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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

Jan 1888 - June 1888

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.


MUN 1880-1883, 1886-[1887]-[1889, 1891-1896,1899, 1903-1905, 1908-1944]-1953 Microfilm
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The records were transcribed by JILL MARSHALL, RON ST. CROIX and JOYCE SIMMS, formatted by GEORGE WHITE in February 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

Jan. 7th 1888Wild CoveWe learn that a great deal of damage has been done at Wild Cove, in the late breeze of wind and heavy sea, smashing up several boats and wrecking two or three stages.
Jan. 7th 1888CatalinaThe steamer Falcon left St. John's left for the northward on Wednesday night last, and owing to the heavy northeast wind and sea prevailing, has been prevented from getting along. She left Catalina yesterday morning, and was compelled to put back, where she remained all night, and left this morning at half-past nine.
Jan. 7th 1888DeathBy a late dispatch, we are sorry to learn of the death of one of our promising young lawyers, Mr. Jas. S. MILLEY, which occurred at St. John's yesterday morning. Mr. MILLEY was much esteemed by all who knew him, and we sympathize with his friends in their bereavement.
Jan. 7th 1888St. John'sThe steamer Hercules, on her way to St. John's, called in here on Sunday afternoon last, and remained in port until Monday. After landing freight here, she took a quantity of fish and herring from Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., and left direct for St. John's. Mr. Wm. BYRNE went passenger by her.
Jan. 7th 1888DublinA dealer in sacks, named TIERNEY, has died suddenly in Dublin from excessive drinking. In his rooms was found nearly 2,000 pounds, and having no relatives, and there being no will, this goes to the Crown.
Jan. 7th 1888Anniversary of
Twillingate Branch
A Tea and Entertainment, as previously advertised, came off on Thursday, January 5th, in celebration of the Anniversary of Twillingate Branch; when a considerable number of members and their friends enjoyed a bountiful repast, provided for them in St. Peter's School, for which they had purchased tickets. A couple of hours or more were pleasantly passed afterwards, in listening to and watching, the performances of a Program of amusement, well got up, well acted, and not without its uses. In order to please all, it was not thought necessary to continue the Songs or Dialogues entirely to the special subject of Temperance, although that subject was not forgotten or thrown into the background. And the result was a very fair Entertainment, with the Room quite sufficiently full. The following was the Program: Anniversary song and Chorus - "Hail Friends of Temperance." Dialogue - "A Family Weakness". Song - Miss COLBOURNE - "Far Away." Recitation - Miss SNOW - The First Quarrel." Dialogue - "Churning for a Prize". Song - Miss. G. STIRLING - "Uncle John". Reading - Rev. A. PITTMAN - "The conjugatory Dutchman." Song, with Chorus - "Save the Boy." Dialogue - "Cackle." Song Mrs. BLACKLER and F. COLBOURNE - "Do they miss me?" Dialogue - "The wife's mistake." Recitation - Mr. A. SCOTT - "The Dispute." Song - Mrs. TEMPLE - "Rock me to Sleep." Reading - Rev. R. TEMPLE - We, versus I. Song - Miss Lily COLBOURNE - "Twickenham Ferry." Dialogue - "Strategy." Song - Miss NEWMAN - "Nellie Gray." Dialogue, composed expressly for the occasion, and forming a Temperance variety of the well known nursery Rhyme of The House That Jack Built; in Two Acts, and four Scenes; while between the Acts two additional songs were sung; one by Misses ASHBOURNE and SNOW - "Love shall be the Conqueror." and the other by Miss L. PURCHASE - "A mother young and beautiful." The whole concluding with "God Save the Queen."
Jan. 7th 1888DeathsAt Durrell's Arm, on the 31st ult., Elizabeth, wife of Mr. James HICKS, age 40 years. On the 3rd inst., of diphtheria, Lloyd, aged 14 years, also on the 4th inst., Georgina, aged 7 years, children of Mrs. Jane ANSTY, Hearts Cove. At little Harbor, on Dec. 26th, Mr. Jasper DOWLING, aged 80 years.
Jan. 14, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer Hercules left St. John's for the North the early part of the week. She succeeded as far as Trinity when her machinery gave out and was compelled to return to St. John's arriving there on Thursday.
Jan. 14, 1888Magic LanternWe are requested to say that on Tuesday evening next, 17th inst., in the Town Hall, the scenery of "Ten Nights in the Bar-room," "Rip Van Winkle" and other views (comic) will be shown by an Electro Radiant Magic Lantern. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Exhibition to commence at 7:30. Admission 10 cents, Nfld. currency.
Jan. 14, 1888ShipwreckThe steamer Tibbie came from Fogo on Tuesday and on returning was lost in Western Tickle, at nine o'clock last night. She struck on Western Rock, immediately filled with water, and quickly sank, the lives barely escaping. We are sorry that the enterprising owner should meet with such a misfortune, as we understand there was no insurance on the steamer, which cost between seven and eight hundred pounds.
Jan. 14, 1888ShipwreckWe are sorry to learn that during the gale and sea that prevailed on the 5th inst., the Schooner Springbird belonging to M. OSMOND, Esq., Morton's Harbor, which was moored in Pearce's Harbor for the winter, with the intention of prosecuting the seal fishery, was driven ashore and broken to pieces. There was such a tremendous sea running that the anchor was lifted from the bottom and landed ashore on the beach. The vessel was nearly new, and there being no insurance on her the loss is a very serious one to the owner.
Jan. 14, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer Falcon, Capt. ASH, with mails and passengers arrived here Monday evening. She left St. John's midnight on the previous Wednesday and was prevented from getting here sooner owing to the high winds and heavy sea that prevailed all along the route, the like of which was said not to have been experienced for the past ten years. At Seldom-come-by several boats were washed from the beach and lost, but with this exception we have not heard of any serious damage being effected as there were no craft moored in the harbors, where the seas were. The Falcon 's trip was to have extended to Griquet but could only get as far as Conche in consequence of ices, and called here, early this morning en route going South. Subjoined is the list of passengers from St. John's: Trinity-Mr. D. C. WEBBER, Mr. CHRISTIAN. Catalina-Mr. ROPER. King's Cove-Miss TUCKER, Miss DROGAN, Mr. S. A. CHURCHILL. Herring Neck-Mr. W. LOCKYER. Fogo-Messrs. R. SCOTT, J. HODGE, Jas. WATERMAN. Twillingate-Messrs. W. TOBIN, D. OSMOND.
Jan. 14, 1888DrowningsThree men drowned - By the arrival of a boat from Random, we learn that a sad drowning accident occurred at that place on Friday night last, resulting in the death of three men. It seems that two men, named respectively, Richard GOOBY and Wm. GREGG left their homes on the above mentioned day to put another man, (whose name we have not ascertained) [illegible] South West Arm of Random, and nothing has since been heard of them, except that the boat has been picked up so that it is only too certain that the poor fellows have met a watery grave. - Trinity Record
Jan. 14, 1888PoliticsSir Ambrose SHEA has, according to advices just received, met with a cardinal welcome at Nassau. The Nassau Guardian says:-"Our hope is that Governor SHEA's conduct of this, his first government, will meet with a familiar satisfaction to that which he has [illegible] to those he has left, from his service in Newfoundland." For the purpose of encouraging the building of that class of vessels suitable for the Bank Fishery, and as a means of providing employment during the ensuing winter, the Government has determined on giving a bounty of two dollars per ton, in addition to that provided by the Shipbuilding Act of last Session on all vessels of fifty tons and upwards, the building of which shall be commenced after this date, and completed before July 1st next, the date of the expiration of the present Act; the vessels to be built according to the schedule to that Act. Advices from St. PIERRE state that M. LaMONTLE [?]the Governor of the Island, in his speech at the opening of the Council-General, discussed the consequences of the Newfoundland Bait Bill to French fishermen. He declared that they would frustrate the calculations of [illegible[ Newfoundland.
Jan. 21, 1888DeathFuneral of the late Mrs. DIEM: On Tuesday, Jan.3rd, Mrs. DIEM, wife of Mr. Jacob P. DIEM, cashier of the Mining Co., Little Bay, departed this life after a short illness. On Friday, Jan 6th, at 2:30 the funeral took place. It was largely attended by the officers and employees of the mines. Messrs. LAMB, VEY, TILLY, DONAVAN, C. REDDIN, BENSON, MAY, RENDALL, WELLS, BOYLES, SHEPHERD and CHARD were pall bearers. The long procession walked to the Church of England and were there met by the Rev. Mr. TURNER who, besides the usual service, preached an appropriate discourse. The congregation then went to the graveyard and left there the remains of the deceased. Mrs. DIEM will be greatly missed as a Church worker and at her home by her large family.
Jan. 21, 1888MailA Post Office Notice in another column intimates that the first overland mail for the South, closes on Tuesday evening next, 24th inst., at 8:30 sharp.
Jan. 21, 1888Tilt CoveFrom Tilt Cove, we learn that Matthew LANNEN was injured in the mine while at work. He had five dynamite in his pants pocket which caught fire and burnt him badly.
Jan. 21, 1888SealsBefore the waters around our shores became frozen, those of our people who had nets did very well with seals, one or two crews having captured over seventy and eighty. The severe weather of the past week or ten days has presented a different spectacle from formerly, and now the result of King Frost's operation can be seen far and near.
Jan. 21, 1888Heavy SeasThe heavy sea and breeze of wind experienced on the 5th inst., seem to have been more disastrous to the Northward of us than in other direction. In addition to the loss of the schooner belonging to Mr. OSMOND, Morton's Harbor reported in last paper, another that was in Pearce's Harbor same time, belonging to the Messrs. BRETTS was almost totally wrecked. Other craft were also moored in the harbor, intending to engage in the seal fishery, but these were the only two that sustained any damage.
Jan. 21, 1888Shoe CoveAt Shoe Cove we learn that the breeze and sea were very disastrous. Extracts from a private letter with which we have been favored, say that stores and every thing the owners had in them for the winter were carried away. The sea ran in to the grave yard in Shoe Cove Bight. Mr. Elias TOMS lost sixteen hundred dollars worth. William WINDSOR, Tilt Cove, lost store and stage and all the rope belonging to him.
Jan. 21, 1888Magic LanternThe scenery of "Ten Nights in the Bar Room", "Rip Van Winkle" and other scenes of a comic nature were exhibited in the Town Hall with good effect, by means of a Magic Lantern, on Tuesday evening last. The audience was not very large, owing in part, probably, to the very cold evening.
Jan. 21, 1888VandalismThe premises of Mr. NURSE, Back Harbor, were entered one night last week, but it is not known whether much mischief was done by the miscreants, the shop and dwelling house being all barred up, and the owner at St. Johns for the winter. A pane of glass in the shop of Messrs. OWEN & EARLE was broken on Sunday night or early Monday morning, and a plane taken away. It is hoped that no effort will be spared on the part of the authorities with the aim of bringing the perpetrators of such felonious acts to justice.
Jan. 21, 1888MarriedAt Little Bay, on Dec. 24th, by the Rev. H. ABRAHAM, George A. WHITE, to Amelia J. WISEMAN.
Jan. 21, 1888MarriedAt the same place, on the same date, by the same, Robert G. MORRIS, to Sarah M. MOORES.
Jan. 21, 1888New Bay ItemsThe following extracts are taken from a private letter, January 9th, for which we thank our correspondent: Our people did scarcely anything with the fish at home, not averaging five qtls. for a boat; but we have heard very little cry of want. People looked well to their gardens and raising pigs, sheep, goats, &c., which become more than two-thirds of their living. People may say what they like about agricultural pursuits, but it can be seen here that the man who grows a good garden of potatoes, &c, has no need of falling back on pauper relief. Good work was done on our local roads this fall, several of the worst places have been repaired. I am informed that no grant for the main line between Fortune Harbor and New Bay has been given here this fall which shows discrepancy on the part of our members. But for our local money, to the credit of the board, be it said, good work has been done. Of late a heavy sea has been running here. Mr. John COX lost his stage, fourteen seal-pelts, and I am told, a good deal besides. This was on the night of the 5th inst. For a week or more before, there appeared to be a good many seals in the bay. Mr. COX got something over twenty. Foxes are very plentiful about the bay.
Jan. 21, 1888CurrencyThe decimal system of currency came into operation, on the 3rd., inst. From this date Foreign Silver Coins will be taken at the Newfoundland Banks as follows: Mexican and Spanish Dollars, [ Five] franc pieces, &c - 60 cents. Mexican and Spanish Half Dollars - 30 cents. English Silver - 2/6 - 60 cents; 2/ - 48 cents; 1 - 24 cents; 6 - 12 cents; 3 - 6 cents; Canadian 50 cents - 45 cents; 25 cents - 23 cents; 20 cents - 18 cents; 10 cents - 8 cents; 5 cents - 4 cents: American $1.00 - 80 cents; 50 cents - 40 cents; 35 cents - 20 cents; 20 cents - 16 cents; Dime - 8 cents; 1/2 dime - 4 cents. American and Canadian notes, 3 per ct discount.
Jan. 21, 1888ShipwreckLoss of the Steam Launch "Tibbie": The following are the particulars of the loss of the steam launch "Tibbie" reported in the last paper. At 9 o'clock on Thursday morning the 12th inst., the steam launch "Tibbie", owned by Robert SCOTT, Esq. Of Fogo, left Twillingate for Fogo, via Beaver Cove. She had the owner and four passengers, besides the crew consisting of two men. She landed three of the passengers at Beaver Cove at 1 p.m., and as it got very thick she went no farther than Change Island that night. Next day, Friday, she left Change Islands at 1 p.m.. and was seen from Fogo at 2 p.m.. A crowd of men with John SCOTT, son of the owner went up on a hill to signal them to go back, but their signals were misunderstood and the "Tibbie" came on and tried to enter the harbor by the Eastern tickle. The men were all down at the tickle but the "Tibbie" could not get far enough to communicate with them. She then went down to the Boatswain's Tickle and the men had to walk round shore. While John SCOTT was crossing the ice to the North Side he fell through, and sprained his thigh. When the men got round to the Western Tickle, the "Tibbie" was being was being tossed by the waves and those on shore thought every moment that they had seen the last of her. It was 9 p.m.. when she got rowed to the Boatswains tickle and just as she got into the worst part, some part of her machinery refused to do its work, and she was at the mercy of the waves. Once those on shore heard screams and thought that all was up, but one of the men called Robert IRISH, got his boat and with the willing help of the North side men under the superintendence of John SCOTT, they got out lines and rescued those on board, but none too soon for just after they left her she turned bottom up. It is not know if she blew up, as amid the confusion and noise of the waves a report could not have been heard. A quarter of an hour after she struck, there was not a sign of her to be seen. The boat with the rescued was hauled ashore and those in her, helped to a house near by where restoratives were given to those that required them. None of those on board were seriously hurt.
January 28 1888DEATHMr. James MILLEY, barrister-at-law, quietly passed away at 11 o'clock this morning. For some time back he had been ailing. He caught a heavy cold from sitting at a directors' meeting of the Metropolitan Club in wet clothes. It terminated in paralysis of the right side of his body. Mr. Milley was a hard-working painstaking young man. While at the drapery business, which he commenced very young, he laid up sufficient money to educate himself for the bar. He studied law with the late Mr. BOONE, and was a fellow student of Mr. T J MURPHY, the present radical member for the East End. In politics, so far as he was connected with them, he was a liberal and a supporter of Sir W V WHITEWAY. To his sorrowing relatives we tender our sincere sympathy in this their hour of affliction. (Evening Telegram, Jan.6.)
January 28 1888LOCAL NEWSA Barracks, for the Salvation Army followers, is in course of erection on South Island, on ground given for the purpose by Mr. James WHITEHORN.
January 28 1888LOCAL NEWSIn celebrating their anniversary this year, the L.O.A. Societies will attend divine service in the North Side Methodist Church when it is expected that the Rev G BULLEN will preach for them.
January 28 1888WEATHERA very severe snowstorm was experienced on Wednesday last, and large piles of snow have been created in many places. It was unabated for the whole day, and being rather frosty, too, many pronounced it as the roughest day that has visited us for several winters, being a reminder of similar days experienced in years gone by.
January 28 1888STEAMERThe steamer HERCULES arrived from St. John's on Saturday evening last. She succeeded in getting inside of Burnt Island Tickle, where she remained until the next morning, when she got back to Durrell's Arm and landed her freight. The HERCULES left on return early Monday morning, but had to come back owing to ice.
January 28 1888BOOK FOR SALEOur thanks are due to the editor, Mr. F C BERTEAU, St John's, for a copy of "The Year Book and Almanac of Newfoundland for 1888", which has been neatly and creditably printed at the office of Queen's Printer, St John's. The work is full of useful and instructive information appertaining to the affairs of our country, which, in addition to the Calendar department make it a very desirable book for our people to possess. A few copies are for sale at the office of our respected Magistrate, F. BERTEAU, Esq., Front Harbor, the price of which is Thirty Cents.
January 28 1888SCHOONERCapt. HODDER, commander of the Gloucester schr. EDWARD E . J? WEBSTER, and half brother of the famous Sol. JACOBS, arrived on the Portia last night. He has been down to Newfoundland to select seven sealers for the Pacific seal fisheries. It will be remembered that the schrs. MOLLIE ADAMS and WEBSTER left Gloucester a couple of months ago, for Alaskan waters. Captains JACOBS and HODDER with a party of 15 sealers will proceed over land. Captain Hodder reports that there are plenty of herring at Fortune Bay, but no ice to freeze them. (HALIFAX HERALD, Jan 4th).

February 4 1888LODGE CONCERTPROGRAMME: Overture - Brass Band. Song - Three Jolly Sailor Boys, Bros. ANSTEY, FREEMAN and LUTHER. Reading - The Captain's Story, Rev Bro. PITTMAN. Recitation - Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Skipper of the FAIRY JANE, Bro. Robert RYALL. Reading - Mr. & Mrs. BOWSERY, Bro. Thomas YOUNG. Recitation - Pad CONNERS, Bro. William SNOW. Dialogue - Lochiel's Warning, Bro. FINDLATE and Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Nancy, Bro Mark NEWMAN. Reading - Two Slaves, Bro John PURCHASE. Song - That Horris Girl, Mr. TEMPLETON. Song - Bro G G WILLIAM. Reading - Darby and the Ram, A. PITTMAN. Song - A Fly and that was all, Mr. TEMPLETON. Dialogue - crew of the SUNBEAM. The Entertainment began at 7:30, but long before that time the hall was filled with eager waiters for the Chairman's opening remarks...Miss G. STIRLING played the accompaniments.
February 4 1888STEAMERThe steamer HERCULES that was jammed in the ice in Burnt Island Tickle, got clear last Saturday monring and arrived in St John's Monday evening.
February 4 1888MEETINGAt a meeting of the Terra Nova Insurance Club held yesterday (Feby 3rd), the rate of premium for the past year was declared to be seven shillings per cent.
February 4 1888LOSS OF SHIPWe learn that a list has been opened in Messrs. W. WATERMAN's Co. office for any friends who would like to assist Messrs. BRETT of Moretons Harbour in the loss they have sustained. Mention was made in our columns before the stranding of their vessel at Pierce's Harbour, during the gale of the 5th ult. We believe that there was no insurance on her...the loss, therefore is a severe one for them, and one which claims the practical sympathy of their friends whom we hope will show their desire to help them by liberally subscribing, so far as is in their power, to the list now open at the place named.
February 4 1888ENTERTAINMENTThe "North Star" Division, Sons of Temperance, purpose celebrating their annual festival on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 14th). Divine service will be attended in the North Side Methodist Church and after the customary parade, the Society will return to the Hall for tea. In the evening an entertainment will be given, for which a suitable and attractive programme is in course of preparation. Tickets for the tea and entertainment are thirty cents, and may be had from either of the following members: - Messrs. Reuben BACKMORE, John HILLYARD, John Wesley ROBERTS, Frederick LINFIELD, Chas. MAYNE, North Side; George BARRETT, South Side; and Isaac MOORS, Back Harbour.
February 4 1888SEALING NEWSWe are glad to learn that on February 2nd, Mr. William HODDER received a cablegram informing him that his son, Captain Samuel HODDER and men who left here some time ago, have arrived out to Seatlee (?Seattle), all right, and Captain Solomon JACOBS leaves for there on Monday next.

February 11 1888FRUIT FOR SALEA quantity of choice oranges, dates, and other luscious fruit is now selling cheap at Miss TAYLOR's shop.
February 11 1888SEALING NEWSSeveral seals have been killed in the water of late, where the ice has been slack enough for them to come up between.
February 11 1888PREMIER THORBURNPremier THORBURN lately left for England, having been compelled to go on private business, and is expected back in the early part of March.
February 11 1888MAIL NEWSThe mail couriers returned from Exploits last evening but did not bring (any?) mail, as it had not reached there up to the time of their leaving.
February 11 1888FIRE at Harbour GraceA special despatch to the St John's EVENING MERCURY, from Harbour Grace Junction, dated Jan. 12th, says that a fire occurred at 2 p.m. yesterday. Engine house totally destroyed. The hotel, with contents, were saved through great exertion though some of the movables were badly burnt and broken. Train to Harbour Grace could not land freight owing to the fire and had some difficulty to pass.
February 11 1888DEATHPeacefully, at St John's, on Sunday last, at noon, George Albert SCOTT, aged 27 years, only surviving brother of Mr. W J SCOTT of this place. He was interred on Tuesday in the General Protestant Cemetery attended by the Masonic Fraternity, six of whom were pall bearers.
February 11 1888DEATHAt St John's on the 24th January, Mary Rose, beloved daughter of Captain John GREEN, aged 24 years.

February 18 1888FISHERYBy telegraphic intelligence from St. John's, we learn that up to the 11th inst., the Norwegian fishery yielded three millions, against one and a half million last year, same date.
February 18 1888FUNERAL SERMONThe text of the Sermon preached by Rev J, EMBREE, President Conference, at the funeral of the late Rev Mr. HOWE, of Seldom-Come-By (illegible) has been received, and will be printed, by request, in next paper.
February 18 1888MARRIAGEOn Thursday, the 26th of January, Mr. G L THOMSON, mineral analyst and superintendent of the smelting works, was married to Miss Amelia WHYTE, youngest daughter of the Manager, Capt. WHYTE. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride by Rev H. ABRAHAM. Mr. James WHYTE acted as groomsman, and Miss BLANDFORD, daughter of J B Blandford, Esq., J.P., as bridesmaid. After the breakfast, the happy pair accompanied by other friends, drove to their new residence. Several choice presents were given; among them was a handsome clock given by the men working under the supervision of Mr. THOMPSON, at Little Bay.
February 18 1888BIRTHAt Fortune Harbour, on February 1st, the wife of Mr. Thomas QUIRK, a son.
February 18 1888BIRTHOn February 3rd, the wife of Mr. James HANS, of a son.
February 18 1888BIRTHOn February 5th, the wife of Mr. James CARROLL, of a daughter.
February 18 1888MARRIAGEAt Little Bay on January 12th, by the Rev H ABRAHAM, Mr. William PHORAN to Miss Annie L RIDOUT.
February 18 1888MARRIAGEAt Moretons Harbour on the 13th inst., by the Rev J HEYFIELD, Mr. Hercules John RIDOUT, of Whales Gulch, to Miss Matilda MILLS, of Moretons Harbour.
February 18 1888DEATHWith her son (Mr. Silas BURT), at Wild Cove, on Sunday morning, February 12th, after a lingering illness, Ann, relict of the late Mr. Richard BURT, in the 69th year of her age……
February 18 1888DEATHAt Webber's Bight, on Dec 15th, Mr. John CARROLL, aged 72 years, leaving a large family and loving friends to mourn their loss.
February 18 1888DEATHAt Fortune Harbour, Dec 18th, after a long illness, Mr. Michael BRYAN, aged 58 years. The deceased was a native of St Mullins, county of Carlow, Ireland, and was residing in the above named place about 40 years.
February 18 1888DEATHAt Leading Tickles on January 25th, Mr. Joseph COOK, an old and respectable inhabitant, much and deservedly regretted by a large family and sorrowing friends.
February 18 1888CONCERTNorth Star Division No 15, Sons of Temperance, Shrove Tuesday. Recitation "What's in the cup" - Sarah PATTEN; Address - Mr. THOMPSON; Recitation - "A Hero" - Henry BLACKMORE; Solo - "Please give me a penny" - Mrs. J P THOMPSON; Address - Bro. W J SCOTT; Recitation - "The Captain's Remedy" - Arthur LOVERIDGE; Recitation "Child's Prayer" - Katie BAIRD; Address - Rev Mr. HEYFIELD; Recitation "I'll marry no man if he drinks" - Olivia BLACKMORE; Recitation "My Wish" - Roland NEWMAN; Address - Rev Geo BULLEN; Recitation "The Husband's Vow" - Minnie BARNES; Vote of thanks - proposed by Bro W J SCOTT, seconded by Bro C MAYNE.
February 18 1888SALVATION ARMY,
Quite an excitement has been created here among the commonality by the arrival and proceedings of Lieutenant PENNY and Cadet HOUSE. They were at first entertained by Mr. Alfred RIDEOUT, but to the surprise of many they soon moved to Mr. Thomas RICE's. They have continued to hold their noisy and sacriligious services in the homes of Mr. Rice and Mr. J CLARKE. The latter we are informed was fully enlisted by the two girls last week and put on the familiar and stroking symbols for the first time last Sunday. Mr. E R BURGESS, formerly teacher at the Presbyterian Academy, St. John's, had the honor last Sunday afternoon, of driving in sleigh, Lieutenant Penny and her aid-de-camp, MRS. Alfred RIDEOUT, to conduct a service at some distance from Little Bay. Thus far they are unable to obtain a place for their services. No parties want them in their neighbourhood to have the peace of the place disturbed. However the rush to see the two girls with peculiar dress and musical instruments is passing away and soon the number of their hearers will greatly decrease. Several of the wildest of the soldiers, who were singing and throwing their arms about last Sunday, when coming from the meeting, were well snow-balled.

February 25 1888FISHERYOur cod-oil fetches but a small price in the British markets at present. The palm-oil of the Congo is being extensively used in its stead.
February 25 1888FISHERYThe lobster fishery is booming. In 1885 were put up $85,000; In 1886 $150,000; and in 1887 $209,000; still larger returns are expected for 1888.
February 25 1888LUMBERINGThere are 20 men employed in the mill of the Town Land and Timber Company. The logs are large and fine timbers. Mr. BOND has been out there directing operations.
February 25 1888PROHIBITIONA high license law for the next session of the legislature is now being discussed by the Prohibition League. There is no certain information as to whether it will be a government measure. It will be remembered that high license was the embodiment of the anti-prohibition resolutions of Ellis C WATSON, Esq., of last session.
February 25 1888DEATHOn Saturday last, Feb 18th, by gradual decay, Mrs. Martha FOX, an old and respected resident of Back Harbour. She was buried on Tuesday at the Church of England Cemetery.
February 25 1888FUNERAL SERMONA funeral Sermon will be preached in St Peters Church tomorrow (Sunday) evening by the Rev R. TEMPLE, R.D., for Mrs. FOX of Back Harbour, who passed away on Saturday last, at an advanced age and was interred in the Church of England cemetery on Tuesday last.
February 25 1888SCHOOL HOUSEThe Chairman of the Church of England Board of Education, desires to acknowledge with thanks, the assistance rendered him, in hauling the Arm School house to a more convenient position than that in which it was originally placed. While equally suitable for Sunday School purposes, it will now be available for the children of the South Side as well as those of the Arm. It will be opened after Easter as a permanent school.
February 25 1888LAUNCH OF STORESWithin the past fortnight three stores belonging to F. BERTEAU, Esq., Stipenidary Magistrate, were successfully launched from his late residence, Back Harbour, to the premises he now occupies in Front Harbour. The undertaking was supervised by Mr. James FIFIELD. The hauling of the stores engaged part of two days, and on each occasion large numbers of men from various parts of the place, freely gave their services to assist the work, thereby evidencing a kindly spirit toward our esteemed Magistrate......
February 25 1888STEAMERA despatch from St John's Feb. 21st says: "The steamers POLYNESIA and ESQUIMAUX arrived yesterday. Arrangements are being made to secure seats for ladies in the House of Assembly.

March 3 1888HALL'S BAY NEWSA correspondent, per last mail from the Bay, sends the following: During the winter, several "luciffe" have been caught in the neighbourhood of Hall's Bay. They are large animals and very destructive to sheep. Their skins are worth about three dollars and fifty cents each. The Indians say they are increasing rapidly. Not one partridge, scarcely, has been shot in the Bay this winter.
March 3 1888SCHOONERS BEING BUILTMr. WARR at Roberts Arm has commenced to build a large schooner, and Mr. STRONG is also building one about 70 tons, near Little Bay.
March 3 1888TEMPERANCE MEETINGAt HERRING NECK: On Tuesday evening, Feb 21st, a Temperance Meeting was hold in the Methodist Church…Mrs. REX presided at the Harmonian, kindly lent by Mr. LOCKYER. The Church was filled, and at the close of the meeting, signatures were obtained to the Prohibition petition.
March 3 1888TEMPERANCE MEETINGAt LITTLE BAY: A public Temperance meeting was held in the Church of England Schoolhouse on Tuesday Night, 14th ult., by Sergeant WELLS. The chair was taken by Mr. Geo. QUINBY, who expressed his entire sympathy with the movement of Total Abstinence, and commenced the meeting by calling on the choir, which consisted of Mrs. WELLS, Miss GOULD, schoolteacher, Miss C. ATKINS, Miss HERBERT, Miss Edith WELLS and Miss F BLANDFORD, organist, to sing...Messrs. Joseph JEANS and Henry LIND also addressed the meeting. We learn that Mr. E R BURGES, has sent the Sergeant a challenge for the 15th of March, which we have no doubt the Sergeant will accept.
March 3 1888MARRIAGEAt Little Bay, Feb 11th, by Rev H Abraham, Mr. John GOUDIE, to Miss Elizabeth COOMBS.
March 3 1888MARRIAGEAt Halls Bay, Feb 15th, by Rev H Abraham, Mr. Solomon PENNY, to Miss Elizabeth PELGRIM.
March 3 1888DEATHOn Sunday night, Feb 26th, Mary, relict of the late Mr. William RIDOUT, at the advanced age of 89 years.
March 3 1888DEATHOn January 7th, at Harrys Harbour, Mr. John C SIMMONDS, formerly of Mosquito, Conception Bay, aged 54 yrs
March 3 1888SEAL FISHERYWe learn that large numbers of seals passed Fogo last week.
March 3 1888METHODIST MISSIONARY MTGThe annual Methodist Missionary meeting was held in the North Side Church last evening, and was presided over by Capt. A ROBERTS. The report was read by Rev G BULLEN, superintendent of the circuit, and addresses were delivered by Revs. W HARRIS, W. REX (Herring Neck), J. EMBREE (Fogo) and Rev J HEYFIELD (Moretons Harbour). The meeting is to be held in the South side Church this (Saturday) evening, weather permitting, commencing at 7 o'clock.
March 3 1888RUMORSLittle Bay: Most unfortunately, the Rev Mr. TURNER of this place, who for his charity and kindness is much liked by many of his flock, found it necessary on the 19th inst., to state in the Church, that some evil and unkind reports had been circulated respecting him (which we believe to be untrue) and that he demanded an apology from his people before he again preached. The report had some respect to indulging in drinking, but we hope, and quite believed, that an enemy has done this piece of mischief, and feel sure the reverent gentleman has, in no wise, done what was reported about him. It would be well for persons to mind their own business, and give up gossiping.
March 3 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGINDIAN ISLANDS: On Tuesday Feb 21st, the Missionary meeting was held at the above place. The chair was taken by Mr W. PERRY JR. The report was read by the Rev J EMBREE, President of the Conference. Addresses were delivered by the Rev J EMBREE who spoke on the work of Methodism in Newfoundland, and on the Labrador, and the elevating and purifying influence of Methodism on the nation. The next to address the meeting was the Rev W HARRIS, who spoke on the connection between Methodism and the work of evangelising the world. Messrs. W PERRY SR. and P. PERRY also addressed the meeting. ....
March 3 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGSELDOM-COME-BY: On the following night, Wednesday, the Missionary meeting was held in the above place, presided over by T C DUDER, Esq., Fogo, who gave a very thrilling and interesting speech. Rev J EMBREE read the report. The meeting was addressed by Revs. J EMBREE, W. HARRIS; and also Messrs. J G LUCAS, Fogo, SIMMONS, Fogo, J HOLMES, and L PERRY.....
March 3 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGBARR'D ISLAND: On Thursday night, the Missonary meeting was held at this place. The weather was threatening in the day, but towards the evening, the storm cleared away, and a large number came together. The chair was occupied by T C DUDER, Esq. The report was ready by Rev J EMBREE, Superintendent of the Circuit. The meeting was addressed by Revs. J EMBREE, W. HARRIS, Messrs. SIMMONS, and others.
March 3 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGFOGO: on the following night, Friday, the Missionary meeting was held in the above place. Notwithstanding the night being very disagreeable, a large number was present. T C DUDER, Esq., presided. Rev J EMBREE read the report. Addresses were delivered by the Rev W REX, Herring Neck who treated on the work of the missions in foreign lands. Revs. J EMBREE, W HARRIS, J G LUCAS, Esq., also addressed the meeting. The organ was played by Miss Clara SCOTT.
March 3 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGCHANGE ISLANDS: On Monday night, Feb 27, the Missionary meeting was held at this place. The chair was taken by Mr. S ROBERTS who made a few interesting remarks. The report was read by Rev W REX, superintendent of the Circuit. The meeting was addressed by Revs. J EMBREE, W. HARRIS, W. REX, Messrs. SIMMONS (Fogo), PARSONS and PELLY. Mr. Rex played the organ, and suitable hymns were sung.....
March 3 1888GREEN BAY MISS'Y MEETINGSThe annual Missionary Meetings commenced this year at TILT COVE. It was most cheerful to see that since last year a great improvement has taken place in the condition of the place. About 100 men are now at work and there is good hope that the mine will be well worked during the year. But for the mine, many poor fellows would have felt most keenly the hard times. Heavy damage has been done to the fishing property both at Tilt Cove and SHOE COVE. Mrs. S MARTIN died at Shoe Cove and Mr. BUTLER of Tilt Cove broke two of his ribs, and a woman unfortunately fell down stairs and broke her collar bone just a few days before the Missionary meeting was held. At NIPPERS HARBOUR where the next meeting was held, Mr. ANDERSON had recently died. In fact death has been very active throughout the Bay of late. At Harry's Harbour, Mr. John EVANS's son aged 18 died, and at S.W. ARM, John GILLAM also recently parted this life. Mr. JAMES of Little Bay died suddenly, he was struck by his sleigh as it fell over and died after a few hours. There is also much sickness among the people. However, to return to the meetings at Nippers Hr, W J EEATOR (sic), Esq., J.P. took the chair and gave a very appropriate address. Mr. MOORES who is staying in Nippers Hr this winter and getting his schooner repaired, gave a most interesting speech....
March 3 1888NORTH WEST ARM MEETINGAt North West Arm, the meeting was hardly equal to some that have been held there. Several families have left the Harbour for the winter, and many of those remaining feel the natural consequences of the bad voyage. Mr. James HIGGINS who has been a resident there for so long time is intending to leave next summer and go to the States. He will be greatly missed for he has been the Patriarch of the place....
March 3 1888OTHER GREEN BAY MEETINGSAt Harrys Harbour, Three Arms, and Wild Bight, good meetings were held and the money subscribed was in advance of last year.
March 3 1888LITTLE BAY PRESBYTERIAN CH.At Little Bay, Sunday 12th inst., S JENNINGS preached in the Presbyterian Church to a crowded congregation. On the following day, the Missionary meeting was held; Mr. J B HOWSON took the chair. At LITTLE BAY ISLAND the meeting was not very large as so many people have removed to the Bay, yet it was an interesting and instructive one.

March 10 1888DEATHAt Farmers Arm, on the 5th inst., after a tedious illness, borne with resignation to God's will, Mr. George MINTY, aged 67 years. For about 45 years, the deceased was a Society member of the Methodist church and lived a consistent religious life. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended. (Sermon by Rev G BULLEN)
March 10 1888DEATHAt Back Harbour, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Daniel WARR aged 78 years.
March 10 1888REMARKABLE BIRDFOGO: Two men, father and son…saw an unknown bird of great dimensions, seemingly exhausted, floating in the slob. They had no difficulty in capturing and killing it, as the bird was completely played out. Now, the men quietly took the bird home not taking the trouble to even inform their neighbours of the capture...and cooking it, the bird made three meals for the family. Strange to say the story seems to have become well known in St Johns before it had half circulated Fogo, as is evident in the Magistrate Jas. FITZGERALD, Esq., receiving a telegram from GOVERNOR BLAKE, inquiring about the bird (which was reported in St John's to be a penguin or a great auk) before he, the magistrate, living in Fogo, had even heard the remotest hint about the capture. Mr. FITZGERALD also received by mail from St. John's a very clear drawing of a penguin. On interviewing the man who made the capture, Mr. F., was informed that the only parts of the bird left were the feet, head and wings which corresponded exactly with the feet, head and wings of ther 'great auk' in the drawing and which after carefully packing, he sent to the Governor. There can be no doubt of its being a penguin, but where it came from is certainly a mystery. If the men had only preserved the bird, the proof of its being a penguin would have been worth two hundred dollars to them.
March 10 1888SEAL FISHERYSeven steamers from St. John's are prosecuting the seal fishery in the Gulf this spring.
March 10 1888SEAL FISHERYA few seals have been killed this week and many are of opinion that if the winds are favorable a good work will be done.
March 10 1888SEAL FISHERYUp to date, seventeen craft have cleared from the Customs for the sealing enterprise, and are waiting a favorable time to leave for the ice fields.
March 10 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGAn interesting Missionary meeting was held in the SOUTH SIDE Methodist church last Saturday evening. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the attendance was very fair. The meeting was addressed by Revs. G BULLEN, W HARRIS and J EMBREE, all of whom spoke with much ability and earnestness on behalf of the mission cause. The singing by the choir under leadership of Mr J DAVIS was very good, the organ being played by Miss Jessie HODDER? who did her part in a most creditable manner.

March 17 1888MISSIONARY MEETINGThe annual Missionary meeting at MORETONS HARBOUR and TIZZARD'S HARBOUR were held on the 6th and 7th of March. (At) the Meeting at Tizzards Hr (on the 6th), the chair was taken by Mr. John BOYD, who is ever ready to do his part. He also made a suitable speech. The report was read by Rev Jesse HEYFIELD. The Rev Wm HARRIS, of Twillingate, was then called on for an address, which proved highly interesting and profitable. On the following evening a good meeting was held in the Church at Moretons Harbour...under the direction of Mark OSMOND, Esq., who was called to preside....Messrs. Samuel SMALL and Elijah JENNINGS being called on, responded with suitable speeches. A good selection of hymns was sung, led by Miss Jessie OSMOND who ably presided at the organ.
March 17 1888RUMORSFrom Little Bay: The serious charge of intoxication which the Rev Mr. TURNER said in the church, was reported about him, and because of which, he would not preach until the members of the church signified they discredited the statement, appears to have no true foundation and the people are signing a document asking the reverend gentleman to assume his ecclesiastical functions as they have every reason to believe the rumor was incorrect.
March 17 1888SALVATION ARMYLETTER TO THE EDITOR/Little Bay Mines, March 3, 1888. Dear Sir: - Concerning the Salvation Army at Little Bay Mines. I am happy to report that here they have encountered but litlle interruption compared with the many annoyances they have met with elsewhere. I cannot but speak favorably of them as several have been converted at their meetings and others revived. It seems to be a verity to say that by their way, among some classes of people the best results can be achieved. How absurd for people to treat any great variance about forms of worship when all God's converted people are really one common body. It is a pity that those who do not agree with the Salvationists form of worship cannot keep away, as they have a perfect right to hold their meetings, and persecution has never yet put down any religious body, but has added to the number of members. No persecutor is so proud or furious, but either the terror of God can restrain, or His grace convert him. As yet they hold their meetings in private houses, which are usually crowded, their conductors being (females) Lieutenant PENNY and Cadet HOUSE. I wish further to state that it is said they intend enquiring for the occasional use of the Hall, a building as yet not quite completed, and I would say it cannot be put to a more worthy use than for the Salvationists to conduct their meetings in. (signed) VIDETUR.
March 17 1888SEAL FISHERYA good many seals were killed yesterday and the previous day by those who were off in boats. From a private dispatch received the early part of the week, we learn that seals at Cape John were abundant.
March 17 1888STEAMERSTwo steamers are reported to have been seen from FOGO a day or two since. The steamers sailing from GREENSPOND have not yet got their freedom. The winds have kept the ice tightly packed on that part of the coast.
March 17 1888TEMPERANCE FESTIVALCelebrated at MORETONS HARBOUR, on Wednesday last, March 14th. Recitation - Mr. Robert FRENCH; Reading - Mr. George BENNETT; Solo - Miss A. MILLS; Address - by Mr. Elijah JENNINGS; Recitation - Mr. Robert BARTLETT; Reading - Miss R OSMOND; Address - Mr. Mark OSMOND; Recitation - Miss Lily BARTLETT; Solo - Miss MILLY; Address - Rev J HEYFIELD; Vote of thanks - proposed by Mr. J B OSMOND, seconded by Mr. R FRENCH.
March 17 1888BIRTHAt Little Bay, on Feb 28th, the wife of Mr. LIND, a daughter
March 17 1888MARRIAGEAt Little Bay, on Feb 25th, by Rev H ABRAHAM, Mr. John T NOBLE to Miss Esther GOUDIE.
March 17 1888SEAL FISHERYThe winds this week have been unfavorable for packing the ice to the shores of this part of the bay, and no seals have been taken, with the exception of a few that have been killed in the water by gunners. The seals were said to be ten or twelve miles off, and if the ice were to come in tightly there would be every prospect of our landsmen doing a little with them.

March 24 1888DEATHOn Thursday last, after a brief illness, Mr.Hezekiah STUCKLESS, leaving a wife and two children
March 24 1888DEATHAt Tilt Cove, on the 19th March, Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr. James FOSTER, aged 30 years
March 24 1888DEATHAt Hillsboro, St. John's, Nfld, on Feb 28th, after a lingering illness, aged 25 years, Robert Hedley Vicars PINSENT (late of the Registrar General's Department, New Zealand), eldest son of the Hon. Mr. Justice PINSENT, D.C.L., of the Supreme Court of Nfld.
March 24 1888DEATHAt St. John's, on the 28th ult., Herbert George, infant son of R.H. & Mary G RICE
March 24 1888SEALING FISHERYFrom Bett's Cove, Feb. 20th.: It is estimated that fifteen thousand harps have been landed on Patridge Point, plenty of seals there (White Bay); ice packed. There is every prospect of good work being done. The best rope up to Saturday had one hundred. Widow WALSH had thirty-five for her own rope. It is reported that there is a good sign at Bryant's Cove. Our men are gone, but no one is back yet.
March 24 1888SEALING FISHERYOn Friday night…the wind veered and blocked the ice to the land, and the next day many men were off and were successful in bringing back turns of seals. On Monday & Tuesday, the number of seal-seekers was largely increased and good work was done. The sealing enthusiasm even inspired some of our lady friends, who travelled out to the seals, and were as successful in killing and bringing a "tow" to land as were any of the old professional seal-hunters.
March 24 1888ITEMS FROM CARBONEARThe changeable nature of the weather this winter has had a trying effect upon the people in this neighbourhood. Such diseases as inflammation of the lungs, bronchitis, and pleurisy have been quite common, and many deaths occurred.
March 24 1888ITEMS FROM CARBONEARSome of our merchants are investing in Bankers for the coming season. The BARBARONI, a fine schooner of 90 tons, and built of oak, has recently come down from Nova Scotia for B. T. H. GOULD, Esq. Large quantities of ice have been taken from the ponds for the use of the bankers.
March 24 1888ITEMS FROM CARBONEARThe members of the Fire Brigade have just held their annual meeting. A new branch has been opened in the lower part of the town.
March 24 1888ITEMS FROM CARBONEARThe Royal Albert Lodge Templars of Temperance, in order to infuse life into the movement, has organized a course of lectures for the winter season. Rev G BOYD, of St. John's, commenced the series, taking "Prohibition" as his subject. J Alexander ROBINSON, Esq., Head-master of the Grammar school, delivered the second.
March 24 1888DEATHA correspondent writing from Carbonear (March 3) says: "We have just received the sad intelligence of Rev. Mr. Hoyles' death. The Rev. gentleman was a brother of the late Sir H. Hoyles, and for many years Rector of this Parish. Mr. Hoyles has been residing for many years in the South of England where he died in a ripe old age.
March 24 1888ACCIDENTWe are sorry to learn that while on the ice last Saturday, a sad accident befell George YOUNG, a married man, and son of Mr. George YOUNG of South Island, Twillingate. While firing at a seal, the gun bursted, injuring his left hand to a considerable extent, fracturing nearly the whole of the fingers and otherwise bruising the parts. Dr Stafford...decided on amputation of the arm above the wrist, since which time he has been progressing very favorably.
March 24 1888ACCIDENTAnother gun accident is reported to us from New Bay. On the 10th inst., Mr. Thomas CLARKE had his hand badly hurt by the bursting of a gun. He was getting the best attendance that can be got there (New Bay) but it was feared if, he did not get to a doctor soon, he will soon lose his hand, and perhaps his life. He has a large family and is in poor circumstances.

31 March 1888MiningWe learn that about two hundred men are now employed in connection with Tilt Cove Mine.
31 March 1888SealingTwo sealing steamers were reported to be near the Horse Islands on the 22nd inst. and supposed to be in the vicinity of the harps. On Saturday and Monday last a good many seals were taken by means of boats, but since then nothing worth while has been done. Seals were being hauled at Exploits, New Bay and Fortune Harbor for more than two weeks. A correspondent from Fortune Harbor under date of Monday last says: "All our men are still engaged hauling seals. All the men from New Bay and Leading Tickles are stationed here and at Exploits. The seals were found as abundant to-day as ever, only men had to go a little further. All our men got full tows and several young harps were brought in. It is over two weeks since the first seals were got here, and the general opinion is that the great bulk of the hoods whelped about fifteen miles N.E. from here, as the further men go from the land the more plentiful the seals are found. There are none within reach of Leading Tickles or New Bay the past few days, but the men are constantly travelling here to reach them. The average here to date would be something like twenty five (young and old) per man."
31 March 1888DeathA Mr. O'NEILL, a few weeks ago, cut his foot in the woods near Little Bay and in a few hours died from the effects. The Dr. was unable to get to him in time to save his life. He leaves a wife and several children.
31 March 1888SealingIt is well reported that at partridge Point, White Bay, between 20,000 and 30,000 seals have been hauled. About two hundred and fifty men were at the place at the time.
31 March 1888DisturbanceAt Little Bay Island, on the 12th the Orange society had their soiree. The Rev. Mr. HATCHER preached the annual sermon. The tea and after amusements were very much enjoyed by the society and friends. One over zealous Salvationist caused some trouble by desiring to wear his Salvation Guernsey, with a certain inscription upon it. To this the master and many of the members of the Lodge objected. But they found it rather difficult to manage one of the "Blood and Fire Brigade." He was at last induced to enter the church with a jacket on, but greatly disturbed the peace of the congregation during the prayer by most inopportune and continuous responses such as -- "glory", "hallelujah".
31 March 1888School Board MeetingAt the Methodist school Board meeting at Little Bay Island, March 21st, it was decided that the Methodist school houses should not be used for Salvation Army meetings; the Rev. Henry HATCHER was in the chair.
31 March 1888By TelegraphFrom Halifax on March 24. Both events are dated March 23 - Lord LANSDOWNE leaves Canada the last week in May. --- The brigantine "Canada" from Newfoundland was wrecked at Figueira and the captain only was saved.

April 7, 1888Letter of SympathyHarry's Harbor, March 19th, 1888. Dear Mr. Editor, -- Please allow me a space in your paper for the following letter of sympathy and respect, sent to me and mine as regards our loss -- "My dear Mrs. SIMMONS, It was with pain and grief that I learned on Saturday (by looking over the Twillingate Sun) of the death of your husband. Though I know that no words of mine can bring comfort to your sorely tried heart, yet I cannot refrain from writing to you to express my deep and heartfelt sympathy in your affliction. Knowing your husband as intimately as I did, I can understand what a blow his death is to you. He was a man whose place will not be easily filled in this world; how impossible to fill it in his home. You are, ever in your loss, fortunate in this; he left behind him a name unsullied and which should be a precious legacy to his sons and to you. His Christian faith so undoubted that we may feel the blessed assurance that he has gone to the home prepared to those who love and faithfully serve the Lord Jesus. This should comfort you; you have the hope of meeting him one day in a better and happier union, than the ties that bound you here on earth; he waits for you and reunited there, you will know no parting. I pray God to temper your afflictions and give you strength to bear and endure it. May he, in his own good time give you the peace that will enable you to wait with patience until He shall call you to meet your loved one in Heaven. Please express my sympathy to your sons, and believe me to be, Sincerely yours, a friend. I am Mr. Editor, yours truly, Mrs. J. SIMMONDS.
April 7, 1888DeathInformation was received by English mail of the death of Mrs. George WATERMAN, only sister of Mr. Wm. WATERMAN, senior.
April 7, 1888NewspaperThe Harbor Grace Standard has lately taken a new departure and instead of being a weekly paper it will henceforth be issued semi-weekly, at a reduced size. This is a change that will no doubt be fully appreciated by its many patrons and we hope the new venture will prove successful to the worthy editor and proprietor.
April 7, 1888SealingThe ice blockade has prevented the fleet of schooners from prosecuting the seal fishery up to date. There are over thirty-three fitted out from different parts of this Bay and French Shore.
April 7, 1888SealingThe Horse Islanders have again been fortunate, and the few men there are reported to have between 15,000 and 18,000 young harps, or about 400 per man. The harp ice is still jammed in White Bay and there is supposed to be a patch of seals yet untouched between the Horse Islands and Harbor Deep.
April 7, 1888SealingNearly all the week, three or four steamers have been visible some twelve or fifteen miles in the ice. They appear to be deeply laden and trying to force South through the ice, which is evidently very heavy. They were in much the same position up to late yesterday. Of late the weather has been fine during the day, but rather cold at night, which causes the ice to be firmly connected, making it impenetrable for even the powerful steamers such as are engaged in the prosecution of the seal fishery.
April 7, 1888Loss of ShipThe schooner "Isabella", Thomas LACEY master, from the firm of Messrs. OWEN & EARLE, which cleared for the seal fishery some time ago, was lost on Friday last about two or three miles from land. The ice went off from the land and the schooner, taking advantage of the same, left Herring Neck to proceed on her voyage, but before getting very far, the ice ran together and crushed the schooner to pieces. They succeeded in saving the tackles, &c., which was taken to Herring Neck on Saturday, the day after the unfortunate occurance took place.
April 7, 1888DeathsNews reached town on Saturday to the effect that a deplorable accident had happened on the previous day at Long Pond, South Shore whereby two promising lads, aged seven and nine years, respectively, both sons of Mr. GREENSLAID, had lost their lives by drowning. It seems they were crossing the creek and fell through the ice. Nobody observed the catastrophe but it is supposed they sunk almost immediately. As soon as missed, a search was instituted when their caps were found on the ice and shortly afterwards both bodies were discovered in a standing posture in the mud. Willing hands brought them quickly to the surface and the Rev. Mr. COLLEY was speedily in attendance and did all in his power to resuscitate the inanimate forms but the vital spark had fled and all efforts proved unavailing. At the time of the accident the father was attending a neighbor's funeral. The two children were the last he had left out of a large family.-- "Evening Mercury March 19."
April 7, 1888SailingBy Telegram from Halifax on March 31 - The event is dated April 2. The "Newfoundland" sails to-day.
April 7, 1888DeathAt Bath, England, on February 19th, Nabeth Hannah, wife of the Rev. Geo. ….TERMAN, M.A., aged 62 years.-- "Blessed are they who put their trust in Him."
April 7, 1888ConfederationUnder the heading "Items from Carbonear" (From Southern Correspondent): Petitions in favour of Prohibition have been numerously signed here. A large number of our people in this neighbourhood favour the idea of Confederation. The leading merchants here (including the Hon. J. RORKE), support the movement. This gentleman, for many years M.H.A. for this district, advocated the scheme twenty years ago. On Sunday afternoon the 4th of March, the funeral sermon of the late Rev. W. H. HOYLES was preached in St. Jame's Church by Rev. J. NOEL of Harbor Grace. The same day was set apart as the Methodist Sabbath School Anniversary. Sermons were preached morning and night by the resident ministers, Revs. J. GOODISON and J.W. VICKERS, and a meeting was held in the afternoon, for the benefit of the scholars, teachers, parents, and friends. On Tuesday night, March 13th, the third Lecture of the course under the auspices of "Royal Albert" Council T. of T. was delivered by Rev. G.P. STORY of Freshwater. The lecturer took as his subject: "The story of a successful life" and spoke ably and eloquently on the life of the late President Garfield.
April 7, 1888DeathUnder the heading "[For the Twillingate Sun]" "Lines". On the Death of Rev. T.G.B. HOWE at Seldom-Come-By, Feb. 4th, 1888.

April 14, 1888DeathThe Rev. Father DELANEY died on Tuesday night. His funeral takes place tomorrow morning.
April 14, 1888Schooner LostThe schooner "Dove", belonging to Mr. DOWER, of Conche, was lost in White Bay while prosecuting the seal fishery. She had been successful in finding the seals, and was nearly loaded when the disaster happened, which is a serious loss for the owner. This is the third sealing craft that has been lost this spring so far.
April 14, 1888SealingThere have been several arrivals at St.John's from the seal fishery the past week, as will be seen in our telegraphic column, and we are glad to find that Capt. BLANDFORD heads the list this spring with 41,000. The sealing voyage this year is likely to be fairly successful, and will be more general in its advantages to the colony than has been known for many years.
April 14, 1888The MailsOfficial advices from the General Post Office, St. John's, informs us that as there is no steamer available to come North until May, and extra mail will be despatched from here, which, according to the post office notice form our Post Master, in another column, will leave about the 16th or 17th inst. This no doubt will prove a convenience to the public.
April 14, 1888SealingThe schooner "Lucy", Philip FREEMAN, master, arrived from the ice fields on Monday night, with between seven and eight hundred harp seals. They had been already killed, having been a part of a load of DOWER's schooner, of Conche which was abandoned at the time of the "Lucy's" crew taking possession of them. The "Lucy" brings account of the schooner "Endurance", John HACKETT of Leading Tickles, being loaded, also a craft from Cape Shore, STARK, master.
April 14, 1888Ship LostThe schooner "Suliean" owned by CLARK Bros, was lost on the 6th instant on Bishop's Rock, in the vicinity of Capt. John and about four miles from land. A large pan of ice three miles in extent pressed down on the vessel, crushed her side in, and she soon after sank. The crew arrived in Twillingate on the 10th instant.
April 14, 1888SealingThe steamer "Falcon" arrived from the ice fields on Sunday morning with about 16,000 seals, followed in the evening by the "Neptune", with 41,000; "Aurora, 25,000 and the "Esquimaux, 24,000. The "Ranger" arrived on Wednesday with 24,000 and the "Nimrod" with 11,000.
April 14, 1888DutiesThe amount of duties collected in Twillingate for 1887, was $4,850. 85 being a decrease of $152.34. under the previous year. Of course, this is no criterion whatever of the amount of dutiable articles imported here, as the greater quantity comes through St.John's where duties thereon had been paid. The duties collected in Little Bay for 1887 amount to $12,475.67 being an increase of $6,953.09 over 1886. This is by far the largest amount collected in any of the Outports in the colony, with the exception of Harbor Grace, where $49,557.67 was received.
April 14, 1888New ShipWe understand that the new steamer for the Northern postal service was launched some time last month, and that she is called the "Conscript". At first it was understood the name "Puritan" was to be given the steamer for the Northern service, which would have been more favorably received than the name she is now to be known by, but a more appropriate name than either -- one of some local significance, might have been given to our Northern steamer. It is understood that she will be ready to commence the service early next month. And here we would suggest the advisability, in making the sailing regulations, that a definite time should be fixed for remaining in each port of call. If it is to be an hour, or more or less, it should be definitely known, then all concerned could be governed accordingly.
April 14, 1888MarriedOn the 5th inst., at the North Side, by Rev. Wm. HARRIS, Mr. William PRICE to Miss Fanny FROUD, both of Twillingate.
April 14, 1888MarriedOn the 10th inst., at the Parsonage, by Rev. Geo. BULLEN, Mr. Thomas JENKINS to Miss Barbara VATCHER, both of Twillingate.
April 14, 1888MarriedOn the 10th inst., at the Parsonage, by the same, Mr. Charles VINEHAM of Darrell's Arm to Miss Drusilla ELLIOTT, of Herring Neck.
April 14, 1888Shipping NewsBy Telegraph from Halifax dated April 11 - Steamer "Newfoundland" sails for St.John's to-day.

April 21, 1888Coastal SteamerThe "Conscript", the new coastal steamer for the Northern service, left the Clyde, England, on the 13th inst. but had to put back, and was not left again up to Thursday evening.
April 21, 1888SchoolsWe beg to thank the Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., for a copy of the report of public schools under Church of England Boards for 1887, extracts from which will be made in other papers.
April 21, 1888DeathLast English mail brought to Rev. W. HARRIS the sad intelligence of the death of his father, and we sympathize with the Rev. gentleman in this sore bereavement.
April 21, 1888Coastal SteamerThe steamer "Neptune" left St.John's for the Northern ports of call, at three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, having on board mails, passengers and freight. It is feared that the heavy blockade of ice on the coast will prevent her getting along, but it is hoped that a favorable change of wind will soon remove the intervening impediment, and allow the good ship to enter our ports, where she will be so welcome after a lapse of nearly four months, since navigation closed.
April 21, 1888Sealing"Our Sealers up North". The various telegrams, public as well as private, received in town yesterday from Tilt Cove, convey the pleasing intelligence that the shoremen at Partridge Point and on the Horse Islands had done extraordinary good work this spring, the large number of forty thousand seals having been hauled ashore at the former place and eighteen thousand on the Islands. We learn that the men, for the most part, located at Partridge Point are dealers of Messrs. WATERMAN & Company, and that the crews, on the Horse Islands were stationed there by the same firm. We congratulate Thomas HODGE, Esq., one of the partners of this respected firm, on his good fortune. Mr. HODGE has resided here for some time past, and is a general favorite. -- Evening Telegram, April 3. (The above report seems to have been greatly exaggerated, as the latest information from White Bay leads us to believe that the seals landed at Partridge Point are little more than quarter the number stated above, and at the latter place not half. However, we are glad to see the name of a partner, of one of our old and much respected firms here, so favorably spoken of by our contemporary. -- Ed. Sun.)
April 21, 1888MeetingAt a regular meeting of the "Northstar" Divison, No., 15, Sons of Temperance, Thursday, April 19th, the following officers were installed by the D.G.W.P:-- Bro. Frederick LINFIELD, W.P., Bro. Reuben BLACKMORE, W.A., Bro. John LUNNEN, R.S., Bro. Samuel PAYNE, sr, A.R.S., Bro. George ROBERTS, F.S., Bro. Andrew ROBERTS, F.S., Bro. George BARRETT, A.C., Bro. J.W. ROBERTS, I.S.. P.S. --The Chaplain, (Bro. J. HILLYARD,) Conductor, (Bro. E. BLACKMORE,) and Outside Sentinel (Bro. J. FIFIELD,) elect, are respectfully requested to attend meeting of Division next Thursday night. S.
April 21, 1888DeathIntelligence was received by telegram yesterday morning of the sudden and serious illness, at Dundee, of Mr. James ANGEL's eldest son. This was followed in the afternoon by a cablegram conveying the sad news of his death from inflammation of the brain. The deceased had been attending college at Dundee with a view to entering the medical profession. He acquired the elements of Chemistry from Prof. HOLLOWAY, in which he gave promise of considerable ability. In June of last year he left St.John's on board of one of the Dundee steamers for the whale fishery, as assistant doctor and since his arrival at Dundee he has been studying medicine. -- Evening Mercury, March 31. (The deceased was connected by family ties to Mr. J.N. PERCY of this place, and the parents and relatives have our sympathy. -- Ed.)
April 21, 1888Gift to PrinceBy Telegraph from Halifax. Event is dated April 14. Thirty-nine colonies, including Newfoundland, make a joint gift to Prince and Princess of Wales for Silver wedding.
April 21, 1888MarriageMARRIED. In the Methodist Church, Tizzard's Harbor on the 11th inst., by the Rev. J. HEYFIELD, Mr. John BOYD to Miss Lavinia SMALL.
April 21, 1888DeathsHARRIS -- Entered into rest, March 5th in the 78th year of his age, David HARRIS, Clydach Vale, South Wales. The deceased was the father of the Rev. Wm. HARRIS, Methodist minister, Twillingate.
April 21, 1888DeathsAt Farmer's Arm, on the 15th inst., Mr. William ROSE, aged 30 years.
April 21, 1888DeathsAt Dundee, Scotland on March 31st, of inflammation of the brain, Heber, eldest son of James ANGEL, aged 19 years. The deseased was attending college studying for the medical profession.

April 28, 1888MiningIt is reported that Tilt Cove mine has been purchased by TAYLOR & Co.,
April 28, 1888Shipping NewsTwo or three schooners left here during the week for other ports of this bay, and for White Bay, on a trading venture.
April 28, 1888UnemploymentCoke and coal have been short in Little Bay for some time past and as a consequence over a hundred men were idle.
April 28, 1888SealingThe average per man for New Bay was about fifteen seals, old and young. At Exploits, and Fortune Harbor, we presume, much better work has been done.
April 28, 1888FisheryWe note from our exchanges that the Norway fishery up to the 14th inst. yielded 45,000,000 as compared with 36,000,000 to same date last year, being an increase of six millions for the present season.
April 28, 1888DuesThe amount collected in Twillingate for light dues during 1884 was $954.52, Little Bay $697.32; and Nippers Harbor $71.84, making a total of $1626.31 for the district.
April 28, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer "Neptune", Capt. S. BLANDFORD, arrived Thursday morning with mails and passengers. She brought a quantity of freight here. The steamer had been nearly a week getting along, owing to the heavy ice blockade along the coast. She will proceed as far as Tilt Cove, if not prevented by ice.
April 28, 1888OddityA Remarkable Seal. A New Bay writer reports a strange kind of a young hood seal, that was brought in one day by a young man. It had eight flippers and two heads, and two very large hind knuckles, (as large as an old one's). On each knuckle were two flippers, and it had two fore flippers on each side as well. It was dead from some cause when discovered, and the heads had been eaten a good deal by the crows. The seal was quite large for a young hood. Such seals are not common, and the mention of it may be of interest to some readers. Our correspondent also informs us that the Mr. CLARKE, reported some time ago as having injured his hand by the bursting of a gun, is getting better. He will save his hand minus of the third finger which was blown off when the gun bursted.
April 28, 1888Shipping NewsBy Telegraph Halifax. Event is dated April 21 - The "Newfoundland" arrived yesterday.
April 28, 1888Leading Tickles ConcertUnder the Column Heading "Sunday School Entertainment at Leading Tickles - On Wednesday in Easter week a treat, by way of tea and Entertainment, was given to the children of St.Nicholas' Church Sunday School of this place. The treat was to have come off on Tuesday, but owing to stormy weather it took place on the following day and proved quite a success. The day being fine, the children assembled at the school room at 3 p.m., where they enjoyed themselves in various games, till the tables which their kind teachers and friends so bountifully provided, were laid, when they partook of a very comfortable tea, after which the teachers, Choir and few friends enjoyed themselves in like manner. Doors were open at 7 o'clock for the Entertainment, admission fee 5 cents, to buy books, &c., for the Sunday School. The room was crowded, with a very orderly and attentive audience. The following programme was gone through to the great amusement and satisfaction of all present: Opening address - Mr. George H. PEARCE; Duette - Misses S. & M. HANNAM; Recitation - Miss Olivia CHIPPETT; Song with chorus - Mr. G.H. PEARCE and Miss Matilda HANNAM; Recitation "The Inchcape Bell" - Miss Rose HAGGETT; Recitation "Uncle Ben" - Miss Sarah CHIPPETT; Dialogue "Only Toe" - Mrs. PEARCE, Misses HATCHER, ROUSELL, ALCOCK, HANNAM, and Mr. PEARCE; Recitation "The Donkey" - Master N. CHIPPETT; Trio, Misses Fanny ALCOCK, Matilda HANNAM, and Mr. PEARCE; Reading - Mr. Thomas SILK; Recitation - Master Eli HAGGETT; Song - Mr. Jesse ROUSELL; Recitation "Old England's Hearts" - Misses M.J. HATCHER and J. ALCOCK; Recitation "The Sparrow" - Miss Susanna ROUSELL; Song "Good News from Home" - Miss Selina HANNAM and Miss M.J. ROUSELL; Recitation "May Queen" - Fanny ALCOCK; Dialogue "Defending the Castle" - Mrs. PEARCE, Miss Julia ALCOCK, Mr. PEARCE, and Master R. ALCOCK; Recitation "W" - Miss Olivia CHIPPETT; Recitation, "Me ready to go out" - Miss Louisa SILK; Song - Mr. PEARCE; Recitation "Months of the Year"; Reading "She was used to babies". "God save the Queen" A Teacher, Leading Tickles, April 9, 1888.
April 28, 1888Bay SteamersWe notice that the above subject has been engaging the attention of the Legislature, and that a sum of money has been voted for the purpose of providing local steamers for Trinity and Placentia Bays, but we have seen no reference made to the subject as regards this bay, which is the most important in the colony. In former issues, the feasibility of providing local steam communication was fully pointed out, and it was hoped that when definite action was taken by the Government the claims of this district would be foremost in their consideration in inaugurating the establishment of bay steam. We don't know whether our Representatives are full alive to the interests of their district in this matter, but with one holding a seat in the Executive, another Chairman of the Works, and the third Financial Secretary, our interests ought to be well conserved, and with their united efforts we should not be behind other districts, when such public inprovements are incepted. We shall have more to say on this subject in future papers.
April 28, 1888DonationsDonations Received by the Dorcas Society, 1888. Click here!

May 5, 1888Left the Army(Selected for the Sun) The following appears in the "St.John (Baptist) Meessenger and Visitor". The initials are presumably those of Rev. F.D. DAVIDSON :--- The Salvation Army has met with some very heavy losses of late in the way of officers and not the least of these was Captain GREY. Miss GREY, as a school teacher, ranked amongst the best in the province, and was, therefore, eminently qualified to fill any position in the gift of the Army. She joined the Army in Truro; was a Lieutenant in Windsor and Halifax under Captains BANKS and TOTTEN, and was then promoted Captain and transferred to Newfoundland. After two years experience in the Army, she is fully convinced that its mode of doing the Lord's work is neither profitable nor in harmony with the Lord's Word. No sooner was she convinced of this than she at once withdrew. Every effort was made and every inducement offered by the Army to get her back, but without avail. She was the last of the thirteen girls that left Truro with the Army to work for the Master, that upon getting fully acquainted with their practices, quietly withdrew. Strong evidence (is it not?) against the Army. Miss GREY was quietly married at her old home in November, to Charles E. De.WOLFE, judge of probate and revising barrister for the County of Hants. They are living in Windsor. Mrs. DeWOLFE has been fully reinstated with the Truro Baptist Church and in future will use her talents in the Lord's way and not man's. F.D.D.
May 5, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer "Leopard" was ready to leave St.John's for the North on Tuesday, but up to Wednesday evening, advices state that she was prevented from getting out of port owing to ice which completely blocked the coast.
May 5, 1888CorrectionIn the statement of the Dorcas Society, in last paper the amount received from the late concert was unintentiionally omitted. We are requested to say that the proceeds amounted to the handsome sum of £5 14s 3d, or $22.85.
May 5, 1888Roaming PigsA public notice from our Stipendiary Magistrate appears in this paper cautioning persons against allowing pigs, &c., going at large, which law it is said will be strictly enforced. This is very desirable at all seasons of the year; and more especially now when the Spring has arrived, and persons wish to have their premises clean and free from such a nuisance.
May 5, 1888Sealing and Loss of ShipThe schooner "Mary", James YOUNG, master, supplied by E. DUDER, Esq., returned from the ice fields on Saturday last, with about 100 harp seals. She brought some wreck gear of the schooner "Pathfinder", which sailed from Herring Neck to prosecute the seal fishery, and which was lost in White Bay. The "Lily Jane", Elias WARREN, master, from the same place, was also lost.
May 5, 1888CorrectionThe list from the Dorcas Society, published last week, contained the name of "Mrs. S. JENKINS" as a recipient of favors. As the initial stands for various persons of that name, we have been asked to say that Mrs. Stephen JENKINS was the party intended and not Mrs. Subana JENKINS, as some may have imagined. This explanation is made in justice to those on whom suspicion may rest for having received such favors; for while it may be honorable on the part of any needed family to be thus assisted, it is not proper that those who do not receive articles of clothing should be charged with doing so.
May 5, 1888Sealer's WagesThe crew of the Steamer "Neptune" made sixty-six dollars a man; the "Aurora's" forty-one dollars and eighty-seven cents; the "Esquimaux's", thirty-eight dollars and eleven cents; the "Falcon's" thirty dollars and eighty-seven cents - some of this vessel's men made thirty-three dollars and eleven cents; and the "Nimrod's" twenty-seven dollars. From these, sure are to be deducted prices of the men's personal outfits and outfitting charges, beside. What is then left of their bill is a "suprise" indeed -- anything, however, but an agreeable surprise to those chiefly interested. - Evening Telegram, April 18.
May 5, 1888DeathMiss Nellie McLEOD, aged 20, of Boston, died suddenly at this place, on the 27th ult., while dancing at an evening party. She was attired in a pretty dress.
May 5, 1888DeathAt St.John's on the 8th ult., Ruth E. youngest daughter of James and Julia ALCOCK, of Leading Tickles, aged 38 years.
May 5, 1888VesselsVessels Insured in the Terra Nova Mutual Insurance Club, 1888. Click here!
May 5, 1888VesselsVessels Insured in the Twillingate Mutual Insurance Club from 1st. May to 15th. Dec., 1888. Click here!

May 12, 1888Loss of LivestockA valuable cow belonging to Mr. John YOUNG sr., South Side, lost its life one day last week by falling through the ice crossing Kye..'s Pond. The cow had only calved a few days before. Such a loss is serious for a poor man.
May 12, 1888DeathAt St.John's on Easter Sunday morning, Harriet, aged 39 years, wife of Richard A. M'COUBREY, only daughter of Aaron and Amelia CROSSMAN. The deceased took an active part in Church and good works, and her death is regretted by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances. It can be truly said to know her was to respect and esteem her. "She hath done what she could."
May 12, 1888School InspectionsFrom the report of Public Schools under church of England Boards, for year ending 31st December, 1887, we take the following reports of Schools inspected by the Rev W. PILOT, B.D., during his last visit to these parts: --- District of Twillingate. Durrell's Arm, -- Present 22 out of 34 registered. A fair school securing fair success in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Twillingate South, -- Teacher was absent, but school assembled by direction of the Chairman. Present 18 out of 39 registered. Six read well in 5th R., spelled and wrote well, but were deficient in arithmetic. Seven others read well in third R., and spelled well; five were just beginning to read. Back Harbor, -- Teacher absent here also, Chairman assembled the school and attended the examination. Ninety-one were registered. Those present, twenty eight, acquitted them - well. The reading, arithmetic and dictation were above the average, and geography and grammar were creditable. Twillingate, -- the Chairman expressed his willingness, upon my explaining the condition upon which the grant for higher Education was to be made, to secure a Teacher of First Grade in order to establish a Superior School here, and arrangements for that purpose now in progress, I hope to see brought to a satisfactory conclusion. Morton's Harbor, -- Present 26 out of 51 registered for the year. Considerable credit is due to the Teacher for the satisfactory manner in which she had conducted her school. Every subject had improved, and evidence was clear as to the good and industrious Teacher can accomplish in a short time.
May 12, 1888MeetingChildren's Missionary Meeting: [Transcriber's Note: This is a partial transcription of a letter to the Editor about the meeting.] The meeting was held in the South Side church in Twillingate, Rev. W. HARRIS. Chair occupied by Mr. John HILLYARD. Choir Leader Mr. John DAVIS. Organists Mrs. Andrew LINDFIELD and Miss Jessie HODDER. The collection was $15.60. Programme: Singing, Methodist Hymn Book (653). Prayer by Rev. W. HARRIS. Chairman's Address. Singing by the Choir, 323 Sankey's Hymn Book. Recitation, "The two orphans," -- Phoebe VERGE. Dialogue, by four little girls. Address by Mr. Geo. ROBERTS. Singing by the Choir, Sankey's No. 275. Recitation, "Africa's cry to Newfoundland, -- Lewis GILLOTT, Dialogue, -- "Christ's love for His people" Part I. by six boys, Singing by children -- "I know there's a crown," (S.S.B. 449). Recitation, "The African woman's prayer" -- Laura ASHBOURNE. Address by Mr. SCOTT. Singing, -- "If you have a pleasant thought," (Dom. Hymnal.) Dialogue, --"Christ's love for his people," Part II. by six girls. Singing, -- "Hark what mean these Holy voices," (S.S.B. 123) -- Choir. Recitation, "Billy Rose" -- Carrie MINTY. Address by Rev. G. BULLEN. Anthem, -- "Father take my hand." Dialogue, "Bold for the right," by three boys. Address by Mr. John MINTY. Singing -- "Marching on," (S.S.B. 420) Choir. Recitation, "So much to do at home," -- Olivia VERGE. Address by Rev. W. HARRIS. Collection, meanwhile Choir singing "Victory." Doxology and Benediction. "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord." Methodist.
May 12, 1888WisdomIf the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature, as to his daily happiness.
May 12, 1888SealingThe "Endurance" arrived at Round Harbor with 650 seals.
May 12, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer "Neptune" is jammed in the ice six miles off Bryant's cove, bound to Tilt Cove.
May 12, 1888Shipping NewsFrom a message from Tilt Cove, yesterday we hear there is no ice in sight North of Horse Islands, but packed at Cape John and Partridge Point.
May 12, 1888MiningA notice appears in another column from the Manager of the Mine at Tilt Cove, informing the public that no men will be engaged there for the present.
May 12, 1888Shipping NewsThe "Leopard" left St.John's on Tuesday, with mail &c., and was as far as Catalina yesterday. She left port and had to return in consequence of ice which entirely blocked the shore. She will be detained there until favorable winds set in, to clear the ice from the land. There appears to be a great blockade all along the coast, and it wil take a few days heavy off winds, to clear it away.
May 12, 1888SealingOne of our St.John's contemporaries estimates the Spring's catch of seals from Partidge Point to Cape Fogo at 150,000, but these figures are far greater than the actual total number that has been taken, which at the most, we may be safe in saying, will not exceed sixty or seventy thousand. It is a great pity that such misleading reports should be sent to the Press, which is frequently done, too, by parties who are in a position to know differently.
May 12, 1888Loss of ShipThe new steamer "Conscript" which was intended for the Northern Coastal Service, left the Clyde on the 13th ult., for St.John's, and being two days out was caught in a heavy breeze of wind, sustaining serious injury, and had to put back to Dumbarton, Scotland, where she is now on dock. We understand it is the hull of the ship that is damaged, which appears to be of such a serious nature as to make it probable, according to latest advices, that the steamer will be condemned. If this is so, it is a very unfortunate affair for all concerned, and looks strange that a steamer which was intended for such a service as the "Conscript", should have been so frailly constructed.

May 19, 1888MiningNOTICE. No men will be engaged at Tilt Cove Mine for the present. HARVEY, Manager. Tilt Cove May 4, 1888.
May 19, 1888House FireA tilt or studded house at Dildo occupied by two families, namely, Joseph HYNES and Josiah BOURDEN, was destroyed by fire on the 2nd inst., Everything belonging to the occupants was burnt, with the exception of two or three articles, so that the calamity rendered the families completely destitute. Whatever supply of provisions they had was also consumed by the flames. It was not possible for them to get out of the place until this week owing to the ice being about, and the families, fifteen in number, were taken in and supported by William EDWARDS for over two weeks, and as his stock of provisions was not very great, the keeping of these families for so long a time also left EDWARDS and his family without any food. In such a case, it is right that the poor man should be compensated for the drain that has been made upon his food supply, which for himself and family, would have been sufficient to tide him over the Spring independently. But on applying to the authorities here, he finds that nothing can be done, as power is not invested in them for dealing with such cases, and therefore application has to be made direct with the Government officials in St.John's, who require minute and explicit details (which is almost impossible to give by wire,) before the matter can be understood, and dealt with. We cannot see why power could not be invested in the Poor Commissioner here, to deal with extreme cases, such as the one referred to, particularly when immediate relief is needed. Our official knowing the exact circumstances, could be able to render the assistance required, and would not likely to cause any imposition on the government. Our outport officials are worthy of more conficence than the Government are inclined to repose in them, and in the event of accidents arising similar to the one mentioned, they should be empowered to deal with them according to their merits, which would save a great deal of inconvenience and annoyance to the parties concerned.
May 19, 1888School Opening[Transcriber's Note: This is a partial transcription of the article] Inauguration of the Arm School. The combined Arm and South side school, of which Miss Laura COLBOURN is Teacher, was inaugurated by a small Entertainment, on Thursday, May 17th. [……….] The children who took part in the affair were assisted in the musical portion by members of St.Andrew's choir. The following is the Programme: Opening Address. (By Chairman of the Board); A Social Song (By Choir); Recitation (By Emily RANDELL) "Judge Not"; Dialogue "What each would be".; Song (By the little children) "Here we stand"; Recitation (By Edward YOUNG) "Wanted"; Reading (By Rev. A. PITTMAN); Song (By Choir) "Star of the Twilight"; Dialogue "The Letter"; Recitation (By Katie YOUNG) "Puzzled"; Recitation (By Ellen HUDSON) "Let's speak the best we can"; Song (By the children) "We all love one another"; Dialogue "The only true life"; Recitation (By John WHELLOR) "Piccola"; Reading (By Rev. R. TEMPLE); Song (By Miss A. ASHBOURNE,) "Annie Laurie"; Dialogue "Fashionable Dissipation"; Recitation (By Barbara YOUNG) "The brother's promise"; Recitation (By Jacob WHELLOR) "Somebody's mother"; Song (By Choir) "Murmuring shell"; Dialogue "Too much for Aunt Matilda"; Recitation (By Lizzie HULL) "A Psalm of Life"; Recitation (By Sarah LAMBERT) "The girls we want"; Song (By Children) "Do what you can"; Reading (By Rev. A. PITTMAN); Recitation (By Olivia VERGE) "Curfew must not ring to-night"; Dialogue "The Graduates"; Song (By Miss A. ASHBOURNE) "Annie Lisle" .....Harmonium was played by Miss LETHBRIDGE and lent to her for occasion by Mr.DAVIS, Master of the Methodist Arm School. ......
May 19, 1888SteamersThe two new steamers for the Coastal mail service, North and West, are still in Dumbarton.
May 19, 1888FisheryHerring in fair quantities have been caught around here lately, when the ice would admit of putting out nets.
May 19, 1888New SchoonersThree fine schooners have lately been launched at Morton's harbor, two by Mr. OSMOND and the other by Mr. FRENCH, which will be quite an acquisition to our marine fleet. Two of them will be leaving for St.John's as soon as the coast is clear.
May 19, 1888The MinistryThrough a late number of Halifax "Wesleyan", we learn that Rev. Jeremiah EMBREE, President of the Newfoundland Methodist Conference, has been transferred to New Brunswick Conference. The transfer is to come into operation on the 18th of June next.
May 19, 1888The MinistryAmong the passengers on S.S. "Nova Scotian" was Mr. John LEWIS, a brother of Rev. Henry LEWIS of Blackhead. Mr. LEWIS, who is a Welshman, has come to offer himself for the Methodist ministry in this colony.
May 19, 1888FisheryThe ice blockade has much hindered the bankers and foreign vessels in leaving the Southern ports. The few vessels from St.John's which have been on the banks this season, describe the weather as very rough.
May 19, 1888SchoolsRev. Dr. MILLIGAN, Superintendent of Methodist schools, is now on a tour of inspection through Conception Bay, having visited Harbor Grace and Carbonear.
May 19, 1888EmploymentTen young women, belonging to Harbor Grace and adjoining neighbourhood, have lately gone out to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Boston with offers of good situations. Newfoundland servants are in good request.
May 19, 1888ShipwreckBy Telegraph from Halifax - Date of event is May 17. The Newfoundland schooner "Guide" was wrecked last Wednesday off Fling Island; crew arrived at Sydney.
May 19, 1888DeathAt 24A, Victoria Road, Cirencester, England, Mary Jane, the beloved wife of the Rev. Joseph LISTER, Wesleyan Minister, in her 34th year. Intered at Cirencester Cemetery.

June 2, 1888Church BuildingSt.Peter's Church. Tenders will be received forthwith, for inside repairs to St.Peter's Church. 1. The one tender for altering the seats in the Body of the Church, and sundry other carpentry work. 2. The other tender for painting and graining the same. Plan and specifications of work required can be seen by enquiring of the Chairman of the Committee. All Tenders to be handed in not later than June 15th. and the Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest, or any tender unless satisfactory. ROBERT TEMPLE, (Chairman of the Committee.)
June 2, 1888SealingA couple of young harp seals were caught in this locality the early part of the week.
June 2, 1888Retirement[Transcriber's Note: This is a partial transcription of the article.] "Retirement of Mr. STONE." We are informed that Fogo loses the services to its school of Mr. Martin STONE, a well known and experienced helper……who for many years has done good work and who now finds the infirmities of age too great to continue…. . It is to be regretted that no provision is made to meet cases such as this. ........ When a person spends the greater part of his life in such a cause ........ surely some the way of a retiring allowance ought to be provided;....... we strongly recommend his case to the favor of the Government, with the hope that ....... a yearly allowance will be granted him for the remainder of his life. We reprint the remarks of Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., Inspector of Church of England Schools, and are enabled to add to them a very pleasing letter received by Mr. STONE from the Bishop of Newfoundland................. (From the Church of England School Report for 1887) Fogo. Present 20 out of 35 registered. The school was up to its usual standard. The worthy Teacher, who for over thirty years has conducted this school with marked success in the early portion of them, has voluntarily resigned his position, feeling that his declining health and energies are unequal to what is now required of him. I could heartily wish that some provision could be made to enable him to pass the remainder of his life free from anxiety to a means of support. W. PILOT, Inspector -
June 2, 1888Shipping NewsThe "Minnie Tobin" arrived from St.John's on Thursday, being the first of the sailing fleet that has come here from the Capital this season.
June 2, 1888Shipping NewsThe fine schooner built at Morton's Harbor, by Messrs. FRENCH and BAIRD the past winter, did splendid work on her first trip, having made the run from here to St.John's in about twenty-four hours. This is a good commencement, and we hope that success will attend her all through.
June 2, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer "Leopard", Capt. FIELD, which left St.John's on Saturday, arrived in port on Tuesday morning, having visited the usual intermediate ports of call with the exception of Herring Neck, which could not be entered owing to ice. Until arriving thus far the course was clear, and no unusual detention arose. The steamer succeeded in getting into our harbor, but before the freight was discharged, of which there was a considerable quantity, the ice tightened to the land and the "Leopard" had to remain in port all night. She left the next morning but when a few miles off, found it impossible to steam through the immense jam, and had to return to port until Thursday evening, the wind changing in the meantime, which slackened the ice and enabled the steamer to proceed further North. The trip this time extends to Griquet, if it can possibly be accomplished. Navigation has been closed so many months it is feared the people on that part of the coast are in destitute circumstances, as the supplied of provisions there last Fall are said not to have been very great; but the ice still lingers around, blocking the coast, and the prospect of getting so far North at present is very poor, although a few days favorable winds would make a vast difference, which it is sincerely hoped, Providence will ere long send us.
June 2, 1888Drowning AccidentLittle Bay. A sad accident happened on Indian Brook, Sunday, 13th. Two brothers names WHYATT, of Twillingate, were going up the river when their boat upset. Both men were thrown into the rapid stream. It is reported one brother, the elder, held John the younger until he could hold him no more, being at length compelled, he had reluctantly to let him go and saw him no more. The body has not yet (May 22nd) been found. He, the elder, managed somehow to get out of the stream, and wet and exhausted had to hunt for some men who had gone into the country; at length he found them, to his great deliverance and joy. John WHYATT who was drowned was quite young, being a little under twenty.
June 2, 1888PersonalWe are pleased to note the return per "Leopard" of J.B. TOBIN, Esq., J.P. who has been on the continent of Europe during the winter.
June 2, 1888FuneralA very large funeral took place here May 13th. Miss Mary FOOTE, aged 16 years, daughter of Capt. FOOTE, after a few week's sickness, peacefully passed away. Great sympathy was manifested by all to the family so sorely bereaved. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. H. TURNER. The church was crowded.
June 2, 1888Shooting AccidentLarge numbers of snow birds visited all the little settlements during the late snow storm and hundreds were shot. One bad marksman at Little Ward's Harbor, missed his birds and put the load through Mr. MERCER's window as the old gentleman was having his tea, sitting back to the window. All the glass was broken and several shot entered the head of the frightened victim. The force of the shot, however, was not great and they simply lodged in the flesh. Most of them have been extracted, but the evening meal was spoiled, and the old gentleman, instead of his meal, was well peppered.
June 2, 1888LaunchingMr. STRONG's large schooner, 86 tons, will be launched next week.
June 2, 1888DeathOn Saturday, May 19, Mrs. SAUNDERS of Hall's Bay, wife of Adam SAUNDERS, died almost suddenly, leaving several children.
June 2, 1888Drowning AccidentA painful accident occurred at Farmer's Arm on Wednesday. A little boy about three years old, in wandering alone, a short distance from his home, fell in a well and was drowned. The practice of having wells uncovered in localities where small children are is very dangerous. The father of the poor little fellow, Mr. James BROMLEY, is away to the Bank Fishery.
June 2, 1888Shipping NewsThe steamer "Alaska" bound to Little Bay Mines, put into port this morning owing to ice.
June 2, 1888DeathAt Tizzard's Harbor, on the 26th of May, of diphtheria, James, aged 7 years, also Thomas, aged 4 years, children of Edward and Mary Ann CANTWELL.

June 9, 1888Tea & Concert[Transcriber's Note: This is a partial transcription of a very long article. The event probably took place on Thrusday, 7 June 1888 and concerns itself with an afternoon tea and evening concert.] The Entertainment was in three parts and was as follows: Part I. Song -- "Hours of Evening"; Recitations -- Mabel BLACKMORE "The Day is past, Maud NEWMAN "Let Me Rest"; Cecilia FOX "Little Minnie"; Song -- Better Land"; Recitations -- Willie TEMPLE "No one will see me"; Lilla SPENCER "Life is a school"; Millie FORWARD "For love's sake"; Song -- Star of peace"; Recitations -- Carrie TEMPLE "The Singers"; Sarah MANUEL "To labour is to pray"; Olivia CLARK "The Norman baron's Christmas"; Song -- "Birdie"; Recitations -- Bessie PURCHASE "Rock me to sleep"; Fanny LUNNEN "Time for all things"; Willis PURCHASE "Keeping his word"; Part II. Song "Around our coast"; Dialogue -- Thrift (two boys and two girls); Song -- "Waiting for father"; Recitations -- Julia FREEMAN "The Elf and Wren"; Mary FREEMAN "Gee up"; Georgie PURCHASE "A new bonnet"; Song -- "The little man"; Recitations -- Agnes COOK "I live to love"; Sarah LUNNEN "Little Bessie"; Louisa ANSTY "The Streamlet"; Song -- "The old black cat"; Dialogue -- "Turning over a new leaf" (Five Girls); Song -- "Spring Voices"; Recitations -- Sarah PATTEN "Girls look up"; Matthew COOK "Ye mariners of England"; Joseph SPENCER "Forging the anchor"; Song -- "Blue bells of Scotland". Part III. (This is a play called King Fuzzlehead concerning the dogs, or, the Princess who slept a hundred years.) King Fuzzlehead (Archibald PEYTON); Queen Nellie (Louisa PEYTON); The Fairy Queen (Carrie TEMPLE); The Nurse (Agnes COOK); The Chamberlain (Willie NEWMAN); Captian of the King's Yacht (Arthur COLBOURNE); The Princess (Rosie PEYTON); The Princess' Dog, Griff (Willie TEMPLE); Prince Florio (Willis PURCHASE). Moral of the play: Onward ever Onward. Concert concluded with God Save the Queen. The result financially was an addition of twenty dollars to the School fund.
June 9, 1888A Sad StoryOn the 17th of this month (April) a man named William MORGAN, with his son, left his home in Lushe's Bight. Two days later he was brough back lifeless, and his son in a weak condition. We give the account in something like the lad's own words: -- "We left home 'bout six o'clock in the morning, although it was snowing very much. Got on Flit Island and intended to go into Ward's Harbor but, as it cleared just a little then, we went off to Gull Rock and stayed about half an hour. After travelling to the Eastward for a while, turned towards Little Bay Island, and coming across some carcasses of seals, took six between us, father three and I three, he carrying his gun under his arm. The ice began to rift and we made for Gull Rock and landed the things about half an hour before night. We then made for the Stag Islands to stay all night. There were so many holes we had to crawl across some and go around others. About a mile from the island father said he felt weak and cold and did not know whether he would go on or not. I gave him a little to eat out of the small bag we had. When within fifteen yards of the island, he fell in the water striking himself with the sharp point of the gaff. I hauled him out with the gaff although he was up to his neck in the water. About five yards further he fell in again and I helped him out again, but he could not walk, only crawl to the shore. He ate a little and said he was aftaid he would not reach any of the sealing houses on the island. He complained of being very weak and cold. It was snowing all the time. Several times he tried to rise with my help, but fell every time again. At last he crawled up over a little point and rolled down the other side to the ice where there was water. I lay alongside of him to keep him from falling in the water. He several times tried to rise, but although he kept talking, all I could understand beside my own name was: "We shall sleep together". I was in the one position to keep him from falling in the water for about an hour and a half. At last I was obliged to move a little and father rolled over into the water. I screamed and caught hold of the rope which was around father's shoulder. I could not haul him out, but kept his head and left arm out of the water. He groaned and then breathed his last. I took my rope off my shoulder and made fast to the rope round his shoulder, and, sticking the gaff into the ice, made fast. Stayed there some time, sure he was cold and dead, so I thought I would try and find some sealing house for shelter, being so cold and weak and wet. Crawled about, unable to walk and at last in some bushes stretched out and fell asleep. After a time I awoke and drank a little water and fell asleep again.

[The MORGAN Lad's Story Continued] Sought and found another sealing house. Here were bedclothes, food and stove, but the matches were damp so I could not get any fire. Night was coming on, took off my outside clothes and got into bed. Slept nearly all night. In the morning heard some one come in. John Thomas PADDICK looked into the berth and I told my tale. They got me tea and dry clothes, and eight men went and got father out of the water." Such is the lad's tale. The writer saw the poor lad's knees, from which skin as well as clothes had been torn off in those dreadful days and nights. Happily he was rescued in time. The brave lad is only sixteen years old. The poor widow is left with eight children to support, this lad being the eldest. Whilst many in different parts of the Bay have been fortunate in getting seals, those about the vicinity of this sad accident have been glad to get carcasses to help their families. If any, more favoured, would wish to show any practical sympathy for this distressed widow, they may send it, addressed to Mrs. MORGAN, Lushe's Bight, or to Mr. David ROBERTS, Little Bay Island.
June 9, 1888Shipping NewsThe English schooner "Lilla", Captain SPAIGHT arrived from Liverpool last evening with a cargo of British manufactured goods, to J.B. TOBIN, Esq.
June 9, 1888Ship RaisingMr. CONDON, with a number of men and apparatus for raising the "Plover" came here lately. They have been working at her nearly all the week, and the ship is now afloat. It is thought that in a few days she will be patched up sufficiently strong to enable the steamer to proceed to St.John's for further repairs.
June 9, 1888Shipping NewsThe English schooner "Galatea", via St.John's arrived yesterday morning, to the firm of E. DUDER Esq., with general cargo, consisting of dry goods &c.
June 9, 1888Shipping NewsBy Telegraph from Halifax. Date of event is June 2: The disabled steamer "Sardinian", with cargo, will be towed by "Newfoundland" to Montreal.
June 9, 1888Shipping NewsBy Telegraph from Halifax. Date of event is June 4: The project to tow the "Sardanian" to Montreal has been abandoned. She will be repaired here. The "Newfoundland's" crew are discharged.
June 9, 1888MarriagesMarried. At Little Bay, on April 26th by the Rec. S.O'FLYNN, P.P., Mr. Patrick BURKE to Miss HAYES.
June 9, 1888MarriagesAt Morton's Harbor, on May 31st, by Rev. J. HEYFIELD, Mr. Simon MANUEL of Exploits, to Mrs. BENNETT of Morton's Harbor.
June 9, 1888DeathsFOOTE-- At Little Bay on May 9th, aged 16 years, Mary, beloved daughter of Giles and Sophia FOOTE.
June 9, 1888DeathsOn April 13th, at Three Arms, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Solomon STRONG.
June 9, 1888Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Entered: June 8 -- "Galathea", WILKINS, St.John's, general cargo -- E. DUDER / June 9 "Lillia", SPAIGHT, Liverpool, general cargo -- J.B. TOBIN.

June 16, 1888BusinessDuring the last week or two quite a number of people have been here transacting business. Among them, we were pleased to see our old friend Mr. James PARSONS, of Lushe's Bight, whose health has been impaired all the winter, but who is now slightly improving.
June 16, 1888Customs shipThe Revenue cruiser "Rose", Captain STEPHENSON, arrived in port last evening with the Collector of Custom for Labrador, F. BERTEAU Esq., who is accompained by his good lady. The "Rose" left St.John's on Thursday and is proceeding on her usual summer's route on the Labrador coast. We are indebted to Mr. BERTEAU for Wednesday's daily papers, extracts from which will be found elsewhere.
June 16, 1888New ShipsWe learn that the new coastal steamer "Conscript" left the Clyde, Scotland, for Newfoundland on Thursday morning last, and the "Volunteer" yesterday morning. Both these steamers, it is said, have been classed A.1 at Lloyd's for 12 years.
June 16, 1888AppointmentHis Excellency the Governor in Council, has been pleased to appoint Mr. J. ANSTY, of Purcill's Harbor, to be a member of the Twillingate Methodist Board of Education, in the place of Mr. Isaac MOORES, deceased; Mr. H.B. SPENCE, Harbor Grace, to be an Inspector of Pickled Fish, and Messrs Chas. W. WARR, of Robert's Arm, Thomas HOWE, and George HAINES, of Goose Bay, to be Surveyors of Lumber. --- Royal Gazette.
June 16, 1888SealingThe average amount made by the Horse Islanders with seals the past Spring is about £60 per man.
June 16, 1888Shipping NewsThe English schooner "Faith" Capt. GEORGE, arrived from Poole, England, on Thursday, to Messrs. W. WATERMAN & Co., with a cargo of dry goods, &C.
June 16, 1888LumberingThe Colonist says: An ox hitched to a dray as a beast of burthen, is being used in St.John's for the first time. It is being used by Messrs. SUMMERS, (butcher) in hauling lumber. They are much used in Canada and the United States.
June 16, 1888ShippingThe steamer "Leopard" came into port on Sunday afternoon last, having several passengers on board for the other ports of call. She landed what freight she had for here, and after receiving on board the mails for other places North, she proceeded on her route, intending to go as far as Griquet, but this was impossible, and the steamer returned early yesterday morning, en route for St.John's. She got as far as Conche, the immense jam of ice still hanging around that part of the coast making it impossible for the "Leopard" to reach the end of her intended route. The provisions, &c., that were on board for Griquet were landed at Conche.
June 16, 1888FisheryThe Banking schooner "Mary Ita", Captain John H. WILLIAMS, arrived from the Banks on Tuesday last with 500 qtls. - Evening Telegram.
June 16, 1888CaplinCaplin in abundance were schooling on the banks of British Harbor and Bonaventure Head, Trinity Bay, last Thursday and Friday. The latter place is the most renowned in that Bay as a resort of Caplin. - Evening Telegram.
June 16, 1888CodCheering news to-day from the ledges of Cape Spear and Small Point. The fishermen all took good fares, some with the jigger, others with herring-bait. It was the largest supply for the season of fresh cod for the table, and the rows in the cove markets rapidly disappeared in the hands of customers. The Black Head fishermen made some three dollars apiece. - Evening Telegram.
June 16, 1888Loss of SchoonerMr. James BAIRD received information last evening that his banking schooner, "Samuel Wonson", has been lost in Baccalieu Tickle, while returning to Heart's Content with a fare of fish from the Grand Bank. She is of fifty tons, and was insured last year for three hundred and sixty pounds. - Evening Telegram.
June 16, 1888MarriedIn the Schoolhouse at Western Head, on the 12th June, by the Rev. J. Heyfield, Mr. Abel JONES to Miss Margaret CANNON, both of Western Head.
June 16, 1888Ship NewsPort of Twillingate. Cleared, June 13 -- "Galathea", WILKINS, Sydney, ballast -- E. DUDER. / Entered. June 14 -- "Faith", GEORGE, Poole, general cargo - W. WATERMAN & Co. / June 16 -- Fortune, DANIEL, Cadiz, salt -- W. WATERMAN & Co., / June 16 -- Isabella Wilson, ELKINS, Cadiz, salt -- E. DUDER.
June 16, 1888AdvertismentF. BERTEAU, Notary Public And Commissioner of Writs of Attachments and Affidavits, will execute Process and other Ships Papers, Wills, Mortgages, Leases, Bills of Sale Indentures, Adjustment of Accounts and other documents on most reasonable terms. Office -- Front Harbor, Twillingate.

June 23, 1888Ship ArrivalThe "Leopard" coming North left Greenspond at half-past three yesterday afternoon.
June 23, 1888Ship AccidentA new crew craft about twenty tons built for Mr. SCAMMEL, Rocky Bay, when on her way to Fogo on Monday, capsized off Fogo Head, not having ballast on board. Fortunately no life was lost. The "Fleeta" was despatched to her assistance and the craft was got into Fogo without sustaining any serious damage.
June 23, 1888French ShoreMr. CROCKER in his schooner put into port last Sunday morning, bound to St. John's. He reports that the condition of the people on the French shore the past Spring has been wretched. Owing to the poverty that abounded, those who were well to do, and had large supplies of provisions last Fall, had been on allowance for some time. He thinks it was not impossible for the steamer to have got as far as Griquet last time.
June 23, 1888AppointmentPublished by Authority. His excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Daniel GREENE, Esq., to be a Queen's Counsel of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. His Excellency in Council, has also been pleased to appoint the Hon. A.J. GOODRIDGE, to be a Railway Commissioner, during the absence of the Hon. W.J. DONNELY. Secretary's Office, June 5th, 1888 -- Royal Gazette
June 23, 1888FisheryIt is reported that the prospect for hook and line men on the Cape Shore is very fair.
June 23, 1888Item of InterestIt is computed that in a gallon sea water there are 1890 grains of salt, besides some magnesice, iodine and bromine.
June 23, 1888FisherySeveral craft have taken their departure the past week in search of fish, nearly all having gone Southabouts, to try their luck in that direction before leaving for the North.
June 23, 1888Sheep & DogsThe Royal Gazette on the 12 inst., contains proclamations under the Shiip Preservation Act prohibiting the deeping of dogs; --(1) in Heart's Content, (2) in Hant's Harbor, Caplin Cove, &c., and (3) King's Cove, Kiels and other settlements in Bonavista Bay.
June 23, 1888FisheryCaplin have been in for a week or more, but so far fish have been scarce in and around this locality. The prospect for shoremen is not the most promising, as the caplin school is passing and no fish worth while being caught. Salmon have not been plentiful either this season.
June 23, 1888Ship NewsThe steamer "Leopard" left St.John's on Thursday morning, and will probably be here in the course of the day. This will likely be the last trip on the coastal service that the steamer will make, as the new one is expected in St.John's shortly, and will be ready to commence her work forthwith.
June 23, 1888Houses burnA fire occurred at Little Bay nearly a fortnight since. We learn that twenty-eight houses were burnt and two or three lives lost. The fire broke out at the bottom of Little Bay, near the new line of road that has been opened towards Halls Bay, and is said to have been caused by burning ground. The houses were mostly small, but the loss must be very serious for the occupants and owners, some of whom lost nearly all they possesed.
June 23, 1888Ship NewsThe "Minnie Tobin" returned from St.John's last Saturday, making the run in about twenty-four hours. The "Bonny" also arrived Sunday, having called at Fogo and made a similar quick passage. The "Bonny" belongs to Mr. John LINFIELD and is engaged this season in the coasting business, between St.John's and various ports in this bay. Mr. LINFIELD has a good knowledge of the coast which, together with an excellent schooner, should secure for him the confidence of parties who may have merchandize, &c., to forward to the Northward.
June 23, 1888Ship NewsThe schooner "Ocean Traveller" owned by Messrs. WATERMAN & Co., arrived from White Bay last week, having been on a trading venture. She left here a few weeks before, three or four of which she was jammed in the ice. By her arrival we learn that two French vessels intend carrying on the Lobster business at Western and Southern Arms, White Bay. They have arrived there with a large number of men and boys and propose going into the business on an extensive scale. This is the first time, we believe, that this branch of fishery operations has been carried on by the French on that part of the coast.
June 23, 1888Ship RecoveryThe "Plover" was successfully floated by Mr. CONDON, and after a few days was reparied sufficiently to enable her to proceed to St.John's to go on dock. Mr. John BURTON one of the engineers last year, when the accident happened, and who nobly stood to his post, amid much danger, attended to the cleaning and fitting the machinery, &c., and took charge of that department going to St.John's. The "Plover" left here on Monday morning, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. HEYFIELD took passage by her. We don't know that the late owners are to be blamed altogether, but there appears to have been a great injustice on the part of some one, as that steamer might have been got up last Fall for a few hundred dollars, and taken her place as usual on the Northern route to the great convenience of the public.

June 30, 1888Methodist Meeting[This is an abbreviated version of the article]. The annual meeting of the Bonavista District of the Newfoundland Methodist Conference was opened at 11am on Monday, June 11th, 1888 in the Bonavista Church. …….. The roll being called, the followign ministers answered to their names: R.W. FREEMAN, G.C. FRAZER, J.B. HEAL, Geo. PAINE, W.R. TRATT, W.T.D. DUNN, J. EMBREE and W. REX. The District preceeded to ballot for the election it its officers which resulted as follows: -- Rev. R.W. FREEMAN - District Secetary; Rev. W.T.D. DUNN, Journal Secretary; Rev. G.C. FRAZER was nominated Assistant District Secretary; Rev. J.B. HEAL was nominated Financial Secretary pro tem., (the Rev. James NURSE being absent); Rev. W. REX was nominated to take charge of Reports on state of the work; Rev. W.R. TRATT was nominated to take charge of the Examination of Probationers. ........ ...after the meeting... the Rev. G. BULLEN and J. EMBREE led in closing prayers.
June 30, 1888New SteamerThe new coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived in St.John's on Saturday last, and we understand, that she will leave for the Northern ports on Thursday next.
June 30, 1888FisheryThe fishery in this neighbourhood has been bad up to date. In parts of Friday's Bay a little was done with hook and line, some days, but on the whole the prospect is gloomy, and all who possibly can, have either left, or are making preparations to leave, to try their luck by means of sailing craft. It is hoped that success will crown their hazardous undertakings.
June 30, 1888FisheryThe Evening Telegram of the 20th instant says: "Messrs. Mun… & Co,'s steamer "Iceland" arrived at Sydney, C.B. this morning, from Grady, Labrador. She reports the coast free from ice as early as the 3rd instant, and the weather favouable for operations when she left. Twenty vessels belonging to the fishing fleet had arrived there and others were on the way. Neither fish nor salmon had yet made their appearance.
June 30, 1888The MailsA Post Office notice lately issued from the General Post Office, and which will be found in another column, warns the public that "On and after 2nd day of July, all correspondence posted on board the coastal steamers, will require a late fee of one cent on letters, books or parcels, and half a cent each on newspapers, to be prepaid by stamp. Such mail matter if not paid willl be taxed double the amount of late fee, which must be paid before delivery."
June 30, 1888New SteamerA new steamer was lately launched in Fogo for R. SCOTT, Esq., to be called "Matilda", in place of the "Tibby" lost last winter. She was sailed to St.John's to be fitted with machinery. In referring to her, the Telegram of the 20th inst., says:- "Mr. SCOTT's new steam launch had her machinery placed on board in a remarkably short time, twenty hours, so correctly was the execution of the order for the apparatus adapted to the dimensions of the boat by Mr. James ANGEL, and to-day she went outside the headlands on a trial trip, exhibiting a good rate of speed on her way.'
June 30, 1888TemperanceIn our columns today will be found a paper on the question of temperance, by the Governor of the Penitentialy, J.R. McCOWEN, Esq., which he read before the C.E.T.S. in the Cathedral Hall, St.John's, during the past winter. It is an able production and contains facts from personal observation of the disastrous consequence of intemperance. If the ranks of Temperance workers were more conspicuously dotted with the support and sympathy of men in such prominent positions, the sufferings of many of our fellow-creatures, who are reduced to absolute misery and want, owing to strong drink, would soon be ameliorated, by its banishment from our land.
June 30, 1888FisheryThe steamer "Leopard" came here on Saturday last, and after a short detention left for the other ports of call, going as far as Griquet. She returned en route for St.John's Thursday evening. Messrs. J.W. OWEN and W.J. SCOTT went passengers by her. The "Leopard" reports a good sign of fish on the coast the North side of ...[remainder of article missing].
June 30, 1888DeathAt French Beach on the 23rd inst., Mr. Thomas BATH, aged 84 years.
June 30, 1888MarriageMarried. On the 25th inst., by the Rev. A. PITTMAN, Mr. John BURT to Miss Mary Jane POTTER, both of Samson's Island.
June 30, 1888MarriageIn the North Side Methodist Church, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. W. HARRIS, Mr. John Lockyard CLARKE, Black Island, to Miss Phoebe CHALK of Scissors Bay.
June 30, 1888New SchoonerThere is at present lying at the wharf fo Messrs. AYRE & Sons a beautifully modelled schooner called the "Anti Confederate". She is owned by Mr. Josiah MANUEL of Exploits and was built at the latter place during last winter. She is intended for the Bank Fishery, is about 65 tons, and will compare favorably with Nova Scotian built vessels. Her spars are very fine being of pine about 65 feet in length with scarcely a knot in them. They were cut twenty-six miles up the Exploits river. This schooner is a fair specimen of what can be accomplished in the way of shipbuilding in Newfoundland, and would, we feel confident, delight the eye of Captain CLEARY. The only thing in connection with her that seems out of place is her name. Friend Josiah ! You had better sub out the first two syllables. -- Evening Mercury June 14.

Name in RecordDescription of ErrorMy Name
CLARKE June 30, 1888. Marriage. John Lockyard CLARKE,is incorrect. The correct name is John Lockhart Clarke. John was born on 7 Jan 1860 in Crockers Cove, baptized on 7 June 1860 in Carbonear by the Rev. Christopher LOCKHART. This couple are my maternal great grandparents. Ivy Marie Flynn

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