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Notre Dame Bay Region
Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser
Jan 1887 - June 1887Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
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The records were transcribed by BEVERLY WARFORD and RON ST. CROIX, formatted by GEORGE WHITE in April 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|Jan 1, 1887||Marriage||In the North Side Methodist Church, last evening, by the Rev. J.W. VICKERS, Mr. Joseph ANSTEY to Miss Olivia CLARKE, both of Twillingate.
||Jan 1, 1887||Marriage||On the 24th December, by the Rev. G. BULLEN, George BULGIN to Emma WHELLOR, both of Farmer's Arm.
||Jan 1, 1887||Marriage||At. St. John's on the 20th December, in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist, by the Rev. A. HEYGATE, M.A., assisted by the Rev. R.S. HEYGATE, M.A. , James D. LOCKYER, Esq., J.P. of Herring Neck, to Ellen, second daughter of the later Peter CARTER, Esq., of Fogo.
||Jan 1, 1887||Marriage||At New Bay, on the 30th Nov., by the Rev. Mr. SWANE, Mrs. James HUSTINS to Miss Selina COX.
||Jan 1, 1887||Death||Of Diphtheria, on the 24th Dec., Mary Joseph, aged 4 years, and on the 29th, Stewart, aged 6 years, children of William A. and Bridget Francis HUNTER.
||Jan 1, 1887||Death||On the 22nd inst., at Bluff Head Cove, Barbara, daughter of Archibald and Harriet ROBERTS, aged 3 years.
||Jan 1, 1887||Ship News||Port of Little Bay - Entered - Nov 1 - Marion, MARTELL, 136 tons, Charlottetown, general cargo. Nov 2 - Suzerain, EVANS, 392 tons, Puerto, CABELLO, cargo ore. Dec 8 - Nushka, DAVIES, 418 tons, Puerto, Cabello, cargo ore. Dec 11- S.S. Foscotia, JONES, 1025 tons, Sydney, C.B., cargo ore. Dec 12 - Annie Stuart, OSBORNE, 93 tons, Gaildonia, C.B., cargo coal. Cleared - Nov 8 Marien, MARTELL, Cow Bay, C.B. Ballast. Dec 7 - Suzarain, EVANS, Liverpool, 630 tons, Copper ore. Loading - Dec 15 - S.S. Foscotia, JONES, Swansea, Copper ore. Dec 17 - ?Nashka, DAVIES, Copper ore Liverpool.
||Jan 1, 1887||Schooner||The schr. Sweepstake, Samuel YOUNG, master, sailed for St. John's yesterday morning with a cargo of fish for J. B. TOBIN, Esq.
||Jan 1, 1887||Carol Singing||On Christmas Eve last, the good old custom of carol singing was kept up, a few of the friends, mostly connected with the Church of England promenading the harbor shortly after midnight.
||Jan 1, 1887||Methodist Church||Watch night services were held in the Methodist Churches last night, being conducted by the Rev. Geo BULLEN on the South Side, and Rev. J.W. VICKERS on the North. They were both solemn and impressive.
||Jan 1, 1887||New Clergy||The St. John's Evening Mercury of the 21st Dec. says that the Rev. Mr. TOWER, Church of England minister, who arrived here by the S.S. Nova Septian on Friday last took passage in the S.S. Nimrod this morning for Greenspond, where he will fill the position of curate to the Rev. E. WEARY.
||Jan 1, 1887||R.C. Church||A recent number of the St.John's Times says, it is pleasing to note that on Sunday last the handsome sum of $1,976.00 was collected in the Roman Catholic Churches, in aid of the Christian Brothers who are engaged in the good work of educating the rising generation of "this Newfoundland of ours."
||Jan 1, 1887||Diphtheria||Four or five deaths from diphtheria have occurred of late in various parts of the community, and several other cases are said to exist. Care should be exercised, and the promiscuous mixing of children of families suffering from the disease with other families ought to be strictly avoided.
||Jan 1, 1887||Steamer Arrival||The steamer Hercules came here on Friday evening last. She brought the American mail and a few local papers and letters. This was the steamer's first trip North since being repaired and her appearance seemed familiar. She was in charge of Capt. CHRISTOPHER who was formerly second officer on board. The Hercules had a large quantity of freight for this and other ports North. She called here returning on Monday evening, and being rather stormy, remained until next morning, when she left for Fogo and St. John's.
||Jan 1, 1887||Hymeneal||Last evening James D. LOCKYER, Esq., J.P. of Herring Neck, had the inexpressible delight of leading to the altar Miss Eliza, second daughter of Peter CARTER; Esq. of Fogo The marriage ceremony was performed in the Cathedral of St. Johns, the Baptist, by the Rev. A. HEYGATE, M.A., assisted by the Rev. H.T. HEYGATE, M.A. The happy couple left last night for their home at Herring Neck, suitable passage accommodation having been provided for them on board the S.S. Nimrod. "May they live long and prosper!" - Evening Telegram, Dec 21.
||Jan 1, 1887||Mill at Point Limington||Well Done, Mr. PHILLIPS! It is gratifying to note, from the contents of Mr. PHILLIPS' lumber yard, adjoining the Campbell Tannery, how the lumbering industry of this country is coming to the front. In this place are stored immense quantities of lumber, including four million feet of board, together with plank and timber of various kinds, all the product of our "virgin forest" and dressed by Newfoundland workmen at the Point Limington Mills, Notre Dame Bay. Mr. PHILLIPS is a native of the colony - yes, of the district in which Point Limington is situated - and for that reason we have all the more pleasure in referring to his successful operations. - Telegram.
||Jan 1, 1887||Road Boards||Published by Authority - His Excellency the Governor, in Council has been pleased to appoint Messrs. C.M. DE QUETTVILLE, and George DICKS, in the place of Messrs. G. R. WHITE, resigned, and Wm. DICKS, left District, to be members of the Burgeo Road Board. Messrs. Charles CLINTON (Fox Cove), and Jesse THORNTON (Bay L'Argent), in the place of Messrs. Joseph LOADER, left the District and Wm. MILES, deceased, to be members of the Out Settlements, Road Board, Fortune Bay; and Messrs. George PARMITER, ( New Bay), Thomas ROWSELL, Uriah MARTIN and Thomas SILK, Leading Tickles to be members of the Church of England Board of Education at Exploits. - Secretary's Office, December 21st, 1886 - Gazette.
||Jan 1, 1887||Fishermen and Seaman's Home||The Fishermen and Seaman's Home was at 12 p.m. on Monday last opened at St. John's by His Excellency Governor DES VOEAX. When His Excellency, Lady DES VOEAX, and suite arrived, they were met at the door by Hon. A. W. HARVEY, M.L.G., the Chairman of the Committee, who invited them up stairs to look over the building, which consists of three stories and a basement. Ascending the handsome staircase, they were greeted by the strains of the National Anthem from a choir stationed on the landing. After inspecting the bedrooms, bath rooms and reading room, the Governor returned to the coffee room below, where a large number of the elite of St. John's was seated. His Excellency then delivered an admirable address which we regret we have not room for in today's issue. We shall have much pleasure next week in publishing it in extents. Hon A. W. HARVEY, on behalf of the committee, thanked His Excellency for his pleasing reference to them. He said it was but eighteen months since the building was commenced, and he anticipated it would have been finished long ere this, but unforeseen difficulties prevented its completion earlier in the season. A great deal of money was not expected be made this fall, but the building would be in good running order by spring. They had thought at first of getting a local man, who would naturally be a notice to run the institution at first, but after deep deliberation the committee decided on bringing a man from England, who had a large interest in similar institutions. Mr. JAMES came to them with good credentials and he felt assured that under his arrangement the "Home" would be successful. We have launched the ship, Mr. Harvey said, and we have got our captain and crew on board and I hope the vessel will safely tide over difficulties and enter port. We have also our stewards, who in a short time will serve you all with something from our stores.
||Jan 8, 1887||Birth||At St. John's, on the 20th inst., the wife of Hon. J.S. WINTER, Q.C., H.M. Attorney General, of a son.
||Jan 8, 1887||Marriage||On the 1st January be Rev. Geo.. BULLEN, Mr. George JENKINS, to Miss Selina HORWOOD, both of Durrell's Arm.
||Jan 8, 1887||Marriage||At the Parsonage, Morton's Harbor, on the evening of the 1st January, by the Rev. Mr. HATCHER, John OSMOND, son of Mr. Thomas OSMOND, of Morton's Harbor, to Mahala, daughter of Mr. Andrew LOCKE, of Tizzard's Harbor.
||Jan 8, 1887||Death||At Bonavista, on the 24th Dec. David Chesley, son of Dr. R.E. FORBES.
||Jan 8, 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate - Cleared - Jan 6 - Annie Stuart, OSBORN, Lisbon, 3,298 qtls. Codfish - W. WATERMAN & Co.
||Jan 8, 1887||Schooner||The English schooner, Annie Stuart, Capt. OSBORN, sailed for Lisbon on Thursday with a cargo of fish from the firm of Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co.
||Jan 8, 1887||Coastal Steamer||The steamer Plover made her appearance in port on Monday afternoon. She preceded as far as Tilt Cove and returned on her way to St. John's Thursday evening. Her detention here was a little longer than usual, having taken on board over 500 qtls of fish for Messrs. WATERMAN & Co. Passengers when leaving here were Messrs. Joseph STRONG, Mr. HACKER, Mrs. HACKER and child, and Miss SALTER. Messrs. J.H. EARLE, M. STONE, Titus LINDFIELD and LIND were passengers for Fogo. We understand that Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT and two children intend taking passage at Fogo, purposing to visit Scotland during the winter, and trust that the voyage across the Atlantic may be all that could be desired.
||Jan 8, 1887||School Inspector||In the Visitation of Inspection part of the Rev. Mr. PILOT's report, we are much pleased to note that the Back Harbor Church of England Day School, in charge of Miss Mary A BLACKLER, is so highly spoken of by the Superintendent. Miss BLACKLER is a young lady belonging to the p____ and, indeed, it is very creditable to her to bear such a reputation as a Teacher, as it must be gratifying to the people to know that the school has attained such a degree of proficiency. This is what the last report says: "Back Harbor. Present thirty - six out of forty - eight on the register. This by far the best school in the district - the teacher is competent and industrious, and the improvement in the scholars was decided and good. In the 4th Reader, reading was clear and expressive - the dictation was generally good, and arithmetic in simple and compound rules satisfactory. Order and discipline excellent."
||Jan 8, 1887||Mining at Betts Cove||Among the passengers per Plover for St. John's on Thursday last were Mr. and Mrs. HACKER from Little Bay, who were en route for Germany. Mr. H. has been nearly ten years in connection with the mining business of Betts Cove and Little Bay having charge of the machinist department. He takes to his native soil one of Terra Nova's fair daughters, being married to the daughter of J.C. DUDER, Esq., J.P. Subcollector of Little Bay. We wish them a safe and pleasant passage to the end of their journey.
||Jan 8, 1887||Coastal Steamer||Joseph STRONG, Esq., J.P. of Little Bay Island as also one of the passengers, intending to visit Florida, U.S.A. for the next two or three months. He takes with him our best wishes for a prosperous journey and a safe return.
||Jan 15, 1887||Caught at Last||Trinity, Jan 4, 1887 - two cases for breach of the License Act were heard yesterday before the Stipendiary Magistrate and Robert WHITE, Esq., J.P. Constable RUSSEL was the prosecutor, DOROTHY and POWER defendants. Two persons swore to having purchased spirits at Dorothy's and one at Power's. No defense was offered. They were fined twenty dollars each.
||Jan 15, 1887||Two Boys Drowned||St. John's, Jan 12 - Eight boys while skating on Quidi Vidi on Thursday, fell through the ice and two were drowned.
||Jan 15, 1887||Married||St. Peter's Church, on New Year's Day, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. Archibald YOUNG of the Point, to Miss Cordelia LITTLE.
||Jan 15, 1887||Married||At. St. Andrew's Church, on January 6t, by the same, Mr. William SNOW, of Durrell's Arm, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. George MINTY.
||Jan 15, 1887||Point Limington Mill||Lumber, Lumber, Lumber - Cheap to the Trade - To Lumber Merchants, Builders, Contractors and others: - I now offer for sale, at the very lowest wholesale prices, 2,500,000 feet pine lumber and clapboards; 1,500, 000 feet which is now in stock on tannery wharf east end of St. John's, under cover, balance at the mills, ready for shipment. I will sell 5000 M. or upwards, or any quality to the Trade. Will take orders for early shipments in Spring, in cargo lots, direct from my Mills, Point Limington, Notre Dame Bay, to any Port or Ports in Newfoundland. Send for Price List and particulars. J.W. PHILLIPS
||Jan 15, 1887||School Inspector||Parsonage, Twillingate, January 8, 1887 - My Dear Sir - I observe that in commenting upon the Report of the Church of England Inspector, and Back Harbor School in particular, that you have overlooked a very important circumstance. The Report is that which was presented to the House of Assembly last Session; therefore it is the Report for the year 1885. The Inspector did not visit at all the past year, and the Teacher at the time of his visit was Mr. G. B. LLOYD. Therefore it is not Miss BLACKLER the present teacher, who is spoken of, for Mr. PILOT has not seen since removing to Back Harbor School. And here, while thanking you for inserting the item copied from the Report, permit to add, that the Inspector's remarks have made of Miss BLACKLER's school, he would have had an equally good character to give as to behavior and discipline, possibly also of children's attainments; while in numbers he would have found the school double what it was in the later days of Mr. LLOYD's occupation, there being at the present moment about ninety on the register, which includes many girls who at the time of the Inspector's visit, preferred a female teacher and did not attend Back Harbor. I am, my dear sir, Yours very truly, Robert TEMPLE (Chairman)
||Jan 15, 1887||New Bay News||New Bay, Jan 3, 1887 - To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun - Dear Sir - Late in the summer the Government sent a bull to New Bay by Capt. A. ROBERTS, which was landed, kept in for a short time by Mr. W.B. MOORS, and then allowed to go at large. It wandered around the S. side of Cottles Cove, and after being there for a considerable time, one night disappeared. Some man, perhaps had a new maul, and wanting to know if it were good, tried it on the poor beast. It was struck a little too hand and fell. Well! Well! What a pity! But never mind, I'll make a good job of it and so he bled the bull and soon after found the animal dead. Then he examined the beast, and finding it in good order, thought what a good dish it would make for the cold, frosty winter; so he stored up enough for his use, and sold the rest to some place farther "North". But Sir, is it right thus to appropriate public property? No; and the general public look on it as a crime that ought to be punished with the utmost rigor of the law. Why should any one man be allowed to insult the population of a place and violate the laws of the country in such a manner? The people are indignant, and the general cry is that government should search the matter out and punish the perpetrator to the full extent of the law. If this is not done, sir, no animal sent by government will be safe, as some man will think he has sole right to it and will lay it by for his own consumption. Hoping that the law will take the matter in hand and send proper authority to investigate the case, and thanking you dear Mr. Editor for space in your columns. I remain yours truly, A. Resident.
||Jan 15, 1887||Coastal Steamer||The Plover arrived in St. John's from the North on Saturday evening last. We understand that she was to have left again on Thursday for the Northern ports of call.
||Jan 15, 1887||Disaster||While a number of boys were skating on Quidi Vidi lake, St. John's on Old Christmas Day, eight fell through the ice and two of them were drowned.
||Jan 15, 1887||Local||The Twillingate Branch of C.E.T.S. will hold their first Social Meeting in St. Peter's School, on Thursday, 20th January, to begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission free to members and friends, by the Lower Door.
||Jan 15, 1887||Back Harbor School||We made a mistake last week in according to Miss BLACKLER the credit given Back Harbor School in the Report of 1885, which had only just to hand. Mr. G. B. LLOYD having, at the time of the Inspector's visit, been in charge of the school, which Miss BLACKLER, the present Teacher, wishes us to inform the public. Nevertheless we believe we are safe in saying that the Back Harbor School now is in as creditable condition as when the Inspector last visited it, while the number in attendance is much larger.
||Jan 15, 1887||Liquor traffic||A special dispatch from Trinity informs us that two persons were recently fined twenty dollars, respectively, for selling spirits. Local opinion being in force there. It is well to know that vigilance is being manifested on the part of the authorities of that community for the suppression of the liquor traffic, and if there was a little more of it displayed in the various settlements where the Law has been carried by overwhelming majorities, we should more frequently hear of such cases coming before the respective Magistrates to be dealt with similarly. Instances have been known not long since of different individuals being in public places under the influence of liquor. This was so we understand on New Year's Eve, and still it does not appear to be sold anywhere.
||Jan 15, 1887||Church News||The friends of the Rev. Geo. NOBLE, who left our shores for South Africa over eighteen months ago, will be pleased to learn that his health, which at one time was almost despaired of, is somewhat improving, and that he is actively toiling for the Master in the sunny plains of that distant land, as may be seen from the following item which appeared in a paper published in one of the villages there, and for which we are indebted to a valuable contributor "A bazaar is to be held in the Masonic Hall, Greyton, the Wednesday and Thursday preceding Christmas, in aid of repairs and alterations to the Wesleyan chapel. Great preparations are being made by the ladies for the event, and I trust it will be a success. The Wesleyan minister here, the Rev. Geo. NOBLE has become very popular since he has been amongst us, and it is hoped the conference will see its way to stationing him permanently in this village."
||Jan 22, 1887||Married||At Harbor Grace, on New Year's Day, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. J. THOMPSON, assisted by the Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Mr. H.J. WATTS to Fannie, eldest daughter of Mr. John ? STRATIE.
||Jan 22, 1887||Died||At Wild Cove on the 15th inst. Mary, relict of the late Thomas PRIDE, age 76 years.
||Jan 22, 1887||Died||On the 15th inst., at Little Harbor, Walter John, son of Solomon and the late Mary WARR, aged 16 years.
||Jan 22, 1887||Weather||The weather the past week has been fine and bracing. King Frost has supplied a bridge across the harbor which many find very convenient. At present there are indications of mildness with wind South West.
||Jan 22, 1887||Death||We learn that a Funeral Sermon will be preached in St. Peter's Church tomorrow, Sunday evening at the usual hour, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. for Mrs. Thomas PRIDE, an old and respective inhabitant, whose remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon last. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of the place being 73 years of age.
||Jan 22, 1887||The steamer Plover arrived at the entrance of the harbor on Wednesday and the mails were sent ashore on the ice. The Captain did not venture to get further on the route, which might safely have been done, as the favorable winds ever since have kept the coast clear of ice. We regret this very much, in the interest of our friends across the Bay, who will consequently have to wait such an outrageously long time without being able to forward correspondence South.
||Jan 22, 1887||Church News||A special dispatch to the St. John's Evening Telegram, from Bonavista, dated January 5th says: - Last night, while the Orange Hall was packed to its utmost capacity, by an audience religiously enthused and listening intently to Salvation Army ________ preaching, an ignorant person, disguised as a mummer, approached the door, and called in a loud voice - "Fire". The result was a most unfortunate stampede by all present. The injuries are numerous and serious, limbs having been broken, teeth knocked out and clothing lost and torn. Many elderly persons suffer much and effects may be prolonged illness. Had the building been galleried, fatal results would certainly have to be recorded. The party responsible is at large and unknown.
||Jan 22, 1887||Fire||This morning at five o'clock, a fire broke out in one of Mr. J.T. NEVILLE's farm houses near Waterford Bridge, and as there were no means at hand to cope with the flames, the stables and barns were reduced to ashes in a short time. The dwelling house escaped destruction, and that was alone due to the direction in which the wind blew. The farming buildings were situated north of the residence, and the southeast wind wafted the flames and embers away from it and so it was saved from the common ruin. The gale of wind and snow had commenced but an hour previously, and when the fire gained the mastery it must have raged with terrific fury. Four horses, it is stated, a large quantity of farming produce were consumed, but the cows were saved. The property was covered by three hundred pounds of insurance. - Evening Telegram, 15.
||Jan 22, 1887||Grand Opening||A grand opening - The new Methodist College was formally opened on Wednesday afternoon in presence of the Representative of Majesty, and a very large number of citizens of all classes and creeds. Speeches were delivered by his Excellency the Governor, Rev. Dr. MILLIGAN, Rev. Mr. BOYD, Hon. Judge PINSENT, D.D.L., and other gentlemen interested in the education of the youth of this sea-girt isle. The President of the Conference (Rev. Mr. BOYD) in the course of his remarks, paid the following pleasing encomium to the builders - Messrs. HORDER & HALLEREN: - "The contractors, sons of Newfoundland, here, according to our idea, fully carried out their contract, and we shall have great pleasure later on in the evening, in presenting them with a certificate of our approval of the work they have done and of the speed with which it was executed. On behalf of the Board, I express the hope that the name and fame of the builders, and of the contractors for the furnishing of the heating apparatus, for good work may go abroad and that they may reap in the future the reward of the excellent work done in the college." - St. John's Times.
||Jan 20, 1887||Correspondence||Twillingate, Jan 28th, 1887, To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun - Sir, - I regret that some unprincipled persons have circulated two utterly false and ungrounded reports. 1st. that I ordered my door to be locked against the S.A. Capt. and Cadet if they called at my House. 2nd. that on the steamer Plover during our passage from St. John's, I would not bow myself whilst the Army were at Prayer. I am as innocent of such conduct as a child unborn, nor would I condescend to such, and I am sorry that there are persons who, because I am a humble member of the Church, use such statements not really against me but through me against Religion, and it is for the sake of this that I write now. Whilst I do not define my position regarding the S.A. work here, I fully exonerate the two officers regarding the reports, and hope my denial will allay all further evil speaking. Yours respectfully, Wm. J. SCOTT
||Jan 20, 1887||The French Cod Fisheries||The following account, for the greater part of which we are indebted to an English Magazine, may be interesting to our readers, as it concerns the staple industry of this "Island home of ours.". The great resort of the Americans, Nova Scotian, and French fishermen is the great Bank of Newfoundland. The Miquelon Islands and St. Pierre, off the south coast of Newfoundland, belonging to France, are the rendezvous of the vessels of that nation. The French fishermen leave home with their salt, provisions, & c., in the latter part of the winter, or in the early spring, and come directly to St. Pierre, where they equip for fishing, generally making two or three trips to the Banks from that port. Their fishing season extends from April to October. A portion of fish is cured at St. Pierre, but the greater part is taken to France and there cured. About two and a half millions of pounds sterling is the amount of French capital embarked in the cod-fisheries, and about fifteen thousand hardy fishermen leave their homes annually to spend half the year near the Banks of Newfoundland and the neighboring isles. The costume of these fishermen is very striking, and very well fitted for their rough life in a cold climate. A sort of blouse of red flannel, warm and ample, covers the arms of shoulders and most of the body, and below that a blue cloth skirt is seen falling over the knees. Upon the arms are sleeves of black leather. The head is covered by a hat of tarred cloth, with a flap to protect the neck from rain and spray, and with broad ear pieces tying under the chin. Round the neck the fisherman folds once or twice his thick scarf of knitted wool. His hands are encased in enormous woolen gloves - a very necessary precaution by way of keeping a little warmth in the fingers when hauling in nets out of the icy cold waters of these northern seas. The vessels employed in the French cod fisheries range in size from barques of 300 tons to batteaux of 20 tons. They all use trawls, equipped with 6000 or 8000 hooks, which are set at night and hauled in the forenoon. They use boats of sufficient size to weather any ordinary gale, each manned by seven men. When the fish are brought on board the vessel they are dressed and salted. Upon arrival home they are taken out, washed, and dried on flakes or platforms of wickerwork on the shore. The process of dressing them is generally done on an exact system with great rapidity. The throater usually a boy, cuts the throat and opens the fish; the header removes the entrails and the head; the splitter splits the fish, removing a portion of the backbone; while the salter piles them in tiers and sprinkles them with salt. A word or two may be added about the cod-fish itself. It is very prolific. A single roe has been known to contain eight million eggs. Although only a small percentage of these finally result in perfect fishes, yet it is no wonder that three centuries and a-half of constant fishing seems to have made no impression on the great Bank fisheries. But it seems that along the shores and in certain bays whence the chief supplies of fresh cod are procured there has been a perceptible diminution in the supply of late years.
||Jan 20, 1887||Fish News||On our first page we publish an article from the pen of Rev. Walter R. SMITH, of Portugal Cove mission, containing interesting facts about the death of an old resident in his parish which may be on interest to many of our readers, as the subject of the remark was a native of Notre Dame Bay and the respected Clergyman himself formerly spent some years in the Bay, administering to the spiritual wants of Church people. He afterwards removed to Trinity East Mission where he labored energetically for the Master and is now residing at Portugal Cove in which mission he is now an active zealous Clergyman.
||Jan 20, 1887||Accident||We learn that Robert LINFIELD, son of Mr. John LINFIELD, Jenkin's Cove, while walking along with a stick of wood on his shoulder, fell, breaking his right leg, below the knee, and driving the bone through the flesh. The break is a serious one, and under the skilful treatment of Dr. STAFFORD.
||Feb 5, 1887||Fogo Road Board||Fogo, January 28, 1887 - Thomas MALCOLM Esq., M.D. Chairman Fogo Road Board - Dear Sir - We, the undersigned, members of the Road Board, having seen a publication in the Terra Nova Advocate of December 18th, 1886, which reflects upon your character as Chairman of aforesaid Board, feel it to be out duty (to you as well as onto ourselves) to refute these charges, which in our opinion are written from personal amity, and are only vile fabrications. We have every confidence in you as our Chairman, nor have you at any time expended any Road or Relief money without our entire concurrence. It would be highly agreeable to us, if the Government would investigate the public acts of our Chairman, ourselves, or any other person who has control of the expenditure of Poor Relief. You are at liberty to use this to vindicate yourself in any way you think proper, Yours truly, Thomas C. DUDER, John W. HODGE, Henry J. EARLE, Hay FINDLATER. The foregoing testimonial coming over such signatures cannot fail to carry weight and to place this "nameless adventure in his proper position (place) in the eyes of the Government, and all unprejudiced and right thinking men. Yours very truly. T. MALCOLM, Fogo, January 28th.
||Feb 5, 1887||Schooner Adrift||We omitted last week to make reference to a report that had been made to us by Mr. ROBERTS, Light-house Keeper, concerning a schooner seen on Monday, the 24th ult., about twenty miles from Long Pont. N.N.W. She was drifting with the ice, and it was conjectured at the time that the schooner must have parted from anchorage in one of the more Northern harbors. This supposition is corroborated by a statement of her whereabouts, which we received per mail on Monday last, from a worthy resident of Fogo. Under date of Jan. 28th, the following interesting particulars are given: - "A derelict vessel named the Star has been seen driving South in the ice the past few days; some Fogo men boarded her on Thursday last, but found several men belonging to Eastern Fogo Islands on board, and claiming full possession. The Fogo men returned, and as soon as they were gone, I hear the other men began to strip her; whether they succeeded in landing any of the provisions or not, I cannot say. The men report she was fully equipped for the ice, having flour, bread, molasses, tea, &c., on board; no chain on board. We presume by that, she must have parted her chains and drove out of some harbor. Some say is GARDNER's vessel, and belongs to Cochman's Cove.
||Feb 5, 1887||Public Notice||For Preservation of Game and other Animals, 43 Vic.Cap.12 - No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, give away, receive, or have in his possession any Ptarmigan, Grouse or Partridge, within the limits of the Colony and its Dependencies, from the Twelfth day of January until the first day of September in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, wound, take, purchase, sell, barter, receive or give away any Snipe, Blackbird, or any other wild or migratory bird (except Geese and Sea fowl) within the Colony or its dependencies from the Twelfth day of January until the first day of September in any year. No person shall hunt, kill, take, wound or destroy any deer within this Colony or its dependencies, by slips, pitfalls, traps or otherwise than by shooting, nor between the first day of March until the fifteenth day of July in any year. No person shall hunt, take, kill, wound, sell, barter, receive, purchase or give away, any wild rabbit or hare within this Colony and its dependencies from the first day of March until the first day of September in any year. No person shall take, kill, wound or destroy any otters or beavers within this Colony, between the first day of April and the first day of October in any year. Any person acting in contravention of the provisions of this Act shall incur the penalties of the Law provided in such cases. F. BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate, Police Office, Twillingate, January 21, 1887.
||Feb 5, 1887||The first Fogo mail by winter route was received on Monday last. It will be dispatched again some time after arrival of mail from South.
||Feb 5, 1887||Communication||The telegram wire was connected on Saturday last, but the severe storm of wind on Monday night made another break which was not repaired up to last evening.
||Feb 5, 1887||Census||We note in connection with the late Census that out of the total population only three persons are entered as Infidels. These reside at Brandy Harbor, in the St. Barbe district.
||Feb 5, 1887||Destitution at Fogo||Very few seals were taken in nets about Fogo Islands. Destitution prevails, and it is feared that the relief grant is insufficient to tide the people over the winter.
||Feb 5, 1887||Political News||Mr. ROLLS, M.H.A. for Fogo district, went to St. John's by the last Plover to attend the Session of the Legislature which is to begin on the 17th inst.
||Feb 5, 1887||Shipping||It will be noticed in our telegraphic dispatch of January 22nd, the failure of Messrs. John Patton & Co., Ship-owners. The firm is one of the best known in London, and owns the "Monarch" line of steamers, running from London to New York. The Assyrian Monarch was employed in conveying the famous Jumbo to America. Two of their steamers were chartered by the English Government to convey troops to Egypt during the late war.
||Feb 5, 1887||Insurance Meeting||Insurance Meeting - We learn that the Committee of the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club met at the Insurance office on Friday, the 28th ult., to pass accounts, and declared the losses for the past year eleven shillings and sixpence per cent., covering fifty-five thousand pounds worth of property. This is not much, and the losses the past year were very few for the large amount of floating property covered by the scheme.
||Feb 5, 1887||Schooner Wreck||The schr. Charles Graham is a total wreck near Halifax. Capt. COLERIDGE of Newfoundland and all hands are lost.
||Feb 5, 1887||Marriage||On the 20th Jan., by the Rev. Geo. BULLEN, Mr. Abraham ELLIOTT, to Miss Patience BULGIN, both of Twillingate.
||Feb 5, 1887||Marriage||On January 31st, at Burnt Cove, Friday's Bay, by the Rev. J.W. VICKERS, Mr. Thomas KEEFE of Little Harbor to Mary Jane ELLSWORTH of Moreton's Harbor.
||Feb 5, 1887||Marriage||At Herring Neck, by Rev. R. BRAMFITT, Mr. James BLAKE, of Cobb's Arm to Miss Sophia BURT of Loon Bay.
||Feb 5, 1887||Death||At Farmer's Arm on the 29th January, after a lingering illness, Mr. George POND, aged 42 years.
||Feb 5, 1887||Death||At Morton's Harbor, on the 24th January, Parmenas, son of Mr. James FRENCH, aged 3 years.
||Feb 5, 1887||Death||At Herring Neck, on Dec. 11th, David only son of William and Hannah STUCKY, aged 4 years.
||Feb 5, 1887||Death||At Friday's Bay, on the 2nd inst., very suddenly, Mr. Maurice BURT, aged 60.
||Feb 12, 1887||Breach of the License Act||Police Court - Before his Worship F. BERTEAU - Constable BURT vs. Richard WREY - Feb 9, 1887 - Constable BURT: - On the 3rd February, 1887, I was informed that Thomas FIFIELD bought spirits at the dwelling house of Richard WREY. On the 4th Feb, 1887, I had an interview with Thomas FIFIELD, I said to him " I am informed you bought spirits at Richard WREYS. He said "I did". I asked him whether he had bought any spirits within this last six months from Richard WREY's, he said "Yes, the last I bought was last Wednesday fortnight which was the 19th January, 1887." I asked him to give me full particulars, he then told me that on last Wednesday fortnight he went into dwelling house (in the kitchen) of Richard WREY's between seven and eight o'clock in the evening and asked Richard WREY whether he would sell him a half pint rum. Richard WREY went out of the kitchen and after a short time returned with the bottle containing a half pint of rum and gave it to him (Thos. FIFIELD). Then Thomas FIFIELD gave him (Richard WREY) one shilling in cash to pay for the half pint rum. I then asked Thomas FIFIELD whether he had bought any spirits from Richard WREY previous to this time and within the last six months. He (Thos. FIFIELD) said I have on several occasions, and on one occasion Ethelbert VATCHER bought spirits from Richard WREY's for me (Thos. FIFIELD) and I gave Ethelbert VATCHER two shillings and sixpence in cash to pay for half pint rum. Ethelbert VATCHER went into Richard WREY's and after a short time, he came out with a bottle containing a half pint rum and the one shilling and sixpence in cash which he gave to Thomas FIFIELD. This was sometime in December of 1886 to the best of his (Fifield's) knowledge and belief. On the 5th Feb., I made complaint to you. Thomas FIFIELD sworn: This day three weeks (I think it was the 19th of January 1887) between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I went and knocked at the front door of Mr. WREY's house. Mr. WREY came to the door. I went into the kitchen and then asked Mr. WREY for a half pint rum. Mr. WREY went out somewhere, and after a short time returned and brought back the half pint rum in the bottle which I gave him. I then paid Mr. WREY one shilling cash for the rum. Mr. WREY told me to mind what I was about and not let any one know anything about it, then he opened the door and let me out. Questioned by Mr. BERTEAU: I was there about a quarter of an hour; I did not drink any liquor in the house. I have bought liquor there several times within the last six months from Richard WREY; I paid cash for the rum each time to Mr. WREY; once I shoveled away some snow for Mr. WREY and he gave me a glass of rum for doing it; he gave that glass of rum of his own free will and there was no arrangements made before hand between us. A little while before Christmas last, I sent Ethelbert VATCHER to Mr. WREY's for a half pint rum; he got it at Mr. WREY's. I gave him two shillings and sixpence cash, and he brought me the half pint rum, and one shilling and six pence cash change; he did not get a certificate from Doctor STAFFORD at that time. I never got a certificate from the Doctor to get any spirits at Mr. WREY's at any time. I gave Ethelbert VATCHER a bottle to put the rum in; I did not tell Ethelbert VATCHER to tell Mr. WREY that the rum was for me; I positively swear that I only had spirits given to me once at Mr. WREYS for a present; I always paid for the liquor I had at the time with the exception of the time Mr. WREY gave me the glass of rum for shoveling the snow away; he gave me the liquor within the last six months; I can't remember the date. Questioned by Constable BURT: Mr. WREY said to me where have you been so long, as I have not seen you for some time? I told him I was in the Bay; the last time I was in Mr. WREY's was this day three weeks, I think it was the 19th Jan. I remember Mr. WREY asking me the question within the last six months, whether I was living with James HODDER (coastal wharf) as usual. He asked me whether a young man by the name of BISHOP, was living with James HODDER. I told him he was. Ethelbert VATCHER did not tell me that he had an order from the Doctor when I asked him to get the rum or that he would get an order. Mrs. WREY did not give me any spirits within the last six month. I got it from Mr. WREY every time. Ethelbert VATCHER sworn: I went to Mr. WREY's and bought some liquor for Thomas FIFIELD; bought a half pint rum; I had a bottle to put it in and I paid one shilling cash for it to Capt. WREY when he gave me the half pint rum; I do not remember the date, but it was somewhere about a week before Christmas last; Thos. FIFIELD sent me for the liquor; when Thos. FIFIELD sent me for the rum he gave me a bottle and two shillings and sixpence cash. I brought back the half pint rum and one shilling and sixpence cash which I had got at Mr. WREYS and gave it to Thomas FIFIELD; when I asked Mr. WREY for the rum he asked whether I wanted it for sickness, I told him no; I positively swear that I said no. Mr. WREY asked me if I had a bottle. He told me to keep the bottle under my jacket so as no one should see it. He went inside and got the rum. I paid the shilling in the shop; I had no certificate from Dr. STAFFORD when I got the rum for Thomas FIFIELD. When I was going to the Herring Fishery with my brother last October, I got a certificate from Dr. STAFFORD for a half gallon rum. Instead of having the half gallon then, I got a pint, and James YOUNG got a pint, making a quart at that time; I never mentioned to Mr. WREY anything about the order that I gave him when I got the rum for Thomas FIFIELD; the reason we took only the quart was because we had not enough money to buy anymore; that is the only time I bought liquor for Thomas FIEFIELD; I bought a half pint rum for myself about a week after New Year's Day. I paid Mr. WREY a shilling cash for it. He asked me whether I wanted it for sickness. I told him no. Mr. WREY told me to put it under my jacket and keep it snug so as not to let any person know it on the road. I positively swear that I did not tell Capt. WREY anything about the certificate ( that I gave him previously) the last time I had rum for myself and Thomas FIFIELD, neither did I mention it to him or he to me. Question by Mr. WREY: Did you say to me that you would come again, and get the remainder of the half gallon rum after taking the quart on the day you did? VATCHER: Yes I did tell you that I would come for the remainder of the half gallon rum some other time. No plea was offered by Defendant, and his Worship fined him the next morning, in the sum of $25. Costs $6.50. $31.50
||Feb 12, 1887||The Bay Mail||We learn that very much dissatisfaction exists on the North side of the bay owing to the "Plover" not having attempted to reach there. This is not to be wondered at when we consider that the mail matter landed here from the steamer had not arrived to Little Bay up to a day or two ago, and anxious enquires were being made from there as to the mail's where abouts, information having been solicited by telegraph. The mail was dispatched from here on the 19th. of January, but we understand that up to Saturday last it had only got as far as Samson's Island, near Exploits, its progress it is said having been retarded by the feebleness of the ice, which would not bear the weight of mails and couriers; and the route being for a time neither open nor shut........ Provision ought to be made by the Postal department for the dispatchment of a mail from that part of the district much earlier than is the custom. The fact is the present arrangement is simply abominable for this nineteenth century. At the commencement of the winter service two mails leave here before either one comes from the Bay, and the chances for catching the third cannot always be depended on; hence, with the present arrangement over two months will have elapsed from the time the last mail by steamer reached St. John's until the first overland one gets there, to say nothing of communicating with the outside world. Is there not great room for reform here?....... In order to catch the mail that was closed for St. John's last evening, special messengers were forwarded by F. WYTE, Esq., manager of the Little Bay Mining Co., who came purposely with mail matter to post here. Where such business is carried on, every facility should be afforded by the Government for mail communication with the business world, and connection with the main branches should be as perfect as possible.
||Feb 12, 1887||King Alcohol||It must be encouraging to all interested in the welfare of Temperance, to know that the good cause appears to be gaining ground more and more. Its friends and supporters almost everywhere are being alive to the demands of right and justice in respect to the movement, and are doing their utmost towards the suppression of the traffic. It was only a short time since we had the pleasure of making known the fact through our columns that the good friends in Little Bay, of all classes, had put their shoulders to the temperance wheel, and had succeeded in causing the legal sale of intoxicating liquors to be prohibited, which would go far to prevent the disastrous consequences that commonly follow the open sale of the deadly beverages wherever known. Hitherto Nipper's Harbor has not been altogether free from the curse of intemperance, there having been one licensed public house there. But by private advises from the Cape Shore a few days since, we learn that the friends of Temperance at Nipper's Harbor protested against a renewal of license, and that another term was not granted, and that community is now free from an open public house, which will greatly lessen the consumption of liquors, and remove the temptation from many who might otherwise be entrapped by the snares thus presented.
||Feb 12, 1887||Insurance Club||At a meeting on Monday last of the Terra Nova Insurance Club, the rate of fifteen shilling percent was declared for the past season.
||Feb 12, 1887||Fortune Harbor News||The Rev. Father MCCARTHY was a passenger per last Plover for Fortune Harbor. As the steamer did not get beyond this, the Rev. Father landed and was a guest of J.B. TOBIN, Esq., J.P. until the past week, when a number of his parishioners came and conveyed him to the scene of his pastoral duties.
||Feb 12, 1887||Anniversary||The. S. of T. Anniversary will be celebrated as usual, on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 22nd). Tickets may be procured from Bros. Frederick LINFIELD, Reuben BLACKMORE, Geo. ROBERTS, J. HILLYARD, and John DAVIS, Farmer's Arm. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold; price, 1s, 6d. A public Temperance Meeting will be held after the tea; admission, ten cents. Arrangement are being made for an interesting program.
||Feb 12, 1887||Fire||The skittle-alley at Little Bay was burnt down the week before last. The building was owned by Mr. LINDBERG of ST. John's and was put some three years ago. Mr. LAMB managed it for some time and also carried on a watch-making business in another part of the building. This makes the second tennis fire of late years. The public hall was destroyed by fire more than two years ago.
||Feb 12, 1887||L.O.A. Anniversary||The L.O.A. Anniversary will be observed on Wednesday, if the weather is fit. As the brethren number largely, no tickets will be sold for the tea until after they have left the hall, when, if there should be any remaining, they can be had at Bro. Titus MANUEL's. In order to avoid the hall being overcrowded at the entertainment, no money will be taken at the door, and only a limited number of tickets will be issued, which may be obtained from either of the following members of the Entertainment Committee, namely: Bros. ASHBURN, Chas. MAYNE, Stephen HARBIN, James HODDER, Allan FINDLATER, John DAVIS, Isaac CHURCHILL, John CLARKE, Back Harbor. The Brethren will attend Divine service in St. Peter's Church.
||Feb 12, 1887||The Fish Market||The following "private advice" from Oporto, says the St. John's Evening Telegram of the 17th ult., has just been received here by the incoming Allan mail steamer: - Oporto, 30th Dec., 1886 - "Since our last respects of the 16th instant, there has hardly been any sale of fish, nor is there likely to be much. Meantime, an enormous stock remains over the end of the year, which we calculate to be at least 80,000 quintals in Oporto, and 10,000 quintals in Vienna. It will be impossible to clear off this stock before much of it becomes deteriorated, more especially as a great deal is Bank fish, which turns dunn very fast. It is, therefore, most important that arrivals should cease for some time, as until stocks are nearly run off, prices cannot rise, and if scarcity is felt latter on we may hope for good rates in April. The Maida, with 2,300 quintals, is in Vienna.
||Feb 12, 1887||Birth||On the 7th ult., the wife of Mr. James OAKLEY of a daughter.
||Feb 12, 1887||Birth||On Wednesday, 9th inst., the wife of Mr. W.J. SCOTT of a son.
||Feb 12, 1887||Birth||On Jan 14th, at King's Cove, the wife of J.G. HART, Esq. of a son.