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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser
July 1887 - December 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 JOYCE SIMMS, formatted by GEORGE WHITE in May 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|July 2, 1887||Religious Conference||On Monday, the all important subject of Finance, and the alterations suggested and improvements effected on the various Circuits, occupied the attention of the brethren. It was suggested, subject to the approval of Conference, that new missions be formed from parts of Morton's Harbour and Exploits Circuits, and also from parts of Little Bay and Nipper's Harbour circuits, Bonavista asked for and additional minister. The erection of new parsonages was reported from Wesleyville, Little Bay and Nipper's Harbour circuits. A Church had been commenced at Gooseberry Island (Glovertown Mission) and the Bett's Cove Church had been removed to N.W. Arm. Among the important miscellaneous resolutions drawn up by the District for recommendation to Conference was one advocating the establishment of a Theological Union in connection with the Conference, suggesting that in behalf of that Institution, a sermon be preached and Lecture delivered annually in the new College Hall, St. John's. In the evening the Colportage Meeting which was of a highly interesting character was held; Rev. J. Embree, presided. Addresses were delivered by Revs. W. REX, J.W. VICKERS, J. LUMSDEN and H. ABRAHAM. On Tuesday morning the sessions closed. Rev. R.W. FREEMAN was chosen as Representative to Stationing Committee, and Rev. W. SWANN and Dr. FORBES (Bonavista) as representatives to Sabbath School Committee. The laymen were also elected to attend the Annual Conference. A suitable address from the Chairman of District appropriately ended the business of the District. At the close of the session the members of the District were entertained with right noble hospitality by F. WHITE, Esq., M.H.A. At 7.30 p.m. a largely attended meeting for the promotion of Temperance was held, and addressed by Revs. J.E. MANNING, R.B. HEAL, G. PAINE and R.W. FREEMAN. On Wednesday morning the ministers bade adieux to their kind entertainers, and departed per S.S. "Kite" to St. John's en route to Conference. The trip was memorable in many respects. The steamer, even under the guidance of such a famed navigator as Captain ASH, might be very suitable for a load of seals, but certainly was utterly inadequate for the accommodation of such a freight of passengers. Arrived at King's Cove, several of the Rev. gentlemen preferred to walk the distance of 15 miles to Trinity, to spending the night in berthless discomfort on board the steamer. The night was fine, the scenery charming, and the pedestrians were amply rewarded at the end of their pleasant tramp at 11.30 to find comfortable quarters awaiting them in that picturesque village which has given to Newfoundland so many of its famous sailors. At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, terra firma was exchanged for the deck of the steamer. With a head wind and rough sea the vessel was well nigh powerless, and her progress scarcely perceptible. Her sails were set and we had the remarkable sight of a steamer tacking. Several of the passengers suffered from the pangs of mal-de-mer but many of them forgot their agony when nearing Cape Francis. The hills in the neighbourhood of Conception Bay were seen to be on fire, giving one the idea of some vast volcano. The shades of night gathered round the discomforted and weary travellers and the strange humiliating spectacle was seen of district officials huddled together in heterogeneous contusion on table seats, anywhere and everywhere where it was possible to stow away suffering humanity. As the Kite, with seeming reluctance, drew near the Narrows at midnight, the cry of fire was raised on deck, and as the passengers rushed out to see the cause of alarm, a scene of wondrous grandeur presented itself to their view. If ever we realised the force of the line "Turn Thou for us its darkness into light," it was then. The sky for some distance was illuminated by a strange and unearthly glare, and to our bewildered vision it seemed as though the greater part of the city was in flames. It was however gratifying to have our fears allayed on arrival and to find that only two houses had suffered conflagration, one belonging to A.O. HAYWARD, Esq., Q.C., with whom we deeply sympathise; as he has lost a beautiful cottage, just built at much trouble and expense. As we stepped ashore thankful for a safe though stormy passage we consigned to oblivion our woes and pains. -- Com,
||July 2, 1887||Ship Arrival||The coastal steamer "Plover", Capt. MANUEL, returning to St. John's, called here on Tuesday morning, having been as far as Griquet. A slight improvement is reported in the fishery on parts of that shore.
||July 2, 1887||Religious Conference||The annual Methodist Conference opened in St. John's on the 22nd ult. We are glad to learn that the Rev. J. EMBREE has been chosen President of the Newfoundland Conference for the current year, and the Rev. W. SWANN, Secretary, both of whom were formerly ministers to the Methodists of this place.
||July 2, 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate. Entered. June 28 - "Girl of Devon", GRANT, Trapani, via St. John's, salt -- E. DUDER.
||July 9th, 1887||Shipping News||The steamer Fleeta left for St. John's on Saturday evening last and returned Friday morning.
||July 9th, 1887||Fishery||Scarcely any fish has been caught around our shores the past week or ten days.
||July 9th, 1887||Orange Lodge||We are requested to say the Orange Lodges will meet on Thursday evening at seven (sharp), being the 12th of July.
||July 9th, 1887||Shipping News||The coastal steamer Plover, with mails and passengers, arrived early yesterday morning. She goes as far as Griquet and may be looked for back tomorrow night or Monday morning.
||July 9th, 1887||Annual Conference||The Revs. G. BULLEN and J. W. VICKERS returned from St. John's per Plover on Thursday morning, having been in attendance at the annual Conference. Mr. VICKERS was one of the Candidates for Ordination who had completed their probationary term and were received into full connection. The last two years of his probation have been spent here, during which time he has won the esteem and respect of the people, and we believe that his earnest, faithful toiling in the LORD'S service, though often it may be amidst many discouragements, has in some measure been crowned with success. He now takes his departure from us, having been appointed to Carbonear circuit, and will preach in the Methodist churches to-morrow for the last time, before leaving for his new circuit. We extend to him our congratulations on his ecclesiastical promotion as a regularly Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church, and pray that a long and useful and prosperous life may await him.
||July 9th, 1887||Minister Relocated||It will be seen in another column that the Rev. H. C HATCHER, whose three years' ministry at Morton's Harbor is now completed, has recently been the recipient of an address accompanied with a tangible expression of approval of his ministerial labors there, from a number of his flock. His labors on that circuit have not been in vain, and on leaving, he carries with him the prayers and good wishes of those among whom he has ministered with acceptance during his sojourn there. Mr. HATCHER removes to Little Bay Island, on which circuit he is likely to find many warm-hearted friends of the cause ready to "hold up his hands."
||July 9th, 1887||Mining Accident||One of the workman in Little Bay mine a short time since, by the name of Henry HUNT, lost his eyesight by an explosion. He was an industrious, steady fellow, and a good deal of sympathy is felt for him by those who were employed with him.
||July 9th, 1887||News From Placentia||Special Dispatches, Placentia, July 4. The arrivals from the Grand Bank during the past week have been, the Nimbus, Capt. POWER, with 550 quintals; Lavenia 400, and Mary Joseph, Capt. O'REILLY, 200 quintals. Forest fires have been raging in the woods Southeast of this place ever since last Thursday. On Friday the fire crossed the road, burnt one house and did considerable damage to fences and crops. Great praise is due to the men here for their successful efforts in fighting the flames. But for them there would be hardly a house left in Southeast Arm.
||July 9th, 1887||Forest Fires||H. G. Junction, July 4. The fire has extended to Broad Cove, destroying the station house, a dwelling belonging to Mrs. HIBBS, and all Mr. DAVIS' property. The sufferers had a narrow escape with their lives. The Rev. Mr. HUBBARD, of the Reformed Episcopal Church, rendered great assistance at this fire.
||July 9th, 1887||Forest Fires||Harbor Grace, July 4. An alarming fire is raging near Riverhead, and much valuable property is in imminent danger. Business was suspended on Saturday, so as to allow all hands to turn out and fight the devastating element, but our efforts proved unavailing, and the fire continues to rage. Some houses have already been burnt, and others are all but certain to share a like fate. The town was enveloped in smoke. The schooners Telephone and Ten Brothers arrived here on Saturday, the former with 100, the latter with 150 quintals. They report fish scarce on the Banks. Several Western boats have returned since last report with from 100 to 150 quintals. Fish was plentiful at Cape Ballard Bank on Friday and Saturday. Boats caught from 30 to 80 quintals. Jacks had from ten to twenty-quintals last week. Traps did nothing. Yesterday the Feast of St. John the Baptist, the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland held an Ordination Service in the Cathedral. Morning Prayer having been said at 8 o'clock. Shortly after 11 o'clock, the Clergy and Choir proceeded from the Vestry, marching in procession order to the Chancel, singing a hymn. The Rev. Edward COLLEY, Incumbent of Topsail, ascended the Pulpit, and after the Bidding Prayer was said, preached the Ordination Sermon, setting forth in a very masterly style, as founded on the authority of Holy Scripture, the threefold order of Bishops, Priests and deacons. The Rev. W. PILOT, B. D., presented the Candidates Messrs. BRYANT, EVANS and BULL were admitted to the Deaconate, and Revds. Messrs Cunningham WEAVER and WOOD were advanced to the Priesthood. In the imposition of hands in order of Priests, his Lordship was assisted by the Revds. E. BOTWOOD, R.D., E. COLLEY, W. PILOT, B.D., A. C. F. WOOD, Walter SMITH, and R.T. ILEYGATE, M.A. who acted as Chaplain. Amongst the Clergy present, were - Rev. Henry DENFIELD of St. Thomas's, Rev. A. CURRIE, Head-Master C.E. Academy, and Rev. T. W. CLIFT, from Little Bay. This solemn and impressive office of the Church's service was brought to a close by a Celebration of the Holy Communion. - Times.
||July 9th, 1887||Labrador||The S. S. Island., Capt., PIKE, which sailed hence on the 19th ult, for Labrador, arrived at Sydney on Thursday last. By her arrival we learn that part of the coast from Grady to Brig harbor was entirely free of ice, but no reports of the state of the coast North of the latter place were known. Up to the 26th ult, the time the Iceland left the coast, no sign of fish had been seen. Nearly all the vessels had arrived on the shore. - Harbor Grace Standard July 2.
||July 9th, 1887||Morton's Harbor||The three years' ministry of the Rev. C. HATCHER of Morton's Harbor ending, he has been the recipient of expressions of kindness as the following address and answer will show:- Morton's Harbor, July 2, 1887. Rev. H. C. HATCHER; Dear Sir: - We, the undersigned, wish to present you with the small donation of £6 (six pounds) as a memento of our affection to you, and Mrs. HATCHER whilst laboring amongst us, the past three years. Please accept the same with our best wishes, and may peace and prosperity attend you and yours in the future, as it has in the past That you, may have seals to your ministry and souls to your hire, is the humble prayer of yours truly, signed by Mark OSMOND, Thomas FRENCH, Ambrose OSMOND, Elijah JENNINGS, Joseph W. OSMOND, and Joseph B. OSMOND. - Answer to the Above: Dear Brethren, - I offer you my sincere gratitude for your kind donation, as I regard it as a token of your kindest love and sincerest respect. The three years of my sojourn among you has been marked by continued expressions of your warmest sympathy, and this token adds but another to the many favors shown towards me and my family, by you. Trusting that your pathway towards heaven may shine brighter and brighter, and that we shall have a happy re-union around the Throne of God, I remain, your affectionately, Henry C. HATCHER. To Messrs. Mark OSMOND, Thomas FRENCH, Ambrose OSMOND, Elijah JENNINGS, Joseph W. OSMOND, Joseph B. OSMOND. Morton's Harbor Parsonage, July 4th, 1887
||July 9th, 1887||King's Cove||From King's Cove we learn that the fishery prospect is very poor. A correspondent under date of the 6th inst., furnishes us with the following information respecting it, with other interesting particulars:- "I am sorry that I have no news of a cheering description to send you. The outlook is gloomy in the extreme, no fish caught and apparently none for catching. Traps here have from five to twenty quintals; hook and line from one to three quintals per boat; no salmon, caplin in abundance. The six Bankers belonging to and sailing from this port have landed, aggrately, about 900 qtls. to date; this for 34 dories and 78 men, which is poor work. The Bella Donna arrived from Cadiz to-day, with salt to Messrs. RYAN & Co., having a good passage of 22 days. A poor fellow belonging to Plate Cove was drowned this morning, Thomas KEOUGH by name. He went to haul his salmon nets, and either fell overboard or capsized the punt. On Thursday evening the following were duly installed by the D. G. W. P. North Star Division: Bro. Charles MAYNE, W.P. Bro. John HILLYARD, W.A. Bro. Arthur W. SCOTT, R.S. Bro. Joseph FIFIELD, F.S. Bro. George ROBERTS, Treas. Bro. Isaac MOORS, Captain. Bro. Geo. BARRETT, Con. Bro. Elijah BLACKMORE, Assist. Con. Bro. Thomas SPENCER, I.S. Bro. John LUNNEN, O.S. Finance Com.-Bros. John HILLYARD and John LUNNEN. Visiting Committee, -John HILLYARD, John LUNNEN and Geo. ROBERTS. Arthur W. SCOTT, Rec. Scribe.
||July 9th, 1887||Married||On the fifth instant., at the residence of the bride's father, LeMarchant Road, St. John's, by the Rev. G. BOYD, assisted by Rev. G. S. MILLIGAN, L.L.D., Superintendent of Methodist Day Schools, Rev. H. ABRAHAM to Miss Julia MILLIGAN.
||July 9th, 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate: Entered - July 5 - Duntlm, McKENZIE, Baddeck, via Catalina, cattle - Captain. July 7 - Weaver Belle, CAVE, St. John's, provisions - OWEN & EARLE. July 9 - Clementine, BALL, Cadiz, salt - E. DUDER. Cleared: July 7 - Girl of Devon, GRANT, Sydney, ballast - Captain.
||July 16, 1887||Passenger List||Passengers per last Allan boat Peruvian from Halifax - Misses PARKER, LITTLE, COOK, Rev. Dr. McDONALD, Mrs. T. FITZGIBBON, Messrs. C. W. HIGGINS, R.K. CAUDELL, LAWSON, J.E. HAMILTON, J.F. FURLONG, STUBBS; thirteen in steerage. For Liverpool - Mrs. F. RENNIE, Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN, McLOUGHLIN, Hon. C. BOWRING, Revs. Messrs. HOLLAND, SLATTERY, Messrs. James O'DONNELL, A. ROGER, R. WRIGHT, J. RYAN, T. JONES, F. RENNIE, W. BECK, H. BLAIR, P. CARTY, Alex. ROBINSON, Fred AYRE, W. FREW, Hugh BAIRD, John COOK, Master L. LETHBRIGE; three in steerage.
||July 16, 1887||Birth||At Path End, on the 13th inst., the wife of R. D. HODGE, Esq., J.P. of a son.
||July 16, 1887||Death||At Long Point, on the 11th inst., of diphtheria, Annie, aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. James PRESTON, assistant lighthouse keeper.
||July 16, 1887||Deaths||At Tizzard's Harbor, on the 7th inst., John, eldest son of Mr. Richard SMALL, aged 28 years. At the same place, on the 11th inst., Robert, eldest son of Mr. John LOCKE, age 25 years. (Both these young men were members of Loyalty Lodge, L.O.A. Twillingate. Each had a lingering illness and died fully resigned to God's will).
||July 16, 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate. - Entered, July 14, Kenigsberg, Alex. Innes, Cadiz, salt - W. WATERMAN & Co.
||July 16, 1887||White Bay||The Rev. R. TEMPLE, Rural Dean, left on Thursday in the steamer Fleeta for White Bay to visit the various missions of that part of his deanery. He was accompanied by Mrs. TEMPLE.
||July 16, 1887||Lumber Cargo||The schooner Evangeline, Captain ROBERTS, with a cargo of lumber from Messrs. CURTIS' mill Hall's Bay, called here yesterday going to St. John's, this being her second cargo taken from that mill this season.
||July 16, 1887||Lobster Shipment||The first shipment of prepared lobsters by Messrs. FRENCH and BAIRD was made per schooner Hesperus on the 7th inst., belonging to Mr. OSMOND, Morton's Harbor, which called here on her way to St. John's for the purpose of taking the packages of lobster on board. Another shipment was made per Evangeline yesterday.
||July 16, 1887||Few Fish Caught||Very little fish has been caught either in traps or with hook and line this past week around this island. About Tizzard's Harbor fishermen have been more fortunate, a quintal or more a day having been taken by some boats, with hook and line. At Seldom-Come-By Indian Islands, and other parts of Fogo Islands, we learn that the fishery up to date is almost a complete blank.
||July 16, 1887||Worthy Deed||A deed worthy of note was accomplished the past week by an old sire of the soil. Mr. Abraham DEAN, aged 84 years left Seldom-Come-By on Wednesday, in a small cross-handed paddle boat, and rowed to Twillingate, a distance of some thirty miles or more. He landed at Little Harbor, and walked nearly four miles across the Island, reaching here Friday morning. The task performed by this old resident, shows that the strength and energy of former years have not entirely forsaken him, but that the measure still retained would be to shame many of the younger race in the accomplishment of such a task as that done by this old man.
||July 16, 1887||Steamer Plover||The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, returning to St. John's, called here on Monday, having been as far as Griquet. A slight improvement in the fishery is reported to have taken place in different localities north of Cape John. About the Horse Islands fair work is said to have been done. On the Cape Shore very little fish was to be caught. The following were passengers by the steamer:- Mrs. GARLAND, Mrs. BENSON, Mrs. BOYLE, Miss WOUNDY, Messrs. A. G. and E. HARVEY, REDDEN, ROYAL and Capt. WINSOR. From Twillingate - Miss ROSE, Rev. J. W. VICKERS and Mr. OWEN.
||July 16, 1887||Plover Passengers||Among the passengers from St. John's per last Plover was the Rev. Henry ABRAHAM who was returning to Little Bay with his bride, Miss Julia Burpee MILLIGAN, being the chosen one. The nuptial knot was tied on the morning that the steamer sailed, (6th inst.,). The ceremony having been performed at the residence, Thornhill Terrace, by the father of the bride, Rev. G. S. MILLIGAN L.L.D., assisted by Rev. Geo. BOYD. We learn that both the bride and bridegroom were the recipients of very handsome presents. Not least amongst the many was a contribution from the Methodist Sunday school of Little Bay, evidencing the love and veneration cherished for their pastor. Indeed, the numerous valuable gifts received by both show the great esteem in which they were held by their various friends. Miss MILLIGAN's name was connected with every institution of Church work, in which it was possible for ladies to take part, and by her removal from the city, the Sunday School and other departments of Christian work, will lose a faithful, zealous worker, who, however, may prove a blessing in the less highly favoured places in which her future lot may be cast. In extending congratulations to the newly married couple we would express the hope that their pathway through life may be bright and prosperous, and that they may be spared to enjoy many years of happiness.
||July 16, 1887||New Publication||By the mail preceding the last, we received a specimen number of The Educational Review, a new publication that has just been started in St. John N.B. to "be devoted to advanced methods of Education and general culture." It is to be a monthly journal containing twenty pages and published at the low price of one dollar per year. An able staff of editors will contribute to its columns, namely, A. H. MacKAY, B.A., B.Sc., editor for Nova Scotia; Principal ANDERSON for P.E. Island; and G. U. HAY, Ph. B. for New Brunswick. The articles produced in the number received are of the highest class, and such as would be calculated to suit the studious mind. In many instances there is a desire on the part of individuals that their educational status should be improved, and we believe such a desire can be met by the [unreadable]
||July 16, 1887||Battle Harbor||The latest from Battle Harbour, Labrador - "How the winter passed over". The schooner Thrasher which left Battle Harbour about a week ago arrived here yesterday morning. She brought up six hundred seal skins, and a quantity of oil, the result of the seal fishery during the past winter. Up to the 20th of June there was no sign of Caplin or Cod, but there were good indications of salmon. There was also a sign of salmon at Henley Harbor. Rev. W. S. RAFTER and Mrs. RAFTER were passengers by her. From the above gentleman, who is Incumbent of Battle Harbor, we learn the following interesting particulars of how the winter was spent in that locality. He says: The past winter has been very severe. The oldest inhabitant does not remember one with such lasting and hard frosts. The prevailing winds have been north and north-easterly. The bays and inlets early became frozen, but owing to the stormy weather and the almost continual driftings of snow it was impossible to travel. At the beginning of the winter no water was to be seen, but very hummocky ice for many miles seaward, and the general appearance of the country did not change until April set in, when mild succeeded mild until our home once more became an Island, and only here and there could be seen patches of snow. The winter seemed harder on account of the poverty which existed all along the coast, for the relief sent by our Government was soon found to be insufficient, and starvation stared many a poor family in the face. Men and children were alike suffering the pangs of hunger; but it was heartrendering to see innocent children, thinly clad and so poorly fed. Actual starvation was only prevented by those left in charge, following the Colonial Secretary's orders "to see that none starved," and obtaining provision from the room. The destitution was augmented by the failure of the seal fishery, and later in the winter much of the work of the Bays was prevented by a sickness among the dogs, when trains of fifteen quickly dwindled down to three and four. The mountaineers brought out some fine fur, but very few of our people trapped or shot any. Five white bears were however, shot not far from Battle Harbor. So instead of the bears eating the people, as was stated in the papers last year, the reverse took place, and many a hearty meal was made off bruin steaks. A young lad killed two of these bears in Alexis' Bay. He was out alone, partridge shooting, and only had two bullets with him when he suddenly came face to face with those two bears, he had the good luck to put a ball through the head of the nearest one which instantly fell, the other beast, infuriated, followed the lad who,running for shelter in the wood, and hastily loading his gun, dropped the second bullet in the snow. He now showed bravery well worth recording, for he turned and faced the bear, found the bullet and fired - the bear fell within a few feet. It was evening before the lad returned with a comatic [sic] and dogs and secured the prizes. Game has been very scarce this winter; no deer, and but a few rabbits and porcupines. - Evening Mercury, July 4.
||July 23, 1887||Local News||The steamer Fleeta returned on Monday night with the Rural Dean who had been visiting White Bay. The Rev. Mr. ANDREWS came by her and will take passage for St. John's on the Plover's return from the North.
||July 23, 1887||The Fishery||No change has taken place in the fishery in this locality, and the same can be said of Fogo, Change Island and Herring Neck. All who could possibly procure crafts of any kind have left these places in search of fish. Tizzard's Harbor seems to have been the most favored place around here this season. Some boats have got as much as fifteen qtls with hook and line, and a little is being caught since the squids came. Traps were taken up yesterday for the last time. The best man there was Mr. Andrew LOCKE who got one hundred barrels for two traps. Other traps did little or nothing.
||July 23, 1887||Coastal Steamer||The coastal steamer Plover called here early on Thursday morning enroute, for the more Northern ports of call, having a large number of passengers on board. She connects with the Labrador mail service, proceeding as far as Battle Harbor, and may not be expected back before Wednesday or Thursday next.
||July 23, 1887||The Fishery||Messrs. Waterman & Co.'s yacht Snowbird arrived here on Thursday evening, having visited the Horse Islands, Grey Islands and other places. The fishery accounts from that part of the coast is anything but cheering, not more than five or six quintals for a boat having been secured. In White Bay generally the same result attends the fishery operations up to the latest dates.
||July 23, 1887||Patent Medicine||Mr. COBB, who represents the firm of J. W. BRAYLEY, Montreal, arrived here last steamer. The establishment has been long known as producing excellent preparations in patent medicines, &c. Business duties at home prevent Mr. R. E. BRAYLEY, from visiting us, whom we were always pleased to welcome here on his annual visits, but his place has been supplied by Mr. COBB, from whom patrons of the firm will be likely to receive every satisfaction.
||July 23, 1887||Hymeneal||A marriage notice will be found elsewhere in this paper, of the Rev. Mr. DUNN, who was a former minister of this circuit, to Miss SCOTT, daughter of Mr. W. J. SCOTT, of St. John's; and sister of Mr. SCOTT, residing here. The solemn ceremony was performed in George St. Methodist church by Rev. Dr. MILLIGAN, the morning on which the steamer sailed for the North. The bridal party, comprising eight, and about twenty others, breakfasted at the residence of the bride's father. The happy pair then took passage per Plover for their new home, Musgrave Harbor, where they were landed from the steamer in coming along. Miss Scott was a faithful Sunday school teacher for a long time, and always evinced a deep interest in this as well as in other departments of Christian work. The bride was the recipient of a good many presents, showing the esteem in which she was held by her various friends. That a long and useful life may be the lot of both, attended with every happiness, is our sincerest hope, in congratulating the newly wedded ones on the joyous event.
||July 23, 1887||Married||On Tuesday morning last, at George St. Methodist church, St. John's, by the Rev. G. S. MILLIGAN, L. L. D., the Rev. W. T. D. DUNN, (formerly of this circuit) to Mary Louisa GREEN, daughter of Mr. W. J. SCOTT, sr., and sister of Mr. SCOTT, of this place.
||July 23, 1887||Death||At Back Harbor, on the 4th July, after a brief illness, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Jr. William SPENCER, aged 62 years.
||July 23, 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate - Cleared; July 16-Silver Spray, FOALE, Sydney, viz. St. John's, ballast-J. B. TOBIN. July 21-Weaver Belle, Ryan, Bristol, oil and skins-Owen and Earle.
||July 23, 1887||Lobster Business.||We learn that a brisk business has been done in the Lobster Factory, Fogo, the past few weeks by the enterprising proprietor, R. SCOTT, Esq. Up to the 18th inst., eight hundred cases had been finished, and it is contemplated to put up four hundred more, which will represent about sixty or seventy thousand tins. The preparation of this article has been superintended by Mr. SCOTT himself, and every precaution has been taken in its manufacture so as to send a superior product into foreign markets, which it is to be hoped will prove to have been the result. The cod fishery having been such an utter failure there, as well as in other places around here, where lobster factories are in operation, many have been kept alive by the employment they afford in procuring lobsters, etc. We understand that good work is also being done in the Lobster Factory, Exploits, by Messrs. FOOTE Bros.
||July 30 1887||Labrador Fishery||The Plover's First Trip. The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, returned on Tuesday evening en route for St.John's, having made her first trip to Battle Harbor for this season to connect with the Labrador mail service. The fishery information received by her is not of a cheering discription, though the earliness of the season would not warrant us in pronouncing unfavorably on the probable results of the voyage. The Lady Glover could not succeed in reaching the extreme Northern ports of call in consequence of ice, which abounded in large quantities. She got as far as Ragged Islands, and meeting the ice there was compelled to return to Battle Harbor, where she arrived on Sunday week. The report brought by Lady Glover from the places visited is rather gloomy, no fish being the cry all along the coast so far as Ragged Islands. But there is no reason as yet for despairing of the Labrador cod fishery. It has not been an unusual occurrence for fish to be much later visiting the coast than is the case this season, and old fishermen say that the presence of ice on the shore so late is often considered as a favorable omen for a good fishery, which it is heartily to be desired will prove the case this year. In the Straits of Belle Isle the fishing with hook and line is reported fair at some of the stations for so early a date; but little or nothing has been done with traps. The report favored us by Captain MANUEL up to the 23 of July is as follows:- Flower's Cove - Boats 2 to 4 quintals; traps 5 to 25. Salmon River - Boats 60 to 70. Bonne Esparence - Boats 80 to 90. Blanc Sablon-Boats 40 to 50; traps 60 to 70; seines doing well. Red Bay - Prospects poor here; best trap reports only seven quintals. Chateau - Boats 50 to 20; traps 50 to 75. Henley Harbor - Boats 5 to 8; traps 20 to 30. Pleasure Harbor - Boats 30 to 40;. Chimney Tickle - Boats 20 to 40; traps 70 to 90; one trap here has 200 quintals. Cape Charles - Boats 15 to 20; traps 50 to 70. Battle Harbor - Boats 15 to 20; traps 40 to 50. The salmon fishery from Chimney Tickle to Battle Harbor was fair and there was a good sign of herring at Chateau and Cape Charles.
||July 30 1887||The Island Fishery||Conception Bay shows some improvement during the past few days. Among the north shore boats did fairly last week, compared with their previous work, and fishermen at Harbor Grace Island and off Mosquito Point, caught from half a quintal to two quintals a day. At least so we are informed by a gentleman who arrived here from the Bay Metropolis a day or two since. In the neighborhood of St. John's an improvement is also noticeable. Snug little fares are now taken daily by those who are regularly on the "fishing ground", and the WHITTENS and others, whose "rooms" are near the Narrows, have not been idle since the early part of last week. On the Southern Shore, too, good work has been done lately, and similar reports reach us from the West Coast; so that on the whole we may be safe in assuming that an improvement has taken place generally. From the Banks we continue to get the very best intelligence. Our Renews Correspondent wires us that the schooner Telephone arrived there to Messrs. A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, on Saturday, with with 750 quintals, caught chiefly with squid bait taken on the Banks. He also informs us that several Western boats have arrived to the same firm with from 60 to 150 quintals each. The Telegram's representative at Harbor Main sends us the following under date of yesterday: - The Myrtle arrived here, on Saturday and landed almost 500 quintals and Cape Broyle greets us to the effect: - "The schooner Robie M arrived from the Grand Bank this morning with 500 quintals." This is certainly a good showing for our bankers and leads to the interference that the deep sea fishery this year, as far as Newfoundlanders are concerned, will not fall far short of our reasonable expectations.
||July 30 1887||Placentia, July 21.||"Special Despatches to the Evening Telegram." There has been two arrivals from the Banks since my last despatch, namely, the Brave [spelling ?] Capt. MURRAY, with two hundred and fifty quintals, and the Metor Capt. FITZPATRICK with six hundred and fifty. They report fish plentiful, but squid scarce when they left. The shore fishery shows signs of improvements.
||July 30 1887||Renews July 25.||The schooner Telephone, Captain William MULCAHY, arrived on Saturday to Messrs A. GOODRIDGE & Sons, from the Grand Bank with 750 (seven hundred and fifty) quintals, caught chiefly on squids jigged there. She reports fish plentiful. Several Western boats have also arrived from the Grand Bank to the same firm with from 60 to 150 quintals. Captain Thomas JACKMAN, of the schooner Arizona, arrived from Cape St. Mary's Bank loaded. He discovered a shoal there not marked on the chart, with less than 7 fathoms of water.
||July 30 1887||Harbor Main, July 25.||The schooner Mrytle, MURPHY master, arrived here on Saturday and landed almost five hundred quintals. The schooner Carrie E., of Grand Bank, arrived this forenoon in quest of bait, which is scarce in this vicinity just now.
||July 30 1887||Cape Broyle, July 25||The schooner Robie M, Captain PURCHASE, arrived from the Brand Bank this morning with 500 quintals fish. She reports fish and squid plentiful. The Robie passed several vessels doing well.
||July 30 1887||Treppassey, July 26||The first full load of fish taken at one time from a trap here was brought in this morning by Henry John CURTIS, a dealer of C. F. BENNETT & Co's. This fare amounted to 100 quintals. CURTIS reports others coming with full fares and fish striking in plentifully. If the present southwest wind and fog continue, a good week's fishing may be anticipated, and perhaps a week to make things lively.
||July 30 1887||Accident||A sad accident at Cupids - Editor Evening Telegram. Dear Sir,-Miss H. STOWE, the Methodist Day-School Teacher of Clark's Beach, has come to her end in a very unhappy manner. She had not enjoyed good health for some time, so she had spent a few days at Brigus and, her health being somewhat improved, she was returning home on Saturday evening, the 15th, a Brigus lady being in the carriage with her. She has been described to me as being in good spirits, expecting to resume her work on Monday. As they were driving down a steep hill just in sight of her home, the harness broke, the horse ran, and instead of turning to the right near the bottom of the hill, it dashed forward, over a bank, and flung the two ladies out of the carriage. One was not so much injured; she was able to ride home to Brigus; but Miss STOWE fell with her head on a stone, and never spoke after. She was taken to the nearest house, where she expired about 6 o'clock last evening. The church lost a bright Christian, a liberated giver, and a good worker; and the children a faithful loving teacher. Yours truly, J. PRATT. Cupids, July 17, 1887.
||July 30 1887||Terrible Accident||Tilton, July 14. Within the last six months, two sad accidents have happened in this locality in which two valuable lives have been destroyed: one, that of a young man, by drowning, the other, that of a father of a large family, by an embankment foundering and burying him beneath masses of clay and rock. It is again my sorrowful duty to advise you of another name being added to the list of causalities, and the loss of another life. Last night, about 10 o'clock, while Samuel HUDSON was at work on a wharf at Spaniard's Bay, he slipped and fell off to the beach alongside, a height of twelve feet. His head coming in contact with the stony ground, he was instantly killed. Mr. Hudson was a kind, amiable man of fifty years of age, with a large but grown up family. A post mortem examination will be held to-day.-Evening Telegram.
||July 30 1887||Fish||It is worthy of note that one of the earliest shipments of the staple was that dispatched to Portugal in Messrs. BAIN, JOHNSON & Co.'s Parejero, on the 18th instant. It was spring-caught Shore and easily caught Bank, fish, all of this seasons take and cure, the appearance of which is spoken of as being something uncommonly good, betokening and well-prepared article of food. This is the quality of fish one likes to hear of as being the country's chief article of export and means of sustainment. - Ibid
||July 30 1887||Passengers||Passengers per Plover on Tuesday last:-From Salmon River-Captain JOY. Little Bay-Miss DEACON, Miss FOOTE, Miss BUCKINGHAM, Miss WHELAN. Little Bay Island-Rev. Mr. And Mrs. PINCOCK, children and servant, Mrs. ROONEY, Rev. E. MANNING. Exploits-Rev. Mr. and Mrs. SWANN, Mrs. A. MANUEL. Twillingate-Miss STERLING, Rev. Mr. ANDREWS, Rev. Mr. JENNINGS, Mr. COBB.
||July 30 1887||T.P. KEEFE||A successful Newfoundlander - Worth $1,600,00!! Among the few of our successful countrymen who have made a home, a name and a fortune for themselves in other lands, the name of T. P. KEEFE ranks amongst the first. He was born in Pouch Cove about 38 years ago, and went to Chicago about 18 years ago. He was a cooper by trade and served with the late Mr. F. BOGGAN, who conducted business on Prescott Street. He amassed during flush times, a considerable amount of money which he put into real estate. We all know how Chicago consisted of forty log huts in 1850, and how in 38 years it has grown to contain a population of 700,000. This was the key of our countryman's success. His purchased real estate realized almost fabulous prices, and today he is worth one million six hundred thousand dollars. He pays $1,100.000 taxes on real estate and runs a loan business besides. He has connections in this country with whom he has recently put himself in communication. He will be here to see his friends about the middle of August. He is married but has no children. Ibid.
||July 30 1887||Outport Clergy||On the arrival of the English boat today we shall lose from our midst a Wesleyan clergyman whose presence and services will be greatly missed in St. John's. Three years ago he came amongst us as a stranger even in name, as he had been modestly and unobtrusively working in outport settlements and had never occupied any city pulpits. To-day he leaves us to the unfeigned regret of everybody. To know Mr. VATER was to esteem him. As a diligent student, a methodical house-visiting pastor and a good practical business man as the head of a circuit, he was an [rest is missing]
||July 30 1887||Death||On Thursday evening last, after a months illness from a severe chill, Mr. Joseph FIFIELD, aged 46 years.
||July 30 1887||Death||At Jackson's Cove, on July 12th, Mr. John Robert KNIGHT, aged 88 years. The deceased leaves 90 descendants.
||July 30 1887||Passengers||The "Plover" had a large number of passengers this last time going South. Among them were Rev. Mr. PINCOCK, wife and family, who were going to their new circuit, Western Bay; also Rev. Mr. And Mrs. SWANSON, who were leaving Exploits for Grand Bank and Rev. E. MANNING, who has been laboring on Nipper's Harbor circuit the last two years, and is now the junior minister in St John's West. Each of these Rev. gentlemen is well and favourabley known here, especially Mr. SWANN, who for three years ministered to the spiritual wants of the Methodist people on this circuit, and Mr. PINCOCK, who was at Morton's Harbor previous to removing to Little Bay Island, where he last labored. We wish them all every prosperity in their new spheres of duty. The Rev. Wm. JENNINGS was also a passenger, intending to leave for the United States, having resigned his connection with the Newfoundland Methodist Conference. For twelve or fourteen years he has been engaged in ministerial work in this colony, and has toiled with much acceptance on the various circuits on which it has been his lot to labor. He now leaves our shores for a more genial clime, taking with him the good will and esteem of many who have frequently listened to the words of counsel and instruction that he has given to his flock in the discharge of his ministerial functions.
||July 30 1887||Ship News||Port of Twillingate - Entered. July 25-Cecilia, LeMasurer, Cadiz, salt-OWEN & EARLE. July 25-Lady Agnes, Piper, Little Bay, Ballast-E. DUDAR. July 29-Ensign, PERIE, Cadiz, salt - W. WATERMAN & Co.
||July 30 1887||Notre Dame Mine||Mr. Henry O. M. REDDIN, showed us some specimens of the ore of the above mine today, and his report confirms the information relating to it, of our correspondent at Little Bay, published on Wednesday. An assay has not been made; but if the specimens on our table be anything like a fair example the new mine will prove one ot the richest ever discovered in Newfoundland. Two hundred weight of ore have been placed in the office of Mr. BOYD, Water Street, where it can be seen. The circumstances connected with the discovery are somewhat singular. Mr. Samuel ROUTLEDGE, a Nova Scotian, lumberman and trapper, was hunting; he fired at an otter, which ran into a hole in an embankment, about four and a half miles from Little Bay. He put his hand in to haul out the otter, and in doing so, took out some pieces of copper ore. The shot probably dislodged the ore; and in this remarkable way the valuable mineral was disovered. Mr. C. O.M. REDDIN has purchased one-half interest in the mine and is the managing owner, empowered to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the property. We hope it will realize the expectations of the owners. - St. John's Daily Colonist, July 15.
||July 30 1887||Sent to Asylum||A poor unfortunate woman, named Elizabeth Barnes, who has been suffering for some time past from mental aberration, was sent to the Lunatic Asylum, St. John's per last steamer in charge of Constable BURT.
||July 30 1887||Fire||Two or three little children were playing in a store belonging to Mr. Joseph MOORES on Tuesday morning last, where there was a lot of shaving, which they set fire to, and had it not been for the timely assistance rendered, the building would have been totally destroyed. As it was the store was a good deal damaged and a net partly destroyed.
||July 30 1887||Freight Cargo||The Evangeline, Capt. ROBERTS, arrived from St. John's Thursday night, bringing a full cargo of freight, the greater quality of which was for Mr. TOBIN. She leaves on Monday for Mill Island, Hall's Bay, for another cargo of lumber from Messrs. CURTIS' mill works. We have to thank the Captain for late copies of the Evening Telegram, from which interesting extracts will be found in to-day's paper.
||July 30 1887||Accident||The Tibby came here from Fogo on Tuesday night, bringing a quantity of merchandise for the owner's branch trade at this place. While lowering a puncheon of molasses over her side into a boat the next morning, a sudden jerk caused an iron block to break off which fell from a height of fourteen or fifteen feet, striking Mr. MAYNE on the back of the head, and leaving him almost insensible for a time. The cap fortunately warded off the blow somewhat, but notwithstanding the head was much bruised and cut to the extent of a couple of inches. Dr. SCOTT was promptly in attendance and administered the necessary applications, and we are glad to learn that at present no serious consequences need be despaired of.
||July 30 1887||Diphtheria Cases||Cases of diphtheria continue to alarm residents at different places along the South West coast. Two Bankers were obliged to return to Burin to land a hand, each suffering from diphtheria. At Harbor Briton a fresh case had broken out. At Grand Bank and several parts of Fortune Bay the disease crops up now and again, causing great anxiety. Something should be done to endeavor to eradicate this hateful disease in places where it seems to have obtained a footing. - Evening Mercury July 15.
||July 30 1887||Temperance Meeting||A very interesting public temperance meeting under the auspices of the Diocesan Synod was held last evening in the Synod Hall. His Lordship the Bishop presided and opened the proceeding with an appropriate and forcible address. The other speakers were the Revds. W. R. SMITH, H. JOHNSON, H.W. CUNNINGHAM, and J. J. CURLING. R.D. The special claims of the C.E.T. S. were able and eloquently presented by Messrs. HORWOOD and MOTT. Ibid July 16.
||July 30 1887||Schooner Patience||Arrival from the Straits - The schooner "Patience", Stephen NEWMAN, master, belonging to J. B. TOBIN, Esq., arrived from the Straits of Belle Isle on Wednesday night, with nearly one hundred quintals of fish, which was caught at Cape Charles. Fish is reported to have been very scarce, and all that the "Patience" brought back was secured in a couple of days. The craft that happened to be there at the time succeeded in getting a little. The "Louie", Wm. LINFIELD, is reported with fifty quintals, the "Hunter" Levi YOUNG, with 100 qtls. and Thomas WHELLOR with 160 qtls.
||July 30 1887||Grampus Arrival||One of the United States Fishery Commission vessels, "Grampus", commanded by Capt. J. W. COLLINS, put into port on Tuesday evening, and having on board a number of naturalists connected with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. They intend making a tour of the Island for the purpose of collecting specimens of natural history. We understand that the principal object of their mission was to search for relicts of the penquin, a bird that was once numerous around this coast, but which has been extinct for many years. This they were successful in accomplishing, having discovered a number of their bones on the Funks. The "Grampus" left early on Thursday morning for Canada Bay, thence to the Straits of Belle Isle, the scientists purposing to continue their explorations all along the Northen coast, and being now particularly, in quest of the great seal or square flipper. During the yacht's stay in port a good many of our citizens availed of the opportunity of visiting her and were most courteously received by the Captain and generous hearted staff of scientific gentlemen, in charge of the expedition.
||July 30 1887||Seal Skins||The Manufacture of Seal Skins. We pointed out some time ago the advisability of having a portion of the large quantity of the seal skins exported from Newfoundland every year, dressed in this country. They are shipped to the Old Country in hundreds of thousands annually, and give remunerative labor to large numbers of people in manufacturing them in various ways for the markets of the world. A beginning has been made in prosecuting this industry at home, with very fair results. Tfhe Newfoundland Tannery, now under the management of Mr. ALLAN, a "live" man[sic] is turning out manufactured seal skins which are equal, if not superior in their line to any imported. The leather is "soft as a glove" and has a beautiful finish. It can be used for boots, and shoes, covering for furniture, and as linings for carriages, coverings for buggies and other uses to which leather manufactured from the hides of animals are put with the exception of sole-leather for which seal skins would not be sufficeintly thick. When the business is in full swing, it will employ a considerable number of persons; and if there should not be home consumption enough for all the skins manufactured, they will form a profitable article of export. We need scarcely say that it is such industries as this that will eventually build up Newfoundland, and as such, we wish the new enterprise every success. - Daily Colonist, July 6.
||August 6, 1887||Schooners||There have been two or three arrivals from the Straits of Belle Isle the past week, namely, the Hunter, Levi YOUNG, master, with about 120 qtls. for six men; Louie, Wm. LINFIED[sic] master, 60 qtls. For five men, and the Pretoria, Thos. WHELLOR, Tizzard's Harbor, 140 qts. for eight men. The Wild Rover Thos. GINN, master. A craft of 38 tons, returned to Change Islands loaded, and one or two other small craft also went to Fogo with good trips. The Hunter got her fish at Cape Norman, and reports the Minnie F. Mark MUGFORD at Green Island, with one hundred qtls. These craft will now leave for the Labrador, where it is to be hoped success will attend them.
||August 6, 1887||Herring Neck||To be Leased: For a term of years, at Clarke's Cove, Herring Neck, a dwelling house and fishing premises, lately occupied by Mr. J. S. BATT. The above is very suitable for a Lobster Factory or for other purposes. Terms reasonable. For particulars apply to the SUN office. Twillingate 23.
||August 6, 1887||School Report||Church of England School Report: By last mail a copy of the Report of the Public Schools under Church of England Boards, for 1886, was received, for which we have to thank the Superintendent, Rev. W. PILOT B.D. Its pages contain valuable information on educational matters, from which it is gratifying to learn that Material progress is being made in education in the public schools connected with the Church of England Boards. We notice that the annual average each quarter in all the schools throughout the colony was 6,620, being an increase of 299 for the year. Of these 1699 were under seven years of age, 3671 between the ages of seven and twelve, and 1255 over twelve. There were 3592 boys and 3028 girls. Thus it will be seen that the attendance has increased, while corresponding progress has also been made in studies. The Rev. Mr. PILOT says that in the period intervening between 1876 and 1886, though the population of the denomination increased, as per Census, about 15.8 per cent; the increase during the same period has been 60 percent in reading, 124 percent in writing, 100 percent in Geography, and 380 per cent in Grammar, with a greatly surpassing per centage of increase in other subjects taught in these schools. These facts show unmistakeably that great progress has been made during that period in education in the Church schools. Yet we think that all the interest is not taken that might be, on the part of many parents in different parts of the colony, to secure for their children a good, sound, elementary education, at least, which can now be obtained, at an exceedingly low rate, in almost every settlement. We have here given the following extracts from the Report, under the respective headings named, and in another paper will publish other parts of the instructive document.
||August 6, 1887||Schools||One hundred and sixty-three Schools were in operation during a part, or the whole of the year. Of these three were classed first grade, thirty one second grade, seventy-fourth third grade, and fifty-five remain not graded. Heretofore, in order to qualify for a first grade, a school was required to have an average attendance of forty-five; for a second grade, an average of thirty, for a third grade an average of fifteen; and two-thirds of those in average attendance were required to pass in each standard to qualify for any grade. By the amended Act these averages have been discarded, and in future the Superintendent will grade schools according to their respective merits.
||August 6, 1887|| School Fees||All schools aided by the Government are open to children of all denomoninations, upon payment of required fees. In this sense only are our schools free. Now while the payment of the fees indicates, at least to the extent to which they are paid, the interest people take in the education of their children, I am too painfully reminded of instances where parents keep their children from school because of their inability to pay them. To compel teachers to take them all without fees would be to deprive them of what is now a legimate source of income. Usually they are engaged at so much salary from the Board, plus fees of children. But, once raise the salaries of teachers to such an extent as would give them fair compensation for their fees, (and an extra, grant of about $15,000 to the education appropriations would about make such compensation) then schools might be made free everywhere in the Colony. But then, having made schools free, compulsory attendance must of necessity follow. For to provide free schools and leave parents the choice or not of sending their children to school, would practically be to leave education on no higher a plane than it has already reached. Gratuity and compulsion are correllative terms. Our chief difficulties are not so much the inability of parents to pay the small amount required as fees, but their apathy, indifference and selfishness; and not until the property of the country is made to contribute towards the education of all the youth of the country, and attendance of children enforced by the strong arm of the law, will education receive its due attention, and be raised to a level with that of other countries.
||August 6, 1887||Prize Winners||The Methodist school at Fogo has just closed for the Summer holidays. A hard and successful year's work has been done. Prizes were offered for the best scholar in each class, and for the best conduct. The prize winners are the following:- Fifth Class: May DUDER - General Proficiency. Fourth Class: Daisy DUDER -General Proficiency. Third Class: Lydia DOWNER-Reading and Spelling. Second Class: Sydney COOK-Reading and Spelling. First Class sr.: Maria M. EMBRKE [sic]- Reading and Spelling. Minnie WARRICK -Reading and Spelling. First Class jr.: Jemima BLANDFORD - Reading and Spelling. Best Conduct: Susie LOADER. T. C. DUDER, Esq., has furnished the prizes. He has taken a great interest in the school, as also in every thing connected with the circuit. The school has made rapid progress, and the result of the examination was most satisfactory, - English, History, Geography, English Grammar, French, Arithmetic, and Writing good. Miss SCOTT takes pleasure in her work. The work of an educationist is certainly a noble one, and should call forth all the energy possessed by any teacher, short of damaging health. Many teachers are toiling and doing good work who will be gratefully remembered, although they may get but little praise and small remuneration.
||August 6, 1887||Placentia, Aug 1st.||The arrivals from the Banks for the past week have been the "Treasure", with 750 quintals for two baitings; the "Nimbus", 400, and the P. L. Whitten, 600 for one baiting; "Crest of the Wave", 800 and "Delight" 1000, for two baitings, "Lavitia" 700, and "Meteor" 650 quintals for one baiting. They all report plenty of fish, but squids not very plentiful. The shore fishery is now very good, and prospects look encouraging. A new boat belonging to Mussel Harbor was stranded on Point Moll on Saturday, but was got off Sunday afternoon by Little and Great Placentia men, assisted by Captain HAGG, of the Schooner "G. G.
||August 6, 1887||Sir Ambrose SHEA||London, 8th July 1887, To Sir Ambrose SHEA, K.C.M.C.: Dear Sir, - We, the undersigned merchants residing in Great Britain and interested in the Newfoundland trade, beg to offer you our congratulations on the mark of Royal favor conferred on you in your appointment as Governor of Bahamas. We, however, cannot but regret that the colony in which we have so large an interest should be deprived, at the present moment especially, of the benefit of your acknowledged abilities and ripe experience, of which, Newfoundland has had the advantage for so many years. We trust in your new sphere you may have the full reward of life-long public services, and we beg to tender to Lady Shea the expression of our high respect and our desire for your united happiness. Begging your acceptance of the accompanying piece of plate, in testimony of your deservings, we are sincerely yours, Signed: C. T. BOWRING & Co., PROWSE, HALL & MORRIS, MARE, HOLMWOOD & Co., NEWMAN, HUNT & Co., Walter GRIEVE & Co., JOB BROTHERS, James J. GRIEVE, BAINE & JOHNSTON, J. & W. STEWART, C.F.BENNETT.
||August 6, 1887||No Paper||As Wednesday and Thursday of next week are set apart by Proclamation from His Excellency the Administrator to be observed as public holidays in this colony, in commemoration of the Jubilee year of Her Majesty the Queen, and as we shall be absent for a few days, the SUN will not be published next Saturday.
||August 6, 1887||Shipping||Her Majesty's ship Emerald, Capt. HAMMON, came into port on Tuesday evening and remained until Wednesday night. She was from Hall's Bay last, en route for St. John's to be present during the Jubilee celebration, the 11th and 12th inst.