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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

July 1887 - December 1887

Place of publication: Twillingate
Dates of publication: June 24, 1880-Jan. 31, 1953.
Suspended publication: Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 1947.
Frequency: Weekly.

Title varies:

Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser, June 24, 1880-Aug. 10. 1912.
Twillingate Sun, Oct. 19, 1912-Jan. 31, 1953.

Editor and proprietor:

Jabez P. Thompson, June 24, 1880-1895.
George Roberts, 1895 (56)-1910.
William B. Temple, 1910-1921.
Stewart Roberts, 1921-Jan. 9, 1947.
Ernest G. Clarke, Feb. 22, 1947-Jan. 31, 1953.

The Twillingate Sun printed local and foreign news, legislative proceedings, serial fiction and advertisements. It claimed to be politically independent in 1886, but supported the Whiteway and the Liberals, especially in the fall election of 1894. In 1929, it supported Squires and in 1948 was neutral on Confederation. The Sun ceased publication due to financial reasons in 1953.


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The records were transcribed by 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, 1887Religious ConferenceOn 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, 1887Ship ArrivalThe 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, 1887Religious ConferenceThe 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, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered. June 28 - "Girl of Devon", GRANT, Trapani, via St. John's, salt -- E. DUDER.

July 9th, 1887Shipping NewsThe steamer Fleeta left for St. John's on Saturday evening last and returned Friday morning.
July 9th, 1887FisheryScarcely any fish has been caught around our shores the past week or ten days.
July 9th, 1887Orange LodgeWe are requested to say the Orange Lodges will meet on Thursday evening at seven (sharp), being the 12th of July.
July 9th, 1887Shipping NewsThe 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, 1887Annual ConferenceThe 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, 1887Minister RelocatedIt 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, 1887Mining AccidentOne 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, 1887News From PlacentiaSpecial 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, 1887Forest FiresH. 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, 1887Forest FiresHarbor 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, 1887LabradorThe 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, 1887Morton's HarborThe 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, 1887King's CoveFrom 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, 1887MarriedOn 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, 1887Ship NewsPort 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, 1887Passenger ListPassengers 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, 1887BirthAt Path End, on the 13th inst., the wife of R. D. HODGE, Esq., J.P. of a son.
July 16, 1887DeathAt Long Point, on the 11th inst., of diphtheria, Annie, aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. James PRESTON, assistant lighthouse keeper.
July 16, 1887DeathsAt 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, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. - Entered, July 14, Kenigsberg, Alex. Innes, Cadiz, salt - W. WATERMAN & Co.
July 16, 1887White BayThe 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, 1887Lumber CargoThe 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, 1887Lobster ShipmentThe 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, 1887Few Fish CaughtVery 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, 1887Worthy DeedA 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, 1887Steamer PloverThe 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, 1887Plover PassengersAmong 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, 1887New PublicationBy 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, 1887Battle HarborThe 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, 1887Local NewsThe 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, 1887The FisheryNo 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, 1887Coastal SteamerThe 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, 1887The FisheryMessrs. 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, 1887Patent MedicineMr. 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, 1887HymenealA 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, 1887MarriedOn 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, 1887DeathAt Back Harbor, on the 4th July, after a brief illness, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Jr. William SPENCER, aged 62 years.
July 23, 1887Ship NewsPort 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, 1887Lobster 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 1887Labrador FisheryThe 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 1887The Island FisheryConception 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 1887Placentia, 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 1887Renews 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 1887Harbor 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 1887Cape Broyle, July 25The 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 1887Treppassey, July 26The 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 1887AccidentA 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 1887Terrible AccidentTilton, 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 1887FishIt 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 1887PassengersPassengers 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 1887T.P. KEEFEA 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 1887Outport ClergyOn 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 1887DeathOn Thursday evening last, after a months illness from a severe chill, Mr. Joseph FIFIELD, aged 46 years.
July 30 1887DeathAt Jackson's Cove, on July 12th, Mr. John Robert KNIGHT, aged 88 years. The deceased leaves 90 descendants.
July 30 1887PassengersThe "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 1887Ship NewsPort 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 1887Notre Dame MineMr. 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 1887Sent to AsylumA 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 1887FireTwo 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 1887Freight CargoThe 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 1887AccidentThe 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 1887Diphtheria CasesCases 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 1887Temperance MeetingA 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 1887Schooner PatienceArrival 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 1887Grampus ArrivalOne 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 1887Seal SkinsThe 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, 1887SchoonersThere 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, 1887Herring NeckTo 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, 1887School ReportChurch 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, 1887SchoolsOne 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 FeesAll 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, 1887Prize WinnersThe 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, 1887Placentia, 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, 1887Sir Ambrose SHEALondon, 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, 1887No PaperAs 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, 1887ShippingHer 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.
August 6, 1887PassengersThe steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, arrived a little before seven on Thursday morning, calling at Harbor Grace at this time. She brought a small quantity of freight, and had a large number of passengers for various ports of call. Among the number were His Lordship Bishop of Newfoundland, Rev. Wm. PILOT, B.D., Inspector of Church of England Schools, of Newfoundland, Rev. T. P. QUINTON, Rev. J. NURSE wife and children, Judge BENNET, Messrs. HENDERSON, REDDIN, Jeanes DIAMOND and many others.
August 6, 1887Holiday TourThe yacht Swallow, owned by A. S. RENDELL, Esq.., with a pleasure party, consisting of the proprietor, Dr. RENDELL, and Messrs. T. HODGE and W. CLAP, (Attorney and Solicitor) arrived here on Saturday evening last. After leaving St. John's all the chief intermediate places were visited, and also Dildo and Exploits Bay, where very beautiful scenery abounds. The yacht left on Thursday morning for Fogo before returning to the Metropolis. Mr. CLAPP had just completed his law course, having graduated for the profession under Sir. W. V. WHITEWAY, and was taking a holiday tour before opening an office for himself.
August 6, 1887RegattaHurrah for the Regatta! The captains of the tight little vessels which annually visit our shores to bear away the valuable staples of our Island Home, are generally regarded as jolly good fellows, and ever ready to lend a hand to enliven the times and contribute to the general enjoyment of the people amongst whom their lot is cast for a time. A few days ago the happy idea of a Regatta originated amongst them, and soon things under their able management assisted by the folks ashore, took a tangible form, and on the 3rd inst. all was ready for the sport. W. E. WATERMAN, Esq., who is one of our leading yatchsmen was chosen as referee, but happily no dispute arose to demand interposition. First on the programme were sailing matches in which great interest was manifested, and as a favorable breeze gave all a good chance to do their best, excitement ran high. The harbor presented a lively appearance, the vessels being decked with bunting, and the presence of H.M.S. Emerald also adding to the scene. All races were well contested with the results as given below. Seven boats took part in the sailing matches. As the day was kept as a part holiday, many of the people availed of the chance to visit the warships, where the kindness so characeristic of our naval men was extended to all, the many things of interest to be seen aboard affording great delight, especially to young people. The day's proceedings passed off without a hitch, and good will prevailed throughout, and we hope to witness many such contests in the future on our waters. Subjoined is the result of races: Sailing Boats - First Prize, Six dols, Clementine's boat-Captain BALL. Second Prize, Four dols, Ensign's boat-Captain PIERCE. Third Prize, Two dols, Konigsbergs boat-Captain INNES. Fourth Prize, One dol, Pearl's boat-Captain LOWER. Rowing Boats - (men) 2 in each boat. First Prize, Three dols, G. MAIDMENT and partner. Second Prize, Two dols, CLARKE and partner. Third Prize, One Dollar, Peter YOUNG and partner. Trap Skiffs - First Prize, Four dols, W. E. WATERMAN. Second Prize, Two dols, Geo GILLETT. Whale Boats - First Prize, Three dols, W. E. WATERMAN. Second Prize, Two dols, Obadiah MANUEL. Single Scull (Men) - First Prize, James ROSE, six shillings. Second Prize Martin GILLETT, three shillings. Single Scull (Boys) - First Prize, Wm. HUDSON, seven shillings. Second Prize, Jas. FRENCH, three shillings. There was to have been a women's race but there was no contest, as only two appeared, who rowed the course and received the first prize, three dollars. A small surplus remains over, which will be given towards the funds for the Church of England and Methodist Sunday School Treats. per A. FINDLATER, Sec'y[sic]
August 6, 1887Vessels List of Vessels Insured in the Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club, 1887 - Click here!

August 20, 1887PersonalWe notice the presence of Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., Inspector of Church of England day schools, who is here in the discharge of the functions of his office.
August 20, 1887SchoonerThe schr. Branksea arrived to Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., on Sunday last, after a trading and collecting tour extending to three weeks. She brought a full fare of codfish, oil, and salmon.
August 20, 1887SteamerThe coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, arrived here from St. John's and intermediate ports of call on Thursday morning. She proceeds as far North as Battle Harbor, and may be expected here about Wednesday.
August 20, 1887VisitorsThe circuit this year has quite a bevy of professional gentlemen. We notice however that the older practitioners still adhere to the Northern Circuit. Amongst these is Mr. EMERSON who will join the Northern Circuit at Little Bay. Mr. EMERSON comes down by the Plover about the 1st of September and will be in Twillingate in the Leopard.
August 20, 1887Salmon FisheryVery serious complaint is made by some salmon catchers, of the damage and hindrance done to this valuable industry by the slabs which are thrown in the water from the saw mills, and which come in contact with nets, &c. As too much protection cannot be given to our staple industries, we trust this matter will engage the attention of those in authority and that the evil complained of, will be removed.
August 20, 1887Cable RepairsBy the Plover there arrived one of the Telegraph Co's Employees, for the purpose of repairing the Cable crossing Main tickle which has been broken for sometime. The operator has had to cross the tickle with his dispatches and set up his instrument on the other shore in order to get them forward, reminding us of a similar experience of one of the earliest operators in the history of Telegraphy in this country. We hope the work will be easily and speedily accomplished.
August 20, 1887Sailing ContestOn Monday last an exciting sailing contest was witnessed on our harbor between the boat of the schr. Clementine, Capt. BALL, and that of the Pearl, Capt. LOWER. The race came about in this way; sometime ago the boat of the Ensign, Capt. PIERE, bore a pennant, but in a recent match this was taken from her by the Pearl's boat, the Clementine's also competing, but being amongst the losers she determined to try her luck again and wrest if possible the flag of honor from the Pearl which she barely succeeded in doing in the race on Monday. Never mind "LOWER"! At her again old friend, and keep up the valor of North Side, remember "faint heart never won fair Lady".
August 20, 1887Methodist ServicesBy a recent arrival from Change Islands we are glad to hear that very successful services were being held by the Methodists there, and that many conversions had been recorded, especially amongst the Sunday school children. The Rev. J. EMBREE, President of Conference, and T. C. DUDER, Esq., had visited the settlement, also Wm. WATERMAN, Sr. Esq., who was spending a time with Mr. J. C. Waterman, the manager of his branch establishment. The latter visitor occupied the pulpit and conducted some of the Sunday services recently. We hope the good work will continue and that grand results will be tabulated.
August 20, 1887Narrow escapeMrs. Charles MURCELL narrowly escaped serious injury a few nights since. She was on her way to service when a carriage overtook her, and as she is rather hard of hearing, she did not get out of the way quickly, and when the horse was hauled to one side, she stepped on the same side, with the result, that she was struck, but happily with little other mishap than a bruised shoulder, and a great fright. We hope here this old lady is fully recovered from the shock. No blame could be attached to the owner of the horse who was driving, as he hauled aside and up as quick as possible.
August 20, 1887Making HayDuring the past few weeks our people have been busy making hay whilst the sun shines, and the crop appears to be very good. The potato crop is looking well and promises a good yield. This in face of the fact that severe losses have been felt in other places, notably Canada, and the States, through excessive drought, is a matter of great thankfulness, especially in this time of depression, when many will have to depend to a great extent on the result of land operations.
August 20, 1887Evening TelegramWe thankfully acknowledge the receipt of the Evening Telegram received by mail. It is printed on beautiful paper and the variety of type is charming, and gives good effect to the appearance of the paper throughout. The illustrations are very fine and display great Artistic taste, those on the cover being most instructive, as showing some features in Newfoundland, past and present. The whole setup is such as to reflect the highest credit on the proprietors and is an effort well worthy of such an auspicious event as the jubilee of Noble Queen Victoria whose portrait in the center of the cover is as fine as any we have ever seen in any of the papers. Again we say, God save our Empress Queen."
August 20, 1887Fish ScarceA Little Bay correspondent writing under date of August 9th says:-The fish is exceedingly scarce this part of the bay, but this week the men did a little better. The lobster factory at Jackson's Cove is doing very well. Men are traveling for twelve or fifteen miles radius seeking lobsters as fish are so scarce. But for this factory many men would be wanting food. Butt's Cove houses, &c, are being gradually removed to Little Bay. Men are continually coming here from remote parts looking for work. No men are now needed. However these is some talk of a new mine being worked.
August 20, 1887Lobster FactoryA correspondent from the North West Arm, dated August 6th says:-The fishery in this locality has been almost a total failure and up to present date very little improvement can be reported. There are many around us who at this the hardest time of the year, can hardly keep the wolf from the door. The lobster factory at Jackson's Cove has given employment to many who had no door open to get relief. Men have made as high as ten pounds in getting lobsters, while this is not general, yet many have been largely benefited. We have three arrivals to the firm of WATERMAN & Co., of Nippers Harbor. The Agnes, James ROBBINS, with 12 tierce salmon and 20 qtls of fish; Nicholas PENNY, 11 tierce salmon, 20 qtls fish; William DWYER, 35 qtls fish, 1 1/2 tierce salmon. The outlook is very gloomy indeed, but is hoped that something will soon take place to lighten the gloom and chase away the troubled thoughts which arise in our minds.
August 20, 1887Renews, Special Dispatches to St. John's Evening Telegram. August 13, The schooner Telephone arrived last evening from the Banks with 500 quintals fish, making her catch at the present time 2,000 quintals. Boats are now doing well. Many of them have got as much as 50 quintals. Cape Ballard Bank jacks hailing from ten to twenty-five quintals. Broad Cove and Change Cove punts and jacks average from 20 to 30 quintals this week.
August 20, 1887Trepassy, Aug 15: The weather is beautifully fine, fish plentiful, but bait scarce. Some of the Southern boats secured full fares last week. Sharemen are commencing to run from their masters and there seems to be no power to stop them. There are also several important cases here requiring a magistrate to settle. Poor people cannot afford to defray the expenses of bringing to St. Mary's-a distance of thirty miles, through an unopened country. It is hoped that the Government will appoint a Jubilee magistrate very shortly, so as to settle all difficulties and give the constable a fair show of doing his duty.
August 20, 1887Placentia, Aug 15: The Souris Light and Dial arrived here last week, the former with 700 and the latter with 400 quintals of fish. Two Western boats have also arrived, with 100 and 150 quintals respectively. The fishery about Cape St. Mary's and the Cape Shore has not been very good lately. Boats average from 17 to 20 quintals for the week. Mining operations are proving very successful. Another splendid lode was struck on Saturday near Silver Cliff.
August 20, 1887Bain Harbor Aug 15: The schooner Mary Jane, Capt. WALSH, arrived last night from the Banks loaded, and all well. Her fare is equal to 500 quintals of dry fish.
August 20, 1887Old Perlican Aug 15: A most disastrous fire occurred here on Saturday last. The house of George ROBBIN took fire and was entirely consumed. Three children perished in the flames. The origin of the fire seems to be a mystery.
August 20, 1887BirthAt Greenspond, on August 9th., the wife of Rev. F. R. DUFFILL of a daughter.
August 20, 1887DeathAt Back Harbor, on the 10th inst., of bronchitis, Adolphus, child of John and Ann PURCHASE, aged 4 years. "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
August 20, 1887DeathOn the 7th inst., of diphtheria, Ada Louisa, daughter of William and Rachel YOUNG, aged 4 years. "Farewell my Father and Mother dear, I am gone to rest you need not fear, And there my Savior for to see, Who shed his precious blood for me. My suffering here on earth is o'er, And I am on the golden shore, And there to sing my Savior's praise, Throughout the everlasting days."
August 20, 1887DeathAt North West Arm, Green Bay, on July 29th; in the 29 year of her age, Lenora VOKEY, a native of Conception Bay. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two children to mourn her loss.
August 20, 1887DeathAt Stocking Harbor, Green Bay, Mr. George STULLEY, a native of England, aged 68 years.
August 20, 1887Shipping News Port of Twillingate: Entered - August 8 - Little Willie, TIBBET, St. John's, salt - E. DUDER. Kate, RIDER, Sydney, coals - Robert SCOTT. August 15, Galatea, WILKINS, Cardiff, coals, - E. DUDER. Cleared - August 10 - Kate, RIDER, Fogo, coals - R. SCOTT. Port of Little Bay: Entered - July 4 - J. Savord, Montreal, provisions; July 8 - Lady Agnes, Swansea, general cargo; July 22 - S. S. Benefactor, Cow Bay, Coal; July 27, Bessie Simpson, barque, 410 tons registerd [sic], Calais, U.S., ballast; August 4 - S.S. Benefactor, Cow Bay, coal. Cleared. July 8 - S.J. Savord, Montreal, ballast, July 17 - Mervinea, Gaspe Basin, ballast. July 21 - Lady Agnes, Twillingate, ballast. August 4 - Bessie Simpson, Boston, iron pyrites, first cargo from mine at Pelleys Island, by Standard Pyrites Company. S. S. Benefactor loading.
August 20, 1887Vessels Vessels Cleared for the Labrador Fishery by the Customs House in Twillingate, 1887 - Click here!

August 27, 1887Pathetic IncidentA pathetic incident was that disclosed this morning by the sight of a policeman carrying in his arms, through the street, a young child of between two and three years. It was an intelligent looking child - a boy-but its appearance showed sad marks of neglect and want of proper sustenance; its face was wan and pale, and its eyes bore a dull, lack-lustre look. It munched a cake quite industriously, and looked at the crowd near the Court House complacently and without uttering a cry. The child, whose name is SWINDON, is a victim of parental neglect; and the past week during the daytime has been left to its own resources in the yard of the house where his father lives. Its piteous cries attracted the attention of the neighbours and they conveyed food to the little one over the fence. Latterly it has been kept confined to a room in the dwelling where it was found by the police when they broke into the house. The child's complaining was still heard in its place of confinement and must have been a source of anguish to the neighbours who heard it. The latter could not withstand the provocation longer, and this morning two of them (women) went down to the magistrates' court and complained of the cirmunstances, whereupon the court furnished the required relief. The little fellow is now in its custody, and an order will doubtless be made for its proper maintenance and support til the parents are in a position and are disposed to care kindly for him. Some two months ago it is stated, the mother of the child made application to the magistrates to be given its custody, but this was denied her, and soon after she left for Halifax. - Evening Telegram, Aug 17.
August 27, 1887DeathsOn Wednesday last, of diphtheria, after five days illness, Maudie, beloved child of Andrew and Fannie GRAY, aged 6 years.
August 27, 1887Shipping NewsPort of Twillingate - Entered. August 24 - Eugenie, CARON, Montreal, via Fogo, provisions - OWEN & EARLE. August 24 - Belted Will, GODFREY, St. John's via Fogo, provisions - OWEN & EARLE.
August 27, 1887Labrador Fishery The coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, returning to St. John's, called here on Wednesday night, this being her third trip to Battle Harbor to connect with the Labrador mail service. The fishery intelligence received this time is more encouraging that that of any previous trip-a little improvement being report in various quarters on the more Northern part of the coast.
August 27, 1887Labrador Fishery There were good indications of an average voyage being accured in the places where the fish had struck in, and should the weather not set in too stormy for a few weeks, it is probably that good work will yet be done. It will be seen from the subjoined report that in some harbors which at one time were famous as resorts for the finny tribe, this year there has been a complete failure, and in other places the catch has been comparatively small, and unless a very marked improvement should take place, (and this season is now almost too far advanced to expect) the Labrador catch will scarcely come up to an average one. So far as the bulk of our craft is concerned, very little has been heard of them since leaving here in the early part of the season. When the fish is scarce up the shore they usually go North beyond the limits of the mail steamer's route, and it is seldom that the Plover brings news of them. But we hope soon, however, to be able to chronicle their return with good fares. At Rigolette and Cartwright the salmon fishery is said to have been very poor this season. The herring fishery in the Straits is reported to have commenced with a fair prospect of there being a good catch of this valuable product. At Flower's Cove they are said to have struck in, in large quantities. By the time the next mail leaves the coast, it may be possible to form some idea of the general results of the Labrador fishery, which it is earnestly hoped, will be more cheering than the opening of the season's operations let us to believe would be the case. Appended is the latest report:- August 15 - Cape Harrington, twenty-five vessels here doing fairly. Hopedale - Several vessels in vicinity doing fairly. 16th, - Winsor Harbor - Boats 15 to 25 qtls; traps 20 to 120. Turnavick E. Boats 10 to 20; traps 20 to 200. Turnavick W. - Boats 15 to 25; traps 50. I?ack [can't makeout] Boats 20 to 25; traps 80 to 100. Strawberry - Forty vessels here with 100 to 200 qtls. each. Mannox Island - Traps 50 to 100. Long Tickle - traps 10 to 20. Rogers Harbor - Nil. 17th, Adnavic and Ragged Harbor - Nil. Jigger Tickle - traps 15 to 30. Cape Harrison - Traps 10 to 30. Sloop Cove - Traps 20 to 30. Holton - Boats 15 to 30; traps 50 to 130. Emily Harbor - Boats 10 to 20; traps 50 to 250. 18th, White B. Island - Boats 20 to 50; traps 100 to 200. 18th ,- White B. Island - Boats 30 to 50; traps 100 to 200. Smoky Tickle - Boats 30 to 50; traps 100 to 200. Bake Apple Bight - Boats 25 to 40; traps 30 to 130. Indian Harbor - Boats 20 to 30; traps 50 to 120. 19th. Pack's Harbor - Nil. Long Island - Boats 5 to 10; traps nil. Grady - Boats 20 to 30; traps 50 to 200. 20th. Indian Tickle - Boats 60 to 70; traps 30 to 300. Domino - 40 to 70; traps 100 to 300. Batteau - Boats40 to 70; traps 30 to 300. 21st. - Punch Bowl - Boats 40 to 60. Comfort Bight - Boats 30 to 40; traps 20 to 50. Bolsters Rock - Boats 20 to 40. Tub Harbor - Boats 25 to 35. Snug Harbor - Boats 15 to 25. Triangle - Boats 10 to 20. Dead Island - Boats 20 to 30. 22nd. Square Island - Boats 20 to 30. Scrammy - Boats 15 to 20. Fishing Ship's Harbor - Boats 20 to 40. Francis Harbor Bight - Boats 10 to 20. Little Harbor - Boats 20 to 30. Murry's Harbor - Boats 25 to 40. Battle Harbor - Boats 30 to 40.
August 27, 1887Steamer PloverThe steamer Plover called here on Wednesday night, having on board a large number of passengers for the South. Among them were Colonel DASHWOOD, Rev. Father FLYNN, Rev. Mr. And Mrs. CLIFT, Miss LAMB, Jos. MANUEL, Mr. And Mrs. T. FOOTE and child, Mrs. HOLDEN. The Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., took passage from this to Greenspond, and Mr. SCANLAN, Miss LETHBRIDGE for St. John's, and Mrs. DARELL, en route for Lamaline.
August 27, 1887Steamer HerculesThe steamer Hercules arrived on Monday morning with the Inspector of Light houses and assistant, who were on a visitation tour to the different light houses on the coast. Owing to an accident, however, which happened to the steamer, they had to go to St. John's per Plover, without completing their mission. While going up the bay the Hercules ran on a rock in Flat Island Tickle, (near Pelley's Island) and sustained a good deal of injury, which unfitted her to proceed further.
August 27, 1887DrowningOn the 14th inst., a young man named Felix BRYNE, belonging to Fogo, left Little Bay with two young men and proceeded to Fortune Harbor, to spend Sunday. After paying a visit to their friends, they left in good spirits for Leading Tickles. They arrived there early on Monday morning, when two of the young men went ashore and left Felix in the boat. They were absent a considerable time and on returning found to their great surprise that BYRNE was gone. After having a good search for him they discovered the body buried in the deep. He was then taken to Fogo and buried. It is supposed that all three of the young men were under the influence of liquor, which they purchased, contrary to law, on their visit to Fortune Harbor.
August 27, 1887PersonalThe schooner Evangeline, Captain ROBERTS, returned from St. John's last Sunday afternoon, having nine passengers and a full cargo of freight, principally for J. B. TOBIN, Esq., J. P. Among the number were Mr. TOBIN and his three daughters. Miss Lizzie, Minnie and Gertie; the two latter having recently arrived at St John's from Halifax, where they had been attending college. Miss Minnie TOBIN has been away from here about ten years, the last six months of which she has spent at Mount St. Vincent, Halifax, where she graduated with honors, finishing her course the last term which ended this summer. Out of seven graduates from this college the past ten or twelve years five of them have been Newfoundlanders, which speaks volumes for the talent of our young ladies and we are glad that Miss Minnie can be congratulated on being one of the number.
August 27, 1887Supreme CourtMessrs. J. J. MILLEY and W. HERWOOD, Barristers-at-Law, will go to Little Bay by next Plover to join the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit, which will be held there about the 16th September.
August 27, 1887Rev. W. CLIFTThe Rev. W. CLIFT, Church of England Clergy, who has been at Little Bay for the past four years has been removed to Carbonear, and left for there by last Plover. Previous to his departure, the following Address was presented to him by the Church people of Nipper's Harbor, which was part of his mission. To the Rev. T. W. CLIFT, Little Bay. Rev. and Dear Sir,- We the undersigned, members of St. Mark's Church, Nipper's Harbor, beg to express our regret that owing to the ill health of Mrs. CLIFT, your services as our Pastor are about to terminate. We cannot but testify that you have been unceasing in your labors during the past four years for the good of the dear old Church of which we have the privilege of being members. Our Prayers are that Mrs. CLIFT'S health will improve, and that you may be long spared to continue the good work in the new sphere to which you have been called. Signed: S. J. BLACKLER, C.W., W. CUNNINGHAM, J.C. TILLEY, Samuel DOLLAND, David STARKS, C.W., Samuel NOBEL, Benjamin BOWERS, W. ANDREWS and others. Reply to Address: The Parsonage, Little Bay, Aug 12th, '87. Dear Friends;-Your valuable testimonial presented to me by your Church wardens of St. Mark's Church, Nipper's Harbor on the eve of my last Sunday with you. I have read with great pleasure, and I heartily thank you for your kind wishes both for Mrs. CLIFT and myself. In whatever part of my master's vineyard I may be labouring, I shall always look back to my short time amongst you as your Pastor with great pleasure. Thanking you again on behalf of Mrs. CLIFT and self. I remain, yours in Christ, T. W. CLIFT. To S. J. BLACKLER, W. CUNNINGHAM and others.

September 3, 1887Damage to Bankers(From St. John's Daily Colonist, Aug. 29) Damage to Bankers by Gale of the 26th August. A great many bankers ran in here since Saturday more or less damaged. Some have sails gone, others dories, anchors, trawls, etc. Some others have arrived at the outports in similar conditions. The following are the names of those that have been reported: The Oliver Eldridge, of Gloucester, Mass., Captain WILSON, cable and three dories gone. The Annie, belonging to Mr. M. P. CASHIN, of Cape Broyle. Captain Joseph WILLIAMS, cable anchor and trawls gone. Mr. HARRIS's banker, of Grand Bank, sails very much torn. The Seaway, belonging to Messrs. P. & TESSIER, Captain Richard WILLIAMS, cable gone. The Fond Girl, Captain Thomas INKPEN, of Burin, lost her anchor and fifteen fathoms of cable, carried away some of her sails and lost her compass, The Spotless Queen, belonging to Messrs. SHIRRAN, PIPPY & Co., Captain James READ, lost all her trawls and fifty fathoms of cable. They all report the gale of Friday night as the heaviest ever experienced on the Banks. In all those instances fortunately there was no loss of life, but in the two remaining cases life was involved. The schooner Minnie (not larger than the average Western boat) belonging to Arnold's Cove Placentia Bay, Captain Jonathan BUTCHER, lost one of her men, William Edward BUTCHER, son of the Captain, on Saturday morning about daylight. The Minnie parted her cable, and it was whilst drifting that young BUTCHER fell overboard. The craft is now at Messrs. BAINE & JOHNSON'S wharf being repaired (for all her bulwarks were torn away) by Mr. Peter SAUNDER'S. The schr. Myria, Capt. RYDER, arrived at Bay Bulls yesterday morning, with but four men on board. The remainder of her crew, fourteen men, were away from the vessel when the storm came on, and the Captain thinks it was impossible to live through the gale. They were out in seven dories-two men in each.
September 3, 1887TrepassySpecial to the Evening Telegram-Aug. 29. - The gale of Friday and Saturday last brought about one hundred sail of boats and bankers in here for shelter. Most of the bankers report loss of sails, cables and fishing gear. The banking schooner "Polly Dicks", of Belloram, Captain MAY, lost two men by the name of Philip DICKS, and Philip MAY, both belonging to Belloram. They were swamped in their dory on Friday. Capt. MAY also reports the loss of seven men by a French banker. He says the gale was one of the severest felt on the Banks for many years.
September 3, 1887PlacentiaAugust 29.-The schooner P. L. Whitten, Frank BARRON, arrived here from the banks on Saturday with equal to 650 quintals dry fish. A Gloucester vessel bound home, spoke with the Whitten and reported a schooner of about fifty tons bottom up. They supposed her to have been run down or burnt. Captain BARRON says fish and squid were fairly plentiful when he left the fishing ground, but the weather was very stormy.
September 3, 1887ObitWe record today, with unfeigned regret, the decease at Mattawa, Canada, on Saturday last, of Mr. D. B. BLACKWOOD, at the early age of 33 years. The poor fellow, about 12 months ago, departed for Denver, Colorado, cherishing the hope that a dry atmosphere and climate would recruit his failing health. But, futile all t- [sic] his recovery was merely temporary; and he had to return to Canada, a weaker and more sickly man than when he had left it a few brief months before. Fell [sic] disease soon finished its deadly work, and as we said he breathed his last on Saturday, attended by his brother-in-law, Dr. THOMPSON of Mattawa, Ontario. His death at so early an age is a sad one. It has provoked many warm expressions of sympathy for Mrs. BLACKWOOD, who, with her three children, is now living with her father, W. H. THOMPSON, Esq., of this town. -Harbor Grace Standard.
September 3, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate - Cleared. August 31 - Lady Agnes. PIPER, Palerme, fish-E. DUDER. September 2-Pearl, LOWER, Lisbon, fish - W. WATERMAN & Co.
September 3, 1887DeathAt Matawa, Ontario, Canada, on the 30th July, Mr. B. D. BLACKWOOD, aged 33 years.
September 3, 1887Dorcas SocietyThe regular monthly meeting of the Dorcas Society will be held at the usual place on Tuesday evening next, 6th. September.
September 3, 1887Wind StormA severe gale of wind was experienced on the 26th Aug. on the Banks, resulting in considerable disaster to a number of banking vessels and loss of life, particulars of which we take from our St. John's exchanges, which will be found in another column.
September 3, 1887Shipments of FishThe first cargoes of dry fish from this port for foreign markets, this season, were cleared on Aug. 31, and Sept. 2nd; the first being the Lady Agnes Capt. PIPER, loaded by E. DUDER, Esq., and the second, the Pearl, Capt. LOWER, by Messrs. WATERMAN & Co.
September 3, 1887PersonalWe are pleased to note the return per Plover, of Dr. STIRLING, who, accompanied by two of his daughters, left here early in May on a tour to the neighboring provinces. Miss Georgie, whom we are also glad to welcome back, returned with her father, but Miss Janet proceeded to Chicago, where she intends spending the winter.
September 3, 1887Church AnnouncementThe President of the Newfoundland Conference, Rev. J. EMBREE, arrived here from Fogo per Plover and will preach in the Methodist Churches, alternately tomorrow (Sunday). Sermons on behalf of Sunday schools will be preached, and a special service, in which all the schools will unite, is to be held in the South Side Church in the afternoon.
September 3, 1887Supreme CourtThe sittings of the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit will commence at Little Bay on Friday, 16th. instant. The Court will leave there for this place on Monday, 19th., and will open here on the following day. The members of the bar attending the Northern Circuit left St. John's a day or two ago for Little Bay, where they will join the circuit ship. The are coming North per schooner and expect to be at their destination on or about 8th. September. We have not been able to ascertain the names of all the gentlemen who are on their way down, but we learn that Messrs. MILLEY and HORWOOD are amongst the number.
September 3, 1887Felonious EntryOn the night of the 23rd. August, a store that was used by Mr. Joseph OSMOND at Tizzard's Harbor as a shop, was feloniously entered by some party or parties, and goods to the value of about 12 stolen therefrom. It appeared that the miscreants entered through a window, which was found partly up the next day. Mr. OSMOND is, unfortunately minus of his right hand, with a large family, and the commitment of an act of this kind on him is the more dastardly. No clue can yet be ascertained of the perpetrator, but it is hoped the guilty one will be brought to justice. To put persons on their guard, we have been asked to mention that among the goods stolen were such articles as follows: twelve yards white eslade serge; some gold and silver color lockets; pearl necklets, one roll floor canvass, and one roll tapestry carpet.

September 10, 1887Local and GeneralThe Branksea left for St. John's yesterday afternoon, intending to call at Fogo en route. Mrs. SCOTT and Mrs. ADAMS went passengers by her.
September 10, 1887The PloverThe Plover returned from the North on Wednesday morning, having a number of passengers on board, among them several shipwrecked crews. The Hon. A. F. GOODRIDGE was returning to St. John's same time.
September 10, 1887PassengersThe Tibbie came here from Fogo on Saturday evening last, bringing a quantity of merchandise, and returned early Monday morning. The following were passengers by her: Rev. J. EMBREE, Misses Clara SCOTT, MAYNE, BOYD, and MUTCH.
September 10, 1887Schooner DamagedThe banking schooner, Suliean, J. CLARKE, master, arrived here on Saturday last, having sustained heavy loss by the recent gale on the Banks. She has since been newly fitted out and is gone herring catching.
September 10, 1887Shipping NewsThe Hesperus, belonging to Mr. OSMOND, Morton's Harbor, arrived from St. John's last evening, having left there on Thursday morning. We are thankful for late papers received by her; also to W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., for the Evening Mercury of the 7th.
September 10, 1887Fortune HarborA late date from Fortune Harbor says that the fishery for the last ten days was very little. Owing to heavy seas and gales of wind, boats could not approach the fishing grounds; but within the last few days there is an improvement, and boats are securing from one to half quintal daily. Potato crop is looking well; also cabbage and root crops.
September 10, 1887Schooner LostThe following has been received at this telegraph station: - The schr. Grace Hall, of Burgeo, with twelve men, was last spoken to on the 29th. ult., on the Eastern part of Grand Bank. Grave fears for her safety are entertained, and if any Bankers have seen or spoken to her, or met with any wreckage, such information would be thankfully received in the above named place.
September 10, 1887FisheryThe schooner, Bonny, John LINFIELD, master, arrived from Labrador yesterday morning with the small catch of twenty quintals. She was running short of provisions, and had to leave the coast early in consequence, otherwise she might have been more successful.
September 10, 1887FisheryThe schooner Lassie, John DOWNER, master, belonging to R. SCOTT, Esq., Fogo, returned to that port from Labrador, last Wednesday, bringing back 500 quintals of fish, which were caught at Farm Yard, well down the shore. She reports the J. S. O., Phillip FREEMAN, master, (of Back Harbor) with 400 quintals.
September 10, 1887Labrador ReportThe coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, en route for St. John's, made her usual return call here on Wednesday morning, having been as far as Battle Harbor, for the fourth time this season. This mail brings no special report of the fishery operations on the Labrador coast, other than that the weather has been very stormy, and several craft were lost, whose crews were returning to their home per Plover. One of these was the Debel, Capt. J. BARBER, who was lost at Sandwich Bay, coming up the shore, having at the time 800 quintals of fish. Mr. BARBER'S loss is considerable, as he had no insurance on his property. A little improvement is reported in the codfishery in some localities. It was very good at Quirpoon, but the weather was rather disagreeable, which interfered greatly with operations, but notwithstanding this, the results of the catch in various parts may be much better at the conclusion of the voyage than was feared. A good many craft had returned from lower part of the coast poorly fished, but for all that, others have been fortunate in securing good trips. No late intelligence was brought by last mail from any of the vessels around these parts, but we may expect the arrival of some, the next week or two, and it is to be hoped they will be successful in securing at least average trips. Herring were not so plentiful on the coast as first when they "struck in". The following are the names of the vessels lost and where belonging: Debel, J. BARBER, master, Pinchard's Island - thirteen men. Starlight, P. RYAN, master, King's Cove - six men. Dove, J. COOPER, master, Trinity Bay - three men; this craft had one of her crew drowned. Jane Ann, W. T. AVERY, master, Grates Cove - seven men. Another craft was lost whose name was unknown by Captain MANUEL, to whom we are indebted for the foregoing particulars.
September 10, 1887Men FoundNews has been received per Curlew that young DICKS and MAY belonging to Mr. George DICKS' banker of Belloram, who were said to have been lost by the swamping of their dory, were picked up by a Grand Bank schooner, and brought into Grand Bank. We congratulate the friends of Mr. DICKS and Mr. MAY on their delivery from a perilous position.
September 10, 1887Schooner ArcticThe banking schooner Arctic, Patrick CROCKER master, came here from Trinity last evening to get a new foresail, &c. She has landed 800 qtls. fish to date.
September 10, 1887Schooner ElizabethThe banking schooner Elizabeth, GOSSE master, arrived here last evening from Salmon Cove, Trinity Bay, for salt, &c. She came in from the Banks to Salmon Cove last week with equal to 600 qtls., dry fish making her catch to date about 1,100 qtls. Evening Mercury Sept. 7.

September 17, 1887Local and GeneralThe schooner, Evangeline, Capt. ROBERTS, arrived from St. John's on Tuesday evening, bringing a quantity of provisions for J. B. TOBIN, Esq.
September 17, 1887FisheryThe Betsy Purchase, Jas. PURCHASE, master, of Back Harbor, returned from the Labrador fishery yesterday with about 600 qtls. This is the best trip that has so far been brought back in these parts.
September 17, 1887Salmon FisheryAn interesting and important case is likely to come before the Supreme Court next week, relating to the Salmon fishery in New Bay, and to decide whether the immense quantities of draft timber thrown into the water to the destruction of salmon nets and other fishery gear is contrary to law.
September 17, 1887Government BullWe understand that the Court will enquire into the wanton destruction of three valuable bulls in this Bay during the past year, and no doubt our worthy magistrate intends to enquire into the unlawful destruction of the Government bull at Back Harbor, and bring the miscreant to justice.
September 17, 1887Three DrowningsIt is with regret that we have to record a painful drowning accident which occured at Cut Throat, Labrador, on August 29th. The schooner Erebus, whose crew consisted of seven, four of whom were brothers (sons of Mr. George VATCHER, an old and respected resident of this place) was fishing at the above named place, and early on the morning of the date mentioned, three of the crew, namely, Charles VATCHER, (master of craft) James VATCHER, and James YOUNG went to take up their trap which was in danger of being carried away by the sea. While endeavouring to clear the leader, which they had partly in the boat, two seas had come towards them, and before they had time to escape a third one broke upon them with terrific violence, and in the twinkling of an eye the poor unfortunate men, were buried beneath the surf. Two of them were never seen or heard after, but a hand of the other was once seen rising above the foaming billows when it instantly disappeared and nothing more was known of them. Search was made a couple of days for the recovery of the bodies, but all in vain. The boat and leader of trap were also lost. Both the brothers drowned were married, and leave wives and children to mourn their irreparable loss. James YOUNG was about eighteen or nineteen, and of late was living with the VATCHERS. The sad event has cast a gloom over the community, and much sympathy is felt for the families so suddenly and unexpectedly bereft of their loved ones.
September 17, 1887Fleury's BightComplaint from Fleury's Bight. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun.) Dear Sir: - Please allow me through the columns of your paper, to call the attention of our members and Government to the unjust manner in which the poor relief supplies were given out in the locality of Fleury's Bight last winter. The relief was sent in care of the Fortune Harbor Board, and while those really wanted it did not get any, others who were not so much in need received as much as two barrels of flour &c. There were two sick men at Fleury's Bight who were sadly in need of relief, and although the people of the place petitioned to the Government on their behalf, not one of them received a dollar's worth of relief that was sent to Fortune Harbor for them. I hope our members will give this matter their attention, and that the next time we should be so unfortunate as to need relief, they will see that justice is done to all parties, without a favour to class or creed. Yours truly, A Resident. New Bay, Sept. 1887.
September 17, 1887Schooner ArrivalsThe first arrival from Labrador with the exception of the Bonny reported last week, was on Monday morning, and since then the following have come:-Welcome Home, Matthew ELLIOTT 250 brls; Six Brothers, James YOUNG 450 brls; Loyalty, George GUY 270 brls; Manitoba, Philip YOUNG 120 brls; Minnie Gray, Wm. MITCHARD 170 brls; H. W. B., Reuben BLACKMORE 100 brls; J. M. Lacey, James PHILLIPS 60 brls; Kangaroo, Jacob MOORS 250 brls; Sweepstake, Samuel YOUNG 350 brls; Five Brothers, Robert YOUNG 600 brls; Erebus, VATCHER'S 200 brls; Greyhound, Peter COOK 220 brls; Mallard, William ROBERTS 400 brls; Water Lily, John HACKETT (of L.T.) 300 brls: BACK HARBOR. Rose of Sharon, Geo. CLARKE 380 brls; J. S. O., Philip FREEMAN 320 brls; Blooming Queen, John PRIDE 200 brls; Betsy Purchase, James PURCHASE 600 brls; Fortuna, Danial BLACKLER 250 brls; Lucy, James ANSTEY 200 brls; Brisk, Job LUTHER 250 brls; Little and Purcells Harbors: Brilliant Star, John PARDY 350 brls; Guerilla, John ANSTEY 400 brls; Sunrise, Jonathan BURT 180 brls. Others arrived this morning in the Arms and other parts, whose name we have not received.
September 17, 1887PassengersThe steamer Plover, with mails and passengers, made her customary call here on Thursday morning, going North. Sheriff BEMISTER and O. A. HAYWARD, Esq., Q. C. were passengers for Little Bay, where they would join the circuit ship, and attend to the duties of the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit which was to have opened there yesterday.

September 24, 1887Local and GeneralThere has been a lot of rain the past week or ten days, rendering it very unfavorable for fish curing.
September 24, 1887AnnouncementsWe have been requested to state that there will be a meeting of the Patriot Club, this (Saturday) evening, at half-past seven o'clock. Also that the North Star Division Sons of Temperance, will meet on Thursday evening next.
September 24, 1887Telegraph BrokenThe severe breeze of wind last Sunday caused the telegraph line to be broken, and all the week communication has been interrupted.
September 24, 1887Shoe CoveOur friends at Shoe Cove recently held their annual School treat there, as may be seen from a communication elsewhere.
September 24, 1887Steamer LeopardThe steamer Leopard, with Judge and suite, arrived Wednesday morning from Little Bay, and the Court business having been disposed of on Thursday evening, she left yesterday morning for Fogo.
September 24, 1887Schooner ArrivalsThere have been a few arrivals from Labrador the past week, and nearly all the craft have now returned. Among the number was the Jewel, James HODDER, master, with 400 qtls., the Fawn, Albert SPENCER, master with 400 qtls., and others having done fairly well.
September 24, 1887RescuedThe German vessel Mathilde arrived at Falmouth on the 25th ult., having on board the missing seven passengers and six seamen of the Inman steamer City of Montreal, which was burnt at sea on the 11th ult., They were picked up on the 15th ult.
September 24, 1887Fishery ReportThe steamer Plover, returning to St. John's, called here on Wednesday, having a large number of passengers on board. The fishery on the Labrador coast is nearly over, but reports say that a good deal of fish was being caught in some quarters when the weather was civil. The Plover makes one more trip to Battle Harbor.
September 24, 1887School PicnicOn the afternoon of Saturday, the 12th inst., the pupils of Crow Head Day School, of which Miss Mary ROBERTS is teacher, passed quite an enjoyable time on the green near the school. A tea was generously given to the children by the worthy Lighthouse Keeper, Mr. S. ROBERTS, and different kinds of games entered into by the children, who amused themselves heartily until the time came for them to go home. Such an act of kindness on the part of Mr. ROBERTS, will no doubt greatly tend to encourage the scholars in their studies.
September 24, 1887Dancing PartyThe professional visit of our legal friends this season was characterized with greater measure of generosity than usual. This was particularly shown on Wednesday evening last, when a dancing party, or ball, was given in the Court-House by the members of the legal fraternity attending the Supreme Court on Northern circuit. Invitations were extended to a goodly number of ladies and gentlemen, who, being fond of such recreation, united in making the event a very pleasant one, and we are informed that all went "merry as a marriage bell". Refreshments were provided for the guests and all present, and dancing, we learn, was kept up with great animation until the small hours of morning, when the company dispersed, going to their respective homes.
September 24, 1887Little BayFrom all parts the people have been flocking into the place for the last month, having various kinds of things for sale. It is an unfortunate sight to see able-bodied men carrying round a few cabbage or a gallon of berries to sell, but such is the case, and it plainly indicates that fishing is a poor occupation this season. If now the people can only just keep themselves in provisions, how will it be in the barren and desolate winter? Large numbers of men come to the Mines looking for work, most all return disappointed.
September 24, 1887New SchoolThe Church of England has just finished a new school house in the Bight which is a credit to the place and speaks well for the zeal of that denomination. No clergyman has yet been sent to take the Rev. T. CLIFT'S charge.
September 24, 1887Methodist ConcertOn Wednesday last the Methodists had a sacred concert in the Presbyterian Church which was well attended and well rendered.
September 24, 1887Court NewsThe Plover brought several legal gentlemen, but the Court was not opened til Friday, when the Leopard brought the remainder of the company. There were a good many cases to hear, most of them of the usual style. Two or three were of more interest than usual viz : - Mr. Joseph STRONG of Little Bay Island and Mr. LANGMEAD, gave remarkable testimony about a boat that the latter had hired from the former, but which proved, according to Mr. LANGMEAD, to be unfit for sea, and therefore the agreement he had made with Mr. STRONG he did not carry out. Mr. STRONG sued him for the money agreed upon. The evidence of the two gentlemen was remarkably contradictory and Mr. STRONG lost the case. It is believed he will seek in a higher court to have it repeated. Another case about a deceased bull, which was given by the government, had been made away with, and upon certain evidence a bill was brought in, but after all no person was found guilty. The most important and tedious case was that between Mr. STEWART and Messrs J. and F. CURTIS respecting some logs cut by Mr. RUTLEDGE and a partner. Five lawyers were engaged in the work, and after much difficulty the logs or rather the value of them, it was decided, should be devoted to the payment of both creditors, that is Mr. STEWART to have his share and Messrs. CURTIS theirs.
September 24, 1887PhotographsOn Sunday the Judge, the two Sheriffs, and several lawyers, attended service in the Presbyterian Church in the morning. Dr. MILLIGAN who was also in Little Bay preached in the night, and examined the Methodist Day school on Tuesday. Mr. WICKHAM was also visiting the schools under his charge and was the guest of Rev. Father FLYNN. Mr. PARSONS, the photographer, was fully engaged in taking views and photos of the place and inhabitants. He is traveling with the Judge.
September 24, 1887Bett's Cove ChurchThe Presbyterian Church of Bett's Cove is about to be taken down and brought here. Contracts were solicited and many completed. Mr. HERBERT obtained it. It will be erected in the Bight and used as a Public hall in the benefit of the community. The tower will go on the Church of England here which needs one to complete the building. Sept. 24, 1887.
September 24, 1887BirthAt Mattawa, Ont., 31st. August, the wife of Dr. W. E. THOMPSON, of a daughter.
September 24, 1887MarriedAt the home of the bride, Liverpool, N.S., on the 18th ult., by the Rev. J. C. OGDEN, the Rev. James LUMSDEN, of Wesleyville, Nfld., to Mary E., (Bessie) daughter of J. M. FREEMAN, Esq., M.P.
September 24, 1887Supreme CourtNorthern Weekly Advertiser. Supreme Court on Circuit. The Supreme Court on Northern Circuit opened here on Thursday morning last, his Lordship, Mr. Justice PINSENT presiding. The docket was called, which contained but few cases, and none whatever of a criminal, or serious nature. The only matters awaiting the interposition of Court were a couple of trespass cases, which were to be tried before special Juries the following day. After the opening of Court on Thursday, his Lordship favorably reviewed the condition of the community for the past twelve months, and expressed his satisfaction at the vigilence of the authorities in suppressing the sale of ardent spirits so long continued in defiance of the sentiment and policy of the electors. He then went through the legislation of the past session and explained the purport of the several changes that had been made in the law. We regret that we are unable to publish the very interesting summary which his Lordship gave of last session's legislation, but trust that it may be made public at an early date. The two cases occupied the time of the Court on Thursday, until late in the evening, and all the business being then over, the Court adjourned to Fogo. A short report of the trespass cases will be found in another part of this paper. There was a good deal of business for the Court at Little Bay, but all of a civil kind. The same peaceable condition of society existed on the previous parts of the circuit, and the entire absence of crime for the past year, over so extensive a part of the coast, is truly a cause for the proudest congratulation. The law-abiding disposition of our people, notwithstanding the trying condition of many, in consequence of the depressing times, is highly commendable. For the past few terms there has been no indictment before the Supreme Court, while sitting here, for crimes committed by anyone of this or the surrounding communities, which is a happy state of affairs, reflecting the highest credit upon the inhabitants. We are pleased to learn that Little Bay can also boast of a clean record in this respect the past year, which is more to be wondered when we consider the large number of people there, and the many different dispositions and nationalities, which more usually compose the population of a mining community. No doubt the suppression of the sale of intoxication liquors, referred to by Judge PINSENT, has had a great deal to do with bringing about this happy result, and let us hope that ere many years elapse every community in the colony will be freed from this great bane to society.
September 24, 1887Supreme CourtThe terms or sittings of the Supreme Court for the Northern and Southern Districts have been prosecuted in one continuous circuit this year, commencing at Placentia. Mr. Justice PINSENT, is the presiding Judge, taking the Southern circuit for the Chief Justice (lately administering the government) and the North in his own turn. The sittings commenced at Placentia, on the 19th August, taking Burin, Harbor Briton, Burgeo, Channel, St. George's Bay, Bay of Islands, Bonne Bay and Flower's Cove on the Southern circuit, and commencing the North with Conche on Thursday, the 15th inst., where there was nothing to detain the Court.
September 24, 1887Supreme CourtThe Leopard arrived at Little Bay on Friday afternoon, and there the press of business was so great, that the Court was fully occupied until Tuesday evening, thus making the sitting at Twillingate a day later than the Proclamation date. There were only two criminal indictments on Southern circuit, and a fair amount of civil business.
September 24, 1887Indictment At Little Bay there was an indictment found by the Grand Jury against a man accused of stealing and killing a bull supplied for the use of the public at New Bay. The Petty Jury acquitted the accused. There was a large number of civil cases tried, the principal one before a special Jury, in which STEWART, Trustee of Insolvent estate of RUTLEDGE, sued CURTIS brothers, for 5,200 logs claimed for the estate. There were complications in the case as to claims of the parties as creditors of the estate, and whether these logs were the property of CURTIS or RUTLEDGE at the time Insolvency. The trial resulted in the accounts being admitted, and a verdict being taken in favor of the estate for $3-200:[sic] CURTIS to be associated as trustee with STEWART.
September 24, 1887PresentmentThe following presentment was made by the Grand Jury: - Grand Jury Room, Little Bay Mine. Sept. 19th., 1887. To the Hon'ble Robert J. PINSENT, D.C.L., Judge of the Honorable Supreme, Court on Circuit. May it please your Lordship,- The Grand Jury of Little Bay Mine (Disctrict of Twillingate) desire to express their pleasure at meeting your Lordship in the discharge of your duties as presiding Judge of the present term of the Supreme Court on circuit in this place, believing that your present visit will be of much benefit to all concerned. We would most respectfully call your Lordship's attention to the much needed want of more accommodating space in this Court House. In a settlement like Little Bay that is growing in population yearly, there is every reason to expect that more space will be required, whilst at present your Lordship must have observed that there is not nearly sufficient room for present requirements. The Jury Room is by no means suited in its present condition for the least comfort to those who have to occupy it, perhaps for many hours at a time. We would particularly bring before your Lordship's consideration the imperative necessity of having a branch of the Saving's Bank in this place. We have on several occasions requested that this boon[sic] be granted to us, but without any favorable results. We feel assured that your Lordship will coincide with us in our views when we present the great benefit which such an institution will be to this place. There is always a large amount of cash floating about each month, in a place like this, where the employees are paid in cash, and we feel assured that a goodly part of this could, and would be put aside to some profit, instead of being ruthlessly thrown away upon liquor, or otherwise extravangently spent without any consideration for the future, - Therefore we trust that your Lordship will give us your hearty support, and will use all your valuable influence to further, and obtain this great boon for us. In looking forward to the coming winter, we cannot do so without grave apprehensions. Mr. Justice PINSENT addressed the Jury in terms of sympathy with them upon the various matters of their presentment, and expressed his surprise that the scheme of Post Office Savings Bank, provided some years ago by an act of the Legislature had never been put into force. His Lordship also expressed his satisfaction at the peaceable and orderly state of the community largely attributable no doubt to the withholding of licenses to sell ardent spirits; a speedy and effectual way of adopting the provisions of the Local Option Act, recommended to the Magistrate by clergy and leading inhabitants and others. The Judge spoke in high terms of zeal and efficiency of the Magistrate, J. B. BLANDFORD., Esq.
September 24, 1887Supreme CourtThe court opened at Twillingate on Wednesday, the 21st at 10 o'clock, a.m. and after the Docket was called and motions heard, adjourned until the next day 10 o'clock when a trespass case is to be tried by special Jury. There is no indictment for a Grand Jury.
September 24, 1887NURSE vs. COLBOURNEOn Thursday the following cases were before the Court:- John M. NURSE, vs Josiah COLBOURNE; This was an action in which the plaintiff claimed a right of way over the land of the defendant, COLBOURNE, situated at the junction of the Back Harbor road and the main road to Path End. It was claimed by the plaintiff that a public way leading from the Back Harbor road to an old road known as Sellings Cove road existed over COLBOURNE'S land and evidence was addressed to show that people had been accustomed to go over this land for the purose of going to TALBOT'S property and in the direction of Sellings Cove; also that it had been used by the pupils and others going to the old school house of the Continental Church Society. The plaintiff contended that there was such a use of this way as to amount to a dedication of it to the public and to constitute it a public right of way. The plaintiff, Samuel MANUEL, and Mr. BERTEAU gave evidence in support of the plaintiff's contention. At the close of the plaintiff's case Mr. HORWOOD went to the jury and opened the case for the defendants. The defence was that there was no user or dedication to the public sufficient to constitute a public right of way over this land, and that the land had been fenced at different times, the way in dispute being barred by the fences. The defendant also contended that the old road to Sellings Cove ran to the Northward of his land where the present public road now runs. Messrs. Thomas PEYTON, ROBERTS and PEARCE as well as Mr. COLBOURNE himself, proved the case for the defendant. After the jury had visited the land in dispute Mr. EMERSON summed up on behalf of the plaintiff and the Judge then charged the jury. The jury after some deliberation returned through their foreman R. D. HODGE, Esq., a verdict for the defendant. Mr. EMERSON, for plaintiff, Mr. CARTER and Mr. HORWOOD, for defendant.
September 24, 1887ROLFE vs BERTEAUThis was an action taken against the defendant for the recovery of 100 damages for an alleged trespass upon the plaintiff's land. The trespass complained of was, the cutting, by the defendant, of a drain on land in possession of plaintiff, for the purpose of widening a public road or lane leading past the defendant's house. The case was not gone into, but after an inspection of the premises, by the jury a verdict was entered for the sum of ten cents, and it was ordered that the drain should remain as it had been cut by the defendant. His Lordship stated that, he regarded it as an advantage to the public, that the owners of the adjoining property should be arranged with so as to continue this drain down to the main line as had been intended by the defendant. Mr. EMERSON for plaintiff, Mr. HORWOOD for Defendant. Those two cases occupied all day, and this being the only business here, the Court rose to sit again at Fogo.
September 24, 1887To Be LeasedFor a term of years, at Clarke's Cove, Herring Neck, a DWELLING HOUSE and FISHING PREMISES, latterly 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, July 23.
September 24, 1887StormIt is very seldom that a wind and rain storm visits us with greater violence than was experienced last Sunday. The wind was North -East and blew a gale, causing fences in various directions to fall to the ground. There was a large number of craft in port, many of them coming in the previous evening for shelter, returning from Labrador. Fortunately, however, the wind lulled and veered later in the day, otherwise great destruction to floating property might have resulted. As it was, several were in great jeopardy, and the crews had to abandon them and seek shelter on the land, fearing at any moment that they would be dashed upon the rocks. Two or three went ashore, but only sustained slight injuries. The "oldest inhabitants" scarcely ever knew the sea to have been greater, than it appeared about Burnt Island Tickle. Considering the many vessels in port, and the severity of the breeze, we have reasons to be thankful that our shipping escaped so well. The crews that left their craft had to be provided for, and properly so, by the Relieving Officer, as it could not be expected that so many men could be fed and cared for gratis by private individuals; and all the attention possible should be paid to our fishermen who, at any time, may thus be unfortunately thrown upon the public.
September 24, 1887West CoastWith regard to peace and order and freedom from litigation, the entire circuit of the Island appears to be in a highly satisfactory and creditable condition, probably never more so at any period. The matter of the greatest interest and anxiety was the alarm of the inhabitants of the Western coast at the possible action of the French next year, in regard to taking Bait for themselves, and their threats to interfere with the fisheries of the residents, and with the Lobster factories. Strong presentments were made by the Grand Juries and have been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor and the Government.
September 24, 1887Supreme CourtSeveral of the gentlemen from Southern circuit left the Leopard here to return to St. John's by the Plover, namely; Messrs. R. McNEILY, CARTY[sic] and Sheriff CARTER; while the Northern staff was recruited by Sheriff BANNISTER, Mr. A. O. HAYWARD, Q.C., Mr. G. EMERSON, Jr. M.H.A., Mr. Hugh CARTER, Mr. MILLEY and Mr. HORWOOD, these with Mr. ADAMS clerk of the court. Mr. LeMESSURIER, and Mr. J. BURKE, (the Crier) now constitute the Northern suite.

October 1, 1887Local and GeneralAn article entitled "The Gospel Outlook in China," received last mail, will appear in next paper.
October 1, 1887Dorcas SocietyWe are requested to say that the regular Monthly Meeting of the Dorcas Society will be held on Tuesday Evening next, Oct. 4th, at half-past seven; a full attendance is desired.
October 1, 1887Money LostOn Wednesday night a purse containing a small sum of money was lost by Mr. Robert JENKINS, between Mr. DUDER'S and the Orange Hall. The finder will be rewarded by returning the same to the owner.
October 1, 1887Change IslandsThe Change Island schooners have been more successful than their neighbors and average thirty-two quintals per man, and some doing well still at Fogo Islands.
October 1, 1887The FisheryThe fishery at Fogo Island and Wadhams has lately been very much better than at any time during the season, and some boats have been doing as well as could be desired, and the owners will be placed in a very good position for the winter.
October 1, 1887Labrador SchoonersAll the schooners of Farmer's Arm, have returned from Labrador, and we are glad to say the most of them have done pretty well. These are among the number: Porcupine, Thos. ASHBURN, 750; Jessamine, Abraham EARLE, 600; Bianca, Thomas EARLE, 500; Delta, Isaac POND, 400; Regent, William POND, 270; Queen of the North, William WATERMAN, 250; Silver Stream, J. JENKINS, 280; Abib, John MINTY, 240.
October 1, 1887South Coast FisheryAn esteemed correspondent from Carbonear under date of Sept. 26, writes thus: The Bankers from this place have done fairly. Schooner Pet, Capt. DEAN, after being five weeks out arrived last week with 400 qtls. Late intelligence from Burin states that thirteen vessels are missing from that neighborhood and that of St. Pierre. The Royal Arch from Burin has been absent for thirty-six days. The average catch of fish there is 310 qtls. for a dory. Some of the Captains say that the recent gale on Banks was the heaviest they have ever known. Some of the schooners from this place are reported as doing well at the Labrador Sophia, Capt. T. GEARY, 700; and the Lothier, E. JOYCE, 400.
October 1, 1887Fatalities, &cVery serious reports reach us of destruction caused by the gale of the 18th. Sept. A boat that was anchored at Change Islands is said to have been lost with all hands. A worthy correspondent from Fogo, writing on the 28th., furnished the following rumor which is current there; - On Sunday morning, 18th. inst. (during the gale) a boat drove from her anchors at Southern end of Change Islands, and became a total wreck; supposed all hands to be lost. Since then a considerable quantity of wreckage has been picked up on the Straight Shore, also a board or a piece of the stern with the name "Brothers" upon it. A report in circulation this afternoon says that some men belonging to Island Harbor discovered the bodies of four men and a boy near some rocks and also a considerable quantity of fish lying on the bottom.
October 1, 1887Peckford's SchoonerThe boat Fear Not of Change Islands was driven from her anchors at Fogo Islands, and it was thought she was lost, but a telegram from Capt. Wm. WINDSOR, Greenspond, informs us that she was picked up on the 29th. September, twelve miles off Cabot Islands so that the poor man, Thomas PECKFORD, is not likely to be deprived of his little craft, which was about fifteen tons. Two smaller boats from Change Islands were also driven away. The men losing their falls catch of fish are reduced to complete distress for themselves and families.
October 1, 1887Loss of Whose Fault is ItThe boat Whose Fault Is It was lost at Ladle Cove on the 18th. belonging to Fogo. The gale was so severe that although moored with the three anchors and chains this craft was driven ashore.
October 1, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate - Entered: Sept. 26 - Silver Spray, FOALE, St. John's, Provisions - J. B. TOBIN. Sept 29 - Christiana, FANNING, New York, Provisions - E. DUDER. Cleared: Sept 29th. - Belted Will, GODFREY, Fogo, Provisions - OWEN & EARLE.

October 8, 1887Bodies Picked UpFrom Beaver Cove: Dead Bodies Picked up. Fogo Oct 1. On Tuesday last, 29th ult., a sad occurrence became known here. A boat arrived containing the dead bodies of three fishermen, part of the crew of a craft that was supposed to have drifted from her anchors at South end of Change Islands on Sunday, 18th Sept. On Tuesday, 27th. Jacob FORD and John FOOKS of Island Harbor went out gunning near the West end of Indian Island, and having shot a bird near the Gun rock, FORD proceeded to pick it up. Noting grease or oil floating on the water, he was induced to look carefully at the bottom and discovered the body of a man lying on his face amongst a quantity of split cod fish. FORD immediately proceeded home, and organized a searching party consisting of himself, William FOLEY, James BROWN, John FOOKS, Martin FOLEY and Samuel FORD. On Wednesday they proceeded to Gun rock in a trap skiff and after a diligent search recovered three bodies and brought them to Fogo, where a magisteral investigation was promptly held by the energetic Supendiary, and arrangements made by him for the burial of the bodies. No 1, body was of a medium size, age, between 30 and 40 years, patches of black beard on chin, and the letters C. S. on the right wrist, the C being above the S, and on the left arm the name George A. CHALK in Roman capitals. No 2 body seemed about 22 to 25 years of age, medium height, no beard or whisker and the letters J. M. on the left arm and an anchor on the back of the left hand. No. 3 body, medium height, red whiskers, round face and about 30 years of age, with letter A on left arm. The Rev. Mr. EMBREE was invited by the Magistrate to attend the investigation with the view if impossible of determining the religious denomination to which the deceased belonged. Mr. STONE, in the absence of the Rector, represented the Church of England for the same purpose, it was agreed between the Magistrate, Mr. EMBREE and Mr. STONE, that the bodies be interred in the Methodist Cemetery. The outside clothing was removed and the bodies, decently shrouded, were placed in coffins, brought to the Methodist Church and from that to the grave, followed by a sorrowing multitude. Further inquiry tends to the belief that the boat belonged to Bird Island Cove. A boat's compass was found in CHALK's pocket.
October 8, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate: Entered: Oct.1 - Robert Morris, JONES, Little Bay, Ballast - Waterman & Co. Oct. 6-Welcome Home, SUNDINS, Sydney. Coals - Waterman & Co. Cleared: Oct. 5 - Christina, FANNING, Sydney, Ballast, - Captain
October 8, 1887School ReportThe Roman Catholic School Report. We omitted in a previous paper to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Roman Catholic School Report for 1886, received a mail or two since, through the kindness of the Superintendent, James J. WICKHAM, Esq. The Report, like those of the other Superintendents, shows evidence of advancement in Education, by the public schools under Roman Catholic Board, and we have no doubt with the new ideas which may have been brought into the work by the present Superintendent, who succeeded Mr. FENELON, who efficiently performed the duties for a number of years, the schools of our co-religionists will continue to improve more and more. Space precludes us from quoting extracts from the Report in this paper, which we may take an early opportunity of doing.
October 8, 1887Horse KilledA valuable horse belonging to Mr. Charles MURCELL was killed one day last week by falling through a cellar on Mr. BAIRD's premises, over which it must have been grazing at the time.
October 8, 1887Shipping NewsThe Revenue cruiser Rose, Capt. STEPHENSON, from the Labrador coast with the collector of Customs on board, came here on Saturday last on her way South.
October 8, 1887Steamer PloverThe coastal steamer Plover made her usual call, returning to St. John's, on Wednesday afternoon. She reports the fishery well nigh over on the Labrador, nearly all the fishermen having started for home. The herring fishery is said to be good in some places. The steamer had a large number of passengers as follows: Revds. COLLEY and JOHNSON, Messrs. E.C.WATSON, HOLMES, DWYER, HISCOCK, Dr. WHITE, Father ROE, Mr. and Mrs. GILL, child and servant, Miss MILLS, Miss GILES, Messrs. T.D.HODGE, J.D. HENDERSON, Miss WESCOTT, Miss SAGE, Miss MYLES, Mr. SMITH, Colonel FAWCETT, Mr. ANDREWS, Mrs. SLADE, Mrs. REFFEN, Mrs. VERGE and child, Mr. G. STUBBS, and Mr. W. N. STUBBS. Eighty in steerage. From Twillingate - Messrs. Wm. BAIRD, Thos. FRENCH, BAKER (2).
October 8, 1887Shipwrecked CrewsSix shipwrecked crews, all with one exception belonging to Conception Bay, were passengers per Plover on Wednesday last, going to their respective homes, having lost their craft; and some of their crews, the whole of their summer's voyage. The losses are as follows;- The Try Again, Lemuel TAYLOR, master belonging to Messrs. PATERSON & FOSTER, of Harbor Grace, was lost on the 18th. Sept, at Current Island, on her way to Flowers Cove. She had 170 qtls. of fish on board, and all was a total loss, the crew barely escaping with the clothes they stood in. The Anastatia, Wm FOLEY, was lost at Gray Island, on the 22nd. Sept. The Susan, James BROWN, of King's Cove was lost at Emily Harbor on the 23rd. Sept. The Mary Ann, John KENNEDY, was lost at Sandy Bay on the 26th. Sept. The Betsy, John DONAHOE, was lost at Fox Cape, French Shore. The Can't Help It, John CALLAHAN, was lost at Bolster Rock, Labrador, on the 23rd. Sept.
October 8, 1887Melancholy AccidentA melancholy accident occurred on the Placentia branch of the railway yesterday by which John POWER, of Salmon Cove, lost his life. In an interview with POWER'S brother this morning, the following incidents of the accident were gathered. At 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the train from St.John's laden with rails and other track laying materials slowed up near Spread Eagle pond, on the Placentia branch, about five miles from the junction. She took on some men here who were going to work a short distance further out, and pushed ahead again. Just as the train started John POWER, of Salmon Cove Conception Bay attempted to jump on, the brakeman waved him back, but he made a second attempt, and missing his hold slid feet foremost under the train. In two seconds the ponderous wheel moved over the poor fellow's legs and crushed them both below the knees. The train was stopped and the poor man was lifted up; though the lower limbs were frightfully mutilated he was conscious. He was put on board a special car immediately and dispatched for St. John's. Meanwhile, Dr. DUNCAN of Brigus, was telegraphed to meet the train at Salmon Cove. The Dr. was in time, but on examination considered it better to bring the wounded man to the hospital here. The train arrived at 5:30, and the poor fellow was taken to the hospital. A consultation was held by the medical faculty and it was decided that the man was not strong enough at present to have the limbs amputated. Father W. S. LAYOR attended POWER, and administered to him the last sacraments. Though not in much pain, he died about nine o'clock last evening. In answer to the question: "Do you think that negligence on any one's part caused your brothers death?" the brother replied, "No; on the contrary, everything possible was done by Mr. BURCHELL and other officials, to try and save his life." John POWER was fifty years old and leaves a wife, but no family. He was somewhat hard of hearing, and it is supposed he did not hear the brakeman when told not to get on the train. His body will go out by train tomorrow, to be buried at his late home in Salmon Cove. His brother will accompany the remains. - Daily Colonist, Sept. 13.
October 8, 1887New Bay NewsFrom New Bay we learn that the voyage in that locality the past season has been very poor, the average not being more than five quintals per man. Traps did nothing whatever. The salmon fishery was very fair. The writer says that there have been large schools of horse mackerel about the bay for the last month. One man harpooned ten one day. They are large and just the form of the common mackerel. They fill two to three barrels, and are used as food for pigs. Our correspondent also says that a lot of liquor has been brought through that settlement (New Bay) this summer, and it is found that a good deal is sold at S. W. Arm without license. He was informed that liquor is being brought on by the Plover and sold by parties at S. W. Arm, which kind of thing has been going on for a long time and he thinks it is about time that the authorities should have their eyes open to the fact. A later date (Sept. 27) says the following schooners have returned from Labrador. The Olinder, John MOORS, master arrived on the 20th. with about 450 qtls. fish. She experienced very heavy weather on the night of the 17th. and following day, but fortunately received no damage, with the exception of having their oil puncheons partly emptied of their contents. The E. Moors, Adolphos YATES, master arrived on the 21st. with about 300 qtls., and the Amelia, Jacob MANUEL, on the 23rd. with something like 200 qtls. The Rev. Mr. NURSE of Exploits has recently been visiting New Bay, and gracious religious awakening is reported in some places.

October 15, 1887BirthOn the 14th. inst., the wife of Mr. G. ROBERTS of a son.
October 15, 1887BirthAt "The Willows", Fogo, on the 3rd., inst., the wife of Thos. C. DUDER of a daughter.
October 15, 1887BirthOn the 29th. September, the wife of J. D. LOCKYER of a son.
October 15, 1887BirthAt Herring Neck, on the 21st. inst., the wife of Robert MUNDAY of a daughter.
October 15, 1887MarriedOn the 7th. inst., by the Rev. Geo. BULLEN, Mr. Charles MOXIM to Mrs. Fanny SLADE.
October 15, 1887MarriedOn October 8th., at the residence of the bride's father, St. John's, by The Rev. Joseph PARKINS, Captain Henry G. LESEMAN, of s.s." Miranda", to Marion Isabella, second daughter of Mr. F. W. BOWDEN.
October 15, 1887DeathOn August 18th., Frederick John, eldest son of the Rev. F. R. MURRAY, St. Luke's Rectory, Halifax, aged 15 years.
October 15, 1887DeathOn the 17th. Sept., at the Parsonage, Portugal Cove, Emily MOORHOUSE, aged 13 months, youngest daughter of Rev. Walter and Mary SMITH.
October 15, 1887DeathAt St. John's on the 30th. Sept., William F. only son of the late Rev. W. F. MEEK, aged 21 years.
October 15, 1887DeathAt Sydney, C. B., on the 4th. inst., after a protracted illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Louisa Ann, beloved wife of John W. R. THOMPSON and daughter of Mr. John PIKE, Carbonear, aged 50 years.
October 15, 1887DeathOn the 13th. inst., Mr. George STUCKLESS, aged 57 years.
October 15, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered. Oct 8 - Weaver Belle, RYAN, Bristol, merchandise - OWEN & EARLE. Cleared. Oct. 11 - Welcome Home, SUNDINS, Fogo, 50 tons coal - W. WATERMAN & Co.
October 15, 1887NoticeAny persons desirous of opening small LOBSTER FACTORIES, during the coming season, and requiring cans or other, outfit for same, would find it to their advantage to communicate with the Subscribers. Address, TERRA NOVA, Post Office Box 804, St. John's, Sept. 22, 1887
October 15, 1887Indian IslandsThe keeping of dogs to be prohibited at Indian Islands. We notice from a Proclamation issued by his Excellency the Governor, appearing in a late number of the Royal Gazette, that the provisions of the Sheep Protection Act are to be enforced at Indian Islands, (District of Fogo) from the first of December next, after which date all dogs may be destroyed, except shepheard [sic] dogs or coolies [sic]. This law is to be put in force in compliance with a requisition which contained not less than one-third of the electors residing within the area over which this law is intended to apply, the object of the inhabitants being to give their attention to the raising of sheep which are likely to be more profitable to them. The above Act was introduced into the Legislature in 1884 by Mr. BOYD, then one of the representatives for Trinity Bay, and was amended the last Session of Legislature by a Bill brought into the Council Chamber by Hon. A. W. HARVEY. Its provisions are already in force in other parts of the colony.
October 15, 1887Shipping NewsH.M.S. Emerald, came into port on Tuesday afternoon and remained until the following morning, when she left for Southwards.
October 15, 1887Ocean Friend DisasterWe learn that the sum of eleven hundred and forty dollars have been realized, in behalf of the Ocean Friend disaster. On Thursday evening, 6th inst., an entertainment to assist sufferers was given in St. Patrick's Hall, Harbor Grace, by officers and crew of H. M. S. Lily.
October 15, 1887AdvertisementsWe would draw attention to the advert. Of the Hon. M. MONROE, who is offering Provisions, &c, at an exceedingly low figure. The reputation of the firm needs no commendation from us. It will also be seen that R. HARVEY Esq., is offering Dry Goods at surprisingly small prices, just suitable for the times.
October 15, 1887PersonalThe Rev. A. PITTMAN who has been absent a few weeks, returned by last Plover. While at St. John's he was advanced to the Order of Priest, having successfully passed the various Ecclesiastical degrees required for so important an advancement. We congratulate the Rev. gentleman on his promotion.
October 15, 1887PersonalThe Rev. R. TEMPLE, Rural Dean for Notre Dame, took passage per Plover for Little Bay for the purpose of inducting the Rev. Mr. TURNER, the newly appointed Clergyman for that parish, in the place of Rev. T. CLIFT who was transferred to Carbonear.
October 15, 1887PassengersThe coastal steamer Plover, arrived on Thursday evening. There was a big sea running when leaving St. John's, and the thick weather prevented her from making the distance in so quick a time as usual. The Plover proceeds to Battle Harbor which will probably be the last time for the season, this being an extra trip. She may be expected back about Wednesday next. Subjoined is the list of passengers: For Trinity - Miss C. JOY, Messrs. DOYLE and A. FRAMPTON. Catalina - Mrs. WHELAN. Greenspond - Revs. E. WEARY and HORMER. King's Cove - Mr.RYAN. Fogo - Miss DEADY, [sic] Miss ROSS, Mr. J. KEEFE. Twillingate - Rev. A. PITTMAN, Mrs. W. J. SCOTT and child, Messrs. WINDSOR, WHITE and BURTON. Little Bay - Rev. Mr. TURNER, Messrs. C. MARTIN, M. BESAN [?] and children. St. Barbe - Rev. Mr. FIELD.
October 15, 1887Pillie's IslandThe barque Bessie Simpson, which has been discharging, the past week a part-cargo of Boston wares at the wharf of Messrs. CLIFT, WOOD & Co., will sail in a few days for Harbor Grace to land balance of freight consigned there. Afterwards she will proceed to Pilley's Island to receive a full freight of iron pyrites, which she will convey to Portland, Maine, where the mineral is employed in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. The vessel will load a ton of pyrites for every ton of her registered measurement, in conformity with the agreement under which underwriters assume the risks of vessels carrying such freights. They are of the nature of "dead weights", and must be stowed with precaution, the use of puncheous and planks being necessary in order to keep the pressure distributed over as wide a surface of the hold as possible. This vessel could carry over seven hundred tons, were it not for the restriction mentioned. The Pilley's Island mine was originally owned by the Hon. Captain CLEARY, til he sold it to a company of Boston capitalists. The value of the Bessie Simpson's cargo of four hundred and odd tons, is about twenty-six hundred dollars. Evening Telegram of Monday last.
October 15, 1887HemorrhoidsA gentleman writes: " I desire to place on record the cure of piles by using Minard's Family Pills and applying Minard's Liniment externally." Use equal parts of Liniment and sweet oil for applying: it reduces inflammation and gives comfort at once.

October 22, 1887MarriedOn Tuesday evening last, in St. Peter's Church, by Rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. Thomas BURTON, telegraph operator, St. Pierre, to Amelia, eldest daughter of Mr. Absolem PURCHASE, Back Harbor.
October 22, 1887MarriedOn 15th. inst., at the Methodist Parsonage, Morton's Harbor by Rev. J. HEYFIELD, Mr. Adam CHALK, to Miss Hannah Elizabeth OSMOND, of Morton's Harbor.
October 22, 1887DeathOn 29th Sept. of diphtheria, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr. A. C. HYNES, aged, 18 months.
October 22, 1887A Lucky FishermanCapt. Benj. ANDERSON of the schooner Aubrey A. of Lunenburg, N.S. carrying only six dories has landed this season equal to 3, 800 qtls. cured codfish, an average of 633 quintals per boat. Last year his total catch was about 4, 100 qtls or 683 per boat. His largest single fare last season was 2040 or 340 quintals per boat, and the only reason it was not larger was that his vessel would not hold any more. Evening Mercury.
October 22, 1887Pilley's IslandThe Daily Colonist of the 10th inst., says that as far as could be ascertained the only Newfoundland schooner on the banks in the gale of the 26th August, not yet accounted for, is the Royal Arch of Burin,. The Royal Arch is or was, about forty tons burthen, with a crew of ten men, including the captain. Three of the men belonged to St. John's, the rest to Burin.
October 22, 1887PersonalThe Rev. Mr. TEMPLE of Twillingate and the new clergyman for here arrived this steamer. On Friday evening the introductory service was held and on Sunday morning the Rev. Mr. TURNER preached. Rev. Mr.TEMPLE preached in the evening. There were good congregations at each service.
October 22, 1887Salvation ArmyCapt. A. ROBERTS arrived here on Saturday evening. He brought a Salvation Army Captain. The officer commenced his work on Sunday morning in the house of Mr. T. RICE. As there is no public place for them to hold their services, and very few inclined to sympathize and less to support, it is not thought that they will have a very brilliant campaign.
October 22, 1887Winter SuppliesLittle Bay has been busy owing to the vessels bringing the winter supplies. A brigantine left here last week, and the Benefactor, a large steamer from Montreal, and a barque from England are still here. Many small schooners are also engaged in bringing wood and ore.
October 22, 1887BazaarsThe Roman Catholic Friends held their Bazaar last week, the result was very successful. One will be held in connection with the Church of England next month, and the Methodists intend to hold one later on in the year.
October 22, 1887Local and GeneralThe steamer Swallow, belonging to Mr. JERRETT of Brigus, returning from Labrador, put into port on Thursday, and left again yesterday.
October 22, 1887Sale of WorksIt will be seen by an advertisement in another column, that the sale of work by the ladies of St. Peter's congregation, will take place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of November next. A variety of useful, serviceable articles will be offered for sale at very reasonable prices, and as the object is a most praiseworthy one, we trust that it will be largely patronized by the public.
October 22, 1887Welsh LanguageA Divine service, in the Welsh language, was conducted in the North-side Methodist School on Monday evening last by the Rev. T. HARRIS, who preached from the 28th. c. of Isaiah and 16th. v. The service was for the special benefit of the captain and crew of the Robert Morris now in port waiting for cargo, who are all, like the Rev. preacher, natives of Wales.
October 22, 1887PassengersThe coastal steamer Plover, Capt. MANUEL, arrived Thursday night, returning to St. John's, having been as far as Battle Harbor, which is probably the last trip there for this season. The weather on the coast has been rather stormy of late. Fishing operations were nearly over and there were only one or two more crews to leave the coast. The Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D. returned from Little Bay by the Plover, and the following took passage here for St. John's: Mrs. JENNINGS and child, Mr. and Mrs. PURCHASE.
October 22, 1887Little Bay NotesLittle Bay Rifle Club and Rev. T. W. CLIFT. Little Bay Mine, Sept. 20, 1887. Dear Sir: Before the departure of the Rev. Mr. CLIFT, the members of the Little Bay Rifle Club waited on him and presented him with the following address : - Rev. and Dear Sir: - We, the undersigned members of the Little Bay Rifle Club, have learnt with deep regret, that you are about to take your departure from amongst us to continue your high duties in another locality. We are assured that the whole community will feel your loss, as your ministration in this parish have proved a marked success. We take this opportunity of again expressing our sincere thanks to Mrs. CLIFT, for her kind presentation of a cup to our Club. Whoever the fortunate holder may be, it will always be treasured by the members in remembrance of the donor, and we sincerely hope that in your new sphere of duty, Mrs. CLIFT will enjoy better health than she has whilst amongst us. In bidding you farewell, we trust that prosperity and happiness may attend yourself and your amiable wife, wherever you may go. We remain Reverend and dear sir, Joseph McKINNON, John R. STEWART, James WHYTE, William WHYTE, E. F. BERTEAU, Walter SPINNEY, Patrick FINLAY, R.D. WALSH, E.R. BURGESS, Sergeant WELLS, Jos. DELOUGHRY, Henry MAPHANT, John FOOTE, Alex. WHYTE, George THOMPSON.
October 22, 1887ReplyGentlemen, - -Your kind address which you presented to me, I shall always value as an expression of your good will. I trust your Club will continue, and afford its members much pleasure. We shall always take an interest in it. Mrs. CLIFT desires me to convey to you her thanks for the good wishes therein expressed. I remain, gentlemen, yours truly. T.W.CLIFT
October 22, 1887Mining AccidentSad Accident in Mine. On Monday morning, the 10th, Peter Signott was working in the mines some 300 feet below the surface. It appears that in moving or fixing his ladder, it, or the ground beneath it, gave way and he fell right down the shaft, the distance of 600 feet. He was carried home at once on a stretcher by his sorrowful companions to his weeping widow and three small children. He was a good and steady workman and much respected. He was buried on Wednesday by Rev. Father FLYNN.

October 29, 1887Local and GeneralSeveral craft have arrived here with firewood the past fortnight. Four or five English vessels have been in port several weeks waiting for dry fish. M. T. KNIGHT, Esq., Financial Secretary and one of the Representatives for this district arrived in town per Plover.
October 29, 1887Shipping NewsThe English schooner Silver Spray, Capt. FOALE, sailed for a foreign market on Saturday last with a cargo of fish for J. B. TOBIN, esq. The coastal steamer Plover arrived about 4 o'clock this morning. She goes as far as Griquet and may be expected back Monday evening. The schooner, Evangeline, Capt. ROBERTS, with a cargo of lumber for St. John's came into port on Tuesday evening and left the following morning. The steamer Hercules arrived from St. John's last Sunday and left the next morning for Morton's Harbor and Little Bay, returning Tuesday morning. Messrs. W. BAIRD and Thos. FRENCH came passengers by her.
October 29, 1887FuneralThe members of "North Star" division, No 15, Sons of Temperance, are requested to meet at the Hall tomorrow, (Sunday) at 1:30, P.M. sharp, preparatory to attending the funeral of their deceased brother, Isaac MOORS. - Advt.
October 29, 1887Salvation ArmyCadet THORN received an injury in the Barracks on Monday night. While performing on the drum, a soldier accidently knocked against it, causing him to fall back against a seat, which had like to result seriously. He was very sick for a few days, but he has since recovered.
October 29, 1887WeatherThe dull, wet weather for a few weeks put business to a standstill, but a change set in the early part of the week, and since then there has been fine hard drying weather, much needed for the curing of fish brought back by our craft. It a continuance of it should be experienced for a week or ten days all the fish would soon be in a marketable condition.
October 29, 1887Spaniard's BaySad Death of a Child at Spaniard's Bay. Tilton, October 25. The community of Spaniard's Bay was startled yesterday by the occurrence of another casuality of a horrible and fatal nature. This time it is a little girl four year's old who is the victim, and who has lost her life, through a want of forethought in leaving children alone with the means of doing themselves injury. A woman named BARRETT of the above place, having occasion, yesterday morning to leave her home for a while, took her three children - a boy and two girls - to a neighbor's house, and there placed them in charge of its only occupant a young girl. The mother, having left, this girl went to the woods close by to gather fuel, leaving the children alone in the house. About an hour afterwards a man named MERCER, living within two hundred yards, at work potato digging, was called by the little fellow, who said his little sister was on fire. MERCER at once ran to the house but, to his horror saw a pig, that had forced in the door, crunching with its teeth the fleshless arm of the child's remains. The girl in whose charge they were left says there was no fire in the stove, and the boy can tell nothing of how it originated. It is suposed that the child must have got matches and accidently set its clothes on fire. Special to the Evening Telegram.
October 29, 1887DeathWe regret to learn of the death of the Rev. J. S. VICKERS, father of our late respected minister, J. W. VICKERS, which sad event took place in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. He had been eighteen months suffering, and passed away very peacefully, on 8th. of October last. He continued in the active work of the ministry up to the time of being taken ill, and of him it may truly be said, "he ceased at once to work and live." Our young Rev. friend has our sympathy, in this painful family bereavement which he is now called to endure.
October 29, 1887Fatal AccidentFatal Shooting Accident on the Straight Shore. On Wednesday night, 5th inst., the neighbourhood of Musgrave Harbor was alarmed by the news that one of the most respected inhabitants, Andrew MOULAND, had been accidentally shot in the woods about ten miles down the shore. The news was brought by Abraham TUCK, of Ladle Cove. The facts of the case are as follows: The two men, MOULAND and TUCK, who are both over sixty years of age, and who have been the closest of friends nearly all their lives, had gone into the woods in search of game. They had traveled about for a long time without success, and in the afternoon were making their way nearer the shore to find some place were [sic] they might put up for the night. As they came near to what is called Shalloway Brook they had to press through some short thick spruce. TUCK was leading and was about ten yards ahead. He was carrying his loaded gun on his shoulder with the muzzle pointing backward, and he supposes a twig must have caught the hammer, for the gun went off. Instantly he heard the cry from his companion, "Oh I'm shot," and there behind him lay MOULAND. The whole charge of twenty seven quarter shot had entered his bowels, passed through the body and come out just above the left hip. The injured man requested his companion to leave him and proceed to Musgrave Harbor as quickly as possible for help. TUCK reached the harbor at about 9 o'clock and announced the sad news, but was too much exhausted to return at once with the men who readily volunteered to fetch the poor man home, so that they had to wait until TUCK had rested a little, as none of them knew the way to the place the accident had occurred. At midnight they started, twenty-five of them, and through the drenched rain, they traveled along the shore till daybreak. Then they took the woods and pressed for about three miles. After considerable searching, they heard MOULAND calling to them and proceeded at once to where he was. They found the poor man in a terrible condition. He had crawled a few yards from where he fell to find a more comfortable place; and there, on the wet moss, exposed to the keen wind and drenching rain, he had spent his long night in fearful agony. He was carried to Musgrave Harbor with all speed. It was impossible to get any medical aid for him. His friends did all for him that was possible, but his wounds were fatal, and he passed away about 6 o'clock the next evening. His remains were interred by the resident Minister in the Musgrave Harbor churchyard. It is to be hoped that this sad affair will be a warning to all those who are apt to be careless in the handling of firearms. Too many precious lives are sacrificed in this way. - Com.
October 29, 1887Trade NotesThe quantity of fish exported this year, from August last to October 1st., was 106,294 qtls. For corresponding period in 1886, 131,859 qtls. The shore and bank catch is estimated as fully equal to last year. The number of bankers fitted out for this year was 286; the number last year 110. The price of shore and bank fish in October last year was for West India 9s, Madeira 15s, and Merchantable 17s 6d. The price this year for the same class of fish is respectfully, 12s, 19s 6d, and 21s 6d. The price of Labrador fish in 1886 was 13s, this year it is 16s. - Daily Colonist.
October 29, 1887AdvertisementIMPORTANT!! It is important to persons visiting St. John's on business that they should know where they can obtain the best value for their money or produce. We have been fortunate in securing our FALL STOCK when markets were at their lowest, and can confidently guarantee our goods as the best value in the city. Our stock includes - 4,000 Brls. FLOUR, all grades from nineteen shillings upwards. 300 Brls. and 100 half brls PORK, various brands. 100 brls and 50 half brls BEEF. 100 brls. CORN MEAL. 200 tubs Canadian and Nova Scotian BUTTER. 150 puncheons, 150 trcs. and brls. choice MOLASSES. 12 Hhds. and 100 brls. SUGAR, and every description of STORE GOODS. HARDWARE: Stock complete and cheap. DRY GOODS: A very extensive and carefully selected stock. Our goods have been bought to sell, and we mean to refuse no offer which affords even the smallest margin of profit. M.MONROE, 315, 317, 339 & 342 Water Street, St. John's. Oct. 15
October 29, 1887MarriedOn the 21st inst., in St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. William Antony MANSFIELD, miner, Little Bay, to Miss Rebecca Ann TUCKER of St. John's.
October 29, 1887MarriedOn 25th. inst., in St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. Thomas RIDOUT to Miss Maria Ann HOPKINS, both of Twillingate.
October 29, 1887MarriedOn Thursday evening, October 26th., by the Rev. W.R.TRATT Methodist Minister, at the residence of the bride's father, Hazel Grove, Goose Bay. Mr. Elihu MANUEL, Methodist Teacher of Greenspond, to Miss Emily ALLEN eldest daughter of Mr. George ALLEN, Colpoteur.
October 29, 1887DeathAt Badrick's Island on Thursday evening last, after a brief illness, Mr. Isaac MOORS, aged 75 years, leaving a large circle of relations to mourn their loss. The deceased was an old and respected inhabitant of Twillingate. Funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon attended by the Sons of Temperance of which he was for many years a consistent member.
October 29, 1887DeathAt Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, on the 8th. October, very peacefully, after a lingering illness, the Rev. J. S. VICKERS in the 62nd year of his age, and 38th year of his ministry.
October 29, 1887DeathAt Musgrave Harbor, on the 6th. inst., from shot wounds accidentally received, Andrew MOULAND aged 68 years.
October 29, 1887Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Cleared - Oct. 24 - Silver Spray, FOALE, Lisbon, 3,000 qtls. cod fish - J. B. TOBIN

November 5, 1887Local and GeneralWe are requested to say that a special meeting of the Patriotic Club will be held this evening, to begin sharp, at seven o'clock.
November 5, 1887Little BayJ. B. BLANDFORD, Esq., the energetic Stipendiary Magistrate for Little Bay, arrived per Plover and is spending a few days in town.
November 5, 1887Steamer PloverThe steamer Plover returning to St. John's arrived at noon on Tuesday. The number of passengers was not large. Miss Minnie BERTEAU took passage here for St. John's, enroute for Virginia where she intends to spend the winter.
November 5, 1887FogoFOGO CONNECTED BY TELEGRAPH. Fogo is to be congratulated on now being connected with the outside world by telegraphy. This line which was in course of construction for a few weeks, was completed on Monday evening last, the end of the wire from the junction at Beaver Cove in the reach of Dildo Run being that day brought into the Court-house, in which the telegraph station is placed. The occasion, we learn, was one of great rejoicing by the community, a display of bunting hailing the inception of so great a boon at that old and important settlement. The first message was sent to St. John's on being connected, in which the Magistrate and people congratulated the government and Mr. McKAY, the Superintendent, upon the establishment of telegraphic communication between Fogo and the Metropolis. The cable from the main land to Fogo was successfully laid by the steamer Favourite, in a couple of weeks under the supervision of Capt. WALSH. The distance is something like nine miles, but as Change Islands intervenes, the distance by water is reduced to seven miles and three quarters, three and three quarter miles lying inside of Change Island and four miles outside. The shore end strikes at Little Farewell, from which point it is connected with the line coming to this place. Two additional stations have thus been created, one at Beaver Cove, near the shore end and the other at Fogo. As the land line passes through Change Island, the additional expense of having a telegraph station there would not be very great, and we hope, that in the course of a little time an effort will be made to put the advantages of this civilising agency in possession of that community. It is cause for great congratulation that Fogo has so soon been favoured with a branch line after its extension to Twillingate, no doubt as a result of agitation; and that now, all the most important centres of the colony can be brought into contact with St. John's and the outside word by the wondrous, invisible power of electricity.
November 5, 1887District of ConcheHis Excellency the Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint, the Most Rev. Dr. McDONALD, Rev. John LYNCH, and Dr. John DOWN, (Conche,) and Rev. F.D. McCARTHY, and Mr. Michael LAWLESS, (Flower's Cove) to be a board of education for the District of Conche. Secretary's Office, Oct. 25th, 1887
November 5, 1887Road CommissionersHis Excellency the Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint Messrs. C. S. ROWLAND, Leander GILL, Charles COOMBS, Jas. M. JACKMAN, Abel ADAMS, John McKEY, George MORGAN, and Wm. JONES, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Tilt Cove, jurisdiction extending from Snook's Arm to Shoe Cove, inclusive. Messrs. Solomon STRONG, John BATSTONE, James NORRIS, and Robert YOUNG, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Three Arms and Wild Bight. The Rev. S. FLYNN, and Rev. H. TURNER, Captain Giles FOOTE, Captain John DELANEY, Messrs Jonathan BENSON, C. O'Brien REDDEN, James WHYTE, jr., R. D. WALSH, and Michael KEATING, to be Board of Road Commissions for Little Bay Mines, Little Ward's Harbor, and Hall's Bay Head. Messrs Josiah WOOLFREYS, Joseph WOOLFREYS, R. BOONE, and Solomon HAND, to be a Board of Road Commissioners for Burnt Bay. Mr. Dennis GORMAN, to be a member of the Board of Road Commissioners for Burin, in place of Mr. H. REDDY, deceased. Messrs., S. H. TIBBO and John FORSEY, (PONTER), to be members of the Board of Road Commissioners for Grand Bank, in place of Mr. George TIBBO, deceased, and Mr. G. R. FORSEY resigned. The Rev. Geo. CRANE, the Rev Walter SMITH, W. B. GRIEVE, George SKELTON, and J. R.. McCOWAN, Esqs., and Commander ROBINSON, to be members of the Church of England Board of Education for St. John's.
November 5, 1887Fogo DiscoveryA correspondent says that a remarkable discovery of an extinct race was made at Fogo one day last week, by Thomas FARRELL, an old resident of eighty years, who was engaged in making a road at Seal Cove, near the canal. In removing some loose material at the base of an overhanging cliff, he observed a quantity of birch bark at the bottom, and his knowledge of the Beothic mode of burial inclined him to further investigation, when he found a tomb about thirty inches deep, of equal width, and betwen six and seven feet long. It was covered with large flagstones resting on the smooth walls. The birch bark gave evidence of exceedingly fine sewing, as good as could be done by any of our most improved sewing machines, and was placed above the flagstones in the shape of a light covering over the sepulchre. The flagstones were removed and cavity searched, when FARRELL was rewarded by discovering the remains, which consisted of a well preserved skull with teeth perfect; half the petrified scalp over the dome of thought; also the thumb, pelvice, and skin bones, pieces of ribs and spinal column, bone handles and parts of blades of two knives, a pealty[sic] looking substance which showed to be the remains of the seal skins, in which the body had been carefully wrapped very many years ago. It is clear that the entombment was that of a Red Indian, and as Fogo has been settled by the white man over two hundred years the inference is that the body was enshrouded before that time. The remains were taken in charge by Mr. SCANLAN, who was there at the time, perfecting the extension of the telegraph to the community, and has since been conveyed to St. John's where they are likely to make a valuable acquisition to the museum, as any relict or trace of the aborigines is of peculiar interest to very many in these days.

November 19, 1887Local and GeneralHerrings have been reported plentiful in different parts of our bay the past few weeks.
November 19, 1887Venison SalesQuantities of venison have been selling in town the last week or two at very reasonable prices.
November 19, 1887Special MeetingThe attention of members of C.E.T.S. is called to a Special Meeting which will be held at the usual place and time next Thursday (Nov. 24). A large attendance is requested on important business.
November 19, 1887Money RaisedWe notice that the sum of 838 dols., was raised towards helping the poor widows and orphans of the men lost in the Ocean Friend, of Carbonear. Of this amount 530 dols 70c. was collected in St. John's; 149 dols 30 c. in Harbor Grace; 147 dols. In Carbonear; eight dollars sent from Greenspond and two from Red Bay, Labrador. In addition to this, clothing to the value of seventy dollars was contributed in St. John's by a few ladies.
November 19, 1887Plover AccidentAccident to the "Plover". As the coastal steamer Plover was entering our harbor between twelve and one o'clock on the night of Friday last, she struck upon Cockles Rock or the point of it, and all on board had a very narrow escape from being drowned. The night was exceedingly dark, and at the time of the misfortune there was a blinding snowstorm with high wind and sea, as we have been informed by different persons on shore, who happened to be exposed to the weather, just about the time that the Plover struck on the rock. It appears that the Captain made Long Point light all right, and after altering his course for some time, he mistook Harney Head Cove which stands out some distance, for the entrance of the harbor, which soon brought the steamer in contact with the Cockles rocks. The haze that hung over the land there gave it the forest like appearance which that side of the mouth of the harbor presents when entering on a dark night, and it may be, as is often the experience of seamen on such nights, the land first sighted appeared further off than it really was, by which the most experienced persons, and those most acquainted with the land, even in their own locality, are at such times liable to be deceived. The steamer was going moderate speed at the time, but the sudden shock on the rock, which she took about amidships, was very heavy, shaking the ship fearfully, and causing the main steam pipe to break close to the flange; likewise the gauge of the glass cock. She rolled greatly two or three times, and for a few moments it seemed as though any hope of safety were useless. But the coolness and forethought of the captain under the trying scene, were equal to the emergency. Directly she struck, he ordered the highest pressure of steam possible to be put on, which brought her clear the rock, as she lurched over on her port side, and on steaming off from the shore, the first land seen was Burnt Island. It was found that she was making water at a quick rate, which gained on the steam pipe an inch an hour, and it was with great difficulty that steam could be kept up. But the officers stuck to their post bravely, which, fortunately, was the means of her getting into port without loss of life, for had the water once reached the engine works, after clearing the rocks, the results might have been most appalling. To prevent the ship from sinking in the harbor, she was beached between Messrs. WATERMAN'S and Mr. TOBIN'S premises, where she still remains nearly filled with water. Intelligence of the Plover's disaster was communicated to the owners the following morning; and the steamer Kite was dispatched from St. John's the same evening, arriving here on Monday, having on board Mr. E. BOWRING, Mr. CONDON, one of the surveyors, and a diver. The diver went down Tuesday morning, and examined the Plover's bottom. It is said that seventy feet of her keel is gone, part of her garboard, and other injuries caused, and that she has been condemned and will be sold in St. John's for the benefit of whom it may concern. The Plover was classed No. 1 at Lloyd's and was insured full value.
November 19, 1887Letter of SympathyThe subjoined letter of sympathy was presented to Captain MANUEL, by a number of our citizens, in the misfortune which he sustained on the night of the 12th inst. During the time that he has had charge of the Plover the service has been performed with marked regularity, and the commander and his officers have aimed to accommodate the public as far as it was possible, though perhaps, there may be some who were inclined to find fault occasionally, which is natural to human nature; for where is the man in any public capacity, that will do his duty honestly and fearlessly and please everyone? The most skilful and experienced of commanders are often times overtaken with catastrophe, and while such has been Captain Manuel's lot in this instance, it is the opinion of very many that it would be difficult to find one better qualified to command a steamer along the dangerous route in which the Northern Coastal steamer has to be engaged. There is also appended a word of thanks to Capt. MANUEL from the passengers who were on the Plover, for the ability displayed by him at the moment of the disaster; and mention is also made of the engineers and firemen, who did their duty nobly.
November 19, 1887Letter of RegretTwillingate, Nov. 14, 1887: Capt. MANUEL, S. S. Plover, Dear Sir,- It is with deep regret we learn of the accident to the Plover on the morning of Saturday, the 12th, during the thick snowstorm prevailing at the time. We, the undersigned, desire to express our hearty sympathy with you in the unfortunate occurrence, feeling sure that your past services and untiring watchfulness and care must be a guarantee to all who know you, that no blame can be attached to yourself in this accident. We desire to say that our confidence in you remains undiminished, and as we have in the past experienced your kindness and obliging efforts to make your passengers comfortable, we sincerely hope you will have the command of the new boat to be placed on this route. The regularity with which your trips have been performed through all weather, and the nature of the work accomplished, are sufficient in our views to establish your reputation as a most experienced, efficient, and suitable commander of the Northern mail coastal steamer; and we sincerely trust you may continue on this service, and consider we only perform an obligation we owe to you in presenting in this way our sympathy and best wishes, which we feel certain would be the general expression of this community. At the same time we desire to express our appreciation of the usual obliging and kindly deportment of your officers towards the passengers generally, We are dear sir, yours very truly, John W. OWEN, R. T. GILLINGHAM, J. B. TOBIN, F. BERTEAU, J.P., Thad SCOTT, J.D., C.G.D. MAYNE, W. WATERMAN, Josiah MANUEL, J.P. THOMPSON, N. PATTEN, R. Dorman HODGE, W.E. WATERMAN, Wm. BAIRD, Charles MURCELL, W. YOUNG, G.B. NOTT, W. J. WELLS, O. MANUEL, A. FINDLATER, W.J. SCOTT, James N. PERCY, and others. (We are desired to say the time was so short that it was not possible to call upon many, who, no doubt, would have cheerfully attached their names to the foregoing document.)
November 19, 1887Don't send the Kite!To the Hon. M. FENELON, Colonial Secretary, St. John's. Sir: We, the undersigned inhabitants of Twillingate and the surrounding district, being deeply interested in the means of transit both for passengers and goods between this port and St. John's, understanding that through the accident to the Plover, she cannot be available for further immediate work, beg to call your attention to the fact that any boat of less power or capacity than the S.S. Leopard, would be utterly useless, as a substitute, especially at this season of the year, we beg to impress on you, the necessity of immediate employment of the largest and most powerful boat to be obtained for the purpose, and we emphatically protest against the Kite being placed on this route as a substitute and beg to suggest that the S.S. Leopard or boat of equal capacity and power be immediately engaged, we beg to intimate that at this season till the close of navigation the number of passengers and quantity of freight is greater and more important to the district than any other season. We are sir, yours truly, (Signed by the mercantile gentlemen and other residents.)
November 19, 1887Steamer KiteThe steamer Kite, in charge of Capt. MANUEL, left here on Wednesday morning with mails and passengers for St. John's, touching enroute at the respective ports of call visited by the Plover. The following took passage by her for the Metropolis: Messrs. M.T. KNIGHT, Josiah MANUEL, T. W. ANDREWS. W.J. REDDIN, Geo. BARSEY, RYAN, and Capt. POWER.
November 19, 1887Vessels ClearedFive English vessels with cargoes of fish have been cleared within the past three weeks for foreign markets: two by the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., two by Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., and one by Messrs. OWEN and EARLE. The Ensign and Weaver Bell sailed this week.
November 19, 1887Boots LostA pair of women's boots was lost last evening by Mr. Abraham EARL between Mrs. MUNDEN'S and Mr. Wm. YOUNGS' (sailmaker) South Side. The finder will be rewarded either by returning the same to the owner, or leaving them at this office. - Advt.
November 19, 1887Steamer TibbieThe steamer Tibbie left here for Gander Bay on Monday morning and returned to Morton's Harbor on Wednesday, towing two sets of spars for vessels intended to be built the coming winter, by Mr. OSMOND and Messrs. FRENCH and BAIRD. The Tibbie loaded here with fish and left for Fogo early yesterday morning.
November 19, 1887Evening TelegramThe following paragraphs are from last Saturday's Evening Telegram, received per Kite: There were six charges against as many different individuals, mostly women, and nearly all of them widows, brought by Sergt. DAWE, in the Police Court this morning, before Judge PROWSE, for violations of the License Act - the selling of spirits without a license, and nearly all were fined in various sums ranging from ten dollars to fifty dollars. A quantity of saccharine, the substance said to be 280 times sweeter than sugar, was received by a New York importing house a few days ago. It is a fine white powder, and a quantity equal in sweetening effect to one pound of sugar costs three cents, or about half the price of sugar. It will have a wide range of usefulness in confectionery, and also in medicine. Saccharine is the invention of Dr. FAHLERG, of Germany. Immense quantities of very fine herrings are being caught daily around this coast, the fish being in prime condition, large and fat, with flesh white as milk. This is very unusual at this season, the fall. Shore herring being usually a small run of fish and in poor condition. The present select of herrings appear to have drifted hither from Labrador.
November 19, 1887Word of ThanksA Word of Thanks From The Passengers. Twillingate, Nov. 12th, 1887. Dear Sir: We, the undersigned passengers, who were on board your ship at the time of the unfortunate occurrence of Friday night last, wish to tender you our heartfelt thanks for the brave and seamanlike manner in which you acted under such trying circumstances, and we are of opinion that nothing but your prompt and coolheaded action in changing the ship's course when you did, saved us from the most disastrous results. We are also of opinion that the accident happened through no fault of yours or your officers, as it occurred during a severe snow storm when it was impossible to discern the light or any other object on such a night. The bravery of the Engineers and Firemen who manfully stood to their posts throughout, deserves mention, particularly that of John BURTON, third Engineer, and William ANTHONY, Fireman - on duty at the time - who at the risk of their own lives, withstood the escaping steam and hot water until the ship was safely in port. Signed by all Saloon passengers on board at time of accident, T. W. ANDREWS, W.J. REDDIN, Geo. BURSEY, Josiah MANUEL. To Capt. MANUEL, S.S. Plover.
November 19, 1887Steamer KiteThe steamer Kite on coming into port Monday, ran on the shoal part of the White Ground, and remained there two or three hours. In coming through Burnt Island Tickle, she turned too quickly, and the tide being low, the steamer got caught. Fortunately, there was little or no sea running just then, otherwise she might have been so ill-fated as the Plover, though under very different circumstances, as the weather was fine and clear and she had daylight for it. The diver went down and examined her bottom before leaving here, and found that no serious damage had been done.
November 19, 1887Little BayRays from Little Bay - It appears to be a good season for deer, and the men in Hall's Bay, North West Arm, and other places have shot a large number. It is commonly reported that the officers of H. M. S. Emerald shot some and left the carcasses to rot, of these they did not desire.
November 19, 1887MarriedOn the 16th inst., at the Methodist Parsonage, by Rev. Geo. BULLEN, Mr. Samuel KING, to Miss Julia ADAMS, both of Twillingate.
November 19, 1887MarriedOn the 17th inst., at the Methodist Church, South Side, by the same, Mr. William WHITE of Ragged Point, to Miss Harriet FUDGE, of Western Head.
November 19, 1887MarriedAt Ashton Villa, on the 17th inst., by Rev. William HARRIS, Mr. Robert ROBERTS, of Loon Bay to Miss Charlotte BURT of Tizzard's Harbour.

November 26, 1887Fish PricesRespecting the advanced price given for fish within the past few weeks, the St. John's Daily Colonist of the 16th inst., says: "Now that the year's fishery is almost in the stores of the merchants, prices are being advanced. The merchant will gain by it, but the poor man who put off his voyage early in the fall is at the loss. What we want is one or two enterprising businessmen to fight the "ring prices" at the Commercial Rooms. Six weeks ago the merchants must have known current market prices abroad, and why not have fish advanced accordingly?"
November 26, 1887Harbor GraceGovernor Blake at Harbor Grace. Special to the Evening Telegram Harbor Grace, Nov. 14. Yesterday the ships and private dwellings were decked with bunting in honor of the arrival of His Excellency Governor BLAKE who, in company with his Private Secretary and E. H. SAVILLE, Esq., arrived by special train at 3:30 p.m. They were met at Tilton Station by His Honor Judge BENNETT and R. R. MUNN, Esq., J. P., who accompanied them to Harbor Grace, where they were received at the depot by Sheriff BEMMISTER, I.L. McNEIL, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate, Joseph GODDEN, Esq., J.H.A., W.N. THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., and several other gentlemen, to whom His Excellency was introduced by His Honor Judge BENNETT; after which all drove to Mr. Andrew RUTHERFORD'S, where His Excellency had rooms engaged. A very elaborate arch, under the supervision of Mr. F.W. GOLDER, was erected near the railway depot, bearing the motto; "Ceade Mille Failthe". Another very fine one was erected at the entrance to Mr. RUTHERFORD'S dwelling bearing the "Royal coat of arms." His Excellency, accompanied by a few of our local gentlemen, spent a couple of hours sight-seeing around town, after which they adjourned to the above mentioned dwelling where a very luxurious dinner had been prepared. A torchlight procession, headed by a band, serenaded His Excellency at nine o'clock. His Excellency and Private Secretary left at eight this morning to visit Carbonear and Heart's Content. On his return here he will be the recipient of an address largely signed by the citizens. I might add that the schooner Ephie, which has been rebuilt for the Bank fishery by Messrs. John MUNN & Co., was successfully launched at nine this morning.
November 26, 1887The Whale FisheryArrival of Steamer Eagle. The steamer Eagle, Captain Arthur JACKMAN, arrived at 8:30 o'clock last night from the whale fishery, and reports for sixty five tons of white whale and narwhal oil. The season has been an unsuccessful one so far as the take of black whale is concerned, two only of that species having been captured by the fleet of this port, one by the Terra Nova, Captain A. FAIRWEATHER, and one by the Esquimaux, Captain MILNE: but the share all around of white whales were quite liberal. The low price of this oil, and the fact that this fish yields no bone, sink the marketable value of the voyage. That the ships should have been so unsuccessful in finding black whales, is due to the circumstances that the ice-floe was uncommonly heavy and delayed the passage to the grounds till the middle of July. The Eagle did not get through till the 15th of July, while on a former occasion Captain JACKMAN has completed the same passage on the first of June - in time to do good work with black whales. The spring is the season proper to get this fish. It was this spring that ADAMS secured his trip. He got nothing, or very little, after the vessels from this port got down. Captain JACKMAN got his fat in Prince Regent's Inlet and cruised over some two thousand miles of fishing ground, having reached the scene on the 16th of July and left the 7th of the present month. In the course of the voyage, he was in the creek where the Arctic came to grief; she lies there high and dry. The Eagle is in good condition, having sustained no damage, and the health of her crew, with the exception of two or three men, whose ailments are of nothing serious, has been fairly good all through. Evening Telegram.
November 26, 1887Local and GeneralThe Hercules arrived at Greenspond seven o'clock last evening.
November 26, 1887ThanksOur thanks are due to J. B. TOBIN, Esq., J.P., for late local and foreign papers, received per schr. Hunter on Thursday.
November 26, 1887FirewoodSome of our craft have been busy the past few weeks cruising to the Bay for fire-wood, and many will be thus employed until near Christmas.
November 26, 1887Postal ServiceThe steamer Hercules performs the Northern postal service this trip and left St. John's on Thursday morning for respective ports of call.
November 26, 1887Dwelling BurnsA small dwelling, belonging to John FROWD, Heart's Cove, was destroyed by fire on the night of Tuesday last. It occurred about eleven o'clock and was caused by defective funnelling. The family were very poor, but whatever few things were in the house were all lost. The poor man has been quite a long time sick, and was incapacitated when the fire took place.
November 26, 1887Welsh ServiceThe Rev. W. HARRIS conducted a Welsh service in the cabin of the Robert Morris, on Saturday evening last, giving Captain JONES and his crew (all Welsh) the privilege of engaging in religious worship, in their Mother tongue, for the second and last time before leaving port. The preacher expounded on the parable of the Prodigal Son, and the discourse appeared to be well received by the small, but attentive congregation. The Robert Morris was chartered by Messrs. WATERMAN, & Co., and sailed this morning for Lisbon, with a cargo of fish, where further orders will be received. We wish the ship a safe and speedy passage across the Atlantic, as well as the remainder of the voyage.
November 26, 1887Sailing to LisbonW. WATERMAN, Esq., sr., who has been spending the past few months in Newfoundland, left per Robert Morris for Lisbon; whence he will take steamer for Great Britain. During his stay, Mr. W. has visited various localities familiar to him in these parts, and no doubt his numerous friends and acquaintances have been highly pleased with his visits to their respective communities and would have liked that his stay could have been much longer than time would admit. We unite with his many friends in wishing the respected gentleman a pleasant passage in crossing the Atlantic, and a safe and prosperous return to his home in Poole.
November 26, 1887Schooner EvanelineThe schooner Evangeline, Capt. A. ROBERTS, arrived from Hall's Bay on Saturday evening with a cargo of lumber. She remained in port until Tuesday morning, and then left for St. John's. This, we understand, is the last trip that the Evangeline will make in the lumber trade, as she has been sold to a party at St. Pierre, and will in future, be engaged in the Bank Fishery. The schooner is almost new, having been but three or four years built, during which time the greatest care has been taken of her. She is well founded, and being of large capacity, is admirably suited for the fishery in which the purchaser intends the Evangeline to prosecute.
November 26, 1887New Members - S. of T.S. of T. On Saturday the 19th inst, the following members of "Prevention" Division, No. 45, were installed as Officers for the coming quarter by Bros. Charles MAYNE, and John HILLYARD both P.W.P.'s of "North Star" Division, No. 15. Bro Mark OSMOND, W. P. for the last quarter was conducted to the P.W.P.'s chair by the Acting Deputy, G.C. Bro. Thomas FRENCH, W.P., Brother Elijah JENINGS, W.A., Brother Robert FRENCH R.S., Sister Olivia SMALL A.R.S., Bro Joseph B. OSMOND F.S., Sister Jessie OSMOND, Treas., Bro. James FRENCH, Chao., Bro. Ambrose OSMOND, Con., Sister Rebecca OSMOND, A.C., Bro. Jabez SMALL, I.T., Bro. Mark GATEHOUSE, O.T., Robert FRENCH, R.S. Morton's Harbor, November 23, 1887.
November 26, 1887DeathDeath of Very Rev. James BROWN. We deeply regret to hear of the death of the respected parish priest of Harbor Main whose remains were interred to-day. Father BROWN was a relative of our esteemed townsman, W. P. WALSH, Esq., and his brother Rev. Thomas BROWN, occupied the position of Provincial of the Order of Jesuits in Ireland. At the time of his death he was the oldest native priest in Newfoundland. Of gentle demeanor, and great kindness of heart, he was beloved by all who knew him. On Tuesday last we had a kind note from him which gave no intimation of his being unwell. His death on the following day must have been quite unexpected; but no particulars have yet come to hand. Though his death was sudden, there can be no doubt that one of his exemplary life and zeal in his Master's service was well prepared to meet his God. May eternal light shine upon his soul. - Colonist, Nov. 19.
November 26, 1887Steamer Nova ScotianThe steamer Nova Scotian arrived here at noon to-day from Queenstown. She will be ready to leave again for Halifax at ten to-night. Her mails will close at the Post Office at eight o'clock this evening. The following is a list of her inward passengers - Mrs. E. SMITH, Miss ALSOP, Miss BUNKER, Mr. R. W. RAGG, and one in steerage. For Halifax - Lady JONES, 3 children and 2 maids, Miss ARCHIBALD, Miss TUPPER, Miss BERTEAU, and the Lord Biship of Newfoundland, Rev. J. CONWAY, Messrs MELLISH, SPENCE, COWAN, Anderson BERTEAU, MARGET[SIC], intermediate and 90 in Steerage. - November 17.
November 26, 1887Capt. Solomon JACOBSOn our first page will be found an extract from a late copy of the Cape Ann Advertiser; in which the name of a former resident of Twillingate figures conspicuously. The article is entitled "For the Pacific", and shows that Capt. Solomon JACOBS, son of Mrs. Wm. HODDER, has recently embarked in a new enterprise, having equipped two fine vessels, owned by himself, and dispatched them to the Pacific Coast, where he thinks there is a good opening for prosecuting the fisheries and doing a general trading business. Capt. JACOBS was previously engaged in the mackerel fishing and was one of the most successful men connected with it. He appears to be a man of great enterprise and energy, by which he has gained a position for himself, which as Newfoundlanders, we ought to feel proud. We hope that his new venture will prove even more remunerative to him than any that he yet embarked his capital in.
November 26, 1887New Saw MillThe Township Land and Timber Company of Harbor Grace Junction, are building a saw mill close by the main building, which is one hundred feet long and fourty-eight wide. The engine house will be 36 x 42. Robert BOND, Esq., the energetic Manager for the Company, expects to have the mill in running order about the first of the New Year. (From the Daily Colonist, Nov. 15.)

December 3, 1887Local and GeneralFlour is said to be selling cheaper in St. John's than for many years past.
December 3, 1887Shipping NewsThe Mary Parker came from St. John's on Monday, and now returns with another cargo of fish. The Minnie Tobin, with a cargo of fish, left for St. John's about noon on Tuesday, and arrived there on Thursday morning. J. W. OWEN, Esq., took passage by her. The English vessel Weaver Bell, which left here for a foreign port with a cargo of fish for Messrs. OWEN & EARLE, had to put into St. John's the early part of this week, having sprung a leak. A quantity of the fish we learn, has been damaged.
December 3, 1887Sale of PLOVERThe sale of the Plover as she now lies in our harbor, took place in the Commercial Rooms, St. John's on the 23rd ult., and was purchased by Mr. GEMMEL, for 1,010.
December 3, 1887Cooking StovesWe would call attention to the latest style of Stoves, advertised by Messrs. GEAR and Co., in our columns, and which have been introduced by them. They keep the best kind of heating stoves that have yet been in the market, which is called the Tortoise Slow Combustion Stove. All other kinds of stoves and grates are also kept in stock and can be sent to any part of the country at low prices from the establishment of Messrs. GEAR and Co., 349 Water Street, St. John's.
December 3, 1887Steamer HerculesThe steamer Hercules, Capt. CHRISTOPHER, performing the mail service this trip, arrived at 2 p.m., on Saturday last. She had a good many passengers and a large quantity of freight for the various ports beyond this. Mr. Alfred WELLS, who has been in Toronto the past two or three years was among the passengers for here, having come on a short visit. The steamer's trip extends to Battle Harbor this time, and was not heard from on return, up to the time of our going to press.
December 3, 1887DeathOn the 28th Nov., Annie Jane ROBERTS, aged 10 years, an adopted daughter of Mr. William HARBIN.
December 3, 1887Brass BandWe are glad to learn that during the past week a Brass Band has been received to Mr. W. HITCHCOCK'S address, from London, England, and is to be called the "Victoria Jubilee Brass Band" in commemoration of this year in which it was received. This is what many have expressed hope for, for a long time, and now that it has become a reality, no doubt an interest will be taken in it by many of our young friends, and in the course of a year or so we may expect to be treated with strains of music in the open air, which will tend to enliven the place and dispel the monotony too frequently existing in the dull seasons. We understand that the members intend having weekly practices during the winter, and have chosen Mr. HITCHCOCK as their instructor. The choice is well made, as he is well acquainted with music, and takes an interest in the formation of a good band.
December 3, 1887Bank FisheryAbout 35 Newfoundland fishermen were lost on the banks this summer. There were about 2,000 men on the banks. This would give one in every 58. This points out the great risk attending the bank fishery. - "Daily Colonist"

December 10, 1887Shipping NewsThe schooner Sweepstake returned from St. John's on Tuesday and the Mallard on Thursday, via Fogo. It is understood that the Hercules leaves St. John's to-day for the North. The new steam tug Ingram, left St. John's on Wednesday for the North, bringing mails and passengers for intermediate ports. She left Greenspond shortly after one o'clock yesterday, and had to put back owing to a snow storm.
December 10, 1887SealsA few seals have been captured in nets the past week. So far they have been very scarce, the winds and weather not being favorable.
December 10, 1887Scarcity of BirdsSea birds have been rather scarce up to date and very few have visited our shores as compared with former years. North east winds, with thick snowy weather, may bring along numerous families of the feathery tribe.
December 10, 1887WeatherWith the exception of two or three days, the weather has been somewhat mild and pleasant the past few weeks. Since December set in, there has been a little more snow than formerly, giving the surrounding country a winter-like appearance, though the weather is not at all severe.
December 10, 1887Accident at SeaThe schooner Bianca, left here on Wednesday week for the Bay. In rounding Herring Head, the main sail jibed and one of Mr. Thos. EARL'S feet (the master) got caught in the rope belonging to the mainsheet, bringing the leg in contact with the steering gear, and bruising it severely. The craft had to return to Back Harbor to land him, whence he had to be taken home with a horse and slide.
December 10, 1887Swallows a Mouse!The St. John's Daily Colonist of Nov. 22nd says: - "Last Wednesday a six year old girl, daughter of Mr. HENNESSEY, of Freshwater Bay, swallowed a mouse, not intentionally of course. The little one was sleeping with her mouth slightly open, on a bed, when the mouse ran down her throat. Her screams soon brought the family to the room, and after some time the mouse was thrown out from the child's stomach. A watching cat soon finished the mouseship.
December 10, 1887Supreme CourtThe Fall Term of the Supreme Court was opened at noon yesterday. The Hon. Sir F. B. T. CARTER, K.C.M.G., Chief Justice, Mr. Justice PINSENT, D.C.L., and Mr. Justice LITTLE, being present. After the empanelling of the Grand Jury, of which Mr. James MURRAY was chosen foreman, they were addressed by the Hon. the chief Justice. His Lordship commented on the absence of serious crime, which was to be inferred from the fact of there being no indictment to present to them. The statistics of the Penitentiary were referred to as exhibiting a satisfactory decrease in the number committed, and some remarks were made as to the insufficiency of the law for dealing with cases of desertion of fishermen from the service of merchants and planters - which class of crime seemed to be on the increase.
December 10, 1887Cottage FireThe Cottage at Virginia Waters, occupied by the Hon. G. H. EMERSON was destroyed by fire on Friday evening last. The fire originated in the upper part of the house, and when discovered was too far advanced to be extinguished; without the aid of the fire company. The latter could not get there in time owing to the distance of the cottage from town. We understand that Mr. EMERSON lost a large quantity of valuable property which will be impossible to replace. The building and what it contained was insured to the amount of seven hundred and fifty pounds. - "Mercury, Nov. 19."
December 10, 1887DeathAt Loon Bay, on Dec. 2nd., Mrs. Miriam WHELLER. The deceased lived a pious and a Christian life for over 40 years, and died at the advanced age of 89, after being a widow 48 years. She gave a home to the first Wesleyan Preacher that came to Twillingate, and joined the first class of six members.

December 17, 1887Counterfeit CoinsThe St. John's Daily Colonist says there are counterfeit sterling half crowns (our three shilling piece) in the market, and asks traders to be cautious.
December 17, 1887Coastal SteamersThe steamers Hercules and D. P. Ingraham were kept in port all day Wednesday, owing to the high wind and sea prevailing. They left on their respective routes the following morning. The Puritan and Volunteer are to be the names of the new coastal steamers. The former is expected to leave Glasgow for St. John's about the 10th of April next, and the latter about the 20th of same month.
December 17, 1887Meeting NoticeWe have been requested to say that a meeting of the Jubilee Committee will be held in the Hall this (Saturday) evening, at 7:30 o'clock. As business of importance will be discussed, all representatives are to be present at the time named.
December 17, 1887Reward OfferedMichael WHELAN, who was found guilty of manslaughter four years ago and committed to the penitentiary for life, made his escape on November 25, and has not yet been arrested. The government offers a reward of two hundred dollars to any persons who shall give the police such information as shall lead to his arrest.
December 17, 1887Big ChildThe fat baby, named Margaret BLANCHARD, aged four years and eight months, measuring 42 inches round the waist, eighteen inches round the calves of legs, and weighing 150 lbs. was on board the Hercules returning to her home in White Bay, in care of her parents, who have been visiting other countries. The child was exhibited in Halifax, Truro, and Boston. The child has a younger sister whom we were told by the parents is even of greater dimensions according to age than Margaret.
December 17, 1887Harbor Grace JunctionWe learn that Harbor Grace Junction will become an important township, being the centre of the agricultural neighbourhood opened up by Government. Dwellings are being built in every direction. A large sawmill is being erected under the Superintendence of R. BOND, Esq., M.H.A. Chairman of the new - formed Company. Sites have also been chosen in the neighbourhood (which abounds in good timber and valuable land which is being rapidly taken up) for the erection of Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic places of worship.
December 17, 1887Steamer HerculesThe steamer Hercules left St. John's on Saturday last, calling at the regular ports of call with mails and passengers, and reached here on Wednesday morning, she was detained in Fogo all day Tuesday, making repairs to her machinery. The Hercules had a large quantity of freight mostly for Little Bay. Her trip this time extends to Griquet. Mrs. TOBIN was passenger for here, and Messrs. Tavener MOORE, BOYLE, Sergeant WALLS, and a number of others for the Bay.
December 17, 1887Steamer FalconWe understand that the steamer Falcon leaves St. John's on the 20th inst., bringing mails and passengers for the Northern ports of call. This is a more fitting substitute to take the Plover's place for the remainder of the season than either of the others, and if she could have been put on the route in the first instance, a great deal of inconvenience and disappointment to the public might have been avoided. But we suppose she was not at the disposal of the owners at the time. The Falcon is well suited to contend with the rough waters along the coast and her carrying capacity being large, parties requiring freight would be most likely to receive it by her.
December 17, 1887Tug D. P. IngrahamThe steam tug D. P. Ingraham, Capt. CROSS, with mails and passengers, arrived here on Saturday night last. Messrs. J. W. OWEN, Capt. ROBERTS and part of crew were passengers for this place. Messrs. M. OSMOND, Thos. WINDSOR, J. MANUEL, James STRONG, Richard MURCELL, Thomas BOYD, R. HAMILTON and W. BENSON were among the passengers for other ports North. The D. P. Ingraham returned on Wednesday morning going South, Mr. and Mrs. NURSE, Mrs. WATKINS, Messrs. P. BURKE, J.P. THOMPSON, D. OSMOND, Geo. RIDOUT and W. SIMMONS were passengers for St. John's. We were glad to see Capt. CROSS again on this route and in command of such a powerful steamer, as the Ingraham is said to be, though she is not adapted to perform such a service on this part of the coast, not being properly fitted for passengers. No doubt she is a most valuable acquisition to the steam tug service for which she is specially intended.
December 17, 1887Mr. WHITE ResignsTo-day we transcribe to our columns a letter from Fred WHITE, Esq., who has lately resigned his position as one of the Representatives in the House of Assembly for the district of Bonavista. He explains over his own signature why he has taken such a course, and the independent attitude which he has thus assumed is worthy of imitation on the part of other Hon. representatives supporting the present administration, if they were to honestly represent the political views of their constituents. Mr. WHITE was elected two years ago as the choice of the people of that district, holding at the time adverse political views to those of his opponents, being a supporter of the progressive policy of Sir William WHITEWAY, and finding that he could no longer consistently sit with the Government, now that Sir William has declared his intention to re-enter politics, he has resigned in his favor, hoping he will to the district for election. We hardly think it probable, however, that Sir William will take a seat before the next general elections, and we have heard Dr. FORBES' name mentioned as a likely aspirant for political honors in favor of Sir William's policy. The doctor has been a long time residing in Bonavista, and we believe has the confidence of the people, and would no doubt make a capital representative.

December 24, 1887Local and GeneralSeveral of our craft are making preparations for the ice, the coming spring.
December 24, 1887Meeting A full attendance of "North Star" Division, S. of T. is requested at the regular meeting on Thursday next.
December 24, 1887SchoonersThe schrs. Rise and Go, Mallard, and Branksea, have left for St. John's during the week.
December 24, 1887Craft WreckedWe learn that Mr. GILLARD's craft of Englee, drove ashore in the harbor, a short time ago, in a heavy breeze of wind, and became a total wreck.
December 24, 1887Committee MeetingThe adjourned meeting of the Jubilee Committee will be held in the Hall on Monday afternoon next, at 3 o'clock. A full attendance is requested, as business of importance will be transacted.
December 24, 1887En route to CanadaThe steamer Hercules called here on her way South, Thursday evening, having been as far as Griquet. Mr. AVERY was passenger from Englee. Messrs. Alfred WELLS, Daw PEARCE, and Ernest PEYTON, en route for Canada, from Twillingate, were passengers for St. John's.
December 24, 1887En route to Griquet The steamer Falcon, in charge of Capt. MANUEL, left St. John's on Wednesday morning last, arrived here yesterday afternoon en her way North, with mails and passengers, and a large quantity of freight. Her trip extends to Griquet.
December 24, 1887MisfortuneMr. Frederick NEWMAN met with a bad misfortune on Wednesday morning last, by injuring his left hand a great deal. While in the act of splitting a piece of board with a hatchet, made a mismark, causing the hatchet to come in contact with the thick part of the hand, above the thumb, making a deep gash, which opened five or six arteries, causing it to bleed very rapidly for sometime.
December 24, 1887DrowningA special dispatch from Bay Roberts to the Evening Mercury, under date of Dec. 5th, says: - "A sad and lamentable accident by which two promising young men named DAWE lost their lives, took place at Port-de-Grave on Saturday. It appears both young men were skating on a pond near their homes when they fell through the thin ice, and before assistance could be given them, both were drowned. Their bodies have been recovered."
December 24, 1887Fatal AccidentA fatal accident occurred on the Outer Cove Road last night. It appears that a man named John BRIEN, belonging to the Rocky Hills, was driving home from the city, his horse took fright and he was thrown from the cart. When discovered it was found that his scull had been fractured and that one wheel of the cart had passed over his body, badly crushing him. He survived only a few hours. The deceased leaves a wife and family of six or seven children. - Telegram Nov. 29.
December 24, 1887DeathDeath of Rev. Thomas SNEDDON. In to-day's issue of this paper is announced the death, on November 7th, of one whose life, though unknown to many, calls for more than a passing notice. The Rev. Thomas SNEDDON came to this country from Scotland in the Autumn of 1885, to labour in Trinity Bay as the agent of the Newfoundland Congregational Home Missionary Society. Though a young man, he was full of love and enthusiasm for his work; and he carried to it qualities of head and heart which made him eminently successful and beloved and respected by all who knew him. Last winter, while travelling from place to place, he caught a severe cold, which settled on his lungs, consumption set in, and, after a short illness here, he decided to return to Scotland, with the hope that a change of air would be beneficial. But his hope proved fallacious, and within a month from the time of leaving here, he "fell asleep" and "was not, for God took him." His was a short life, but it was well spent.
December 24, 1887DeathDeath of Judge ROBINSON. We regret very much to inform our readers of the decease of the Honorable Sir Bryan ROBINSON, formerly assistant Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. Judge ROBINSON was born in the North of Ireland and was the son of a clergyman. He came to this country very young, and rose to the leader of the bar. He was a splendid speaker and a brilliant Nisi Prisi advocate. The learned Judge took a leading, though not always a successful part in politics, as an unbending Conservative. Besides his forensic success, and his attachment and devotion to the Established Church. Judge ROBINSON's memory will long be cherished in this country for the warm interest he took in the development of agricultural and the construction of roads. Judge ROBINSON was the uncle of two distinguished Governors - Sir Hercules and Sir William ROBINSON - and nephew of Sir Hercules LANGRISHE, grandfather of our esteemed fellow citizen, Robert LANGRISHE-MARE. - Daily Colonist, Dec. 7.
December 24, 1887MarriedOn the 17th inst., at St. Andrew's Church; by the Rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. Thomas RICE, to Edith, second daughter of Mr. Samuel MAIDMENT.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt St. John's on the 20th Nov., by the Rev. G. BOYD, John GARLAND of Musgrave Town, to Cecilia BLANDFORD of Herring Neck.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt Little Bay, on October 11th, by the Rev. H. ABRAHAM, Ephraim LOCKE, to Jemima JEANES.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt the same place, on October 26, by the same, Isaac MOORES, to Mary MITCHELL.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt the same place on Nov. 14th. by the same, John R. BARTLETT to Janet MOORES.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt Wild Bight, on Nov. 15, by the same, Ananais YATES to Louisa YOUNGS.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt Little Bay, on Dec. 12, by the same, Leonard DAY, to Elizabeth MAY.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt the same place, on Dec. 14, by the same, William COOPER, to Annie GILLARD.
December 24, 1887MarriedAt Boot Harbor, on Dec. 15, by the same, Frederick THISTLE to Lavinia PIKE.

December 31, 1887Found DrownedJames ROBINSON, a long standing resident of this town was found drowned yesterday afternoon. The deceased was a native of Dunsfriesshire[sic], Scotland, and came to Newfoundland forty years ago. He had been employed in many firms in town since that time, amongst others, Messrs. RUTHERFORD, R. H. PROWSE & Son, W. D. MORRISON. During the last eight years he was employed at the firm of Messrs. STABB, ROWE & HOLMWOOD. He was seen as late as ten o'clock yesterday morning on the coastal wharf. Some hours later a hat was seen floating on the water near Messrs. STABB, ROWE'S wharf, and this led to sending for the police to investigate. Sergt. DAWE, with officer LAWLAND and GOODLAND, searched the water near where the hat was seen. At 6:30 they found the body. The body was taken to the morgue, from whence it was removed to-day. James ROBINSON was 62 years old. He leaves a wife, but no family. His funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m., tomorrow, from his late residence Dick's Square. - Daily Colonist Dec. 20.
December 31, 1887Die at SeaThree children Die at Sea. Three young children in the steerage of the steamer Asayrian died of croup on the passage from Liverpool to this port, and were buried at sea. All belonged to the same family, their parents being Swedish emigrants. One died between Queenstown and St. John's Nfld, and the other two last Saturday, between St. John's and Halifax. None of the other juvenile occupants of the steerage were affected. The decease developed as the steamer left Queenstown,. The captain read the burial service on each occasion, the bodies were consigned to the deep. The parents exhibited no sorrow over the loss of their little ones, all of whom were between four and eight years old, and were their only children. They seemed more pleased than anything else, apparently regarding the deaths rather a blessing than an affliction. During the illness of the children, it is said the parents were not very attentive to the sufferers, while the night the last two died, the father enjoyed himself playing cards with fellow passengers. - Hx Herald.
December 31, 1887DeathAt St. John's , on the 16th Dec., of consumption, James Winton[sic] TUCKER, in the 32nd year of his age. He leaves a young widow and two children to mourn their loss.
December 31, 1887DeathAt Boston, on the 3rd November last, aged 48 years, Mrs. Emma Maria, relict of the late Captain George PATTEN and youngest daughter of the late Lionel T. R. CHANCEY , of this city.
December 31, 1887SealsA few seals have been caught in nets of late, mostly hoods and bedlamers.
December 31, 1887Leaving for St. John'sThe following craft have left for St. John's the past week with cargoes of fish from the mercantile firms: Fawn, Liberty, Mary Parker, and Minnie Tobin.
December 31, 1887Carol SingingOn Christmas Eve, and Monday evening last, the good old custom of carol singing was kept up, a few of the friends, mostly connected with the Church of England, promenaded the harbour at midnight.
December 31, 1887Steamer FalconThe steamer Falcon, Capt. ASH called here on her way South early Thursday morning. Several passengers left here for St. John's, viz., J.B. TOBIN, Esq., Misses TOBIN, (2) Miss R. STIRLING, and Mr. W.J. SCOTT, Mr. Samuel HUDDER, with seven young men from this place, enroute for Gloucester, also went by her.
December 31, 1887Steamer PloverIt is said that Captain MANUEL and Messrs. BATTERTON and CANNING, late officers of the steamer Plover have been appointed to corresponding positions in the new Northern boat. The appointments will meet with general approbation, as three more efficient officers could not be found. It is also stated that Captains DELANEY and WALSH and Messrs. FRANCIS and JACKMAN will be retained on the Western route. - Colonist.
December 31, 1887AdvertisementAttention is asked to the advertisement of the Standard Marble Works, 287 New Gower Street, St. John's, Mr. James McINTYRE being the proprietor. The execution of all orders is personally supervised by himself, so that good workmanship and satisfaction are guaranteed. There will be a reduction on the usual prices on any orders given him for execution during the winter.
December 31, 1887Harbor BritonThe Rev. A. C. WAGHORNE, author of Wild Flowers and Fruits of Newfoundland, will, at the special request of the Episcopal Commissary, Rev. E. BOTWOOD, take charge of the mission of Harbor Briton, which has been vacant since the decease of the lamented Rural Dean WHITE. Rev. J. H. BULL, curate to Mr. WAGHORNE, with the assistance as priest, of the Rev. H. PETLY, will be in charge of the New Harbor mission. - Evening Mercury.
December 31, 1887Items from Little BayThe Road Board here built a road at considerable expense for the miners and removed the old steps the miners had always used. However the officials of the board were so inexperienced in road construction that after the first bit of snow the poor miners were unable to travel up this dangerous ascent and could only come down at the peril of broken bones. They have therefore cheerfully allowed themselves to be taxed, and have themselves employed men to build a new flight of steps and thus the government outlay owing to the lack of practical knowledge of the road board, perhaps one would not be far wrong in saying its chairman, has been wasted and the miners out of pocket. The public of Little Bay, especially the ladies, feel devoutly thankful that the miners boldly destroyed the government constructed road and, that they have given to all, a safe and easy method of travel.
December 31, 1887Brass BandOne of the greatest improvements in Little Bay has been the introduction of an expensive Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr. J. WHYTE. Already the music has imparted great pleasure to the inhabitants, and we hope that the musical company will soon march round the town and with lively airs and merry tunes which cheer the hearts and banish care and sadness.
December 31, 1887Town HallThe town Hall is in course of erection, and in a few weeks it will be ready for the use of the public.
December 31, 1887House BurnedMr. WARE, on Fry's Beech, had his house burnt down, and lost his winter stock and some 6 in scrip.
December 31, 1887Houses BurnedA double house was burnt to ashes in the Bight Friday week, and in spite of the large number of men they could not save all the things belonging to the two families.
December 31, 1887GameThere are no sea birds yet in the bay, foxes are plentiful. Rabbits are not quite as scarce as last year. No partridges at present.
December 31, 1887DeathMr. ROUSELL of Hall's Bay died week before last at a ripe age.

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