inst. The Constable, then suffering from a severe attack of Pneumonia, and bleeding from the nose during 12 hours previous to his arrival at Mr. EVANS, Dominion Point, Exploits Bay. The two special Constables arrived here on Wednesday last the 19th inst., with one prisoner, Peter GILL, leaving Constable FITZGERALD in the friendly care of Mr. EVANS. The specials were again sent off on the following day with Medicines, nourishing diet, etc., and it is sincerely hoped that relief will reach him in time, as he was in a very bad state when the two specials left him with the prisoners. The prisoner GILL was before the Magistrate, J.B. BLANDFORD, Esq., on Thursday last, and was convicted on the evidence of PAUL and JOE, and his own confession. Having elected to be tried by the Magistrate, he was sentenced to two months imprisonment with the option of $50 fine, which the accused paid in preference to spending two months in the "Waite House" with Sergeant WELLS.
March 29, 1890 Sealing We are to have but one vessel out of this port at the coming seal fishery - Capt. Levi FROST's schooner, the "Lizzie". This vessel is now receiving the necessary outfit, and will leave for the ice-fields on the 1st March should opportunity offer. Capt. James PARSONS, jr., will be in charge of her. Capt. FROST deserves credit for his enterprise, and we trust a good trip of seals may be the result of his venture. The ardent wish of our townspeople now is - would that we had more sealing vessels out at the seal Fishery! -- H.G. Standard.
March 29, 1890 Fatal Accident A man of family, named BRADBURY, aged 60 years, met with a fatal accident last week while working in an embankment on the railway line near Bay Roberts. The earth caved in, and rocks and debris fell so heavily that the victims leg was broken. He was brought to hospital here, where it was found necessary to amputate the limb. Mr. WHITELEY, M.H.A. showed the poor fellow every attention and consolation in his power. On Monday the operation was performed, but the ordeal was too much for the wrecked frame, and he sank beneath it. -- Telegram
March 29, 1890 Deaths Very sad intelligence was received here this morning in reference to Mr. Eli DAWE's schooner "A.M. Brundritt' Capt. Orestes FOOTE. It was to the effect that she had been towed into New York on Thursday last from Venezuela. During the voyage, 3 of her crew succumbed to yellow fever, leaving only the Captain and two seamen to manage the vessel, and bring her into port. The names of the unfortunate men (who are all native, are -- Richard MARSHALL of Carbonear (mate), John PARSONS of Freshwater, (steward), and Jacob FRENCH of Coley's Point (seaman). The Brundritt loads at New York for St. John's. -- H.G. Standard.
March 29, 1890 Rev. EMBREE The many friends of the Rev. J. EMBREE will read with pleasure the following item taken from the Maple Leaf: -- "On New Years night, the friends of Rev. J. EEMBREE on the Albert Circuit met at the parsonage according to announcement, the object being to hold a social to raise funds to provide necessary articles for the Parsonage. About 60 sat down to tea and the sum of $15 was realized, for the purpose named. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the evenings programme was the presentation to Mr. EMBREE of a dog skin fur coat with cap and gloves to match, by his friends on the circuit generally, and a fur sleigh robe and pair of overshoes, especially by his friends on the Harvey section of the circuit. The coat, cap and gloves were presented in behalf of the donors by Mr. Ralph COLPITTS in a neat speech, and the robe and overshoes by Mrs. Henry MORRIS of Harvey. Mr. EMBREE thanked his friends in a feeling address. The value of the articles presented was about $90.
March 29, 1890 Seals Arrival of "Kite" with 11,000 Prime Harps. Reports From Other Steamers. Special to the Sun. St. John's, March 27. The steamer "Kite", Captain KNEE arrived this afternoon with eleven thousand prime harp seals. She reports the "Falcon" with fifteen thousand, "Vanguard" twelve thousand, "Ranger" seven thousand, "Wolf" five thousand, "Terra Nova" three thousand five hundred, "Walrus" fifteen hundred. The Kite struck the seals thirteenth of march, fifty miles off Cape John.
March 29, 1890 By Telegraph Strong Resolution in House on the French Shore Question. Mass Meeting Held in St. John's. Special to the Sun, St. John's, March 27. A bill passed through committee yesterday giving majority vote to carry local option law instead of two-thirds as formerly. The following dispatch repudiating French claim to concurrent right of Lobster fishery in Newfoundland, was sent by the Governor to Secretary of State on the fourteenth instant, "Before resolutions protesting against Modus Vivendi were adopted by the Legislature, my Ministers strongly protested against what would in Modus Vivendi appear to be, an admission of concurrent rights of Lobster fishery; and they are of opinion that this arrangement will be prejudicial to the position of Newfoundland in future negotiations; they further contend that the Imperial Government bear the expenses of the losses of those who have established since date of first July, they consider that as this Modus Vivendi has been concluded without their concurrence, it is not for them to advise as to giving notice to those whom it may concern." A Mass meeting of citizens was held at Bannerman Park Wednesday afternoon, resolutions were adopted protesting against Modus Vivendi; Merchantile firms suspended business for the occasion; the procession with Bands marched through the principal streets before the meeting. The speakers were Hon. J.J. ROGERSON, Sir James WINTER, Father CLARKE, Rev. G. BOYD, Messrs James BAIRD, Edgar BOWRING, Charles TESSIER.
March 29, 1890 Deaths At Herring Neck, on the 6th ult., Mrs. Elizabeth BARTLETT, aged 23 years.
March 29, 1890 Deaths At the same place, on the 27th ult., Mr. Samuel ALLEN, aged 28 years.
March 29, 1890 Deaths At Change Islands, on the 12th inst., Mr. George TAYLOR, aged 47 years. He leaves a widow and 8 children to mourn his loss. A large number were present to show sympathy at his funeral. Mr. Rex preaching from his text Heb. c xiii, v xiv.

April. 5, 1890 The Mails The mail for Fogo and intermediate places will close on Monday at 6 p.m. The fifth overland mail arrived from the South on Monday last, and a return one left again on Thursday.
April. 5, 1890 Railway Seven thousand seven hundred more passengers went over the Newfoundland Railway in 1889 than in the preceding year.
April. 5, 1890 Sealing The total number of steamers prosecuting the seal fisher the present spring is 19; - 15 Northern, and 4 Gulf. Ten of the former fleet cleared out of ports to the Northward. As they each and all entered upon the prosecution of the voyage on Monday last, many are the prayers that are now going up for their success. -- H.G. Standard.
April. 5, 1890 Old Age A man named PAWLIKOWSKI, died recently at Wioclawek, in Poland, at the age of 115. He fought through Kosciusko's wars and through Napoleonic, Russian Campaign. He was working in the fields up to last year. His father is said to have lived to the age of 125, and one of his brothers died at 116. He leaves three sisters - aged 120, 99, and 93 respectively.
April. 5, 1890 Legislature A Bill repealing law against the use of Codtraps throughout the colony, including Labrador, was passed in the House Thursday night. Report from Fishery Commission now before the House, recommends that traps or moorings should not be put in the water before the fifteenth of June, which will probably be law and enforced this year. Manhood Suffrage Bill, given young men twenty-one years of age and upwards a privilege voting at elections, passed through committee Tuesday. Temperance Bill, allowing majority vote to carry Local Option, which passed Assembly almost unanimously, was rejected in the Legislative Council.
April. 5, 1890 Taxation Receiver General tabled resolutions for New Tariff Tuesday night, increasing taxation necessary to meet deficit in funds of Colony caused by late administration. Duty increased on several articles principally luxuries. Budget Speech will be delivered next Tuesday to which time house adjourned for Easter recess.
April. 5, 1890 Sealing "Esquimaus" arrived Monday evening with ten thousand seals, bows badly damaged, very leaky, seals first hauled twenty-sixth March, were from main body about forty miles North East from Funks; immense numbers seen. Steamers Neptune, Eagle, Falcon, Wolf, Ranger, Greenland, Terra Nova, Iceland, Vanguard, Aurora all getting seals.
April. 5, 1890 Body Found The body of Andrew CARROLL, aged seventy-eight, who had been missing since Monday, was found floating near Jobs' premises, South side, yesterday. Business trouble worried him lately and it is thought he was in an unsound state of mind when leaving home early Monday, deceased was always a sober industrious mechanic.
April. 5, 1890 Steamer First direct steamer from Britain, bringing spring goods arrived last night.
April. 5, 1890 Wanted Two Sealers for the Lobster Business the coming season. For particulars apply at the Sun Office.

Apr. 12, 1890 Letter A Letter From Mr. G.G. WILLIAM. Twillingate, April 3, 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). Will you give me space in your paper to insert the following lines. Well, Mr. Editor, as I have been accused by Captain CHAPMAN, S.A., that I said she kept some of the money that was collected at the Banquet last Fall, she told me she collected $50, I asked her if that was all, and she said there was a little over. She said she bought a few things and paid a few debts she owed. Now I am going to explain to the public the amount of money that was collected by the collectors and tickets. 180 Tickets at 25 cents, $46.50. Lieut. PIKE and Cadet BATTEN, $10. Misses WHITE and RANDELL, $4.64. Mrs. JANES, $2.50. Miss E.A. KEEFE, $1. Miss L. GUY, $.90. Collection taken at the door for the same purpose at two meetings, $7. Total $72.70. As the captain did not thank the ladies at the time, I will take this opportunity of thanking them for their kindness, as it was a public affair and got up mostly by the friends of the Army to help finish the Barracks. Mr. Editor, as Captain CHAPMAN has stated in the Barracks and elsewhere, that all these lies and scandal came from my wife and I through jealousy. This is a false statement. Also she says in a note to me, "If you go on believing I am a thief and an accomplice in house breaking, a Judas and a tyrant, you are quiet welcome to do so." This is a false statement for her to make, as such thoughts never entered my mind. I have always been a friend to the Army and did all that laid in my power for them. Now I am receiving my reward from the Captain in slander. I pray the Lord to change her mind from malice and envy, to love and charity to all. I remain in love, to God and all mankind, G.G. WILLIAM.
Apr. 12, 1890 Sealing on Sabbath (Part 1) Seal Hunting on the Sabbath. It is cause for gratitude that in most of our districts the work is not hindered by open violation of the Lords Day. But in this seal-hunting district we have to face a very different state of things. Last year seven steamers went to the sealfishery from Wesleyville, this year eight, carrying about twelve hundred men. Hitherto the Sabbath has been almost ignored by the most of the men during the sealing season; so much that it is often said "that if a man wants to do anything at the ice, he has to leave his conscience at home." During late years there have been laws, or amendments for the protection of the seal fishery introduced into the House of Assembly at almost every session, yet no one seems to have any idea of introducing a law for the "protection of the men, who go out to the seal fishery." The time has come when we must do something if we hope to save these sealing districts from being almost morally and spiritually ruined. Last season a law was passed which compelled the owners to pay all the men equal shares whether they worked on Sabbath or not.
Apr. 12, 1890 Sealing on Sabbath (Part 2) This was to protect from an injustice, the men who kept their Sabbath. Formerly the seals taken on Sabbath were kept separate, and only those who had taken them were paid for them, while the men who would not take them had to share in the work of stowing them, and shifting coal to make room for them, besides having to help discharge them when they arrived in port, and yet received no share in the pay. This is what the law seeks to correct, and there can be no doubt that it will do something in the way of preventing Sabbath work. We have laws to prevent seals taken before and after certain days of the year, and surely it would be just as easy to make a law which would prevent them being taken on "a certain day of the week." What can we do? Agitate! Agitate! Let every brother work up public feeling in this district. And if the season is too far gone to do all we desire this year, let us flood the legislature with petitions, till they pass a law by which every seal taken on the Sabbath day, shall be liable to a fine of far more than its actual value, or some other law that will more effectual protect our men, and maintain the honor of God's holy day.
Apr. 12, 1890 Dorcas Soc. (Part 1) Dorcas Society Report. The closing meeting of the Dorcas Society were held in the Court House, March 26th, Treasurer and Secretary's reports was submitted. Members agreed to meet first Wednesday of every month during summer months, in order to be prepared for earlier distribution than formerly. The ladies of dorcas Society tender their sincere thanks to Newfoundland Government for its increased liberality, and to the kind friends who answered so promptly to our lady collectors, also the editor of the Twillingate Sun for his continued favours. The following is the statement of Dorcas accounts; Cash Subscriptions Received By Dorcas Society For 1890. Jan. 1. By balance in hand from account 1889 $8.58. J.W. AITKIN, $1. Peter SAMWAYS, $.50. JKK. $1.00. T.W. MANUEL, $0.50. John HODDER, $0.50. A. Friend, $0.20. Jan. 15, Mr. YOUNG, $0,20. Mrs. HUTCHINGS, $0,20. G. BARRETT, $0.50. Mr. WEERS, $0.20. Jan 29, J. DAVIS, $1. Feb. 16, Govt grant paid by J.B. TOBIN, Esq. $50. March 24, Rev. BRYANT, $0.50. Rev. FREEMAN, $1.50. Dr. Wm. STIRLING, $3. Rec'd on 2nd Govt grant fm J.B. TOBIN, $50. Government Grants, $100.
Apr. 12, 1890 Dorcas Soc. (Part 2) Subscriptions in Cash, $20.43. Donations in Goods, $56.23. Ladies Fees, $3.80. Cash on Hand, $32.38. Goods on Hand, $8. Goods delivered to Poor, $140.08. Total $180.46. Contributions to Dorcas Society in 1890, Paid in Goods. Jan 1, Collected by Miss MAYNE from 1889, $5. Jan 4, Mr. C. MAYNE, $4. Mr. P. ANSTY, $0.50. Jan 6, J.B. TOBIN, Esq., $4. W.J. TOBIN, Esq. $1. Mr. R. NEWMAN, $2. Mr. Wm. BLACKLER, $0.60. R.D. HODGE, Esq, $4. W.E. WATERMAN, Esq. $2. Mr. A. FINDLATER, $1. Mr. W.J. SCOTT, $1. Mr. J.N. PIERCY, $1. H.J. PRESTON, $0.50. Mr. Robert S. ROBERTS, $1.03. Mr. Thomas YOUNG, $0.50. Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq. $2. Mr. Frederick LINDFIELD, $1. Mr. Wm. J. WELLS, $1. Mr. Samuel ROBERTS. Sr., $2. Mr. C. WHITE, $0.50. Miss S.B. TAYLOR, $1. Jan. 10, Mr. A. HYNES, $0.30. Jan 13, A Friend, $1.50. Jan. 16, Mr. Andrew LINDFIELD, $1. G.W. BARRETT, $0.50. Collected by Miss MAYNE, $2. J. BRYNE, $4. Wm. H. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., $1. Mr. T. FORD, $4. Mr. A. GRAY, $1.50. Mr. FRENCH, $1. Mrs. FRENCH, $0.50. Mr. George HODDER, $2. Mr. OSMOND, $0.20. Mrs. Wm. BAIRD, $2. Total $56.23. G. BERTEAU, Treasurer. H.L. SCOTT, Secretary.
Apr. 12, 1890 The Mails The mail from the Bay arrived yesterday. The mail left Gambo Wednesday morning and should it arrive today, which is expected, a return one will close on Thursday at 9 p.m., which will be the last going by overland route this season.
Apr. 12, 1890 Diphtheria Nearly everything possible was done to prevent Diphtheria from entering Fogo, but it has reached there in spite of all efforts. Two houses are now quarantined. Three bad cases. -- Com.
Apr. 12, 1890 Death of William STIRLING We sincerely regret to announce the death of our highly esteemed and deeply lamented friend W. STIRLING, Esq., M.D., which occurred on the evening of Thursday the 10th inst., at his residence, North Side. Though very weak and feeble for a considerable length of time, yet his decease was rather unexpected, and sudden. His end was emphatically peace - no suffering - no pain - but a gentle falling asleep. We understand Doctor STIRLING was in his 74th year, and on the whole has been remarkable for a healthy constitution, and freedom from any sickness of a serious nature. We shall refer more particularly to this sad event in our next issue. In the meantime we respectfully offer our sincere sympathy to the relatives of the deceased. The funeral is expected to take place tomorrow afternoon.
Apr. 12, 1890 Sealing List of Vessels Cleared for the Sealfishery 1890. Supplied by E. DUDER: "Sisters", Master, Wm. RICHARDS, 43 tons, 19 men. "Niobe", Master, John WARREN, 32 tons, 16 men. "Iris", Master, James YOUNG, 51 tons, 19 men. "Mary", Master, Jonas CLARK, 52 tons, 19 men. "Lady Blandford", Master E. BLANDFORD, 43 tons, 16 men. "Albert", Master, Wm. JONES, 41 tons, 14 men. Supplied by OWEN & EARLE: "Minnie Gray," Master, P. FREEMAN, 62 tons, 19 men. "Blooming Queen", Master, J. PRIDE, 53 tons, 19 men. Supplied by W. WATERMAN & Co.: "Emeline," Master, Chas. BRETT, 44 tons, 17 men. Supplied by P. & L. TESSIER, "Naomi", Master, Michael BYRNE, 53 tons, 13 men. Totals, 473 tons, 171 men. A.J. PEARCE, Sub-Collector April 8, 1890.
Apr. 12, 1890 Fogo News A splendid entertainment was given last night at the Church of England school. A large audience. No seals. Mr. A.E. SIMMONS of this place, blacksmith, intends going to Canada this June with his family. Great numbers of families in distress. The number applying for relief is daily increasing. A company of about 12 men from Joe Batt's Arm, came to the Relieving Officer, and remained on his premises all day demanding more aid. They failed to get what they wished and at night returned home. April 9, 1890
Apr. 12, 1890 By Telegraph St. John's, April 11. Receiver General submitted his budget Tuesday which showed revenue for past year, including loans, was two million, one hundred and two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-three dollars and three cents, while expenditure was two millions, two hundred and eight thousand, seven hundred and thirty-five dollars, and sixty-five cents. Over drawn accounts were over one hundred and sixty-four thousand dollars. Estimated expenditure for current year was put down at one million, four hundred sixty thousand, three hundred and thirty-two dollars, and revenue one million, four hundred and seventy-two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-one dollars. The Government have made provisions for the conveyance of sick fishermen from Labrador by steamer. It is feared Imperial Sanction will not be given to Bill repealing act abolishing use of cod traps.
Apr. 12, 1890 Sealing Arrivals from the seal fishery since last week: "Falcon," nineteen thousand; "Neptune" twenty-two thousand; "Leopard," ten thousand; "Greenland" and "Vanguard," Harbor Grace, the former sixteen thousand and latter ten thousand.
Apr. 12, 1890 Death At Little Bay on the 29th ultimo, Roland Linfield, beloved son of Joseph and Ellen STRONG, aged 6 years and eight months.

Apr. 19, 1890 Letter A Letter From Mr. F. TANNER, Twillingate, April 17, 1890. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Dear Sir,-- Now sir, I wants to no what Mr. G.G. WILLIAMS mean by been in love with God and all mankind. Well, Sir, Mr. Editor, I hopes he is Sir, and that he also loves his naybors dogs. The less he say on this her subject the better it will be for him. Of course he has sed as much or moar about every other Church, but thank goodness he can't say nothing about mine, as I don't go to none. I always has a respect for lovely woman, and my oh dear oh dear, how could he be so unkine and unmanly, so as to hert the feelins of the youg woman of the army. What a pity, Mr. Editor, it was not some other woman that he attacked, for I am shore she would scratch hie eyes out. Now, Mr. Editor, Sir, I hopes I don't see no moar, of it, and thank you Sir, for puttin this in. Yours respectfully, Frederick Tanner.
Apr. 19, 1890 Ship Arrival We are glad to notice the first arrival by water this year in the appearance of Mr. Robert SCOTT's steamer, the "Matilda". She could get no farther than the edge of the ice at Wild Cove, and was seven hours getting from Fogo. We have to welcome Mr. Arthur SCOTT, Telegraph Operator as passenger by her, who reports "all well" at Fogo. We understand Mr. A. SCOTT relieves his brother Frederick, who now takes passage home in the Launch.
Apr. 19, 1890 Death (Part 1) It has seldom been our painful duty to chronicle the death of one of our fellow citizens more universally and deservedly regretted than falls to our lot on the occasion of the demise of our late respected townsman Doctor William STIRLING at the ripe old age of 73 years, after a long life devoted to his profession, and accompanied by an untiring zeal for the welfare and comfort of the residents of Twillingate since his adobe amongst them. Dr. STIRLING was born at Harbor Grace, and having decided on entering the Medical profession, matriculated at the University of Edinburgh, and other colleges noted for the education of students in the honorable practice of medicine. He settled down at Twillingate in the year 1843, if we mistake not, and since that time has unremittingly devoted his time and talents to the alleviation and cure of the very large number of patients on his list. But Dr. STIRLING did not wholly confine himself to his medical duties; he was not merely a skillful and attentive physician, but he was a rare man in many other respects. We do not often meet with men in the same position in life, carrying out the Christian principle of doing good to our fellow creatures, and so much simplicity and absence of ostentation.
Apr. 19, 1890 Death (Part 2) Doctor STIRLING was emphatically a sympathiser with the lowly fisherman, as with the most opulent amongst his clients. His valuable advice and assistance was always rendered where needed, irrespective of party or creed, and Twillingate has ample reason to remember him for his many acts of kindness and benevolence whenever the exercise of such acts was called into requisitions. His good acts, great and small, has left living remembrances and influences in the hearts of all who knew the departed man, and his memory will long be remembered in Twillingate with affectionate regards. His remains were interred on Sunday the 11th inst., at St. Peter's Cemetery, attended by the ;largest concourse of the inhabitants, it has ever been our lot to witness in Twillingate. To his bereaved family we would wish to convey our sincere condolence, and sympathy in the loss they have sustained of a loving and indulgent father, and we trust that the Great Consoler will in his goodness and tender mercy comfort them, and enable them to bear this affliction without a murmur, consoling themselves with the firm assurance "He doeth all things well." "Only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in the dust."
Apr. 19, 1890 Tenders Will be received at the General Post Office, from persons willing to Contract for the Conveyance of Mails by Steam Launch from and to Fogo, as last year, Gander Bay included. By order of J.O. FRASER, P.M.G., J. COLBOURNE, Post Master.
Apr. 19, 1890 Advertisement A.L. MARCH, Surgeon & Dentist, Office and Residence, 275 Duckworth St., Near Total Abstinence Hall. Parties from the North coming to St. John's would be welcome if they visit me professionally or otherwise. I would be glad to hear from parties North for whom I have worked, if they have had the satisfaction I assured them. If not, by making it known in a proper manner, I will remedy the matter free of charge. As to my intention of visiting Twillingate and other places, notice will be given later on.
Apr. 19, 1890 Postal Notice Stamped Letter Envelopes and Newspaper Bands may now be obtained at the General Post Office at the following Rates:
Apr. 26, 1890 The Mails Mail from Fogo arrived on Thursday and from the Bay yesterday. Mail left Gambo Thursday mornign and is expected to arrive this evening or Monday morning.
Apr. 26, 1890 Ship Arrival The steamer "Neptune", Captain S. BLANDFORD, arrived at King's Cove eight o'clock this morning, on her way North.
Apr. 26, 1890 Change Islands Only three seals taken here this spring, which were shared equally amongst our mercantile houses. The schooner "Wild Rover", supplied by J.W. HODGE, Esq., sailed for the ice fields early in March, and has not yet been reported. Messrs Thomass GINN, and Walter PORTER, two of our energetic planters, left for Belle Isle on the 18th inst, for the purpose of securing their old trap berths. Our people are greatly exited over modus vivendi, especially Lobster Packers. A club has lately been organized here known as "The Change Islands Labourers Secretary." Several important matters have been brought up for discussion. The following are some of the resolutions passed: 1st. That no lobsters shall be sold for less than $2.00 cash per hundred. 2nd. That all labor shall be paid in cash, strictly in advance. 3rd. That no man shall work on the Roads, or elsewhere for less than $1.00 per day.

May 3, 1890 Lobster Prices Mr. Editor, Dear Sir: - In explanation of the Change Island interesting letter of last week, it is well to inform those who may not understand that three percent means, in this Bay, to multiply by three. Which in other countries would be called three hundred percent, and this explains the quotation for lobsters, which is three times the market value. Yours very truly, Packer
May 3, 1890 David BLANDFORD At the annual Easter meeting of the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, held in the schoolroom of that settlement on Monday the 14th inst., REV. G.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, chairman, Messrs JOHN PHILPOTT AND JAMES D. LOCKYEAR were elected Church Wardens for the current year; and Messrs G. CARTER AND R.J. RENNIE, Lay Delegates to the Diocesan Synod. The following resolution amidst much feeling in reference to the late DAVID BLANDFORD, was put and unanimously carried: Whereas, The almighty Disposer of events, having seen fit to remove by death, our late Church Warden, MR. DAVID BLANDFORD, be it resolved that this meeting of church representatives deeply laments its loss, and would place upon record its sincere appreciation of the late Warden’s untiring efforts in all Church work in this Parish and that a copy of this resolution be sent to his widow. Herring Neck, April 13th.
May 3, 1890 Local Notes By private letters received, we learn that diptheria is raging at Tilt Cove, there being at present 50 cases reported. We understand that the S.S. Falcon has met with an accident to her machinery which detains her at White Bay, and it is likely that she will have to be towed to St. John’s for repairs. During the past week our local schooners have nearly all returned from the ice field, but we regret to say with very poor trips, the highest on the list being the Lady Blandford, hailing for 120 seals. The S.S. Neptune, CAPTAIN ABRAHAM KANE, arrived here on Monday last, and after landing mails and freight, left again for the North, going as far as Tilt Cove, returning again on Thursday morning on her way south. The S.S. Neptune, CAPTAIN S. BLANDFORD, MLA, landed 21,919 seals averaging 53 lbs each. The gross weight was 519 tons, 14 cwt., 1 qr. The crew made $52.31 per man.
May 3, 1890 Partnership Disolved The partnership hitherto existing between THOMAS FRENCH and WILLIAM T. BAIRD as lobster packers, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. Signed THOMAS FRENCH, WILLIAM T. BAIRD. Witness: JOSEPH OSMOND, PLANTER. Twillingate, May 4 1890

May 10, 1890 Shipping News The last of our schooners arrived from the seal fishery on Wednesday last, the Blooming Queen, JOHN PRIDE, Master, with about 50 seals. The S.S. Volunteer will leave St. John’s for the North on Tuesday.
May 10, 1890 Two Accidents We are sorry to report that 2 accidents have lately occurred to members of our community. The first one happened about 3 weeks ago. PHILIP FIFIELD (son of James of North Side), living with Mr HICKS of Durrel's Arm, and lately employed at Loo Bay, on passing a bulk of lumber, caused by the loosening of some of the board, which on falling caught the young man’s right leg, fracturing one of the lower bones, and he was brought to Twillingate. The second one ocurred only a few day’s since. Mr JOHN ROBERTS of Wild Cove, on removing an oar from the upper part of his stage, carelessly walked backwars, and in doing so. walked over the edge of the stage, falling a distance of about 10 feet. He was removed to his house, and the doctor on visiting him, found he had received a severe dislocation of his right shoulder, together with other internal injuries. We are glad to learn that up to the present, under the skilful treatment of Dr Stafford, both of the above named persons are doing as well as can be expected.
May 10, 1890 News From Little Bay A man named ABEL STUCKLESS, a resident of Little Bay, April 19th fell off the Loading Wharf and was near being drowned. But timely assistance arrived and rescued him from a watery grave. Little Bay is still filled with ice, outside Otter Island Tickle, and the Neptune landed part of her freight on the ice on arriving; She is expected to get in to meet the steamer Perry channel from inside. She was very welcome. Diptheria is dying out here. There are no new cases at present.
May 10, 1890 Death On the 4th inst., MR GEORGE YOUNG, aged 89 ˝ yrs.
May 10, 1890 Death On the 7th inst., ALBERT, child of Albert J. and Ophelia PEARCE, aged 11 months.
May 10, 1890 Death At Little Bay, on the 10th ult., after 6 months wearying sickness, JANE, beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs G. FOOTE, aged 20 years. The deceased was amiable in her health, patient in her illness, and cheerful in her death.

May 17, 1890 Trinity Bay Church Army A New Harbor correspondent observes: - It is hoped that next month the Church Army will begin work here, under the superintendence of CAPTAIN HAWKINS, who has for the last 18 months been at work in St Paul’s Parish, Halifax. The Bishop of Nova Scotia has just written me a very kind and encouraging letter in which he says that REV DR HALE, the late Rector of St Paul’s, always spoke in the very highest terms of MR HAWKINS, and told the Bishop, just as he was leaving Halifax, that he regarded the work in his parish as eminently successful. MR HAWKINS has received liscence to act as Lay Reader from the Bishops of Manchester, in England, and from the Bishops of Toronto and Nova Scotia, in Canada. As soon as it is settled that he is to come, a guarantee fund must be started to help on this new evangelistic work. After 6 months here, MR HAWKINS will probably go to work with REV MR SHEARS of Bay Roberts. - Evening Telegram
May 17, 1890 Shipping News The Mary Parker arrived from St. John’s on Wednesday to the firm of E DUDER, Esq, also the Five Brothers on Thursday to J. B. TOBIN, ESQ. The S.S. Volunteer arrived here from Burgeo on Thursday morning and after landing mail and freight proceeded to her other ports of call North, going as far as Griquet. She is expected to arrive here on her way South on Monday next. By private advices from Burin we learn that the first American vessel for the season there on the 26th ultimo - the Carl W. Baxter, CAPTAIN J. EARNEST. All our local bankers have sailed for the fishing grounds. Our Harbour Briton correspondent informs us that herrings are very plentiful in Fortune Bay - Evening Telegram.
May 17, 1890 Morton's Harbor News The Sabbath School Anniversary meeting was held in the Methodist Church on Sabbath afternoon, May 11th, 1890, and was very successful. After singing and prayer, the Scripture lessons were read alouud by the Minister and School alternately. Then a number of very little boys and girls stood up and repeated different texts. Good short addresses were given during the meeting by Messrs ELIJAH JENNINGS (Superintendent of the S.S.) SAMUEL AND JOSEPH SMALL, teachers, all being well received. An excellent dialogue on “The Temptation of Christ” and a number of recitations and dialogues were given by the following senior and junior Sabbath School scholars, viz:- LEAH WOOLFREY, EMILY SMALL, KATE FRENCH, EMMA BRETT, LORA SMALL, SOPHIE OSMOND, KATE SMALL, ROWENA BARTLETT, JESSIE MILLS, J OSMOND, J TAYLOR, K WOOLFREY, R BRETT, IDA OSMOND, JOHN HAYWARD, HARRY FRENCH, ALBERT AND PHILIP WOOLFREY, RICHARD VERGE, THOMAS OSMOND. Ten appropriate hymns were sung, accompanied on the organ by MISS OLIVIA SMALL. When a collection for the Sabbath School had been taken up, The Minister read out a list of juvenile collectors for Missions this year as follows: - Morton’s Harbour - SOPHIE OSMOND, JESSIE MILLS, HARRY FRENCH, PHILIP KNIGHT, LAURA RIDOUT, PHOEBE J CRABB, HANNAH RUSSELL AND ELIZA VERGE. Tizzards Harbor: - HANNAH FORWARD, ELFRIDA OSMOND, ANNIE C OSMOND AND ELIZA SMALL. All having exceeded beyond expectations. The interesting proceedings were brought to a close by singing “God Bless Our Sunday School”, and the Benediction. The work of preparing the children for this meeting was performed by MISS R M OSMOND AND OLIVIA SMALL, Teachers of the Sunday School.
May 17, 1890 Missionary Meeting The South Side Children’s Missionary Meeting was held on the 30th when the spacious Methodist Church was filled with an enthusiastic audience. MR SAMUEL MINTY made an excellent chairman. The singing, under MR JOHN DAVIS ,assisted by the choir,was greatly appreciated. MISS JESSIE HODDER ably presided at the organ, The reciters did well, trained by MISSES LOUISA AND LUCY LINFIELD AND MR WILLIAM ASHBOURNE. The Programme: - (references to names only) Prayer - REV R W FREEMAN. Recitation - The Little Orator - JAMES EARL. Dialogs by OLIVIA VERGE and FANNY BULGIN. Address - REV J K KELLY. RECITATION - ARTHUR ASHBOURNE. Recitation - "The Best Use of a Penny" by WM EARL. Recitation - "Irish Girl’s Ticket" by LAURA ASHBOURNE. Dialogue by FRED MOORS and M HAWKINS. Recitation - "The Four Travellers" by CARRIE MINTY. Dialogue - "Hasty and Careful" by P KENDALL and JOHN CHURCHILL. Recitation by BEATRICE MINTY. Recitations by ELIZA JENKINS AND DULCIE MOORS.

June 7, 1890 Tizzard's Harbour The 2nd public meeting of the Band of Hope at Tizzard’s Hr was held in the Methodist Church there on May 23rd. The following is the programme: - (name refs only) Recitations by SELINA SMALL, MAUD LOCKE, HOOPER OSMOND, PHOEBE BOYDE, LIZZIE LOCKE, PHOEBE SMALL, JANE WHEELER, HEDLEY OSMOND, M BART(?), ANNIE LOCKE.
June 7, 1890 Visitor The Rev W HARRIS arrived here on Thursday evening last from St Anthony, in a schooner belonging to MR MOORE of that place. Mr HARRIS was a former Minister of this circuit and we are pleased to welcome him back for a short time.
June 7, 1890 Little Bay News (Part 1) Indian Brook, Halls Bay, has been exceedingly high during the Spring. It opened very suddenly and rose so high that the water has been going over the Portage Road a foot high. Owing to the Shear Boom at one of the mouths of the river, bursting, Messrs CURTIS and CLARKE lost over 200 logs. The river has not been so high for 17 years. We regret to report the death of Mr FRED CLARKE of Wolf Cove, who was drowned whilst driving logs in the Indian Brook. It was caused by the capsizing of the boat in the neighbourhood of the Falls. The other occupant of the boat, ADAM SAUNDERS, had a very narrow escape from drowning. The body of the deceased was recovered about half a mile further down the river. He leaves a widow and 3 children. MR F THISTLE of Boot Harbour has also suffered from the freshet. The Brook rose so high that it burst the dam of the mill, carrying away the splendid bridge that had been built last year at a cost of nearly $100, as well as the mill race. Both the mills in Hall’s Bay are now in full swing.
June 7, 1890 Little Bay News (Part 2) MR JONAS NEWHOOK of Jackson’s Cove was recently burnt out. He lost nearly everything. It is supposed the fire originated in the top loft owing to a defective flue. Had it occurred in the night instead of the early morning, the probability is that some of them must have been burnt. Though quite a large house, it was a heap of ruins in less than 20 minutes. We know that Mr. NEWHOOK will be glad of help from his friends. Seed potatoes are very scarce. It is a question whether many will be able to set their gardens this spring if help does not come from some source. Reds have been selling here for $2.80, Early Rose for $2.40, and I hear that in the Company store, they have reached $3.30 per barrel. Should the Government send down any seed potatoes, it would be advisable to put them in the hands of some person who knows thoroughly the state of the applicants, and who resides in the settlements where needed, instead of placing them in charge of a Magistrate, who is unable to know accurately the neccessitous cases, and where possible, to charge say $1, or collect a barrel in the Fall for the grant made. This would not be as bad as making a positive gift, as done so often before, and also avoiding pauperizing the people.
June 7, 1890 Little Bay News (Part 3) Although the Magistrate has sent orders around Green Bay for the destruction of all dogs, some people refuse to obey the mandate, and are quietly waiting the appearance of a Constable to carry out the order. MR JAMES NORRIS of Three Arms has launched a schooner of over 60 tons. She was built by MR THOMAS BURT of Twillingate. We believe there are no new cases of diptheria in Little Bay at the time of this writing, although there have been one or two communicated by NATHANIAL WARFORD, who returned home after an attack of the disease, and went to visit several houses here and elsewhere. The same person has been a source of annoyance in his neighbourhood and adjacent settlements. It is a pity such persons cannot be punished. About a week ago venison was selling quite freely at Little Bay. Certain individuals killed 11 deer inside of Hall’s Bay. Where are the authorities now? They sell in the noonday, simply covered with brin. A steamer is expected here soon to take away about 500 tons of copper in ingots. Things in general are looking dull in mining here. A good many men went last boat, and more going away every day. A new find has lately been made at the Loading Wharf, of iron and other mixtures, and it is thought that there is a bed of copper underlying it. We sincerely trust that such will be the case. We are expecting Mr. BURGESS here by next steamer. We trust his lungs is still in good condition for the coming 3 years. Should he be spared, he will have abundant use for them to get employment for his Little Bay friends if the mine closes down. We are glad to see you, Mr. Editor, coming to the front so valiantly. - Com.
June 7, 1890 Railroad Tender Government has accepted MIDDLETON & REIN’S tender to construct railway through this country at $15,600. per mile. Contractors to take debenture’s of the colony at 3.5%. The distance at present decided on is 272 miles. The contractors deposited a quarter of a million dollars in the Union Bank, being the sum demanded by Government for faithful performance of work, and completion of line of not less than 40 miles, and not more than 60 must be constructed every year.
June 7, 1890 Death At Back Harbour, on the 30th ult,of diptheria, ALLAN PEARCE, son of A A PEARCE.
June 7, 1890 Death On the 4th, MARY, daughter of WM FREEMAN.
June 7, 1890 Death On the 5th. GERTRUDE, daughter of ROBERT PEARCE.
June 7, 1890 Death On the 5th, EDWARD LEWIS, son of R P RICE, Stipendiary Magistrate of Greenspond, aged 25.
June 7 1890 Local News We were visited with a snow storm last evening the like of which for severity is seldom witnessed in mid-winter. The visitation of such winter weather at this season of the year, casts a gloom over everyone, and makes the outlook for agricultural and fishing operations rather cheerless. A large number of fishing craft bound North, have been in port the past few days, having sought refuge from the stormy Northeast winds that have been prevailing. We trust that a favourable wind will soon liberate them, and thus enable them to pursue their course to the Northern fishing haunts. Vegetation is very backward indeed, for so late a date, and it is feared that much of the seed in the ground will fail to germinate, owing to the cold weather that has been experienced within the past few weeks. Very little verdure covers the surrounding hills, which have more of a fall like appearance than midsummer. We regret to know that diphtheria still invades the homes of some of our people and that within the past week or ten days there have been three fatal cases at Back Harbour. Every precaution is being taken by the Board of Health to stamp out the disease, and it is to be hoped that ere long, we shall be able to report more favourably of this much dreaded malady.
June 7 1890 Marriage Mr. WEBBER, the junior representative for Trinity district, returned to Trinity by last Conscript with his bride, having been married in the Cathedral on the morning the steamer left St. John’s to Miss SCARLET. A hearty welcome was accorded them as was evident from the display of bunting that was visible in all directions. We extend our warmest congratulations and hope that many years of happiness and prosperity may attend their wedded life.
June 7 1890 Passengers Passengers per Conscript for North last trip: Old Perlican – Mrs. MOREY, Mrs. PITTMAN, Mrs. O’NEIL. Trinity – Rev. Mr. WEAVER, Mr. and Mrs. WEBBER, Mrs. DOYLE. Greenspond – Rev. J. NURSE, Capt. KEAN. Fogo – Mr. J. GODDEN. Twillingate – Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON. Exploits – Messrs. J. MANUEL, STEVENSON and ROWE. Leading Tickles – Miss PHILLIPS. Pelley’s Island – Mr. J. D. HENDERSON. Little Bay – Mr and Mrs DIEM, Mrs. P. LYNCH and Mr. BOYLE, wife and two children. To Greenspond – Revd’s R.W. FREEMAN and LUNMSDEN. From Trinity – Rev. Mr. TAYLOR from Catalina; Revd’s Messrs. FRAZER and PETERS from Bonavista. From Fogo – Messrs. W. WATERMAN, Jr., and F. ROBERTS, to Twillingate; Rev. Father WALKER to Little Bay.
June 7 1890 Public Notice Under the Nuisance Act, Title 18, Cap. 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 $10. … Signed, F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate, Police Office, Twillingate.
June 7 1890 Advertisement A. L. MARCH, Surgeon and Dentist, Office and Residence 275 Duckworth St., Near Total Abstinence Hall. Parties from the North coming to St. John’s would be welcome if they visit me professionally or otherwise. I would be glad to hear from parties North for whom I have worked, if they have had the satisfaction I assumed them. If not, by making it known in a proper manner, I will remedy the matter free of charge. As to my intention of visiting Twillingate and other place, notice will be given later on.
June 7 1890 Birth At New Bay on the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. Peter Moores of a son.
June 7, 1890 Shipping News The Benny left for St. John’s on Wednesday with a cargo of limestone. The shooners Lizzard, Mallard, and Mary Parker returned from St. John’s during the week.The steamer Conscript called here on Monday afternoon returning South. There was a good sign of fish in some places North when the steamer came along. Numerous icebergs bedeck the waters of our coast for many miles, which make it very dangerous for craft sailing forth and back, particularly in thick weather. The number is greater than has been known for some years past.
June 7, 1890 Poor Weather The weather has been so cold and stormy all week that it has been almost impossible for the fishermen to reach the fishing grounds. Consequently little or nothing has been done. It was a little mre civil yesterday morning, and at Crow Head about 30 to 50 were caught by some boats. There appears to be fish on the coast, but the continuous stormy weather will not allow a fair trial. It has been exceedingly cold of late for nearly midsummer. There was such a crust of frost in the landwash, one or two mornings this past week, as was not known before at such a date, by one of the oldest residents!

June 14, 1890 Drownings A sad accident occurred at Ferryland on Saturday evening. While PATRICK AND JAMES KEOUGH were returning from their nets, their dory capsized and the former was drowned before assistance reached him; he leaves a wife and 10 children. A Burin dispatch of Wednesday says that the schooner Rosina, owned by ABRAHAM S(?)REET, arrived at that place on the previous day, coal laden. She encountered rough weather. On Saturday last a man named WILLIAM EVANS was lost overboard. He fell from aloft into the sea, and all efforts to save his life proved in vain. EVANS belonged to Conception Bay, and was not married.
June 14, 1890 Drowning A Little Bay Correspondent sends us the following of a sad accident which occurred in Hall's Bay, a short time since, a concise notice of which was given in last week's paper. The deceased was well known here, and we extend our sympath to the sorrowing relatives in this painfull affliction: "A very serious accident happened at Hall's Bay, Indian Brook, just below the falls. Nine men were engaged in driving a joint of logs down the river, in number about 8000. When just below the falls, the logs got jammed, and two men got in a boat to clear one log that caught the whole. The current being very strong at this point in the river, they did not reach the joint. They were therefore, compelled to cross the river. Returning from that point, they tried a second time to reach the logs. While in the act, Frederick CLARKE fell on the side of the boat, and she turned bottom up. CLARKE passed under the boat, and Adam SAUNDERS, an experienced river man, when he saw there was no chance by keeping his boat, leaped from her, and was swept by a current under twenty feet of logs that lay below. Fortunately for him, he retained his reason, and immediately after passing the logs, he used all his energy, and by swimming and partly with the tide, succeded in reaching the shore in safety. Poor CLARKE passed under the boat, and was jammed between her and the logs. He was seen when they were clearing the boat, and passed down the river. Everything was done, that could be done, but all to no avail, and it was not until some 24 hours after, that the body was found about half a mile farther down the river. The body was taken home to Wolf Cove, where it was buried on Monday, 26th of May. The deceased was a fine man, and a Christian, and was a native of Twillingate, where he was favourably known. Such an untimely end cast a gloom on the whole settlement, and all work in the mill stopped until the body was buried. He was 29 years old, and leaves a loving mother and fond wife, with two little children to mourn their sad loss.

June 21, 1890 Little Bay News We are sorry to say that that diptheria is not extinct from our midst yet; during the last 10 days we have 4 deaths in 2 families, but are glad to say it is confined to 3 houses and everything is being done to stamp out the disease. Sandy Cove Island appears to brighten up again, on the claim of Mr HERBERT and Mr. ANDREWS, manager of Pilleys Island. We trust their efforts will be crowned with success. Salmon is fairly plentiful here now. As much codfish now selling here as at any time last summer. It is intended by Mr LACY (late of Middle Arm) to start a Temperance Hotel here. We hope it will not end in talk, but in downright earnest. The Consolidated Minding Company here is in a bad condition, so bad that the Company have put up a notice to the effect that in future they will store no more goods or allow it to be landed on their wharf. The community is now in a sad plight, businessmen especially. We can see nothing else but immediate action in the matter. The Bight has been highly favoured for a long time in getting all their freight landed without trouble or inconvenience. It is now the Loading wharf’s turn we are sure, and we would advise the Government and Messrs. HARVEY & Co., to engage the wharf of Mr. BENSON, and get all freight landed there, and let our people have a trick at the wheel. Perhaps they would like a change. The last time the Conscript came in the Captain appears as if he were on a stealing expedition. He came and tied fast to the wharf, and when asked why he did not blow the whistle, he said, “He forgot and did not know but what it had blown.”
June 21, 1890 Supplement to the Sun (Part 1) Excerpts from the Synopsis of Proceedings from the House of Assembly “Wednesday, April 23 – Mr. WHITELEY had much pleasure in supporting the petitions presented by the Hon. The Premier. If one subject laid nearer to the heart of a fisherman than another, it was that of education, and he, as on of that class of men, felt the disadvantages of not having, in his earlier days, better educational opportunities. He had not the slightest doubt that the fishermen of this country would submit to an increased taxation if it were done for the purpose of educating their children… Hon. Premier presented a petition from J. P. SMITH and others, of Smith’s Sound, on the subject of a ferry. In moving that the petition lie upon the table, he wished to observe that, with regard to the several petitions he had just presented, he would do his utmost to obtain for the petitioners what they had requested. Mr. MURRAY presented a petition from Dr. SKELTON of Bonavista, asking for payment of certain arrears of salary for services rendered from the year ’82 - ’86. He presented this petition by special request, but had not any personal knowledge of its merits. Perhaps, however, other house members would have in their memories the circumstances of the case. Hon. Premier had great pleasure in sustaining the prayer of the petition, and he was acquainted with all the particulars of the claim. He would suggest that the Hon. Member who had presented this petition, give notice for the appointment of a select committee to deal with the subject, so that it might be thoroughly investigated.
June 21, 1890 Supplement to the Sun (Part 2) Hon. Mr. MORRIS gave notice that, on tomorrow, he would ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act, chapter 9, passed in the 49th year of Her Majesty’s Reign. Mr. MURRAY gave notice that, on tomorrow, he would move the appointment of a select committee to consider the petition of Dr. John G. SKELTON for arrears of salary. Thursday April 24 – Mr. THOMPSON presented a petition from John PARDY and others of New Bay, asking that a Law Officer be appointed. Captain BLANDFORD presented petitions from George RYAN and others, of Birchy Cove; also from John TEMPLETON and others, of Bonavista; also from John LANDER and others, of Bonavista; also from P. MAHONEY, and others, of Stock Cove, all on the subject of roads. Mr. THOMPSON presented a petition from J. B. TOBIN, John PURCHASE, Jacob MOORES, and a large number of others, of Twillingate, on the subject of the seal fishery; also, from Abraham KNIGHT, Andrew LOCKE, and others, of Morton’s Harbour and Tizzard’s Harbour, on the same subject; also from George JONES and others, of Exploits, on the same subject. He asked that one of these petitions be read… Capt. BLANDFORD – Although he had been a Master of a sealing steamer for a good many years, yet he was of opinion that it would have been better for Newfoundland if steamers had not been employed in that fishery. He would oppose the petitions presented by the Hon. Member, Mr. THOMPSON, because if the time for sailing was extended, the district of Twillingate would be benefited to the detriment of the rest of the island…
June 21, 1890 Supplement to the Sun (Part 3) Hon. Surveyor General presented a petition from the Rev. W. HOW and others, of the district of Bay de Verde, on the subject of a road. This road leads to a Church, and was in a very bad state of repair. He urged the House to give this matter its favourable consideration. Dr. DEARIN presented a petition from J. T. SULLIVAN and others, of Pouch Cove, on the subject of roads; also from R. J. CHANCEY and others, of the Thorburn Turnpike, on the subject of a grant to repair a road leading from the Thorburn Turnpike in the direction of Windsor Lake. It was absolutely necessary that a small grant should be allocated for this road because a good many persons had lately settled on the land for purposes of farming, and they must have a road for hauling manure and other purposes. He trusted that the Government, this session, would set aside a sufficient sum to satisfy the wants of petitioners. Mr. HALLERAN presented a petition from Simon ROACH, and others, of Middle Cove, on the subject of a road; also, one from James WALL, and others, of Pouch Cove, on the same subject. Mr. DUFF presented a petition from P. W. WHITE, and others, of Carbonear, on the subject of a road. Mr. MORISON presented a petition from William BLUNDON, and others, of Brooklyn, praying for a sum of one hundred dollars to finish a road in that locality; also, one from Rev. Mr. KIRBY, and others, of King’s Cove, on the subject of a road leading from that place to Tickle Cove; also, one from Richard HICKS, and others, of Bonavista, on the subjects of roads. Capt. BLANDFORD had much pleasure in supporting the prayers of the petitions.
June 21, 1890 Supplement to the Sun (Part 4) He had in his possession petitions from the same persons of a similar nature, and he would try, as far as possible, to comply with the wishes of petitioners. Friday, April 25. Mr. MORINE presented a petition from Samuel COFFIN and others, of Keels, on the subject of a road. Capt. BLANDFORD had much pleasure in supporting the petition presented by the hon. member Mr. MORINE, and he trusted the government would be able to grant a sum of money for the road in question, when making the allocations. Mr. MORISON presented a petition from John HOUNSELL and other, of Pinchard’s Island and Pound Cove, praying that a sum of money be allocated for a bridge across the head of Pound Cove. Capt. BLANDFORD presented a petition similar to the one which had been presented by his Hon. colleague on yesterday, from William STARES and others, of Brooklyn, on the subject of the erection of a sawmill. Mr. MORINE presented a petition from J. C. DOMINEY and others, of Gambo, on the subject of a telegraph office. The office in question was situated about three miles from the wharves, and though it was convenient for those working at the saw-mill of the Messrs. MURPHY, it was very inconvenient for the people of Freshwater Bay, who had to go three miles to send a twenty-five cent telegram. He had great pleasure in supporting the prayer of the petition.
June 21, 1890 Supplement to the Sun (Part 5) "He might say that there were other mills besides the Messrs. MURPHY’s in other parts of the Bay, and if the telegraph office were removed down further it would prove much more convenient than at present. Hon. Surveyor General presented a petition from Thomas MOORE, Jun., of Bay-de-Verde, on the subject of roads; also from Mr. FORRISTAL and others of Gu …. [Edge is cut away] Cove; from Thomas PIKE and others of Clown’s Cove, all on the subject of …. [Edge is cut away]. Mr. GREENE presented a petition … the Rev. L. VEREKER, Mr. MARTIN …. And one hundred and fifty-two other inhabitants of Cape Broyle, praying … Western mail steamer be allowed … that place. [Edges are cut away] Hon. Surveyor General … petition from G.E. DAVIS and … Freshwater, on the subject of roads. [Edge is cut away] Mr. MORINE presented a petition from O. KNEE, and a number of the inhabitants of Pool’s Island, Bonavista Bay, praying for a call from the coastal steamer at that place. Mr. THOMPSON presented three petitions signed by Alfred E. HALL, Joseph BENDLE and 150 other inhabitants of Exploits Bay, asking that a telegraph line might be constructed from Gander Bay to Botwoodville. Mr. ROLLS had much pleasure in supporting the prayer of the petition. Dr. DEARIN – He looked upon the petition as one of very great importance…"

June 28, 1890 Straits Report Arrival of the Neptune. Loss of a Schooner. The steamer Neptune, Captain KENNEDY, arrived here this morning (June 18) with the steamer Nimrod in tow. The latter broke her propeller gear in the ice at the entrance of the Strait, and for one night had to be kept under way with canvas. Next morning, the Neptune hove in sight and took her in tow to Blanc Sablon. The Stores and passengers of the Nimrod were subsequently transferred to the Neptune, which conveyed them to their destination of Bonne Esperance. The crews of Messrs. JOB were all safely landed, and in good health, at their several fishing headquarters in the Strait. There was a good deal of drift ice in the Strait when they first got down, but last Sunday, when the Neptune left, it had pretty well all cleared away. At that time also, the fish was beginning to strike into the shore. The management of the room at Lance-au-Loup will be conducted by Mr. James H. WATSON. A schooner, commanded by Captain DUCHENE, chartered by Messrs. JOB to bring on a cargo of timber from the Strait of Belle Isle to this port, was lost at Fortune. The crew were saved and the Captain remains behind to look after the business interests involved in the loss. The Neptune will undergo extensive repairs here this season.
June 28, 1890 Railway Contract The Contract Signed – A Few of the Stipulations: The railway contract between the Government of Newfoundland and Messrs. Middleton and Reid, was signed at 2 pm on Wednesday last for the construction of a railroad, according to the recent act of the Legislature, to Hall’s Bay. The distance (in continuation from Placentia Junction) is estimated at two hundred and seventy two miles; and the work will have to be completed in five years. This gives an average of fifty four miles a year; but it is left optional with the contractors to complete not less than forty miles or more than sixty miles yearly. The contract, on behalf of the Colony, was signed by the Hon. Robert BOND, Colonial Secretary, and by Mr. MIDDLETON, for the contractors. The witnesses were George H. EMERSON, Esq., Speaker of the House of Assembly, Messrs. A.W. CLIFT, and Thomas M. MURPHY, members of the House of Assembly.
June 28, 1890 Large Lobster A Flat Island correspondent writes us as follows: “Mr. M. MAHONEY is packing lobsters here, and last week he had a very large one brought on from Mortier Bay. It measured, from tip to tip, 24 inches, the claws, when extended, measured 39 inches, and it weighed 19 Ľ lbs. This is the largest lobster that has been caught about here for a long time. But he told me he had one once that weighed 22 ˝ lbs.
June 28, 1890 Rev. G.M. JOHNSON We note with pleasure the presence amongst us of an old, familiar face, in the person of the respected Rev. G.M. JOHNSON, who so long officiated in the Cathedral of the Church of England of this city. The reverend gentleman’s chief mission while here, will be the administration of the affairs of the Church during the absence of the Lord Bishop. We trust that his sojourn will be as pleasant to himself as we feel sure it must prove to all his old parishioners.
June 28, 1890 Death The death is announced today of Mrs. Charles T. BOWRING, widow of the late Charles T. BOWRING, and mother of the late, much esteemed, Charles BOWRING, chief managing partner of the firm in Newfoundland. Charles T. BOWRING was the eldest son of Benjamin BOWRING, who formed the business Bowring Brothers in this Colony over fifty years ago.
June 28, 1890 Schooner Lavinia The schooner Lavinia, belonging to Messrs. James FOX and Sons, and commanded by Capt. George NICKERSON, arrived here from the Flemish Cap this morning, with equal to 500 quintals of dry fish. She reports the staple article in great abundance there, but weather very stormy.
June 28, 1890 Dr. FORBES The Revenue Cruiser Rose, Capt. STEPHENSON, called here on Tuesday, bound to Labrador. The two services of Medical attendant and Collection of Customs, are now combined and will be performed by Dr. FORBES, who is gone on the Rose, accompanied by Mr. BERTEAU, the former Collector, who will remain with him for a short time to give necessary information regarding the collection duties.
June 28, 1890 Theft at Cat Cove A special telegram to the Evening Telegram from Whitborne, June 16th says: “Six men were arrested by Constable WHEELER on Friday at Cat’s Cove, and brought to Harbour Grace on Saturday, where they were sentenced by Judge BENNETT to thirty days imprisonment, or bail for eighty dollars each. They were convicted of stealing sleepers, from piles already surveyed on the hall’s Bay line, removing the surveyor’s marks, and placing them on their own piles. The Judge accepted bail, so as to permit them to go to the fishery, and undergo imprisonment after the end of the voyage. They procured bail. Detection was secured by the ends of the logs being sawn off with marks on them. WHEELER deserves great credit.
June 28, 1890 A Visit to the White House The following has been sent to our address from Washington, D. C., which we are pleased to give prominence in our columns, as the ladies referred to are so well known to our readers, being daughters of the late lamented Dr. STIRLING: Washington, D.C., June 12, 1890. Mrs. PUTZKI visited the White House today, and introduced her sister, Miss STIRLING. Mrs. HARRISON received them in her private sitting room and was very gracious as is her custom, when receiving friends. Mrs. HARRISON is a warm admirer of Paul PUTSKI, and his work, and has been as constant a student since she became “First lady of the land,” as when styled Mrs. Benjamin HARRISON, and living more quietly at Indianapolis. Mr. PUTZKI’s success at Washington has been so far almost unprecedented. His studio is closed now until September, most of his pupils being out of town for the summer months, and he is away at the old haunts in Indiana, enjoying a rest and getting in some work in natural scenery, from some of the many beautiful spots to be found around Indianapolis.
June 28, 1890 Important News to Bankers Letter from Hon. A. W. HARVEY: (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) Sir, Will you be good enough to let it be known, through the columns of your paper, that by the kindness of the Hon. A. M. MacKAY and the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, and with the assistance of the Newfoundland Government, the Fisheries Commission have been able to make arrangements by which the Master of every banking vessel registered in Newfoundland can, on application at any telegraph station, obtain gratis, all information regarding bait, fish and weather from every other telegraph station on the Coast. It is only necessary that the Captain should produce his register to the Telegraph Operator, to show that his vessel is a bona fide Newfoundland craft, to obtain this very valuable information. Yours truly, A. W. HARVEY, Chairman Fisheries Com., St. John’s, June 19, 1890
June 28, 1890 The Almanac The Year Book and Almanac of Newfoundland for 1890 is a very useful work. A few copies are to be disposed of, and may be obtained from Mr. BERTEAU. Price thirty cents each.
June 28, 1890 Passengers The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived shortly after midnight Wednesday. She goes as far as Griquet and is expected back on Monday. Miss STIRLING, Miss Lizzie TOBIN, Miss Minnie TOBIN and Mr. Thos. PEYTON were passengers for here.
June 28, 1890 Fishery News Very little improvement has taken place in the fishery in this locality the past week. Caplin have been more plentiful than for some years, but fish scarce. About Triton, and other places in that direction, the fishery reports are more favourable. The weather during the week has been pleasant, being the most like summer that has been experienced this season. The crops are beginning to thrive as a consequence. The Daily Colonist of Monday last says: The Cora Morison, whilst sailing down Conception Bay, struck a shoal of codfish and caplin, extending from Cape St. Francis to Pouch Cove. The fish were so numerous as to impede the navigation of the ship. This had not been noticed for many years, and from it we infer that the present fishing season will be a good one. There is a great deal of fish all along Conception Bay, from Cape St. Francis to Holyrood. More fish in Portugal Cove than there has been for fifty years. Plenty of men have 8 and 10 quintals of fish ashore – single handed. They are catching fish at Topsail and along that shore. A banker of Pouch cove, Capt. LANGMEAD, was along the shore looking for bait. Capt. GOULD in Job’s steamer, was also there, both hauled caplin bait in Topsail. They say all along the shore, boats were getting from two to three quintals apiece. Judge PROWSE’s prediction of a good fishery, made in our columns last winter, is turning out true, as far as Conception Bay is concerned. (Daily Colonist, July 20)
June 28, 1890 French Interference Two of the craft, that left for the North in the early part of the month, returned Tuesday - the Five Brothers, with eighteen barrels, and the Erebus, with 2 barrels. The craft report that their operations were interfered with by the French, and they were compelled to take their gear out of the water, and leave that part of the Coast.
June 28, 1890 Birth At Herring Neck on the 11 inst., the wife of Mr. J. S. COLBOURNE, of a daughter.
June 28, 1890 Birth At St. John’s, Tuesday, 17th inst., the wife of Capt. James JOLLIFFE, Barqt Viola, of a daughter.
June 28, 1890 Shipping News Ship News – Port of Twillingate. Entered: June 26 – J. Savord, MENARD, Montreal, via Fogo, Provisions – OWEN and EARLE. Cleared: June 13 – Maggie, PERCY, Sydney, Ballast – E. DUDER. June 23 – Mabel, TAYLOR, Sydney, Ballast – Captain.

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