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

    [There is nothing on my 1896 microfilm between April 18, 1896 and July 11, 1896. GW]
July 11, 1896 Birth At Fortune Harbor, on June 27th., the wife of Mr. Samuel DAVIS of a son.
July 11, 1896 Birth At Fortune Harbor, on June 28th., the wife of Mr. John SWEENY of twin boys.
July 11, 1896 Marriage At Fortune Harbor, on June 12th., by Rev. R. WALSH, Edward, eldest son of Mr. Michael LIVRE, to Bridget, second daughter of Mr. Jas. HAYES, both of Foryune Harbor
July 11, 1896 Death At Davis' Cove on Tuesday the 7th inst., after a short illness, Mary, relick of the late Thomas SPENCER, age 45 years. She leaves three daughters to mourn their sad loss.
July 11, 1896 Shipping News Port of Twillingate, Entered: July 10th - Pluvier, DAVIS, Cadiz, 186 tons salt, J.W. Owen. Cleared: July 10th. - My Lady, RIDER, Bristol, 111 casks seal oil, 9 casks seal pitchings, 260 casks train oil, I cask train pitchings, 993 and 35 pieces seal skins, 1 cow and 15 calf skins, 34 packages rabbit skins, 101 cases lobsters, 20 cwt old junk. - J.W. Owen.
July 11, 1896 Vote of Thanks (Part 1) To Mrs. MOORE by C.W. Band. On Tuesday evening, 21st. June, the Pulpit of our Methodist Church was occupied by Rev. J. OPIE, who, after concluding the lessons, turned to the President of the C.W. Band. He being prepared, stepped forward and drew from his pocket an envelope containing a vote of thanks to Mrs. MOORE, which he read as follows: "We the members of the C.W. Band representing the Methodist Church of Tilt Cove, take this privilege of presenting our hearty thanks and gratitude to Mrs. MOORE, who is soon to leave us, for her able and efficient services rendered, in connection with the Church and especially among the young folk of our congregation. We therefore cannot let this opportunity pass in silence, knowing her willing and ready services merit our highest approbation. During Mrs. MOORE's short stay of one year, her work has been emminently successful, and we deeply regret that she is leaving us, but we sincerely pray that Heaven's richest blessings may rest upon her and that the Giver of every good and perfect gift may crown her work of faith and labour of love with abundant success, and that at the end of life, she may hear the Master's voice saying to her "Well done!' "
July 11, 1896 Vote of Thanks (Part 2) The President then asked those of the congregation who were in sympathy with the Band to show the same by a rising vote, and the whole congregation responded at once. They being reseated, Mrs. MOORE rose and expressed her hearty thanks for the willing response, saying; "Dear brothers and sisters, I desire to thank you for your hearty vote of thanks. The work which I have been engaged in during the past year, I have done with pleasure. I am going to leave you for an interval, but if permitted to return, I shall be glad to do so. If not, I hope we shall meet by and by." Thanking you for space for publishing the above, we are, on behalf of the Band, yours truly, A.E. YOUNG, Pres., C. RIDOUT, Sect., W. RICHARDS, Job RENDALL, Henry RIDOUT. Tilt Cove, June 24, 1896.
July 11, 1896 Fishing Report On last Monday, a large quantity of fish was seen on the bottom at Western Head. Nothing was done with hook and line or trap, but as high as 3 quintals for a net were taken. Codtraps at Western Head got from 2 to 4 quintals of fish each on Thursday. Fish very large; prospects brightening. Mr. John CURTIS' yacht arrived from French Shore Thursday night. She reports splendid fishing there, hook and line men doing well. Mr. D. OSMOND's trader returned to Morton's Harbor from White Bay on Wednesday, and reports no codfish in that Bay, but salmon are plentiful there.
July 11, 1896 Smelting at Tilt Cove (Part 1) To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: We regret to say that the smelting works erected here last year (East Side) for smelting green ore, called 'Reverberatory Furnace', has been closed down. Of course, it does not cripple the labour system a great deal, as there was only 6 hands (foremen included) who were required to work it, but it will give things a gloomy aspect for awhile, as this process which we hope to see in operation again in the near future, was presided over by F.S. NICHOLLS Esq., as well as the Rough Ore Smelting Cupula, and his father has full charge of the smelting department at Briton Ferry, Wales, England, and who, as far as we can learn, is the sole patentee of the best copper ore smelting process of the day. It is more than likely that there will be 'ere long, some other patent come in existence, which will prove more successful and smelt larger quantities than the present one.
July 11, 1896 Smelting at Tilt Cove (Part 2) The two foremen that worked the said process, Messrs WARE and GOUGH, take passage per SS Ingraham which arrived here on the 18th. inst., for England, accompanied by Jno. TOMS Esq. One of the blowers which give supply of blast for smelting rough ore, was broken on the 12th. at 10pm, which resulted on two Cupolas closing down, but we are glad to state that under the splendid display of energy and promptitude, of which our Chief and Second Engineer J. DAVIS and Chas. COOKE has a goodly share, everything is at present all right again and in first class working order. We congratulate our two thorough, reliable Engineers of the smelting department, (named above) for the smartness and good workmanship shown by them when necessary. Experience, Tilt Cove, June 23, 1896.
July 11, 1896 New Mine at New Bay It is reported that Mr. Wm. COOK of St. John's has discovered a very valuable mine at New Bay and has at present 5 or 6 men working it. He left recently for Halifax in order to get machinery, and intends starting more extensive operations as soon as possible after his return.
July 11, 1896 New Mine at Tilt Cove A Representative of the Bell Isle Mining Company has recently been prospecting on the Cape Shore. He has discovered a lode of magnetic ore at Tilt Cove, 2% better than that of Bell Isle, and there is every prospect of it being opened up shortly. If so, it will be shipped from Beaver Cove
July 11, 1896 Passengers The SS Lady Glover, Captain STEVENSON, arrived at 2:30pm, Wednesday. Reports very little fish in Green Bay. Following Passengers came by her: Rev. Canon TEMPLE, Mr. NICHOLS. She arrived from Fogo early Thursday morning, bringing the following passengers: Mrs. GRAY, Miss GRAY, J.T. CROUCHER Esq., Mr. A. ROBERTS, Mr. J. ROBERTS. After coaling she left again for Norris Arm. The SS Virginia Lake, Captain TAYLOR, arrived here from the North at 9pm. Monday. She reports plenty of fish on the French Shore from Coachman's Cove down. Hook and line men were doing well, from 3 to 6 quintals a day for a boat, also, that there are 3500 quintals fish landed at Straits of Bell Isle. The following persons took passage by her from here: To Fogo - J.T. CROUCHER Esq. Enroute for England - J.W. OWEN Esq. St. John's - Rev. L. CURTIS, Mrs. CURTIS, and 3 children, Mrs. LETHBRIDGE, Mrs. Dr. SCOTT, Miss B. SCOTT, Mr. E. VATCHER.
July 11, 1896 List of Subscriptions Collected by the Committee at Twillingate in aid of the Labrador Branch of the Deep Sea Mission. Brought forward: $180. Geo. ROBERTS $1. W.J. SCOTT .50. Edward ROBERTS .50. Fred LINFIELD .50. A. ROBERTS Sr. .50. Peter SAMWAYS .50. A. ROBERTS Jr. .50. F. NEWMAN Sr .40. G.G. WILLIAMS .50. James NEWMAN .40. A.J. PEARCE .50. James OAKLEY .20. R. NEWMAN .50. Mrs. A. ROBERTS .20. Total $187.48 (Owing to the collector being quarantined for diphtheria, the book containg the above subscriptions could not be had before . - Ed.)
July 11, 1896 LAURIER's Cabinet Reported that Laurier's Cabinet will consist of the following viz. MOWATT, CARTWRIGHT, MILLS, and MULOCK of Ontario, TARTE, FISHER and FITZPATRICK of Quebec, FIELDING and FRASER of Nova Scotia, BLAIR of New Brunswick, DAVIES of Prince Edward Island. TUPPER resigns today.
July 11, 1896 Loss of the Capulet Marine Court Enquiry censured Captain ELLIS of the SS Capulet but would not suspend certificate. There have been more bags of mail recovered from the SS Capulet
July 18, 1896 Letters To and From Rev. Levi CURTIS [There appears in this issue, a letter to Rev. Levi CURTIS, B.A., from The Quarterly Official Board of the Twillingate Circuit, signed by George ROBERTS, Charles WHITE, and W.J. SCOTT, expressing the Board's regret that Rev. CURTIS is being moved to another charge one year earlier than anticipated, and wishing the Rev. all the best in his new charge. A letter from Rev. CURTIS to the Board acknowledges their good wishes to him and his family. Another letter to Rev CURTIS on behalf of "Enterprise" Epworth League, expressing the same sentiments, is signed on behalf of the League by W.J. SCOTT, President, and Bertha SCOTT, Secretary and is also replied to by Rev. CURTIS.]
July 18, 1896 Items From New Bay Arthur YATES, a much respected resident of this community, passed away on the 27th. ult., after a painful illness. Our fishing fleet has left for Labrador. There is no fish around here to be caught, either with traps or hook and line; so far fishermen have done nothing - boats won't average a quintal each. A quantity of fish has been seen on the bottom and we are hoping to get a little on the squids. Lobsters have been fairly plentiful and packers have done well. This business is carried on, on a small and cheap scale. Each packer catches his own fish. The gardens are looking well and foreshadow good crops. For the past three years, Education and Ecclesiastical work here has been managed disgracefully, but with a change of Superintendent we are hoping for better things. Yours truly, Mosquito, New Bay, July 11, 1895. [This is the date as clearly written.]
July 18, 1896 Shipping News The SS Guy Colin, ore laden from Pilley's Island, passed South Thursday. The SS Matilda arrived here from Fogo, Thursday morning, bringing salt etc. to the branch firm of R. SCOTT. Esq. The schooner Thomas Robertson, lying at Scott's wharf, is ready to take fishermen, and all the outfit they require to carry with them, to the French Shore. Passage Money $5. Would like to get 20 men or more. Apply as soon as possible to Stephen BURRY. SS Hope sailed yesterday afternoon for North Sydney where PERRY and Party will embark for Greenland. July 14th: The Portia left New York on Saturday afternoon. July 16th: The SS Tormere, coal laden from Cardiff to Halifax, ran ashore near Trepassey yesterday, and is a total wreck. July 17: Portia arrived St. John's 4:20pm yesterday.
July 18, 1896 Sickness It is feared that diphtheria will become epidemic at Herring Neck. Eight cases have been reported during the past week.
July 18, 1896 Published by Authority His Excellency the Governor, has been pleased to appoint Mr. Wm. GARLAND of Pilley's Island to be a Surveyor of Shipping, with jurisdiction extending from Little Bay Head, inclusive, to Twillingate, exclusive. Secretary's Office, July 7th., 1896
July 18, 1896 The Evening Telegram's New Format We observe that the Evening Telegram has recently been enlarged from a 7 to an 8 columed page, and looks well in its new dress. The Telegram has the largest circulation and is the most popular daily in this Colony, and no doubt the improvement will be highly appreciated by its many readers - the Daily News man excepted. Of course he doesn't like it a bit, and for reasons too obvious to need explanation.
July 18, 1896 Mr. George VINCENT Mr. George VINCENT of Indian Islands, left there on Monday in a small boat, with a crew of 4 men, for French Shore, and when within two miles of Groais Islands, he suddenly became insane and attacked his crew with a gun and other weapons. The crew, in self defence, had to resort to violent measures, which resulted in Mr. VINCENT receiving serious wounds in the shoulder and head. They had to return, and reached here last evening.
July 18, 1896 SCOTT's New Premises The schooner Thomas Robertson, Captain BURRY, arrived this week to Mr. W.J. SCOTT with cargo of salt, provisions, and sundries. This is the fourth schooner that has discharged at those premises since the new Proprietor took charge, and we learn a cargo of prime North Sydney coal is expected to arrive in the near future, and we trust in the interest of all concerned, it may be possible to send away, by the same vessel, a cargo of our great staple. Certainly the men who stand in the gap during the trying season, through which we are passing, well deserve all the support we can give them, and we trust that with the help of French Shore arrivals, it may be possible to keep the wheels of business revolving, even if not so swiftly as could be wished. However there is an old adage which says, "Sure and steady wins the race." The shop, so long and favourably known as TOBIN's, now presents a fresh and stocky appearance, which reflects credit on the present proprietor.
July 18, 1896 Fishery News Fishery news from the Straits report hook and line boats doing well from Blanc Sablon to Lance Au Loup. Blandford has about six thousand quintals landed.
July 18, 1896 Married At Carbonear on Wednesday morning last, at the Methodist Church by the Rev. James NURSE, assisted by Rev. W. SWAN, John HILLIARD, Principal of the Methodist High School, Harbor Grace, to Miss Maggie MADDOCK, third daughter of the late Mr. Robert MADDOCK, Carbonear.
July 18, 1896 Died At Gander Bay, July 12th of Decline, Sarah, beloved wife of Nathaniel BLAKE.
July 18, 1896 Died At New Bay on the 27th. ult., Arthur YATES, age 62 years.
July 25, 1896 Tilt Cove Items (Part 1) Mr. Patrick JUDGE had [six?] cases of beer landed on the [?] Wharf from the Virginia Lake on Friday the 17th. inst., which Sgt. LACEY considered a breach of The Local Option Act, and forthwith summoned him to appear before W. CUNNINGHAM, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, who disposed of the case on the 18th. inst., by judging him guilty of the charge, and imposing a fine of $40. with confiscation of the beer. The smelting works under the management of of F.S. NICHOLLS esq., is again in good working condition. The West Mine, under the supervision of Captain PHILLIPS, shows signs of improvement and it is hoped that the operations on it will prove very successful, both to owners and workmen. Mr. Elias ROBERTS is skillfully managing the foundry and turning out some very good work. A very large number attended a Magic Lantern Exhibition which was held in the Church of England School Room on the 17th inst., and apparently enjoyed the exhibits immensely.
July 25, 1896 Tilt Cove Items (Part 2) A young lad by the name of John GOSS, was badly hurt on Monday the 20th. inst. While in the act of starting one of the cars near the hopper, the car ran on his foot cutting it open, and greatly injuring his toes. Under the skillful treatment of Doctor GRANT, he is doing well. The SS Annadale, Captain EVERIES, left here on Monday the 12th. inst., for New York with a cargo of ore. Her Boatswain, Mr. Wm. HERD, a native of Devonshire, who was suffering from a tumor in his side, was taken ashore to be treated by Doctor LAWRENCE, but was afterwards sent on to Swansea in the SS Hallamshire to undergo an operation. The SS Hallamshire, Captain BROWN, sailed from Swansea on 9th June, and when 800 miles to sea, the crank shaft broke. She returned for repairs and left the second time on the 3rd July. Owing to head winds, heavy sea, thick fog, and icebergs, she experienced a very rough passage, arriving here on the 17th. inst. She left again on the 20th inst., with a load of regulus. The SS Para also arrived on the 17th. inst. - Com - July 20.
July 25, 1896 Off To Labrador The Jeanie, Captain J.W. ROBERTS, bound to Labrador, touched in here on Thursday last. She had a load of salt, etc., for the Moravian Missionaries, which the Captain intends landing at Hopedale. We wish him a safe and pleasant trip, and trust he will return in good time and bring us encouraging news of the Labrador fishery.
July 25, 1896 Agriculture The gardens have felt the benefit of the sunny days and occasional showers of rain during the past week
July 25, 1896 Shipping News Mother's Oils' schooner, Lady of the Sea, arrived here from Fogo on Thursday last, and will remain 'till the arrival of the Virginia Lake. The Schooner Bonny, on her way from Badger Bay mill with a load of lumber for St. John's, called in here on Thursday evening last and sailed again on Friday.
July 25, 1896 Sickness Diphtheria is still prevalent in this neighbourhood. Doctor O.V. SMITH has been slightly indisposed the past few days with a very mild attack, but no doubt he will be allright again in a short time
July 25, 1896 Advertisement There will be a Phonographic Entertainment given in St. Peter's schoolroom this evening, Saturday, to begin at 7:30pm. Programmes will be given the audience so that the dialogues, songs, etc. can be followed as rendered. Admission 20 cents, children 10 cents. Tickets can be had at the stores of Messrs SCOTT, WILLIAMS, and MAYNE, and at the door.
July 25, 1896 From Rome to Burnt Bay Mr. SCOTT informs us that yesterday, he transacted business with a Burnt Bay settler who is a native of the Imperial City of Rome. Francis [RIMMER ?] left his Italian home for France at the age of four months, and after living there 28 years, came to French Shore in 1878 and finally settled in Burnt Bay 1893. He of course, knows nothing of his mother tongue, but speaks French and English fluently.
July 25, 1896 Arrivals From The French Shore Mr. John FOX's boat with a crew of four men, arrived at Back Harbor last Saturday evening, with 170 barrels of fish. The schooner Water Lily, Captain John HELLIER, arrived to Mr. William ASHBOURNE on Wednesday, with 250 barrels fish, caught on French Shore. It must be very encouraging to the young and enterprising Merchant of Farmer's Arm, to have one of his vessels home so early with a load of fish. We trust it is but the forerunner of many such trips.
July 25, 1896 Passengers From the North, the SS. Virginia Lake, Captain TAYLOR, arrived on Wednesday. She was North as far as Red Bay and reports a fairly good fishery at some places in the Straits, and very good at Battle Harbor and neighbourhood. Passengers were as follows: From Conche to Harbor Grace, Rev. Father LYNCH. To Harbor Grace, M. SMITH, Miss BUTLER. From Tilt Cove to Herring Neck, Miss CHAMBERLAIN. From Little Bay to Twillingate, J.D. BLANDFORD Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate. From Leading Tickles to St. John's, Uriah MARTIN. From Exploits to Bonavista, Rev. H. SCOTT, Wife, and family. From Morton's Harbor to Western Bay, Rev. S.J. RUSSELL, wife, and family.
July 25, 1896 Published by Authority His Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Rev. Wm. PATTERSON to be a member of the Musgrave Town Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. W.H. DOTCHSON, left the District. Rev. James PINCOCK to be a member of the Bonavista Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Left the District. Rev. Henry SCOTT to be a member of the Bird Island Cove Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. J.J. DURRANT, left the District. Rev. W.R. TRATT to be a member of the Wesleyville Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. Jabez HILL, left the District. Rev. Thomas H. JAMES to be a member of the Twillingate Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. Levi CURTISS, BA, left the District. Rev. Wm. J. BARTLETT to be a member of the Morton's Harbor Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. Samuel J. RUSSELL, left the District. Rev. J.J. DURRANT to be a member of the Laurencetown Methodist Board of Education, in place of the Rev. Selby JEFFERSON, left the District.
July 25, 1896 Birth At Tilt Cove on the 6th ulto., the wife of Mr. John OSBOURNE, of twin daughters
July 25, 1896 Birth At the same place on 20th., ult., the wife of Mr. George TILLEY of a daughter.
July 25, 1896 Birth At the same place on the 13th inst., the wife of Solomon RIDEOUT of a son.
July 25, 1896 Death At Tilt Cove on the 10th. inst., Hannah Belle, youngest daughter of Martin and Thirza BLACKMORE aged 4 years.
August 1, 1896 Items From Pilley's Island The SS Silvia, Captain CLARKE, from New York via St. John's, arrived here on Friday past. She had a very fair passage until the day of her arrival, when she encountered a strong breeze of Westerly wind, and had to anchor outside the narrows for a considerable time. She entered at 7:25 pm, brought a little freight for the Pyrites Co., and passengers as follows: Mrs. ROBERTS and child, Miss HUGHES and Mr. HENDERSON, all from St. John's. Great distress prevails here at present amongst those who were recently burnt out, and unless kind friends send some relief soon, it will be hard times with many families. The P.I. Cricket Club left here per Fleta this morning for Little Bay, where a match will be played. Many friends went to witness the fun.
August 1, 1896 Letter to the Editor from Tilt Cove To the Editor Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir: In perusing your valuable issue of the 11th inst., I noticed a vote of thanks presented to Mrs. MOORE by President of C.W. Band and some other members of the same. Kindly allow me to ask a few questions in reference to said vote of thanks of the President, E. YOUNGS. Is he confident that the whole congregation responded when asked? Did Mrs. MOORE really address the congregation or the C.W. Band only? Furthermore, was the address delivered by the lady decidedly the same as he has stated? If so, of course I am astry, but I know not. Thanking you for space in your valuable paper, I am, dear Mr. Editor, yours truly, Looker On. Tilt Cove, July 21.
August 1, 1896 Shipping News English schooner Margaret, Captain DEAR, arrived on Tuesday with a load of salt to J.W. Hodge, Esq.
August 1, 1896 Sickness It is reported that diphtheria is likely to be very bad at Change Islands. At present there are 10 cases and it is on the increase. So far, only one death has resulted therefrom.
August 1, 1896 Passengers The SS Virginia Lake, Captain TAYLOR, arrived from South Thursday, 12:30 pm. By her we learn there is a slight improvement in the codfishery at Bonavista. After landing a little freight, she proceeded North. Her passengers are as follows: Harbor Grace, Mr. TETLOW. Salmon River, Miss A. BROWN, Rev. BYRNE. Old Perlican, Miss MILLER, Mrs. J. BURT and infant, Messrs J. BURT, C.H. CHRISTIAN, Masters G. CHRISTIAN, H. MILLER. Trinity, Mrs. BREMNER, Miss MARSHALL, Miss M. MARSHALL, Hon. G. RENDELL, Rev. FLOOD, Rev. McKEOWN. Catalina, Miss K. SIMMONS. Greenspond, Rev. H.J. READ, Mrs. H.J. READ, Miss M. EDGAR. Pool's Island, Captain BARBOUR, Miss GOSS. Seldom Come by, Mrs PROWSE, Mrs ABBOTT. Fogo, Miss L. TAYLOR. Twillingate, Miss W. WATSON, Miss H. MUDFORD, Miss FOX. Leading Tickles, Mr. MARTIN. Little Bay, Mrs. SCOTT. Battle Harbor, Rev. SHEARS, Messrs H. GODDEN, G. FRENCH.
August 1, 1896 Arrivals H.W.B., Captain John CLARKE, arrived from French Shore on Monday last bringing 100 bls fish caught by Mr. Thos WELLS, and crew of 4 men, who were landed on the Shore some time ago. Fitted out by J.W. Hodge. The Minnie Greg, Captain James NEWMAN, trading on the French Shore for J.W. Owen, Esq., arrived to that firm on Tuesday with 110 tierce salmon. The Condor, Captain Abraham ELLIOTT, arrived from French Shore Monday. She has about 120 barrels fish. This craft was fitted out by W.J. SCOTT, Esq. The Young Builder, Captain Thos YOUNG, arrived from French Shore on Tuesday with about 120 barrels fish. The Sea Bride, Captain Joseph NORTHCOTT, arrived here from French Shore Thursday, with 200 quintals fish. Supplied by J.W. Hodge Esq. The Fiona, Captain James ROSE, arrived at the Arm from French Shore with about 200 barrels fish. Supplied by W. ASHBOURNE Esq. The schooner Wm. Paterson, Captain Archibald BLANDFORD, arrived at Herring Neck on Thursday, well fished. It is reported she has 500 quintals. At Change Islands, Captain Jas WHITE in a little schooner belonging to S. ROBERTS, Esq., of Change Islands, arrived on Thursday with 200 qtls fish.
August 1, 1896 Phonographic On last Saturday night a phonographic entertainment was given in St. Peter's schoolroom by Mr. DAVIS of the Mother's Oils Company. Owing to the high price charged for admission, only a very few were present. On Monday night, the entertainment was repeated at half price, and a magic lantern exhibition given in the bargain. A large number attended on this the last evening and apparently enjoyed the fun. The lantern exhibits were very good and highly pleasing up to a certain point; here the magic touch of Mr. DAVIS produced on the canvas the picture of Mr. A.B. MORINE and Mr. DAVIS, very unwisely intimated that "This man is to be the next representative of this District." This, the male part of the audience could not tolerate and it caused a general hiss! hiss! and Mr. A.B. MORINE was quickly withdrawn! The last picture shown was Sir Wm. WHITEWAY's. The sight of the popular Premier brought down the house with great applause. Many persons are of the opinion that the cruising of Mother's Oils' yacht is a political dodge, and that she is out in the interest of the Tories!
August 1, 1896 Grand Banks Fishery Schooners Helena May and Anti Confederate arrived from the Grand Banks with 500 and 550 quintals fish respectively.
August 1, 1896 Doctor on the Mail Steamer Doctor PATTERSON of Harbor Grace has been appointed Physician on the Labrador Mail Steamer.
August 1, 1896 Smuggling Case MAYER, passenger on the SS Portia on 17th inst., accused of smuggling jewellery. Fined $250. By the Board of Revenue. Crown dissatisfied and placed matter in the hands of the Magistrates which has caused the Board of Revenue to resign.
August 8, 1896 Note of Thanks Pilley's Island, July 30, 1896. To the Editor of The Twillingate Sun, Dear Sir: Please allow me space in your valuable paper to acknowledge the receipt of $5. from Messrs T. McMurdo & Co., toward the relief of the fire sufferers of this place. The parties relieved, from the amount acknowledged by me on your paper of the 25th. inst., are as follows: Mrs. WILLIAMS, $2. Elias MULLINS, [$ 3.10?], Simon WHITE $2.25. John COOK $3.10. Joseph NOSEWORTHY, $3. John CONNORS $2.60. George THOMPSON, $2.25. Mrs. TAYLOR, $2. Mrs. MOORS $2. George LOCKE, $2. James THOMPSON, $2. Mrs. BUDGELL, $1.50. Chas. MARTIN, $2.20. Your's respectfully, W. BLACKLER. (We wish to correct a typographical error which appeared in our issue of July 25th re the amount received by Mr. BLACKLER from Messrs. Ayre and Sons. It was $30. not $35 as printed by us. - Ed.)
August 8, 1896 Southern Labrador Fishery Report The SS Virginia Lake arrived from the North Wednesday, bringing the following fishery reports from Southern Labrador: Webber's Harbor, traps 20 quintals, hook and line 10. Bolster's Rock, traps 10 quintals, hook and line 3 to 4. Punch Bowl, 4 traps [can't read!] quintals. Venison Islands, traps 60 to 100 quintals, hook and line, 8 to 10. Square Islands, traps 60 to 80 quintals, hook and line 5 to 10. Occasional Harbor, traps 40 to 50 quintals, hook and line 15 to 20. Francis Harbor, traps 60 to 100 quintals, hook and line 10 to 15. Little Harbor, traps 50 quintals, hook and line 20. Murray's Harbor traps 50 quintals, hook and line 25. WALSH of Harbor Grace at Long Island, bound to Malta with freighters on board, July 26th. About 300 sailing craft in the neighbourhood of Dumpling. Loose ice up to Domino.
August 8, 1896 Passengers Passengers as follows: [On Virginia Lake] From Battle Harbor to St. John's Mr. GREENE. From Tilt Cove to St. John's, Messrs. A. WEBBER, John FURLONG, Mrs. T. MARTIN and child, Ensign FREEMAN. Fogo, Miss DWYER. Pilley's Island, Mr. J. LUDLOW. From Nipper's Harbor to St. John's, Miss BATSTONE. From Little Bay to Morton's Harbor, Captain STEWART. Twillingate, Mr. F. LIND. From Pilley's Island to Twillingate, A.L. BARRETT. Old Perlican, Mr. C.L. MARCH and wife. From Morton's Harbor to Lower Island Cove, Mrs. S.J. RUSSELL and infant. Four Christian Brothers on a round trip.
August 8, 1896 Passengers The SS Ingraham, Captain CROSS, from Fogo, arrived here Thursday morning. Rev. Wm. HARRIS came passenger by her. After a short delay, she left again on her usual route. Passengers who left by her were Miss Mary LUNNEN, Mrs. WARR and child, Messrs S. BURT and E. COLBOURNE
August 8, 1896 Pilley's Island vs. Little Bay On the 25th ult., a cricket match between the Pilley's Island and Little Bay cricket clubs was played at the latter place. Wickets were pitched at noon, the Pilley's Island team going to the bats first. After the 1st innings which resulted in a small victory for Pilley's Island team, lunch was taken. At 2 pm batting commenced again, and at 4 o' clock the play terminated with the Little Bay team victorious by 2 runs and 5 wickets to fall. The bowling on both sides by Messrs BEATTY and STRONG, and Messrs ATKINS and LIND was very good. After the match, several views of the criketers and their friends were taken by Messrs BEATTY and LIND. [The following are names mentioned] Pilley's Island Team: H. KENNEDY, D. GLAVINE, J. DUNNE, A.H. STRONG, A.J. SMITH, A.H. BEATTY, M. DUNNE, W. PILLEY, P. FOWLOW, W. GLAVINE, P. HOWSON. Little Bay Team: J. LIND, C. FOOT, W. LIND, G. WELLS, W. DUDER, E. DUDER, M. ATKINS, [C.?] WELLS, F. LIND, D. WELLS, P. LEARY.
August 8, 1896 Schooners Arriving The General Booth, Captain Wm. CLARKE, arrived from the French Shore on Monday with 200 quintals fish. The [Swan?], Captain Elias BLACKLER, arrived from French Shore on Monday with 180 quintals fish. The schooner Minot Light, Captain George EARLE, supplied by Mr. W.J. SCOTT, arrived from French Shore on Thursday, well fished. It is reported that the [Falcon?] Captain Albert SPENCER has arrived at Hall's Bay well fished. The boat Daisy, Captain DUDY of Bonavista, called here on Thursday morning from the Straits of Belle Isle, with 200 quintals of fish.
August 8, 1896 Young Ranger Mr. Stephen ANSTEY of Back Harbor, while rowing out to his salmon nets on Friday 31st ult., killed a young Ranger seal.
August 8, 1896 Shipping News The Barquentine Edward Seymour, Captain GRIFFITH, coal laden for the Steam Tug Co. of St. John's, arrived here on Wednesday.
August 8, 1896 SS Lady Glover The SS Lady Glover, Captain STEVENSON, from Labrador, having missed the Virginia Lake at Battle Harbor, proceeded South, and arrived here on Wednesday morning with mails and passengers. The Glover was North as far as Holton. Fishery reports by her are as follows: From Holton to Grady, traps 1/2 quintal a day. From Grady to Snug Harbor, traps average 40 quintals, boats 20 quintals. From Snug Harbor to Battle Harbor traps 60 quintals, boats 30. At Battle Harbor, traps 200 quintals, boats 45 quintals. It was reported at Holton, that there was no fish between there and Cape Harrigan Aug. 1st. Little ice. Schooners gone North. After coaling, the Lady Glover started again for Labrador Friday, 6 pm.
August 8, 1896 Birth At Ward's Harbor on the 1st inst., the wife of Solomon PADDICK of a daughter.
August 8, 1896 Birth At the same place on the 2nd inst., The wife of Mr. Beniah SHORT of a daughter.
August 8, 1896 Marriage At the Methodist Church, Little Bay Islands, July [18?]th., by Rev. J.J. WHEATLEY, Mr. Andrew LOCKE of Little Bay Islands to Miss Leah PENNY of Seldom Come By.
August 8, 1896 Death At Tilt Cove on July 24th., Arthur Bertram eldest son of George and Annie MILLER, age 15 years.
August 8, 1896 Shipping News Port of Twillingate. Entered Aug 6, Edward Seymour, GRIFFITH, Port [unreadable - looks like madoc] 325 tons coal. C.F. Bennett and Co. Cleared, July 21, Lottie, ROBERTS, North Sydney, ballast, J.W. Owen. August 3, Robin Hood, WOOD, North Sydney, ballast, G.J. Carter. August 5, Margaret, DEAR, North Sydney, Ballast, J.W. Hodge.
August 8, 1896 Advertisement For sale: 2 pure bred Shropshire Ram lambs, from imported ram "Ragton Swell" raised in England, and imported ewe, "Fanny", imported by Colonel FAWCETT, $10. each, both pedigree. Also pure bred Plymouth Rock and Leghorn hens, $1. each. Yacht, 3 years old, in splendid order, for $50. Apply to W.F. COAKER, Herring Neck.
August 8, 1896 Notice Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of Absolom PURCHASE, late of Back Harbor Twillingate, in the Northern District Newfoundland, deceased, are requested to send particulars in writing, of their debts, claims, or demands, (duly attested) to the undersigned executors, on or before Saturday the 31st day of October next, after which date the said executors shall proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased, having regard only to the claims of which they shall have notice on the said date. Elias PEYTON, James BLACKLER Sr. Executors.
August 8, 1896 Notice Any person who shall cast or throw any dead dogs, dead or dying cattle, or any putrid or offensive matter, into the waters of any harbor, cove, or roadstead in this Colony or its dependencies, shall for every offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding $40. Dead dogs or cattle, or any putrid or offensive matter should be buried in the ground to a good depth. F. BERTEAU. Stipendiary Magistrate. Twillingate, May 7, 1896.
August 8, 1896 Advertisement Comfortable quarters for travellers, are to be obtained at The Station Hotel, Norris Arm. Train stops at the door. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea, prepared at the shortest notice. Clean, airy, bedrooms. Moderate charges. Highly recommended.
August 15, 1896 Circuit Court (Part 1) By a Proclamation in the Royal Gazette, of the 4th inst., we learn that Terms or Sessions have been appointed for holding of the Supreme Court Circuit, for the Southern and Northern District the Court will be opened and holden as follows: At Griquet, on Monday the 14th day of September next. At Conche, on Tuesday the 15th day of September next. At Tilt Cove, on Wednesday the 16th of September next. At Little Bay, on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th day of September next. At Twillingate, on Saturday the 19th day of September until Tuesday 22nd day of September next. At Fogo, on Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday the 24th day of September next. At Greenspond, on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th day of September next. At Bonavista, on Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th day of September next. At Trinity, on Wednesday the 30th day of September and Thursday the 1st day of October next. At Brigus, on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th day of November next. At Harbour Grace, on Monday the 9th day of November until Friday the 13th of November next, both days inclusive.
August 15, 1896 Circuit Court (Part 2) And the said Court shall be kept open for the periods, herein before prescribed, at each of the respective places, as aforesaid , and if necessary, the presiding Judge may extend the Term at any of the said places for a period not exceeding two days, and until the determination or the trial of any case then proceeding. And further, in the event of the Judge who may preside in the said Court in the Southern and Northern Circuits of our said Island, being prevented by unforseen circumstances from opening said Court on any of the days herein before appointed, the said Judge may and he is authorized to open and hold said Court on any other day or days than those herein before specified, and to keep the same open for the respective periods herein before stated as aforesaid. All persons concerned are hereby required to take due notice and govern themselves accordingly.
August 15, 1896 Mail Boat The Ingraham went her usual round again this week, arriving her from the Bay on Wednesday. Among the passengers who came by her were Miss STIRLING, Messrs. SUTTON, STIRLING, HOLLOWAYand AYRE.
August 15, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne August 11 - Six Families burnt out at Barter's Hill on Sunday Morning. August 11 - An informal meeting held at St. John's yesterday, to consider having Newfoundland represented at the National Convention of Irishmen at Dublin. August 11 - Extensive preparation for the Regatta at Whitbourne on 13th inst. August 12 - All the leading store closed tomorrow on account of the Whitbourne Regatta.
August 15, 1896 Shipping News The Minot Light, Capt. Geo. EARLE, left again on Tuesday for French Shore.
August 15, 1896 Fishery News There was a slight improvement in the fishery at Long Point on Tuesday last; some boats got half a quintal, on squids. During the past few days a very encouraging improvement in the fishery has taken place at Bonavista and at different places North of it, as far as Fogo.
August 15, 1896 Personals Mr. W. R. STIRLING of St. John's arrived by Ingraham on Wednesday morning on a short vacation, and is the guest of Canon Temple. Miss Lucy STIRLING also arrived per Ingraham, via Norris Arm, to spend a month or two at her old home. Her sister Miss Georgie, is also expected to spend her vacation here. She is now on her way from London per SS. Assyrian, and due at St. John's tomorrow (Sunday). Professor HOLLOWAY, and C.P. AYRE, Esq., of St. John's, arrived here per Ingraham having been out on the N. & N.W. Railway Line on a pleasure trip. They remained here until the steamer returned from Fogo, then took passage by her again for Norris' Arm.
August 15, 1896 Accident Yesterday morning, as the Virginia Lake was moving off from the Coastal Wharf, Frederick HISCOCK, one of her crew, was about to put on the fore hatch, when it slipped into the hatchway, and in trying to catch it, he lost his footing and fell to the bottom of the ship, taking the hatch with him. The steamer was immediately put back again to the wharf, and Dr. SMITH was called, who hurriedly examined him, and said he was badly hurt, but had no bones broken. He was then taken to Mr. HODDER's to undergo a more thorough examination.
August 15, 1896 Advertisement Active agents for each country. Exclusive control and no trick. Will clear 12 to 25 hundred dollars a year. Enclose stamp for full particulars or .25c for $1 sample. Big Rapids Mineral Water Co. Big Rapids, Mich.
August 15, 1896 Passengers The SS Virginia Lake arrived here, (after a foggy passage) on Friday morning at 6 a.m., bound North to Battle Harbour calling at Fortune Harbour going North and at Morton's Harbour coming South. She is expected back again on Thursday next. Passengers were as follows: Harbour Grace - Hiss HOWE, Miss JORDAN, Mr. WHEELOR, Bay de Verde - Mr. A. CHRISTIAN, Mrs. A. COULREY, Mrs. SQUIRES, Miss KENT, Mr. G. TAYLOR, Trinity - Mr. LAWRENSON, Mr. H.E. KNIGHT, Mrs. H.E. KNIGHT, children and servant, Miss P. PARSONS, Mrs. KING, Miss MORRIS, Catalina - Mrs. FOWLER, Mr. H. RILEY, Rev. J. ANTLE, Mrs. James RYAN, Mr. M. SNELGROVE, Bonavista - Miss BROWN, Miss MARTIN, Poole's Island - Mr. GARLAND, Flower's Cove - Mr. S. SMITH, Seldom Come By - Mr. T. DUDER, Fogo - Miss DURY, Miss COFFIN, Twillingate - Miss McNEAL, Mr. F. McNEAL, Mrs. E. C. CHANCEY, Mr. J. T. CROUCHER, Little Bay - Mr. W. A. SQUIRES, Mrs. SCOTT, Tilt Cove - Mr. J. D. WHELLOR, Griquet - Mr. J. BOYDE and return, Battle Hr. - F.S. HOLLETT, Mrs. F. S. HOLLETT and child, G. TAYLOR, Rev. Mr. JOHNSON, J. W. TAYLOR round trip. Among the passengers who left here, were Mrs. R. NEWMAN and child, Mr. PEARCE, Capt. STEWART, Constable DWYER.
August 15, 1896 Flower Service at St. Peter's As announced last week, the Annual Flower Service took place at St. Peter's Church on Sunday, August 9th. A very large congregation attended and enjoyed the Service, which consisted as usual, of Hymns, Collection, and Lesson, with a "Flower Carol" sung by the Choir, and a short address by the Incumbent, suitable to the occassion. A collection of ten dollars was made as a thanks offering on the part of those who were present, to be devoted with other funds, to the improvement of the Cemetery and the care of such graves as have no one to look after them. On leaving the Church, the Choir and children passed through the Churchyard and round the Church, singing Hymn 165, and then, followed by the congregation, continued their way to the Cemetery, singing as they went, and concluded the day's ceremony by laying their wreaths upon various graves.
August 15, 1896 Prospecting We were pleased to see Captain STEWART, of Little Bay, in town for a few days during the past week. The Captain came here from Morton's Harbour, where he had spent several days, having arrived there by last Virginia Lake. His principal business there, was to re-open the mine on the South East side of the Harbour (known as Little Harbour mine). Several years ago a small shaft was opened at this place, by another company, but for some cause or other it was neglected, and has not been worked since. We, understand that Captain STEWART is very pleased with the re-opening, and the prospects generally are considered very encouraging, the quality of ore found there is valuable and at present in great demand. The Captain expects later on, to employ several men, and if possible get out a few hundred tons. Success to you Captain. We hope your expectations will be more than realized.
August 15, 1896 Death At Herring Neck, on July 25th of diphtheria, Elsie Beatrice, darling child of John and Elizabeth BURT, aged 2 years and 8 months. "Safe in the arms of Jesus"
August 15, 1896 Death At Leading Tickles, on July 31st., Willis, son of George and Emily Ann ROUSELL, aged 6 years and 8 months. "In this world of care and pain, Lord Thou wouldst no longer leave him, To Thy bosom bright and fair, Lovingly Thou didst receive him, Clothed in robes of spotless white, Now he dwells with Thee in light".
August 15, 1896 Advertisement Wanted: FOR THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL at Twillingate, a FIRST GRADE TEACHER, Salary $350.00, and a SECOND GRADE TEACHER, Salary $200.00 annually. School will be opened 1st Oct. next. Also a SECOND GRADE TEACHER for the Arm School. Salary $280.00 per annum. School opens Sept. 1st. No Fees in either case. Apply to Rev. T. H. JAMES, Chairman Methodist Board
August 15, 1896 Advertisement F. SMALLWOOD Wholesale and Retail Manufacturer of Hand-made Boots & Shoes, Also Importers of ENGLISH, AMERICAN and CANADIAN Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. F. SMALLWOOD Water Street, Two Doors East of Baine, Johnson & Co.
August 15, 1896 Advertisement Important Notice, We can give you Gold If required for your produce, no matter how large the quantity you have to dispose of, So Come Along. W. J. SCOTT.
August 22, 1896 Death At Back Hr., on the 15th inst., William PITTMAN, aged 75 years.
August 22, 1896 Death At Flurrie's Bight, on the 15th inst., Susan beloved wife of Mr. James MILLS, aged 76 years.
August 22, 1896 Death At St. John's, on Monday morning the 17th inst., Catherine, widow of the late Charles DUDER, aged 64 years.
August 22, 1896 Shipping News Port Of Twillingate (Cleared) Aug. 15 - Edward Seymour, GRIFFITH, Harbour Grace, 90 tons coals. - Steam Tug Co.
August 29, 1896 The Future of White Bay (Part 1) To advocate the cause of the weak is everyone's duty, even if it be difficult at once to help them. We look afar off, and sympathize with the troubles of nations who are only connected with us as fellow Christians. We pity their struggles against powerful oppressors; and whenever it can be done with any hope of success, we assist the weaker against the stronger, and make ourselves, as a nation, Champions of the distressed. And this is our right, as well as out duty. But, even among ourselves close by, we have a District, weaker than our own, for which we ought to feed sympathy in these threatening times, and not pass their case over as one which will not bear investigation, or has nothing to be said in excuse for its apparent inability to help itself. Destitution in White Bay is becoming such a common announcement, that the public mind naturally hardens itself against the cry and says, "Why are these people worse off than others?" One will answer perhaps, that in no Bay is a living easier, or a larger variety of saleable produce to be obtained, and that if the people suffer it must be their own fault.
August 29, 1896 The Future of White Bay (Part 2) Another may reply, that no one can trust the sellers; that they are found dishonest, and sometimes even violent in their dealings with those who trade with them. But all such answers are too sweeping and general in their condemnation of White Bay people, to satisfy the minds of those who wish to do them service and alter their present condition. There may be faults in them, most probably so, but there may be faults on both sides, for all Traders are not immaculate and it is easy to understand that sometimes, in self-defence, a desperate man will take the law into his own hands. We do not take a side as Advocate for White Bay, against any who may do there in the way of business. But we would ask in the interest of the Colony, whether it be not practical to adopt some plan, by which the White Bay people may have ways and means given them, to help themselves more than hitherto. When it is found to be a fact, that last spring, respectable and industrious settlers were compelled to exist for a whole fortnight on deer flesh only; when at the present moment many of them cannot procure tea, molasses, or proper clothing, for want of traders to visit them, or means to purchase such things; we think that the time has come for some systematic attempt to raise them our of their depth of misery.
August 29, 1896 The Future of White Bay (Part 3) One thing, noticed in a Correspondent's report this week, proves that all White Bay fishermen are not lazy. For if men are found venturesome enough to go down the dangerous North Shore in skiffs, searching for fish; if as is also fact, one crew actually came in a trap skiff to Morton's Harbour last spring looking for a trader, this shows what the same men would do, had they suitable boats in which to earn their living away from their own homes. Canon TEMPLE truly says that "Traders will not flock to places where there is nothing to trade with". Of course not. Yet, on the other hand, if the salt be there, the fish may be numerous, but the White Bay people cannot save it. The truth is, that District is different in many ways from our own. So isolated especially in winter, it ought not to be left without some one of authority and intelligence who might advise, assist, and control, as the case may be. No Telegraph nearer than Nipper's Harbour, no Magistrate nearer that La Scie, no connection with the Railway, though the River Head of White Bay is less than thirty miles from Sandy Pond; no Roads fit for carrying or hauling heavy articles, and the people scattered in all parts of a Bay which itself is usually unsafe to cross from December or January until May or June.
August 29, 1896 The Future of White Bay (Part 4) We do not think that either the member for St. Barbe, or the Government itself, at all realizes the extreme necessity for more systematic action in this matter. If they did, we are sure some plan would be adopted, for matters are getting worse and worse. The rule in the past has been to send down by steamer late in the Fall, a few barrels of flour, to throw them ashore in one or two spots, with no proper arrangement as to distribution. The consequence being that whether needed or not, they are seized by the first comers. Some get much, others little or nothing, and each year there is a stronger cry for help. And in the end it will make White Bay a Pauper Bay, against the people's wish, for they cannot help themselves. If an industrious family has sufficient for the winter, others on every side have to be fed by that family, or starve. And thus all are in the same state at last, in spite of themselves.
August 29, 1896 The Future of White Bay (Part 5) Is it impossible for those engaged in the Lumbering trade, to guarantee a small amount for establishing a Saw Mill in some part of White Bay? Or those interested more particularly in the cod fishery, to authoize some responsible and trustworthy person to advance a little, to a few of the more industrious of the fishermen, to enable them to build large boats, that they may follow the fish to longer distances than now? We give these suggestions for what they are worth, not in any spirit of fault finding, but as desirous of benefitting a District and Bay unable to speak for itself. And which, if much longer left alone, will soon need expensive efforts to carry the people elsewhere, if they are not to perish altogether.
August 29, 1896 Miss Twillingate STIRLING (Part 1) Ever since Miss STIRLING's arrival in St. John's, she has been singing to delighted and enraptured audiences. From the papers to hand we gather the following particulars: She sang at the B.F. College Exhibition on the evenings of the 18th and 20th. On Friday the 21st, she gave a vocal concert in the beautiful Hall of the Methodist College. This concert was pronounced to be one of the best ever given and was attended by such an audience is rarely gathered. The programme was one of rare variety, simple ballads, great oratorios and operatic gems. Miss STIRLING was assisted by the best talent in St. John's. On last Sunday morning she sang at the R.C. Cathedral an Ave Maria and Agnes Dei, with much feeling and expression, following it with "The Holy City" as an after piece at the conclusion of the service. Many prominent visitors from other denominations were present, who were enraptured with the rendering of the different pieces by our native Prima Donna.
August 29, 1896 Miss Twillingate STIRLING (Part 2) In the evening she sang at the Presbyterian Church. Referring to this service, the Herald says "St. Andrew's Church was not merely crowded, but packed. The concourse of people was so great that seats had to be brought in from the hall and placed in all available spaces, and after all was done a number who could not obtain seats were content to stand throughout the service, in the vestibule, the doors being left open, while others had to retire, being unable to get admission. Miss STIRLING, who occupied a seat in the choir, sang before the close of the service, a solo from "Zion", with all that thrilling and entrancing sweetness and power which distinguished all her musical performances, and which have won for her the admiration of all hearts.
August 29, 1896 Miss Twillingate STIRLING (Part 3) Never was her magnificent voice heard with finer effect than in the beautiful Church of St. Andrew's. Mr. Herbert STIRLING, the organist, and his well trained choir, rendered a very appropriate prelude in "We sing of the land of the blest" and we are told their performances delighted the audience. Want of space forbids us giving our readers all that the St. John's papers say about Miss Georgie, as she is familiarly known about Twillingate, but the whole may be summed up in the following telegram, received in town the morning after her grand concert; "Brilliant success, eclipsing all former efforts, encores vociferous, everyone enraptured". We are looking forward to a great treat when she reaches her native town, and we trust out St. John's friends will not be too selfish, and make her do too much, so as to unfit her from giving us such musical treats as they have been receiving.
August 29, 1896 Canon Temple's Latest Cruise (Part 1) The Rev. Cannon left home, as was stated last week, in Mr. John CURTIS' yacht Peggy, for a visit of inspection, educational and otherwise, to White Bay, returning late on Monday night. Canon TEMPLE wishes to espress his admiration of the sailing qualities of the little yacht, as well as the carefulness, abilities as a navigator, and general affability and kindness, of her owner. A very pleasant week was passed in running from place to place, winds and weather being (for the most part) splendid, and the only drawback was the wretched condition of the White Bay people as a whole. Owing partly to circumstances over which they have no control, and partly to their own want of foresight, at least in many cases, they are slowly sinking into a state of poverty which must, (unless change comes) end in something terrible to contemplate. It is not to be expected that Traders will flock to places where there is nothing to trade with; and yet, if Traders do not come, these people have no means of procuring the necessities of life.
August 29, 1896 Canon Temple's Latest Cruise (Part 2) At the present moment, there is little or no fish in the upper part of the Bay, and most of the men are gone down the North Shore, some forty or fifty miles at least, in their skiffs. Consequently Canon TEMPLE could do but little work in the form of holding services for them. He inspected and examined two small schools, one of which creditably compared with other schools of similar size, elsewhere. The other was little more than nominal. He then returned on his track and spent Sunday (23rd) at Tilt Cove, that busy hive of workers, thanks to which our fishermen often find help in the way of labour, when their own trade fails. Many a Twillingate man and woman also, is for a longer or shorter time, a resident of Tilt Cove, and find it a second home. Canon TEMPLE inspected the school, although it had just closed for the holidays, the children willingly coming together to show what they were able to do and say. He was still to visit Exploits and Leading Tickles, and then his outside work is completed.
August 29, 1896 School Treat Tilt Cove (Part 1) The Annual Treat, for the children attending the Church of England Day and Sunday schools, was held on Wednesday the 19th inst., and a better day for such an occasion has not been this season. The ground was perfectly dry, the weather was warm but not hot, and the evening air was not damp. At one o'clock the children began to assemble at the schoolroom and were formed in line for the march to the top of Castle Rock Hill - the spot selected for the scene of feasting and sport. When they were starting with banners waving and hearts jumping with joy, the laborers on the top of the incline gave three cheers, and the response which they receive back, was such as schoolboys only can give on Treat Day. As they marched round the Lake they cheered lustily the Manager, the Doctor, the Church and the State. Then came the climb up the steep assent, which of itself was sufficient exertion to give the little ones an appetite for a bun. The old time worn games were now indulged in, not only by the children, but by adults as well.
August 29, 1896 School Treat Tilt Cove (Part 2) Racing played an important part in the programme, and was so arranged that every child obtained a prize. A cricket match was also played by some of the young men, who took a half holiday in honor of the event. Mr. WILLIAMS, (the Manager) and all the leading Officials of the Co., very kindly favored us with their presence, as did Mr. JACKMAN, the Manager of the Tilt Cove Stores, and Mr. J. MARTIN of Upper Island Cove, while we had the pleasure of the company of Mr. SHELDON, (Agent for the N. Y. Mutual Life Insurance Co.) Dr. STRAPP, Mr. PARSONS, (Photographer of Harbour Grace), and Mr. DAVIS, (Agent for the Mother's Oils co.); also Capt. McNALLEY of the SS. Muska and his Engineers, all of which contributed to the children's enjoyment, and enjoyed the fun and food themselves as well as the children did. We were pleased to see so many friends present and to be able to share the wherewithal. In this case the pleasure shared was pleasure doubled, and all who were satisified with the amusement they had, went to their respective homes by the moonlight, while some others of more jubilant spirits, went to the schoolroom and ended up with a dance.
August 29, 1896 Shipping News (Part 1) The Lady Glover, Mr. Stanley FOX, Master, left for the French Shore codfishery on Wednesday; supplied by J. W. HODGE, Esq. The English schooner, Lord Devon, Capt. ADAMS, on Sunday last, from North Sydney, to J.W. Hodge, Esq., with cargo of coals. The Four Brothers, Isaac YOUNG, Master, on Sunday evening last, from the fishery, with 100 qts. The Nancy belonging to Mr. Dawe OSMOND, called here on Thrusday, for a few cases of lobster and salmon for Mr. W. J. SCOTT. She proceeded to Herring Neck in order to land part cargo fish which Mr. OSMOND had sold to Mr. J. D. LOCKYER, thence she goes to St. John's. The arrival of the Jesse with a load of the great staple, made a stir on Scott's premises for a day or so.
August 29, 1896 Shipping News (Part 2) About a thousand dollars worth of provisions; salt and goods were taken our, the balance being paid in cash, which gave some others a chance to turn a dollar, and it is highly desirable that our Northern friends should be encouraged to make Twillingate a port of call, instead of going to the City of St. John's, which entails such a loss of time. This vessel expected to, and no doubt will, reach home within 6 days from the date of leaving. The Schr. Nancy, called enroute to St. John's, on Thursday and took on board say 100 cases tinned lobsters etc., 9 tc. salmon, and 6 casks cod oil, from W. J. SCOTT, consigned to St. John's. The English vessel Doris is loading salt, provisions, and general goods, for this trade, and is expected to arrive here in a few days to load for Foreign Market. Her cargo is well in hand and it is thought the vessel may get a fairly quick dispatch. The Virginia Lake, Capt. TAYLOR, arrived Thursday from South. She goes to Battle Harbour and may be back again on Wednesday.
August 29, 1896 Forest Fire at Morton's Hr. (Part 1) Notwithstanding several heavy showers of rain since the fire broke out at Morton's Harbor, it is still burning with more or less rapidity in the neighborhood of Morton's and Tizzard's Harbors, and up to the time of going to press, danger to property, and in some cases human life, at these places is by no means past. The ground is so very dry and the fire has become so deeply rooted in the turf, that it is hard to say when the last spark will be extinguished. In a potato garden that has been devastated, fire was dug up a week after it had disappeared on the surface. The people of those two places have had a very anxious and trying time during the past fortnight. The men are entirely broken-up, having worked continuously day and night since the outbreak, battling with the small patches or fire near the settlements, cutting "fire breaks", and pouring water on the dry ground and smouldering turf.
August 29, 1896 Forest Fire at Morton's Hr. (Part 2) In the latter, some of the women have worked nobly. Since last report, no property has been destroyed, but the people of Morton's and Tizzard's Harbors are great losers through the damage done to their furniture, etc. when hastily removing it to places of safety on the outside cliffs, and from having it sunken beneath the salt water. One of the leading men of Tizzard's Harbor told us Thursday, if it became calm and no rain came shortly, he intended to ask help of the Twillingate neighbors, who with them, would try to ratard the progress and if possible, extinguish the fire. We are sure that if our Tizzard's Harbour friends think it possible to do any good in this particular, and the appeal should come, it will be met with a ready response.
August 29, 1896 Sickness Illness of Miss Georgie STIRLING: We regret to learn that information was received in town on Wednesday morning of the illness of our Prima Donna. Later news convey the pleasing intelligence that she was much improved, and we sincerely trust she will soon be herself again.
August 29, 1896 Passengers THE Ingraham arrived from the Bay 12:30 on Wednesday, proceeded to Fogo and returned again at 10:30 same evening. After coaling she left again for Norris Arm at about 11a.m. Thursday. The following were her passengers inward bound: Revs. Canon TEMPLE, R.D., T.H. JAMES, W. HARRIS, Canon PILOT, Messrs, R.D. HODGE, W.J. STERITT and H. PEARCE; Mesdames HODGE, Stafford WILLIAMS; Masters W.B. TEMPLE, A. and H. HODGE.
August 29, 1896 Personals The Rev. T. H. JAMES, Chairman of this District, and Rev. W. HARRIS, of Herring Neck, left here per Ingraham on Thursday for Exploits, where they expect to meet other Methodist Clergymen and hold a Financial District Meeting, and (if time will permit) one or two public meetings. We wish them a plesant time and safe return before Sunday. Rev. Canon TEMPLE, R.D., also left for Leading Tickles and Exploits for the purpose of inspecting the day school of those places. Mr. J. NEWMAN has gone North to take charge of the Postal Department on the Lady Glover.
August 29, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 1) August 25, MERICK, light house keeper at Cape Race, fell from the roof of the light house on Saturday and was seriously injured.
August 29, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 2) August 27 - Twillingate STIRLING taken very ill after attending Methodist college concert on Tuesday night; two Doctors attending; much recovered today.
August 29, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 3) August 28 - The people of Harbour Main District made an appeal to the Government for protection against Newfoundland railway in killing cattle; the matter of fencing in railway. It is under consideration of Government something practicable will be done.
August 29, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 4) There is an interesting discussion in the local papers over the landfall of Cabot, which threatens to wreck our prospects of any quarter in the centennial Celebration.
August 29, 1896 Passengers By the Virginia Lake we learn that there is a splendid sign of fish all along the coast from King's Cove to Fogo. Passengers as follows; Harbor Grace - Mr. RENDELL, Old Pelican - Misses HALL (2), Mr. J. MOORE, Trinity - Hon. W. H. HORWOOD, Miss B. GRIBBLE, Messrs. WHITE and GRANT, Catalina Mesdames GROVES and ROUSELL, Bonavista - Miss MARTIN, Sergt. BAILEY, King's Cove, Mrs. COLLIN, Salvage - Mrs. MURPHY, Master MURPHY, Greenspond - Miss PERRY, Messrs W. J. DONNELLY, Geo. SMITH, Fogo - Mesdames MALCOLM and PERRY, Miss A. COLLINS, Herring Neck - Master LOCKYER, Twillingate - Mrs. E. CHANCEY, Mr. T. CORMACK, Exploits - Miss DRAKE, Capt. OXFORD, S.A. Leading Tickles - Mrs. RICHARDS, Little Bay Island - Mrs. Marsell, Nipper's Harbour - Miss BATSTONE, Mr. Jas. BOWERS, Tilt Cove - Mr. DELGADO, Coachman's Cove - MR. O'HARE, Red Bay - Mrs. E. COUNEY, Battle Harbor - Messrs. James FLETCHER, A. STEWART, L. DICKS, J. POWER, Ind. STONE. From Twillingate to Pilley's Island - Miss PAYTON, Mr. Wm. POND.
August 29, 1896 Wedding Bells (Part 1) We feel bound to refer, though somewhat late, to an even which took place just as we went to press last week; so close indeed to our date of publishing, that we could then do no more than notice the fact as it occurred. The event to which we allude was the marriage of our estimable townsman Dr. O.V. SMITH, who has taken a partnership in Medical Practice with Dr. STAFFORD. During the few months that Dr. SMITH has been among us, he has won for himself a character for geniality and kindness, and is highly repected by all classes of the community. As to his skill, we have every reason to believe that he is in no way behind the rest of his profession, in all branches of that wide subject, and may easily take a high place in the Medical world if opportunity be given him. And we are the more ready to congatulate the good Doctor on so soon attaining the position of "Benedick the married man."
August 29, 1896 Wedding Bells (Part 2) It has been rumoured around for some days that the Virginia Lake was brining a lady passenger to Twillingate, all the way from distant Baltimore, to unite her fortunes with Dr. SMITH, and the delay of the coastal boat until Friday morning, owing to fog all the previous night, helped raise expectation to the highest pitch of interest. As soon as Miss MacNEAL's arrival, was known, with her brother as escort, bunting flew from all parts of the harbor. And after the usual Evening Service, St. Peter's Church filled again with a most orderly congregation anxious to witness the ceremony. This was performed by the Rev. Canon TEMPLE, R.D., in his usual impressive manner; and the service was brightened by the assistance of Organist and Choir. The Bride was given away by Dr. STAFFORD; Miss L. COLBOURNE, and Miss M. COOK, acting as Bridesmaids, with Mr. MacNEAL, and Mr. C. C. MAYNE, as Groom's men. It remains for us to wish the happy pair a long and successful life together; may the smiles of prosperity be many and the frowns of adversity few. We are confident that Mrs. SMITH, will find a hearty welcome in this coming among us, and will make numerous friends. [remainder unreadable]
August 29, 1896 Letter From Mr. YOUNG Dear Sir, - Will you kindly publish a few lines for me in reply to my friend "Looker On". The answer to his 1st question is, Yes, as far as I could see from the platform, the whole congregation responded by rising to their feet. If there was a person who did not, he must have been crouched behind somone, I didn't see him. To the 2nd question I reply, Yes, Mrs. MOORS addressed the whole congregation. 3rd. Decidedly so, the address was delivered by the said lady. Now, Mr. Editor, I would not answer these questions, only I want the public to know I am not in the habit of publishing falsehoods. If "Looker On" has any more questions I must now tell him I shall not answer them through the press. My time is too precious to waste in folly. Yours Truly, Albert Edward YOUNG.
August 29, 1896 Letter From Mr. Cunningham It appears that some of the chaps at Tilt Cove, during last December, stole a box containing spirits belonging to Widow BARKER of Brent's Cove. W. CUNNINGHAM, Esq., J.P., immediately commenced proceedings by investigation, and was evidently on the right track, and getting too near the guilty parties, when conscience forced them to remit the amount of which he makes an Acknowledgement (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun) I hereby acknowledge the sum of $4.40, Conscience Money, from "Lover of Rum" for the package taken from the freight shed last December, belonging to Widow BARKER of Brent's Cove. W. CUNNINGHAM, Tilt Cove.
August 29, 1896 Change Island Notes F.O. EARLE, Esq., arrived at Change Islands on last Sunday morning, with 150 qts. Fish, from the Whadams where he had been trading. He reports good fishing at Whadams, Fogo, Tilton Harbor and Barred Island. There is also a good sign of fish at Change Islands; boats are getting from 1 to 2 qts each, daily. There is every prospect of a good Fall's fishery in this neighbourhood. - Com.
August 29, 1896 Potatoes The potato crop is likely to be a good one this year, in this neighbourhood. The sunshine and showers of rain during the past week have greatly improved the appearance of the gardens.
August 29, 1896 Peat Drying A large furnace has recently been sent by rail to Whitbourne for Prof. SHALSTROM to be used for drying peat. This peat-drying charcoal making industry, is likely to become a very fine one in this Colony in the near future.
August 29, 1896 Passengers The Ingraham as usual, made her appearance twice this week going to and from Fogo. She is always up to time. R.D. HODGE, Esq., took passage by her to Fogo, Mr. Samuel ROBERTS and servant to Change Islands and Herring Neck respectively. Passengers going South on the Virginia Lake were as follows: To Fogo - Miss MALCOLM, Mr. STONE, Greenspond - Mrs. WAY and two children, Miss DAWE, St. John's - Re. L. MARCH, Capt. ST. JOHN, Mrs. BENSON, Mrs. McCOOMB and child, Miss NOTT, Misses ASHBOURNE (2), Messrs. W. PRESTON, F. MacNEAL, Norman GRAY. Hon. Receiver General. Mr. Frederick HISCOCK, who met with the accident on the Virginia Lake, last week, joined her again yesterday morning, though not sufficiently recovered to attend to his duties at once.
August 29, 1896 Miss Twillingate STERLING We are pleased to learn by late exchange of the arrival of Miss Twillingate STIRLING at St. John's. She landed there from the SS. Assyrian on the 15th inst., and as on former occassions, received a warm reception. Miss STIRLING is gladdening the hearts of her city friends by her vocal abilities, which they highly appreciate.
August 29, 1896 Deep Sea Mission Fund In wading through the long list of contributors to the D.S. Mission Fund, we unintentionally overlooked, and therefore did not publish with the others, the two following names: Mr. Frank ROBERTS, jr., Mr. Samuel PAYNE, jr., who contributed 50 cents each. We apologize and trust they will pardon this seeming neglect and long delay.
August 29, 1896 Birth On the 14th inst., the wife of Mr. George PAYNE, of a daughter.
August 29, 1896 Birth On the 16th inst., the wife of Mr. Alfred SPENCER, of a daughter.
August 29, 1896 Marriage Married - At Botwoodville, on August 4th, by Ensign, Wm. PARSONS, Mr. John STRIDE of Exploits to L. LACEY of Exploits Burnt Island.
August 29, 1896 Marriage At Toronto, Mr. James G[unreadable], that city to Laura GUY of Twillingate, Newfoundland.
August 29, 1896 Labrador Report The SS. Virginia Lake, Capt. TAYLOR, arrived from the North on Friday morning. Reports good fishing at Shoe Cove and Lasie. She connected with the SS. Lady Glover at Battle Harbor, on last Wednesday morning, and from her got the following fishery report: - Aug. 12th - Virgina Lakes, 70 craft without fish; Freestone Island, 11 craft without fish; Spracklins Island, traps 40 qts; Fanny's Harbor, traps 250 qts. catching 2 to 4 daily; Malta, nothing; Cape Harrigan, traps 80 qts fish scarce, 15 craft; Double Island, traps 150 qts, boats 60 qts; Windsor's Harbor, traps 50 qts, boats 40 qts; Turnavick East, traps 50 to 150 qts, boats 70 qts; Turnavick West, 50 to 150 qts, boats 70 qts; Hack, traps 30 qts, boats 40 qts; Madovick, traps 200 qts, boats 70 qts; Iron Bound Island, traps 50 to 180 qts, boats 40 qts; Long Tickle, traps 80 to 120 qts, boats 40 qts; Ragged Island, traps 5 to 80 qts, boats 25 qts; Cape Harrison, traps 5 to 40 qts, boats 20 qts; Sloop cove, traps 5 to 40 qts, boats 20 qts; Emily Harbor, Brig Harbor, Bears, Smoky, Rigoulette, Indian Island, clean; Pack's Harbor, traps 5 qts, boats 8 qts; Grady, traps 40 qts, boats 20 qts; Domino, traps 30 qts, boats 20 qts; Black Tickle, traps 30 qts, boats 20 qts; Bateau, traps 60 qts, boats 60 qts; South to Battle Harbor very little caught since last report.
August 29, 1896 Notice ALL PERSONS indebted to the insolvent estate of W.H. LETHBRIDGE are requested to make payment ot the undersigned without delay. Most liberal settlements are allowed by the Trustee, but any person failing to call and settle, will be proceeded against by Law. A.S. RENDELL, Trustee J.T. CROUCHER, Agent.
August 29, 1896   Click here to view a  List of Vessels Cleared from the Customs, Twillingate for the Cod Fishery, 1896
    [There is nothing on my microfilm between August 29, 1896 and September 12, 1896. GW.]
September 12, 1896 Moreton's Harbor Fire (Part 1) At last, we hope, the showers of Heaven have quenched the smouldering turf, and enabled the anxious hearts of our neighbors in Moreton's Harbor to rest. What a tearfully anxious time it must have been for those who were left in Harbor, and had not departed for the fishery. For weeks, those unfortunates have had no real rest - how could they - with fires on almost all side of them, they knew that any moment the necessity might come for leaving everything, if only they might escape with life. It is only needful to see the place, to imagine the anxious days and nights which have been spent by these people, the hardships, the toils, they must have gone through, in order to prevent the fire from spreading beyond control. And they did work; perseveringly and nobly, with scarce any intermission; men, women and even children, carrying water a distance of half a mile or more, to prevent the flames crossing a certain marked point. Bringing back buckets of fire to empty into the pond, and back again on a tramp with water, a tramp, we are told, of three quarters of an hour each trip, to and fro.
September 12, 1896 Moreton's Harbor Fire (Part 2) They deserved to succeed. They fulfilled the saying nobly, "Laborare est orare." Their toils, were their prayers, and Provindence accepted them as such, and has granted their desire. Strong men became so fatigued that they were compelled to desist. How must the children and women have suffered. And all because of some ones blundering carelessness. When will people believe in and understand the danger of fires our of doors in the dry seasons? Time after time the same thing happens; the same trouble and loss is incurred, and it is not their fault that the whole country is not swept and every life sacrificed. Somebody lights a fire in the landwash and leaves it or kicks it out, (as he thinks) instead of pouring water upon it carefully. Or some one fires his gun at a rabbit in the woods, and never looks where the smoking wad falls. Or he drops ashes out of his pipe, or throws away a match still burning. Any one of these things may set woods on fire; AND EVERY MAN KNOWS IT! Yet, the thing is done. We insist upon a thorough investigation of these fires that have happened this summer, and the due punishment of those who have been so criminally careless.
September 12, 1896 American Woman The irrepressible "new" American woman has gone almost wild over another fad. This time she displays a recklessness that is truly alarming. On Thursday last "a woman's train" was run over a New York railroad. It was managed by women, and the young wife of the Mayor of Syracuse took the Engineer's place. It has been well remarked by a contemporary that "the new popular women's enterprises are commendable as a rule, but would it not be better to draw the line at railway trains? Handling such dangerous things which are entrusted only to men of long experience, is carrying enterprise a little too far, even when, as in this case, an experienced Engineer stands beside the adventurous amateur."
September 12, 1896 Arrivals from North Labrador (Part 1) Each time the Virginia Lake arrived from the Labrador this summer, she brought us the discouraging news of the Labrador fishery being a failure; the worst for years etc. We are sorry to know that the report is partly correct and applies to that part of the Labrador coast covered by the Lady Glover, where people are stationed during the summer for the prosecution of the fishery; but at North Labrador the catch has been somewhat better, and it is thought by those who have arrived, that the greater number of floaters and particularly vessels belonging to Notre Dame Bay, have been successful, and have secured saving trips. On Wednesday the schr. Lady Blackler, Wm. SNOW, Master, arrived at the Arm with 630 barrels, trapped at Perry's Gulch. He reports the Jessamine, Wm. CHURCHILL, at the same place with 739 brls. On Thrusday the schr. H.M. Stanley, J. CLARKE, Master, arrived at the Arm with 650 brls, and the Hesperus, Jas. GILLETT, Master, with 1030 brls.
September 12, 1896 Arrivals from North Labrador (Part 2) The latter reports the Nancibel, Ed WHITE, 711 brls; the Gaspereau, Wm. OAK, 880 brls; Patience, J. W. ROBERTS, 500 brls; Annie Roberts, Isaac POND, 630 brls; Mallard, John ROBERTS, 700 brls; Bagonia, Nathaniel JENKINS, 600 brls; Rosalie, James ANSTEY, 409 brls; Dorothy, Samuel YOUNG, 270 brls; Sunrise, Jonathan BURT, between 500 and 600 brls; Lily of the West, J. PHILLIPS, 350 brls; Louie, J. RODGERS, loaded; Liberty, Joseph YOUNG, 240 brls; Goldfinch, Geo. MAIDMENT, loaded; Abib, John MINTY, 350 brls; Zinnia, Wm. ROBERTS, 350 brls; Water Lily, J. HELLIER, 300 brls; Blooming Queen, E. POWELL, 250 brls; Rose of Sharon, F. HOUSE, 300 brls; Madagascar, Thos. GEDGE, 250 brls; Regent, Mark SPENCER, 300 brls; Jessie, Thos. WHITE, between 700 and 800 brls; Amelia, Wm. MOORES, New Bay Head, loaded; Albert, E. BROWN, Kite Cove, 600 brls; Pandora, Samuel MAIDMENT, 300 brls; Minot Light, J. MILLER, Fogo, 600 brls; Violet, Elias DALLY, 100 brls. Those vessels were fishing at and between Queen's Lakes and Cape Mugford, about the 24th August.
September 12, 1896 Note of Thanks Dear Sir, - As you and many of your readers are aware, on Friday, 28th ulto., the fire came so near the settlement at Tizzard;s Hr., that I thought it necessary to ask the Twillingate friends to come over and lend us a hand in trying to extinguish it, and I am glad to know that a hundred or more, in fact I am informed, that all who heard that help was needed, immediately provided themselves with necessary implements, and were ready to start on Saturday morning, when they received my message saying that the rain of the previous night had somewhat abated the fire, and I considered that immediate danger was then passed, and that there was no need of their coming. However we take the will for the deed, and I do now, through the medium of your paper, for myself and on behalf of the inhabitants of Tizzard's Hr., most heartily thank our friends of Twillingate, who were so willing and ready to respond to my appeal for assistance. Yours truly, Thomas FRENCH.
September 12, 1896 Passengers The SS. Virginia Lake and her genial commander, Capt. TAYLOR, arrived from South, on Thursday. The Virginia's terminus is Battle Harbour, she may be back again on Wednesday. Passengers on leaving St. John's were as follows: Harbor Grace - Mrs. W. KENNEDY; Misses KENNEDY, UNCOMBE, Mr. J. CORK. Western Bay - Mrs. J. COLLINS, Catalina - Mrs. W. KEOUGH, Mrs. BURGE, Misses JONES, S. ROPER. Trinity - Mrs. JORDAN, Mrs. RANDALL, Misses COLLINS, G. WHITE, HALLADY, Messrs. G. K. WHITE, F. COOPER, Master W. MAUNDER. Salvage - Mr. R. BERDEU, Mrs. R. BERDEU, Master F. BERDEU. Greenspond - Miss ELLSWORTH, Mr. D. SCOTT. Poole's Island - Capt. A. KEAN, Mrs. A. KEAN, Miss ENGLISH. Twillingate - Mrs. STAFFORD, Miss M. PEYTON. Tilt Cove - Mrs. MARTIN, Messrs. A. ROUSELL, D. DUGGAN. Conche - Re. Father LEACH. TUE - SS. Ingraham, Capt. CROSS, in and out, on her regular rounds again this week as usual. Passengers were as follows: From Norris Arm to Twillingate - Messrs. MEWS and GULLFORD. Moreton's Harbor to Twillingate - Re. W. BARTLETT, Mrs. J. CLARKE. Twillingate to Herring Neck - Mrs. T. MANUEL, Miss M. NEWMAN. Change Islands - Miss SAUNDERS. Fogo - Mr. Andrew GRAY, Mrs. S. BAIRD. Twillingate to Moreton's Harbor - Rev. W. J. BARTLETT. Botwoodville and Norris Arm - Mr. E. COLBOURNE, Mrs. J. W. AITKIN and child, Miss R. PEYTON, Mr. MEWS, Miss WARR, Miss L. SILK.
September 12, 1896 The Shipping News The schr. Minnie Gray, Jas. NEWMAN, Master, arrived from French Shore on Wednesday, with a cargo codfish, having been there on a trading venture for J. W. Owen, Esq.
September 12, 1896 Miss STERLING We learn by private telegram that the citizens of St. John's have at last relinquished their hold on Miss Twillingate STIRLING, but it is only after taxing her to the utmost, by calling upon her for a continuous display of her vocal abilities. She left St. John's yesterday, by train for Norris Arm, intending to pay a visit to her old home, in the Metropolis of the North, and may be here sometime to-day. In advance we extend to our "Queen of Song" a very cordial Welcome Home.
September 12, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 1) September 5, H.M. Ship Cresent arrived at St. John's yesterday. September 9, S.S. Portia arrived yesterday evening. S.S. Benedict arrived from Liverpool on Monday. Banking schooners Newcombe and Joseph HOPKINS arrived at Heart's Content with 450 qts each. H.M.S. Cresent sailed for Halifax this morning. H.M.S. Mohawk with Governor MURRAY on board left for the Northward this evening. S.S. Portia sails for Halifax at 6 p.m. tomorrow. September 11 H.M.S. Mohawk sailed North yesterday instead of West. Arrived at Seldom-Come-By 7:30 p.m. today. One hundred and five steerage passengers sailed by the SS. Portia this afternoon.
September 12, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne (Part 2) September 9, J.T. TOBIN's cottage at Freshwater road, totally destroyed by fire yesterday.
September 12, 1896 Death On 2nd inst., Emily, infant child of Josiah and the late Emma HAWKINS, aged 0 months.
September 12, 1896 Death Passed peacefully away at S. John's on Sept. 6th, Thomas W., second son of the late Charles and Margaret TORRAVILLE, of Fogo, aged 34 years and 6 months.
September 12, 1896 Ship News PORT OF TWILLINGATE (Entered) Sep. 7 - Owen Morris, PRITCHARD, St. John's 216 tons salt, and a quantity of provisions and general mdse. - Estate W.H. LETHBRIDGE. Sep 8 - Eldea Willis, St. John's, 305 tons salt. J.W. HODGE.
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September 19, 1896 Grand Concert Don't Miss the Grand Concert. Miss Twillingate STIRLING, assisted by other local talent, will give a grand concert at the opening of the Methodist High School; arrangements are now being made for the same and it will in all probability be held on Monday night the 27th inst., particulars of which wil be given later on. We anticipate a great treat and are sorry it cannot be had earlier.
September 19, 1896 Address (Part 1) To his Excellency Sir Hebert Harley MURRAY, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Island of Newfoundland and its Dependencies. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: We, the inhabitants of Twillingate, have the greatest satisfaction in offering you a hearty welcome to our town on this your first visit. Your Excellency's name has become well known by good report to our people generally, and we are sure that their deep respect, both for your person and Office, will cause those who are still absent at the fishery to greatly regret missing the present opportunity of seeing you face to face. The scanty shore fishery in the early part of the summer, compelled the greater number of our men to prosecute the voyage on the French Shore, and the Labrador, and we are sure that your Excellency will rejoice with us to learn that for the most part, they have been doing comparitively well of late, and that a few have already returned well fished.
September 19, 1896 Address (Part 2) There is little else worthy of representation to your Excellency, unless it be the anxious state of mind in which many of the settlers around the borders have been kept all summer, owing to the prevalence of Forest fires, by which some have even suffered heavy losses. One fire in particular at Moreton's Harbor, being not yet extinct. We are sure that your Excellency understands the necessity that there is in this Colony for caution, as to causing these dangerous fires, and that you will urge your Government to do all that is possible to make the careless neglect of due precaution, penal. With every good wish for your Excellency's health and prosperity, as well as a long continuance in your present high office. We have the honor to be Sir, your Excellency's most obedient servants, JOSIAH COLBOURNE, J.P., CHARLES GEO. D. MAYNE, J.P., R.D. HODGE, J.P., J. T. CROUCHER, J.P.
September 19, 1896 A Sad Accident The Mallard arrived on Friday from Labrador, bringing the corpse of the late Mr. Edward ELLIOTT, who was accidently shot at Cut Throat Island on the 30th July. It appears that 5 of the crew left the schooner for up the Bay, where they were going deer hunting. They had one or two guns loaded on the thwarts. The deceased was steering the boat which lurched, and one of the guns slipped from one side to the other of the boat, the trigger came into contact with the thwart, and the whole charge of several "fingers" entered his left side causing immediate death. He leaves a wife (at present in a low state of health), to mourn her sad loss. To her, and all other sorrowing relatives and friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.
September 19, 1896 Personal J.W. OWEN, Esq., after a health-renewing trip to the Old Country arrived here on Wednesday per Ingraham, having come over land by Train to Norris Arm. Apparently Mr. OWEN has enjoyed his holiday, and is now in good trim for an active Fall's business. May he have it.
September 19, 1896 Local and General The shooting season for partridge and rabbits, etc. opened on Tuesday last 15th inst.
September 19, 1896 Advertisement Lost on Little Harbour Road, a Fur Boa; any person leaving it at the SUN office will receive a reward of $2.00.
September 19, 1896 Sickness There are at present, we are sorry to say, several cases of typhoid fever in the neighborhood. We trust the authorities will exert themselves and see that every precaution is taken to prevent the spread of this disease.
September 19, 1896 Appointments His Excellency the governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Andrew LINFIELD to be a member of Twillingate Methodist Board of Education, in place of A. LINFIELD, deceased.
September 19, 1896 Pleasure Seekers The schooner Star, Capt. MORRIS, arrived here on Saturday last from Tilt Cove. She brought a crowd of pleasure seekers, nineteen in all, who enjoyed themselves during the short stay here. On Monday night, Mr. MORRIS, assisted by Mr. RIDEOUT, gave a Magic Lantern exhibition in St. Peter's Schoolroom. About 200 pictures were shown and the young folk enjoyed the fun immensely. Mr. MORRIS has about 400 pictures and intends on giving the boys another treat later on. The Star left again on Thursday for Tilt Cove.
September 19, 1896 Passengers The Ingraham, Capt. CROSS, is doing splendid work and giving every satisfaction; always up to time; back and forth this week again as ususal and conveyed the following passenger: From Norris Arm to Twillingate - Rev. Father BROWN, Messrs. J. W. OWEN, MOTT, M.H.A., R. CLARK, Mrs. Wm. TEMPLE, Mrs. SILK and child, Miss QUICK. Change Islands - Miss A. COOK. Fogo & Return - J.T. CROUCHER, Esq. Twillingate to Norris Arm - Rev. Father BROWN, Mr. COLEFORD. THE Virginia Lake, Capt. TAYLOR, arrived Wednesday p.m. from North. The following were her passengers: Hr. Grace - Messrs. E. GOFF and DWYER. St. John's - Messrs. J. WHITLEY, GODDEN, RODGERS, FRENCH, J. LAMB, JACKMAN, A. ADAMS, Capt. Wm. DUNN, Mrs. HARVEY and children, Mrs. WILSON and child, Mrs. ANTONY and children; 120 in steerage.
September 19, 1896 Labrador News Capt. DUNN informed us that on the 13th inst. there were 40 sailing craft at Assizes Hr. homeward bound, 10 of which were well fished, having secured their catches at Cape Mugford; the remainder had very little or none. There is a good sign of fish at Battle Hr. and Cape Charles; squids plentiful.
September 19, 1896 The Railway Contractor R. G. REID, is pushing the construction of the Newfoundland railway through with surprising vigor. The roadbed is completed beyond Bay St. George - the garden of Newfoundland - rich in timber, fertile lands and mineral deposits. The accounts of its beauty and fertility, are wonderful and show that the reality surpasses previous expectations. Over 3,000 men are employed on the works and the rails will be laid to Port au Basque before the end of the year. This is the nearest point to Cape Breton and will be the Western terminus of the railway system. With a steamer plying between Channel or Port au Basque and North Sydney, such as Mr. REID proposes to put on, the business of both places ought to be greatly increased.
September 19, 1896 By Telegraph - Whitbourne September 12, Carthaginian left Philadelphia and Grand Lake arrived from West yesterday afternoon. September 15, Hon. John RORKE of Carbonear died yesterday morning. Barcelona due from Liverpool today. Professor SAHLSTROM has all his arrangements for the experimental manufacture of charcoal complete. September 16, The Council of Higher Education gazetted last night. Sir James WINTER left in the Allan steamer today for a six week's trip to the Old Country.
September 19, 1896 Arrivals From Labrador The following schooners have arrived during the past week from the Labrador, Sunrise - Jonathan BURT, 600 brls. Of fish; Liberty - Joseph YOUNG, 270 brls. Louie - J. RODGERS, 250 brls; Gaspereau - Wm. OAK 900 brls; Manitoba - Philip YOUNG 350 brls; Annie Roberts - Isaac POND, 650 brls; Nancibel - E. WHITE, 712 brls; Best Girl - Josiah HAWKINS, 730 brls; Six Brothers - James YOUNG, 500 brls; Mallard - John ROBERTS, 700 brls. Mr. Josiah HAWKINS resports Experiment - David WHEELOR with 500 brls; Pandora - S. MAIDMENT, 550 brls; Dorothy - S. YOUNG, 450 brls; at Mugford Tickle on the 8th inst., still doing a little. The Argo, Andrew COLBOURNE, arrived from French Shore on Monday with 100 brls.
September 19, 1896 Shipping News Port Of Twillingate (Entered) Sep. 15 - Algeria, TUCKER, St. John's 130 tons salt, provisions & general mdse. - J. MANUEL, Exploits Sept. 18 (Cleared) Lord Devon, ADAMS, Fogo, 1204 qtls shore fish - J. W. HODGE. The Aurora, Capt. Geo. CARTER, touched in on her way to Tilt Cove with a load of provisions etc., for Mr. JACKMAN. The Bonny, and Princess May, arrived from St. John's on Wednesday and Friday last. The Salvationist, Capt. GOSLING, S.A., after a very pleasant and profitable tour around the Island, arrived here on Thursday. From here she goes to Greenspond and will probably sail on Monday. Special services will be held at the Barracks tomorrow. All are welcome.
September 19, 1896 Births On the 11th inst., the wife of Stephen NEWMAN, of a daughter.
September 19, 1896 Death On the 30th July, at Labrador, Edward ELLIOT, aged 36 years.
September 26, 1896 French Interference (Part 1) On all sides we hear complaints and indignant protests from our fishermen who have returned from the so called French Shore, against the treatment they have suffered at the hands of the French authorities. Some of the Nipper's Harbor craft recently returned from the neighborhood of Conche, claim that their summer's voyage was ruined by French Interference. Their case seems a particularly hard one if the facts are as stated by them, and we have no reason whatever to doubt the accuracy of their statement. Although there was not a single French fisherman in the neighborhood where they were fishing, the French man-of-war ordered those craft to abandon their fishing operations, and threatened to destroy their traps and nets unless this order were immediately obeyed.
September 26, 1896 French Interference (Part 2) Against an order such as this, backed up with the presence and the power of a warship, our fishermen were powerless. It is quite true that the French had no authority to command our people, and it is improbable that they would have dared to carry out their threat, but it is not surprising that our fishermen were frightened into submission by these threats of force and violence. If then the French Commander had no authority to issue such a command, and if our people were not "interfering with" or "interrupting" the French fishermen in their treaty rights of fishing, is there no redress for our fishemen for the injury that has been done them by the French Commander? If seems to us that the French Officer had no more authority to compel these fishermen to abandon their fishing there, than he would have had to have done so say in the waters of Nipper's Harbour itself. Whatever fishing rights or privileges the French have upon the Treaty coast, the Sovereignty of the coast belongs to the British Crown.
September 26, 1896 French Interference (Part 3) Our people there are not under French rule, at least, that is what we have always been given to understand, but in the face of the happenings of the past season, (for the case in point is only one of a number), how can it be said that the British jurisdiction there, is anything more than a name. It is French rule that our people are as a matter of fact, under there. No Court in the world would lend its sanction to the high handed and tyrannous display of power which our people have been made the victims of, by the French warships during the past season. The expulsion of our fishermen from the harbors has been nothing short of an outrage upon British subjects, who were acting strictly within their rights, and in no way interfering with or infringing upon the right of others. It is difficult to believe that those who represent the British Crown there, should permit this usurpation of its rights by a foreign power. It is only on the North East or West Coast of Newfoundland that this condition of things would be tolerated by the British Government. French interference of this kind would not be for an instant permitted in any other part of the Empire, but here the British warship seems to be for no other purpose than to do Police duty for the French.
September 26, 1896 Supreme Court on Circuit The Supreme Court on Northern Circuit opened here on last Monday at 10 a.m., Mr. Justice LITTLE presiding, attended by the Officers of the Court, A.O. HAYWARD, Esq., Q.C., Mr. W.H. HORWOOD and other members of the Bar. There was very little business and nothing whatever of a criminal nature to engage the attention of the Court, which the presiding Judge said was the predominant characteristic of the people of Twillingate, a matter for profound congratulation. There was only one civil case, H.T. WELLS vs. W.J. WELLS, an action for the recovery of the purchase money of a dwelling house, sold for $560 in 1889, according to written agreement. Mr. W.H. HORWOOD for Plaintiff, Messrs. BERTEAU and HAYWARD for Defendant. The Court closed Tuesday by a.m. and the Fiona, with Judge and suite, left for Fogo at noon.
September 26, 1896 Shipping News The English schooner Carrad, Capt. JONES, left this port for a foreign market on Monday last with 2,500 qtls. shore fish from J.W. OWEN, Esq.
September 26, 1896 To Correspondent "Liberal" To Correspondent "Liberal" - Your communication to hand. At present we don't feel like exposing the poor man, but we shall hold the letter in case we may want to publish it later on.
September 26, 1896 Death Last week the oldest resident of Back Harbor, the late Mrs. Rosanna HAYDON, passed peacefully to her rest in the ninety-first year of her age. Her mortal remains were interred in St. Peter's Churchyard on Friday. The funeral sermon was preached on last Sunday night by the Rev. Canon TEMPLE, R.D., from the text, "In my Fathers house are many mansions etc." - St. John's Gospel, 14c 2 v. The sermon was a very suitable and impressive one. The Rev. Gentleman made some very touching remarks when referring to the troubles experienced by the deceased during her long life. Reference was made to the loss of her first husband, whose remains now lie underneath St. Peter's Church, and also to the sad loss of her three sons, who perished when their skiffs drove off on the 3rd of April 1863, and two years later her second husband was drowned by a sea "breaking" into his boat. At the close of the sermon Canon TEMPLE requested the congregation, which was a large one, to remain seated and Miss Twillingate STIRLING sang a sacred piece entitled "Holy City". Miss STIRLING was by no means at her best, yet we are told that the rendering was good, and that her magnificent voice made the Church ring.
September 26, 1896 Advertisement Don't forget, nor fail to attend Miss Twillingate STIRLING'S Concert, to be held on next Monday night, the 28th inst., in the Methodist High School. Miss STIRLING will be assisted by other local talent. The Rev. T.H. JAMES will preside, and the concert will commence at 8p.m. Admission to reserved seats by ticket only, 20 cents each, to be obtained at the Stores of Messrs. C. D. MAYNE, Fredericton LINFIELD, R.D. HODGE, Andrew LINFIELD, J.W. OWEN, and Wm. ASHBOURNE. Other seats 10 cents only, money taken at the door. The presentation of Diplomas for 1895 examination to the successful candidates, in connection with the Twillingate Centre of the Council of Higher Education, will take place during an interval. The candidates are requested to attend.
September 26, 1896 At the S.A. Barracks A succession of special services were held during the past week or so, in connection with the Harvest Festival of the Salvation Army here. The Tuesday night's meeting was profitable and pleasing, the solos and duets were very well rendered by Mr. Stewart TAYLOR and other Officers of the S.A. The violinists acquitted themselves creditably. On Wednesday, a Banquet was held, and at 6 oçlock a large number sat down at the tables and partook a splendid tea. Immediately after tea, a sale of work commenced and many useful articles were disposed of at reasonable prices.
September 26, 1896 Letter to the Editor Dear Sir - Could you please find space in this week's issue of your paper to insert the accompanying note, which says that a vote of thanks for my services as Lay Reader, was tendered to me, by the members of St. Peter's Congregation, who were present at the meeting held in St. Peter's Schoolroom on Sept. 7th, and allow me here to publicly extend to those people, my sincere thanks for thus thanking me for doing the little that I did, which apparently, I did very imperfectly. I remain Mr. Editor, yours faithfully, A. SUTTON. Twillingate, Sept. 25, 1896. Dear Mr. Sutton - At the meeting last night, a motion was made by Mr. T. GARD, seconded (I uenicine contradicente) to give you a vote of thanks for your services as Lay Reader. Yours truly, Robert TEMPLE.
September 26, 1896 Arrivals From Fishery Arrivals, during the past week from Labrador: Minnie - E.R. BLACKMORE, 150 brls codfish; Dorothy - S. YOUNG, 516 brls; Resolute - R. YOUNG, 690 brls; Rose of Sharon - E. HOUSE, 316 brls; J.W. Lacey - J. PHILLIPS, 300 brls;
September 26, 1896 Lost and Found The Boa, advertised for last week, was picked up by a young man named ADAMS. His mother, Mrs. Thos. ADAMS, brough it to this office on Tuesday last, and received the sum of $2 reward.
September 26, 1896 Lodge Meeting We are requested to state that there will be a meeting of "Crosby" Lodge, L.O.A. On Wednesday, 30th inst., at the usual time and place; business of importance to be transacted. By order W.M.
September 26, 1896 School Openings THE Methodist High School is supposed to be opened on the 1st of October. Teachers accepted by the Board are Mr. HOSKINGS and Miss ASHBOURNE. The Arm School will probably open on the same date; Teacher Mr. C. WHITE.
September 26, 1896 Picked up a Punt Capt. Reuben BLACKMORE of the schooner Minnie F., when returning from Labrador, picked up a small fishing punt (painted black with dark red gunwales) six miles off Canada Head. The owner can have the boat by paying the small sum of $1.00.
September 26, 1896 Advertisement Win J. SCOTT expects to leave next week by SSD.P. Ingraham for St. John's, and will as usual, be pleased to execute any special orders of any kind for his customers.
September 26, 1896 Correction WE wish to correct a slight mistake in last issue, made by our reporter, in his account of the sad accident on Labrador. One of the crew informed us that the guns, were not on the thwarts, but the gun which caused the fatal accident was carefully placed in the "after room" with her muzzle supported by the thwart, and pointing toward the lee gunwale; the deceased was steering with his left side lightly resting on the muzzle, when the accident occured. No one seems to know exactly what caused the gun to "fire off".
September 26, 1896 Personals We are pleased to welcome the Hon. W. H. HORWOOD again to Twillingate. If it were lawful for Ladies to take an active part in politics, we are sure that Mrs. Wm. TEMPLE of St. Pierre would be an ardent supporter of the popular Progressive Party, for she is a great advocate of the Inland Route, and always travels by it. During the past week she has again visited her old home at Twillingate, and returned by Thursday's train, thus completing her sixth trip over the N.N. & W. line. We note the arrival of T. PEYTON, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, who is here on a visit to his family and friends.
September 26, 1896 Passengers The Ingraham did her work well again this week. The public find it to their advantage to travel by her. On the South side of the Bay the passengers were as follows: From Norris Arm and Botwoodville to Twillingate - Capt. GREENE, A.S. RANDELL Esq., Mrs. CROSS, T. PAYTON, Stipy. Magistrate, Mrs. BURT, Miss PEYTON, From Exploits - Miss MANUEL, Morton's Harbor - Messrs. D. OSMOND, F. OSMOND, S. COLBOURNE, Mrs. OSMOND, Fogo to Twillingate - Hon. W. HORWOOD, J. W. HODGE Esq., From Change Islands to Herring Neck - Miss A. COOK, Rev. Wm. HARRIS, Inward bound to Moreton's Hr. - Mrs. COLBOURNE, Mrs. OSMOND, Master G. MAYNE, To Botwoodville and Norris Arm - Capt. GREENE, A. S. RANDELL Esq., Mrs. W. TEMPLE, Mrs. CROSS, Mrs. ROBERTS, Miss MANUEL, Mr. Silas BURT, From Twillingate to Herring Neck - Mr. MOTT.
September 26, 1896 Herald and Daily News We consider the Herald and Daily News most unreliable; we wish they knew the truth. We would give the editor of the News a part of our annual income, small as it is, if it would be an inducement to him to refrain from falsifications. Falsehood will profit you nothing dear brother; your readers want the truth, give it to them if you can. Probably the best argument is to judge a person out of his own mouth. We have a few clippings from the columns of our contemporary which will be published later, under the caption; "Quotations from the false prophet".
September 26, 1896 Births On 22nd inst. The wife Edward ROBERTS, of a daughter.
September 26, 1896 Births On the 23rd inst., wife of James POLLARD, of a daughter.
September 26, 1896 Births At Change Islands on the 7th inst., the wife of James STUCKLESS of a son.
September 26, 1896 Births At Fortune Harbor on the 8 inst., the wife of Edward WISEMAN of a daughter.
September 26, 1896 Births At the same place, on the 12th inst., the wife of Florence FOLEY, of son.
September 26, 1896 Died At Fortune Harbour, Elle, beloved wife of Thomas QUIRK, aged 38 years, leaving a husband and 5 children to mourn their loss.
September 26, 1896 Telegraphic News By Telegraph - Whitbourne, September 19. It is currently reported that Judge WINTER will shortly resign his seat on the Bench, and resume practice of his profession. He has instituted three suits against the Government for $1500, for services with the consolidation of laws and trial-election petitions. Sept. 21. An Informal meeting held in Colonial Building on Saturday, to inaugurate Cabot Celebration. The Executive Council offers a sum equal to amount raised by public subscription. A large meeting will be held on Thursday next. The remains of the Late Rev. Thomas BRENNAN, who died at St. John's on Thursday, was interred on Saturday morning. September 22. R. REID gave a donation of five hundred dollars to the Cabot Celebration Fund. James RYAN of Bonavista, offers five thousand dollars for the construction of a breakwater at Bonavista, if the Imperial Government will put up the balance needed. Commissioner Eva BOOTH, of the Salvation Army, will visit Newfoundland about the end of next month. Flour has advanced twenty-five cents per barrel. Sept. 23. Governor MURRAY is much improved since his recent visit around the Island. The Montreal Loan and Investment Company have organized a branch business at St. John's. Sept. 25. Operations at Bell Isle mine suspended. Flour is still advancing.
October 3, 1896 Return of the Labrador Men (Part 1) There may possibly yet remain a boat or two still absent from her proper harbour; but otherwise, the greeat number of our Labrador men are safely returned, and (thank GOD) by no means empty. As we cast our thoughts back to the beginning of the season, we remember how gloomy that commencement was. No fish to be caught anywhere until a little began to gather on the lower parts of the French Shore. None in the Bays; none either North or South. And so, without the early catch, which used to be, our Labrador men went on their way, with anxious minds, no doubt, knowing that the Labrador catch would be their mainstay for the season, and that probably the low price of such fish would hardly pay expenses, unless the voyage was a success. We, at home, after the schooners were gone, were as anxious for news of our fishermen, as they were to meet the fish. But such reports as came, were more and more discouraging. All through the summer, the steamer reported fish on the French Shore; fish up the Straits; but none on the Labrador. There was nothing for it but to wait patiently. Experienced men knew that the steamer's news is not always reliable, as to Green Bay and Twillingate craft. That below Cape Mugford, the fish has sometimes been found plentifully, even though scarce enough on the middle part of the Labrador. And therefore, when the earliest arrivals came, and not only brought a fair catch themselves but reported many of the Green Bay schooners sharers in the same good fortune, the good news caused a stir in the place, and we feel that our fishermen have been not un-rewarded for their summer's venture.
October 3, 1896 Return of the Labrador Men (Part 2) It is, when we think of it, a great undertaking to venture so far North year after year, in search of fish. But it shows that the same spirit is in our fishermen that was in their fathers before them; the spirit of adventure which has made our British People what they are - the First Colonists of the world. Four hundred years ago next year, CABOT first discovered Newfoundland. That discovery led to great results. It helped to show the hidden wealth which the waters around these shores then possessed. It led to the colonization of the shores themselves; and consequently to the extension of our fisheries (as the shore catch failed) to the Labrador, and North. And so, our men have learned to follow on, further and further, until (as we believe) even Cape Chidley has been turned by some of the more adventurous among them. And who shall say where they will stop? Beyond them are still great reaches of water where (it may be) fresh supplies of cod would be found. Hudson's Straits and Hudson's Bay, and all the little known regions in that direction. But we write of what we do not know, and of places which we have not seen. It needs the experienced tongue of someone of our oldest fishermen to describe that long voyage down to, and beyond, the "Settlements"; the tediousness, the lonsomeness when there, the relief when the fishing gear is once more stowed away, and the word is given for "Home". And best of all, the satisfaction of entering Harbour with a flying flag, and to find that all is well. We congratulate our Labradormen one and all. We sympathize with all who have in any degree failed to secure a voyage. But our own are of course first with us. And the Twillingate Sun would not be fulfilling its office as a Northern Journal, if it did not express its satisfaction in the welfare of Green Bay and the North.
October 3, 1896 Sudden Illness Thomas PEYTON, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate for Pilley's Island, whose arrival we noted last week, intended to leave here again this week per Ingraham, but Wednesday forenoon, he was suddenly stricken down with heart disease and brain trouble. For a considerable time he was in an unconscious state, and the Doctors thought he would not live through the night. However, Thursday morning, he appeared to be a little better, and at the time of going to press he is conscious and has considerably improved, though by no means out of danger.
October 3, 1896 Miss Stirling's Concerts (Part 1) The concerts given here, in the capacious building known as the Methodist High School, by Miss Twillingate STIRLING, were in every sense of the term a brilliant success. It is said that "A Prophet is not without honor save in his own country, etc." Probably the last words applying to prophet, only it surely doesn't apply to Artists, or at least not to Miss STIRLING, for we feel certain that no one could expect greater honour and more attention, than she received on these occasions in her own native town. A large number of people gathered from all parts of the North and South Island, in fact many came all the way from Tizzard's Harbor, Morton's Harbor, Exploits, Herring Neck, Change Islands, and Fogo, to attend her concerts and hear her excellent voice, the order and appreciation were unprecendented. On each occasion, Miss STIRLING sang to the delight of a large and intelligent audience, who were enraptured by the display of her admirable talents. The magnificent rendering by her of "Holy City", "Harbor Bay" "Lost Chord" "Rule Britannia" etc. evoked great applause and numerous encores. Miss TOBIN accompanied Miss STIRLING on the piano with acceptance, in fact Miss STIRLING said that she had had many guides, but as a pianist, very few better than Miss TOBIN.
October 3, 1896 Miss Stirling's Concerts (Part 2) Miss MANUEL kindly loaned her excellent piano for the occasion. She also performed the part of accompanist for Miss FREEMAN, and Miss DAVIS, with good effort. The Instrumental Duets by Miss MANUEL and Miss TEMPLE were thoroughly appreciated. Miss Mary DAVIS, a young Welsh lassie, as a singer, sustained the reputation of her country, and charmed the audience by the tones of her sweet voice, in the rendering of "Old Kentucky Home" and "Driven from Home"; this also called out and applause and recalls. The solo "Primrose Fair" by Miss FREEMAN, greatly pleased the audience. Space forbids us referrirng particularly to all the songs and solos etc. suffice to say, one and all rendered Miss STIRLING good assistance. Monday night's Concert was opened with Instrumental Duet by Miss MANUEL and Miss TEMPLE. The Rev. T.H. JAMES occupied the chair, who in a short and appropriate address, referred to the opening of the High School, and particularly to the kindness of Miss STIRLING, in giving up her holiday rest for our great pleasure and benenfit. During an interval, after a short address by Dr. STAFFORD, the Diplomas were presented to the following successful candidates in connection with Twillingate Centre of H. E. Examination of 1895 by the chairman, Rev. T. H. JAMES:
October 3, 1896 Miss Stirling's Concerts (Part 3) Miss Caroline TEMPLE, Senior Grade. Laura FOX, Janet MINTY, Jabez MINTY, Janet FREEMAN, Eliza HODDER, Kate BAIRD, Norma GUY, Leah NEWMAN, Junior grade; and also to Arch. CROUCHER, of Fogo Centre, Junior Grade. PROGRAMME Instrumental Duet - Miss MANUEL and Miss TEMPLE. Solo - "Harbor Bay" - Miss Twillingate STIRLING. Solo "Three Maids of the Mill" - Miss FREEMAN. Duet - "Torreador" - Miss STIRLING and Dr. STAFFORD. Song - "Mary of Argyle" - Mr. MAYNE. Instrumental Duet - Miss STIRLING and Miss TOBIN. Short addresses by Dr. STAFFORD and by the Rev. T. H. JAMES. Distribution of Diplomas - Instrumental Duet - Miss STIRLING and Miss TOBIN. Song - "Holy City" - Miss STIRLING. Song - "Anchored" - Dr. Stafford. Song - "Old Kentucky Home" - Miss Mary DAVIS. Reading - "A Single Hair" - Mr. CROUCHER. Solo - "Lost Chord" - Miss STIRLING. "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN". On Wednesday night the Concert was repeated with some alterations at half the admission fee. The audience was as large or larger than on the former occassion. And the concert was, we consider the better of the two. The proceeds were in aid of the North Side Methodist Sunday School Library: PROGRAMME: Instrumental Duet - Miss STIRLING and Miss TOBIN. Song and Chorus - "Take this letter to my Mother" - Mr. ANSTEY. Song - "For All Eternity" - Miss STIRLING. Song - "Driven from Home" - Miss M. DAVIS. Song - "Charming Young Widow" - Mr. MAYNE. Instrumental Duet - Miss MANUEL and Miss TEMPLE.
October 3, 1896 Miss Stirling's Concerts (Part 4) Interval of five minutes. Instrumental Duet - Miss STIRLING and Miss TOBIN. Song - "Holy City" Miss STIRLING. Solo - "Jesus Savious Pilot Me" - Mr. HOSKINGS. Song - "Rule Britannia" - Miss STIRLING. Solo - "Primrose Farm" - Miss FREEMAN. Song - "Old Kentucky Home" - Miss M. Davis. Song - "Harbor Bay" - Miss STIRLING. "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN" On last Tuesday night Miss STIRLING favored a very large congregation in the North Side Methodist Church with two or three specimens of her wonderful musical talents. There were present also many prominent visitors from other denominations, all apparently well pleased with the singer. Miss STIRLING's splendid voice was heard with great effect in all parts of the building, and to the admiration of the whole assembly. Immediately after the opening piece, entitled "The Beautiful City", and after the lessons, the "Holy City" was rendered by her with thrilling effect. After a very appropriate and impressive sermon by the Rev. T. H. JAMES from the words found in Revelation 7 chap. 13 to 17 vrs., she sang by request of the Preacher, the last verse of "Holy City", and at the close of the service a piece entitled "Glory to Thee". At the request of the Church Organist Mr. ANSTEY, Miss MANUEL accompanied Miss STIRLING on this occasion. Miss "Twillingate" STIRLING and her sister Miss STIRLING, left here Wednesday per Ingraham for St. John's. Miss GEORGIE will soon leave the bleak coast of Terra Nova for the shore of America. The SUN wishes her a pleasant passage and every success on the American Continent.
October 3, 1896 Notes from Fortune Harbor (Part 1) The saying of the immortal Bard, Tom MOORE, that "The darkest hour of night is just before the dawn" was never more strikingly exemplified, than in the case of Fortune Harbor during the past week. Whilst a cloud of sorrow, caused by the unfavorable reports from the Labrador, hung over the place during the past month, causing depression on every side, the readers of the SUN will, I am sure, be glad to hear that this is now dispelled. The arrival of nearly all our vessels with splendid loads of fish has caused rejoicing on every side, and given a new spirit to our people. Our fishermen from the French Shore have also nearly all arrived, after after obtaining very good fares. Another case of rejoicing is the opening of a mine in the centre of the Harbor, which is now being worked, and which, let us hope, will turn out successfully. Nor are these the only signs of progress to be observed amongst us. Visitors to this place will not fail to observe the splendid New School Building, that, notwithstanding the hard times and the retrenchment of the past two years, has arisen on the North Side, and which, from its imposing appearance, seems to invite the youth of the place - our future sons and daughters - to come in and acquire that knowledge that will fit them to become useful members of society.
October 3, 1896 Notes from Fortune Harbor (Part 2) This building, erected at a cost of 300 dollars, together with free labour, consists of two departments, and is, we believe, to assume the status of a Superior School under the Education Act. Another new teacher, Mr. William QUIRK, fresh from the Halls of St. Bonaventure's College, and after passing the customary examinations, has just taken charge of a School at Waldron's Cove - a small settlement about three miles from Fortune Harbor, and no doubt, will render a good account of himself and of the instruction he has received from those noble educators - the Brothers of the Christian Schools. We have recently heard of the marriage of Doctor SMITH who resided in our neighbourhood for some time last year, and that his fair Bride comes from the shores of the lordly Chesapeake. We wish Doctor and Mrs. SMITH many long years of happiness, and can assure the latter, that whilst retaining fond remembrances of "My Maryland" she will find around those bleak "Banks of Newfoundland" hearts as warm and true as in any part of the world. Yours etc. FORTUNA. Fortune Harbor, Sept. 26, '96.
October 3, 1896 Advertisement St. Peter's High School will reopen on Monday Oct. 5th at 9:30 a.m. scale of fees the same as before. For further particulars apply to E.A. BUTLER, Principal.
October 3, 1896 Telegraphic News By Telegraph - Whitbourne, September 28. Harvey & Co., have sent Engineers to examine that tract of timber land between Come By Chance and Shoal Harbor. They intend the manufacture of wood pulp if the Engineers report favorable, operation will begin as soon as possible. It is reported that the Hon. W. H. HORWOOD will be elevated to Supreme Court Bench if Sir James WINTER resigns. Sept. 29. A large meeting of the leading citizens of St. John's was held yesterday, for the purpose of forming a committee to celebrate quarter centenary discovery of Newfoundland. The Hon. E. D. SHEA was elected President, and Judge PROWSE Secretary, the next meeting 12th October.
October 3, 1896 Personal We are pleased during the past week to welcome to town Dr. MacDONALD, of Exploits, Mr. W. GARLAND, of Pilley's Is;and, Revs. J. J. WHEATLEY and W. H. BROWNING, S. BAIRD, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, of Fogo, Mr. S. ROBERTS and wife, Change Islands, Mr. F. SCOTT, of Fogo.
October 3, 1896 Passengers The Ingraham arrived fromt the Bay on Wednesday, proceeded to Fogo and returned, leaving here again for the Bay Thursday, a.m. Passengers were as follows: From Exploits to Twillingate - Dr. MacDONALD, Mr. William GARLAND. From Twillingate to Herring Neck - Miss E. HODDER Change Islands - Mr. A. LACEY. From Twillingate to Morton's Harbor - Miss F. LUNNEN, Mrs. OSMOND, Miss B. PEARCE, Mr. B. ANSTEY, Exploits - Dr. MacDONALD, Messrs. C. MANUEL, Chelsey MANUEL, Capt. TUCKER, Norris Arm - Miss STIRLING, Miss Twillingate STIRLING, Hon. W. H. HORWOOD, Messrs. F. LINFIELD, W. J. SCOTT, Peter POWER, MOTT, M. H. A., Wm. GARLAND.
October 3, 1896 Death At. St. John's, on Monday, 21st ult., Frances STAFFORD, wife of George G. SHORT and daughter of the late Matthew POPE, Esq. Of Devon, Eng.
October 3, 1896 Ship News PORT OF TWILLINGATE (Entered) Sept. 25 - My Lady, RIDER, Bristol, general cargo - J.W. OWEN (cleared) Sept. 26 - Doris, PUTT, Gibraltar, 2549 qtls shore codfish - Bowing Bros., per W.J. SCOTT Sept. 28 - Eldra, WILLIS, St. John's, ballast. - Captain. Sept. 28 - Algeria, TUCKER, Figueria, 2300 qtls shore codfish - A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, per J. MANUEL. The S.S. Tafua, of South Shields, 1454 tons, Capt. ORCHARD, sailed from Pilley's Island last week with 3175 ton sulphurous iron for New York and Philadelphia. The Laddie has arrived at Fogo from Labrador with 500 qtls fish.
October 3, 1896 Advertisement Coastal Wharf. The Subscriber has re-opened the Shop near Coastal Wharf, and will keep on hand a stock of Goods and Groceries. - also - Fruits and Temperance Beverages, at lowest prices for CASH, FISH or OIL. Come again, James HODDER
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October 17, 1896 Personals Welcome to town Mr. S. C. THOMPSON. The weather has for the most part during the past week been dull and unfavorable for fish curing. A Mass Meeting of the Methodist Sunday Schools of Twillingate will be held to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, in the North Side Methodist Church, to commence at a quarter to three o'clock. The children will please occupy the body of the Church. Mr. W. J. SCOTT returned to St. John's by train Tuesday last, bringing in the region of $2,500 dollars in gold and B and M notes, wherewith is purchased the "great staple".
October 17, 1896 Shipping News The Guerilla arrived from St. John's Wednesday morning. Mr. George CLARKE, on his yacht, Blanche, arrived here on last Monday. After discharging her cargo of lumber at Mr. Hodge's, he left again for home on Friday. The schr. Jeanie, Cap. J. W. ROBERTS, touched in here on Wednesday, and after landing a quantity of freight for E. & A ROBERTS and F. LINFIELD, proceeded on her way to Tilt Cove. The S.S. Lady Glover arrived here on Wednesday from Labrador. She brought 2 or 3 wrecked crew belonging to Conception Bay, who embarked per Ingraham for Norris Arm, thence by train to Harbor Grace. The Labrador mails were sent by Ingraham. After taking a quantity of coal, the Glover left again for North. The brigantine Fortune is daily expected with part cargo of coal and large stock of provisions and general goods and will take cargo of Labrador fish as soon as ready. The revenue cruiser Hope, Capt. SOPER, with Sub-Collector E.R. BURGESS, esq. and his assistant Mr. A. PEYTON, arrived here from Labrador yesterday morning. Mr. Burgess visited Malta this year, which is farther North than the cruiser has gone on any previous occasion; he has had a pleasant summer and a successful trip. We welcome Mr. Burgess and his assistant back again. PORT OF TWILLINGATE (Entered) Oct. 12 - Gladys, JENKINS, Cadiz, 232 tons salt - H. J. EARLE, Fogo. (Cleared) Oct. 12 - Gladys, JENKINS, Fogo, 232 tons salt - H.J. EARLE. Oct. 12 - Levonia, SAND, Lisbon, 2260 qtls. Shore codfish - G.J. CARTER, Herring Neck.
October 17, 1896 Passengers The S.S. Virginia Lake, Capt. Taylor, arrived here Sunday morning last, and after landing a quantity of freight proceeded North. This is supposed to be the Virginia's last trip to Labrador this season. We are informed that she has to take on board 2,000qtls. fish in the Straits; if so, she may not be here until late next week. Passengers from South by her for this place were Mrs. TEMPLETON, Messrs. A. GREY, F. LINFIELD and Master E. LINFIELD. The S.S. Ingraham arrived as usual this week. Passengers were as follows: from Norris Arm - Mr. W. J. SCOTT. From Morton's Hr. - Messrs. M. OSMOND, P. ANSTEY, Miss B. PEARCE. From Twillingate to Change Island - Capt. J. LOCKE. to Fogo - T. FORD. From Fogo to Exploits - Miss DIAMOND. From Twillingate to Morton's Hr. - M. OSMOND. To Botwoodville and Norris Arm - Miss L. PEYTON, wrecked crews, 40 persons, 9 men belonging to the Hudson Bay Company, Capt. PARSONS, S.A.
October 17, 1896 A Notable Success The Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal is away high up amongst the great newspaper successes of the present century. For farmers and farmer's families, the Family Herald and Weekly Star seems simply indispensable, and judging from the enormous number of farmers who take it, we should think most wide awake farmers are alive to the extraordinary value of the paper. But the Family Herald's pages will bear close scrutiny, and will be found to be chock full of amazing interest for everybody. Amongst things Canadian that are remarked by shrewd foreigners, the Family Herald and Weekly Star certainly comes in for a large share of notice. Canada has many things that excite the curiosity and admiration of the outside world. Amongst these it is doubtful if any Canadian institution commands more general interest than the Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal. You may travel anywhere throughout Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, British Columbia and Newfoundland and there you are sure to see the Family Herald and Weekly Star, a paper that is looked forward to each week with intense longing by its subscribers. Outside of Canada too, the Family Herald and Weekly Star has a very large circulation, one of the highest tributes that could be paid to its excellence, for it goes right in and competes with foreign papers and beats them on their own ground. It's simply wonderful.
October 17, 1896 Published by Authority His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. Herbert ELLIOTT to be an additional member of the Beaver Cove Road Board, District of Twillingate.
October 17, 1896 Advertisement Wanted A housemaid, for a Lady in St. John's. Good wages to a suitable person. Apply to W.J. SCOTT.
October 17, 1896 Advertisement North Sydney coal, Hourly Expected By Brigt. "Fortune". Book your order for delivery from Ship's Side. W.J. SCOTT.
October 17, 1896 Notice One month from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council, for licence to cut timber on 22 miles of land, situate at Northern Arm River, in the district of Laurencetown, Exploits River, beginning at salt water, and extending inland 8 miles on both sides of the River, and two miles wide, on each side of the River. Josiah MANUEL, Colin CAMPBELL. October 5th, 1896.
October 17, 1896 Notice One month after date hereof, application will be made to His Excellancy the Governor in Council, for the use of the water of Exploits River, at Bishop's Falls, for the purpose of driving machinery. Alex FRASER, Inverness, Scotland. September 22nd, 1896.
October 17, 1896 Notice Four Weeks from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council for a license to cut timber on twenty miles of land at South Brook, Seal Bay, beginning 3 miles from salt water, and extending inland 5 miles by each side of Brook, and being 2 miles wide on each side of said Brook - twenty miles in all. John ANDERSON, Agent for Applicant. St. John's, Sept. 25th, 1896.
October 17, 1896 Notice Four weeks from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council for the use of the waters of South Brook, Seal Bay, for driving machinery. John ANDERSON, Agent for Applicant. St. John's, Sept. 25, 1896.
October 17, 1896 Advertisement Comfortable Quarters, for travellers, are to be obtained at THE STATION HOTEL, Norris' Arm. Train Stops at the Door. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea, Prepared at the shortest notice. Clean, airy bedrooms. Moderate charges. Highly recommended.
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October 31, 1896 Higher Education (Part 1) Remarkable Success of Newfoundland in the Matric. Examinations, 1896. The Matriculation Examination Pass List of the Colonial and Indian Examinations at the University of London this year, show a most remarkable record achieved by Newfoundland, as compared with the other Colonies and India. From this document, which we print below, it will be seen that six colonies entered cadidates besides India, and that the total number of passes for these reach 18, of which: Newfoundland Secures Ten for her share or 55.5 percent, of the whole, and 11 per cent over the total percentage of all the other Colonies and India put together. This speaks volumes for the spread of the higher branches of education in this Colony, and also for the excellent work done in our Educational Institutions. Of the ten passes won by Newfoundland, the Methodist College is credited with seven, two in the first division, and five in the second. St. Bonaventure, with one in the first divisions and one in the second, while Bishop Field College has two in the Second Division (one jointly with the Methodist College). The principals of the Newfoundland Colleges, especially Professor HOLLOWAY of the Methodist College, should feel highly gratified at this splendid showing which will doubtless encourage them to still greater exertions in the future.
October 31, 1896 Higher Education (Part 2) The following is a copy of the official Pass List, and we may mention, that the successful candidates are here placed in alphabetical order and not in order of merit; and that Grace FORBES being put down as having received private tuition, has been done under a missapprehension. Pass List 1896 COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXAMINATIONS MATRICULATION EXAMINATION, June 1896. Nova Scotia - Second Division. School Colleges, &c. 3001. CREELMAN, Wm., Albert, Private Study. Newfoundland - First Division. 3007. KITCHIN, William, F & H, St. Bonaventure's College. 3012. McNEILY, J.A.W.W., Methodist College, St. John's. 3013. MacPHERSON, Cluny, Methodist College, St. John's. Second Division 3028. ANDERSON, Thomas, Bishop Field College. 3011. CANNING, William Frederick, Bishop Field and Methodist Colleges. 3009. DAWE, Emma, Methodist College, St. John's. 3008. FORBES, Grace, Private tuition and Methodist College. 3014. LODGE, Ezra, Methodist College, St. John's. 3031. MURPHY, William A. St. Bonaventure's, St. John's. 3015. WHITE, Richard, Methodist College, St. John's. Jamaica - First Division. 3033. SIMMS, William, Jamaica Hight S. and Univ. C. Kingston. British Guiana - First Division. 3049. GALL, Frederick Beckles, Harrison Coll. Barbados, Queen's College British Giana, and Pr. st. Mauritius - First Division. 3049. HARTER, Jean Denis Edgar, Royal College Mauritius. 3054. VIADAR, Rene, Royal College Mauritius. Second Division. 3050. KOENIG, Joseph George, Royal College Mauritius and Pr. Tu. Queensland - First Division. 3095. DAKIN, Jessie Elizabeth, Private study. Calcutta - Second Division. 3105. MONDY, Albert George, Dacca College and Private study.
October 31, 1896 Personals The S.S. D.P. Ingraham, Capt. CROSS, did her work well again this week. The public find it to their advantage to travel by her. The S.S. Lady Glover, Capt. Henry DAWE, from the Labrador, on her way South, touched in here on Sunday night and left again on Monday morning. We are please to welcome R. P. RICE, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, Greenspond, who is here on a short visit to his family and friends. The steam launch, Dart, Capt. ADRY, from Blanc Sablon, with 150 qtls fish for Capt. S. BLANDFORD, called in here on Thursday morning for coal, and left again for St. John's. We have received the following message from F. C. Earle, Esq., Change Islands: Editor Twillingate Sun, Trunk here addressed Miss MANUEL, passenger to Morton's Harbor; make enquiries. F.C. EARLE.
October 31, 1896 Birth On the 14th inst., the wife of Constable Alexander DWYER, of a daughter.
October 31, 1896 Birth On the 17th inst., the wife of Geo. PRIMMER, of a son.
October 31, 1896 Birth On the 19th inst., the wife of William CHURCHILL, of a son.
October 31, 1896 Birth At Botwoodville, on the 21st inst., the wife of J.W. AITKIN, of a daughter.
October 31, 1896 Death At Long Point Lighthouse, on the 26th inst., Roy MacDONALD, infant child of R.S. and Lavinia ROBERTS, age 11 months.
October 31, 1896 Death On the 27th inst., Phebe, third daughter of John and Ann HILLIER, aged 22 years.
October 31, 1896 Death At Bluff Head Cove, on the 28th inst., William ROBERTS, aged 12 years.
October 31, 1896 Death At Pilley's Island, on the 28th inst., Carrie ANSTY, foster child of Benjamin and Elizabeth BLACKMORE, aged 8 years.
October 31, 1896 Telegraphic News (Special to Sun) LITTLE BAY, October 30. Mr. BOND's annual visit to his constitutients highly appreciated. He has visited all the large centres and adjacent settlements on this side and bottom of the Bay. Met a hearty reception everywhere, particularly at Tilt Cove, where he spent two very pleasant days as guest of Manager WILLIAMS. Arrived here last night and leaves again tomorrow. WHITBOURNE, October 26. PURCHASE pleads not guilty. He is committed for trial at the next term of the Supreme Court on the charge of embezzlement. Admitted to bail for five thousand two hundred dollars. Schooner Dolphin from Codroy, fish laden, sank, 20 miles West of St. Pierre, the crew landed safely. The R.M.S. Corean arrived at 5:30 this morning. October 28 - Mining expert, LYON, from England, visited Cape Broyle and prepared a large stock of samples of gold bearing quartz. He has the greatest confidence of the deposit being rich and valuable. The Halifax Asbestos Co. are offering their claim at Port-au-Port for five thousand dollars. October 29 - The R.M.S. Carthaginian arrived yesterday, and sailed for Glasgow, last night. PURCHASE has been re-arrested. Green cod fish and herring are in great demand, owing to the small supply in the market. Ordinary shore herring are selling at Montreal at $4.59 per barrel. Advices from Chicago last night report when advanced two and a quarter cents yesterday.
October 31, 1896 Ship News PORT OF TWILLINGATE (Entered) Oct. 24 Christabel, BUSHELL, St. John's, coals and provisions. J.W. HODGE.
October 31, 1896 Deer Preservation Act (Passed August 6th, 1896) The following extracts from the bill are published for general guidance: SECTION 4 - No person shall hunt, kill or pursue with intent to kill, any caribou, from the First day of February to the Fifteenth day of July, both days inclusive, or from the Seventh day of October to the tenth day of November, both days inclusive, in any year. Provided further that if upon the trial of any person charged with violating the fourth section of the Act, it shall appear that such person has bona fide killed any caribou for the immediate use for food for himself and family. he shall not be deemed guilty of an offence against this act. Oct. 31, 6 ins.
October 31, 1896 Notice to Creditors In the matter of the Insolvency of EDWIN J. DUDER, of St. John's, Merchant. NOTICE is hereby given that all Creditors and other persons having claims or demands against Insolvent Estate of EDWIN J. DUDER, are hereby required to send full particulars, in writing, to KENNETH R. PROWSE and JAMES R. KNIGHT, the Trustees of the said Estate, or to us, the undersigned Solicitors, for the Trustees, on or before the 30th day of November, 1896. At the expiration of which time, the Trustees will proceed to distribute the Assets amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims only of which they shall then have had notice, and will they not be liable for the Assets of the said Estate or any part thereof, respectively, so distributed, to any person of whose claims or demands they shall not then have had notice. The 19th day of October, 1896. BROWNING & FURLONG. Renouf Building, St. John's, Solicitors for said Trustees. Oct. 31, 4 ins.
October 31, 1896 Notice One month from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council for licence to cut timber on 22 miles of land situate at Northern Arm River, in the district of Laurencetown, Exploits River, beginning at salt water and extending inland, 8 miles on both side of the River and two miles wide on each side of River. Joshiah MANUEL, Colin CAMPBELL. October 5th, 1896.
October 31, 1896 Notice One month after date hereof, application will be made to His Excellency the Governor in Council, for the use of the water of Exploits River, at Bishop's Falls, for the purpose of driving machinery. Alex FRASER, Inverness, Scotland. September 22, 1896.
October 31, 1896 Notice Four weeks from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council for a licence to cut timber on twenty miles of land at South Brook, Seal Bay, beginning 3 miles from salt water, and extending inland 5 miles by each side of Brook, and being 2 miles wide on each side of said Brook - twenty miles in all. John ANDERSON, Agent for Applicant. St. John's Sept. 25th, 1896.
October 31, 1896 Notice Four weeks from date, application will be made to the Governor in Council for the use of the waters of South Brook, Seal Bay, for driving machinery. John ANDERSON, Agent for Applicant, St. John's Sept. 25th, 1896.
October 31, 1896 Notice All persons indebted to the Insolvent Estate of R.D. HODGE, are requested to call on John W. OWEN, and arrange payment for the amount they owe. John B. AYRE, Trustee, John W. OWEN, Assignee.
October 31, 1896 Notice All persons indebted to the insolvent estate of W. H. LETHBRIDGE, are requested to make payment to the undersigned without delay. Most liberal settlements are allowed by the Trustee, but any person failing to call and settle, will be proceeded against by Law. A.S. RENDELL, Trustee, J.T. CROUCHER, Agent.
October 31, 1896 Advertisement Persons having small or large quantities of Labrador or Shore, to Sell or Barter, will do well to see us before they sell elsewhere. Oor flour was landed freight free, before the rise, we will give our Customers the Benefit. N.B. - Don't listen to yarns but come and see for yourself. W.J. SCOTT.
October 31, 1896 Advertisement Selling off Cheap, A full line of Shop Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Ropes, Tinware, Paints, Stains, Varnishes, Oils, Leatherware, and many other things, too numerous to mention. Also about 20 horses and harnesses. The whole are marked away below cost for CASH. EXPLOITS WOOD CO., Botwoodville.
October 31, 1896 Public Notice Any person or persons making Bon-fires, burning Tar Barrels, or making fires of any description on the public roads, or near any building, at any time throughout the year, will be prosecuted according to law. F. BERTEAU, Stipy. Magistrate. POLICE OFFICER, Twillingate Oct. 22.
October 31, 1896 Wanted Wanted A Housemaid for a Lady in St. John's. Good wages to a suitable person. Apply to W.J. SCOTT.
October 31, 1896 Bazaar The ladies of St. Peter's Jubilee Committee purpose holding a Bazaar, or Sale of Work, on November 17th and 18th. Any contributions will be most thankfully received by the following Ladies: Miss TUCKER, Misses BLACKLER, 2, Mrs. TEMPLETON, Miss A. COOK, Miss BERTEAU, Miss M. NEWMAN, Miss L. COLBOURNE, Miss C. FOX, Miss S. MANUEL, Miss O. CLARKE, Miss MD NEWMAN, Miss L. PEYTON, Miss G. MAIDMENT. Refreshments: Mrs. TEMPLE, Mrs. SIMMS, Mrs. INDER, Miss L. HOUSE. Caroline TEMPLE, Secretary.
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