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Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser

January 1891 - June 1891

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

Title varies:

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

Editor and proprietor:

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

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


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The records were transcribed by JILL MARSHALL,  JACK VERGE MONTGOMERY and SHERRY JONES, formatted by GEORGE WHITE in 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

January 3, 1891 MARRIAGEOn Tuesday morning, Dec 2nd; Portugal Cove: Rev. Theodore R NURSE, incumbent of Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, was united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Hannah L. WEBBER, daughter of William H. WEBBER, Esq. of Portugal Cove at St. Peters Church, by the Rev. Walter SMITH. The bridesmaids were Miss Susie and Miss Katie WEBBER, and the groomsmen were Mr. Henry BISHOP and Mr. John WEBBER Jr. Mrs. NURSE has been a zealous church-worker at the Cove, and will be much missed. Rev. Mr. NURSE came to take duty here for the Incumbent, during the sad time that he was ill at the hospital in St. John's last spring.
January 3 1891DEATHVeteran Seal Killer Departed: Captain Mark DELANEY, of Bay Roberts…Capt. DELANEY was fifty years employed in the business of the colony; for forty, in that long period, he sailed out of J. & W. STEWART's house; he also saw many years of service with John MUNN & Co., and in all that long period enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his merchants and men. He was father of Captain Patrick DELANEY, commander of the SS VOLUNTEER.
January 3 1891PASSENGERSThe coastal steamer CONSCRIPT, Capt. WALSH, arrived last night, having left St John's Wednesday morning. It not prevented by ice, she will go as far as Conche. The following were passengers: Messrs. J. MANUEL and son, James STRONG, Joseph STRONG, M. OSMOND and R. QUIRK. It is feared that by the time the CONSCRIPT gets back to St. John's this time the ice will prevent her from making another trip. This will be a serious matter as a large quantity of provisions, etc., were shut out, this time and unless another steamer comes supplies will be very short. In the interest of this important district, one of the sealing steamers should be dispatched direct, and we trust the Government will intercede and obtain this boon for us. Besides there are thirty or forty of our people who left here in craft who want to get back, and this would be the only chance for them.
January 3 1891STORMA correspondent writing from Point Limington (sic) (Dec. 4th) says: - We had a very severe storm here on Friday this 29th ult. Mr. PHILLIPS' large lumber loading wharf piers for securing logs, booms, and dam for floating logs at low water were all washed away and part of the track to the wharf. Mr. STUCKLESS lost two or three boats, John SHERRIN one wharf and a lot of gear, and my own wharf which will take $100 to replace was also washed away - in fact up here in still water the damage done will exceed over $500. The measles have been very bad also in this settlement but most of the people are now recovering. Mr. PHILLIPS has a smaller crew than usual in the woods but is going to lumber quite extensively on Gander this winter.

January 10 1891PASSENGERSOwing to the accumulation of ice and slob, the CONSCRIPT did not make the return call at some of the outports, which was, no doubt, a great disappointment to many. The government however, has determined to send another steamer North, should the state of navigation permit, and if we are favored with off shore winds we may look for another visit from the steamer...The passengers to St. John's from this port were: Messrs. J.P. THOMPSON, MHA, W. TOBIN, W. BLACKER, C. FINDLATER, and W. BYRNE.
January 10 1891AMERICAN HERRING FISH.…A large fleet of American vessels already sailed, or is soon about to sail, on the Newfoundland winter Herring fishery, mostly with the intention to secure cargoes of frozen herring, although several will, if the conditions are favorable, procure salt herring and make an early return. Nearly fifty schooners engage in this business ! What a lesson to us Newfoundlanders this is well fitted to teach - us who have almost everything in our favor ! Late dispatches from the Westward state that herring are very plentiful at Rencontre, Belloram, Black River, etc...Who will set the initiative here or elsewhere, and endeavor in real earnest to fan into active life the Newfoundland winter herring trade - and not have the lucrative business, as it at present is, practically in the hands of outsiders? We are pleased to learn that one of the St. John's firms has determined to make a move in the above direction, and the coming winter, will have vessels engaged in the trade aforesaid in Placentia and Fortune Bays.
January 10 1891LAND & SEA HARVESTSMr. MUTCH, of Musgrave Harbor, has been fairly successfully in his agricultural and lobster packing enterprises at that outport the past season. He has put up some 800 cases of lobsters. He also works 30 acres of land, and the crops of potatoes, turnips, parsnips and cabbages taken from them have been abundant and of good quality.
January 10 1891NEW APPOINTMENTSHis Excellency the Governor, in Council, has been pleased to appoint Messrs. A. WHYTE, L. THOMSON, R.D. WALSH, B. BOYLE, J. DULCHERY, to be a Board of Health for Little Bay, District of Twillingate; Messrs. James CHAMBERS (Burgeo Islands), John WARREN (Pinchard's Island), Benjamin FOOT (Tack's Beach), Thomas FOOT (Sandy Hr), and Michael TOBIN (Indian Island), to be a Road Board for Burgeo Island, District of Placentia and St Mary's; Messrs. PARSONS, Edward SLADE, to be a Road Board for Lush's Bight, District of Twillingate; Messrs. William LILLY, William BRADLEY, to be additional members of the Road Board of Exploits, Burnt Island, District of Twillingate; Messrs. Richard HAMILTON, John ROBERTS, to be members (additional) of the Road Board for Fortune Harbor, District of Twillingate; Mr. John WHEALIN, to be a member (additional) of the Road for Leading Tickles, District of Twillingate; Mr. David LEWIS, to be a member of the Road Board for Dominion Point, District of Twillingate; in place of James WINSER, deceased: Rev. W. TARAHAN, to be a member of the Roman Catholic Board of Education for Fortune Harbor, in place of Rev. R. Walsh (left the Island), and Messrs. John HAMILTON (Black Island), Michael BUTLER (Leading Tickles), to be additional members of the same board; Messrs. Richard PILGRIM (St. Anthony Bight), John COLBURN, (Little Brahma) to be additional members of the Methodist Board of Education of St. Anthony; and Mr. Alfred H. PEYTON, to be a Surveyor of Lumber at Twillingate, in place of Mr. W.G. PEYTON (left the Island).
January 10 1891MARRIAGEOn December 29, at the Methodist Parsonage, by Rev. R. W. Freeman, Mr. Augustus BURT, of Fridays Bay, and Miss Mary Ann SAMSON, of Black Island.
January 10 1891DEATHAt Tizzard's Harbor, on the 30th December after a short illness, George, son of Aaron BOYD, aged 25 years. His funeral took place New Year's Day, and was largely attended by friends and acquaintances.

January 17 1891MARRIAGEThe Rev. Mr. WINSER, well known in this community, having had charge of Herring Neck mission for several years, married a daughter of the late Dr. STIRLING, of this town.
January 17 1891STEAMER/PASSENGERSThe coastal steamer CONSCRIPT arrived here from the South on Wednesday morning, the 14th inst., at 10 a.m. She met with little or no obstruction in reaching this port, and, considering the lateness of the season, her arrival at the different ports must have given great satisfaction, and relieved the suspense of many passengers returning to their homes. She had several crews on board, who had left their vessels in St. John's for the winter, and if they could not have had the chance of reaching home, must unavoidably have remained in the capital or taken to the rackets and walked the long distance. After landing her mails, freight and passengers, the steamer departed again for St. John's. We understand that a resident of Fortune Hr., Mr. LANNEN, who had all his 'fit out' on board for a new schooner he is building, was compelled to land all the material here, as the Captain positively refused to proceed any farther North, though it was the general opinion that he could have safely got to Fortune Hr and back again by night. We sincerely regret the trouble and disappointment it must cause Mr. LANNEN, and it probably may have the effect of keeping 6 or 8 men idle during the winter, who would otherwise be in a position to provide for their families, and secure them from want. The Captain, doubtless, was working according to orders, and if so, we cannot blame him, but it is much to be desired that in cases like the one we allude to, he should be invested with a discretionary power, to act for the interest and convenience of the passengers, as well as for the owners. Under the circumstances it seems doubtful if the owners have not laid themselves open to an action at Law concerning of their failure to land the goods at Fortune Hr or Exploits, as the freight was fully paid at St. John's, and no ice to hinder the passage of the steamer. The Passengers to St. John's from this port were: Messrs. Thomas PEYTON, MHA and A. MANUEL.
January 17 1891DEATHSt. John's, Jan. 16th: a man named John MURPHY was killed Wednesday on board of the steamer INTERNATIONAL while discharging coals at MORRIS's premises, South Side.
January 17 1891BODIES RECOVEREDFour bodies belonging to the brigantine Lantana which was lost at Shag Rock, St. Mary's Bay on the 4th instant, have been recovered. She was bound here from New York at the time, with a cargo of hard coal.
January 17 1891STEAMER NEWSThe Viola, Capt. JOLLIFFE arrived Monday; Carthaginian yesterday from Liverpool; Conscript today.
January 17 1891DIPHTHERIA (HALIFAX)Two hundred persons died of diphtheria in Halifax last year.
January 17 1891FOR SALE(Advertisement): At Herring Neck, two Cod Traps, nearly new, belonging to the Estate of the late Henry MILES. For particulars, apply to Francis MILES, Administrator of Estate.
January 17 1891NEW MINISTER FOR TRINITY"The Vestry of Trinity Church… extended a call to the Rev. O.S.H. WINSOR, of Fairmouth, Minnesota, and on yesterday Judge CHEW received a letter from him, accepting the call. Rev. Mr. WINSOR was born and education in Newfoundland and for some years was an earnest and successful work in the Diocese. Since moving to Minnesota he has so impressed Bishop WHIPPLE that he speaks of him in his ecclesiastical reports as 'that indefatigable missioner'. His name was suggested to the Vestry by the Rev. C. Ernest SMITH, of St. Paul's Parish, Woodville, who knows him personally. Mr. WINSOR regrets that, in justice to the people of his present charge, he will not be able to be with us sooner than the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, viz., Jan 11th." The above is a cutting from the PRINCE GEORGE ENQUIRER, of Upper Marlborough, Maryland.... Mr. WINSOR has had but one church, situated in the heart of the town. He has a magnificent house with 25 acres of land, the best peach orchard in the neighborhood - altogether a very prosperous mission. The Rev. Mr. WINSOR referred to above is well known here. He was in charge of the Church of England Mission of Burin for some 12 years.
January 17 1891FOUGHT WITH OCTOPUS"Fought a Devil Fish Under Water": On Saturday morning the divers, Messrs. LLEWELLYN and McHARDY, who are engaged in repairing the water pipes in the Narrows, had a narrow and exciting experience of a fight with an octopus, commonly known as a devil fish.

January 24 1891SEALING NEWSDuring the week there have been several seals killed in the water by gunners, mostly bedlamers.
January 24 1891MEASLES & DIPHTHERIAA few cases of measles and diphtheria have lately appeared among the children of Back Harbor.
January 24 1891MAILThe first overland mail for the North left St. John's on Tuesday last, and may be expected here about the third or fourth of February.
January 24 1891L.O.A.The L.O.A. Anniversary will be observed on Tuesday next, weather permitting. Tickets can be obtained from either of the following members, viz: at the Arm: Adam POND, John ROBERTS, and Wm. ASHBOURNE; South Side - George B. NOTT; North Side - Charles MAYNE; price 40 cents each.
January 24 1891ACCIDENT (St. JOHN'S)A dreadful accident occurred on Saturday at Mr. BURKE's auction mart, Queen Street. The store occupied the high, four-storey, narrow building on the south west corner of that street and George's street. It has wide doorways on the front, on Queen street, for the purpose of receiving merchandise hoisted up outside. The victim of the accident, who is a TOPSAIL man, was making purchases, and having completed his business, he left and walked toward what he supposed was the open doorway to the street. Before he discovered his mistake he had stepped upon a vacant space and fell from the second-storey to the ground, a distance of some 20 feet. The poor fellow had an arm broken, one hip contused, and was severely injured by the shock... he was immediately taken to the hospital where today, his condition is spoken of as being quite favorable, and tending toward recovery. His name is SLADE.
January 24 1891DEATHDrowning of WALTER KEAN: Captain A. KEAN arrived here from Norton's Cove last evening and we learned from him a few particulars of the sad drowning of his son, Walter. The sorrowful occurrence took place on the 4th. inst. On the morning of that day, the lad, who although only 13 years old, tended his father's shop, said to his mother that he would like a little recreation and, as a pond in the vicinity was frozen, he thought he would go skating... he had not been gone an hour when his body was brought home a corpse. It seems that in the pond on which the boys were skating, is an eddy which seldom freezes over. Walter was seeing how near he could go to the edge of it, when one of his skates came off and he was thrown into the pool. His brother at once ran and got a branch of a tree which he put into the boy's hand, but he took no notice of it and sank without a struggle.
January 24 1891HR GRACE CATHEDRALThe sla?ing of the new Cathedral was completed on Wednesday last. The portion of the building which was under construction the past summer will…be opened for Divine Service on Christmas morning. Our Roman Catholic brethren have good reason to congratulate themselves on the rapid progress of the work. The exterior of both transepts is now as well completed...Mr. John CLARE of this town was master builder. Mr. Thomas GREEN of St. John's had charge of the stone-cutting, and did his work very much to the satisfaction of his employers; Mr. Michael TOBIN, Bishop MacDONALD's constant man of trust, conducted the framing and joining work. (from the Hr Grace STANDARD).

January 31 1891BY TELEGRAPH (Misc.)No steamer was procurable to send North without giving security for an enormous sum in event of being ice-bound, which the Government could not entertain.
January 31 1891SHIPPING NEWSThe Caspian, with buyers, arrived at Liverpool Wednesday.
January 31 1891DEATHJudge McNEIL, of Carbonear, died Saturday.
January 31 1891MARRIAGEAt Fogo, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. C.W. WHITE: Mr. George BAKER, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles GILL, Exploits.
January 31 1891MARRIAGEAt the same place, by the same, on the 21st inst., Mr. James WHITTAM, eldest son of Mr. William WHITTAM, to Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr. Simon GREEN.
January 31 1891MARRIAGEAt the same place, by the same, on the 24th inst., Mr. Benjamin ELLIOTT, second son of Mr. John ELLIOTT, Twillingate, to Honora, youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel GREEN.
January 31 1891DEATHAt Fogo on January 10th, James FITZGERALD, Esq., J.P., in the 78th year of his age.
January 31 1891DEATHAt Fogo, on the 28th inst., of gastric fever, Eliza Mary, fondly loved wife of John T. CROUCHER, Esq., J.P., aged 39; she is deeply regretted by all who knew her.
January 31 1891MONEY FOUND (Nova Scotia)Weymouth NS: December 12. James BROWN, living near Weymouth, in cutting down a willow tree near his place, found a purse containing $1000 in a hollow of the tree partly in bills, rest in gold. Mrs. PAYSON died at this place a few years ago, supposed to be worth considerable money which was never found. It is alleged that this was part of the money hid by Mrs. PAYSON before her death. The farm on which the old willow tree was cut and the $1000 found was formerly owned and occupied by William PAYSON, at one time a merchant at Weymouth, who died 12 years ago, leaving a widow and two sons - Walter and Randolph. Walter now lives at Joggins, Digby and Randolph near Weymouth bridge. Mrs. PAYSON was a sister of the late Hon. E.R. OAKES at one time M.P. for Digby and later a member of the legislative council. Her mind became affected by the sudden death of her husband and continued so until her death about 9 years ago. The farm was purchased from the sons some years ago by Jas. BROWN, the lucky wood chopper. The question of the ownership of the money is a legal one. But as possession is nine points of the law and as BROWN found it upon his own property, he will likely hold on to it - especially as the PAYSON heirs have no proof of how or by whom it was hidden there. The deceased William PAYSON was a brother of Adolphus PAYSON, who resides with his daughters, the Misses PAYSON, proprietors of the Central Hotel, 73 Granville Street, Halifax.
January 31 1891NOTICEPersons found trespassing on or destroying the property of the Hospital will be prosecuted according to the Law and any person giving information, leading to the discovery or conviction of parties so trespassing will be rewarded. F BERTEAU, Stipendiary Magistrate, Twillingate, Jan 3.
January 31 1891MEDICAL NOTICEThe Subscriber, thankful for the very liberal patronage bestowed upon him during the past seven years, begs to give notice that all accounts with yearly patients will be closed at the expiration of the current year, when all sums remaining unpaid will be placed for collection, without further notice, unless satisfactory arrangements are made. And he would further intimate that, having a carefully selected stock of Drugs, Medicines, &c, together with a well equipped surgery, he intends in the future to give exclusive attention to private and casual practice. Thaddeus SCOTT, M.D., Physician Surgeon, Twillingate, Dec. 28? 1890.
January 31 1891METH. Missionary MeetingWe are requested to announce that the annual Methodist Missionary Meeting will be held on Monday the 2nd of Feb., at Little Harbour, Tuesday the 3rd. in the North Side Church, Wednesday the 4th., in the South Side Church. Collections in behalf of Home and Foreign Missions will be taken at each meeting.
January 31 1891TEMPERANCE Anniversary"North Star" Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, Anniversary will be observed on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 10th, weather permitting. Tickets may be had from either of the following members: Chas. MAYNE, Norman GRAY, Rueben BLACKMORE, John Wesley ROBERTS, George ROBERTS, William NEWMAN, and W.J. SCOTT; price 30 cents each.
January 31 1891L.O.A. AnniversaryThe L.O.A. of Twillingate intended having their Anniversary on the 27th of January, but owing to the blustery state of the weather on that day, it was postponed till the following day…At 7.30 PM Bro. John DAVIS, W.M. of Loyalty Lodge was introduced as Chairman by the W.M. of Crosby Lodge. PROGRAM: Address - Chairman; Chorus - choir; Recitation - Bro. George SPENCER; Reading - Bro. J.W. ROBERTS; Song - Bro. C. MAYNE; Recitation - Master Arthur YOUNG; Reading - Bro. Jno. PURCHASE; Song - Dr. STAFFORD; Recitation - Bro. J. FIFIELD; Reading - Bro. S. BAIRD; Song - Misses NEWMAN, ASHBOURNE and SNOW; Recitation - Bro. A W SCOTT; Song - Bro. C MAYNE; Reading - Thomas YOUNG.
January 31 1891DEATHFogo Mourns; shortly before 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the 10th inst., surrounded by sorrowing friends and relatives, our venerable and worthy Magistrate, Jas. FITZGERALD, Esq., passed peacefully through the valley of the shadow of death, having attained the ripe old age of 78 years. He had suffered a great deal for the past two or three years, but did not resign his duties till within a few days of his death, when his illness compelled him to do so, and the news of his death was received with some surprise and regret. For over half a century he has occupied the honorable position of Stipendiary Magistrate, and was noted for his uprightness and integrity. Besides that, the duties of Poor Commissioner and Postmaster centered in him which he discharged with more than entire satisfaction. For the past few years, however, he has been assisted by his youngest son, Mr. Ambrose J. FITZGERALD, who is a general favorite. On Tuesday the 13th, High Mass was conducted by the Rev. Father WALKER in the R.C. Chapel...his remains were then conveyed to River Head and interred in the cemetery by the side of his beloved daughter, in the presence of a sorrowing multitude.
January 31 1891LOST, STOLEN or STRAYEDA peculiar article, at one time very fashionable, called "Patriotic Club". It was last seen somewhere in the neighborhood of Tickle Point, during the last year. Considered valuable only by the loser, and the finder is welcome to retain it as long as he chooses. Any information as to its existence, will greatly oblige. Yours truly, Busy Body.
January 31 1891STORY"The Mate had the Best of it". A good story is told of a well-known sea captain who has more than once visited this port. He always allowed his mate to keep the log. On one particular occasion the mate became intoxicated, and was unable to attend to his duty. As the mate very rarely committed the offence the captain excused him and attended to the log himself, concluding with this: "The mate has been drunk all day." Next day the mate was on deck and resumed his duties. Looking at the log he discovered the entry the captain had made and ventured to remonstrate with his superior. "What was the need sir", he asked, "of putting that down on the log?' "Wasn't it true?" asked the captain. "Yes sir; but it doesn't seem necessary to enter it on the log". "Well" said the captain, "since it is true it had better stand, it had better stand." The next day the captain had occasion to look at the log, and at the end of the entry which the mate had made was found the item: "The captain has been sober all day." The captain had the mate summoned and thundered "What did you mean by putting down that entry? Am I not sober every day?" "Yes sir, but wasn't it true?" "Why of course it was true." "Well then sir", said the mate, "since it was true I think it had better stand, it had better stand." (EVENING HERALD).
January 31 1891LOCALWe are pleased to see Mr. Frederick SCOTT back with us again, who comes to relieve his brother for a few months, Mr. A.W. SCOTT, Telegraph Operator. He was accompanied by his brother, the ice being so unsafe it took them three days to reach here.
January 31 1891ACCIDENT AT HALIFAXSEVEN LIVES WERE LOST: A Newfoundlander among the Dead. (A) terrible accident occurred at Cunard's Wharf Friday night…a sight of the wrecked wharf with the knowledge that a number of human beings lie pinioned below the water by a mass of coal of wood (sic) is sufficient to cause a shudder in the stoutest heart. About 45 feet of the center of the wharf is gone, leaving the harbor end and the shore end standing. It would appear as if the very middle of the wharf gave in first, for the outer top beams on each side resting on piles are still in position, but they are sagging inwards, showing that the wharf fell first in the center...It is not surprising that the unfortunate trimmers standing on the top of the coal went down to their death without a shout being heard, as the falling coal and suffocating dust would immediately smother them even if the very terror of their position did not dumbfound is now almost certain that seven were drowned and it may be that time will show an increase over this, placing the number at eight and even ten. The list of those drowned now stands as follows: Michael POWER, foreman, 33 years, 153 Albermarle St, married, leaving a widow and 2 children. He was a son of William POWER, of the customs department...his hat was found floating in the water by James LANNON. POWER was the only man who had the list of those working under him. Nicholas BALDWIN, 65 years, 19 Lockman St, leaves a widow and a large grown up family. Henry WISE, 22, colored, single, belonging to Cherrybrook, just below Preston. Cornelius HAYES, married, Gottingen St. John KELLY, colored, 235 Albemarle St, married, leaving a widow and four young children. Friday was his first night on the wharf and this case is a particularly hard one. John BROWN, colored, Albemarle St, recently married.. his body was recovered. BROWN formerly was employed as a driver for A. McDOUGAL & Sons. William DINN, 18 years, came from NEWFOUNDLAND a month ago via Boston. He boarded with an aunt, a Mrs. POWER, on Upper Water street. DINN's mother is dead, and his father is living in Newfoundland. His body was found Saturday afternoon. The bodies of John BROWN and William DINN were recovered by diver STONE and were removed to one of the storehouses on the wharf where they still remain.

February 7 1891Diphtheria in 1860In speaking of the ravages caused by diphtheria in St. John's during the past two years, we seem to forget all about the terrible mortality by this fell disease here 30 years ago. In 1860 diphtheria appeared in this city in a most malignant form, carrying off scores of people every week during its stay, the death-rate some weeks being appalling. From the 1st of June to the 17th of September, a period of 3 months and a half, between 800 and 900 persons died of diphtheria, and almost every person in the city was in mourning. These figures will be regarded with interest when placed beside the returns furnished by our present Board of Health for a similar period (TELEGRAM Jan. 16).
February 7 1891MARRIAGEAt Carbonear, on the 8th January, at the residence of Hon. J. RORKE, grandfather of the bride, by the Rev. T.H. JAMES, assisted by the Rev. S.J. HULL; Francis, second son of Rueben BEMISTER, Esq., J.P. to C.M. (Minnie), only daughter of the late Rev. John GOODISON.
February 7 1891MARRIAGEOn 14 January, at the Queen's Road Congregational Church, by the Rev. T.HODGKINSON, Henry C., third son of Peter WINDSOR, Esquire, of Aquaforte, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Captain CROSS of St. John's.
February 7 1891DIPHTHERIAThere are several new cases of diphtheria in town at present, two or three resulting fatally.
February 7 1891METH. MISSIONARY MEETINGThe Methodist Missionary meetings took place during the week. On Tuesday evening it was held in the North Side Church, on Wednesday in the South Side and on Thursday at Little Harbor. Rev. Mr. TRATT from Morton's Harbor Circuit, and Rev. Charles LINCH from Herring Neck being present at the different meetings.
February 7 1891SEALING FISHERY NEWSCaptain MILNE, last year of the SS Esquimaux, will not come to Newfoundland this spring to prosecute the seal fishery. His command will be taken by Captain PHILLIPS. The same four ships will come out from Dundee: Terra Nova, Aurora, Esquimaux and Polynia; they will leave the latter part of the present, or the beginning of next month (TELEGRAM).
February 7 1891DIPHTHERIAWe are glad to note the return to Town of Dr. SCOTT who has been on a protracted visit to Fortune Harbor (we understand at the instance of the government), where Diphtheria has been prevalent. We are glad to hear that the Doctor's efforts have been very successful, and that the dread disease had been stamped out, there being no case when he left.
February 7 1891ACCIDENT AT HR GRACEOn Wednesday morning a serious mishap occurred at the lower premises of Messrs. J. MUNN & Co. on board the steamer Vanguard by which William STEVENSON received serious injuries. The man was at work, with others, lowering the steamer's propeller into its place, and from some cause or other the fall or rope by which it was being lowered slipped off the winch barrel, STEVENSON was caught in the bight of the rope and knocked down. His fellow workmen ran to his assistance, and it was then found that he had received severe injuries - a broken leg, besides being heavily shaken. The injured man was conveyed home and Drs. ALLAN and MARTIN were in attendance. The bone of the leg below the knee is broken - the large bone in two places and the smaller in one place. The fractures were set, and by the latest report, the man is progressing favorably. (H.G. STANDARD).
February 7 1891EDUCATIONAL STATUS of the STRAIGHT SHOREChristmas Eve was observed at Musgrave Harbor in the very pleasant way of rallying our day scholars for the purpose of showing parents and friends what they (the scholars) had done and could do. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES: CLASS 1: Reading and spelling - Nora WHITEWAY; Grammar - Mark HAYWARD; History - Allan HAYWARD; Geography - Chas. WHITEWAY; Composition - Solomon HANN; Mental Arithmetic and Tables - Tobias ABBOTT; CLASS II: Reading and Spelling - Bertha WHITEWAY; Arithmetic - Harriet WHITEWAY. CLASS III: Reading and Spelling - Willie EASON; Arithmetic and Tables - Moses BRETT. CLASS IV: Reading and Spelling - Elizabeth HANN; Arithmetic and Tables - Moses BUTT. CLASS V: Reading and Spelling - Laura BRADLEY. CLASS VI: Reading and Spelling - Kenneth BRADLEY; General Improvement - Willis WHEELER. SPECIAL PRIZES: Regular attendance - Willis ABBOTT; Scripture Knowledge - Charles WHITEWAY; Consolation prizes - Annie BURT, George PARDY, and Noah HALLETT.
February 7 1891DEATH (Killed by a fall)John MURPHY, a resident of the West End, met his death last night on board the steamer International, which vessel is at present discharging a cargo of coal at the premises of M. MOREY I& Co, South side…it was about 11.30 when the accident occurred. MURPHY was the man whose place it was to stand on the skids over the vessel's hatch and empty the tubs of coal as they were hoisted up into the wheelbarrows by which it was brought to the wharf. He was standing at his post, and was in the act of taking hold of a tub, when he missed his footing in some way, and fell into the hold... The man fell full thirty feet right down to the keelson. The cry he made in falling called attention of his fellow workers to him, and a number of them descended to where he was. He was quickly lifted to the deck, but it could be easily seen that he was already dead or in a profound stupor, for he never moved or showed evidences of life... The remains were removed to the poor man's late home in West Water street, opposite the gas-house, from which place he will be removed for burial. The deceased, though living in St. John's for some time, was a native of Placentia Bay. He was a comparatively young man, under 40 years of age. He had been working with Messrs. MOREY & Co. for some time. He like a number of people who come here to the city, had found employment in various places as a 'handy man'. He was a sober and industrious man, and is spoken highly of by both his employers and fellow workmen. He was married some years since, but was a widower at the time of his death. He leaves one child, who is residing with its maternal grandmother in Logy Bay. By the way, could there not be some sort of rail built around these skids, used in discharging coal? Accidents of this nature do not often occur, but the fact that they can occur, renders it highly necessary that every rational precaution should be taken to prevent them.
February 7 1891EXPLOSION on steamer NEWFIELDThe terrible explosion on board the government steamer Newfield, 12 miles off Yarmouth, on Tuesday last, by which two Cape Bretoners and a Nova Scotian named ISNER were killed and five others wounded, was the kind of an accident that even those on board would never expect, and shows how uncertain life really is. The Newfield was down the Western coast supplying lighthouses, and when off Chebogue Point Tuesday afternoon, the powder magazine blew up with terrific force. William McRAE was instantly killed, and Daniel MORRISON died 2 days afterwards, both Cape Bretoners. Five other men, including Capt. GUILDFERD, were injured, some of them seriously. The ship was much damaged, portions of her deck and side being blown out.... During the summer the Newfield was engaged in laying a cable to St. Paul's Island, and the cutting of a trench through the rock there required a great deal of blasting, and a quantity of unused powder was left in the ship's magazine, where it is supposed that Daniel MORRISON the boatswain, who had access to the room, had carelessly left matches or a lamp, which caused the explosion. ALSO INJURED: John MORRISON: broken jaw, face, hands and body badly cut and burnt, will probably recover; Edward PARSONS, of Newfoundland, severely cut and injured, jaw fractured in two places; will recover; Thomas ISNER, boatswain of Halifax, badly injured, suffering from concussion, of the brain, died 4 days afterwards; D.A. SCOTT of Cape Breton, eyes, face and hands badly cut and burnt, will recover; Joseph ROSS, of Halifax, fireman, slightly injured. (HALIFAX HERALD).
February 7 1891SALVATION ARMY MATTERSLONDON Dec 26 - The TIMES announces that Commissioner SMITH, of the Salvation Army, has resigned. His resignation, the paper says, at this critical period in the history of the Army is most important, because Mr. SMITH, formed the one substantial guarantee that an earnest and businesslike effort would be made to secure the practicability of Gen. BOOTH's scheme of social regeneration. The secret authorship of IN DARKEST ENGLAND is now common knowledge, but the charitable hypothesis assigns General BOOTH the credit for having written at least two chapters of the book. General BOOTH's explanation is that he supplied a professional writer with the material for the work. The question whether General BOOTH, under these circumstances, was justified in allowing the book to appear as (if) it was written by himself, is one of the literary ethics whereunto we have no right to expect Gen. BOOTH to enter. We believe that when the whole story is revealed it will be found that the substantial parts of the scheme of city and farm colonies, originated with Mr. SMITH. Gen. BOOTH reluctantly accepting these statements, asserts that the ground of differences between Mr. SMITH and himself is that while Commissioner SMITH always opined that it was necessary to keep the social working scheme as distinct as possible from the religious work of the Salvation Army. Gen. BOOTH's method of inviting donations, despite his apparent willingness that the funds would be divided, leads to the mingling of all separate funds into one common fund, rendering it obvious that every contribution to a specific department sets a proportionate amount of the general fund free, to be spent at the discretion of Gen. BOOTH. Nothing but a sense of duty, the speaker continues, could have induced Commissioner SMITH to resign at so important a juncture. There must be something wrong with the scheme or the management of the funds. Those who promised donations are now entitled to withhold them until a full and satisfactory account of Mr. SMITH's resignation is given. He was the life and soul of the social reforming of the Army. It is likely his resignation is destined to be the death blow to Gen. BOOTH's more ambitious schemes.

Feb. 14, 1891General AssemblyThe second session of the sixteenth General Assembly of this Colony was opened on Thursday last by his Excellency Governor O'BRIEN, whose speech appears in our columns today, and for which we are indebted to the Hon. A.M. McKAY, Superintendent of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company.
Feb. 14, 1891Sons of TemperanceThe "North Star" Division, No. 15, Sons of Temperance, held their annual Festival on Tuesday last. Divine service was attended at the South Side Methodist Church, when Rev. R. W. FREEMAN preached a suitable discourse. Tea was prepared in good style. At the evenings meeting, addresses, recitations, dialogues, &c. composed the programme, an account of which will be found in another column.
Feb. 14, 1891Diphtheria ReportA Little Bay correspondent writing under the date of 27th ult. says:- Diphtheria here is much the same as when I last wrote you. The full number of cases would now be about 16. The Board of Health is very active in the discharge of their duty. But we think there is still room for improvement on the part of the men who tend on the houses where disease is. It is said they go in and hold conversation with the inmates and then come out and mix with people in places of worship and elsewhere. This ought not to be.
Feb. 14, 1891From Northern SLOBFrom Little Bay Mines Jan. 27, 1891. (To the Editor Twillingate Sun.) Dear Sir. -- We have been wondering, in this part of the district of Twillingate, why the Conscript did not bring us the mail on her last trip North. We are told she came as far as where your [?], and there landed the mail for this part of the Bay. Why this is we know not, and we would feel very glad if you could throw sufficient light on the subject to satisfy such benighted people as we, who live beside the dreaded slob covered waters. We wonder because up to the 19th of January we know of nothing to hinder this Company's steamer Perry going to any of the ports of call of the fearful Conscript for such she, her owners, or commander must certainly be, or something still worse. We would like to know if the Post Master General have any control over our Northern mails, or if Messrs. Harvey & Co. is running the entire job. If he has not, we consider his power very limited indeed, and we say no other man beside him takes the blame and no other man should have the power to lead him about as they please, to suit their own pockets. It is a [?] that to J.O.FRASER, Esq., we look for fair play in this very important matter: If Messrs. Harvey & Co. sent the Conscript at their own expense to acommodate the business men who ship largely by her, then certainly they deserve their hearty thanks, and of course we find no fault with.... [ several lines missing here. gw.] ... slob, would do his work satisfactorily to the people if possible and fear not what awaited him on his arrival at St. John's. The loss is somewhat considerable to all business men in this part of the Bay, especially to the Tilt Cove and Little Bay Mining Co.s. The company here intended shipping about $40,000 worth of copper which now must lay in store for six or seven months. This is a considerable loss to them as they had to get it put in boxes and casks to ship by Conscript, to ship as they usually do, boxes and casks would not be needed. Thus the delay caused by the mail is, no trifle to the sufferers and I am sure there is good ground for being annoyed. Hoping our winter mails will be pushed through with spirit and that our just claim will never be trifled with again. I remain, Yours very truly, NORTHERN SLOB.
Feb. 14, 1891St. John's News(Special to the Sun). St. John's, Feb. 12. On Friday evening last the Government party presented Honorable R. BOND with an address, accompanied with a magnificent clock as a token of esteem for his patriotic services, to which he appropriately replied. Sir Robert PINSENT lectured in the Athenaeum Monday evening. His subject was, "St. John's as it was, as it is, and as it will be," which was ably handled. An house belonging to a man name GUSHUE, of Whitbourne, was destroyed by fire Monday night with nearly all its contents. The first overland mail arrived Monday evening. We have had changeable weather here lately; on Saturday it was pouring rain, and Sunday it was freezing severly.
Feb. 14, 1891BirthOn the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. William BARRETT of a daughter.
Feb. 14, 1891DiedYesterday, of diphtheria, Robert, second son o William and Mary J. WELLS, aged 9 years. "The feeblest lamb amidst the flock, Shall be its Shepherd's care, While folded in his Saviour's arms, He's free from every snare."
Feb. 14, 1891DiedAt New Bay, Jan. 6th, Edmund John, only child of Peter and Elizabeth MOORS, aged 6 months and 25 days. "Gone to sing with the angels in Paradise."

Feb. 21, 1891Fire FatalitySt. John's, Feb. 20. Early Saturday morning a dwelling house occupied by John and George BADCOCK, Bay Roberts, was destroyed by fire. It started from the kitchen, and before the sleepers were aware the whole down stairs was in flames. George, whose part of the house was burning, dropped from a second story window to the ground; his wife passing the children out, going from window to sleeping room through flames until she rescued all except one, when her night dress, and that of the child in her arms took fire, and to save herself she had to jump, still retaining hold of her babe. Mrs. BADCOCK went through the burning house six times with a child in her arms each time, and when at last she was compelled to jump, had to leave a little eight year old girl to perish in the flames. In leaping from the burning house the heroic mother had one leg broken. BADCOCK's, who are struggling fishermen, lost everything. An appeal for charity on their behalf, was liberally responded to by many.
Feb. 21, 1891Man & Servant PerishFrederick SQUIRES and his servant, Lizzie NOSEWORTHY, left town for Broad Cove last Saturday evening, and being stormy they strayed from the path and drove into an open stream, Windsor Lake. SQUIRES body was found on the surface of the ice Monday, and search subsequently revealed a lamentable fact that the girl, horse and slide were on the bottom. It is surmised that SQUIRES had also fallen through but scrambled out and got frozen to death going to search for help.
Feb. 21, 1891Large FuneralRobert McNEILY, Esq., died Monday morning after a brief illness, deeply lamented. Funeral took place Tuesday afternoon attended by the Masonic Fraternity, Law Society, and a large concourse of citizens. The Masonic Fraternity attended St. Andrew's church Wednesday evening, when Rev. Brother GRAHAM preached an eloquent sermon, in aid of Tasker Educational Fund; the collection amounting to nearly one hundred dollars.
Feb. 21, 1891Local WeatherWeather intense lately, thermometer ten and twelve degrees below zero.
Feb. 21, 1891MarriedOn Feb. 8th, at the Church of St. James, A. and M., Change Islands, by the Rev. C.S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent and S. P.G. M., Mr. William PORTER to Miss Janet DOWALL.
Feb. 21, 1891DiedOn Jan. 31st, at Change Islands John CHAFFEY, aged 73 years.

Mar. 14, 1891Entertainment at ExploitsOn Thursday Feb. 5th an Entertainment was held in the Church of England School-room at Exploits. The School-room was well filled and the Dialogues, Songs, Readings, Solos and Recitations were very good and duly appreciated. The following is the PROGRAMME: Instrumental, (violins) Messrs. A SEVIOUR, F. PEARCE, W. SEVIOUR, and W. PEARCE. Song, 'Over Again' --- Choir. Dialogue, 'Confessing their faults.'--- Miss GILLET and Mr. W. SEVIOUR. Song, 'Our Jacks come home today,' --- Misses A. PEARCE, G. SEVIOUR. Reading, 'Juliet and Tibble Davison's Dispute,' --- Miss A. WINSOR. Song, 'The Conqueror' --- Choir. Recitation, "Guilty or not Guilty,'--- Miss Mary HOLDEN. Song, 'Annie Laurie,' --- Messrs F. PEARCE, A. SEVIOUR. Instrumental, Messrs F. PEARCE, A. SEVIOUR, W. PEARCE and W. SEVIOUR. Darkey Dialogue, (in Character) Messrs G.H. SEVIOUR and W. PEARCE. Song, 'Old Folks at Home,'--- Messrs G.H. SEVIOUR and W. PEARCE. Reading, "Jottings from Bad boy's Diary'--- Mr. Jabez MANUEL. Solo, 'Do they miss me at Home,' --- Mr. Fred SEVIOUR. Dialogue, 'Matrimonial Scenes' (in character) Misses A. WINSOR, G. SEVIOUR, and Mr. A. SEVIOUR. Solo, "Home Again' --- Rev. P.G. SNOW. Dialogue, 'Hard case' (in character) Messrs A. WELLS, F.PEARCE, F.SEVIOUR. Song, 'Love at Home' --- Choir. Address, Rev. P.G. SNOW. The singing of the National Anthem brought the Entertainment to a close and all dispersed well pleased with their evenings enjoyment. Many thanks are due to Mrs. SNOW for her kind assistance at the practice, etc. The proceeds which amounted to $5.43, will be devoted to a fund to puchase an Organ for the Church at Exploits.
Mar. 14, 1891Medical marvelDear Sir,-- In these days of abundant literature we very often note items of Surgical Science, but they are all happenings so remote from this island home of ours that one is often led to think and sometimes exclaim "I wonder if that is true!" We seldom see or hear of a case of important surgical operation done, I may say, in our midst. I therefore think the many readers of the Sun will be interested in a cleverly accomplished surgical operation that took place at Little Bay Mine this winter. One of our residents given an entirely new upper lip, in the person of Mr. Charles PHILLIPS. He had a cancer in the lower lip which had taken such root that it necessitated the removal of the entire lip! He applied to our esteemed Dr. Louis JOSEPH, who very coolly told him to wait a few days and prepare for necessary operation. When ready Dr. JOSEPH took with him R. WALSH, Esq., as an assistant, with two other gentlemen as lookers on. He did not wait for the assistance of a Bro. M.D., but went to work with the help just named. Very coolly prepared his patient and commenced work.. He first very successfully removed Mr. PHILLIPS' lower lip, apparently with little trouble, securing the ends of all arteries. He then commenced to form a new lip in the place of the one removed, which he succeeded in doing coolly, and I should say in a very scientific manner. The whole operation, the chloroforming taking up a large share of the time, was done in the space of about two hours. The operation was so skillfully accomplished that in about two weeks Mr. PHILLIPS was seen walking the streets, and two months after one would have to look closely to see the marks. We often hear of surgeons grafting with flesh or skin from one person to another but the above operation was accomplished without any such inconvenience. Mr. PHILLIPS' own cheeks supplying the loss. Dr. L. JOSEPH is only a young man although he has shown himself old in his skilful treatment of the above and many other serious cases and is likely, at no distant date, to make his mark. The writer has been at several operations but never seen better skill, coollness while at work, and tender care to give the least pain possible than Dr. JOSEPH displayed on the present occasion.
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsDEATH OF MR. MATTHEW DALTON: Dear Sir,-- Doubtless many of your readers, ere this, will have heard of the decease of an old inhabitant of this Bay, viz: Mr. Matthew DALTON, of Exploits, who at the ripe age of 82 years was called to his reward on Sabbath night February 8th. Mr. DALTON as many are aware, spent the whole of his long life in Exploits. Of the early part of his life we cannot speak particularly, but during the last 35 years he was known and respected as a sincere, upright Christian man. About the close of the old year (1890) Mr. DALTON was laid aside with what was supposed to be a slight cold, but which soon proved to be the final call to a brighter and nobler life above. As we witnessed the closing scenes of the Christian life were forcibly reminded of the words of the Psalmist "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." On Wednesday, Feb. 11th, the remains of this aged Christian were carried to the church and followed by a large procession of relatives and friends. Notwithstanding the severeity of the weather the church was crowded and a very impressive service was conducted, after which the immense congregation proceeded to the graveyard and committed the dust of the departed to the keeping of Him who is "the Resurrection and the Life."
Mar. 14 1891FIRE AT SELDOM-COME-BYA short time ago the dwelling house of Mr. Nicholas PENNY of Seldom-Come-By, was entirely burned to ashes. The fire originated about midnight in the kitchen, and is supposed to have been caused from ashes carelessly left in a barrel by one of the family just before going to bed. At midnight Mr. PENNY was disturbed by the cries of one of his children who was ill, and just recovering from the measles, and was going into the kitchen for some water when he discovered the fire. He immediately gave the alarm, removed the family and everything moveable about the house, but the fire spread rapidly, and soon the flames were in full possession and all hope of saving the house had to be abandoned. Next day, a subscription list was set on foot, and a fair contribution was put up among the neighbours to assist Mr. PENNY in replacing his loss, besides free labor volunteered. Mr. PENNY, I am informed, will solicit help from Fogo also.
Mar. 14, 1891Non-appearance of the SUNWe must appeal to the kind forbearance of our readers to offer our excuse for the non-appearance of the SUN during the last fortnight, but we feel certain that when we inform our friends that all the members of our staff have been suffering and prostrated from an attack of the measles during that time, that our excuse will be deemed amply sufficient and satisfactory. We promise to use our very best efforts to recover the lost ground, and to return soon to our usual routine and time of publication
Mar. 14, 1891Wesleyan CentenarySt. John's, March 5. Wesleyan Centenary celebrated here with considerable enthusiasm on Sunday, sermons having special reference to the life and labors of the Rev. John Wesley, M.A., preached in all Methodist churches. In the afternoon a Mass Meeting of the Sunday schools was held in the Gower Street church, when upward of one thousand children were present. Monday, being the hundredth anniversary of his death, memorial services were held, when crowded congregarions assembled to do honor to the memory of the great founder of Methodism. At ten o'clock social Divine service took place in Gower St. church. In the afternoon a lecture on Methodist Hymnology delivered by the Rev. P.G. STORY in the College Hall which was deeply interesting, being illustrated by selections rendered by united choirs of the Methodist churches. Meetings here held in the evening in Gower Street Church and College simultaneously, when able adresses were delivered by Revds. MORTON, COWPERTHWAITE, Dr. MILLIGAN, DAFFILL and ADAMS. The same speakers at both places, order of appearance being reversed; the collections at these services amounted to fourteen hundred dollars.
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsRev. Jeremiah O'DONNELL died at Conception Harbor, Friday night last, after a lingering illness; remains conveyed here by train on Monday and interred in the Belvedere cemetery attended by Irish society and an immense concourse of people.
Mar. 14, 1891MailOverland mail left Tuesday morning. Stormy yesterday; mail today.
Mar. 14, 1891Shipping NewsConscript sailed this afternoon for Halifax. All Dundee fleet arrived
Mar. 14, 1891SealingA large number of men are looking for berths to the ice.
Mar. 14, 1891News of Sealing SteamersGreenspond, March 13. Sealing Steamers battling out but no chance of them getting clear until a change. The Greenland and Vanguard are off Cabot Island. Sealing steamers sailed on the tenth, but could not get clear until the eleventh. Ranger, Daniel GREEN, Master, Walrus, Robert BRAGG, Falcon, Job KNEE, Kite, William KNEE, Leopard, George HANN, Wolf, Abraham KEAN, Iceland, William WINSOR, Hector, William BARBOUR. Greenland, and Vanguard sent men ashore on the ninth to clear out. The ships lying from six to eight miles off got clear on the evening of the tenth; Greenspond fleet on the evening of the eleventh.
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsOn the 11th inst., of measles, Lavenia Ellen, darling child of Joseph and Hannah HARBIN, aged 4 years. "Suffer little children to come unto Me."
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsAt Purcell's Hr., Lydia, the beloved wife of Thomas ANSTY, after a short illness of nine days, aged 50 years, leaving a large family to mourn her loss. Her end was peace.
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsAt Little Bay, on the 26th ult., of bronchitis, Alice Eugenie, infant child of Sergeant and Mary WELLS, aged 7 months. Our darling child was only given, To show the innocence of Heaven;--- Just lent awhile--- and then caught from us, Into the golden Land of Promise.
Mar. 14, 1891DeathsAt Little Bay, Dec., 1890, Georgina, daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann LEWIS, aged 3 years, also on Jan. 1st, Bessie BOYDEN, daughter of the above, aged 6 years and 3 months. "Safe in the arms of Jesus"

Mar. 21, 1891Loss of the "Rise and Go""When on the wide and boundless path Of desolation doom'd to flee, Say, sunk she mid the blended wrath Of stormy cloud or raging sea? Or where the laud but mocks the eye, Went drifting on a fatal shore? Vain guess all ---- her Destiny was dark ---- She ne'er was heard of more, Oh! were her tale of sorrow known, 'Twere something to the aching heart; The pangs of doubt would then be gone, And fancy's dreams would then depart. It may not be ---- there is no ray By which her face we can explore, We only know ---- she sailed away, And ne'er was seen or heard of more." The beautiful lines of the poetess bear a most faithful and painful resemblance to the fate of one of our fleet of schooner, the Rise and Go, of Twillingate, Thomas WARR, master, which left this harbor late last fall with a cargo of fish from W. Waterman & Co., and bound for St. John's, and has not been heard of. Doubtless, she succombed to the fury of the gale which sprung up a few days after leaving this harbor, but no positive or definite account of how, or where, or when she was lost or disappeared, has ever reached the anxious and sorrowing relatives of those on board, and all hope that any such news will ever reach them must now be abandoned. In the meantime we would offer to the afflicted mourners our deepest and heartfelt sympathy in this their day of sorrow and suffering, and we feel certain that a like wide spread sympathetic feeling exists in the hearts of the general community, where the lost ones were well known and esteemed. It might not be a difficult, but it would be a very melancholy and painful task for the imagination to picture the anxious waiting, the harrowing suspense, with the fitful gleams of hope that must at times have agitated the hearts of those despairing mourners, looking --- oh how vainly looking for the return of the missing and beloved ones to the homes now, so desolate and deserted; but we confess our inability to enter on such a painful task, or to dwell on the irreparable loss they have sustained. The missing ones are now we trust in "That land of pure delight, Where Saints immortal reign." And we know that all will reverently join us in commending the bereaved families to the guidance of One who has promised (and his promises are Yea and Amen) to be a husband to the widow, a father to the fatherless, a friend to the friendless, and a very sure refuge in every time of need. The six men composing the crew of the ill fated Rise and Go were the master, Thomas WARR, and two sons George and Daniel, Abraham EARLE, Elijah SHARPE, and Thomas SIMMS, who have left four widows and fifteen children.
Mar. 21, 1891LOCAL and GENERALThe Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., who has been visiting the scattered members of his flock at [?Loon} Bay, and other places, returned to town on Thursday evening.
Mar. 21, 1891Schooners ClearedThe following are the names of the schooners cleared for the seal fishery, from this port, up to date namely: Blooming Queen, John PRIDE, master; Iris, James YOUNG; Mary, Jonas CLARK; Stanley, Samuel FOX; Jewel, James HODDER.

Mar. 28, 1891Some Sealers ReturnSt. John's, March 26. The Neptune arrived from the ice fields Monday night with thirty two thousand seals. It is reported that nearly all of the steamers are well fished; they struck the seals on the 13th. inst. off Quirpon, and left for home on the twenty first. Several schooners were seen in the ice south of Grois Islands. The following have since arrived: Wolf, twenty six thousand, Hector, twenty eight thousand, Leopard fifteen thousand, Greenland, at Harbour Grace, twenty two thousand.
Mar. 28, 1891House of AssemblyA large number of petitions were presented to the House of Assembly a few days since praying for woman suffrage in liquor question. About fifty ladies of the Womens Christian Temperance Union marched in procession to the Colonial Building headed by Lady THORBURN and Mrs. PETERS, in carriage and were present when the petitions were presented.
Mar. 28, 1891MailNorthern Mail arrived on Friday last.
Mar. 28, 1891DeathOn Tuesday, March 24th, of Measles and Bronchitis, Maryanne PRIDE (Minnie) darling child of James and Rowena ANSTEY, aged 3 years. This tender bud so young and fair, Called hence to early doom, Just cause to show how sweet a flower In Paradise could bloom.
Mar. 28, 1891Road Grant ExpenditureIt is to be regretted that of late years, the road grant has been diverted from its original purpose, and has, in numerous instances throughout the colony, been used as a pauper grant, rather than for the legitimate object for which the Legislature has voted the money. This has been the case more so within the past four or five years, than for many years previously, and in numerous instances has had a most demoralizing effect upon the people all over the country. The practice has not been confined to any particular district, but we believe in all, without exception, the road grant has had to be drawn on in order to relieve those who have been reduced to destitute circumstances, and as a consequence, there has been a good deal of imposition, for when once the door was open, many who were not in actual need claimed that they were also entitled to a share of the givings out, and participated to some extent in the money which should properly be expended in making and repairing roads and bridges in and around their locality.

April 4, 1891Gander Bay (Part 1)This magnificent Bay, more than any other Bay in the North, has retained its natural and undisturbed repose. Why it has been so neglected it is difficult to say. But although, it is the last to receive the magic touch of trade, yet it may in the near future, equal and excel its rivals. The chief inhabitants are to found near the mouth of the river. Here the stakes indicate that the salmon nets are plentiful. By this fishery the people get their living. Land there is in abundance; but there is scarcely a garden to be found. So utterly have the settlers lacked enterprise, that in the midst of plenty they are poor, and seem destitute. The right class of settlers would have had farms, cattle and good houses; and long before this that noble stream would have been adorned on each side with comfortable homesteads, schools and churches. At last the change has come, or at least a bright promise thereof. We often complain that our monied men leave this poor country and spend their wealth in a fairer clime. This is one grand exception and that is, --- Mr. PHILLIPS. He, a Twillingate man, obtained his fortune in Canada, but has come back to invest it in his native place, and thus help his country, and his countrymen. Here we have a noble example for others to copy. In a few months land has been cleared, houses, shops and offices have been built; and the largest mill in Newfoundland is being erected. It is 120 ft. by 50 ft., the main building, and several lesser structures are attached to it. A large house, on a high point, with a magnificent view has been erected for Mr. PHILLIPS. It is now occupied by Mr. G. PHILLIPS and the architect of the new buildings. There is such an immense sweep of country that any amount of lumber will be obtained. On the shores of the noble lakes, all connected by the river, is a grand supply of wood for many years; and it is probable a steamer may be placed in the largest for towing the rafts of wood.
April 4, 1891Gander Bay (Part 2)So promising is the outlook that a second mill is going up under the management of a P. E. I. gentleman. It however, will be much less than the other. At present a large number of very poor people have flocked to this new centre of enterprise. However, it is to be hoped, that as most of them have obtained work, they will avail themselves of the natural resources of the place. The school master, Mr. ROWSELL, has been clearing quite a large piece of ground, and in this respect therefore he has taught the people the secret of comfort and success. Mr. DALTON, who has been superintendent of the various departments, has added to his many duties the task of building a 120 ton schooner. Thus, at last, the silence of Gander Bay will be broken; vessels and steamers will be plying up and down the 25 miles of peaceful waters, amidst scenes of industry and homes of comfort. It is a good thing now, when almost every pushing man is talking of leaving the country, to see some efforts being made to retain our men with abiding labour; and how gracefully such an effort comes from one of our own countrymen, a native of the neighbourhood. A church willl be soon erected at the mouth of the river. A most beautiful position; the very surroundings will assist the worshippers in their devotion. At present Divine Service is held in a large and comfortable office. On the 24th a Methodist Missionary Meeting was held, and on this new ground the collection, we are glad to say amounted to $16.45. The deputation had a walk of 36 miles there, and owing to bad travelling he had to foot the 36 miles again as the horses could not travel. Mr. PHILLIPS has promised $100 for the church. Henceforth, may Gander Bay be the centre of much labour and successful enterprise; and if I may meekly suggest, I would name the new settlement in honour of the founder, --- PHILLIP'S Town.
April 4, 1891An AcknowledgmentACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF KINDNESS. (To the Editor of the Sun). Dear Sir : --- Kindly permit us through the medium of your journal, to publicly acknowledge the kindness shown us by Messrs. PELLY, MOORES, MAIDMENT, J.COMPTON, JAMES DALLY, THOMAS WHITE, W. POND, and their families, on the evening of the 17th inst, when we were driven in the storm to take shelter with them. Everything that could be done to refresh us and make us comfortable was done by these Twillingate Arm folk, in fact they could not seem to do enough to add to our comfort. To these good hearted people who treated us so kindly we can only offer our heartfelt thanks and pray that the Almighty may reward them for their generous treatment of us; and that should they or thiers, ever be in the same pitiable condition as we were on that evening, they may receive the same kind assistance and hospitality as they so willingly gave us. We are, sir, on behalf of selves and partners, Yours very truly, John WARREN, SR., George WATKINS, Darius WARREN, Phillip MILES, John HUSSEY, Joseph STUCKEY, James FUDGE. Herring Neck, March 20.
April 4, 1891Shipping HerringFrom a correspondent we received the following item which will be important to many of our people. The market for herring is fair if attention is paid to the package: --- " We trust that shippers are impressing on their different coopers the necessity of having strong barrels for next season. We also hope you are insisting on the coopers notching and locking the hoops instead of tying them; you will never get the proper package till this is done." STEWART MUNN & CO.
April 4, 1891Methodist ConventionMETHODIST SABBATH SCHOOL CONVENTION. Tuesday last was marked by interesting services in connection with the above movement. In the afternoon about thirty officers and teachers, or about two-thirds of the number engaged in our four Twillingate schools, (Fridays Bay on account of distance not represented) met in the South Side schoolroom, and after fraternal greetings, devotional exercises, and reading of scriptures, interesting papers on school subjects were read by Revs. J.K. KELLY, R.W. FREEMAN, and MR. SCOTT, Superintendent North Side School. After each essay lively discussions took place and the whole service was rendered pleasurable and profitable to all. In the night the North Side Church was well filled by scholars and friends, and an impressive Evangelistic service, especially for the young, was held. Short earnest addresses were given by Ministers and Superintendents of schools, and suitable hymns sung. The necessity of decision for God in early life, was the leading thought of the speakers, and the burden of the prayers that our Great Master would convert the children, and no doubt the good result of those services will be felt in the future work of home and school.

Apr. 11, 1891Mail ReturnedThe mail couriers which left here for Fogo on Monday last, returned Thursday evening, being prevented by ice from getting any further than Change Islands.
Apr. 11, 1891Sealer ReturnsThe schooner Stanley, which cleared from this port about the 1st of March for the seal fishery, and reported drifting around Fogo a few days since, got clear yesterday, arriving at Seldom-Come-By almost clean. Captain FOX reports other Twillingate craft with nothing.
Apr. 11, 1891New Road ChairmanWe are requested to state that Mr. Matthias HAYWARD has been chosen Chairman of the Twillingate Road Board, in the place of Mr. S. BAIRD, who has resigned the office on account of his removal to another sphere of duty.
Apr. 11, 1891Gun ExplodesLast Monday afternoon a young man named Albert HARRIS aged 19 years, son of Mr. Thomas HARRIS, of Black Island, on firing at a target, burst his gun immediately under the palm of his left hand, carrying away nearly the entire hand. The following morning he was conveyed by boat to Sansom's Island, and thence by catamaran to Twillingate coming by way of Cottel's Island, Carter's Cove and Trump Island Necks to Gillard's Cove, arriving at Twillingate by 9 o'clock in the evening. The poor fellow was immediately conveyed to Mr. James BOYD'S of North Side, and was a few minutes afterwards seen by Dr. STAFFORD who on careful examination decided not to operate until the next morning. Wednesday morning Dr. STAFFORD assisted by Revs. TEMPLE and KELLY and the Relieving Officer, Josiah COLBOURNE, Esq., amputated the remainder of the hand to about 3 inches above the wrist joint. Last reports state that the young man is progressing favourably.
Apr. 11, 1891Sealing DangersThursday morning the wind and weather proving favourble, a large number of our people went off on the ice to endeavour to procure a haul of seals. It was considered by those on shore that the chances were entirely in favour of such a result. During the day, however, the ice slacked off, the wind shifted, a heavy sea arose, and as we learn from the men, lakes of water made and separated them greatly. Towards night great alarm and excitement was occasioned on shore by the non-appearance of the breadwinners, and wives were anxiously looking for the return of their husbands and sons. Unable to bear the pressure of suspense, they hurried to Long Point to seek intelligence of the missing ones. We are, however, pleased and grateful to know that all have returned and restored to their homes, but in many cases after most miraculous escapes. We cannot withold a high need of praise to R.D.HODGE, Esq., who at once placed the schooner Firefly in the hands of resources, and fitted her out with the necessary supplies to proceed in search of the men, but happily her services were not needed, as all hands got ashore as stated above. Still this detracts nothing from the generosity and kindness of Mr. HODGE who richly deserves the thanks of a grateful community. Many of the men of the harbour whose names are most worthy of record, worked all night with the most praiseworthy activity in fitting out the schooner and getting boats ready for the rescue, and though their voluntary services were not required, still they no less deserve the thanks of our townsmen, which, no doubt, will be fully accorded them.
Apr. 11, 1891BirthOn the 10th inst. The wife of Mr. J. OAKLEY (Shoemaker) of a daughter.
Apr. 11, 1891MarriageOn the 5th inst., at St. Mary's Parsonage, Herring Neck, by the Rev. S. CHAMBERLAIN, Incumbent, and M.S.P.G., Mr. Benjamin DAY (of the Newfoundland Constabulary) to Emily, youngest daaughter of the late Henry MILES, and Post Mistress at Herring Neck.
Apr. 11, 1891DeathOn the 9th instant, Eliza, beloved child of Thomas and Agnes YOUNG, aged 11 months. Tender Shepherd, Thou has stilled, Now Thy little lamb's brief weeping; And, how peaceful, pale, and mild, In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping; And no sign of anguish sore, Heaves that little bosom more.

Apr. 18, 1891Back from SealingThe schooner Iris, James YOUNG, master arrived from the seal fishery on Thursday, to the firm of E. DUDER, Esq., with between three and four hundred old and young seals.
Apr. 18, 1891 Two Men LostWe deeply regret to announce the loss of two of the crew of the Blooming Queen, John Pride, master, supplied by Messrs. OWEN & EARLE. We understand that the painful accident was caused by the breaking of a line connecting the schooner with an island, the weather being very rough at the time. The men's names were: John DAVIE, of Fogo, leaving a wife and one child, and a PIDDLE of Pierce's Harbour, a young unmarried man. We offer our sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of the lost ones.
Apr. 18, 1891 More Sealing NewsThe first arrivals of our sealing schooners to this harbour was on the 12th inst. The Endurance, John HACKETT, master, bringing the crew of the Mary, Jonas Clarke, master, which was wrecked about 20 miles off Cape John. The Endurance had only a few seals, but the Mary had about 130 on board which were saved. The Volunteer arrived on Monday 13th inst. bringing the crew of the Jewel, James HODDER, master, the latter vessel was wrecked on the Gull Island, Cape John, and we understand the greater part of her gear was saved. Also on Wednesday evening the crew of the Lilly Dale, William SNOW, arrived in their boats having lost their vessel about 3 miles from Baccalieu, saving only the sails and portions of her rigging; crew all saved.
Apr. 18, 1891 Vessel ListList of Vessels Cleared for the Sealfishery, 1891, supplied by Owen & Earle: Blooming Queen, John PRIDE Master, 52 tons, 17 men. Supplied by E. Duder: Iris, James YOUNG Master, 51 tons, 19 men. Mary, Jonas CLARK Master, 52 tons, 19 men. Lady Blandford, E. BLANDFORD Master, 73 tons, 17 men. Turtle, Thomas ASHBOURNE Master, 41 tons, 18 men. Supplied by Waterman & Co.: Stanley, Samuel FOX, Master, 62 tons, 21 men. Jewel, James HODDER Master, 52 tons, 19 men. Emeline, Charles BRETT Master, 44 tons, 15 men. Volunteer, Elias DALLY Master, 42 tons, 18 men. Lily Dale, William SNOW Master, 48 tons, 16 men. Total: 490 tons, 182 men. A. J. PEARCE, Sub Collector.

Apr. 25, 1891NOTICEAny Person or Persons without Authority, found interfering with Spars, Saw Logs, or Timber of what kind so ever, seen or floating down the Gander River or Bay, and said Spars, Saw Logs, or Timber, belonging to the undersigned, or with his mark upon the aforesaid Timber, Spars, or Saw Logs, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Mark, V. Y. V. J. W. PHILLIPS. Gander River, March 13.
Apr. 25, 1891AdvertisementThe ODELL TYPEWRITER: $20 will buy the ODELL TYPEWRITER with 78 characters. $15 for the SINGLE CASE ODELL, warranted to do better work than any machine made. It combines simplicity with durability, speed, ease of operation, wears longer without cost of repairs than any other machine. Has no ink ribbon to bother the operator. It is neat, substantial, nickel plated, perfect, and adapted to all kinds of type writing.
Apr. 25, 1891Close Time for FishFor Salmon from the eleventh September to the thirteenth April, in each year both days inclusive. For Lobsters from the fifth August to the first April in any year for the purpose of being canned. For trout, landlocked salmon, or any freshwater fish, in any lake, river, or stream from the fifteenth September to first December in each year. Any person acting in contravention of the provision of these Acts, shall incur the penalties of the Law provided in such cases. F. BERTEAU, Stipeniary Magistrate, Police Office, Twillingate, February.

May 2, 1891 Sealing NewsThe Nancibel, Mr. George BLANDFORD, which left here about a month ago on a trading venture, from the firm of E. Duder, Esq., returned on Saturday last with a full load of old seals.
May 2, 1891 Thanks to The Rev. PILOTThe Rev. W. PILOT, B.D., Superintendent of the Church of England School, will please accept our thanks for a copy of his excellent report for the year ending December 31st., 1890
May 2, 1891 Torpedo Boat to St. John'sWe learn from Chatham Observer that orders have been received at Chatham Dockyard, for No. 61 torpedo boat to be immediately prepared for sea. She will be sent to St. John's, Nfld.
May 2, 1891 Norwegian Cod FisheryThe Norwegian Codfishery, latest advices say, up to April 11, aggregated 31½ million fish (about 525,000 qtls) against 40 million (about 766,000 qtls) for the corresponding period of last year. This is nearly 50 per cent short - about 244,000 quintals, A poor result, it must be owned - Harbour Grace Standard.
May 2, 1891 PassengersThe S. S. Concript, Capt. WALSH, arrived here on her way South on Saturday last at 7:30 p.m. The following passengers embarked here: - Rev. Mr. HOWELLS, J. B. TOBIN, Esq., Messrs. F. LINFIELD, R. S. ROBERTS, W. BAIRD, and W. NEWMAN. Mr. Alfred WELLS and Miss Bessie PEARCE also took passage en route for Toronto, Canada.
May 2, 1891 DeathsOn the 26th ult., Minnie Rose, darling child of George and Mary Ash LOYTE, aged 2 years and nine months. Wherefore should we make our moan, Now the darling child is dead. She to rest is early gone, She to paradise is fled.
May 2, 1891 DeathsAt Triton, on the 15th ult., after a short illness of diphtheria, Lucy WINSOR, aged 19 years. Farewell dear friends, a long farewell, We never shall meet no more, Until we rise with Christ to dwell, On Zion's happy shore. I am going into my Heavenly rest, My Saviour and my all, He seeks to call me to His arms, And I'll obey his call.
May 2, 1891 By Telegraph(Special to the Sun.) St. John's, May 1. Fortune Bay fishermen, with armed force, attempted to defy the law and sell bait to the French. The Conscript had to be despatched on Tuesday evening with additional protection, and arrived back today. She is expected to arrive North six o'clock tomorrow evening. The Sealing Bill was rejected in the Legislative Coucil by a few self-interested monopolists; strong indignation prevails in consequence. Hons. PITTS, RENDELL, MACKAY, and ANGEL voted against the measure; Hon. Dr. SKELTON and Sheriff TALBOT voted for it. The Legislature prorogues in a weeks time.

May 9, 1891 Loss of Ship(Special to the Sun.) By Telegraph. St. John's, May 8. The Swedish barque, Helga, was lost at Renews Island on Friday night, and eleven of the crew met watery graves; only one survivor who was washed ashore, and rescued from the island next morning at great risk. The vessel had over five hundred tons of sand ballast, and was bound for Quebec. The night was very dark and foggy, and a tremendous sea running at the time of the sad disaster.
May 9, 1891 Note From The Triangle(Special to the Sun.) Tilt Cove, May 6. By overland mail yesterday we received the following from Patrick FINLAY, courier, being a copy from the original which was picked up in a bottle at Harris Harbour a few days ago: November, 1887. "Barquentine Triangle left Swansea for Newfoundland. She encountered dense fog, she struck on the Snap Rock. We take to the boats. Our chances is but small, but will trust to a stronger hand." Charles BLACKLER, Chief Officer.
May 9, 1891 DeathOn the 24th April, at Mol Mir, Little Bay Mines, Notre Dame Bay, Alice Jane DUDER, wife of Dr. Louis E. JOSEPH, M.B., C.M.
May 9, 1891 New AdvertisementA sale of work will take place in the fall, for the purpose of raising funds to renovate and furnish, the South Side Methodist Church. Donations of money, plain or fancy articles of any kind, will be thankfully received by the following who form the Committee: - Mrs. Andrew LINFIELD, Miss MINTY, Mrs. Thomas LINFIELD, Miss HODDER, Mrs. Alfred LINFIELD, Miss Lizzie SMITH, Mr. Titus JENKINS, Miss Agnes SMITH, Mrs. Samuel YATES, Miss CHURCHILL, Mrs. Rachel PARSONS, Miss Rose GILLETT, Mrs. Sarah ROBERTS, Miss Olivia VERGE, Mrs. Mary KNELL, Rev. J. K. KELLY, Mr. John DAVIS, Mr. John MINTY, Mr. John ROBERTS, Mr. John LINFIELD, Mrs. R. W. FREEMAN, President. Twillingate, April 24.
May 9, 1891 Local and GeneralThe Blooming Queen, John PRIDE Master, which left about the 5th of March, arrived here Tuesday morning to the firm of Owen & Earle, with only 12 seals.
May 9, 1891 Melancholy EventA melancholy occurrence occurred at Tizzard's Harbour on the 7th inst., resulting in the death by hanging, of Edward CANTWELL. This melancholy event terminates a sad list of casualties occuring in one family, which seldom falls to the lot of the journalist to record. The deceased was the only surviving son of the late John CANTWELL, Merchant, well and favourably known. The deceased's brother Nicholas, was killed last Fall, at Little Bay Mines, by falling down a shaft 200 feet. Another brother was accidentally shot on his father's room, another was drowned, and a fourth and fifth died of consumption. Of their sisters, two of whom died of consumption, only one survives. The deceased, no doubt being unable to bear up under such sad family afflictions, as also the death of his father and mother all within a few years, became so despondent that the burden of life was just too heavy to bear, and while laboring under temporary insanity, terminated his existence in the cool manner in which the insane so often evince. Since the death of his brother, Nicholas, he ceased to take an interest in his affairs, during the Wnter he was the prey of melancholy. For some time previous to his death nothing unusual occurred. The arrival of his brother's effects by the steamer, from the Mines, evidently added to his former grief. On the day of his death, the deceased took his dinner with his family as usual. Sometime after, he went into his net loft and selected a suitable cord, prepared the noose, and stepping on his brother's trunk, affixed it by three turns around a beam and holding one end of the cord in his hand, stepped into eternity. He was found with his feet resting on the floor, his body reclining, and his neck within the fated noose. The cries of his eldest daughter about 15 years old, who missing her father, sought him in the loft. The sight produced such cries as soon alarmed the neighbours who instantly came to her relief, and on going to the loft, cut down the lifeless remains. A magisterial enquiry was held by the Stipendiary Magistrate, F. BERTEAU, Esq., at the house of the deceased, on the 8th inst., when, after examining several witnesses, and Dr. SCOTT who was present, arrived at the conclusion that the deceased committed the act while labouring under temporary insanity. The grief stricken widow, and his three young daughters have the heartfelt sympathies of the neighbours and community.

May 16, 1891 Queen's Birthday HolidayHis Excellency the Governor has appointed Monday the Twenty-fifth day of May, for the celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
May 16, 1891 Rev. P.G. SNOWThe Rev. P. G. SNOW, Incumbent of Exploits, is at present in this city. During the week, he passed a most creditable examination for Priest's orders, the examiners being Rev. A. C. F. WOOD, M.A., and Rev. J. J. CURLING, M.A. The Rev. Gentleman will remain in town for a few days - Evening Herald.
May 16, 1891 PassengersThe coastal steam Conscript, Capt. WALSH, with mails and passengers for the North, arrived on Thursday morning. She goes as far as Griquet and may be expected here, returning to St. John's, tomorrow or Monday. Subjoined is the passenger list : - Catalina, Dr. SKELTON and Miss COWEN. Trinity - Mrs. CROSS. Kings Cove - James RYAN. Greenspond - Capt. WINSOR and wife, Capt. KEAN and wife. Dr. MURRAY and A. MACMILLIN. Seldom - Come - By - Thomas DUDER, wife, family, and servant, and Miss R. EARLE. Fogo - J. O. WATERMAN, J. W. HODGE and A. FITZFERALD. Twillingate - J. B. TOBIN, Esq., T. PEYTON, M.H.A., Adjutant JEWER, S.A., and Cadet EARLE, S.A. Exploits - Mr. BRIEN, Mr. CLARKE, and Miss HAMILTON. Little Bay - B. LANGMEAD and Mrs. COBB. Tilt Cove - G. ALLEN and W. CUNNINGHAM. 40 in steerage. From Fogo to Coachman's Cove - Mr. F. D. SCOTT.
May 16, 1891 AdvertisementAdvice to Mothers. Are you disturbed at night and broken of your rest by a sick child crying and suffering with pain of cutting teeth? If so, send at once, and get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup For Children Teething. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately. Depend upon it mothers, there is no mistake about it. It cures dysentery and diarrhea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, reduces inflammation, and gives tone and energy to the whole system. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children Teething, is pleasant to the taste, and is the prescription of one of the oldest and best female nurses and physicians in the United States, and for sale by all druggists throughout the world. Price 25 cents.
May 16, 1891 Salvation Army BenefactorA widow lady who died lately at Glasgow, Scotland, has left the magnificent sum of £60,000 to General BOOTH on behalf of the work of the Salvation Army.
May 16, 1891 Amendment to Mineral LawsHon. Surveyor General's Report: Since the present Government assumed power, we venture to pronounce that no departmental official has evinced deeper interest in the affairs immediately appertaining to his office, than has the Surveyor General (Hon. H. J. B. WOODS). On all occasions he has manifested a desire to promote the best interests of the country in matters connected with the Crown Lands Department, and so far as it was in his power, has striven to give general satisfaction. The report for the past year, which he has recently laid upon the table of the House, is the best that has emanated from the head of that department for some years. It contains information and suggestions of a practical character, particularly relating to mineral lands, clearly demonstrating that Mr. WOODS is fully alive to the great importance that is to be attached to the encouragement of the colony, which to encourage the development of our mineral resources, when if properly encouraged would prove a source of wealth for the maintenance of a large proportion of the population, hundreds of whom are compelled to leave their homes to seek a livelihood in foreign lands.
May 16, 1891 DeathOn the 5th inst, at Sleepy Cove, George, son of Mrtha and the late John DOVE, aged 22 years.

May 23 1891 Coastal Steamer Report The S.S.Conscript left St. John's this morning for Northern ports. The coastal steamer Conscript, Capt. WALSH, arrived from the North on Tuesday last, and, being prevented by ice, could not get any farther than Goose Cove.
May 23 1891 Poor Fishing There has been a poor sign of cod fish in our neighbourhood up to the present. On Wednesday morning a few were jigged by Crow Head men, but in many places, scarcely any were to be caught at all.
May 23 1891 Death at Fogo At Fogo, on Saturday evening last, the 16th inst., Mahala, beloved wife of John G. LUCAS, Sub Collector of Customs, passed into rest at the ripe old age of three score and ten years. She was buried Tuesday beside her two sons and two daughters, in the old Churchyard at Riverhead. The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. D. ABRAHAM tomorrow (Sunday) evening.
May 23 1891 Little Harbour School On Wednesday, May 20th at 3 p.m. a public examination of the Methodist School at Little Harbour was superintended by the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, Chairman of the Twillingate Methodist Education Board. At the above mentioned hour a number of bright, intelligent looking boys and girls were present, eagerly anticipating the examination, and the ditribution of prizes which was to follow. The proceedings commenced by the singing of "Over There," etc., which was well rendered by the teacher and children, followed by prayer. After which a number of the scholars readily recited many texts of Scripture, thus showing their acquaintance with the Bible. The Chairman then proceeded to examine the scholars in the various subjects in which they had been trained, viz: Spelling, Reading, Grammar, Tables, and Recitations. In each of these subjects the scholars acquitted themselves creditably. At the close of the examination, the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN distributed the various prizes - which numbered twelve - to the successful scholars. The Board of Education gave seven, and five were given by friends of the school. The Chairman then addressed the school, showing by his kindly manner which words cannot express, that he was well pleased with the success of the school, encouraging them by his cheering words, to persevere in their schoolwork, and congratulating those who had won the prizes, upon their success. The scholars then sang one of their school songs, which was very amusing. Three heavy claps were then given by the scholars for the work done by the teacher, and also for the good services rendered by the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN. Good discipline and order were marked throughout. The school in its entirety, reflects much credit upon this teacher, and the results have been very satisfactory to all concerned. The giving of the Benediction brought the evening to a close.
May 23 1891 Mugrave Hbr. Society The Musgrave Harbour Mutual Improvement Society at it's last meeting, held on Monday evening May 4th, announced its new officers and program for the season. Officers: Rev. H. HOOPER, President. Messrs WHEELER and MUTCH, Vice Pres. Mr. FOLLETT, Secretary. - Rev. H. HOPPER, SECRETARY.
May 23 1891 Birth at Triton On the 13th inst., at Trtion, the wife of John SIMMS of twins, (son and daughter).
May 23 1891 Death At Herring Neck, on January 4, Robert CASTLE, aged 23 years.
May 23 1891 Death At Clarkes Cove, Herring Neck, on Feb. 7, Thomas STUCKEY, aged 7 months.
May 23 1891 Death At Herring Neck, on March 17th, George PHILPOTT, aged 17 years.
May 23 1891 Death At the same place on March 19th, Daniel FARTHING, aged 87 years.
May 23 1891 Death At the same place on March 22nd, Mary WOODFORD, aged 73 years.
May 23 1891 Death At the same place on the 20th inst., Elizabeth, beloved wife of Joseph BLANDFORD, aged 61 years.
May 23 1891 Sale of Work A sale of work will take place in the fall, for the purpose of raising funds to renovate, and furnish the South Side Methodist Church. Donations of money, plain or fancy articles of any kind, will be thankfully received by the following who form the Committee: - Mrs. Andrew LINFIELD, Mrs. Thomas LINFIELD, Mrs. Alfred LINFIELD, Mrs. Titus JENKINS, Mrs. Samuel YATES, Mrs. Rachel PARSONS, Mrs. Sarah ROBERTS, Mrs. Mary KNELL, Mr. John DAVIS, Mr. John ROBERTS, Mrs. MINTY, Miss HODDER, Miss Lizzie SMITH, Miss Agnes SMITH, Miss CHURCHILL, Miss Rose GILLETT, Miss Olivia VERGE, Rev. J.K. KELLY, Mr. John MINTY, Mr. John LINFIELD.
May 23 1891 Advertisement For Sale Cheap, The Schooner HIBERNIA. Apply to Mrs. E. CANTWELL, Tizzards Hr.

May 30, 1891 Death At French Beach, on the 20th, Mr. George COMPTON, aged 70 years. A funeral sermon will be preached in the South Side Methodist Church tomorrow, (Sunday) at 6:30 p.m., by the Superintendent of the circuit.
May 30, 1891 Closed Season for Fish For Salmon, from the eleventh September to the thirtieth April in each year, both days inclusive. For Lobsters, from the fifth August to the first April in any year for the purpose of being canned. For Trout, Landlocked Salmon, or any Freshwater Fish, in any lake, river, or stream, from the fifteenth September to first December in each year. Any person acting in contravention of the provisions of these Acts, will incur the penalties of the Laws provided in such cases.
May 30, 1891 Sign of Fish There has been a fair sign of codfish around our shores during the past week. A few salmon have also been netted.
May 30, 1891 Back From old Country We are pleased to note the arrival of W. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., per last "Conscript" who is looking well, after spending the winter in the old country.
May 30, 1891 Potato Planting Some of our people have been busy of late planting potatoes, but up to date, the weather has been so cold and backward that many have not yet commenced setting them.
May 30, 1891 Whaling Expedition The Steamer "Eagle" put into port last evening. She is on a whaling expedition to the Northern seas, and has come here to procure eight or ten men.
May 30, 1891 Inspectin Mineral Lands The enterprising manager of Little Bay Mine, Capt. WHYTE, was in town the early part of the week, having been inspecting some imagined mineral lands in this part of the bay.
May 30, 1891 Rev. HARRIS & Wife Return The Rev. Wm. HARRIS and wife arrived per "Conscript" this morning from St. Anthony. We are glad to welcome them back after the winter. Mr. HARRIS leaves shortly to attend the district meeting to be held in St. John's.
May 30, 1891 Passengers The coastal steamer "Conscript" arrived from St. John's Monday evening, and after the usual detention proceeded to the other ports of call North. There were a good many passengers on leaving St. John's, those for here being Messrs. LETHBRIDGE, OWEN, R.D. HODGE, AND THOMPSON.
May 30, 1891 Travelling Bear Show A bear show has been held in the Temperance Hall the past two evenings. Some extraordinary feats have been displayed by these animals under the management of those in charge of them, to the great amusement of the young people and others who have attended. The owners intend exhibiting them at Mortons's Harbour and other places in the district
May 30, 1891 New Church opens An interesting account of the opening services of a new church at Herring Neck will be found in another column of to-day's paper. The edifice presents a very nice appearance, and when completed, will be quite an ornament to the place and a credit to the people. The incumbent, Rev. G. S. CHAMBERLAIN, deserves praise for the energetic manner in which he has pushed the work thus far to completion.

June 6, 1891 Fishery Regulations (Part 1) It will be remembered that previous to last year, an Act was passed prohibiting the using of cod traps on any part of the coast or on the Labrador, which would have become law last fishing season, had not the Legislature during the session of 1890, repealed that Act. This was done in consideration of the large amount of money that had been invested in traps by the fishermen all over the country, and which would have become valueless had such a law have been put into operation. As to the time for setting traps there doubtless is a great diversity of opinion, even among practical fishermen themselves, and the conclusions arrived at, very often depend upon the interest which the various classes of fishermen, may or may not have in them. For instance, a man owning a trap will naturally be inclined to the opinion that there should be no restrictions whatsoever put upon their use, while those without them will contend quite the reverse, and in fact urgently advocate their abolition altogether.
June 6, 1891 Fishery Regulations (Part 2) In order however, to conserve the interests of all, the Fisheries Commission made the recommendations to which we have already alluded, and we believe that the object in fixing the date for putting out traps or moorings until the 15th of June, was to prevent any hinderance that may be in the way of fish coming on the grounds, so as to give hook and line men a better chance of success, should the fish come to our shores. The regulations for the Lobster fishery this year are the same as before, with the exception of an alteration in the close time for catching them which this season, is one month only, from the 5th of August to the 5th of September, instead of from August to the following month of April, as was the law in 1890. The foregoing fishery regulations however, do not come into operation this season, as they have not yet been published in the "Royal Gazette," which the Act relating to the Fisheries Commission requires must be done before any such rules passed by the Legislature can be carried into effect. Therefore it is quite legal for traps to be put out, and we desire to make this public in the interest of all concerned in trap fishing.
June 6, 1891 Seldom-Come-By Anent [concerning] the fire here in February last. The loss was terrible, for almost all was gone. But, by the kindness of many friends, the mischief has now, for the most part, been remedied. From all around our own circuit, from Fogo, and other places, have come in, gifts of lumber, shingles, nails, and occasionally, dollars, beside similar gifts from those of the immediate neighbourhood. Episcopalians, and Methodists, forgetting their denominational differences, and in true brotherly fashion, joining hands have, under the able superintendance of Mr. Samuel ANTHONY - whose strenuous and self-denying labours with those of his sons, have been above all praise - built a new house in which I hope soon to be settled. I take this opportunity of publicly tendering my sincerest thanks to all, who by their practical sympathy, have put me in the way of "tiding over" a disaster, which but for their timely help, would have been my utter ruin. Nicholas PENNY Per SJ.
June 6, 1891 Band of Hope, Little Bay Islands, May 25th, 1891. (To the Editor, Twillingate Sun) Please enter the following Programme of our last Band of Hope Entertainment held on Whit Monday. PROGRAMME. Hymn 147, S.S. Hymn Book. Prayer. Opening Remarks - Superintendent. Recitations, "Captains Daughter" - O. ROWSELL; "The Market Basket" - J. WISEMAN. Reading, "The Tiny Shoes" - M. WISEMAN, Chorus, "Sound the Battle Cry," Recitations, "A Mother's Fool" - H. STRONG; "Experience" - N. OXFORD; "The Little Girl" - F. WISEMAN. Duet, "Jubilee of Temperance"---Misses F. and W. WISEMAN. Reading, "What a Chinaman thought of a gin palace" Miss WOUNDY. Recitation, "Mother's Nelly" - H. GRIMES. Hymn 239. Address - Mr. James STRONG. Recitation, "Brave Willie" - Miss A. JONES. Reading, "A Temperance Meeting in Newfoundland" - W. WISEMAN. Recitation, "The Bridal Wine Cup" - Miss WISEMAN. Solo, "God be with You till We Meet Again." W. REX.
June 6, 1891 Looking for Linament C. C. RICHARDS & CO. Sirs, - I was formerly a resident of Port La Tour, [Nova Scotia, GW] and have always used MINARD'S LINIMENT in my household, and know it to be the best remedy for emergencies of ordinary character. Please inform me how I can get some, and from whom. Joseph A. SNOW, Norway, Maine.
June 6, 1891 Death We regret to learn of the death Mr. George CARTER, who died at St. John's on the 27th ult. Mr. CARTER was for many years second clerk in the Colonial Secretary's Office, and was a most efficient and reliable official.
June 6, 1891 New Jewellers Opened A new advertisement will be found on our first page, intimating to Northern friends, that Messr's. T.J. DULEY & Co., Watchmakers and Jewellers, have started business at No. 255 Water Street, St. John's, next door to Messrs. J. & W. PITTS. Mr. DULEY had a long experience in the profession, and spent several years with Mr. N. OHMAN, whose establishment was well known to many of our people. He has in stock, a large and well assorted variety of clocks, watches, wedding rings, jewellry, etc., etc. and being an excellent workman, our people would find it to their advantage to patronize this newly established firm, where we believe, every satisfaction will be given.
June 6, 1891 Cod Trap Use Legal The impression prevailing about the use of codtraps, is entirely swept away by the statements contained in the following telegram, recovered last evening by Messrs. BURGESS and THOMPSON, from the honorable E.P.MORRIS, acting Attorney General, whom we have to thank for promptly giving the public the information which the despatch contains: St. John's, June 5. "Have just telegraphed Magistrate as follows: There are no rules or regulations at present in force in reference to codtraps. Regulations passed in session of 1890, lapsed on meeting of legislature last session, and regulations passed last session, do not become law till published in the Royal Gazette. Not being published, there is no law to prevent traps being put out now."
June 6, 1891 Schooners Gone North Several craft have left here for the Northern fishery haunts. We hope that a large measure of success will attend their industrious toiling. The fishery prospects in our locality the past week have been pretty fair. It is to be hoped that with the appearance of caplin good catches will be secured.
June 6, 1891 Shipping News The first foreign arrival to our port this season, was on Wednesday afternoon last, being the English vessel, "Galatea" from Cadiz with a load of salt to the firm of E. DUDEY, Esq. The steamer "Eagle" (owned by Messrs. BOWRING Bros) Captain A. Jackman, having secured the number of men for which he called here to make up his crew, sailed on Saturday evening for the Davis Strait whale fishery. The "Eagle" takes a crew of about sixty-five men all told. We hope that this venture will prove amply remunerative to all concerned. The revenue cruiser "Rose," Capt. STEVENSON, arrived here on Thursday evening bound to the Labrador Coast on her accustomed mission. Mr. BURGESS, M.H.A. for this district, has been appointed Collector of Customs for that part of the coast this season, and visited Twillingate en route. The "Rose" leaves for the North Monday evening, weather permitting. Port of Twillingate - Entered - June 4 - Galatea, WILKINS, Cadiz, via St. John's, 181 tons salt - E. DUDER.
June 6, 1891 Appointments Tilt Cove His Excellency, the Governor, has been pleased to appoint Captain W. R. TOMS, Messrs. Andrew FURLONG and Wm. BARTLETT, jr., to be a Board of Health for Tilt Cove.
June 6, 1891 Murder in Fortune Bay A murder is reported as having taken place at Fortune Bay the early part of this week. It is a case of one brother killing another, but up to Tuesday last no further particulars were received in St. John's, but directly the information reached there. Judge PROWSE left for Fortune Bay to make an investigation.
June 6, 1891 Birth On 1st June, the wife of Mr. J. N. PERCY of a son.
June 6, 1891 Married In the North Side Methodist Church, on June 1st, by the Rev. R. W. FREEMAN, Mr. John ELLIOTT of Beaver Cove, to Mrs. Jemima Rose, daughter of Mr. Johnathan MANUEL of Exploits.
June 6, 1891 Deaths At Little Bay Island, on May 10th, Dorcas, daughter of Mr. John JONES, aged 15 years and 10 months.
June 6, 1891 Deaths Same place on May 23rd, Annie, daughter of Mr. George ANSTEY aged 21 years and 3 months.

June 13, 1891 Death On 23nd May at Fort Saskatchewan, Terrence Hugh Galloway O'BRIEN, late RN of the Indian Department, and JP for the N. W. T. Canada, oldest son of his Excellency the Governor, aged 35 years.
June 13, 1891 Death At Northern Arm, Exploit's River, May 19th, Julia J. MILLS, Methodist Teacher, aged 21 years.
June 13, 1891 Death At Three Arms, Green Bay, May 17th, Catherine, beloved wife of James NORRIS Sr., aged 76 years. The deceased was a native of Riverhead, St. John's. R.I.P.
June 13, 1891 Caplin The first appearance of Caplin for the season is said to be at Scilly Cove, Trinity Bay, where they struck in on the 30th ult.
June 13, 1891 Sick Man Taken Off the Hibernian One of the craft that was in port on Monday, the Hibernian belonging to James RYAN Esq, of Bonavista, had a man onboard who appeared to be in a demented condition, and unfit to proceed on the voyage. His name is James TERRY and he belongs to Newman's Cove, Bonavista Bay. He was taken in charge by the authorities here, and will be forwarded to the Asylum in St. John's by the next steamer.

June 20, 1891Activity in MiningConsiderable activity in the mining enterprise prevails in various parts of this district and at present many hundreds of people obtain a livelihood by the development of the mineral resources which abound beneath the earth's surface. The "find" made in Fortune Harbour last year is turning out well. It is being worked by an American Company, under the management of Mr. C. O'B. REDDIN, who was one of the proprietor's of the property. There are from twenty to thirty men employed at present, and if it should prove a success, a much larger number will be working there later on. It is evident from the indications visible that a large deposit of copper ore lies buried beneath the bowels of the earth in close proximity to where the operations are now being carried on, and the probability is that 'ere' long mining will be "booming" in that locality. When we had the privilege of visiting Fortune Harbour last week the ore that was then being excavated was of a better quality than what had been brought to the surface for some time previously and we sincerely hope that this mine will prove a valuable source of wealth and give employment to many people. The harbour is one of the finest in the colony, is comparatively free from rocks and shoals, and will admit of the largest ships that visit our coast, entering it with the greatest safety. The mine now in operation is situated only a few yards from the waterside, which makes it very convenient for the shipping of ore which we trust will prove abundant as operations progress. The Pilley’s Island mine has recently been taken over by a new company, and will be worked more extensively than ever during this season. The ore which it yields, iron pyrites, is more abundant than formerly and preparations are being made for larger shipments this year. At Sunday Cove Island Capt. CLEARY has had a number of miners and others engaged the past few months, and a considerable quantity of ore containing a fair percentage of copper has been brought to the surface. A new shaft is being sunk and indications are very much in favour of a large deposit of copper covering the mining claim which he holds in that locality. In the old mining centres, namely: Little Bay and Tilt Cove, operations are vigorously pushed forward. Some hundreds of men are employed in connection with these mines and the greatest activity prevails in these important settlements. On the whole the mining outlook in our district is very encouraging and it is to be hoped that the large amount of capital that is being expended in connection therewith will yield profitable returns to all who are speculating in the mining enterprise.
June 20, 1891The Event of the Season.Tuesday June the 9th. broke with a damp Easterly wind and the smoke from the calcining stalls, hung between the hills that surround the village of Tilt Cove, which rendered the atmosphere rather unpleasant. But it was soon observed that there were light hearts under the cloud of fog and smoke. Before ten a.m. flags were flying in all directions in the village and the s.s. “Volo” which was lying at the pier, was decked in her best colours in anticipation of the coming event, viz.: the marriage of Mr. William BOWMAN of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, to Miss Wilhelmina, daughter of Mr. John S. MARTIN of Upper Island Cove, Conception Bay. About noon the wind changed and the mist gave place to bright sunshine. As for the weather it was all that could be desired for the occasion. At 5 p.m. a goodly congregation had assembled in Christ Church to see the marriage. The bridegroom and his best man, Mr. F. G. WILLIAMS (Acting Manager for the Cape Copper Company) arrived at the Church shortly after. Behind them came the Bride, escorted by Mr. J. M. JACKMAN, and attended by others of the Bridal Party. She was attired in Cream Nun’s Veiling and wore a handsome wreath and veil. She appeared to be a picture of modesty and beauty combined, and attracted the attention of all present as she walked up the aisle leaning on her brother-in-law’s arm. The service was begun by singing Hymn 350, and ended with the 351st, (A. & M.) Mrs. CUNNINGHAM organist. On leaving the Church the happy couple were saluted by a volley of guns, which was oft repeated, and with the report of the guns and the noise of two steam whistles a continuous roar was kept up until long after the party reached Mr. JACKMAN’s dwelling, where a feast of good things awaited them. Everybody tried to make the happy pair happier. Mrs. FREEBAIRN had her organ removed to the Hall near the front door, and played the wedding march while they were passing along the road nearby. After dark the ground in front of Mr. GILL’s cottage was the centre of attraction on account of the display of fireworks – rockets, blue lights, and roman candles – which Mr. GILL gave as a token of respect to his head shopman, and in honour of the event. The wedding festival lasted two days. May the Bridegroom and the Bride have a long and happy union, and may the evening of life find them rejoicing in the hope of a happy eternity.
June 20, 1891Fogo NewsOur new Magistrate S. BAIRD, Esq., has already had several important cases. Two men were heavily sentenced for cutting Mr. PHILLIPS’ boom in Gander Bay. A man received a month’s imprisonment for stealing a piece of rope from his neighbour in Fogo; but the exciting case came off on the 4th of June respecting TWENTY-ONE DEER SLAUGHTERED. Mr. C. EARLE of Change Islands, acknowledged buying 17 quarters. It appears 7 men were in the company that killed them. Mr. EARLE bought them out of compassion for the poor starving men living in Gander Bay. The trial which had been postponed for some days, owing to the sickness of Mr. EARLE, was a most important one, as the news of the slaughter had reached St. John’s and two telegrams had been sent to Fogo urging the Magistrate and R. SCOTT, Esq., J.P., to give great attention to the case, and to have it carefully reported to St. John’s. The Court House was full and quite a lively spectacle was presented. Mr. Henry EARLE, J.P., and Sergeant LACEY had some sharp shooting – hot and bitter words. His Worship is evidently a man of peace and gentleness, and would rather calm than make strife. His Aid-de-Camp – the sergeant – is doubtless a man of law and war. His presence is the life of the courthouse; and even Mr. Henry EARLE, J.P. could not intimidate him, or prevent him saying and recording his objection to Mr. EARLE speaking to the court. Having received the telegrams the magistrate has deferred judgement until he hears from St. John’s. Possibly the case may be tried in a higher court. The parties have again to appear on or before July 1st. Meanwhile Seargent LACEY has been dispatched to Gander Bay to bring down the remaining six men who were in the party that killed them. The wife of one man, it is reported, struck the officer of the law with a stick, beyond this no violence was offered. Owing to the bad weather the men have not yet appeared, and it is not thought that they will give any fresh light on the case when they do. Fish here is awfully scarce and the whole outlook is sad and gloomy. There are still a few cases of diphtheria here, at Fogo Islands also, and Western Arm.
June 20, 1891Death: Joseph RANDELLDeath of Joseph RANDELL, Storekeeper at Edwin Duders, Fogo: After about ten days illness this strong, healthy and active man fell asleep. He was unconscious much of the time, as his sickness terminated in brain fever. He was so much respected by all, that at the funeral all the merchants followed, besides a great and representative procession. He was honest and faithful as a servant, kind and obliging to dealers, exceedingly charitable to the poor at his home, where as a husband and father he was most gentle and kind. For years he was a teacher in the Methodist Sunday School, and an officer in that church. His place was never vacant at the hour of prayer. The wife and seven little children will be greatly comforted in their sorrow by remembering the words he uttered in his sickness, “It is well with my soul.”
June 20, 1891Grand Beach Murder Case. (Part 1)Address of Chief Justice to the Grand Jury: The Grand Jury was summoned to Court this morning in connection with the Grand Beach murder case. The Chief Justice, Sir F. B. T. CARTER and Mr. Justice LITTLE were in attendance. After the Grand Jury had taken their seats, His Lordship, the Chief Justice, thus addressed them:-- MR. FOREMAN AND GENTLEMEN – Since we last met at the opening of the term on the 20th of May, when I was glad to announce there was no bill of indictment to be submitted for your consideration, a deplorable occurrence has taken place which has necessitated your being convened. It will be your duty to enquire into the circumstances in connection with a charge of the highest magnitude – wilful homicide – upon which the Acting Attorney General is prepared to submit a bill to you today. It would appear that in a place called Grand Beach, some twelve miles from Grand Bank, in Fortune Bay, among the few residents there is a family by the name of FOLLETT. There were two brothers – Edward and James FOLLETT; the former was of the age of 44 years, and the latter somewhat younger. The charge briefly is that on the afternoon of 30th May last after Edward had just landed from his dory on the beach, and when walking towards his dwelling house, close by, with a coil of rope on his shoulder, he was approached by his brother James, the prisoner, hurriedly walking or running, who was carrying a gun, and who, when some yards from Edward, pointed and discharged it at him.
June 20, 1891Grand Beach Murder Case. (Part 2)Edward almost immediately fell, and was found dead. On examination of the body there were discovered to be 68 shot wounds, chiefly about the heart. Some statements are alleged to have been made by the prisoner, which you will hear from the witness, as also, other facts, which I don’t think it is advisable I should now enter into. I infer, the prisoner was angered with the deceased from some real or imaginary cause, but so far as the depositions disclose, nothing occurred at or near the time of the alleged shooting, in any way to account for it. The law presumes every homicide to be murder until the contrary appears, and the Crown is not bound to prove malice or any facts in circumstances beside the homicide, from which the Jury may presume at. So if a man kill another, suddenly, without any, or without considerable provocation, the law will imply it, and the provocation, to reduce murder to manslaughter, that is, homicide not committed wilfully, or with malice aforethought, must be of an outrageous nature, such as would inflame the passion of a reasonable judgement and mind, and even then, if a sufficient time has elapsed between the provocation and the killing, the law assumes that the temporary furore has subsided, and the crime is capital. If the evidence should satisfy you that the charge of wilful homicide against the prisoner Edward FOLLETT has been sustained, you will find accordingly. The jury retired at 11 to examine the witnesses and read the evidence. Dr. HUBERT was the first witness called, after which some of those brought on from the scene of the murder were examined. At 4:20 this afternoon the Grand Jury came into Court with a true bill for wilful murder. FOLLETT will be duly arraigned for trial tomorrow morning. –Colonist, June 8.
June 20, 1891Little BayLITTLE BAY, May 27. (To the Editor of the Sun). Please to insert in your paper the following:-- Received from Rev. S. O’FLYNN, the sum of one dollar and twenty cents, and oblige, yours truly, J.J. BENSON
June 20, 1891The FisheryCaplin have been plentiful around our shores the past week, but codfish have been scarce.
June 20, 1891Shipping NewsSeveral fishing craft bound North, put into port last evening owing to adverse winds. An English vessel arrived at Little Bay a few days ago with a general cargo for the Mining Company. A large schooner laden with copper ore, sailed from Tilt Cove for a foreign market on Thursday. Another steamer is being loaded in that thriving mining community. At present between four and five hundred men are employed in connection with that mine.
June 20, 1891Church NewsThe Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., took passage for St. John’s per “CONSCRIPT” to attend the biennial session of Synod. The Revs. R. W. FREEMAN, W. HARRIS, J.K. KELLY and S. J. RUSSEL also embarked here for the Metropolis to be present at the annual conference.
June 20, 1891WeatherThe weather up to date has been cold and chilly, and very backward for vegetation. One or two nights during the week there was a light frost. Further North, however, it has been much colder than we have experienced. A considerable quantity of snow fell at Conche on Tuesday night, and early the next morning the snow on the “CONSCIPT’s” deck was two or three inches thick.
June 20, 1891FisheryThe prospect of a good fishery on the so-called French Shore, as reported by the “CONSCRIPT” is somewhat hopeful. Many of the fishermen along the coast were doing well. The craft in Ming’s Bight were meeting with a fair measure of success, among them being the “SIX BROTHERS”, James YOUNG, and the “EREBAS”, Thomas VATCHER, master, belonging to this place. The salmon fishery is also reported to be opening well.
June 20, 1891PassengersThe “CONSCRIPT” Capt. WALSH, called on Thursday evening en route for St. John’s. She reached her terminus, Griquet, and did not meet with a great deal of ice, although a large body is reported at the entrance of the Straits. The “CONSCRIPT” had a large number of passengers going South, the list being much larger than usual on arriving here, as all the Methodist Ministers from the circuits North of this were taking passage to St. John’s to attend District Meeting and the Annual Conference.
June 20, 1891La GrippeLa Grippe, which has been very prevalent for some months past in many parts of the country, has likewise been attacking many of the residents in communities North of this lately. At Conche many of the people were prostrated from its effects and several deaths have taken place. At Little Bay there have been from 250 and 300 cases, some of them being of a very serious type, but under the skilful treatment of Dr. JOSEPH all have survived, and up to a couple of days ago there had not been a single death from the direct cause of la grippe.
June 20, 1891MarriageHYMENAL – This morning Rev. Mr. SMART, of Bay-de-Verde, and Miss NOEL, eldest daughter of the esteemed Rector of Harbour Grace, were united in Hymen’s silken banns at St. Paul’s Church. The ceremony was a very interesting one, and was witnessed by a large number, the church being literally crowded. – H. G. Standard.
June 20, 1891Murder TrialThe prisoner FOLLETT was arraigned this morning and pleaded “Not Guilty.” Sir J. S. WINTER, Q.C., for the defence, said he was not in a position to inform the Court when he would be ready to proceed to trial, but that he intended having a consultation with the prisoner to-day, and would inform Court tomorrow whether he could proceed at once or not. – Evening Herald, June 9
June 20, 1891A New Schooner.A fine new schooner built in Exploits, Notre Dame Bay, the past season, can be seen at Mr. CAMPBELL’s wharf, where she is discharging a cargo of lumber. She is called the MODUS VIVENDI, and will measure something like 80 tons. She was built for Mr. WINSOR, of Exploits, by Mr. George SEVIOR, who has the reputation of turning out some of the best sailers in Notre Dame Bay. He built the MERMAID, one of the prettiest models that ever floated down the Exploits River. The MODUS VIVENDI is a thoroughly built vessel, and as well built as birch, juniper, and copper can make her. She will be employed during the summer in the coasting trade. –Colonist, June 3.
June 20, 1891BirthOn June 10th, at St. Peter’s Parsonage, Western Cove, White Bay, the wife of S. J. ANDREWS of a son.
June 20, 1891BirthAt Washington, D. C., May 25th, the wife of Paul PUTZKI, Esq., of a son.
June 20, 1891MarriageOn the 9th inst. At Christ Church, Tilt Cove, by the Rev A. PITTMAN, Mr. William BOWMAN, of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, to Miss Wilhelmina, daughter of Mr. John S. MARTIN of Upper Island Cove, Conception Bay.
June 20, 1891MarriageOn June 3rd, at St. Paul’s Church, Harbour Grace, by the father of the bride, assisted by Revs. W. C. SHEARS and J. J. WHITE, the Rev. Frank SMART, Missionary of Bay-de-Verde, to Mary C., eldest daughter of the Rev. J. M. NOEL, Rector of Harbour Grace.
June 20, 1891MarriageAt Jordan Falls, N.S., May 19th, by Rev. L. DANIELS, of Shelburne, Rev. John F. GEDDES, B. A., pastor of Coventryville, N.Y., to Civilla D. HOLDEN, of Jordan Falls.
June 20, 1891Death: At Little Bay, on May 27th, of diphtheria, Samuel, youngest son of Josiah and Dina CLARKE, aged 7 years and 5 months.
June 20, 1891Death: At Fogo, on the 8th inst., Mr. Joseph RANDELL, aged 45 years.

June 27, 1891MASONIC Lodge Twillingate."An Emergency meeting of “Twillingate” Lodge, No. 2361, F. & A.M., was held in the Lodge room on Wednesday evening, when officers for the ensuing year were installed as follows: Bro. Andrew GRAY, W.M. “ Andrew LINFIELD, S.W. “ W. J. SCOTT, J.W. “ Nathl. PETTEN, Treas. “ Chas. MAYNE, Secy. “ Rev. W. R. TRATT, Chap. “ J. P. THOMPSON, Sen. D. “ Jas. N. PERCY, Jun. D. “ Charles WHITE, Steward. “ Jas. D. LOCKYER, Steward. “ Jno. W. AITKIN, Inner Guard. “ James PEYTON, Outer Guard. As it was not possible for either of the Past Masters of the St. John’s Lodges to be present to install the officers, a dispensation was granted by the Provincial Grand Master to call an emergency meeting on St. John’s Day (the 24th) for that purpose. The ceremony was performed by Bro. GRAY, the W.M. for the past year and was most solemn and impressive. At the close of the installation an unanimous vote of thanks was accorded to Bro. GRAY for the efficient manner in which he had presided over the Lodge the past year and for the great interest which he has taken in advancing the sublime principles of the Free Masonry in connection with “Twillingate” Lodge. It is only a year since the Lodge was inaugurated and in regular working order, yet a good many worthy members have been added to the roll, and it is in a comparatively flourishing condition"
June 27, 1891Tribute to Rev. M. HARVEYThe Montreal Gazette of the 3rd inst., refers to the honors recently conferred upon Rev, Mr. HARVEY in the following complimentary terms: “The election of the Rev. Moses HARVEY, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, will, we feel sure, be welcome to the readers of the Gazette, to whom he has long been known by his correspondence. There is, perhaps, no person living who has a more thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the history, resources, political situation and general condition and prospects of the Island than Mr. HARVEY. His “History of Newfoundland” has for years been a standard authority, both on this continent and in Great Britain. He has made a historical and economic study of the fisheries, with every feature on which he is ultimately acquainted. His description of the giant cuttle fish which first appeared in the Gazette, and his account of the ancient Basque graves discovered in Placentia Bay were most acceptable to Naturalists and Archaeologists. But for us there is still another reason why Mr. HARVEY’s election to the Royal Society should be greeted with satisfaction – his warm friendship for Canada and devotion to the cause of annexation. His presence in the ranks of the membership will, moreover, fill a gap left vacant since the death of the late Mr. Alexander MURRAY, C.M.G., head of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland, and formerly Sir William E. LOGAN’s assistant.
June 27, 1891Dynamite Accident at Brigus(Special to the Evening Telegram). Whitbourne June 19. A serious accident occurred at Brigus yesterday. While a man named John BARNES was removing a rock near the new Roman Catholic Church, having charged the blast with dynamite, the fuse apparently, did not burn down, and he went to see the cause, when the charge exploded, driving rocks in all directions, carrying away three of BARNES’ fingers, and mutilating him terribly about the head. Doctor DUNCAN has good hopes of his recovery, but the case is uncertain as yet. BARNES is about forty years of age, a married man and the only support of his widowed mother. He has had great experience in mining and blasting the past twenty years at Bett’s Cove and Tilt Cove. This goes to show how careful people should be handling dynamite. Poor BARNES’ hand was amputated last evening.
June 27, 1891RailwayThere are now some 800 men employed on the railway and about twenty miles of the line towards Rantem are completed.
June 27, 1891SteamerThe steamer that is to perform the mail service on the coast of Labrador this summer is to leave St. John’s on the 7th of July calling at Harbour Grace en route.
June 27, 1891SalmonWe learn that Mr. Henry JENNINGS of Western Head recently secured a tierce of fine salmon in one haul, among them being a monster one of thirty-two pounds weight.
June 27, 1891Preventive Officer - BotwoodThe Government recently appointed a Preventive Officer for Botwoodville, Exploit’s Bay, and Mr. E.B. COLBOURNE has been entrusted with the position. He left per “CONSCRIPT” to assume the duties of his office.
June 27, 1891Crown vs. James FOLLETTIn the case of the Crown vs. James FOLLETT, charged with the murder of his brother, the jury brought in a verdict of “Manslaughter.” The trial which took the greater part of two or three days, ended on the evening of Wednesday the 17th inst.
June 27, 1891Shipping NewsThe schooner “LOTTIE”, Capt. ROBERTS, laden with coal, arrived in port on Saturday night from Sydney, to Messrs. OWEN & EARLE, having first called at Fogo where she discharged part of her cargo. The “WILLIE”, Capt. TOMS, arrived to the same firm on Tuesday with salt.
June 27, 1891Methodist ConferenceAt the meeting of the Methodist Conference in Gower Street Church, St. John’s, on Wednesday morning the Rev. James NURSE of Bonavista circuit, and Chairman of the district, was elected President, and the Rev. J.P. STOREY Secretary. We extend our congratulations on the distinction thus conferred upon them.
June 27, 1891The Rev. Jas. LUMSDENThe Rev. Jas. LUMSDEN, Mrs. LUMSDEN and child left here by the steamer last night en route to St. John’s. Mr. LUMSDEN has presided over Trinity Circuit for the past three years, and now, in accordance with the policy of the Methodist Church, is about to remove to another station. During their sojourn here Mr. LUMSDEN and his accomplished wife have made many warm friends, and their departure has occasioned feelings of regret among all classes. Mr. LUMSDEN’s flock realise that they are about to lose an able faithful and kind Pastor, and have petitioned the Transfer Committee with a view to retaining his services another year. This is evidence of the high esteem in which the Rev. Gentleman is so deservedly held. Trinity Record, June 20.
June 27, 1891The Venison Trial"A Letter from Mr. H.J. EARLE. Plain Facts of the Case. (To the Editor of the Twillingate Sun). DEAR SIR, --- This morning on looking over your paper of the 20th inst., I find your Fogo correspondent stated that Sergeant LACEY and I had some bitter words in the Courtroom during the venison trial. The Sergeant made some objections to my addressing the Court. Unfortunately his voice is not the gentlest, nor – as our Fogo friend would say – of the sweetest, and so I presume I spoke rather louder than is my wont, and which, to some mind, may have sounded bitter. The affair began and ended very simply. As the Magistrate, a few days previous, had asked me if I had any remarks to make on the case, I took the liberty before the closing of the court to request permission to say a few words, as they would touch on the highly seasoned reports that had been circulated, all of which tended to point at my Agent as a deliberate violator of the Deer Act, and an inciter for the committal of further offences. Before leaving Fogo, Sergeant Lacey and I were on the most friendly terms, and I feel sure he will be much disappointed if I cannot return in time to assist in making up a full bench for the trial of the Fogo Agent who is accused of killing deer. For the information of the public generally I would add, the plain facts of the case against Charles EARLE are these: Several Gander Bay men came on his premises, one morning, and offered him some venison for sale. He declined purchasing. In the evening they returned, and stated they had been unable to dispose of it anywhere, that with the exception of venison, their families were wholly without food, and would he take the meat from them in exchange for Bread and Flour. After some hesitation, and at their earnest solicitation my brother consented. Hence the trouble. Truly yours, Henry J. EARLE. Twillingate, June 25."
June 27, 1891Labrador Medical OfficerDr. SCOTT has received the appointment of Medical Officer for the Labrador for the ensuing season, and will take passage for the coast by the Labrador steamer leaving St. John’s on the 7th July, which will call here en route for him. Last year the two offices of Medical Officer and Sub-Collector were combined and performed by one official, but it did not appear to give general satisfaction to the people requiring Medical treatment, as the duties of Collector called him to parts of the coast where the great bulk of the fishermen were not located. In this case it was impossible to suppose that the services of the Doctor could be availed of by those on the extreme Northern part of the coast. This year the Government has wisely decided to have the both services performed by two officials as formerly, and we believe that the selection of Medical officer is a very judicious one. Dr. SCOTT ranks high in his profession and takes with him into the office he has recently been appointed, many years of experience which cannot fail to be of great value in treating the many phases of diseases with which he will likely be brought into contact during his term of office.
June 27, 1891First Arrivals from the FisheryTwo or three of our fishing vessels which left here early for the French Shore returned during the week with good catches, considering the short time they have been absent. The names of the schooners that have arrived are as follows: “IRIS,” John ROBERTS, master, 150 qtls; and “EREBUS,” T. VATCHER, 180qtls; and “MALLARD,” John ROBERTS, 50 qtls. The two former caught their catch in Ming’s Bight and report other craft fishing in the neighbourhood as having done fairly well. The schooners that have returned will start for the Labrador in few days, and we trust that more abundant success will attend the labours of the hardy toilers who compose the crews. It is reported that the Labrador coast is blocked with ice, though a few days’ favourable winds would soon remove the barrier and enable the craft to reach the northern most parts.
June 27, 1891METHODIST CONFERENCE"Rev. James NURSE Chosen President. First Draft Station Sheet. (Special to Twillingate Sun) St. John’s, June 25, 1891. The Methodist Conference met in Gower Street church on Wednesday morning. The Rev. James NURSE was elected President for the ensuing year and Rev. P. G. STOREY, Secretary. The first draft of stations was presented and read, showing the following changes: - Topsail – Rev. John REAY. Brigus—Rev. John PRATT. Bay Roberts – Rev. W. T. D. DUNN and one to be sent. St. Anthony – Rev. HUTCHESON. Hamilton Inlet – Rev. S. JEFFERSON. Carbonear – Rev. T.H. JAMES and one to be sent. Freshwater – Rev. A. HILL. Blackhead – Rev. R. W. FREEMAN. Old Perlican – Rev. S. SNOWDEN. Random North – One to be sent. Britania Cove – Rev. S. J. HULL. Bonavista – Rev. James NURSE (President of Conference) and Rev. S. J. RUSSELL. Trinity – Rev. H. HOOPER. Glovertown – One to be sent. Wesleyville – Rev. W. HARRIS. Musgrave Harbour – Rev. A. A. HOLMES. Seldom-Come-By-Chance – Rev. J. MOORS Twillingate – Rev. J. HILL and Rev. J. K. KELLY. Lawrencetown – Rev. H. WHITMORE. Little Bay – Rev. James LUMSDEN. Burin – Rev. W. SWANN and Rev. W. DOTCHON? (unclear). Sound Island – One to be sent. Grand Bank – Rev. L. CURTIS. Channel – Rev. J. J. WHEATLEY. All other appointments remain unaltered."
June 27, 1891BIRTHSOn June 10th, at St. Peter’s Parsonage, Western Cove, White Bay, the wife of Rev. S. J. ANDREWS of a son.
June 27, 1891BIRTHSOn June 7th, the wife of Mr. A. ROBERTS, jr., of a son.
June 27, 1891BIRTHSOn June 9th, at Wild Cove, Twillingate, the wife of Mr. A. W. N. BART of a son.
June 27, 1891DEATHAt Change Islands, on June 8th, Harriet BOWN, in her 39th year, generally respected and deeply regretted
June 27, 1891SHIPPING NEWSPort of Twillingate. Entered: June 22nd – Lottie, ROBERTS, Sydney, via Fogo, 50 tons coal – OWEN & EARLE. June 22nd – Willie, TOMS, Cadiz, via Fogo, 90 tons salt – OWEN & EARLE.

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