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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

January 1883 - June 1883

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

The records were transcribed by RON ST. CROIX, formatted by GEORGE WHITE starting in May 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.

PUB. DATE EVENT DETAILS
January 5,1883AccidentParticulars of The Melancholy Accident at North West Arm. We are indebted to a friend for the following particulars of the sad loss of life at N.W. Arm, on the 12th Dec. he writes: -- "I am very sorry to say that the account in your issue of Dec. 23rd, of the sad loss of life at North West Arm is only too true. If you have not already heard further particulars you will find the enclosed a correct statement. Names of drowned whether married or unmarried with numbers of family. Abraham MILLS, married, 7; Joseph MILLS, married, 8; *John MILLS, unmarried; *William MILLEY, married, 4; *Elijah HOUSE, unmarried; *Stephen GOSSE, unmarried; *Thomas RANDLE, aged 21 years; William YOUNG, aged 14 years, son of James, master of "Kate". Those marked have been picked up by means of drags, the two last were in their berths sleeping when the "Kate" started which was about daylight on Tuesday, and did not know their danger until a crew from the shore went on board; those men who escaped when the skiff upset were very badly bruised having been washed ashore amid sea and ice over the breaking rocks."
January 5, 1883Ship ArrivalThe coastal steamer "Plover", Capt. S. BLANDFORD, arrived here en route for St. John's on Wednesday, Dec. 20th. The Plover experienced heavy weather coming up from the North, and had one of her boats badly damaged. The following passengers went by her:-- J.B. TOBIN, Esq., JP and Mrs. TOBIN, Miss COEN, J.W. PHILLIPS, Esq., wife and family, Miss MARTIN, R.P. RICE, Esq., M.H.A., Mr. FORD and J.P. THOMPSON, Esq., M.H.A. We understand that Mr. TOBIN and Mr. FORD intend wintering in the Old Country, and Mr. PHILLIPS, wife and family in Canada. Messrs.. RICE and THOMPSON left for the purpose of attending the next session of the Legislature, which will be held at St. John's in February next. We wish them all a pleasant "time" and a safe return.
January 5, 1883Ship ArrivalThe steamer "Hercules" arrived here from the French Shore, via Bett's Cove and Little Bay, on Wednesday last, whither she had been with a cargo of provisions, &c. The Hercules brought up to Bett's Cove, from the French Shore, three prisoners who were arrested by Sergeant FEUNSEY, charged with plundering the wreck of the schr. "J.G. Jones" which was lost there during the recent gale. They were tried before J.C. DUDER, Esq., at Bett's Cove; one was acquitted, another was fined £5, and the other was sentenced to 2 month imprisonment in the Twillingate jail. The Hercules left same night for St. John's. R.D. HODGE, Esq., J.P., . wife and child, and W. WATERMAN, Esq., jr., taking passage by her, whom, we understand intend leaving for England by the next home boat. May they have a safe and speedy passage "o'er ocean's ruffled bosom" is our sincere wish.
January 5, 1883Disastrous GaleA Fogo correspondent writing under date, Dec. 20, 1881, says:-- A few lines of Fogo correspondence may not be amiss, especially after the late disastrous gale of 12th December. In Fogo Harbor, the only real loss of importance was E. DUDER's schr. "Emily"; excepting a small and old craft belonging to Mr. H.T. SIMMS. The wreck of former was sold a public auction, Mr. SCOTT being the purchaser of hull at £40. Mr. SCOTT's schooner "Lassie", full laden with fish and oil for St.John's, had a narrow escape, driving from her moorings and striking heavily on Wiseman's Point, when fortunately the anchors brought up; the said craft left for St.John's 18th. Dec., Mr SCOTT taking passage by her. Mr. ROLLS' schr. "Willie" also went ashore with a quantity of goods valued £500, ex. Lassie from St.John's sustaining £100 loss in damage of goods, but not much injury to craft. A number of stages and flakes were carried away and debris scattered about the harbor and drifted through the Canal.
January 5, 1883The Dogs AgainWe learn that on New years night, three fine sheep belonging to the POND family of the Arm, were killed by dogs. However much the dogs are to blame, we think that people generally ought to take more precaution over their livestock and see that they are housed by night.
January 5, 1883MarriageHymeneal:-- On Wednesday, Dec. 27, Mr. A. LINFIELD was united in bands of Holy wedlock, to Miss Emma P. HODDER, second daughter of Mr. William HODDER, of this town. The ceremony took place at the South-side Methodist Church and at the appointed hour, (11 a.m.) a goodly number had assembled, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. EMBREE, Chairman of the District. Miss HODDER for some time past, has been Organist of the above Church, a position which she has filled in a manner reflecting great credit. We wish Mr. L. and his fair bride many years of health and happiness.
January 5, 1883DeathDeath of John STEWART, Esq. -- The numerous readers of the Evening Telegram will hear with regret to-day, of the sad but not unexpected demise of John STUART, Esq., which took place early this morning. Mr. STUART had been ailing so long, and was so well-known in public life, that his condition of late, has been a matter of general notoriety to the community, so much so, that few people will feel surprised or sorry to hear that so great a sufferer has been at last relieved from pain. Mr. STUART occupied for a long term of years, the responsible office of Chief Clerk to the House of Assembly and Secretary to the Board of Works. In filling these and other important public positions the deceased gentleman was a general favorite, having made no enemies and very many friends. Being of genial disposition by nature, It came easy to him to be obliging and courteous in his manners, and he has left behind him an enviable record for urbanity and good-will. Mr. STUART was for many years a partner in the old, and now, almost forgotten firm of STUART & RENNIE, and he filled one of the first seats in the Legislative Council under the administration of Sir John HARVEY. He was "a Scotchman by birth", and I believe, a native of Greenock. It needs not to add that there are none who hear of the melancholy event, but will feel the sincerest sympathy for the bereaved family affected by it, and the public service has lost a worthy and honourable representative. -- Com. to Evening Telegram.
January 5, 1883House FireSad Casualty by Fire at Hants Harbor:-- We are indebted to James H. WATSON, Esq. -- who passed through here yesterday on his way to St. John's -- for the particulars of an accident which occurred at Hant's Harbor on Wednesday week last, and which, sad to relate, was attended with fatal consequences to a mother and her infant child. The particulars, as far as we have learned them, are briefly these: At Hant's Harbor on the evening of Wednesday, the 6th inst., Mrs. John SOPER, with her two children, (one of them a child in her arms) was sitting in her dwelling-house sewing by the light of the kerosene lamp; when the elder of the children upset the lamp, and its contents were scattered over the mother and infant, Mrs. SOPER was soon enveloped in flames from the waist downwards; and in her endeavours to extinguish them and save the life of her child, got very badly burnt. Grasping her child to her bosom, as best she was able with her charred fingers, she endeavoured to make her way to a neighbor's house. Whilst on the road thither, the poor mother, weak and fainting, let her child drop to the ground, and reached with great difficulty the door of the friendly dwelling; after which she became unconscious. Soon the male portion of the inmates were on their way to render what assistance they could., and to find out what had become of the children. On returning to their home shortly after, one of the men in the darkness stepped on the body of the infant, which was lying a short distance from the dwelling, in which its mother had found refuge. Lifting the unconscious child, they bore it tenderly to the house. It died on the following day, whilst the mother lingered for four days after, when death also ended her sufferings. The husband and father of the unfortunate victims was absent from his home, up in the head of the Bay. -- H.G. Standard.
January 5, 1883AppointmentsHis Honor the Administrator of the Government, has been pleased to appoint Alex. M. McKAY, Esq., Joseph H. LITTLE, Esq., and Hon. Edward WHITE, to be Members of the Executive Council of this Colony. His Honor in Council has also been pleased to appoint the Hon. W.J.S. DONNELLY, to be Receiver General; James O. FRAZER, Esq., to be Surveyor General; Smith McKAY, Esq., to be Acting Chairman of the Board of Works; Mr. John R. KEARNEY, to be Landing and Title Surveyor in the Custom House, St.John's, vice, Mr. James L. NOONAN, resigns; Mr. Thomas W. GADEN, to be First Clerk and Warehouse Keeper in the Custom House, St. John's, vice, Mr. John R. KEARNEY; Mr. A. SEYMOUR, to be Clerk and Landing Waiter in the Custom House, Harbor Grace, vice, Mr. Thomas W. GADEN. His Honor the Administrator of the Government, in Council, has been pleased to appoint Rev. Henry ABRAHAM, Burgeo, to be a Member of the LaPoile Methodist Board of Education, in place of Mr. William TREADWELL, left the District; Rev. Jas. LUMSDON, Northern Bight, Randon, to be a member of the Random Methodist Board of Education, in place of Rev. Henry HATCHER, left the District; and Rev. W.T. DUNN, Herring Neck, to be a Member of the Fogo Methodist Board of Education, in place of Rev. W.F. EDYVEAN, left the District. Secretary's Office, 12th Dec, 1882, Gazette.
January 5, 1883NoticeTo the Inhabitants of Twillingate, Herring Neck, and adjacent settlements. Having now come amongst you, I am prepared to receive all parties who are desirous of becoming annual patients and shall be pleased to place their names on my books. My residence is the house recently occupied by John DUDER, Esq., on the South Side of Twillingate. Surgery Hours. - 9.30 to 12 a.m., and 7 to 8.30 p.m. F. STAFFORD, M.D.C.M. Twillingate, Dec 15th 1882.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn Tuesday, Dec. 26th, at St.Peter's Church by Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. Simon YOUNG jr., to Miss Mary Ann BROMLEY, both of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt the North Side Methodist Church, on 30th Dec. by the Rev. F.R. DUFFILL, Mr. Geo. CLARK of Back Harbor, to Miss Rosanna SMITH of Little Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt Twillingate, on the 23rd Dec., by the Rev. Charles McKAY Mr George GARD, to Miss Phebe PAYNE, the only daughter of Samuel PAYNE, both of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 28th Oct., by the Rev. J. EMBREE, Mr. William JONES, to Miss Ann KEEFE, both of Little Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 1st Nov., by the same, Mr. Israel DOVE, to Mary KEEFE, both of Little Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 4th Nov., by the same, Mr. Reuben LINGS, of Durel's Arm, to Miss Ann FLING, Friday's Bay.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 4th Nov., by the same, Mr. Isaac BORDEN of Durel's Arm to Miss M.R. ELLIOTT, Crow Head.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 8th Nov., by the same, Mr. Alfred ANSTY, to Miss Sarah POWELL, both of Purcell's Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 27th Nov., by the same, Mr. William LOYTE of Heart's Cove, to Miss Jane TIZZARD of Back Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 6th Dec., by the same, Mr. J.H. TAVERNER, of Trinity, to Miss Elizabeth LINFIELD of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 6th Dec., by the same, Mr. Henry WATKINS, to Miss Ellen RENDELL, of Purcell's Harbor.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 25th Dec., by the same, Mr. Thomas HICKS to Miss Lydia MANUEL, both of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt the South Side Methodist Church, on 27th Dec., by the same, Mr. Andrew LINFIELD to Miss Emma P. HODDER, both of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt the Methodist Parsonage, on 28th Dec., by the same, Mr. Robert STOCKLEY. to Miss Lucy YOUNG, both of Twillingate.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt. St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, B.B., on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. Theodore R. NURSE, Mr. William RUSSELL to Miss Clara MAXHAM.
January 5, 1883MarriagesAt the same place, on the 1st Dec., by the same, Mr. William ..EDDON, to Mary, daughter of Mr. Isaac PENNY.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn Dec 8th., in the Methodist Church, Little Bay Islands, by the Rev. Joseph LISTER, Mr. Thomas THISTLE, of Boot Harbour, Mall's Bay, to Lydia, only child of the deceased William JONES, of Little Bay Islands.
January 5, 1883MarriagesOn the 20th inst., at the English Cathedral, St. John's by the Rev. A. HEYGATE, M.A., Senior Curate, Mr. R. MUNDY, of Pouch Cove, to Miss Isabella M. STONE, of Fogo.
January 5, 1883DeathsOn New Year's Day, Ann, wife of Mr. Wm. TIZZARD of Back Harbour, aged 40 years.
January 5, 1883DeathsAt Purcell's Harbour, on Christmas night, Mr. James ANSTY, jr., aged 42 years.
January 5, 1883DeathsAt Boot Harbour, on the 23 Dec., of dropsy, Patience Ann, beloved wife of Mr. William John TAYLOR, aged 27 years.; the deceased was a native of Cupids, Conception Bay.
January 5, 1883DeathsAt Kings Cove, Dec. 16th., Daniel MURPHY, Esq., J.P., aged 84 years. R.I.P.
January 5, 1883For SaleAt Shoe Cove. Wreck Gear of the schr. "Silver Stream". 45 blocks (patent) for halyards, sheets and tackles, with shrouding in full. Halyard, sheet and tackle falls, 90 fathom of chain. 8 anchors and 1 windlass gear. Mainsail, foresail, staysail, and topmast-staysail. 2 stoves, 2 lanterns, 2 compasses, rudder irons, Ba...s and eyebolts of spars, large and small. The above will be sold in lot for the low sum of £80. Apply to William Lanning, Exploits. Dec. 15, 1882.
January 5, 1883CorrespondenceTwillingate, Jan 9th, 1883. To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir, Please insert the following in your next issue: -- Mark BRETT desires to acknowledge with grateful thanks, the receipt of seven pounds, twelve shillings, and threepence, (£7 12s 3d.) from Capt. BLANDFORD and the crew and passengers of the steamer "Plover", collected on her way South last trip. I am Dear Sir, Yours Truly, Robert TEMPLE.
January 5, 1883CorrespondenceBarr'd Islands, Dec., 25th, 1882. to the Editor of the Twillingate Sun. Dear Sir, Will you please transmit through your valuable paper, my most sincere and grateful thanks, to Robert SCOTT, Esq., and the people of Fogo, who rendered me such kindly assistance in saving the schooner "Willie" and cargo, which went on shore in that memorable gale on the night of Tuesday the 13th ult. Hoping should they ever be in need, such like prompt and timely aid will be rendered them, and thanking you for time and space., I am Dear Sir, Yours truly, James ROLLS jr.

January 12, 1883CharityTo The Public. -- We are requested to state the Mr. J.M. JACKMAN, Nipper's Harbour, has a subscription list open for the relief of the widows and orphans of the North West Arm disaster, and any subscription sent to him will be thankfully received and duly acknowledged.
January 12, 1883LegislatureOpening of the Legislature .-- A Proclamation of his honour Sir F.B. CARTER, K.C.M.G., Administrator, is inserted in the royal Gazette of Dec 26, summoning the General Assembly to meet, for the dispatch of business on Tuesday the fifteenth day of February next.
January 12, 1883Shipping NotesThe Schrs. "Branksea" and "Mallard" arrived here from St. John's on Wednesday last after a very tedious passage. The Schr. "Balcary Lass" left port, bound for Poole, England, with a cargo of fish and oil on same day.
January 12, 1883Lodge ElectionsA letter received from Nipper's Harbour, dated Jan. 7, 1883, says :-- "The Nipper's Harbour S.U.F., "Pilot" Lodge, No 39, at their annual meeting elected the following officers for the current year: -- Bro. J.M. JACKMAN, Worthy Master; Bro. S.J. BLACKLER, Secretary; Bro. R. BATSTONE, Purser; Bro. T. BATSTONE, Chief Officer; Bro. S. NOBLE, Quarter Master; Bro. J. ANDREWS, 2nd Officer; Bro. A. NOBLE, Lookout; Bro. W.J. EATON, Chap. I am happy to state that this Lodge although in its infancy, is in a very prosperous state, and I hope it may continue in the same."
January 12, 1883Shipping NotesThe coastal steamer "Plover" arrived here on her way to St. John's on Tuesday morning. The steamer "Hercules" arrived here from St. John's on Thursday and left same day for the other side of the Bay. Monday's Mercury says:-- "The "Heroine", a square-rigged schooner, belonging to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., of Twillingate, set our for that settlement of Friday, but stress of head winds compelled her to put back."
January 12, 1883DrownedA Swain's Island correspondent writes to the effect that Darius TILLER, aged 16, and Job WINTERS, aged 12, were accidentally drowned there on Monday, the 11th untimo. -- Telegram, Jan 3.
January 12, 1883Body FoundFinding of Dr. HADDOCK's Body.-- The following communication, in reference to the fatal accident to Dr. HADDOCK, which we announced some time ago, has been received. It is dated, Brunette, Dec. 6: -- The body of Dr. HADDOCK was picked up here on Monday morning, and part of the wreck of his little boat. It is not known how the accident happened, but it was supposed in coming in the harbour on Sunday night, he ran against the Harbour rock and the boat sank. He was on his way from Lamaline to Fortune, but in the gale of Sunday night he had to run for here. There is no sign of the boy who was with him, and some say he had a woman passenger on board. They think here that the Doctor swam to the shore, but in landing the sea threw him on the rocks and killed him. -- Evening Mercury, Dec. 29.
January 12, 1883Sale of SteamerSale of the "Liddesdale". -- The Liddesdale was sold to-day in the Commercial Rooms for £225, Captain GREEN, Manager of the Tug-boat Company, being the purchaser. There is no expectation of getting the steamer off the rocks; but the valuable machinery and gear which can be taken from the hull will reimburse the buyer. The people engaged in saving the cargo are not to be interfered with. -- Ibid
January 12, 1883The WeatherThe Indians Predict A Mild Winter. -- The Hall's Bay Indians have pronounced the opinion that we are to have a mild winter in Newfoundland. As the knowledge of these "children of the forest" springs from that unerring instinct which comes from intimate communion with nature making them familiar with her ever varying moods, we prefer to back any statement of theirs on the weather even against that of the sky-entific Mr. Vennor. -- Ibid.
January 12, 1883Marriages On December 30th, at the Methodist Parsonage, Fogo, by Rev. A. HILL, Dr. Thomas MALCOLM, of Nova Scotia, to Annie Eliza FORNEAUX of Rose Blanche, Nfld.
January 12, 1883Marriages On Dec. 26th, at the Methodist School House, Seldom-Come-Bye, by same, Mr. James GOODYEAR, to Mary BELLMAN of Hant's Harbor.
January 12, 1883Marriages At Herring Neck, Jan. 6th, by Rev. W.T.D. DUNN, Mr. Eli POLLARD, to Miss Amelia SQUIRES, both of Herring Neck.
January 12, 1883DeathsOn Dec. 23rd, Mr. Jacob WHELLOR, aged 84 years.
January 12, 1883DeathsOn Dec. 28th, Emily STUCKLESS, aged 17 years.

January 20, 1883AcknowledgementsJ.T., Twillingate; J.B., Nipper's Harbour; J.B., Tilton Harbour; J.B., St. John's; thanks. Will have much pleasure in forwarding you the Twillingate Sun.
January 20, 1883Ship ArrivalArrival of the "Plover'. The coastal steamer Plover, under the command of her gallant Captain, arrived here last night and was compelled to land the mails at Wild Cove, being unable to proceed farther in, as the harbour is filled with slob ice. We think another laurel has been won by Captain BLANDFORD in accomplishing this important and last trip of the season.
January 20, 1883SealsFor some time past those in possession of seal nets have been vigorously working them, and we are glad to say in many instances, not without a certain measure of success. We learn of one crew having succeeded in procuring 50 seals and another 80.
January 20, 1883Ship ArrivalThe steamer "Hercules", Capt. CROSS, arrived here on Sunday 1 st.. from Little Bay. The Hercules after shipping 700 qtls. of fish, belonging to W. WATERMAN & Co., left on Tuesday morning for St. John's via Fogo.
January 20, 1883Lodge MeetingS.U.F. The annual meeting of St. Peter's Lodge, S.U.F. was held on Monday 1st. inst., when the following officers were duly elected and installed for the ensuing year: Bro. Philip FREEMAN, W.M., Bro. Samuel J. ANDREWS, 1st Officer, Bro. Walter PURCHASE, 2nd Officer, Bro. Mark LUTHER, Quarter Master, Bro. John WHITE, Purser, Bro. John LUNNEN, Secretary, re-elected, Bro. John PRIDE, Look Out, Bro. Rev. R. TEMPLE, Chaplain. Finance Committee. -- Bros. T. LINDFIELD, J. LOCKYER, A. FINDLATOR. Investigating Committee.-- Reuben BLACKMORE, Wm. FREEMAN, Adam BULGIN, Jacob MOORS. Sick Committee.-- Robert JANES, James BLACKLER, Daniel HAMLIN, Joseph SIMMS, Solomon COLBOURNE, James NEWMAN, Philip YOUNG, John JENKINS, John CHURCHILL. Managing Committee.-- Titus LINFIELD, Reuben BLACKMORE, William FREEMAN. Trustees.-- Rev. R. TEMPLE, Titus MANUEL. John LUNNEN, Secretary.
January 20, 1883MarriedOn Wednesday, Jan. 17th., at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. Esau William FOX, to Miss Eliza Ann ROSSITER, both of Back Harbour, Twillingate.
January 20, 1883DiedOn the 15th inst., Elizabeth, wife of Abel BURTON, and daughter of the late David YOUNG, aged 30 years.
January 20, 1883For SaleAt Change Islands, the boat "Rolling Wave", 16 tons; 3 years running; well found, and will be sold cheap. T.W. TAYLOR, Change Islands. Jan 19.
January 20, 1883AdvertisementCARD. Thaddeus SCOTT, M.D. (Harvard University, 1860, U.S.) Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons New Brunswick. Twillingate, Notre Dame Bay. Office and residence at Mr. Titus MANUEL's, nearly opposite the Temperance Hall. Office Hours - from 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.; from 1 to 2.30 p.m.' and from 7 to 8 o'clock in the evening. N.B. -- A Ledger will be open for yearly patients.

Feb. 2, 1883 Capt. E. WHITE (Part 1) We published yesterday, the Hon. Captain E. WHITE's sealing record for the past 12 years. It is, we believe, unsurpassed in the history of our great sealing industry….. superior skill, courage, perserverence, and sagacity…. Captain WHITE's career is an example of what can be accompolished... The Vessels he commanded averaged, during twelve years, a catch equal to 25,000 young seals each season, or a total of 300,000 young seals in that period. The value of this quantity of seals, at $2.50 per seal would be $750,000. ... We believe Captain WHITE has made 45 voyages to the ice fields... What wonderfull changes our seal fishery has undergone! It is not much more than 80 years old. The first method followed, was shooting seals from large boats..... As late as 1795, the whole catch of seals only amounted to 4900 per year. Small schooners of from 30 to 60 tons were next employed, carrying from 12 to 20 men. These did not leave port until after "St. Patrick's Brush". In 1807, only 50 vessels were engaged in the seal fishery... in 1857, there were almost 400 vessels employed of from 80 to 200 tons, their crew numbering 13,600 men. The highest record of a catch of seals was in 1844, when 685,530 seals were taken. In 1850, 598,860; in 1876, 500,000; 1881, 447,903; last year, only 200,500.
Feb. 2, 1883 Capt. E. WHITE (Part 2) The first steamer took part in 1863. There are now from 20 to 25 steamers employed, some of them of 500 tons burthen. Sailing vessels are rapidly decreasing in numbers, and the day seems not distant when the industry will be carried on solely by powerfull steamers. We understand that Captain WHITE has sold his interest in sealing steamers, and will not engage in that business this spring. Below is a copy taken from the records of the delivery for 12 years of the steamers he has commanded, from 1870 to 1881, both years included: Nimrod, 1870, 20387 (young), 8100 (old). Hector, 1871, 27386 (young), 4358 (old). Hector, 1872, 1200 (young), 4000 (old). Neptune, 1873, 29136 (young), 12326 (old). Neptune, 1874, 8774 (young), 3043 (old). Neptune, 1875, 132756 (young), 4041 (old). Neptune, 1876, 8326 (young), 17000 (old). Neptune, 1877, 38662 (young), 3556 (old). Neptune, 1878, 8147 (young), 80 (old). Neptune, 1879, 19202 (young), 4233 (old). Neptune, 1880, 5303 (young), 902 (old). Neptune, 1881, 1609 (young), 5767 (old). Total of 181,407 (young), 67,406 (old). Average for 12 years, 15,117 (young), 5617 (old). 20,734 per year. 181,407 plus 67,406 equals 248,813 Total. Taking old seals into account, Hoods and Harps will give an average weight of at least 25,000 young seals each spring.
Feb. 2, 1883 Opression of Widows Leading Tickles, Jan 17th, 1883. Dear Sir: Please allow me space in the colums of the sun, to draw attention to the avariciousness of some of our gentlemen, late settlers here, who, on the day that William ALCOCK died, wrote on to St. John's to obtain if possible, management of our road money, which he held previous to his death. The deceased, who was well known and respected by the people of Green Bay, also kept the Way Office, and which, since his demise, has been managed by his widow very satisfactorily, is also sought for, by the person referred to above, but I hope Mrs. ALCOCK will be continued in this office. I cannot see that we need a removal of our Way Office, as it cannot be better situated than it now is, and is very convenient for the mail boat landing freight. Truly Yours, Sun Eclipse.

Feb. 3, 1883 Prohibition According to a Proclamation issued from the Colonial Secretary's Office, Dec 15th, 1882, a Poll was taken at the Court House on Monday last, for the Prohibition of the sale of Intoxicating Liquors. The total vote was 247; 212 for Prohibition; 35 against it. This community is now free from the legal sale of liquors.
Feb. 3, 1883 For Sale At Change Islands, the boat "Rolling Wave" 16 tons; 3 years running; well found, and will be sold cheap. T.W. TAYLOR, Change Islands.

Feb. 9, 1883 Thanks from Mark BRETT Dear Sir: Will you allow me space in the colums of your paper for a few lines whereby to extend to the friends of Twillingate, Fortune Harbor, and passengers per SS Plover, &c., my sincere thanks for the valuable aid rendered me in my late disaster by fire. Words fail me to express the debt of gratitude which I feel I owe to all who in any way contributed to relieve my destitution, and especially to the friends who were the originators of this charitable design. As no good is ever brought about or accompolished without some legacy at work, I feel those brethern have done me an invaluable service. I also desire to express my thanks to the different Societies of Twillingate for their liberal contributions. May the blessing of Providence be with them all, and as they have done in the past, may they continue to live and prosper for the sake of "suffering humanity". In conclusion, I trust that the blessing of Heaven may rest upon all who have assisted me in this my need, and I promise that their kindness shall ever be held by me in gratefull rememberance. Your's Sincerely, Mark BRETT.
Feb. 9, 1883 West River, Hall's Bay [The beginning of this article was lost in copying] … seal, salmon and herring fisheries, and they are to a large extent, left to the mercy of selfish and mercenary men to prosecute in a manner which is not practiced in any other country, and thus our fisheries are fast being annihilated for want of proper laws and regulations. It is true that we have two or three of Her Majesty's Warships cruising around our coasts during the summer months, (which costs us no small penny), but this is, I think, more for their own amusement than anything else, and it is reported that one of those Captains, one year destroyed more salmon than the men of Notre Dame Bay. He prevented the rivers being barred, but himself and officers would stay ashore weeks at a time, catching salmon at a place in West River, Hall's Bay, which is now named after him. I hope that the prayer of the petition will receive the earnest consideration of the House, and that some means will be adopted to prevent the extermination of any of our fisheries. Yours truly, A Fisherman.
Feb. 9, 1883 Marriage On Thursday, 1st inst., an interesting gathering was witnessed at St. Peter's Church, it being the occasion of the marriage of Mr. W.J. SCOTT to Miss Annie PEYTON of this town. At half past seven o'clock pm, the Bridegroom with Messrs LOCKYER, TEMPLETON, PERCY and TARRANT as Groomsmen, advanced by the left aisle to the Altar, while the Hymn, "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden" was being sung. Here they were met by the Bride elect, with her uncle, James PEYTON as Father Giver, and Misses TUCKER, RICE, Georgeina and Nellie PEYTON, as maids, all very appropriately dressed, the Bride with prune velvet dress, veil, and bridal flowers; the two first maids with white and cardinal dresses and caps to match, and the other two, white and blue dresses and caps. Each of the male party wore a white rosette on the left breast...... Mr. LLOYD presided at the organ. ... After a short drive, the future residence of the Bride and Groom was reached..... guests among whom was Rev. J. EMBREE and wife, Rev. F.R. DUFFILL, and Dr. STANDFORD, (Rev. R. TEMPLE and Dr. SCOTT were prevented by professional engagements), passed several pleasant and happy hours.... drinking on Temperance Principals, the toasts.... Miss PEYTON is well known as a native of this place, [ section here lost in copying] Mr. SCOTT will be remembered in St. John's, being a native of that place, but coming here to the employ of Messrs WATERMAN & Co, Merchants, some 4 or 5 [?] since and now, having charge of the Dry Goods deptartment in their establishment. We take this opportunity of wishing....
Feb. 9, 1883 Birth At Purcell's Harbor on the 27th Jan, the wife of Mr. Silas BURT of a son.
Feb. 9, 1883 Birth On Feb 6th, the wife of Mr. John WHITE, of a daughter.
Feb. 9, 1883 Married At St. Peter's Church on Thursday 1st inst., by the Rev R TEMPLE, Mr. William John SCOTT, Jr. of St. John's to Annie, daughter of Thomas PAYTON, Esq., Back Harbor, Twillingate.
Feb. 9, 1883 Deaths On Monday the 5th, Willie George, only son of George and Mary PHILLIPS, aged 2 months.
Feb. 9, 1883 Deaths At Black Island on Jan 4th, after a long and painful illness, the beloved wife of Mr. Patrick HENEFANT, in the 32 year of her age; she leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss.
Feb. 9, 1883 Deaths At Fortune Harbor, Jan 7th after a short but painful illness, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. John DAY, in the 38th year of her life. She leaves a husband and 8 children to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and kind mother.
Feb. 9, 1883 Herring During the last few days large hauls of herring have been taken in the neighborhood of Friday's Bay, we are informed of one net taking as high as six barrels.

Feb 16, 1883 Married On Sunday, Feb 11th., by Rev R. TEMPLE, Mr. Thomas KEEFE of Little Harbour, to Miss Priscilla SHARP of Crow Head, Twillingate.

Feb 24, 1883 Deaths Jan 26th, at Kings Cove, Mrs. Alice MURPHY, aged 75 yrs.
Feb 24, 1883 Deaths Jan 28th, at Kings Cove, Augustus Morey, youngest son of J. Gariel E.M. HART, aged 5 months.
Feb 24, 1883 For Sale At Shoe Cove, wreck gear of the schr. "Silver Stream". 45 Blocks with shrouding in fall. Hal-yard sheet and tackle falls. 90 fathom of Chain, 3 anchors, and windlass gear. Mainsail; foresail, staysail, and Topmast-staysail; 2 stoves, 2 lanterns, 2 compasses, rudder irons, bands and eyebolts of spars, large and small. The above will be sold in lot for the low sum of £80. Apply to William LANNING Exploits.
Feb 24, 1883 Great Fire (Part 1) Court House and Jail burnt to the ground. The days of our old Court house are numbered. Last week closed its history and we may now place it among the things that were. About one o'clock on Saturday last, those in its immediate neighbourhood were alarmed with a cry of "Fire." The people rushed from all directions, and a crowd was soon on the spot. They immediately tried to suppress the flames, but in vain. The fire progressed rapidly and defied all efforts made to retard its destructive career. When all attempts to save the building failed, attention was directed to the moveable part of the property. The house was speedily cleared of its effects and nearly all the furniture was saved. Although willing and active hands were ready to save everything, yet the fire forbade them, and so a few things were left to the mercy of the devouring flames. Sergeant WELLS lost a few articles of personal property and some things belonging to the constabulary force were destroyed. Some public documents were also burnt; but as they were nearly all connected with criminal cases, and only of local interest, the loss is inconsiderable, The leaves of those records were flying in all directions during the latter part of the conflagration, and he who ran might read their contents. However, as legal documents are proverbially "dry" and not usually adorned with the beauties of fancy or flights of imagination, it is not likely that their contents would be largely perused.
Feb 24, 1883 Great Fire (Part 2) The fire rapidly spread over the building; and a strong breeze of wind soon stirred it into a furious rage. Its destructive nature was thoroughly roused and in little more than an hour from the time it originated, the Court House was a black heap of smouldering embers. The wind that does not favour anyone must blow from a strange quarter. This fact was illustrated in the case of two prisoners who were liberated by last Saturday's catastrophe. The claims of justice were nearly satisfied in the case of one, and the fire saved the other three weeks imprisonment. We are not aware that they expressed any particular regret at the disaster; on the contrary we rather think that when they breathed the air of liberty, their delighted eyes would look with pleasure on the devouring flames and their grateful hearts would "Praise Him from whom all blessings flow". We understand that the Magistrate has given them the benefit of the catastrophe, and that they are liberated in the full sense of the term. During the progress of the fire, all due precautions, were used to save the neighbouring houses. A small cottage close by ran a narrow escape of being devoured; but by throwing snow on its roof and other means, it was protected from the fury of the raging flames.
Feb 24, 1883 Great Fire (Part 3) While the conflagration continued Mr. SCOTT'S shop and adjoining buildings were in imminent danger; but nearly every spark that fell on the roof was instantly extinguished. Had not special efforts been made to stop the spread of the fire, its hard to say what the consequences night have been. If the destructive element had laid hold of other buildings there would be an unprecedented disaster in Twillingate, and four or five families might be rendered homeless. Fortunately, however, its mad career was arrested and a serious calamity averted. We understand that the fire originated somewhere about the stovepipes. Those pipes after passing through the wall, were laid against the gable of the out side, and that may account for the fact that the origin of the fire was not instantly noticed. We express regret at the innocence to which Sergeant WELLS and family are necessarily put in the meantime; but we trust the government will soon begin to erect a new building. The Court House and jail are indispensable parts of our legal machinery, and though the power of the law is slightly paralysed, by being deprived of them, yet it is no serious loss to a community of good citizens such as Twillingate is. Sergeant WELLS desires to thank all the friends who have so kindly assisted him to save his own furniture and the government property.


March 9, 1883 Birth On Feb 28th, the wife of Mr JACOB MOORS, of a son.
March 9, 1883 Died On Tuesday last, 6th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. James STUCKLESS, aged 82 yrs. His funeral took place yesterday from his late residence North Side, Twillingate. Mr. James STUCKLESS being an old and respected member of the North Star Division Sons of Temperence, the Society formed in procession at their Division Room at 2:39 p.m. marched to the late abode of deceased, and accompanied his remains to the place of internment as a last token of respect to their departed brother.
March 9, 1883 House Fire Dear Sir: If you can find space in the Sun for the following you will oblige: On Feb 3rd, Mr John CURTIS's dwelling house at Brooklyn, Goose Bay was destroyed by fire. The soot in the stove pipes first took fire and ignited the roof which burst into a mass of flame. A strong North East breeze added to the consternation, and the flames soon did its destructive work. In ten minutes after the fire was discovered, it was impossible to enter the house, as fire and smoke were issuing from the windows and doors, all round the building, and in half an hour it was razed to the ground, leaving a hard working man and his family in very desitute circumstances, as the building and its contents were entirely destroyed. Great sympathy is felt for Dr. BROWN who was boarding in the house and who lost everything. We would respectfully appeal to a benevolent public on behalf of the sufferers. Gifts of blankets or money will be gratefully received.
March 9, 1883 The Cold Dip On Saturday night (says Monday's Mercury, Feb 12,) the most intense cold known here for thirty or fourty years, was experienced. The thermometer in exposed areas stood at 14 or 15 degrees for below zero, and we are informed that in Mr. DELANEY's observatory, the reading was 20 degrees below zero. This intense cold was of very short continuance. We understand that on Thursday night at Twillingate, the thermometer stood at 16 degrees below zero. [Note: This is measurements on the Farenhite scale.GW]
March 9, 1883 Accident Pouch Cove We regret to hear that a serious accident, but happily involving no loss of life, occurred yesterday at Pouch Cove, producing very severe injuries to an old and respected inhabitant of that place - Mr. Nathaniel WILLIAMS. While out shooting sea fowl, his gun burst, inflicting severe wounds in his arm. He suffered intense pain, the injured member being very much cut and bruised. He was attended to and the wounds bound up with all possible dispatch, but it will be some time before Mr. WILLIAMS will regain the use of his limb. - Mercury.
March 16, 1883 Mark Brett The following was received by Mark Brett: Dear Sir and Brother: I am requested by the officers and brethren of S.U.F Nipper's Harbor Lodge # 39, to forward you enclosed order on W. Waterman & co., (£5) voted by them as a partial compensation for your loss by fire on Dec. 14, 1882. Please return receipt of same and oblige. Your's fraternally, S.J. BLACKLER, Sec. Mr. BRETT also acknowledges the following from Fortune Harbor: Capt. Alexander GILLISPIE, £2. Richard GILLISPIE, £1. Owen BUTLER, £2. Stephen McLAUGHNAN, £1. Michael McLAUGHNAN, £1. Capt. Patrick BRIEN, £5. John POWER, £1. Samuel GILLISPIE, £2, 6s. Mr. Michael BRIEN, Watson's Cove, £5.

March 23, 1883 Way Office "Leading Tickles, March 16, 1883. Dear Sir: Permit me through your [?] paper to say a word with regard to the Way Office of this locality, which on account of its being situated at the East Tickle, distance about two miles from Leading Tickles, properly speaking any person a resident, would term it the Way Office of New Bay, but it cannot be such, as there is an Office at New Bay, only three miles from East Tickle. It may be necessary to have a Way Office at the above named place, but if so, it is far more necessary to have one at Leading Tickles, as the Office of the former place is of no service to the latter, where there are three business establishments and over 50 families in its vicinity, whereas East Tickle contains only one business establishment and about eight families. Since the Seal Bay Mine closed, great difficulties have been experienced with loss of time and money to business men, in getting our mails from East Tickle, where I have known them to be detained for a period of four days after its arrival. The only means of reaching the Way Office is by going in boat, which is often prevented by wind and sea. ""Sun Eclipse"" whose letter appeared in your issue of Jan 17, must have known these facts, and that he was not writing the truth when he said he did not see the need of a removal of the Way Office. I coincide with Mr. G.H.P. in concluding that the statements made by ""Sun Eclipse"" referred to him, which statements I can also deny. Being a member of the Road Board, I am aware that at a meeting convened for the purpose of appointing a Chairman, Mr. G.H.P. declined to take that office, but finding no one else willing to accept it, he afterwards submitted, and for which services the members were thankfull to him and general satisfaction was [?] with the road money. The services of Mr. G.H.P. in the different positions he has held since his arrival among us, I can safely say has been fully appreciated by the people in general of Leading Tickles, and I have reason to believe that he has the good wishes of them all. Hoping that the Authorities will look into the subject of our Way Office, and have it placed more in the centre of this locality, and also that they may cause the Mail steamer to call here. I remain, Sir, yours truly, An Old Resident."
March 23, 1883 Vessel Abandoned A schooner belonging to W. Waterman & Co., left Leading Tickles for Nipper's Harbor on Sat 3rd inst., for the purpose of getting supplies for the ice. The schoonor being unable to get into Nipper's Harbor in consequence of it being filled with ice, lay outside at the edge. On the following Sunday the wind blew strong with snow drifts, when the schooner parted her lines and went adrift. The vessel at the time having but a small quantity of provisions on board, the crew (which numbered near 20) did not think it prudent to hold on to her, as there was great risk of their being driven to sea, so they consequently left her in their boats and nothing have since been heard of her. This vessel (we haven't her name) was quite new being built last winter. We understand she was insured in a Company in England. These are the facts as far as we have been able to glean them.
March 23, 1883 Weather Since Monday last the weather has been unusually mild for this season of the year. The snow which has been fast disappearing before the genial rays of old Sol, has of late received an impetus from rain showers. The prevailing winds being Westerly has made the prospects of our landsmen having a "haul" of sea's[I think this is a misprint and likely should read "seals" GW] this spring anything but good; and it is the general opinion of experienced men that the ice is now 50 or 60 miles from land.
March 23, 1883 Seal Fishery The following schooners supplied by W. Waterman & Co. (some of which have already sailed), will prosecute the Seal fishery this spring. Success …… M. BRETT, Welcome Home … C. BRETT, Flamingo …. J. SEVIOUR, British Queen ….. J. DALLY, Lily Dale …. G.SNOW, Volunteer ..... S.WELLS, Rover's Bride .... J. RIDOUT, Wild Wave .... E. DALLY & Juno ..... DWYER.
March 23, 1883 Marriages At the Parsonage, Little Bay Islands, on the 1st of Feb by the Rev J. LISTER, Mr. William Henry TAYLOR of Cupids, Conception Bay to Miss Elizabeth JONES of Little Bay Islands.
March 23, 1883 Marriages At Boot Harbor, Hall's Bay, on the 13th Feb, by the same, Mr. William BARNES of Boot Harbour, to Miss Tryphenia DAVIS of Harbour Grace.
March 23, 1883 Marriages At the same time and place, by the same, Mr. Uriah ROWSELL, to Miss Sarah BARNES, both of Hall's Bay.
March 23, 1883 Deaths On Tuesday, 13th inst., after a lingering illness, Mrs Ruth GUY, aged 86 years.
March 23, 1883 Deaths At Wild Cove, Moreton's Harbor, on the 8th inst., of brain fever, James , fourth son of Mr. Elias EARLE, aged 5 yrs.


April 6, 1883 Fire On Thursday night, about 8 o'clock, a fire occurred in the house belonging to a man named MOREY. It seems that a quantity of hay was stored near the chimney, which was defective, and the fire burnt through, ignited the dry material and in a short time the building was wrapped in flames. No one appears to have been in the house at the time. The neighbors however, as soon as the alarm was given, made a strenuous effort to extinguish the flames, but without avail. The building was consumed with nearly all its contents. Although the Fire Brigade were promptly on the spot, yet they could do little except in the way of protecting a house near by, belonging to a man named Richard LUTHER, which was saved by being covered with snow. The other accident to which I refer took place on the South Side on Saturday morning. A woman whose name I may not mention, very discreetly locked her door and went out to a neighbour's leaving her three small children in the house. While taking a cup of tea with her friend an alarm of fire was given and rushing back to her dwelling she discovered one of the children, a poor little thing about two yrs and 6 mos, actually burnt to death. No doubt the house together with the other two children would have been consumed, only someone passing by, happened to hear their cries, and effected an entrance in time to put out the fire and save them.
April 6, 1883 Fire At Black Island, on the 22nd Mar, the Tilt of Mr. William McCARTHY was destroyed by fire. About two hours after the occupants had retired for the night, Mr. McCARTHY thought he heard the crackling of fire, and upon opening the room door, found the kitchen all in a blaze. The only things that could be saved were the beds and bed clothes. If the inmates had been in a sound sleep it might have ended even worse. Besides some provisions, Mr. McCARTHY lost in the conflagration was all his fishing gear. It is thought the fire was caused by a hole in the side of the stove and some sparks must have got down in the seams of the floor. There being a can of kerosene oil near the stove added much to the rapidity of the flames.
April 6, 1883 Temperence On Thursday evening last 5th inst., regular meeting of the "North Star" Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, the following officers were duly installed (by the D.G.W. P. Bro. W. T. ROBERTS.) for the ensuing quarter, viz: - Bros George ROBERTS, Joseph COOPER, John LUNNEN, Edward ROBERTS, W.T. ROBERTS, Frederick LINFIELD, Tres., James HODDER, Jr., Edward HODDER, Samuel PAYNE, Silas FACEY. Bro Andrew ROBERTS Sr. was inducted into the office of P.W.P.
April 6, 1883 Seal Fishery The schooners Volunteer, S. WELLS, Rover's Bride, Jas RIDEOUT, and the Bellorophen, S. FOX, have sailed from the firm of W. WATERMAN for the icefields, during the week.

April 7, 1883 Sealing News The steamer Ranger, Capt BARBER, on her way South, put in to Seal Cove, (Fogo), on Sunday last, for the purpose of righting her deck cargo, which had been shifted by the shipping of a sea a short time before. The Ranger was filled below, and 1800 on deck. The following are reported by her, as in the same ice and "footing up" for 107,000: SS Resolute, A. JACKMAN, SS Bear, C. DAWE, SS Neptune, S. BLANDFORD, SS Commodore, S. WINSER, SS Iceland, A. SMITH, SS Thetis, FAIRWEATHER; also a fore-topsail schooner, and a fore-and-after. The seals were struck on Good Friday, by Capt. JACKMAN, about 90 miles NE of the Barracks. This was four days before any other vessel. The Ranger reports meeting with no ice since leaving the ice holding the seals.
April 7, 1883 Schooner Picked Up On the 26th of March, while the schooner Sunbeam, MURSELL Master, was lying off the White Islands, in the ice, the Master saw a vessel about two miles distant. Upon close scrutiny with the glass, no person could be seen on board. The Master then dispatched some of the crew for this vessel, which on their arrival proved to be the schooner Endurance, recently reported in our colums as abandoned off Nipper's Harbor. The Endurance, we understand, was not at all injured, notwithstanding her being at the mercy of the wind and waves for 22 days. Mr. MURCELL then put part of his crew onboard the abandoned vessel, and both left for home, arriving at Herring Neck on Monday last. Since writing the above, we have been informed that the Endurance will come to Twillingate for supplies, and proceed to Leading Tickles to ship her crew, and from thence to the ice.
April 7, 1883 Birth At Purcell's Harbour, on Mar 15th, Mrs Philip ANSTEY, of a daughter.
April 7, 1883 Marriages On Wednesday last at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R. D., Mr Mark LUTHER, to Miss Matilda COLBOURNE, both of this town.
April 7, 1883 Marriages At St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn, B.B. , by the Rev. Theo. R. NURSE, Mr. Robert MILLS, of Catalina, to Mrs. Rebecca MOSS of James's Cove.

April 13, 1883 Death On 27th Feb., at the Parsonage Greenspond, Henry Weston, and on the 7th March, Ethel only children of William and Margaret Ellen HOW.
April 13, 1883 Death On the 8th inst., at Puebla, Colorado, of consumption, George Goodridge, youngest son of Henry EARLE, Esq, aged 26 yrs.
April 13, 1883 Marriage On 18th Feb., at All Saints Church, Toronto, by the Rev A. BALDWIN, Frederick Charles EARLE of Fogo, to Louisa Julia, eldest daughter of J. C. HALDEN, Toronto.
April 13, 1883 Birth On 27th Feb., at the parsonage, Greenspond, the wife of the Rev. Wm. HOW, prematurely, of a twin boy & girl.

April 20, 1883 Memoriam Died at Fogo, April 3rd., after a short illness of six days, Louisa Frances, much deplored wife of Mr. PLOMER, aged 65 years. Mrs. Louisa Frances PLOMER, a native of Lance Cove, Bell Isle, Conception Bay, was a long and highly respected resident of Twillingate and Fogo, migrating to the former place about the year 1835, and living in the family of Dr. TREMLETT, the then medical practitioner at Twillingate. She married Mr. PLOMER in 1837 or 38. Removing from thence to England for 20 years she returned to Fogo where she has since lived, spending the greater part of her time imparting instruction to the rising generation. She was a Superintendant of Sunday Schools for nearly 20 yrs when she was relieved by the writer, and for the past 20 yrs a teacher of the Colonial and .... [a large section of this article was lost in copying GW] ... It is also perhaps worthy to note that by extraordinary frugality and self denial, she managed to preserve about £200 put by in better days when her husband held a good suituation, and even to add to it the sum of £230 of money and property from her own small salary as School Teacher, together with other little earnings, and is now bequated by her in the following remarkable and loving manner. All remembered within two hours of her demise: To Mr PLOMER, in care of her brother, £230. To four sisters each £10. To brother Geo HISCOCK of Lance Cove, £10. To two half sisters and two neices, £5 each. To Rev. C. MEEK and Dr. H. FINDLATER, £10 each. To Mr. STONE and Miss MEEK of Bar'd Isl., £5 each. To God Children in equal shares, total of £20. To Claude COOK and Edith MEEK, £10 each. To two nephews and Matilda CARTER, £5 each. To Church of St. Andrew, Fogo, £10. To Church of Lance Cove, Bell Isle, £10. To Cathedrel Completion Fund, St. John's, £10. To Mr. MARRIOTT, St. John's for Church mission for Jews, £10. Funeral Expenses etc., £25. Total of £450. The remains of the deceased was preceeded to the grave by about fourty of her bereaved school children at their particular request, and followed by thirty of the most respectible inhabitants of Fogo, as mourners, Episcopalians, Dissenters, and Roman Catholics alike, including a numerous concourse of all classes of followers. "Verily she has departed and her good works follow her." "M"
April 20, 1883 Birth On the 13th inst., the wife of Mr. Titus LINFIELD of a son.
April 20, 1883 Birth On Wednesday last, Apr 17th, the wife of Mr. W. T. ROBERTS of a daughter.
April 20, 1883 Vessels at Seal Fishery The following vessels cleared for the seal fishery, Port of Twillingate, 1883. Supplied by Edwin DUDER: Brothers, 40 tons, Elias WARREN, 19 men. Lady Blandford, 43 tons, Esau BLANDFORD, 15 men. Porcupine, 60 tons, James YOUNG, 22 men. Turtle, 44 tons, Thomas HICKS, 18 men. Delta, 32 tons, Thomas ASHBURN, 15 men. Mary Jane, 31 tons, John KEEFE, 15 men. Queen of the North, 45 tons, W. WATERMAN, 21 men. HWB, 20 tons, Reu. BLACKMORE, 10 men. Erebus, 30 tons, Chs VATCHER, 13 men. Supplied by W. WATERMAN & Co.: Success, 72 tons, Mark BRETT, 12 men. Welcome Home, 55 tons, Chs. BRETT, 18 men. British Queen, 46 tons, James DALLY, 19 men. Wild Wave, 34 tons, Elias DALLY, 17 men. Lily Dale, 48 tons, George SNOW, 19 men. Bellorophen, 42 tons, Sam FOX, 17 men. Volunteer, 42 tons, Sam WELLS, 17 men. Rover's Bride, 45 tons, Jas RIDEOUT, 18 men. Endurance, 41 tons, John HAGGETT, 16 men. Pretorous, 34 tons, Wm. WHELLOR, 14 men. Rosetta, 34 tons, Jas HODDER, 14 men. Betsy Purchase, 45 tons, Jas PURCHASE, 20 men. Supplied by Owen and Earle: Blooming Queen, 52 tons, John WARREN, 21 men. L.P. Pond, 50 tons, Geo. POND, 20 men. Isabel, 72 tons, Thos. LACEY, 16 men. Regent, 36 tons, Wm. POND, 16 men. Lucy, 51 tons, Philip FREEMAN, 18 men. Supplied by J.P. TOBIN: Sunbeam, 36 tons, Wm. MURCELL, 15 men.Supplied by Edwin COLBOURNE: Annie Laura, 39 tons, Chas YOUNG, 17 men. Supplied bu HODDER and LINDFIELD: Abysinnia, 49 tons, John HELLIER, 18 men. Increase over 1882 of 74 tons and 48 men.

April 27, 1883 Accident On Friday morning last, the 6th, a man named William SUPPLE belonging to the South Side, left home with his horse and slide for the woods for the purpose of procuring a piece of timber required by him in the construction of a boat. Not returning home at the usual time, his friends became uneasy and several of them set out to look for him, but they returned late in the night after a fruitless search. Next morning search parties proceeded to the woods in the direction he was supposed to have gone, and after a short time, the unfortunate man was found dead on a pond with a stick of wood lying across his neck. It is supposed that while carrying the piece of timber he slipped and fell and the stick falling across his neck caused his death. His head was imbedded in his frozen blood. His horse and slide were discovered a short distance from the body. Mr. SUPPLE was a hard working, industrious man and leaves a wife and children to morn their sad loss.
April 27, 1883 Honour Due On Friday last, Master Willie BAIRD, while on his way home from school, picked up a half crown, which he promptly brought to us to see if we could give any information in reference to the losing of it. Upon being informed that we could not, he requested us to advertise it in the paper, which request we readily agreed to; but before going to press however, the loser of this amount was found and the sum handed over to her.
April 27, 1883 Schooners Lost The schr. Abyssina belinging to Messrs. HODDER and LINFIELD, was lost on the 17th. while engaged in the seal fishery. The Abyssia was running through loose ice when she came in contact with a heavy pan, thereby damaging her stem and starboard bow, and filling with water within three hours after the accident. The vessel was, at the time, about 50 miles East of the Grey Islands. The Master and crew seeing no possibility of saving the vessel, took their clothes, some wreck gear, etc., and proceeded on board the schooner Flamingo, of this port, which was lying some distance from them in the ice. The latter vessel arrived in port on Sunday last, having on board the shipwrecked crew. The schr. Porcupine, YOUNG Master, brought into port on Sunday last, the crew and wrecked gear of the schooner Avalon, which was lost a short time since. The Avalon sailed from Random, Trinity Bay, early in March and succeeded in getting as far North as Belle Isle. She was afterwards driven South and was lost about 60 miles NE. of Cape St. John. She had no seals. We have also been informed of the loss of the Schr. Havlock, of St. John's. This vessel came to grief about 70 miles off Fogo, into which port the crew were taken.
April 27, 1883 Married At Canning's Cove, Bonavista Bay, on the 16th by the Rev. Theo NURSE, Mr William CHATMAN, to Olivia, daughter of Mr. John LEDDON.
April 27, 1883 Died On March 23rd, at Ridgeway Cottage, Ottery, St. Marys, England, Mr. Charles D. MAYNE, age 75 yrs. The deceased was grandfather of Mr. C. MAYNE of this town.
April 27, 1883 Sheep Killed It was only this weekwe were apprized of the killing of four sheep by dogs at Wild Cove, although it is nearly three weeks since it occurred. Those fine sheep were the property of Mr. Frank ROBERTS of the above place, and were, as it was thought, safely sheltered in the fold. But those starving hounds, with which the community is infested, effected an entrance through the doorway, making wholesale slaughter of the helpless sheep. This state of affairs is certainly vert trying.....
April 27, 1883 Vessels Arriving The following vessels have arrived from the seal fishery since last issue: Bellerophen, 138. British Queen, 135. Flamingo, 39. Welcome Home, 61. Pretoria, 41. Lily Dale, 37. Wild Wave, 37. Rosetta, 10. Porcupine, 220. Lady Blandford, 68. Queen of the North, 54. Turtle, 23. Mary Jane, 8. HWB, 5. L.P. Pond, 40. Isabel, 18.
April 27, 1883 Shark Captured A few days ago, three boys on their way back to school, and while crossing the Back Harbor Bridge, saw a very large shark in the water nearby. The youngsters, arming themselves with sticks, boldy made for the monster, and in a short but decisive encounter, sealed his fate. This being accompolished, they procured a slide and dogs to convey the carcass to their homes for further operations. On arriving there they deprived the body of the liver, which they rendered into oil, and when sold, returned them a shilling each. Of course the boys did not go to school that day, but returned home about 4 o'clock in the afternoon with a good supply of raisins, lickerish and tobacco, as the fruits of their heroic labors.
April 27, 1883 Perished on the Ice On the 23rd of Feb. two young Englishmen went out shooting birds off Pass Island. The weather was moderate and the ice moved off from the shore. Shortly afterward, the wind freshened and it blew very hard, working up a storm from the NE. Nothing has since been heard of the unfortunate young men who are supposed to have perished on the ice. - Mercury.


May 5, 1883 Notice To be sold by Public Auction, (under deed of Mortgage), on Wednesday, the 16th of May, 1883, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, on the premises at Herring Neck, all the right title and interest of John WAY, in and to certain land and premises with erections thereon, consisting of Dwelling House, Store, Stage, Flakes, &c, situated at Gut Arm, Herring Neck. Thomas PEYTON, Auctioneer.
May 5, 1883 For Sale A small craft, about 20 tons, one summer in use, very fast sailer &c., apply to Josiah MANUEL, Exploits. March 30.
May 5, 1883 Shipping News The Brig Faith, Capt STINCHCOMBE, the first direct vessel for the season, arrived here on Friday, 4th inst, from Cadiz, with a cargo of salt to Messrs W. WATERMAN & Co. The Faith made the passage out in 35 days. The schooner Bellerophen, HILLYARD Master, left here for the French Shore on a trading adventure, on Wednesday past. The schooner Bonny, LINFIELD Master, arrived from St. John's on Friday night to J.B. TOBIN, Esq. with a general cargo of merchantdise. The Bonny left St. John's on Wednesday morning. She reports the schooner Mary Parker to leave the following day.
May 5, 1883 Honesty We have been informed of another instance of the honesty of Twillingate boys. A little boy, Master Frank SACREY, while on his way from school on Friday, the 1st ult., picked up a shilling, which he immediately carried to his guardian for the purpose of finding the owner. We are instructed by the teacher that the owner of the lost coin may recover the same by calling at Mr. Henry NEWMAN's, North Side.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 1) A Tour up the Exploit’s Bay and River. Mr. Editor: Will you please permit me a small space in the columns of The Sun, for an exhibit of incidents, scenes, and labors - temporal and spiritual – that have come under my notice during a visit of between three and four weeks, made in Exploit’s Bay and River, in the months of February and March. On the evening of the 27th. of February, Mr. MANUEL, (Merchant), sent one of his men over to the Mission House, to inform me that he intended, on the next morning after breakfast, to start with his horse and sleigh, for a jaunt up Exploit’s Bay and River, and that if I had a mind to start also, he would “give me a lift”. The proposition being at once accepted with compliments and thanks, accordingly, the next morning, after breakfast, Edward CLANCE, our attendant that day, came over to say that the horse and sleigh were ready and waiting; whereupon, after the usual salutations and adieus to the youngsters, etc., and with coats, valise, carpet bag, mogassins, buskins, rackets, and seal skin boots in hand, we proceeded across the harbor in the direction of the arrested sleigh. On reaching it, we were accosted with audible sounds of impatience by the Merchant and his steed. On quietly remarking to him that I did not know before such an irritable feature inherited his nature, CLANCE and I jumped into the sleigh, and off we started at full speed, in perfect harmony.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 2) The morning was very fine, the sky clear and almost cloudless, although the atmosphere was impregnated with intense frost, and a keen breeze was blowing from the West by North. The ice on the Bay was slippery, and for the most part in good condition, except about Shimmy Island, in Duck Island Tickle, where it was said to be thin and insecure; Mr. WINSOR’s horse having put his foot through it the day before. After getting out of the Tickle, we were confronted with a vast extent of bay made ice, which, while bounded on the West by the mainland, was apparently boundless on the South and East, and intersected by a number of islands. The long distance that now lay before us, and which was only shortened by the hourly movement of the horse’s feet, presented the appearance of a vast dreary waste, with no sign whatever of any human life, and only momentarily relieved by the casual footprints of an errant fox or rabbit, whose native instinct led it back to some well known retreat in the neighboring woods. After a run on the bay of about half an hour, we were somewhat abruptly stopped by a rent in the ice, of from two or three feet wide, covered only by a thin layer, which had been recently formed, and which was easily perforated at a poke with my staff. The rent terminated on the West at Muddy Hole Point, but toward the East, for aught we knew, it extended ad infinitum. A casual remark having been thrown from the lips of our skipper, and supported by CLANCE, to the effect that, “come when you may in the winter season, there was always a rent in the ice here”, we all got out of the sleigh, and after attempting in vain, in several places, to leap the briny ditch, as a dernier resort, we were compelled to drive for the shore, where we rounded of our difficulty, and proceeded on our way.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 3) About a mile from Great Grego, which is more gigantic in his lofty proportions than the rest of his rocky neighbors, and which is distant from the Harbor about nine nautical miles, we met a horse and coach, containing two well known friends whom we were glad to see, viz: - our skipper’s brother and his brother’s brother-in-law. After a few words of salutation, etc., and an expression of regret on their part that we had not been a little farther advanced on our journey; (for they had not long since emerged from a neighboring recess in which they had made a fire, boiled the kettle, and satisfied the cravings of a good appetite), we parted as we had met, in good friendship, each pursuing an opposite direction. Proceeding through Grego and winter Tickles, we purposed to call at Gober’s Harbor, but eventually shunned it owing to the length of its indraft, and a want of more time; consequently, we did not stop – excepting once, under a lee shore, to warm ourselves by means of a little brachial exercise in the sun. – until we reached Point Of The Bay. After giving the horse some oats and water, our skipper, by an intuitive instinct, peculiar to his own sensitive nature, left the landwash, proceeded about one hundred yards up a side path, and without inquiry – for there was no human being to be seen – bent his back, and entered the tilt of Henry STRIDE, - the very tilt we had purposed to enter! CLANCE, who had stumbled about a good deal, stretched his neck and peered through the trees and bushes in the hope of finding one of those snow capped dog mounds, could not refrain from expressing his satisfaction at the extraordinary success of his master.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 4) Here we were cordially welcomed by the inmates – were provided with seats drawn near the stove, under whose grateful influence, while dinner was being prepared, we thawed our whiskers, warmed our chilled limbs, and maintained a mutual chat upon the events and experiences of the past three months. All the men were hard at work at the sawpits in the woods, save one – John BULL (BALL) who, with his boy, two dogs, and a slide, had thus emerged therefrom with a load of lumber. It is no harm to say that the man and this almost proper cognomen very much resemble each other. The contour of his physique is short and thickly set, his muscles are strong and developed by the unflinching labor of well nigh forty consecutive winters in the woods of Exploit’s Bay and River. His facial features are hardy and bronzed, and his voice is as sonorous as the voice of Stentus. His benevolent nature is as strong as his physical organism. After engaging in prayer, and leaving an appointment to be filled up in about a fort-night, on my return journey, we started away for Mr. Luke MANUEL’s, at Northern Arm, which, included a call at High Point, a cup of tea, and a congratulatory conversation with Thomas LANGDON, we reached in the evening twilight. Here we found, on the blocks in the dock, a schooner of about fifty-five tons, in course of construction, and the builders and sawyers in the act of leaving the scene of labor, having knocked off for the day.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 5) This was my home for the ensuing eight days, during which, there is no need to say anything with regard to its free hearted hospitality and its unassumed aspect of comfort. My experiences during the past three years, are a sufficient guarantee for the assertion that a preacher of the Gospel always finds a welcome, within this God honored retreat. Next morning, after bidding adieu to Mr. MANUEL and his man, who started away for places yet distant, up the river, a visit was made to the home of the late Mr. Edward EVANS, who died at Twillingate, last August, and who was interred in the Cemetery connected with the Methodist Church, South Side. The young men, his sons five in number, a son-in-law, and a deaf mute, were lumbering about six miles in the country, and had been, for the most part, during the winter.Among their experiences of muscular energy, which they, a few days afterwards related in the evening twilight, even while some of the youngsters were asserting their authority over the floor, and others drawing a living interest from the Maternal Bank. They referred to one in particular, in relation to a large spruce tree, in the cutting down of which, three of them had been employed five hours and a half. Its trunk, as they said, was the largest they had ever seen in the country, which, when cut up, would be very useful as timbers in the body frame of a new schooner.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 6) In the afternoon, walking on the ice being good, a visit was made to Mr. John DALTON’s Dock, at Killick Island, where a schooner of about forty tons is being constructed, under the superintendence of his brother, Mr. Matthew DALTON. Here are four tilts, in one of which dwells his venerable father, the other two being occupied by the workmen. My first salute on entering the Dock, unobserved, was to the master himself, unnecessarily telling him to “Draw the line straight” – he was then pencilling a piece of timber. Happily, the men, women and children, were in good health, and had been, with but little exception, during the winter. A visit being made to each of these tilts, for the purpose of reading the Scriptures and prayer, and tea being over, my steps were at once bent back to Northern Arm in time to conduct Divine Service, according to pre-arrangements. During my stay here of eight days, eight preaching services were conducted, besides prayer and class meetings. Thirty-two families were visited, in reaching which, a distance of forty-two miles were tramped, chiefly on rackets, and to eight children, the Sacrament of Baptism was administered. By several of the Brethren – Messrs. Luke MANUEL, and Wm. EVANS at Northern Arm, and Messrs. Matthew DALTON, Jr., and M. DALTON, Sr., at Killick Island, the services, week day and Sabbath, have been regularly conducted, during the winter, under whose instrumentality, several have been converted to God, and are now meeting in class.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 7) One of my visits here was incidentally marked by a very affecting scene. At Ship Cove, Peter’s Arm, on entering a tilt, I found a man whom age and disease had reduced to a mere skeleton, who was blind, and almost deaf, and whose latent fire was well nigh extinguished, bent low on his knees, between the wall and the stove, with the raised oven for his canopy, in the attitude of prayer. He was most piteously pleading with the Lord to prepare him for, and take him to, the Better Land. I was told that this, during the winter, had been his daily practice, when he was able to get up out of bed. About two years ago, Richard JURE lost his eyesight, under which affliction he became alarmed at his long life of sin and impenitence, sought the Lord sincerely, and experienced the joy of His salvation. About a year ago, while a little boy was leading him along a slide path through the woods, I met him, when, after a little conversation, he said with many tears, “I don’t know much, but I know the Lord has pardoned all my sins.” Since my return from the Bay, his death has been announced, and we have every reason to believe he has gone to that Better Land, for which he pleaded with God, through Christ, so earnestly and often, under the back part of the stove.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 8) My next remove, was from Northern Arm to Kite Cove, where seven, very comfortable days and nights were spent, under the roof of Mr. John DALTON. At Kite Cove and Burnt Arm, between which, over a neck of land, is a distance of about half a mile, eight schooners, of medium and small size are in course of construction: viz. – four at Burnt Arm, by Mr. Frederick JURE, whose combined cubical measure will reach about one hundred tons; two at Kite Cove, by Mr. John DALTON, which, including a third at Killick Island, will measure about one hundred and thirty five tons; and another by Mr. John MANUEL and sons, about eighteen tons. Here we greeted a number of our Harbor men, who with their families, had settled for the winter, amid the recesses of the woods, for the purposes of lumbering and schooner building, among whom were Mr. George MANUEL and his family, under whose superintendence, the largest of Mr. John DALTON’s schooners is being built. Here were held eight preaching services, most of which being followed by a prayer meeting or class. From first to last, though the walking was difficult and heavy, the attendance was remarkably good. On the Sunday morning, the weather being fine, although a large quantity of recently fallen snow lay on the ground, and a distance had to be tramped, to and fro, which cost nearly two hours of hard labor, the pride of my heart for the Sabbath, obstinately revolted against the use of coarse week-day pants, buskins, moccasins, and rackets, consequently, it compelled me to don a pair of West of England drap fin, and a pair of Canadian rubber gaiters, but I must confess that long before the journey was ended, the pride of my heart most humbly submitted to the powerful acquisitions of my joints and muscles, and to the effusions of perspiration that were sent to the surface of my flesh, and resolved never again, wittingly, to usurp such absolute authority over the inferior members that have to do the drudgery.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 9) Thirty-two visits were made among the tilts and dwelling houses, twenty-two miles were traveled, chiefly on rackets, and three children were baptized. Here, as at Northern Arm and Killick Island, the usual services have been systematically maintained by several of the Brethren – Messrs. Percival and Solomon MANUEL at Kite Cove, and Mr. Frederick JURE at Burnt Arm. It would simply be impossible to sustain the work of this large circuit with anything like system and regularity, if it were not happily for the fact that a number of the Lord’s people have become prophets. May the Lord increase the number and kind! My next jaunt was from Kite Cove to Philip’s Head, to which place, on account of the snow being very wet and heavy for racket-walking, and yet not too deep for the horse to walk through, I was kindly driven by Mr. John DALTON. Here reside, within a distance of about a mile from each other, three families. In one of them the Rite of Baptism was administered, in the other two we read the Scriptures and prayed, giving them all an invitation to attend the service which was arranged to be held at the Point of The Bay in the evening. Accompanied by William MARCH, we set out leisurely for the Point, keeping close to the shore. That part of the day, which was beautifully fine and mild, (although a heavy storm of snow and wind came on in the evening), and that jaunt, occupying about one hour and a half, just constituted the cream of my tramping excursions. In the evening, Divine Service was held in the tilt of Henry STRIDE, at which were present a number from the Head, in addition to the occupants of the surrounding tilts. That service was truly felt to be a means of Grace, and the prayers that were afterward offered, strongly attested the presence and benediction of God.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 10) A large quantity of snow, which fell during the night, considerably increased the difficulty of traveling the next day. With two men, however, Henry and Abel STRIDE, who volunteered their company, we started across the Bay for Sparble Cove, which, after a tramp on our rackets of one hour and a half, we reached about mid-day. A strong breeze blowing from the West with intense frost occasionally enveloped us in a cloud of snowdrift and threatened our ears with harm, if not protected. Feeling conscious of this fact, I said to our friend Abel, who was going on gallio like, caring for none of these things, “Won’t your ears freeze?” “No sir”, said he, “My ears are frost proof; They never freeze”! Here we found, cozily embosomed in the adjacent woods, five tilts, occupied by our own people, who were engaged in cutting, scantling and sawing board. We directed our steps to the tilts of our friends, Francis LUFF and family, who acted the Good Samaritan for us two years ago. A call on a near neighbor of ours, George LACEY and family, and a further racket tramp to Robert PORTER’s completed the day’s work.Here, at 11 o’clock, A.M., Sunday, Divine Service was held. This capacious house proved to be beautiful for the situation, being fortuitously located about midway between the tilts of Sparble Cove and those of Brown’s Arm. In it, many Services have been conducted during the winter. In the afternoon, it was my happy lot to visit the worthy veterans of the Arm, who for three winters in succession, with but a few exceptions, have lived and labored, taught and prayed together, as in mutual confederacy.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 11) We took for our text Job’s sublime confession and life long resolve, - “My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go, my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.” Job xxvii, 6. Although the discourse was entirely unwritten, and indeed, for want of time, unpremeditated, I never spoke with greater freedom and happiness in my life! {Nibil perniciousius est quam adulatio, sui ipsiur adulato praesortim.} The Spirit of the Lord helped our infirmities, and rested upon us as truly and vitally as the atmosphere with which we were surrounded. In the evening was held a third service, which was followed by a prayer meeting. Here, during the winter, with the utmost fidelity and regularity, the ordinary means of grace have been conducted by Messrs. Simon MANUEL, John ROWSALL, and John FRAMPTON. Here reside twelve families, most of whom, at Sparble Cove, and Point of the Bay, are engaged in lumbering, except Mr. Simon MANUEL, who is building a schooner about thirty five tons. On Monday, accompanied by Mr. Robert PORTER, a further trip on rackets was made to Laird’s Arm and Scissor’s Cove, at each of which places, the work of schooner building was vigorously carried on. One, about twenty tons, by William SNOW and son, and the other, about thirty-five tons, by William CHALK and sons. At Burley Cove, another schooner was in course of construction, by Mr. BULLION of Twillingate. Half a dozen pastoral visits, one Baptism, two preaching services, - one at Scissors Cove and the other at Laird’s Arm, - brought this day’s work to a close. On the next morning, after performing a marriage ceremony, and making a visit to two other tilts, we left Laird’s Arm for John PORTER’s, Brown’s Arm, and Sparble Cove, where in the evening, Divine Service was conducted. My jaunts to and from these adjacent places, lasted until Friday morning, and involved a distance of twenty-six miles, the visitation of thirty-six families, nine preaching services, with prayer and class meetings, and six Baptisms. – Signed: J.P.
May 5, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 12) On Friday morning, in company with Messrs. Simon MANUEL and Robert PORTER, we left Brown’s Arm for Gober’s Harbor. The first part of the journey was characterized by good firm walking, but on approaching the North side of the Bay, and within about three miles of Gober’s Harbor, we were impeded by a thin stratum of ice, under which lay from three to six inches of fresh water. This inflicted considerable damage on our boots, and put an extra hour of labor upon the length of our tramp. Here reside, in four tilts, five families, who belong to Black Island, and who have hibernated for the purpose of lumbering and boat building. It is needless to say they were pleased to see us. The short time during which we stayed here was marked by the reception, as well as by the giving of Christian instruction and admonition. Soon after we had entered the tilt of Moses PELLY, the old gentleman, his father, George PELLY, came in from the woods for his mid-day meal. This was the first of which he had partaken that day, his only reason, as he told us, being the remembrance of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. That man, who is about half way through his ninth decade said, “My Savior suffered death upon the Cross for me, and it would seem strange if I could not fast for a little time, on this memorable day – Good Friday – for him!” A further conversation with him, revealed the fact, that beyond a dose of salts, he had never to his knowledge, taken any medicine, that beyond having the measles, he had never been ill, that he was then enjoying good health, and that under the most blessed assurances, he was prayerfully waiting his Master’s Call. Early in the afternoon, a service commemorative of the crucifixion of our Lord, was conducted in the tilt of Charles STRIDE.

May 11, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 13) "About three o’clock, P.M., accompanied by William PORTER, and a son of James SNOW, who were furnished with skates, two dogs and a slide, we started for Lawrence’s Hole, a distance of six long miles, which we reached just after sun down. On account of the same impediment with regard to the ice, of which we have already spoken, our movements to, and through, Winter Tickles, were almost doubly retarded. We must not, however, omit to mention the manner in which we went up the Route. This is a little over a mile long, and was covered with a good, glacial coat of mail, smooth and polished. William, on seeing this, said to the boy, ""Untackle those dogs”. Then putting on his skates, and fitting his hands to the horns of the slide, said to me, “Now sir, get on!” Few steeds in Terra Nova or the States, Go faster than did William on his skates! Several minutes sufficed to put us to the extreme end of the Route, and a further tramp over a small neck of land, led us into Laurence’s Hole. Hither, late in the fall, ten families found their way, of which six or seven have been engaged in lumbering, and the rest in the construction of a schooner. This under the management of Wm. SCEVIOUR is being built for Mr. WINSER. Here a second service for the day was conducted, selecting for our text John xix, 1 – 4. The small tilt was very much crowded."
May 11, 1883 A Tour up Exploit's Bay and River (Part 14) "Next morning, (after performing the rite of Baptism), with two dogs, a slide, and three men, we started for Exploit’s Harbor. The distance, by a straight line, is only eight miles, but owing to the broken state of the ice, and the discovery of a large chasm that lay in the course we had for some time taken, we were compelled to retrace our steps, and not until after six hours of laborious traveling, sometimes nearly up to our knees in water, that lay between the main body of ice and the upper crust, did we reach the end of our journey. A synopsis of the whole tour may be thus given: - Time: twenty-five days, Distance traveled: 141 miles, Pastoral visits: 121, - with prayer in each case, and frequent reading of the Scriptures, Services with sermon: 27, Baptisms administered: 19, one Marriage. Number of schooners being built (including three in the Harbor – one by Mr. MANUEL, one by Mr. WINSER, and one by Mr. Daniel RIDEOUT), 18, whose combined cubical capacity will measure about 640 tons. Signed, J.P., Exploit’s, April 26th. 1883. [Transcriber’s note: I think this is Rev. J. PARKINS who was a Methodist Minister at Exploits in 1881, 1882, and 1883. - Gw]"
May 11, 1883 Wreck Dear Sir: Would you please be so kind as to insert a few lines in your valuable paper relating to the loss of a schooner called the "Susan D., recently belonging to Mr. SILLARS, but was sold to William James NIPPARD of Seldom-Come-Bye, by Patrick LAREY of Messrs. Duders firm at Fogo, paying half in value of said schooner last fall. The NIPPARD's went to Fogo this spring with a load of firewood, and coming back while beating in Stag Harbor Tickle the vessel mis-stayed and went ashore; all hands left her. Next morning two boys went on board, put out an anchor and got her off, but the anchor having no stock it would not hold her and she went ashore for the second time. There being no heavy sea at the time the vessel was not damaged. The NIPPARD's were away at the time, and on coming back, they cut away the masts and made a total wreck of the vessel. There were several persons who would have bought her but the NIPPARD's preferred having a wreck. They cut boughs and put in her hold which they set on fire and burnt her. I think our Fogo friends should be more careful in selecting persons to take charge of life and property. Yours truly, A Looker on.
May 11, 1883 Accidents Just before going to press we have received information of two melancholy accidents, which occurred during the heavy snowstorm of Wednesday last. A boat belonging to Mr. ASHBURN of the Arm, left here on the morning of that day for the purpose of going in the Bay for a cargo of wood. She was overtaken by the storm, and sad to relate, one of the crew, Mr RICHARD BURTON of the Arm, was knocked over board by the main boom and was drowned. A little girl by the name of ADAMS, lost her life at Friday's Bay on that day. From what we have gathered it appears that the mother of the little girl left her home for a neighbor's house, to inquire for her husband who left for the Bay that morning. It is thought that the child followed her, and when crossing a part of the road which leads along by a cliff the little one was blown over in the water and drowned. We have also received information of the loss of the schooner "Annie Jane" during the same storm. The Annie Jane, Joseph CARLEY, master, was bound to this port from the Bay with a cargo of lumber. About 7 o'clock in the evening it being very thick at that time, she ran into Webber's Bight, Tizzards Harbor, and became a total wreck. The crew with little difficulty succeeded in reaching the shore. The cargo and vessels gear were all saved, the men of Moreton's and Tizzards Harbours giving the crew every assistance.
May 11, 1883 Arrivals The schooner Jewel, John LOCKE master, arrived at Messrs W. WATERMAN & Co., on Friday last, having onboard 120 seals. The Jewel sailed from the Horse Islands on the 22nd of March. The schooner Lucy, Philip FREEMAN master, arrived to Messrs Owen and Earl on Sunday last, with 94 seals.
May 11, 1883 Mr. Phillip HICKS The remains of Mr. Phillip HICKS of Merritt's Harbor, were conveyed thither on Sataurday last, from North West Arm, New Bay, where he had been engaged sawing lumber during the winter. The deceased was but a short time sick, and it is thought died of brain fever. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their irreparable loss. His remains were interred in the Wesleyan burying ground at Merritt's Harbor on Sunday last. The bereaved relatives and friends have our deepest sympathy.
May 11, 1883 Married On March 22nd, by the Rev. W. SALMON, B.B., Congregational Church, Toronto, Mr. W. C. MOTT, compositer, Toronto, to Annie M. WINTON, only daughter of Mr. Robert WINTON, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
May 11, 1883 Deaths On the 26th, at 1.30 p.m. after a long illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Devine will, John DELANEY, Esquire, Postmaster General, aged 72 yrs.
May 11, 1883 Deaths At Tilton Harbor, Fogo Island, Notre Dame Bay, on the 24th March, Bridget, the beloved wife of Mr. Patrick DWYER, aged 85 yrs.
May 11, 1883 Deaths On the 7th March, at little Fogo Island, Mrs Johanna BURKE, aged 80 yrs, much and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends.
May 11, 1883 Passengers The Coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, arrived here with mails and Passengers on Wednesday last. The Plover is expected back from the North today. Passengers: Old Perlican: Mrs HOWARD. Catalina: Messrs. McCORMACK, ROPER, MIFFLIN, and Mrs BROWN. King's Cove: Mrs KINSILLA. Greenspond: Messrs TREADWELL, (2), TURNER, A. SCOTT, and Sergant SULLIVAN. Fogo: Mrs T. DUDER, Mr and Mrs Charles EARLE, and Mr DWYER. Twillingate: Rev. F.R. DUFFILL, Miss STUCKLESS, and Messrs TEMPLETON and THOMPSON. Little Bay: Messrs BARTLETT and GILFOY. Bett's Cove: Mr. SPRIG. Tilt Cove: Mr. PEACH, 30 in steerage. From Catalina to Fogo: Mr. ROUSE. From Fogo to Tilt Cove: Rev. C. MEEK and Mrs MEEK. From Twillingate to Tilt Cove: Mrs Wm. BAIRD.
May 11, 1883 Accident Minnie Tobin On Monday last, the above vessel was "hove down" at Purcell's Harbor for the purpose of effecting some repairs on her keel. The job had been completed and the men were about to right the vessell, when suddenly, she passed her bearing and fell down with a crash, some of the rigging coming into contact with the wharf at which she was lying, breaking the foremast head and the mainmast about twelve feet from the deck. The swell that was running at the time is thought to be the cause of the accident. The vessel was righted and freed of her cargo of water next day, and the necessary repairs are vigorously pushed forward.

May 18, 1883 Vessel Upset The schr. "Four Brothers" Robert BOYD, master, was upset by a squall of wind, on Monday night last, while tacking near Matthews Island. The Four Brothers left here in the afternoon of the above day for Tizzard's Harbor, but it being calm until after night-fall, she did not make much headway. About ten o'clock, however, a good breeze was blowing and the vessel making good progress, when a sudden squall of wind upset her. Two of the crew were precipitated into the water; the remainder held to the vessel. One of the men, the master's son, narrowly escaped drowing, being covered with the foresail of the vessel, and when extricated from his perilous position was quite insensible. The other managed to grasp the mainboom, which he held until rescued by his shipmates. The cause of the disaster is attributed to the vessel having no ballast on board. She was subsequently towed into Manuel's Cove, for the purpose of freeing her & c.
May 18, 1883 Seal Fishery The following statictics taken from the St. John's Times, show the number of seals brought in by the respective steamers and vessels the past spring. … The benefits that are derived by the crews of the steamers for capturing such large cargos of seals are scarcely worth the exposure and hardships to which they are subjected in prosecuting the hazardous enterprise. For example one of the steamers, the past spring, brought in a cargo equal in weight to 35 or 40 thousand seals, and the crew did not share more than £8 or £9 per man. ... We have before us returns of the numbers of seals carried into St. John's for the years 1837 to 1870 and we find that on the average the catch of seals was as large, if not larger, before the introduction of steamers, than it has been since.... In 1843, we observe that 494,139 seals were taken in to port at St. John's by sailing vessels. ...

May 25, 1883 Holiday in Holyrood The railway has opened for traffic again and immense quantities of freight are shipped daily for Holyrood and its neighborhood. Excursions are of daily occurrence and will continue to be announced as the summer goes on. A big time is anticipated on her Majesty's birthday, which I expect will be a general holiday as it is rumoured that business will be suspended on that day. The round trip to Holyrood and back will be $1.50. There is no place in the world where a better time can be engaged than Holyrood. The air is good, the scenery is all that can be desired, and the forest trout abound in the neighboring lakes. Young men who are constructed more on the Oscar Wild plan will find the young ladies charming, with well moulded forms, ruddy cheeks and eyes of heaven's own peacock blue. A good dinner can be obtained at Mr. VEITCH's, and what more than all these could the most fastidious desire. Any young man who is not good at angling can buy all the trout he wants, and the place offers peculiar facilities for lying about the size of your catch. So I would advise them to go to Holyrood when they are about to take a holiday. Yours Truly, RANDOM REX
May 25, 1883 Railway Accident We regret to record a sad fatal accident which took place on the Railway line yesterday afternoon, as the train was returning from Topsail and passing near Mr. WITHERS' residence. Two little girls, it appears, were sauntering along the road, one of whom named READY, a child ten or eleven years old, was afflicted with deafness. Her companion who heard the noise of the train got well out of its way; but poor little READY who could not hear, and only saw the danger when the train was quite near, tried in her alarm to cross the road, and unfortunately was struck by the cow-catcher and pitched aside with an arm and a leg quite broken. She was taken into town to Dr. SHEA's as speedily as possible, and having received medical aid, was then carried to the house in a state of unconsciousness, to the house of her father, Mr. Nicholas READY, blacksmith, near the Military Road. It is most probable that her brain had suffered severely from the violence of the shock, for she died after lingering more than an hour. She was an only daughter, and her father and mother, as may well be supposed are plunged into the deepest grief.
May 25, 1883 Arrival of the Endurance The schooner Endurance, John HAGGETT master, of Leading Tickles, arrived from the ice to W. Waterman & Co., on Monday last with 150 seals.


June 15, 1883 Loss of Life I am sorry to have to record a sad accident and loss of life which took place here yesterday afternoon. The schooner Olivia, owned by N. RABBITS, Esq,. who was on board; and commanded by James LACEY, while on her way from Brigus to Bareneed yesterday afternoon, and when rounding Burnt Head, lost two men who were knocked overboard by the main boom. The drowned are Henry RICHARDS, of Salmon Cove, unmarried; and Joseph FRENCH, of Bay Roberts, who leaves a wife and seven children.
June 15, 1883 Fish The schooner "Alpine" Adolphus YATES, Master, belonging to Mr. Edmond MOORES, New Bay Head, put into port on Monday last. The Alpine had on board 50 qtles of fish and was bound North. She left on the following day.
June 15, 1883 Marriages At Ward's Harbor on the 18th of May, by the Rev. J. LISTER, Mr. Henry OAK of Ward's Harbor, to Miss Maria Ann TRAVERNE of Lushes Bight.
June 15, 1883 Marriages At Little Bay Islands, on the 25th of May, by the same, Mr. Esau CAMPBELL of Little Bay Islands, to Miss Louisa Jemima ROWSELL, of Hall's Bay.
June 15, 1883 Marriages At the same place, on the 30th of May, by the same, Mr. Matthew HYNES, of Little Bay Islands, to Miss Hannah COBB of Change Islands.
June 15, 1883 Marriages On the 2nd May, 1883, by the Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. Ambrose KING, of Western Bay, to Miss Mary Ann CRUMMY of same place.
June 15, 1883 Marriages On the 4th May, by the same, Mr. Edward ROSE, of Western Bay, to Miss Mary PARSONS, of Ochre Pit Cove.
June 15, 1883 Marriages On the 6th May, by the same, Mr. Absolom SILLERS, to Miss Johanna DELANEY, both of Western Bay.
June 15, 1883 Marriages On the 21st May, by the same, Mr. Thomas DIAMOND, of Adams Cove, to Miss Mary Ann DAVIS, of Fresh Water.
June 15, 1883 Marriages On the 25th May, by the same, Mr. Thomas GILLINGHAM of Ochre Pit Cove, to Miss Delilah KENNEDY.
June 15, 1883 Died This morning, after a painful illness, Mr. John MOSS, a native of Blandford, Dorset, England and for 66 years a resident of this country, aged 83 years.
June 15, 1883 Accident at Labrador The Evening Telegram of the 8th inst. Says: The steamer Otter, Captain MAY from Natasquan, arrived at Quebec on the 29th ultimo, with a cargo of fish. Captain M. reports a frightful accident at Betchuan, a small village 20 miles below Point Esquimaux. On Monday, 21st., it appears that 14 men who had just returned from the seal fishery, were dividing two kegs of gun powder in one of their houses. One of them was smoking at the time, and it is supposed that a spark from the pipe fell among the powder and the result may be imagined!. The house was blown to atoms and two of the men were carried about 100 yards with the wreck. Seven of the party were most fearfully burnt on the face and hands but, strange to say, none were killed. It is expected that by skillfull treatment the wounded men will recover.

June 30, 1883 Obituary We learn from a Dominion Exchange that the venerable Ingham SUTCLIFFE, one of the fathers of Canadian Methodism, died from a stroke of apoplexy on the 2nd of April. He was a native of England and entered the Wesleyan ministry there in early manhood. He was sent in 1832 by the Missionary Committee to Upper Canada, and spent more than 50 useful years in the ministerial works in Canada, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He was one of the most distinguished ministers of the Maritime Provinces.
June 30, 1883 Deaths At Little Harbor, on Friday last, of consumption, Mr Thomas LOUIS, aged 20 years.
June 30, 1883 Deaths At North West Arm, on the 15th of May after suffering from paralysis, born with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Mr. William WELLS, aged 66 years. The deceased was a native of Twillingate and for the past 15 years was a resident of Three Arms Green Bay.
June 30, 1883 Deaths At Tilt Cove, on June 1st, after a lingering illness, Mr. William HOSKINS, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 71 years. For 25 yrs the deceased was a faithful employee in connection with Tilt Cove Mine, occupying the important position of Captain.
June 30, 1883 Accident to the Minnie Tobin The schooner Minnie Tobin, Jonathan BURT master, struck on the Black Rocks suituated between Fogo and Change Islands, on Monday last, causing considerable damage to her keel and stern post. The Minnie Tobin was returning home from Hare Bay, whither she had been on a fishing voyage when the accident occured. At the time of the disaster, the vessel was making good headway, but fortunately, with the aid of the swell, which was on at the time, she passed over the rock, else a total wreck would have been inevitable. The vessel made water freely and the crew were kept at the pumps until she reached port. The Minnie Tobin had on board 20 quintals of fish per man, at the time of the disaster.
June 30, 1883 Death at Cape Pine Not since the loss of the ill fated steamer Lion, have we had to record a more fatal and harrowing local accident than that which the Telegram acquaints us with today. By reference to our special dispatches the reader will observe that Cape Pine, the scene of many a terrible accident, involving the destruction of our hardy toilers of the sea, has just witnessed the sudden and altogether unexpected loss of a codseine skiff, with her entire crew of six able and active men. They were engaged in the pursuit of their honest, manly occupation when the sea broke over their tiny craft and they disappeared, to be no more seen on this side of the grave. The master, Mr. Henry John CURTIS alone escaped, after an almost superhuman struggle with the angry flood, which acted as if reluctant that even one should come forth to tell the heart rending tale. This accident is all the more melancholy, inasmuch as the greater number of the victims are closely related to one another, two being brothers, two cousins, and one a brother in law of Mr. Joseph CURTIS. One of the poor fellows, and the only one not related in some way to his companions in life and death, was Mr. Patrick MADDIGAN of this city. We deeply sympathise with the bereaved families and friends in this their hour of severest affliction and gloom. - Tuesday's Telegram.

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